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Android is top smartphone OS in the US, iOS is a close second

Android is top smartphone OS in the US, iOS is a close second

01 June, 2011 | comments (104)

According to the latest report by the analysts from Nielsen, Android enjoys the highest usage among smartphone platforms in the United States, followed by iOS and BlackBerry OS. Some 36 percent of US smartphone users have an Android...


Opera Mini 6 for iOS is out, high-res and with new UI

Opera Mini 6 for iOS is out, high-res and with new UI

24 May, 2011 | comments (36)

Has it been over an year since the last update? Anyway, Opera Mini 6 for iOS is finally here, nearly two months after v6 for other devices came out. The new version of the browser has much improved handling on the iPhone 4 and iPad 2, switching its...

Tags: iOS, Misc


Android security fix coming, no device update necessary

Android security fix coming, no device update necessary

19 May, 2011 | comments (46)

Google is already hard at work to fix the security hole that affects the security of Android apps that sync with servers on the Internet. They have found a way to fix the problem without having to update users’ devices, which is good since 99.7% of...

Tags: Android, Misc


Toshiba unveils new 720p mobile display, Retina beware

Toshiba unveils new 720p mobile display, Retina beware

17 May, 2011 | comments (46)

Toshiba just brought their latest tech to SID 2011 display exhibit and entered the competitive world of mobile screen pixel density. Two screens geared towards mobile devices peaked particular interest. Firstly a smaller 3.3-inch LCD that...

Tags: Toshiba, Misc


Android security hole makes stealing your personal info easy

Android security hole makes stealing your personal info easy

17 May, 2011 | comments (63)

Security is a relative term in digital communications, as German researchers discovered after putting Google’s Android OS through some testing. Reportedly, 99.7% of all droids could be broadcasting the authentication key to your personal Google data...

Tags: Android, Misc


KDDI iida INFOBAR A01 is a cool, Japan-only droid with custom UI

KDDI iida INFOBAR A01 is a cool, Japan-only droid with custom UI

17 May, 2011 | comments (42)

Refreshing design? Check. 3.7-inch qHD screen? Check. Android 2.3 Gingerbread with a unique, flexible UI? Check. The KDDI iida INFOBAR A01 stars in today’s installment of "We want a Japanese smartphone" drool fest. The KDDI iida INFOBAR A01 has a...


Fujitsu LOOX F-07C dual-boots Windows 7 and Symbian

Fujitsu LOOX F-07C dual-boots Windows 7 and Symbian

16 May, 2011 | comments (83)

No, it's not Windows Phone 7 we meant with that title. Fujitsu’s LOOX F-07C for NTT DoCoMo is indeed capable of dual-booting Windows 7 and Symbian OS thanks to its clever dual hardware design. The Windows 7 side of things is run by an Intel Atom...


Nokia drops the Ovi branding, replaces it with... Nokia

Nokia drops the Ovi branding, replaces it with... Nokia

16 May, 2011 | comments (92)

Nokia’s reorganization process has been going at full speed for a while now and there are no signs of slowing down. Today the company announced it will rename all the Ovi services to Nokia services. This move aims to unite and strengthen the Nokia...

Tags: Nokia, Misc


Chuck Norris can charge phones with his voice, you can't

Chuck Norris can charge phones with his voice, you can't

10 May, 2011 | comments (102)

Yesterday we stumbled upon the news that Sang-Woo Kim of Sungkyunkwan University found a way to convert noise to electricity, which can in turn be used to charge your cell phone. As usually when we come upon such stories, we pass it around the...

Tags: Misc


The Android Market will overtake Apple's App Store by August 2011

The Android Market will overtake Apple's App Store by August 2011

05 May, 2011 | comments (113)

It's been a strong possibility for some time now but the Android Market looks like it'll finally overtake Apple's mighty App Store by August 2011. The culmination of the decelerating growth on Apple's App Store paired with the Android Market's...

Tags: Android, iOS, Misc


HTC Kingdom is actually just the codename of Sprint's EVO 3D

HTC Kingdom is actually just the codename of Sprint's EVO 3D

04 May, 2011 | comments (5)

Well, you can strike the HTC Kingdom from the list of rumored upcoming HTC phones. It turns out that was the codename of the HTC EVO 3D for Sprint. The leaked ROM that lead to this discovery is already being ported to the HTC EVO 4G and devs say...


BlackBerry OS 7 browser beats iOS, Android browsers

BlackBerry OS 7 browser beats iOS, Android browsers

03 May, 2011 | comments (57)

The new BlackBerry OS 7 listed browser improvements as one of its major selling points. Some benchmarks from RIM show impressive results – the browser bests Mobile Safari and the Android Browser at JavaScript and page loading times. Tests were...


Samsung Q1 results: phones did well, the rest not so much

Samsung Q1 results: phones did well, the rest not so much

01 May, 2011 | comments (57)

Samsung reported its Q1 results - though the company as a whole saw its operating profit decline by a third, the mobile division posted a modest improvement. In fact, the mobile division was the only one that saw an increase in operating profit...


Google facing a lawsuit over Android location tracking

Google facing a lawsuit over Android location tracking

01 May, 2011 | comments (147)

It appears that Google are to suffer the same troublesome press as Apple have of late, thanks to the discovery of an Android based tracking system, not too dissimilar to the one recently brought to light on the iPhone 4. Two residents of...

Tags: Google, Android, Misc


 IDC releases Q1 2011 shipments data, Apple doubles marketshare

IDC releases Q1 2011 shipments data, Apple doubles marketshare

29 April, 2011 | comments (25)

According to the analysts from IDC, the global mobile phone market grew by almost 20% compared to Q1 of last year. This is mostly due to the skyrocketing in smartphone sales, especially in emerging markets all over the world. The 20 percent...


Nexus S soon to get Android 2.3.4, get yours updated even now

Nexus S soon to get Android 2.3.4, get yours updated even now

29 April, 2011 | comments (17)

Google announced the Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread update for the Google Nexus S, which will become available over the next few weeks. The biggest new feature is the addition of video chat to Google Talk. The v2.3.4 update will be available for...


Motorola Mobility improves revenue, still posts a small loss

Motorola Mobility improves revenue, still posts a small loss

29 April, 2011 | comments (18)

Motorola Mobility is out on its own in the world – Q1 of 2011 was its first quarter as an independent company. Its net revenue went up by a third year over year but Moto is still in the red. On the upside, the number of units shipped...


HTC profits soar in Q1, number of phones shipped triples

HTC profits soar in Q1, number of phones shipped triples

29 April, 2011 | comments (27)

HTC is riding the Android wave all the way to record sales and profit for Q1 of 2011. Year over year, profit (after tax) and the number of units shipped nearly tripled. Even HTC themselves were a little surprised by how well they did. HTC is...

Tags: HTC, Android, Misc


Qualcomm's next gen Snapdragons specs leaked

Qualcomm's next gen Snapdragons specs leaked

28 April, 2011 | comments (94)

A leaked presentation spilled the beans on the next generation of Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile chips and it all looks to be coming up roses. All four next-gen chips are based on the upcoming 28mm Krait architecture. The MSM8270, the MSM8930, the...

Tags: Misc


LG releases Q1 results for 2011: Selling more, making less

LG releases Q1 results for 2011: Selling more, making less

28 April, 2011 | comments (17)

LG have published their quarterly results for the first part of 2011 and although they have beaten their own volume of sales from the same time last year, they've made less of a profit and continue to struggle coming off the back end of 2010. LG...

Tags: LG, Misc