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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


Android Market surpassed the Apple App Store in free app count

Android Market surpassed the Apple App Store in free app count

28 April, 2011 | comments (62)

Apple’s App Store has held the top spot pretty much since the dawn of app stores but the times they are a-changin’. The Android Market has already surpassed the App Store in terms of free apps and analysts from Distimo estimate it will soon overtake...


Apple answers location recording fears, promises a software fix

Apple answers location recording fears, promises a software fix

27 April, 2011 | comments (75)

In the last few days Apple took lots of negative feedback concerning the location tracking affair. Today Apple released a Q&A statement, which admits to the tracking and calls it a 'bug'. An update to fix it is on the way though. There are ten...

Tags: Apple, iPhone, iOS, Misc


Android phones now face 70 types of malware, Kaspersky reports

Android phones now face 70 types of malware, Kaspersky reports

27 April, 2011 | comments (101)

Open-source Android OS is potentially vulnerable to malicious apps, sounds like common sense. According to Kaspersky though, the mobile OS is currently invaded by no less than 70 types of malware apps and there will be a lot more very...

Tags: Google, Android, Misc


Nokia moves 3000 Symbian devs, to lay off 4000 other employees

Nokia moves 3000 Symbian devs, to lay off 4000 other employees

27 April, 2011 | comments (137)

Today Nokia announced it's moving 3000 Symbian developers to Accenture group and dismisses 4000 other employees, but promises them a solid social responsibility program to help them through. Nokia plans a big reorganization and moving 3000...


Nielsen: Android overtakes iOS in desirability, sales in the US

Nielsen: Android overtakes iOS in desirability, sales in the US

27 April, 2011 | comments (46)

Nielsen asked US consumers about smartphone OS' during the first quarter of this year and found out that Android has been the most popular with new buyers lately and the most desirable OS too. Interestingly, the number of people who answered “Not...


Insiders claim Huawei and Panasonic are to join MeeGo

Insiders claim Huawei and Panasonic are to join MeeGo

22 April, 2011 | comments (33)

MeeGo will be welcoming two new members into its Handset Working Group insiders claim. Huawei and Panasonic are said to be getting ready to join the ranks of current members of the Group, which include Intel, Nokia, LG, ZTE and China...

Tags: MeeGo, Misc


Why iOS is tracking you and how to stop it

Why iOS is tracking you and how to stop it

22 April, 2011 | comments (32)

You’ve probably heard by now about the detailed log your iOS device keeps of your movements. Well, now there’s a tool to prevent that plus some more clarity on the issue, which as it turns out is neither new nor unique. iOS has offered location...

Tags: Apple, iPhone, Misc


Samsung strikes back at Apple with lawsuit of their own

Samsung strikes back at Apple with lawsuit of their own

22 April, 2011 | comments (57)

Samsung promised it will strike back on Apple because of their lawsuit against the Galaxy S lineup. Well it just did that filling 10 patent infringement claims over the Apple products in three different countries. And it’s just the...

Tags: Apple, Samsung, Misc


Nokia Q1 results are in, Microsoft deal finally detailed

Nokia Q1 results are in, Microsoft deal finally detailed

21 April, 2011 | comments (38)

Nokia announced their Q1 financial results today and marked an increase in net sales and units shipped year over year. Operating profit however took a hit but the Microsoft/Nokia agreement was signed, making the deal official. First, let’s look...

Tags: Nokia, Microsoft, Misc


Apple Q1 profits through the roof, iPhone sales keep going up

Apple Q1 profits through the roof, iPhone sales keep going up

21 April, 2011 | comments (78)

Apple just can’t seem to stop improving their performance – they announced the financial results for the quarter that just ended and they’ve broken their records. Again. Year over year, iPhone sales more than doubled and profits were through the...

Tags: Apple, iPhone, Misc


A gang of smartphones meets up for a microscopic display shootout

A gang of smartphones meets up for a microscopic display shootout

20 April, 2011 | comments (39)

Now that is something refreshing - using a microscope to compare the different types of screens used in today's smartphones. Thanks to an industrial microscope at a 201x zoom, you can really grasp the differences between the Super AMOLED, Super LCD,...