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Stephen Elop suggests an October release for Windows Phone 8

Stephen Elop suggests an October release for Windows Phone 8

20 July, 2012 | comments (230)

Speaking to the New York Times, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop let it slip that the upcoming successor to Windows Phone 7, namely WP8, will be coming in October of this year. This would make perfect sense because of the imminent October 26 release of...


Google posts Q2 report, things are looking good despite Moto loss

Google posts Q2 report, things are looking good despite Moto loss

20 July, 2012 | comments (51)

Today, Google posted its financial report for the three months ending in June and things are looking good for the software giant. The total revenue was $12.21 billion, representing a pretty huge increase of 35% compared to the second quarter of...

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HTC officially confirms Jelly Bean coming to One X, XL and S

HTC officially confirms Jelly Bean coming to One X, XL and S

20 July, 2012 | comments (146)

Yesterday, Telstra let the cat out of the bag - HTC is working on a Jelly Bean update. Today, HTC officially confirmed it and offered the full list of devices that are planned to get the update. There are no big surprises here - the HTC One X...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Android 4.1.1 update for the Nexus S starts rolling out

Android 4.1.1 update for the Nexus S starts rolling out

20 July, 2012 | comments (118)

After some false hopes stirred by Vodafone Australia yesterday, it seems the international Nexus S is now finally getting its Android 4.1 Jelly Bean fix. An Android Police reader has reported receiving the 4.1.1 update on his GSM Nexus S (I9023)....


Nokia in Q2: Lumia sales up, company still in the red

Nokia in Q2: Lumia sales up, company still in the red

19 July, 2012 | comments (179)

Nokia is still going through the tough transitional period as confirmed by its Q2 financial results. The report is a mix of good news and bad news - the good news is that Lumia sales are picking up, the bad news is that the Finnish company is still...

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Jelly Bean update in the works for HTC One XL, One S says Telstra

Jelly Bean update in the works for HTC One XL, One S says Telstra

19 July, 2012 | comments (29)

Australian carrier Telstra let it slip that HTC is working on an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for at least two of the One series smartphones - the One XL and the One S (those are the two Snapdragon S4-based One droids). Owners of the Tegra...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Vodafone Australia begins updating Nexus S with Android 4.1

Vodafone Australia begins updating Nexus S with Android 4.1

19 July, 2012 | comments (28)

Vodafone Australia has just confirmed on their blog that they will be rolling out the Android 4.1 update for the Google Nexus S starting today, July 19. The update has been approved by Vodafone and will begin rolling out on 1:00 p.m. AEST....


Dual-SIM Acer Liquid Gallant Duo leaks

Dual-SIM Acer Liquid Gallant Duo leaks

18 July, 2012 | comments (44)

An upcoming dual SIM device from Acer was briefly posted on an online retailer 's website, before being taken down quickly as it turned out the device was not slated for official announcement yet. Not soon enough, however, for its key specs to be...


Samsung says 64GB Galaxy S III is a go, but only for some regions

Samsung says 64GB Galaxy S III is a go, but only for some regions

18 July, 2012 | comments (44)

After UK retailer Expansys started cancelling orders for the 64GB variety of the Galaxy S III, we feared that Samsung may have given up on the device. Apparently, that's not the case, as today a company's spokesperson has stepped in to clarify the...


Motorola Android import ban starts today, few will care

Motorola Android import ban starts today, few will care

18 July, 2012 | comments (46)

A few months ago Microsoft won its case against Motorola and scored an import ban. The ITC had then decided that the Google-owned company has violated a Microsoft-owned ActiveSync patent and ruled that starting today Motorola will no longer be...


European carriers reportedly mass order nano-SIM cards

European carriers reportedly mass order nano-SIM cards

17 July, 2012 | comments (66)

According to the Financial Times, the majority of European carriers have placed mass orders for nano-SIM cards. Reportedly, the reason for this is the next iPhone featuring the recently approved 4FF nano-SIM card design. The new nano-SIM card...

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Meizu MX 4-core global release not official yet, apparently

Meizu MX 4-core global release not official yet, apparently

17 July, 2012 | comments (23)

Yesterday we reported that the quad-core Meizu 4-core is now available in various stores around the globe, but it turns out that the smartphone hasn't officially gone global just yet. Meizu reached out to us and clarified that it hasn't yet released...


Samsung cancels the 64GB I9300 Galaxy S III?

Samsung cancels the 64GB I9300 Galaxy S III?

17 July, 2012 | comments (66)

When the Galaxy S III was announced a couple of months ago, it was said to come in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB varieties. The latter model, however, seems to be axed by Samsung as UK retailer Expansys has cancelled its pre-orders. A reader of ours...


Samsung break smartphone sales record in Q2, Reuters says

Samsung break smartphone sales record in Q2, Reuters says

17 July, 2012 | comments (86)

The official numbers aren't out just yet, but according to Reuters, Samsung might have broken the smartphone sales record in what is otherwise considered a pretty slow quarter. Reuters polled 41 analysts and, based on their estimates, claim that...

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T-Mobile officially announce Samsung Galaxy Note

T-Mobile officially announce Samsung Galaxy Note

17 July, 2012 | comments (31)

After numerous leaks, the T-Mobile-bound Samsung Galaxy Note is finally official, as last night the carrier unveiled their own version of the phoneblet. Despite lacking LTE support, the T-Mobile Galaxy Note still comes with a Qualcomm S3 chipset,...


Windows Phone 8 to get mass storage and screenshot support

Windows Phone 8 to get mass storage and screenshot support

17 July, 2012 | comments (132)

We are hearing reports of two often requested features on Windows Phone making their way in Windows Phone 8. The first is mass storage mode. When Microsoft announced that they were adding support for microSD cards in Windows Phone 8, it was...


Apple iOS 6 beta 3 is now seeding to developers

Apple iOS 6 beta 3 is now seeding to developers

16 July, 2012 | comments (40)

Three weeks after iOS 6 beta 2 became available, Apple has began seeding the third beta version of its latest mobile OS. The iOS 6 beta 3 update is available as an over-the-air download to everyone running the previous release. As always, the...

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A Verizon branded LG Optimus Vu gets caught in spy shots

A Verizon branded LG Optimus Vu gets caught in spy shots

16 July, 2012 | comments (6)

It looks like the US version of the Samsung Galaxy Note is about to get some competition in the phoneblet realm in the immediate future. LG's answer to the Note - the Opitmus Vu has been caught in a series of spy shots, sporting Verizon Wireless...


Unlocked Xperia S, P and U arrive to the Sony US store

Unlocked Xperia S, P and U arrive to the Sony US store

16 July, 2012 | comments (51)

Sony's NXT line is now available in the United States via the company's stores and its website. The Xperia S comes in black and white and will set you back $559.99, the Xperia P comes in black, red and silver and costs $479.99, while the Xperia U...


Meizu MX 4-core is now available globally, pricing still steep

Meizu MX 4-core is now available globally, pricing still steep

16 July, 2012 | comments (32)

The original (dual-core) Meizu MX is one of the most popular smartphones in China. Shortly after the launch there, it was quietly made available around the world from various retailers. Later, after the huge success of the MX, Meizu announced a...