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Galaxy Nexus ban in the US gets temporarily suspended

Galaxy Nexus ban in the US gets temporarily suspended

07 July, 2012 | comments (58)

First we learned that Apple managed to win a temporary injunction against Samsung, which resulted in the Galaxy Nexus being banned from selling in the US. Then Google also pulled the phone from the Play Store, promising to issue a software update...


Sony LT30 device leaks via Bluetooth certification

Sony LT30 device leaks via Bluetooth certification

06 July, 2012 | comments (46)

An unknown Sony device, codenamed the LT30, has shown up on the official Bluetooth certification page. While there are unfortunately no known images of the device as of yet, the specs listed are quite impressive, perhaps even...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Samsung Galaxy Beam goes on sale in the UK for £395

Samsung Galaxy Beam goes on sale in the UK for £395

06 July, 2012 | comments (18)

The Samsung Galaxy Beam is finally up for grabs in the UK. Up until a couple of months ago it was available for pre-order but carried a hefty price tag of £430. Now, UK retailer Expansys has it for the more reasonable £395. While it's not the...


Samsung posts record profit,  Galaxy S III to hit 19M sales in Q2

Samsung posts record profit,  Galaxy S III to hit 19M sales in Q2

06 July, 2012 | comments (113)

Samsung hasn’t released its full Q2 financial report yet, but it unveiled some salient details on its performance. Largely thanks to the Galaxy line of Android smartphones, Samsung's profit reached a record $5.9 billion (up 79% year on year)....

Tags: Samsung, Android


Amazon said to be developing its own smartphone

Amazon said to be developing its own smartphone

06 July, 2012 | comments (28)

Amazon is said to be in the midst of developing its own smartphone, which will compete against the iPhone and the Android smartphones, says Bloomberg. The world's largest online retailer is said to have partnered again with Foxconn to manufacture...


New iPhone to supposedly feature quad-core CPU based on Exynos 4

New iPhone to supposedly feature quad-core CPU based on Exynos 4

05 July, 2012 | comments (228)

HTC, Samsung, and LG and Huawei are among the big-name manufacturers to release quad-core smartphones this year, and it seems like Apple will be putting its name on that list. Rumors abound that the upcoming new iPhone will feature a quad-core A6...

Tags: Apple, Rumors


LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy S III launching in Korea next week

LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy S III launching in Korea next week

05 July, 2012 | comments (44)

The LTE-packing Samsung Galaxy S III for the Korean market has been officially announced. Unlike its US siblings, this one uses a quad-core Exynos chipset rather than a Qualcomm Snapdragon. As expected, the phone is a bit thicker than the...


Motorola ATRIX HD for AT&T becomes official

Motorola ATRIX HD for AT&T becomes official

05 July, 2012 | comments (66)

We have seen the Motorola ATRIX HD in the past, back when it was known as ‘Dinara’. Now suddenly we find the product page live on Motorola's website even before the company made any official announcements. Looking at the ATRIX HD you can see...


Samsung will manufacture 28nm Qualcomm Snapdragon chips

Samsung will manufacture 28nm Qualcomm Snapdragon chips

04 July, 2012 | comments (49)

Yes, you read that right. Samsung, one of major producers of own-brand mobile silicon, is about to help Qualcomm produce some of their 28nm Snapdragon S4 SoCs. How about that? The reason for this is that Qualcomm's current manufacturing...


MeeGo team says goodbye to Nokia, N9 quietly weeps

MeeGo team says goodbye to Nokia, N9 quietly weeps

04 July, 2012 | comments (186)

So, this is the end of the road for the MeeGo team at Nokia, as Head of Development of MeeGo Sotiris Makrygiannis joined by other team members announced they are parting ways with the Espoo company. Those are the same people responsible for...

Tags: Nokia, MeeGo, Touch UI


Entry-level Samsung Galaxy Chat pairs ICS with a hardware QWERTY

Entry-level Samsung Galaxy Chat pairs ICS with a hardware QWERTY

04 July, 2012 | comments (58)

The Samsung Galaxy Chat just became official, a couple of days after we saw it in a leaked image. The QWERTY candybar phone will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box with Sammy's traditional TouchWiz skin. The Samsung Galaxy Chat...


Rumored Sony Xperia SL LT26ii might bring a CPU upgrade

Rumored Sony Xperia SL LT26ii might bring a CPU upgrade

04 July, 2012 | comments (41)

About a week ago, a Sony Xperia SL LT26ii showed up on the Indonesia's version of the FCC. The site offered no info on its specs, but immediately there were speculation that the SL will be to the Xperia S what the arc S was to the Xperia...


Nokia says Google Nexus 7 tablet infringes its patents

Nokia says Google Nexus 7 tablet infringes its patents

03 July, 2012 | comments (88)

It appears that the patent wars between smartphone manufacturers are far from over as virtually every new device is said to infringe on someone else's patents now. And it appears that we are going to have a new big player involved as Nokia just...


Google pulls the Galaxy Nexus from the Play Store in the US

Google pulls the Galaxy Nexus from the Play Store in the US

04 July, 2012 | comments (88)

Last week we reported that Apple successfully managed to block the sales of the Galaxy Nexus in the US, when the US court found Samsung/Google infringing upon some of Apple's search related patents. Now we are finally seeing the effects of...


comScore shows Android and iOS still gaining market share

comScore shows Android and iOS still gaining market share

03 July, 2012 | comments (78)

The most recent comScore report, which reflects the 3 month period ending in May, has Android and Apple combining for over 80% of the market. Windows Phone also saw a small increase in market share, and now stands at 4%. Some 234 million...

Tags: Android, iOS


Sony, Apple and others receive Red Dot awards for product design

Sony, Apple and others receive Red Dot awards for product design

03 July, 2012 | comments (85)

The Red Dot awards were handed out and we have several winners in the mobile space. Sony in particular was quite proud of its achievement - it walked away with four awards plus an honorable mention. The Sony Xperia ion and the Xperia active both...

Tags: Sony, Apple


Nokia has a backup plan if Windows Phone 8 fails

Nokia has a backup plan if Windows Phone 8 fails

03 July, 2012 | comments (508)

Nokia has been frantically rejecting the possibility of putting Android on its smartphones, but this might change if Windows Phone 8 fails to gain traction. In an interview aired on a Finnish TV, Risto Siilasmaa, a member of the Nokia board...


HTC DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE coming to Verizon on July 5

HTC DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE coming to Verizon on July 5

03 July, 2012 | comments (9)

Verizon has announced that the previously unveiled HTC DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE will now be available from them exclusively starting Thursday, July 5. The phone will be sold for $149.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate and two-year contract. Other...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


 Android in June 2012: Android 4.0 user base rises to 10.9 percent

Android in June 2012: Android 4.0 user base rises to 10.9 percent

03 July, 2012 | comments (91)

As a bi-monthly tradition, Google has updated the Android user base pie chart on its developer website. Now there is some good news and some bad news. The good news is that the Android 4.0 adoption is at an all time high. You may remember...


Samsung B5330 QWERTY candybar with ICS leaks

Samsung B5330 QWERTY candybar with ICS leaks

02 July, 2012 | comments (55)

QWERTY Android smartphones are rare to come by, but it appears they are not ready to go extinct just yet. The just leaked Samsung B5330 proves that at least one manufacturer still has some faith in this form factor. Leaked from some Chinese...