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LG introduces Quick Voice to compete with Siri and S-Voice

LG introduces Quick Voice to compete with Siri and S-Voice

20 June, 2012 | comments (34)

Not wanting to be left behind in the voice control game, LG is now also introducing its own brand of voice recognition system, called Quick Voice. Voice controlled features in mobile phones are nothing new and we've had them for quite a while...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Galaxy S III gets 9 million pre-orders from 100 global carriers

Galaxy S III gets 9 million pre-orders from 100 global carriers

18 May, 2012 | comments (204)

Korea Economic Daily is reporting that the Samsung Galaxy S III has received over 9 million pre-orders from 100 carriers around the world. This information comes courtesy of a Samsung official who remains anonymous. Whichever way you look at...


Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III coverage wrap-up

Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III coverage wrap-up

03 May, 2012 | comments (204)

The first Samsung Unpacked event for this year is now over and, just as expected, it was all about the new Samsung Android flagship. After months of rumors, the I9300 Galaxy S III finally went official and it looks like it has what it takes to pick...


The impressive Samsung Galaxy S III benchmarks are here

The impressive Samsung Galaxy S III benchmarks are here

03 May, 2012 | comments (159)

The Samsung Unpacked event is over and the Galaxy S III is now official. The new leader of the Samsung Android gang is powered by the new Exynos 4 Quad chipset, featuring four cores clocked at 1.4GHz and 1GB of RAM. Naturally, we were eager to...


GSMArena Labs tests now added to phone specs

GSMArena Labs tests now added to phone specs

25 April, 2012 | comments (68)

If you've been following our reviews, then you're undoubtedly familiar with the extensive array of tests we subject any device which finds itself under our critical gaze in the GSMArena Labs. Today, we're proud to announce the test results now have...

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Samsung Galaxy S III GPU benchmark pops up, tops charts

Samsung Galaxy S III GPU benchmark pops up, tops charts

23 April, 2012 | comments (120)

The yet unannounced successor to the Galaxy S II popped up briefly in GLBenchmark's results page to confirm that the S III (or whatever it's called) is the next top dog in droidland - GPU-wise. The results have since been hidden from prying eyes,...


GSMArena Labs: Introducing our sunlight legibility test

GSMArena Labs: Introducing our sunlight legibility test

17 April, 2012 | comments (150)

Until now, we've always performed all of our display tests in dark environments in, what's technically, ideal conditions, so that we can measure the full potential of any particular display in the most objective manner possible. And while we believe...

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Apple required to give $15 or Bumper case to iPhone 4 buyers

Apple required to give $15 or Bumper case to iPhone 4 buyers

18 February, 2012 | comments (78)

The Antennagate situation continues to haunt Apple, as the results of the class-action lawsuit against the company are out and are not in the company's favor. Apple will now be required to give either $15 in cash or a free Bumper case to every...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


First-time smartphone buyers chose Android over iOS in Q4

First-time smartphone buyers chose Android over iOS in Q4

07 February, 2012 | comments (175)

According to analytics firm NPD, Android managed to steal the top spot from iOS by a sizable amount following Q4 last year, making Google's mobile OS the more popular choice amongst newcomers to the smartphone market. Between October and December...


Samsung Galaxy Nexus to get an upgraded GPU?

Samsung Galaxy Nexus to get an upgraded GPU?

31 January, 2012 | comments (21)

NenaMark 2 is a popular Android benchmark for 3D performance and it offers an online database of results. Interestingly, a Samsung Galaxy Nexus with an updated GPU popped up in the results. The Galaxy Nexus uses a TI OMAP 4460 chipset, which...


T-Mobile UK unveils Full Monty - its first all-you-can-eat plan

T-Mobile UK unveils Full Monty - its first all-you-can-eat plan

30 January, 2012 | comments (85)

T-Mobile UK just announced an interesting new plan that it will be offering to its subscribers. Called "The Full Monty", this is the first real all-you-can-eat plan that the UK customers will get to enjoy. The two-year Full Monty contracts start...

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AT&T breaks smartphone sales record in Q4, still posts a loss

AT&T breaks smartphone sales record in Q4, still posts a loss

26 January, 2012 | comments (10)

AT&T released its fourth quarter results today, along with their full year results. There are some pretty interesting numbers - like record sales of both iPhone and Android phones. In fact, smartphones are enjoying an explosive growth on AT&T's...

Tags: AT&T, iPhone, Android


iPhones now available in Singapore without any cameras

iPhones now available in Singapore without any cameras

20 January, 2012 | comments (48)

Sometimes less really is more, but removing both the front and rear cameras from an iPhone 4S doesn't sound like the best way to attract new customers to your network. That is however, precisely what Singapore-based carrier M1 are offering to...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


China too eager for the iPhone 4S, Apple suspends sales

China too eager for the iPhone 4S, Apple suspends sales

13 January, 2012 | comments (93)

The much-anticipated release of the iPhone 4S in China stumbled out of the gate in Beijing, after unruly crowds kept the store closed on release day. Apple’s main store in the Sanlitun district of Beijing, the first of its kind to open in the...

Tags: Apple, iOS, iPhone


Imagination Technologies' next-gen PowerVR GPUs surface

Imagination Technologies' next-gen PowerVR GPUs surface

11 January, 2012 | comments (48)

Imagination Technologies are responsible for the graphical hardware underneath a host of well known smartphones including the likes of the iPhone 4S, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the Nokia N9 to name but a few. So when they announce their next...

Tags: Misc


The iPhone 4S coming to 22 new markets, January 13th

The iPhone 4S coming to 22 new markets, January 13th

04 January, 2012 | comments (100)

On January 13th, the iPhone 4S will touch down in a number of new markets including the likes of China, Jamaica and Kenya along with 19 others, across the globe. Apple's CEO Tim Cook has a lot to smile about, especially with a yet untapped...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 4S coming up next week

Untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 4S coming up next week

04 January, 2012 | comments (40)

It certainly took longer than usual, but what matters is that the iPhone 4S untethered jailbreak solution is finally nearing completion. The popular developer pod2g confirmed through his Twitter account that he has made huge progress towards getting...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Redesigned next-generation iPhone to launch next year in fall

Redesigned next-generation iPhone to launch next year in fall

28 December, 2011 | comments (150)

It was just a couple of months ago that the iPhone 4S was launched and the rumors for the next iPhone have already started crawling out of the woodwork. This newest one is courtesy BGR, who reports that they have heard from a close source that the...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Apple's market share is declining in Europe, but expands in the US

Apple's market share is declining in Europe, but expands in the US

22 December, 2011 | comments (174)

Europe is in a tough financial situation and Apple's shrinking market share despite the introduction of the iPhone 4S is a consequence of that. In markets like the US, the UK and Australia, the 4S is selling like hot cakes but continental Europe is...

Tags: Apple, iPhone


Galaxy Nexus now available in the US on Verizon 4G LTE

Galaxy Nexus now available in the US on Verizon 4G LTE

16 December, 2011 | comments (12)

After a long time of waiting the Galaxy Nexus has finally started selling in the US. The phone is only available on Verizon at the moment and will use their 4G LTE network. The phone is being sold at $299.99 on a two-year contract, same as the...