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LG announces Optimus Pro G for the Korean market

LG announces Optimus Pro G for the Korean market

18 February, 2013 | comments (44)

LG took the wraps off the Optimus Pro G last week but the announcement was curiously devoid of any useful specifications. Now, the company has announced the phone for the Korean market and thankfully, there are now some specs for us to drool...

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Samsung makes 8 of the top 10 most used Android devices

Samsung makes 8 of the top 10 most used Android devices

10 February, 2013 | comments (116)

It's no secret that Samsung is dominating the Android market, but the margin of its lead might be a bit surprising to some. According to a report from mobile analytics firm Localytics, the Koreans account for eight of the top 10 Android devices in...


Pink Galaxy Note II spotted on Samsung's website

Pink Galaxy Note II spotted on Samsung's website

07 February, 2013 | comments (23)

We have seen pink colored versions of Samsung's smartphones before. There was the pink Galaxy S III and then the pink Galaxy Note before that. Now it's the turn of the new Galaxy Note II to go pink. The entire front and back of the phone gets...


Amazon US offers the Samsung Galaxy Note II for just $99.99

Amazon US offers the Samsung Galaxy Note II for just $99.99

28 January, 2013 | comments (25)

Samsung's latest flagship, the Galaxy Note II, is one of the most popular devices currently on the market. The powerful 5.5" phablet normally carries a price tag of $249.99 but right now it is being offered for the way nicer $99.99 by...


Here are the 10 most popular phones in our database for 2012

Here are the 10 most popular phones in our database for 2012

02 January, 2013 | comments (159)

Here at GSMArena we not only try to cover all the latest news and bring you detailed reviews with all sorts of tests, but we also maintain a large database of phones specifications. We pride ourselves on having a huge audience - large enough to...

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Samsung Galaxy Note II sales in Korea top 1 million units

Samsung Galaxy Note II sales in Korea top 1 million units

31 December, 2012 | comments (82)

Samsung has achieved yet another sales milestone for its Galaxy Note II phablet. After reaching 5 million units sold only two months after its launch, Samsung has also reportedly shifted 1 million devices in Korea alone. The Samsung Galaxy...


A press image of a black Samsung Galaxy Note II leaks out

A press image of a black Samsung Galaxy Note II leaks out

28 December, 2012 | comments (27)

Unsurprisingly, it appears that the Samsung Galaxy Note II will follow the suit of its Galaxy S III sibling and add more colors to its lineup. A press image of a black N7100 has emerged, thus pointing in this direction. A black Samsung...


Amazon discounts Sprint Galaxy Note II to $99.99

Amazon discounts Sprint Galaxy Note II to $99.99

17 December, 2012 | comments (35)

The Samsung Galaxy Note II can normally be bought from Sprint in the US for a penny under $300 on a two-year contract, but Amazon is currently offering a nice discount on it. The Galaxy Note II can be yours for $99.99 on the same Sprint deal. The...


Security issue discovered on Exynos-based devices

Security issue discovered on Exynos-based devices

17 December, 2012 | comments (58)

A security issue has been identified on Android devices running Samsung's Exynos processors, which includes phones such as the Galaxy S II, Galaxy S III, Note and the Note II (international models). The issue was identified by an xda-developers...


Samsung Galaxy Note II gets Android 4.1.2 update

Samsung Galaxy Note II gets Android 4.1.2 update

11 December, 2012 | comments (129)

The Note II has been selling very well for the Korean tech giant, so it's understandable that Samsung has been hard at work at getting all of the kinks out of the 4.1 Jelly Bean release. This latest update is being pushed out now to both the...


Galaxy S III gets Android 4.1.2 update, lots of Note II features

Galaxy S III gets Android 4.1.2 update, lots of Note II features

05 December, 2012 | comments (280)

Samsung is now seeding the Android 4.1.2 update for the Galaxy S III. The update brings the new Multi-View multitasking interface, system apps, controls, settings and more. Samsung has just started seeding the Android 4.1.2 update for the Galaxy...


Samsung Galaxy S III outsells Apple iPhone 5 in the UK

Samsung Galaxy S III outsells Apple iPhone 5 in the UK

03 December, 2012 | comments (156)

For a seventh consecutive month, the Samsung Galaxy S III is the most popular smartphone in the United Kingdom. The data compiled by uSwitch is based on live searches, pre-orders, as well as postpaid sales. Curiously, Apple's current...


Samsung Galaxy Note II for Verizon goes on sale tomorrow

Samsung Galaxy Note II for Verizon goes on sale tomorrow

28 November, 2012 | comments (25)

Verizon raised a few eyebrows when it put its logo on the Home button of the Samsung Galaxy Note II, but if you can live with that, you should know that the phablet goes on sale tomorrow, November 29. The price is the same as it was during...


Samsung sold 5 million Galaxy Note II units in just two months

Samsung sold 5 million Galaxy Note II units in just two months

25 November, 2012 | comments (166)

At the beginning of November Samsung announced they've sold more than 3 million Galaxy Note II phablets and now, merely a couple of weeks later, we get word that this number has grown to north of 5 million. It took the Galaxy Note II just two...


Android 4.1.2 test firmware for Samsung Galaxy Note II surfaces

Android 4.1.2 test firmware for Samsung Galaxy Note II surfaces

20 November, 2012 | comments (38)

A test ROM, carrying a version number N7100XXDLJ2 for the Galaxy Note II has just surfaced, giving everyone brave enough to try manual flashing a chance to experience the latest goodies from the Samsung R&D center. The leaked release bring a cool...


Huawei debuts 5-inch quad-core Ascend D2 [UPDATED]

Huawei debuts 5-inch quad-core Ascend D2 [UPDATED]

30 October, 2012 | comments (43)

Huawei is the latest manufacturer to join in the phablet race and it sets its sights on the Galaxy Note II, Oppo Find 5, Optimus Vu and the Pantech Vega R3. The company just unveiled the Ascend D2 and it's been showcased in China and promised to...


Samsung Galaxy Note II pricing on T-Mobile and AT&T revealed

Samsung Galaxy Note II pricing on T-Mobile and AT&T revealed

24 October, 2012 | comments (19)

The Samsung Galaxy Note II has been priced by AT&T and T-Mobile in the US and we also got availability info. The phone will set back AT&T users $299.99 on a two-year commitment and the device will come with LTE on tap. T-Mobile is offering the...


Galaxy Note II firmware update brings split-screen multitasking

Galaxy Note II firmware update brings split-screen multitasking

06 October, 2012 | comments (327)

Samsung has released a firmware update for the Galaxy Note II, which enables the much anticipated split-screen multitasking feature. Multi-View enhances the multitasking capabilities of the Galaxy Note II, allowing you to run two apps on the...


 Android in Sep 2012: Poor growth for Jelly Bean and ICS

Android in Sep 2012: Poor growth for Jelly Bean and ICS

02 October, 2012 | comments (86)

The latest Android distribution figures are in and things don't look a lot better for Jelly Bean and Ice Cream Sandwich over last month. Jelly Bean, which made its debut couple of months ago, has doubled its user base in that time but still...


Samsung and AT&T announce four new upcoming devices

Samsung and AT&T announce four new upcoming devices

28 September, 2012 | comments (39)

Samsung and AT&T announced four Android devices which are bound to hit the carrier's shelves in the coming months. The bunch consists of three LTE smartphones and one tablet, which also packs the aforementioned network connectivity. We begin with...