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Samsung starts testing Jelly Bean firmwares for Galaxy Ace 2

Samsung starts testing Jelly Bean firmwares for Galaxy Ace 2

10 February, 2013 | comments (116)

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2, the successor of the popular Galaxy Ace smartphone might get the much awaited Jelly Bean update siib. As expected, the Galaxy Ace 2 will be skipping on ICS to get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Samsung has already started...


Alleged image from HTC One ultrapixel camera surfaces 

Alleged image from HTC One ultrapixel camera surfaces 

10 February, 2013 | comments (50)

HTC's upcoming flagship device was rumored to feature a stacked sensor with ultrapixels and HTC itself reinforced the rumors by promising new sound and camera experience in 2013. Now, an alleged image taken with the HTC One (or M7 as it was...


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...


LG Optimus L3 II, L5 II, L7 II leak out ahead of announcement

LG Optimus L3 II, L5 II, L7 II leak out ahead of announcement

09 February, 2013 | comments (21)

LG's trio of second generation Optimus L-series smartphones has made an appearance before their official announcement. The LG Optimus L3 II, L5 II, and L7 II have received expected hardware upgrades over their predecessors, while keeping the same...


Sony Xperia Z sales kick off in Japan, Europe holds its breath

Sony Xperia Z sales kick off in Japan, Europe holds its breath

09 February, 2013 | comments (249)

Sony Xperia Z is one of the hottest smartphone right now and the good news is you are not too far away from the moment when you'll be able to get one of your own. In fact the smartphone is already on sale in Japan. The Sony Xperia Z is now...


Sony Xperia T gets the Android Jelly Bean update

Sony Xperia T gets the Android Jelly Bean update

04 February, 2013 | comments (105)

Sony has started rolling out the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for the Xperia T smartphone. The update is being made available just a day after it appeared on the PTCRB website and was certified and a week after an alpha version was...


ASUS Padfone Jelly Bean update seeding next week

ASUS Padfone Jelly Bean update seeding next week

03 February, 2013 | comments (20)

If you’re one of the original adopters of the ASUS Padfone phone-in-tablet, good news awaits as we’ve just heard that the Jelly Bean update for the device is coming next week. Some highlights of the new update include improved Instant...


Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note to get 4.1.2 in March

Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note to get 4.1.2 in March

02 February, 2013 | comments (184)

Samsung Ukraine has announced that it will start rolling out the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update to some of its devices from March. The first ones to get this update is the Galaxy S II as well as the Galaxy Note. The Galaxy S II, as you may know,...


HTC M7 expected to arrive on all US carriers other than Verizon

HTC M7 expected to arrive on all US carriers other than Verizon

02 February, 2013 | comments (42)

We are slowly inching towards the release of the HTC M7, which we have been hearing about for quite some time now. The phone is expected to be revealed in the special media event held by HTC on February 19, before MWC. Now, we are hearing...


HTC's excited chairman shows off the upcoming M7 flagship

HTC's excited chairman shows off the upcoming M7 flagship

01 February, 2013 | comments (37)

In a similar fashion to his peer from Huawei, HTC's chairman Peter Chou showed off the yet to be revealed M7 flagship during the company's year end party in Taipei, Taiwan. Mr. Chou also confirmed the smartphone's name quite originally - by...


Verizon Wireless to launch DROID RAZR M in pink tomorrow

Verizon Wireless to launch DROID RAZR M in pink tomorrow

24 January, 2013 | comments (9)

Verizon has been offering the DROID RAZR M for a while now, but the carrier is all set to launch a new color variant of the smartphone. The pink DROID RAZR M will be debuting alongside the Samsung Ativ Odyssey, which will also be coming to Verizon...


Huawei to hold its MWC 2013 press conference on February 24

Huawei to hold its MWC 2013 press conference on February 24

22 January, 2013 | comments (13)

We got an invite from Huawei today, which urges us to save the date, February 24, when the Chinese company will hold a press conference. This is the Sunday before this year's Mobile World Congress kicks off, so we can reasonably expect Huawei to...


Will a Samsung Unpacked event reveal the Galaxy S IV in  March?

Will a Samsung Unpacked event reveal the Galaxy S IV in March?

22 January, 2013 | comments (89)

It’s been fairly clear for a while now that the Samsung Galaxy S IV flagship will not be announced at the MWC, but will have its own dedicated event (just like the S III got). Asia Economy claims that this particularly Samsung Unpacked event is...


Leaked Samsung roadmap points to Note 8.0, Xcover 2 in H1 2013

Leaked Samsung roadmap points to Note 8.0, Xcover 2 in H1 2013

22 January, 2013 | comments (18)

Leaks usually give us a peek at upcoming high profile phones, but every now and then the little guys get talked about in the rumor mill too. TechnoBuffalo got a hold of a part of Samsung’s roadmap of unannounced Android devices, which might show up...


Dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy Grand goes official in India

Dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy Grand goes official in India

22 January, 2013 | comments (103)

Samsung Galaxy Grand, which was announced in December 2012, has now received its official announcement in India. The 5" smartphone with dual-SIM functionality has been priced at Rs. 21500 (about $400). Samsung Galaxy Grand features a 5" WVGA...


Sharp launches Aquos EX SH-04E ladies smartphone

Sharp launches Aquos EX SH-04E ladies smartphone

22 January, 2013 | comments (14)

The Sharp Aqous EX SH-04E ladies smartphone has been launched in cooperation with NTT DOCOMO in Japan. The smartphone will be equipped with a 4.5" 720p HD, S-CG Silicon TFT LCD display. The Aqous EX SH-04E will be powered by Snapdragon S4 Pro...

Tags: Sharp, Android


LG: Nexus 4 production will pick up next month

LG: Nexus 4 production will pick up next month

22 January, 2013 | comments (59)

Ever since the day the Nexus 4 was officially made available, Google and LG have been struggling to keep up with demand. Google has recently blamed LG for the Nexus 4 scarcity, but according to LG, production was in accordance with figures provided...

Tags: LG, Android , Google


LG Optimus G Pro with 1080p display goes official in Japan

LG Optimus G Pro with 1080p display goes official in Japan

21 January, 2013 | comments (123)

The recently leaked LG Optimus G Pro is now official. The 5" 1080p display toting Android beast will be part of NTT DOCOMO's Spring lineup of Android smartphones in Japan when it hits the shelves in early April. Along with the eye-grabbing...

Tags: LG, Android , Touch UI


Samsung says it will ship 510 million phones in 2013

Samsung says it will ship 510 million phones in 2013

02 January, 2013 | comments (36)

Boosted by what has undoubtedly been a spectacular sales year, Samsung is predicting an even stronger 2013. The Korean giant expects to ship a total of 510 million handsets this year. Of that total, some 390 million are expected to be...


Huawei W1, Ascend D2 and Ascend Mate official photos leak

Huawei W1, Ascend D2 and Ascend Mate official photos leak

01 January, 2013 | comments (25)

The first day of 2013 surely brought us a plethora of leaked images of upcoming phones. After we saw Sony's Xperia Z and ZL, now it's Huawei's turn. We encountered the Ascend Mate phablet numerous times before - on leaked info, photos, even a...