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Sprint's new Framily Plan replaces One Up

Sprint's new Framily Plan replaces One Up

13 January, 2014 | comments (5)

Sprint's new Framily plan comes to replace its One Up early upgrade offering that was announced in September of 2013. The Framily Plan debuted at CES and it gives discount incentives to account holders who add family members lines to an account....

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HTC Netherlands says One X+ won't get Android 4.4 KitKat

HTC Netherlands says One X+ won't get Android 4.4 KitKat

13 January, 2014 | comments (70)

HTC has already updated its One flagship with Android 4.4 KitKat and is working to bring the update to its One mini and One Max siblings. Many of the loyal HTC users were waiting on confirmation whether or not some of the previous One droids will be...

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AT&T and Samsung commence VoLTE tests

AT&T and Samsung commence VoLTE tests

13 January, 2014 | comments (8)

According to anonymous industry sources, AT&T is currently testing voice over LTE (VoLTE) services using Samsung smartphones with plans for a public release this year. The VoLTE service allows for clearer, more high-quality voice sound, which is...

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Unannounced Samsung device with 5.5-inch screen surfaces

Unannounced Samsung device with 5.5-inch screen surfaces

13 January, 2014 | comments (36)

Samsung's yet-to-be-announced smartphone with a model number GT-I9405 has surfaced on the Indian import and export tracking site Zauba. According to the data, Samsung has shipped a device with model number GT-I9405 to India for testing and...


Euro retailers reveal hefty prices for Samsung's Galaxy Pro tablets

Euro retailers reveal hefty prices for Samsung's Galaxy Pro tablets

13 January, 2014 | comments (32)

Samsung has yet to announces MSRP for its four new tablets – the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 and the three Galaxy Tab Pros – but European retailers are happy to provide their own prices. Your wallet better sit down for this. Keep in mind we think these are...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9005 gets Android 4.4.2 KitKat

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9005 gets Android 4.4.2 KitKat

13 January, 2014 | comments (70)

Hot on the heels of the leaked KitKat build for the Galaxy S4 comes the Galaxy Note 3 build. The firmware number N9005XXUENA6, leaked by SamMobile, is said to be one of the final builds for the Note 3, which means all the features present in this...


Engineering prototype of Nokia Normandy leaks in a live photo

Engineering prototype of Nokia Normandy leaks in a live photo

12 January, 2014 | comments (105)

Nokia’s much talked about Normandy headset with Android OS made a (sort of) live appearance. A photo of an engineering prototype of the device showed up on Twitter. Nokia Normandy engineering prototype (click to enlarge) The image shows...

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Samsung Galaxy S5 tipped for March release in London

Samsung Galaxy S5 tipped for March release in London

12 January, 2014 | comments (121)

Yet another tip regarding the potential launch date of the Samsung Galaxy S5 made the rounds on Twitter. According to an Italian journalist citing “reliable source”, the next Samsung Galaxy flagship will launch in mid-March at an event in...


Android in December 2013: KitKat, Jelly Bean on the rise

Android in December 2013: KitKat, Jelly Bean on the rise

12 January, 2014 | comments (31)

Google released its traditional monthly Android version distribution numbers. The latest state of the platform saw Android 4.4 KitKat add a bit to its share and the latest release now powers 1.4% of all droids. Despite not being the most current,...


Sony WP smartphone to come in 2014 under the Vaio brand

Sony WP smartphone to come in 2014 under the Vaio brand

11 January, 2014 | comments (144)

It appears that the negotiations between Sony and Microsoft have ended up successfully and the Japanese company will indeed be joining the list of Windows Phone hardware manufacturers. Microsoft’s Windows Phone director Greg Sullivan has confirmed...


Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo new photos, benchmark score arrive

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo new photos, benchmark score arrive

11 January, 2014 | comments (35)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo is quickly becoming one of the industry’s worst kept secrets. First we got to learn its detailed specs and shortly after we were treated to its first live photo. Now, we get a bunch of new shots plus a benchmarks score,...

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Samsung responds to Knox vulnerability accusations

Samsung responds to Knox vulnerability accusations

11 January, 2014 | comments (84)

Samsung Knox security software is continuously gaining popularity among the corporate businesses. And while the US Department of Defense was considering using the Knox-protected Galaxy S4 for its staff, cyber security researchers at Ben Gurion...

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Sony in talks with Microsoft to develop Windows Phones

Sony in talks with Microsoft to develop Windows Phones

10 January, 2014 | comments (150)

According to Sony Mobile head for Europe, Pierre Perron, who spoke to TechRadar Sony is in talks with Microsoft to deliver a Windows Phone device. He says Sony is in talks with "other partners, including Microsoft" for a broader Sony...


Ubuntu-running Meizu MX3 in the works

Ubuntu-running Meizu MX3 in the works

10 January, 2014 | comments (24)

Several shots of what appears to be a Meizu MX3 running on the Ubuntu operating system have surfaced online. The photos come courtesy of Meizu's official account on the Weibo.com Chinese social networking site. Just last month, Canonical (the...

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Apple looking to improve autofocus and OIS for new iPhone

Apple looking to improve autofocus and OIS for new iPhone

10 January, 2014 | comments (60)

A recent patent filed on behalf of Apple has made its way to the US Patents website, which details the development of a new camera stabilization mechanism. The "VCM OIS actuator module" is not only poised to reduce image blurriness, but will also...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo gets pictured

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo gets pictured

10 January, 2014 | comments (24)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo, which was recently leaked via internal promotional documents, has been pictured next to the Galaxy Note 3. If the leaked specs are to be believed, the Galaxy Note 3 Neo is set to be more of the spiritual...


32GB Nokia Lumia 1520 AT&T goes on sale

32GB Nokia Lumia 1520 AT&T goes on sale

10 January, 2014 | comments (7)

AT&T has added the 32GB version of the Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet on its web store at $250 with contract. Note that only the black version has a 32GB option, while the red (which is selected by default), white and yellow ones do not. Anyway,...


Samsung Galaxy S4 gets a tasty KitKat test build

Samsung Galaxy S4 gets a tasty KitKat test build

10 January, 2014 | comments (47)

KitKat for all! Sammobile has received a pre-release firmware of Android 4.4.2-running TouchWiz for the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 (the Snadragon version). The release has build number I9505XXUFNA1. The build is still shaky here and there but...

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Sony Store offers freebies with Xperia Z1 Compact pre-orders

Sony Store offers freebies with Xperia Z1 Compact pre-orders

10 January, 2014 | comments (35)

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is already up for pre-order in Europe, but if you're thinking of getting one, you should check the offers by Sony's own web store as there are some enticing offers. XperiaBlog.net checked the regional stores and made a...

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Nokia Lumia Black update is now seeding worldwide

Nokia Lumia Black update is now seeding worldwide

09 January, 2014 | comments (115)

Nokia’s long-awaited Lumia Black update is now seeding to devices worldwide. The first Nokia smartphones to get the treatment are the Lumia 1020 and Lumia 925. More Nokia Lumia models will receive the update in the coming weeks. The Nokia...