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Xiaomi sells 220,000 smartphones in 3 minutes

Xiaomi sells 220,000 smartphones in 3 minutes

11 November, 2013 | comments (40)

It wasn't long ago that we reported that Xiaomi sold its 100,000 HongMi smartphones in about two minutes. The Chinese manufacturer has done it again, and this time the company has managed to sell its flagship smartphone, the Xiaomi MI3 at a...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


Samsung I8800 Redwood shows up in benchmarks

Samsung I8800 Redwood shows up in benchmarks

11 November, 2013 | comments (50)

Samsung has yet to release a Tizen phone, but the leaks keep coming. The Samsung I8800 "Redwood" (sometimes Z9005) cropped up once again with an appearance in benchmark results. The I8800 Redwood first leaked in late May this year and then...

Tags: Samsung, Tizen


Karbonn announces 1080p Titanium X

Karbonn announces 1080p Titanium X

11 November, 2013 | comments (29)

Karbonn, the Indian smartphone manufacturer has announced its latest device, the Titanium X. Titanium X sports a 5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The smartphone features a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, 13-megapixel...

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Oppo N1 with Color OS goes on sale

Oppo N1 with Color OS goes on sale

11 November, 2013 | comments (18)

The Oppo N1 is on sale in China and if you want one you should hurry as there will be only 10,000 units in the first batch. The phone costs CNY 3,500 (that's $575) for the 16GB model, unless you're one of the lucky pioneers who will snag it for just...

Tags: Oppo, Android


Sony Xperia Z1S shows up briefly on Sony's site

Sony Xperia Z1S shows up briefly on Sony's site

11 November, 2013 | comments (41)

The Sony Xperia Z1S, aka Xperia Z1 mini, leaks started as soon as it became clear that the Xperia Z1 f will be exclusive to Japan. Now the Xperia Z1S has cropped up on an official Sony site in another country, which lends support to the rumors of an...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Porsche Design BlackBerry P'9982 appears in a hands-on video

Porsche Design BlackBerry P'9982 appears in a hands-on video

11 November, 2013 | comments (12)

The last Porsche Designed smartphone we saw a was the BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981 and that was way back in 2011. A new handset from the lineup has been rumored for quite some time but we are yet to get the official announcement. Yet here's a...

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Motorola  Moto G listings confirm price and release date

Motorola Moto G listings confirm price and release date

11 November, 2013 | comments (33)

Motorola has already launched an official teaser site for the upcoming mid-ranger Moto G. It will go official on November 13 and is expected to go on sale soon after. Motorola Moto G Meanwhile Motorola XT1032 has made its way on the...


Android 4.3 for the Galaxy Note II release draws near

Android 4.3 for the Galaxy Note II release draws near

11 November, 2013 | comments (89)

The Samsung Galaxy S III and Galaxy S4 already got their Android 4.3 Jelly Bean updates and now a report by a Twitter user Bhanu suggests the Galaxy Note II is next in line. The Android 4.3 build for the phablet has hit Samsung service centers,...


Mobile malware on the rise in Q3, 97%  targets Android

Mobile malware on the rise in Q3, 97% targets Android

11 November, 2013 | comments (65)

As Android continues to rise in popularity, so do, unfortunately, some of the seedier elements that are invariable associated with emerging software technologies. The latest Mobile Threat Report from F-Secure shows some startling statistics,...

Tags: Android


Apple reportedly working on two large screen iPhone models

Apple reportedly working on two large screen iPhone models

10 November, 2013 | comments (256)

According to a fresh report from Bloomberg, Apple is working on a duo of large screen iPhone models. Set to be released in the second half of next year, the devices are said to feature displays whose glass “curves downward at the edges”....

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Xolo Q2000 goes official, 5.5-inch display in tow

Xolo Q2000 goes official, 5.5-inch display in tow

09 November, 2013 | comments (77)

Xolo has officially unveiled the Q2000, a mid-range phablet with a 5.5" 720p screen. The device runs Android 4.2 Jelly Beans on a 1.2 GHz MediaTek quad-core processor with 1 GB of RAM. There's 8GB of internal memory that can be expanded up to 32 GB...

Tags: Xolo, Android


Limited edition Oppo N1 with CyanogenMod gets announced

Limited edition Oppo N1 with CyanogenMod gets announced

08 November, 2013 | comments (23)

Oppo announced that it will sell a limited edition of its N1 flagship with CyanogenMod out of the box. The smartphone will be available next month for the same price as the regular N1. As expected, the CyanogenMod version of the Oppo N1...

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Snapdragon-powered Xiaomi Mi3 to launch next month

Snapdragon-powered Xiaomi Mi3 to launch next month

08 November, 2013 | comments (34)

The Xiaomi Mi3 can be ordered in Tegra 4 form but up until now we had no clues as to when you could get the other version, running the faster Qualcomm processor. Well if the Tegra 4's TD-SCDMA support isn't enough, you can soon order the...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


LG G2 goes free on Verizon, deal expires November 11

LG G2 goes free on Verizon, deal expires November 11

08 November, 2013 | comments (15)

The LG G2, which is part of the smartphone elite at the moment, has just gone for free on Verizon Wireless. All you need to do is sign a two year deal with the carrier, add the phone to your cart (showing you a price of $49.99) and add the promo...

Tags: LG, Android, Verizon, LTE


Microsoft announces Nokia Lumia 1520 pre-orders

Microsoft announces Nokia Lumia 1520 pre-orders

08 November, 2013 | comments (86)

A couple of days ago AT&T detailed its Nokia Lumia 1520 launch plans and today it's Microsoft's turn. The Redmond company has officially detailed the Lumia 1520 availability and launched a pre-order campaign for the phablet. Microsoft is...


Dual-SIM Samsung SM-G7102 leaked via FCC website

Dual-SIM Samsung SM-G7102 leaked via FCC website

08 November, 2013 | comments (29)

An unannounced Samsung SM-G7102 found its way to the FCC for testing and its user agent profile is up on Samsung's site. The G7102 is an Android 4.3 Jelly Bean smartphone with a 5.25" 720p screen. Despite the relatively low pixel density of the...


Motorola drops price of the Moto X Developer Edition

Motorola drops price of the Moto X Developer Edition

08 November, 2013 | comments (27)

As some of you may know, Motorola also sells an unlocked version of the Moto X in the US. The Developer Edition, as it is called, comes with a network unlock as well as an unlocked bootloader, allowing you to use any GSM SIM with the phone or...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Samsung reaffirms its support for Tizen, sheds light on its future

Samsung reaffirms its support for Tizen, sheds light on its future

07 November, 2013 | comments (67)

A report in Korean media emerged, shedding light on Samsung’s future plans for Tizen. According to the head of Samsung Electronics’ visual display unit, the OS represents a “significant investment” for Samsung, and much progress has been...

Tags: Samsung, Tizen


Sony reveals its Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade plans

Sony reveals its Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade plans

07 November, 2013 | comments (226)

Google officially announced the 4.4 KitKat a couple of days and today, Sony has revealed its Android upgrade roadmap. In an official blog post, the Japanese manufacturer has also announced its plans with the 4.3 Jelly Bean roll out. As promised,...

Tags: Sony, Android


Google debuts ART in KitKat, aims to change Android

Google debuts ART in KitKat, aims to change Android

07 November, 2013 | comments (104)

Here's something you probably haven't even heard of yet. It's a little something that Google engineers have been working on for over two years, which will change the very way your Android smartphone runs apps. ART, which is short for Android...

Tags: Google, Android