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Samsung releases Q1 financial estimates, has a record in sight

Samsung releases Q1 financial estimates, has a record in sight

04 April, 2013 | comments (41)

Samsung released its Q1 financial guidance. In the eve of the Samsung Galaxy S4 retail launch, the Korean manufacturer is on path of achieving fifth record-setting financial quarter in a row. Currently valued at $220 billion, Samsung...

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HTC First gets unveiled for AT&T in the United States

HTC First gets unveiled for AT&T in the United States

04 April, 2013 | comments (39)

After making a couple of appearances prior to its announcement, the Facebook-centered HTC First got officially unveiled. The Android smartphone will be available exclusively on AT&T in the United States from next Friday, April 12 for $99.99 with a...

Tags: HTC, Android, Facebook


Facebook Home for Android is official, coming April 12

Facebook Home for Android is official, coming April 12

04 April, 2013 | comments (69)

Facebook went live with its Home for Android. It's a launcher which replaces your normal homescreen with "Cover Feed" - a tool which gives you a gesture-operated aggregation of your friends' posts, pictures, statuses, etc. Facebook Home...

Tags: Facebook, Android


Alleged iPhone 5S prototype pictured, is it the real deal?

Alleged iPhone 5S prototype pictured, is it the real deal?

04 April, 2013 | comments (275)

We received some interesting pictures of what is allegedly a prototype of the next Apple iPhone (5S, perhaps). While the pictures aren't of the best quality or taken in studio conditions they do reveal a lot about the pictured smartphone. For one...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Sony Xperia SP will be available on O2 and Three UK

Sony Xperia SP will be available on O2 and Three UK

04 April, 2013 | comments (19)

The latest mid-range addition to the Xperia line-up has been officially confirmed to hit O2 and Three networks in UK. Sony Xperia SP will be up for grabs from O2 by the end of this month, but there is no word on the availability of the smartphone...

Tags: Sony, Android, O2, Three


HTC One package on O2 comes without a charger

HTC One package on O2 comes without a charger

04 April, 2013 | comments (68)

O2, the popular UK service provider, recently launched its "Charger out of the box" initiative in collaboration with HTC. As a part of the initiative, the latest flagship device from the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer will ship without a...

Tags: HTC, Android, O2


Samsung announces Galaxy Win and Trend II droids for China

Samsung announces Galaxy Win and Trend II droids for China

04 April, 2013 | comments (59)

China woke up to two new Android phones from Samsung. One is the Galaxy Win that leaked yesterday – a quad-core droid with a 4.7” WVGA screen. It’s a single-SIM phone, unlike the one that leaked. The Samsung Galaxy Trend II, the second new device,...

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LG Optimus G Pro hits Japan stores with a 5

LG Optimus G Pro hits Japan stores with a 5" FullHD display

04 April, 2013 | comments (17)

The LG Optimus G Pro is now on sale in Japan through NTT DoCoMo. As you know, instead of the 5.5" FullHD display seen on the international version, the Japanese one features 5" IPS LCD of the same resolution. On the inside, the NTT DoCoMo-bound...

Tags: LG, Android


More HTC First images emerge, reveal its Facebook Home UI

More HTC First images emerge, reveal its Facebook Home UI

03 April, 2013 | comments (44)

Less than 24 hours before its scheduled unveiling, a number of HTC First photos made an appearance. Unlike yesterday's image however, today's images reveal the Facebook device's Facebook Home UI of its Android OS. The photos of the...

Tags: HTC, Android


AT&T reconsiders, will offer $200 Samsung Galaxy S4 too

AT&T reconsiders, will offer $200 Samsung Galaxy S4 too

03 April, 2013 | comments (44)

AT&T was one of the first carriers to announce the Samsung Galaxy S4 availability at the Unpacked event day. A few days ago the carrier also revealed the official pricing and the date when the pre-order campaign kicks off. As it turns out the...

Tags: Samsung, Android, AT&T


Samsung aims to sell 500 million phones in 2013

Samsung aims to sell 500 million phones in 2013

03 April, 2013 | comments (78)

Samsung's golden run at the top continues and the Koreans are aiming to increase the gap to its followers in the cellphone market. The company's success relies heavily on its popular Galaxy series of smartphones and the incredibly large portfolio of...

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Chinese HTC One 802w has microSD card slot, two SIMs

Chinese HTC One 802w has microSD card slot, two SIMs

03 April, 2013 | comments (59)

A Sina Weibo user with early access to the HTC One version tailored for China Unicom has pictured the One 802w smartphone. The picture reveals a removable back cover, two SIM slots (WCDMA) and a microSD card slot just under the 4 MP camera lens....

Tags: HTC, Android, Dual-SIM


Dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy Win leaks, quad-core chipset inside

Dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy Win leaks, quad-core chipset inside

03 April, 2013 | comments (46)

Samsung seems to be working on another dual-SIM Galaxy Smartphone, probably to succeed the Galaxy Grand we met with recently. The rumored handset should be called I8552 Galaxy Win. The Galaxy Win is supposed to be powered by the Qualcomm 8625Q...

Tags: Android, Samsung


Android in Mar 2013: 4.1 grows, 4.2 adoption still slow

Android in Mar 2013: 4.1 grows, 4.2 adoption still slow

03 April, 2013 | comments (50)

Google released the latest numbers for Android OS distribution and announced that the way this statistic is gathered will be changing the next time around. First things first, Android 4.1.x Jelly Bean has jumped from about 15 share to 23% share,...


Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 to debut in May or June, cost €300

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 to debut in May or June, cost €300

03 April, 2013 | comments (35)

Another year, another Galaxy Ace smartphone is in the works. According to SamMobile, Samsung is preparing a follow-up to the Galaxy Ace 2 with an updated screen, processor and more color options. The Galaxy Ace 3 would carry the GT-S7272...


Samsung makes Galaxy Star and Pocket Neo official

Samsung makes Galaxy Star and Pocket Neo official

02 April, 2013 | comments (29)

The venue is the Samsung Forum in South Africa and the news are the Samsung Galaxy Star and Galaxy Pocket Neo. Both handsets are now official and have been updated with specifications but we're yet to find about their respected availabilities and...

Tags: Samsung, Android


iOS 7 behind schedule but will have significantly updated UI

iOS 7 behind schedule but will have significantly updated UI

03 April, 2013 | comments (81)

It seems the upcoming iOS 7 update is running behind schedule, according to the Daring Fireball. Engineers are now reportedly being pulled from the OS X 10.9 update to work on Apple's mobile operating system. While that may seem like a...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Alleged photo of a Nokia Lumia 950 prototype pops up

Alleged photo of a Nokia Lumia 950 prototype pops up

02 April, 2013 | comments (113)

An alleged photo of Nokia Lumia 950 prototype has emerged, thus pointing at what could be the Finnish company's upcoming flagship. Accompanying the photo were some rumored details on the upcoming device, whose name subtly harks back at the good old...


The Facebook-centered HTC First press photo leaks out

The Facebook-centered HTC First press photo leaks out

02 April, 2013 | comments (33)

Two days before its likely announcement, an alleged photo of the Facebook-centric HTC First leaked out. The smartphone will all but certainly make an appearance this coming Thursday, on April 4 during a press event hosted by the social networking...

Tags: HTC, Android


16nm ARM Cortex-A57 CPU ready to hit mass production

16nm ARM Cortex-A57 CPU ready to hit mass production

02 April, 2013 | comments (65)

ARM and TSMC announced today that the first ever Cortex-A57 processor has been taped out and is ready to hit mass production. The new chip utilizes TSMC's 16nm FinFET manufacturing process, even though the transistors are still 20nm. Still,...

Tags: ARM, Misc