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Official Android 4.3 for Samsung Galaxy S III rolling out now

Official Android 4.3 for Samsung Galaxy S III rolling out now

04 November, 2013 | comments (137)

It was just yesterday that the unofficial Android 4.3 update for the Samsung Galaxy S III leaked. It looked like the real deal but the ROM lacked KNOX security support and widgets were still using the old TouchWiz design. Today this very same...

Tags: Samsung, Android


iOS Engineering VP retires after 23 years with Apple

iOS Engineering VP retires after 23 years with Apple

04 November, 2013 | comments (18)

The iOS team lost a key member a couple of months ago as Henri Lamiraux, iOS Engineering Vice President at Apple, has retired. Lamiraux has been working at Apple since 1990, that's 23 years, but his retirement went unnoticed until someone spotted it...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Misc


Apple iPad Air opening weekend sales to set a new record

Apple iPad Air opening weekend sales to set a new record

03 November, 2013 | comments (125)

Apple might be facing big issues with the production of the Retina screen-packing second generation of its iPad mini, but the iPad Air appears to be more than capable of making up for it. According to Piper Jaffray's analyst Gene Munster, the Air...

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Android 4.3 for Samsung Galaxy S III leaks

Android 4.3 for Samsung Galaxy S III leaks

03 November, 2013 | comments (76)

Samsung has committed to bringing Android 4.3 Jelly Bean to its Galaxy S III former flagship and the rollout should start in a few weeks’ time. If you know your way around flashing a ROM manually, though, you don’t even have to wait that long as a...

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New Samsung W2014 flip phone runs Snapdragon 800 processor

New Samsung W2014 flip phone runs Snapdragon 800 processor

02 November, 2013 | comments (113)

After the Galaxy Golden, Samsung has announced a new high-end Android-based flip phone, called the W2014. Samsung has partnered with China Telecom to make this handset for the 'Heart of the World' charity concert. The W2014 is the fastest...

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Samsung Z9005 Redwood appears in a hands-on video

Samsung Z9005 Redwood appears in a hands-on video

02 November, 2013 | comments (59)

After getting spotted in live photos last month, the Tizen booting Samsung Z9005 made another appearance. This time around, the smartphone showed up in an extensive hands-on video. The video is close to ten minutes in length. It gives us a good...

Tags: Samsung, Tizen, Rumors


Android in October 2013: Jelly Bean crosses the 50% mark

Android in October 2013: Jelly Bean crosses the 50% mark

02 November, 2013 | comments (34)

Google detailed the state of Android OS versions in October and it's has shown that Jelly Bean has passed the 50% adoption rate mark. The three JB releases have all gained ground at the expense of the outdated versions. 2.3 Gingerbread still...


Counterpoint: Nokia climbs to 4th place in US smartphone market

Counterpoint: Nokia climbs to 4th place in US smartphone market

02 November, 2013 | comments (128)

Nokia has struggled to get into the US market for years now, but it seems that its hard work is finally starting to pay off. Counterpoint Research reports that in Q3 of this year Nokia leapfrogged several makers to reach the fourth spot among...


Motorola Moto G specs and pricing confirmed

Motorola Moto G specs and pricing confirmed

01 November, 2013 | comments (66)

Motorola's upcoming midrange Moto G smartphone has been hinted at several times over the past few days, first as a phantom reference on Motorola's homepage next to the Moto X, then last night from @evleaks. Now, we've got a fresh promo card from...


Huawei Ascend W2 is a budget  WP8 handset

Huawei Ascend W2 is a budget  WP8 handset

01 November, 2013 | comments (32)

In case you forgot Huawei is a Windows Phone partner. And the Chinese brought the first non-Nokia WP8 launch in a while, the Huawei Ascend W2 (the successor of the Ascend W1). The phone goes after the Nokia Lumia 520 by targeting "value-savvy"...


SA: Android takes a 81% slice of the Q3 smartphone pie

SA: Android takes a 81% slice of the Q3 smartphone pie

01 November, 2013 | comments (96)

The analysts over at Strategy Analytics has posted a report on the global smartphone shipments for Q3 2013. For the period, over 251 million smartphones have been shipped worldwide. This marks a significant growth of 45% on an annual basis -...


Black Nexus 5 16GB out of stock, others ship with delays

Black Nexus 5 16GB out of stock, others ship with delays

01 November, 2013 | comments (72)

The Google Play Store was out of Nexus 5 16GB stock a couple of hours after the device was officially announced. The 16GB units are still out of stock in the US Play Store. There are 32GB units available – both Black and White – but the bad news...

Tags: Google, Android, LG


Apple iPad Air goes on sale today, iPad mini 2 nowhere in sight

Apple iPad Air goes on sale today, iPad mini 2 nowhere in sight

01 November, 2013 | comments (41)

Just as Apple promised at the announcement event, the iPad Air is up for sale now. The Apple Store, major carriers worldwide as well as select brick-and-mortar and online stores are offering the latest and greatest iOS slate. The Apple...

Tags: Apple, iOS


HTC bringing Android 4.4 to all the HTC One in the US in 90 days

HTC bringing Android 4.4 to all the HTC One in the US in 90 days

01 November, 2013 | comments (43)

HTC has shown remarkable commitment to the HTC One regarding the software updates, eschewing traditional notions that OEMs don't update their phones in a timely manner. Sticking to that commitment, HTC has now announced that it will be updating the...

Tags: HTC, Android


Motorola to update DROID Mini, Maxx, Ultra and Moto X to 4.4

Motorola to update DROID Mini, Maxx, Ultra and Moto X to 4.4

01 November, 2013 | comments (12)

Yesterday, Google announced the Android 4.4 KitKat update, arriving on the Nexus 5 first and some of the other Nexus devices later. Now it's the turn of the Android OEMs announce when they will be bringing the update to their devices. Being a wholly...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Alleged image of Motorola Moto G leaks out on Twitter

Alleged image of Motorola Moto G leaks out on Twitter

01 November, 2013 | comments (17)

After appearing alongside the Moto X on Motorola’s website the other day, the yet to be announced Moto G showed up yet again. This time, an image of the smartphone, along with some alleged specs made the rounds on Twitter. Alleged photo of the...


Android 4.4 KitKat official, aims to reach 1 billion users

Android 4.4 KitKat official, aims to reach 1 billion users

31 October, 2013 | comments (114)

Android 4.4 KitKat has been officially announced and as usual, the latest version of the Android OS debuts alongside the a new Nexus, the Nexus 5. So, what's new? Well, the 4.4 KitKat aims to reach the next 1 billion users and it will scale...

Tags: Google, Android


LG Nexus 5 is official, runs Android 4.4 KitKat

LG Nexus 5 is official, runs Android 4.4 KitKat

31 October, 2013 | comments (152)

The leak storm is finally over, Google has just made the Nexus 5 official. The latest Nexus smartphone is manufactured by LG. It rocks a 4.95" LCD display with 1080p resolution, which adds up to a pixel density of 445 ppi. The good news keeps on...

Tags: LG, Android, Google


The US gets the pink Galaxy Note 3 on November 11

The US gets the pink Galaxy Note 3 on November 11

31 October, 2013 | comments (13)

It seems Samsung has already manufactured enough pink Galaxy Note 3 units and it's ready to launch it across the globe. Earlier today we saw Phones 4U announcing the start of the UK sales of the third color option and now Newegg in the United States...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Nexus 5 torn down in front of a camera

Nexus 5 torn down in front of a camera

31 October, 2013 | comments (35)

Here is another Google Nexus 5 leak. In case you aren't tired of seeing the smartphone leaking from pretty much every corner of the universe, here we have yet another set of pictures for you. This time the Nexus 5 poses in front of a camera with...

Tags: LG, Android, Google