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Samsung may announce new Exynos chipset today

Samsung may announce new Exynos chipset today

10 July, 2014 | comments (26)

Samsung teased a new Exynos announcement today via its official Exynos social account on Twitter. The teaser is very short, with just a teasing text and a cool picture. The tweet says: Tomorrow we have something new and exciting to show you. Stay...

Tags: Samsung, Misc


Control your Google camera app with Android Wear

Control your Google camera app with Android Wear

09 July, 2014 | comments (6)

Ever want to control your Google camera application from a distance? Well big G has added a nifty little update that might tickle your fancy: you'll soon be able to control your phone or tablet's camera shutter from your Android Wear...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Apple loses voice recognition patent case in China

Apple loses voice recognition patent case in China

09 July, 2014 | comments (61)

Apple recently took the Zhizen Internet Technology company to court to prove that they didn't commit patent infringement on the Chinese company's voice recognition software. The Beijing First Intermediate Court however, ruled that Apple's lawsuit...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Two new Samsung phones surface via benchmark

Two new Samsung phones surface via benchmark

09 July, 2014 | comments (47)

A couple of yet unheard of Samsung smartphones have been spotted getting results over at GFXBench. They are the SM-G5308W and the SM-G8508S. The former is a lower-midrange offering that sports Qualcomm's first ever 64-bit mobile chipset (the...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Introducing our friendlier, more powerful search tool

Introducing our friendlier, more powerful search tool

09 July, 2014 | comments (51)

We spend most of our workdays searching for phones that match various requirements and since you're reading GSMArena we guess you do too! To that end we've updated our Phone and Tablet finder tool to make it both easier to use and more...

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Flying to the UK? Better charge your devices

Flying to the UK? Better charge your devices

09 July, 2014 | comments (47)

The UK announced that it will follow in the footsteps of the US, which recently announced it will require all airline passengers with personal electronics to power them on in order to prove they're not housing any explosives. This will mean...

Tags: Misc


Asymco: Smartphone penetration reaches 70% in the US

Asymco: Smartphone penetration reaches 70% in the US

09 July, 2014 | comments (19)

It's been seven years since the iPhone launched and smartphone adoption is the US has skyrocketed in the period since. Back then smartphones were in the minority only innovators (which come even before early adopters) carried around a BlackBerry...

Tags: Apple, Android, Misc


Sony Xperia Z1 Compact finally hits the US market

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact finally hits the US market

09 July, 2014 | comments (41)

The first "real" compact flagship, Sony's Xperia Z1 Compact, has finally made its way to the US. Available in European markets not long after its announcement in January, the device is now available through Sony's online store. This latest...

Tags: Sony, Android


Dual SIM Nokia Lumia 530 certified by the FCC

Dual SIM Nokia Lumia 530 certified by the FCC

09 July, 2014 | comments (27)

Nokia is preparing to release its second dual-SIM Windows Phone handset, a version of the yet unannounced Nokia Lumia 530. The device (model name RM-1020) was certified by the FCC, which provides the telling diagram on the left (note the "SIM1"...


Google pulls HTC One M7, Z Ultra and G Pad 8.3 from the Play Store

Google pulls HTC One M7, Z Ultra and G Pad 8.3 from the Play Store

09 July, 2014 | comments (15)

Google has pulled the HTC One (M7), the Sony Z Ultra and the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play editions from the Play Store. The concept of the Google Play edition devices was announced at I/O last year and the first two phones to be launched included...

Tags: Google, Android


Samsung's shotgun approach to selling phones fails in Q2

Samsung's shotgun approach to selling phones fails in Q2

08 July, 2014 | comments (113)

Samsung's been hitting every market of the cell phone game for a while now, hitting and excelling in the low, mid, and top tiers of the industry. However, the company's Q2 2014 earnings projections reflect a drop in profits compared to its 2013 Q2...

Tags: Samsung, Android


BlackBerry boasts about the Passport's square screen

BlackBerry boasts about the Passport's square screen

08 July, 2014 | comments (78)

Most smartphones this day follow a similar design format: a rectangular screen. The formula has worked so far, especially with all-touch screen devices, but this design hasn't really been challenged or altered in quite some time and has resulted in...


Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact to be in stores in September

Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact to be in stores in September

08 July, 2014 | comments (57)

Sony will out a new top of the line smartphone before the end of this year, and judging by its past actions that should happen during IFA in September. Just last week we heard that the 'full size' Z3 would be joined in Sony's portfolio by the Z3...

Tags: Android, Sony, Rumors


Android in June: KitKat gains 4 points, 56% of users on JB

Android in June: KitKat gains 4 points, 56% of users on JB

08 July, 2014 | comments (16)

Google's latest Android distribution report for June has the latest version of Android, version 4.4 KitKat, continuing to gain ground over older versions. KitKat has gained 4.1 points over its share in May, and now stands at 17.9%. This came at the...


Apple iPhone 5s tops sales charts in Q1 of this year

Apple iPhone 5s tops sales charts in Q1 of this year

08 July, 2014 | comments (68)

According to data coming from ABI Reseach, which includes analysis, market data and insights, the top 20 best selling devices in the first quarter of the year are dominated by Apple and Samsung. Apple has two devices in that period which saw good...


Apple iOS 8 beta 3 now available for developers

Apple iOS 8 beta 3 now available for developers

08 July, 2014 | comments (21)

Apple is now rolling out the iOS 8 beta 3 firmware update. It brings various improvements, new features and new options. The iOS 8 Beta 3 allows the T-Mobile USA subscribers to use Wi-Fi Calling for better audio quality. The new firmware also...


ZTE unveils Nubia Z7, Z7 Max and Z7 mini

ZTE unveils Nubia Z7, Z7 Max and Z7 mini

08 July, 2014 | comments (23)

You can stop guessing now, ZTE unveiled its Nubia Z7 flagships, app three of them. Meet the Nubia Z7, Z7 Max and Z7 mini. And before you get the wrong impression, the Z7 Max is actually a cut down version of the regular Z7 and the Z7 mini is taller...

Tags: ZTE, Android, Dual SIM


Sony outs Xperia C3 selfie phone - 5MP front snapper with LED flash

Sony outs Xperia C3 selfie phone - 5MP front snapper with LED flash

08 July, 2014 | comments (66)

Sony Xperia C3 is now official, just as Sony promised yesterday. It comes with a 5.5 IPS display of 720p resolution, enhanced with Sony's Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 for better image quality. The Xperia C3 s powered by the Snapdragon 400 chipset with...

Tags: Sony, Android


Xiaomi launches the Mi 3 smartphone in India for $250

Xiaomi launches the Mi 3 smartphone in India for $250

08 July, 2014 | comments (117)

Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has launched its first smartphone in the Indian market, the Xiaomi Mi 3. The phone is priced at ₹14,999 ($250) and will go on sale on July 15. The Xiaomi (pronounced 'shao-mee') Mi 3 is the company's flagship...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


iPhone 6 Sapphire display gets put to the test

iPhone 6 Sapphire display gets put to the test

07 July, 2014 | comments (123)

Turns out that Apple's purchase of sapphire crystal factories weren't in vain, because the iPhone 6's display is very, very durable. Or so it seems in a recently posted video that displays the 4.7" panel being put through scratch...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors