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Android in Apr 2013: JB overtakes ICS, Gingerbread still rules

Android in Apr 2013: JB overtakes ICS, Gingerbread still rules

02 May, 2013 | comments (42)

Google unveiled the latest numbers showing the adoption of the various Android versions in the past month (April 2013). This report is the first to use the new, more realistic metric. It keeps track of how many users manually visited the Play Store....


iOS 7 to feature a major UI redesign with a flat new look

iOS 7 to feature a major UI redesign with a flat new look

02 May, 2013 | comments (92)

We have already talked about iOS 7 getting a major redesign under the leadership of Apple's Senior Vice President of Industrial Design - Jony Ive. Now we are hearing more reports from the people familiar with the matter that iOS 7 will be going for...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


LG Optimus G Pro for AT&T goes official

LG Optimus G Pro for AT&T goes official

01 May, 2013 | comments (14)

AT&T has just announced it will be launching the LG Optimus G Pro flagship on May 10. It will be an AT&T exclusive smartphone and will go on pre-order on May 3. AT&T's Optimus G Pro is almost identical with its international sibling. It has a...

Tags: LG, Android, AT&T


Android 4.3 running on several devices already, server logs show

Android 4.3 running on several devices already, server logs show

01 May, 2013 | comments (44)

When Google I/O is underway, there’s usually some new Android version waiting to be unveiled. Despite all the murmurs about Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, this I/O might bring just 4.3 Jelly Bean. The version number first showed up in logs of the...

Tags: Android, Rumors


HTC Watch closes in six EU countries on May 31

HTC Watch closes in six EU countries on May 31

01 May, 2013 | comments (23)

HTC Watch video service was launched back in May 2011 with the HTC Sensation smartphone. It offers various Hollywood movies for rent and download. As it seems though it didn't gather enough interest and HTC will be limiting its availability. HTC...

Tags: HTC, Android


Apple iPhone 5S allegedly coming  on June 20

Apple iPhone 5S allegedly coming on June 20

01 May, 2013 | comments (123)

We all know that the upgraded iPhone 5 is just around the corner and a leaked internal document from a Japanese carrier reveals that the next generation iPhone will be announced on June 20 and will be available in the stores by July. The...


HTC M4 surfaces, looks like a mid-range variant of the HTC One

HTC M4 surfaces, looks like a mid-range variant of the HTC One

01 May, 2013 | comments (72)

It seems HTC is planning on releasing a younger sibling to the critically acclaimed HTC One. The HTC M4 as it is called for now (the One was called M7 at one point) looks very similar to the HTC One but will have downgraded specifications and a...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Nokia will make a major announcement in Delhi on May 9

Nokia will make a major announcement in Delhi on May 9

30 April, 2013 | comments (191)

Nokia will hold a major announcement in New Delhi on May 9. The Finnish manufacturer sent out invitations calling for a "time to shift gears". Curiously, Nokia's Indian announcement precedes the company’s scheduled Lumia event in London by...

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TCL S606 low-cost WP handset goes on sale in China

TCL S606 low-cost WP handset goes on sale in China

30 April, 2013 | comments (14)

A low-cost TCL S606 Windows Phone 7.5 smartphone went quietly on sale in China. The handset is a product of the joint venture between TCL and Alcatel. The TCL S606 packs a modest spec sheet to go with its clean design. It features a...


Alleged details on the camera sensor of Sony Honami emerge

Alleged details on the camera sensor of Sony Honami emerge

30 April, 2013 | comments (104)

Hot on the heels of the leak from a couple of days back, more alleged details on the upcoming Sony Honami flagship emerged. This time around, the rumor mill brings information on the camera tech of the upcoming Sony smartphone flagship. Sony...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Samsung Galaxy S4 on Sprint gets its first OTA update

Samsung Galaxy S4 on Sprint gets its first OTA update

30 April, 2013 | comments (32)

Samsung's latest flagship smartphone is now available across the globe and the smartphone is now up for grabs in the US after the initial delay. The good news for all the Galaxy S4 consumers on Sprint is that the device is now getting its first OTA...


Micromax A115 Canvas 3D goes official in India, priced at INR9,999

Micromax A115 Canvas 3D goes official in India, priced at INR9,999

30 April, 2013 | comments (93)

Images of Micromax A115 Canvas 3D leaked earlier and now, the company has officially launched the smartphone in India. The first 3D smartphone from the firm will sport a 5" stereoscopic 3D display and features a 1 GHz dual-core processor,...


Kantar: WP on the rise in th US, BB down, Android ahead of iOS

Kantar: WP on the rise in th US, BB down, Android ahead of iOS

30 April, 2013 | comments (109)

Android and iOS are slugging it out for the top spot in the US smartphone market, but the OS that showed the biggest year over year growth for the first quarter was Windows Phone, according to the latest report from Kantar. Microsoft’s mobile OS...


US variants of Galaxy S4 ship with locked bootloaders

US variants of Galaxy S4 ship with locked bootloaders

30 April, 2013 | comments (49)

CyanogenMod developed Steve Kondik has confirmed in his post on Google+ that the AT&T version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with a locked bootloader. As you may know, an unlocked or unlockable bootloader is imperative if you want to run a...


16GB HTC One to hit Taiwan carriers this week

16GB HTC One to hit Taiwan carriers this week

29 April, 2013 | comments (33)

A word has arrived that HTC One with 16GB of built-in memory will make it to its home market this week. All three major wireless service providers in Taiwan will offer the smartphone with the new, lower storage capacity. The largest carrier...

Tags: HTC, Android


iPhone 5S rumored to feature 2MP front camera, dual-shot support

iPhone 5S rumored to feature 2MP front camera, dual-shot support

29 April, 2013 | comments (210)

The much anticipated next gen Apple iPhone (be it 5S or 6) continues to make the rounds in the rumor mill. According to the latest gossip it will feature an improved 2 megapixel front-facing camera. The report comes from iOSDoc and says the...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


LTE-enabled LG Optimus F5 now available

LTE-enabled LG Optimus F5 now available

29 April, 2013 | comments (12)

LG announced the Optimus F5 back in February, prior to the MWC in Barcelona. We were promised the Optimus F5 by the end of Q2 and here it is arriving right on schedule. The first country to get the LG Optimus F5 is France. The handsets should be...

Tags: LG, Android


Alleged specs of Sony Honami and Togari flagships leak

Alleged specs of Sony Honami and Togari flagships leak

29 April, 2013 | comments (140)

Sony is rumored to be working on two new flagships for the second half of the year. They are codenamed Honami and Togari and will likely have version numbers of C670X (Honami) and likely C680X for Togari. How we're hearing some new information...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Huawei P6-U06 leaked, claims the thinnest smartphone title

Huawei P6-U06 leaked, claims the thinnest smartphone title

29 April, 2013 | comments (27)

Huawei is known for building thin smartphones and it looks like the company has done it again. The specifications and images of Huawei P6-U06 have been leaked online and if the info is indeed legit the device might be the world's thinnest...

Tags: Huawei, Android, Rumor


Samsung announces Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, with new S4-like design

Samsung announces Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, with new S4-like design

29 April, 2013 | comments (90)

Samsung announced a brand new 7" Android tablet, dubbed Galaxy Tab 3 7.0. It brings the now familiar S4 styling (just like its 8" cousin) and comes in Wi-Fi and 3G versions, with the 3G one being fully voice call capable. It even adds a proximity...

Tags: Samsung, Android