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Samsung Galaxy Note II gets Android 4.1.2 update

Samsung Galaxy Note II gets Android 4.1.2 update

11 December, 2012 | comments (129)

The Note II has been selling very well for the Korean tech giant, so it's understandable that Samsung has been hard at work at getting all of the kinks out of the 4.1 Jelly Bean release. This latest update is being pushed out now to both the...


Samsung ATIV S now available in Austria, soon in Sweden

Samsung ATIV S now available in Austria, soon in Sweden

11 December, 2012 | comments (15)

Announced back in the end of August, the Samsung ATIV S was expected to be available to users this month. However, the device was never to be seen anywhere up until now when it popped up on T-Mobile Austria's website. The carrier currently...


FM radio  might come on Windows Phone 8 devices after update

FM radio might come on Windows Phone 8 devices after update

11 December, 2012 | comments (65)

Windows Phone 7.x supported FM radio from day one, but the arrival of Windows Phone 8 axed the support for that feature. As it turned out though, all the currently available WP8 smartphone have the required hardware inside and it's the software that...


IDC: Samsung and Apple on top of connected devices market

IDC: Samsung and Apple on top of connected devices market

11 December, 2012 | comments (51)

Analysts at IDC took a look at the connected device market - a category that encompasses computers, tablets and smartphones - and found that the phone and tablet market has a strong influence on the performance of individual companies and will only...

Tags: Samsung, Apple, Lenovo, HP, Sony


RIM quietly teases its upcoming BlackBerry 10 smartphone

RIM quietly teases its upcoming BlackBerry 10 smartphone

10 December, 2012 | comments (82)

With the official launch of BlackBerry 10 scheduled for January 30, 2013, RIM decided to cause some excitement by teasing one of its upcoming smartphones. The back of the company's yet to be announced product got partially revealed on its official...


Pantech Vega IM-A860 gets leaked via Wi-Fi cert

Pantech Vega IM-A860 gets leaked via Wi-Fi cert

10 December, 2012 | comments (13)

It seems someone is making 1080p mobile displays and quad-core S4 Pro processors like they're going out of style, as Pantech is now rumored to be working on a FullHD smartphone of its own. Everyone is keen to catch-up to HTC's DNA smartphone,...


HTC One XL, ONE X+, EVO 4G LTE get PlayStation certification

HTC One XL, ONE X+, EVO 4G LTE get PlayStation certification

10 December, 2012 | comments (39)

Just after its two-month anniversary, the PlayStation Mobile store got support for a few new HTC devices: the HTC One XL, the EVO 4G LTE and the One X+. They are joining the already supported One X, One S and One V bringing the number of...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Best Buy offers $50 discount on iPhone 5 and 4S in the US

Best Buy offers $50 discount on iPhone 5 and 4S in the US

10 December, 2012 | comments (30)

Best Buy is offering a $50 discount on the iPhone 5 and 4S. The smartphones are available for all major carriers in the US that carry them - Verizon Wireless, AT&T and Sprint. You could arrange a device from Verizon and Sprint to be shipped...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Leaked Jelly Bean update list gives hope tor HTC owners

Leaked Jelly Bean update list gives hope tor HTC owners

10 December, 2012 | comments (97)

A leaked list of HTC smartphones to receive the Jelly Bean update includes several variants of the One S and One X, as well as the Droid Incredible 4G and EVO 4G. HTC has been a little late to the party in regards to letting everyone know if and...


Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for Asus PadFone 2 now available

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for Asus PadFone 2 now available

10 December, 2012 | comments (13)

Asus has just released the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update for the PadFone 2. The device was announced back in October and is available in limited countries around the world, with most major markets still on the waiting list. The build date is...


Sony Xperia E and E Dual will be priced around 160 euro

Sony Xperia E and E Dual will be priced around 160 euro

10 December, 2012 | comments (35)

Sony announced the Xperia E and Xperia E dual entry-level Androids last week but said nothing about their price. It turns out, though, that the press releases that Sony Mobile Germany sent out sheds some light on it. The single-SIM Xperia E will...


LG announces 10 million L-Series Android smartphones sold

LG announces 10 million L-Series Android smartphones sold

09 December, 2012 | comments (53)

LG announced that it has sold 10 million of its L-Series smartphones to date. The number includes the entire range from the entry-level LG Optimus L3, through the Optimus L5 and Optimus L7, all the way to the imposing looking Optimus...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Motorola updates Jelly Bean upgrade schedule

Motorola updates Jelly Bean upgrade schedule

08 December, 2012 | comments (54)

Motorola has updated the software update schedule for its Android devices, clarifying approximately when some of these eligible devices will be getting the coveted Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update. Starting with the US market, the RAZR M update...


Huawei VP confirms Galaxy Note II competitor is in the works

Huawei VP confirms Galaxy Note II competitor is in the works

07 December, 2012 | comments (162)

Huawei's Senior Vice President Yu Chengdong confirmed the manufacturer is indeed working on a galaxy Note II competitor. He went even further telling us to wait for Huawei's device, because it will be much better and cheaper than the phablet top...


Upcoming ZTE flagship with 5-inch 1080p display pictured

Upcoming ZTE flagship with 5-inch 1080p display pictured

07 December, 2012 | comments (56)

ZTE is trying to force itself back into the conversation of impressively-spec'd smartphones from relatively unknown manufacturers with the new Nubia Z5 flagship. Eerily similar to the likes of the Oppo Find 5, the ZTE Nubia Z5 is set to...

Tags: ZTE, Android, Touch UI


HTC Windows Phone 8S arrives in the UK with a modest price tag

HTC Windows Phone 8S arrives in the UK with a modest price tag

07 December, 2012 | comments (44)

The HTC Windows Phone 8S has arrived at the UK scene and is already available in several stores (both real and online). The phone aims to provide affordable entry into the tile-filled world of Windows Phone 8. The best deal at the moment is...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Android 4.0 ICS update for LG Optimus 2X now available

Android 4.0 ICS update for LG Optimus 2X now available

07 December, 2012 | comments (247)

LG Optimus 2X owners in Europe can finally breath a sigh of relief! After nearly half a year of it-will-get-it-it-won't-get-it drama, the former LG flagship finally started receiving its ICS update. The firmware version of the update ROM is V30a....

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


HTC Butterfly announced for the international market

HTC Butterfly announced for the international market

07 December, 2012 | comments (129)

HTC has officially unveiled the Butterfly, which is the GSM variant of the J Butterfly released in Japan two months ago. The smartphone previously leaked as Deluxe DLX is going to become the new HTC flagship. For those who are not aware, the...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


T-Mobile US will officially carry Apple products in 2013

T-Mobile US will officially carry Apple products in 2013

06 December, 2012 | comments (33)

T-Mobile US just took a major step in becoming more competitive. The carrier announced that it will officially carry Apple products beginning in 2013. The Big Magenta delivered the important news in a rather stealthy fashion. The...

Tags: Apple


Samsung Galaxy S IV to come in April with unbreakable screen?

Samsung Galaxy S IV to come in April with unbreakable screen?

06 December, 2012 | comments (327)

Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S IV is making the headlines again with new rumors hinting at a possible April 2013 announcement date. In addition, Reuters is reporting some gossip about an unbreakable display that the flagship will be featuring....