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Android 4.1 arrived on Motorola DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX

Android 4.1 arrived on Motorola DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX

25 December, 2011 | comments (52)

Users of Verizon's Motorola DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX have received a lovely Christmas present from the manufacturer. Multiple reports have confirmed that Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean is now seeding to the first generation DROID RAZR family. The...


 Sony Xperia T gets Jelly Bean update as a Christmas present

Sony Xperia T gets Jelly Bean update as a Christmas present

24 December, 2012 | comments (89)

Sony has unexpectedly launched a firmware update for its flagship Android smartphone the Xperia T a couple of months ahead of what was initially scheduled. The Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update then comes just like a Christmas present for...


ZTE confirms 5-inch FHD Grand S devices ahead of CES arrival

ZTE confirms 5-inch FHD Grand S devices ahead of CES arrival

24 December, 2012 | comments (23)

ZTE seems to be quite eager to unveil that Grand S beast smartphone. So much so in fact that the company jumped the gun and spilled some beans on its upcoming 5-inch device ahead of its CES debut on the event's website. The Grand S will be...

Tags: ZTE, Android, Touch UI


BlackBerry N-Series smartphone shows up in a live photo

BlackBerry N-Series smartphone shows up in a live photo

24 December, 2012 | comments (54)

Only a few days after its touchscreen sibling made a couple of appearances, RIM's BlackBerry N-Series smartphone emerged in a duo of live photos. The soon to be revealed BlackBerry 10 smartphone packs a hardware QWERTY keyboard in addition to its...


Huawei Chairman shows off 6.1

Huawei Chairman shows off 6.1" Ascend Mate ahead of CES

23 December, 2012 | comments (143)

At a Huawei store in Guangzhou, China, Richard Yu Huawei Chairman of devices showed off the Ascend Mate - a 6.1" quad-core Android smartphone with a 1080p resolution. The device is said to be powered by a quad-core K3V3 chip clocked at 1.8 GHz,...


Nokia details UK availability for the Lumia 920, 820 and 620

Nokia details UK availability for the Lumia 920, 820 and 620

23 December, 2012 | comments (74)

Nokia has officially announced it’s extending the market availability the Lumia 920, Lumia 820 and Lumia 620 in the UK. Throughout January and February next year, the trio of Windows Phone 8 devices will be reaching most major UK carriers and...


Google and Motorola said to be working on X Phone, to hit in 2013

Google and Motorola said to be working on X Phone, to hit in 2013

22 December, 2012 | comments (135)

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Google and its Motorola branch are working on a future high-end smartphone to rival the Apple iPhone and the Galaxy S lineup. Dubbed simply the “X Phone”, the device is expected to show up...


Nielsen totals for 2012 see Google dominate the US

Nielsen totals for 2012 see Google dominate the US

21 December, 2012 | comments (83)

The Nielsen Company, one of the global leaders in consumer market research and trend analysis, has released its Nielsen Tops of 2012 report, which looks at the top Web and mobile companies between January and October of 2012. On all fronts,...

Tags: Apple, Google


Apple has 53.3% of US sales in last trimester, Android strong in EU

Apple has 53.3% of US sales in last trimester, Android strong in EU

21 December, 2012 | comments (82)

According to data gathered by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech Apple has secured a 53.3% sales share in the US in the 12 weeks ending on November 25. The main culprit for the impressive result is the iPhone 5. Apple has passed the 50% mark for the first...

Tags: Apple, Samsung, HTC, Nokia, Sony


Rumor: Sony Yuga to be called Xperia Z, to get IP57 certification

Rumor: Sony Yuga to be called Xperia Z, to get IP57 certification

21 December, 2012 | comments (100)

Sony's flagship for next year, the C660X Xperia Yuga, is bound to get a more market-friendly name before launch and rumor has it that it will be Xperia Z. The phone will also have IP certification for dust and water resistance and a low-reflectivity...


RIM's first full-touch BB 10 phone to be called BlackBerry Z10?

RIM's first full-touch BB 10 phone to be called BlackBerry Z10?

21 December, 2012 | comments (93)

RIM has a January 30 event on its calendar when it will probably officially announce its new BlackBerry 10 OS and the first smartphones to carry it. We've seen them leak several times before, but now a marketing image has made its way to the...


Oppo's Find 5 won't be getting a European release

Oppo's Find 5 won't be getting a European release

20 December, 2012 | comments (38)

Oppo was one of several Chinese manufacturers to make headlines with devices sporting 5" displays of 1080p resolution. The smartphone is slated to hit the US market at the very wallet-friendly price of $499 off contract, quite a bargain compared to...


Galaxy Note II Developer Edition headed to Verizon

Galaxy Note II Developer Edition headed to Verizon

20 December, 2012 | comments (17)

Samsung USA's official website revealed an upcoming Galaxy Note II Developer Edition for Verizon. As you've probably guessed this is a version with unlocked bootloader, but otherwise identical to the regular version, which has been available for a...


Samsung starts the Premium Suite rollout for the S III in the UK

Samsung starts the Premium Suite rollout for the S III in the UK

20 December, 2012 | comments (101)

The Premium suite update for the Galaxy S III has started rolling out in the UK. Most of the new features come from the Note II phablet, including MultiView, which lets two apps share the big screen for better multitasking. There are improvements...


Motorola launches a white version of the RAZR i in the UK

Motorola launches a white version of the RAZR i in the UK

20 December, 2012 | comments (17)

Motorola is releasing a white version of the RAZR i for the UK market. Each of the smartphone's panels has been colored in white, including the Kevlar back. We must say, the result is pretty great. Beginning December 22, the white RAZR i will...


EE UK loses Lumia 920 exclusivity, Vodafone will get it soon

EE UK loses Lumia 920 exclusivity, Vodafone will get it soon

19 December, 2012 | comments (52)

The Nokia Lumia 920 was initially released in the UK as an Everything Everywhere exclusive, but it seems the exclusivity period is about to expire. Vodafone Britain announced through its website that it will be offering the Lumia 920 starting in...


Samsung acknowledges Exynos exploit, promises quick fix

Samsung acknowledges Exynos exploit, promises quick fix

19 December, 2012 | comments (58)

In an official statement, Samsung has confirmed a reported vulnerability in Exynos kernel code that could be exploited by certain applications. This includes the international versions of the Samsung Galaxy S III, S II, and Note II. It is...


Acer V360 Jelly Bean droid leaks again, this time with more photos

Acer V360 Jelly Bean droid leaks again, this time with more photos

19 December, 2012 | comments (13)

The Acer V360 leaked a few days ago, but now it's back with even more photos. The V360 will come with Jelly Bean out of the box. It has a slightly bigger screen than the S500, though it's a step down in terms of specs. Most of the specs of the...


iSuppli: Samsung tops Nokia as the cellphone top dog in 2012

iSuppli: Samsung tops Nokia as the cellphone top dog in 2012

19 December, 2012 | comments (125)

IHS iSuppli has released a preliminary forecast report for the total shipments of cellphone companies in 2012 and has unsurprisingly it shows that that Samsung is in the lead. This is the first time in 14 years that a company other than Nokia has...


Lenovo unveils K860i Android smartphone with beefier chipset

Lenovo unveils K860i Android smartphone with beefier chipset

19 December, 2012 | comments (38)

Lenovo is looking to update its K860 smartphone with the upcoming K860i, but the changes aren't what you'd call groundbreaking. The K860i features double the RAM and internal storage of the original, at 2 GB and 16 GB, respectively. The quad-core...