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Google Nexus 5 aces BaseMark X gaming benchmark

Google Nexus 5 aces BaseMark X gaming benchmark

30 October, 2013 | comments (53)

If all the rumors and teasers are to be trusted, Google will be announcing the LG-made Nexus 5 this Friday. The flagship has leaked numerous times revealing all there is to know about its design, specs and even pricing. We've already seen...

Tags: LG, Android, Google


Xolo Q900 is a quad-core smartphone for €155

Xolo Q900 is a quad-core smartphone for €155

30 October, 2013 | comments (32)

Xolo Q900, the company's latest quad-core smartphone, has launched in India. It comes with a 4.7-inch 720 display and is powered by the MT6589 chipset with four ARM Cortex-A7 cores clocked at 1.2GHz, PowerVR SGX544 graphics and 1GB of...


5 million Samsung Galaxy Note 3s sold in the first month

5 million Samsung Galaxy Note 3s sold in the first month

30 October, 2013 | comments (177)

Analysts expect the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to take up the slack now that the Galaxy S4 has passed 40 million sales and demand is weakening. According to Korean publication Hankooki (quoting the president of Samsung Mobile), the Note 3 phablet is off...

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More Nexus 5 images leak, Sprint version confirmed

More Nexus 5 images leak, Sprint version confirmed

30 October, 2013 | comments (20)

The oft-pictured Google Nexus 5 built by LG has been making the rounds quite a bit over the past several months. It left little to the imagination in terms of appearance, specifications, software version, and even pricing. The only thing that's...

Tags: Google, Android, LG


Dual-SIM HTC One Max crops up in Vietnam

Dual-SIM HTC One Max crops up in Vietnam

30 October, 2013 | comments (8)

Before the HTC One Max was officially unveiled, there were a few leaks showing a dual-SIM version. It showed up in Vietnam, although it was supposedly a unit headed for the Chinese market. It cost 21.6 million dong ($1,015), up from 17.9 million...

Tags: HTC, Android, Dual SIM


Sony Xperia L now getting Android 4.2.2

Sony Xperia L now getting Android 4.2.2

29 October, 2013 | comments (273)

Sony has started seeding Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean for the Xperia L smartphone. The update is available through the PC Companion and weighs about 700MB. In addition to bringing your Android version to 4.2.2, the update packs several tweaks to...

Tags: Sony, Android


Apple admits a battery issue in a small number of iPhone 5s units

Apple admits a battery issue in a small number of iPhone 5s units

29 October, 2013 | comments (76)

Earlier this month while going through our battery test of the iPhone 5s, we noted that on some occasions, the smartphone suffered from quick battery drain. Today, in a statement to The New York Times, Apple has acknowledged that a small number of...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Moto G makes an appearance on Motorola’s homepage

Moto G makes an appearance on Motorola’s homepage

29 October, 2013 | comments (15)

In a rather unexpected fashion, a mysterious Moto G device appeared alongside the Moto X on Motorola’s homepage. The link for the device was quickly removed, thus further piquing our interest. There is no information on what the Moto G might...

Tags: Motorola, Rumors


Sprint expands its 4G LTE coverage to 45 new markets

Sprint expands its 4G LTE coverage to 45 new markets

29 October, 2013 | comments (4)

Sprint has officially announced that it will be expanding its LTE coverage to 45 new markets in order to provide an enhanced experience to its consumers. In addition to the new markets (full list available here), the Sprint 4G LTE network will be...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2 gets benchmarked

Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2 gets benchmarked

29 October, 2013 | comments (23)

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2 has been spotted making its way through another Bluetooth SIG certification, and was even glimpsed in AnTuTu benchmark records. We first got a peek of the expected Galaxy Note 12.2 device back in early...


SIM-free HTC One Max now available in the UK

SIM-free HTC One Max now available in the UK

29 October, 2013 | comments (15)

HTC One Max was announced just two weeks ago. The UK was the first market the get it shortly after the official announcement via Vodafone. Now the unlocked and SIM-free model of the 5.9" phablet is hitting various retails across the...

Tags: HTC, Android


IDC: Nokia phone shipments decline, others on the rise

IDC: Nokia phone shipments decline, others on the rise

29 October, 2013 | comments (55)

Another analyst firm, IDC, put out a report detailing the phone market in Q3 this year. While it has slightly different numbers than Strategy Analytics, the picture it paints is pretty much the same.. IDC confirms that smartphone shipments have...


The Asus Padfone Infinity 2 hits Europe

The Asus Padfone Infinity 2 hits Europe

29 October, 2013 | comments (15)

ASUS is already selling the new Padfone Infinity 2 in Europe. More specifically, the phone and Padfone Station dock are now available for purchase is Norway. There, the combo is sold for 6295 NOK (€770). This marks the smartphone's debut on...

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Samsung now sells 1 million mobile devices <i>per day</i>

Samsung now sells 1 million mobile devices per day

29 October, 2013 | comments (74)

David Eun, executive vice president at Samsung, revealed today at Samsung's Developer Conference that Samsung sells some 1 million mobile devices every day. This includes smartphones, tablets, and anything that can be considered mobile. Eun's...

Tags: Android, Samsung


Nokia Q3 report shows 8.8 million Lumia sales

Nokia Q3 report shows 8.8 million Lumia sales

29 October, 2013 | comments (98)

Nokia published its financial results for the quarter ending in September – let's have a look at how the company did in its final quarter before selling its legendary phone business. Sales for Nokia Group decreased 22% year on year €5.662...


Samsung Galaxy Note 3 gets a bug-squashing update

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 gets a bug-squashing update

29 October, 2013 | comments (54)

The Snapdragon 800-version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is getting an over-the-air firmware update. It weighs 116MB and should be available to all SIM-free and unlocked N9005 models any moment now. According to the official changelog the update...

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SA: Samsung smartphone lead expands as Apple falters

SA: Samsung smartphone lead expands as Apple falters

29 October, 2013 | comments (119)

Strategy Analytics is reporting on the smartphone market and had to use the word "record" a lot. Smartphone shipments worldwide for the third quarter of this year grew 45% to reach a record 251 million units, the first time ever smartphone...


Motorola announces Ara, a new modular phone concept

Motorola announces Ara, a new modular phone concept

29 October, 2013 | comments (144)

We have seen the ambitions Phonebloks concept in the past. But while the idea was definitely amazing, it was hard not to get cynical about its success, considering it was just guy with an idea trying to get the attention of companies around the...

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BlackBerry Z30 will hit the Verizon shelves in November

BlackBerry Z30 will hit the Verizon shelves in November

28 October, 2013 | comments (16)

Verizon Wireless announced pricing and availability of the BlackBerry Z30. The Canadian flagship smartphone will be available in November for $199.99 with a two-year contract, or 22.91 per month for 24 months for users who opt for the Verizon...

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Nexus 5 specs get revealed by Wind Mobile in Canada

Nexus 5 specs get revealed by Wind Mobile in Canada

28 October, 2013 | comments (53)

The latest LG Nexus 5 leak comes from Canada. The specs of the yet to be announced smartphone got revealed in a pre-registration page for the Canadian wireless carrier Wind Mobile. The sign-up page has subsequently been taken down. It...

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors