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Phil Schiller bashes the Galaxy S4, says it runs on dated OS

Phil Schiller bashes the Galaxy S4, says it runs on dated OS

14 March, 2013 | comments (384)

Apple's senior vice president of marketing - Phil Schiller - bashed Samsung and Google in an interview, hours before the Galaxy S IV announcement. Schiller claims Samsung is launching the Galaxy S IV "with a year-old operating system" and the...


An alleged official render of Sony Xperia SP leaks

An alleged official render of Sony Xperia SP leaks

14 March, 2013 | comments (43)

Sony Xperia SP has been wandering rumorland for quite some time. Most recently we heard the phone will be announced at a press event in Moscow on March 18. We even saw some live pictures of the gadget. Today an official-looking render image is...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Dual SIM Samsung Galaxy S4 images surface

Dual SIM Samsung Galaxy S4 images surface

14 March, 2013 | comments (97)

There are several leaks of the upcoming flagship from Samsung that have surfaced over the last couple of days, and today, just hours before the launch event for the Galaxy S IV, we see yet another one pop up. This time it is a Dual SIM device, and...


Samsung Galaxy S4 video demos leak

Samsung Galaxy S4 video demos leak

13 March, 2013 | comments (92)

The Galaxy S IV announcement is just around the corner, scheduled for later today, and the leaks are flying in from all sides. This time we see some demo videos showing certain aspects of the Galaxy S IV such as the web browser, the Floating...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Google I/O 2013 tickets sell like hot cakes, all sold out now

Google I/O 2013 tickets sell like hot cakes, all sold out now

13 March, 2013 | comments (18)

While not a record-breaking sale (last year's tickets sold out in under 30 minutes), the sale period again shows how hot the developer event is. Regular attendees pay $900, while reduced $300 tickets apply for students and faculty staff. Of...

Tags: Google, Android, Misc


Andy Rubin steps down as Android chief, will stick around

Andy Rubin steps down as Android chief, will stick around

13 March, 2013 | comments (33)

Andy Rubin steps down as Android chief, and is replaced by Sundar Pichai. The news has been announced by Google's CEO Larry Page on the company's corporate blog. The reason for the leave isn't disclosed, as Page remains mum on the matter....

Tags: Google, Android, Misc


A new Motorola smartphone leaks, isn't the X Phone

A new Motorola smartphone leaks, isn't the X Phone

13 March, 2013 | comments (59)

An unknown Motorola smartphone has starred in a hands-on video on the Vietnamese Tinhte blog, which has leaked several high-profile smartphones in the past. According to the report, the yet unannounced Motorola smartphone carriers the XT912A...


Purple Sony Xperia Z hits UK in early April

Purple Sony Xperia Z hits UK in early April

13 March, 2013 | comments (38)

Sony Xperia Z is already available globally in black and white paintjobs, but the purple version is yet to be released. Clove UK has just announced it will receive purple Sony Xperia Z stock in early April and is already taking orders for it. The...

Tags: Sony, Android


HTC One Developer Edition for the US announced, costs $649

HTC One Developer Edition for the US announced, costs $649

13 March, 2013 | comments (40)

HTC has announced a Developer Edition of its upcoming HTC One flagship smartphone. It will be available only stateside and will cost $649. The HTC One for developers is carrier-unlocked and comes with unlocked bootloader and 64GB of internal...

Tags: HTC, Android


Sony to hold a press event in Moscow on March 18

Sony to hold a press event in Moscow on March 18

13 March, 2013 | comments (118)

Russian tech site Hi-Tech Mail has learned that Sony will hold a press event on March 18 in Moscow. Boosted by the wild success of its Xperia Z flagship, the company is set to announce its refreshed mid-range lineup in the face of the Xperia SP and...


Samsung to update the Galaxy S III with a better screen and battery

Samsung to update the Galaxy S III with a better screen and battery

13 March, 2013 | comments (81)

Samsung might be working on a refreshed Galaxy S III edition with a better display, a bigger battery and wireless charging. Reportedly, the new battery capacity will be 2400 mAh - 14% more powerful than the original unit. There is no info on what...


EE UK confirms LTE support for Samsung Galaxy S IV

EE UK confirms LTE support for Samsung Galaxy S IV

13 March, 2013 | comments (21)

Samsung's upcoming flagship, the Galaxy S IV, is apparently set to feature support for at least one 4G LTE network, namely on the 1800MHz spectrum in the UK. This was confirmed by British carrier EE in a tweet...

Tags: Samsung, Android


HTC One UK launch delayed to March 29

HTC One UK launch delayed to March 29

12 March, 2013 | comments (53)

The HTC One will be delayed in the UK from the previous projected March 15 until the end of the month - on March 29. The information comes from HTC itself, which contacted one of UK's retailer Clove that are offering the device on...

Tags: HTC, Android


Confirmed: Samsung Galaxy S IV to use PowerVR SGX 544 graphics

Confirmed: Samsung Galaxy S IV to use PowerVR SGX 544 graphics

12 March, 2013 | comments (213)

Samsung unveiled the Exynos 5 Octa platform a while ago, but it didn't specify the graphics it used. With the Exynos 5 chipset (the one inside the Nexus 10) Samsung used the ARM's Mali T604 GPU chips. Today Imagination Technologies announced its...

Tags: Samsung


Samsung Galaxy S IV I9502 video surfaces, reveals more secrets

Samsung Galaxy S IV I9502 video surfaces, reveals more secrets

12 March, 2013 | comments (317)

The Samsung Galaxy S III was a master-class in secret keeping by Samsung, but its successor seems much harder to keep under wraps. Yesterday we saw the first live photos of the alleged dual-SIM version of the Galaxy S IV for China Unicom and now we...


AT&T starts rolling out Jelly Bean updates for its Sony Xperia TL

AT&T starts rolling out Jelly Bean updates for its Sony Xperia TL

12 March, 2013 | comments (11)

Sony Xperia TL, which is the US version of the "James Bond" phone, is one of the better looking mid-range smartphones in the market. The good news for all of you who got the AT&T version of the Xperia TL smartphone is that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean...

Tags: AT&T, Sony, Android


Nokia readies aluminum Lumia 928 with xenon flash for Verizon

Nokia readies aluminum Lumia 928 with xenon flash for Verizon

12 March, 2013 | comments (87)

A curious rumor surfaced today, saying that Nokia Lumia 920 for Verizon will be called Lumia 928 and will feature a different shell and a xenon flash. The Nokia Lumia 928 is rumored to replace the polycarbonate body with an aluminum chassis. The...


Nokia 808 PureView and 701 get a firmware update

Nokia 808 PureView and 701 get a firmware update

12 March, 2013 | comments (58)

If you thought the Symbian platform was already dead, you thought wrong. Nokia has just pushed a "Telephony update" for the Symbian OS on Nokia 701 and 808 PureView. The update is small in size and you can get it over-the-air. According to...

Tags: Nokia, Symbian


Motorola Mobility fires R&ampD staff in China, leaves only 200 salesmen

Motorola Mobility fires R&D staff in China, leaves only 200 salesmen

12 March, 2013 | comments (18)

It's hard not to feel bad for Motorola and its belt-tightening measures and layoffs that were announced last week. On top of the 4000 employees that were sacked last year from Motorola, 1200 more will be shown the door in the coming weeks, and...

Tags: Google, Motorola, Misc


Samsung teases the Galaxy S IV with a dark and mysterious image

Samsung teases the Galaxy S IV with a dark and mysterious image

12 March, 2013 | comments (247)

We are just two days away from the official unveiling of the next generation Galaxy S smartphone tentatively called the Galaxy S IV in New York. But it seems Samsung is having a hard time keeping the phone under wraps until then and has decided...