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New Xiaomi Mi-Two handset is first ever with quad-core Krait

New Xiaomi Mi-Two handset is first ever with quad-core Krait

16 August, 2012 | comments (119)

Hold on to your hats folks, Xiaomi just announced the Xiaomi Mi-Two - the first ever handset to use the Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064 S4 Pro chipset, which blew current mobile chipsets out of the water in early benchmarks. It's nothing like the early...


Google evidently working on Play Store gift cards and wishlist

Google evidently working on Play Store gift cards and wishlist

16 August, 2012 | comments (15)

Google recently started seeding the latest v3.8.15 update to the Play Store app to Android devices. While on the surface the app seems to bring just minor UI changes, the file size was too great for such a minor change. The super sleuths at...


Official Jelly Bean ROM for Samsung Galaxy S III I9300 leaks

Official Jelly Bean ROM for Samsung Galaxy S III I9300 leaks

15 August, 2012 | comments (73)

Another proof that Samsung is hard at work on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for its Galaxy S III flagship has emerged. An official Samsung Jelly Bean 4.1.1 ROM for the I9300 has surfaced in a ten-minute long video, thus showing us what the...


Galaxy Note 10.1 is now official in the US, hits stores tomorrow

Galaxy Note 10.1 is now official in the US, hits stores tomorrow

15 August, 2012 | comments (48)

Following its Europe and Asia releases, Samsung just launched the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet in the United States. The announcement came at a dedicated event in New York. Sporting a 10.1-inch display with a 1280x800 resolution, the tablet has some...


Verizon DROID RAZR HD to feature an 8 MP camera

Verizon DROID RAZR HD to feature an 8 MP camera

15 August, 2012 | comments (33)

Despite earlier reports, the upcoming DROID RAZR HD will not feature the extended battery capacity of its RAZR MAXX counterpart. This is disappointing, as there was talk that the undisputed king of our battery life test may finally have met its...


HTC, Samsung and Sony smartphones grab EISA awards

HTC, Samsung and Sony smartphones grab EISA awards

15 August, 2012 | comments (67)

HTC, Samsung and Sony have a reason to celebrate today - their smartphones picked several EISA (European Imaging and Sound Association) awards in different categories. And if you're wondering what EISA is, it's an industry body representing 50...


Did the Samsung Galaxy Note II screen glass leak too?

Did the Samsung Galaxy Note II screen glass leak too?

15 August, 2012 | comments (41)

Today seems to be a day for display glass leaks. This one is allegedly of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note II, which will be announced on August 29. The screen size is 5.5", which is in line with the rumored specs, but is quite angular - it looks...


This might be the screen glass of an upcoming Nokia WP8 phone

This might be the screen glass of an upcoming Nokia WP8 phone

15 August, 2012 | comments (88)

As Nokia is gearing up for the upcoming launch of its new Windows Phone 8 handsets (which should happen at Nokia World in September), it's practically inevitable that a part or two - and hopefully even a whole phone - would leak. Today's item was...


Black Galaxy S III spotted on T-Mobile's website

Black Galaxy S III spotted on T-Mobile's website

15 August, 2012 | comments (33)

The mythical black Galaxy S III has been spotted couple of times in the past, the first time in Samsung's own Facebook pictures and the second time on a UK retailer's website. Now the phone has been discovered spinning on T-Mobile's website...


Adobe Flash Player to drop out of the Google Play Store today

Adobe Flash Player to drop out of the Google Play Store today

15 August, 2012 | comments (84)

Adobe announced last year in November that it is going to stop developing the mobile version of the Flash Player for Android but the app will continue to be provided through the (then) Android Market. A couple of months ago, Adobe saw the...


Alleged Samsung N7100 Galaxy Note II official photo surfaces

Alleged Samsung N7100 Galaxy Note II official photo surfaces

14 August, 2012 | comments (230)

The official announcement of the Samsung N7100 Galaxy Note II is just a couple of weeks away now, but only now we see what the new phoneblet might actually look like. We just got an alleged photo of the upcoming device, which reveals its front...


Gartner: Android dominance continues, iPhone growth slows

Gartner: Android dominance continues, iPhone growth slows

14 August, 2012 | comments (122)

Another day, another Q2 report - Gartner put out its assessment of the mobile phone world for the second quarter of this year, detailing how individual companies and smartphone OSes did. Interestingly, the worldwide market saw only 419 million...


Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE from Sprint to go on sale for $199.99

Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE from Sprint to go on sale for $199.99

14 August, 2012 | comments (19)

Fans of QWERTY keyboards on phones can rejoice as the Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE will go on sale this Sunday, August 19 on Sprint in the US and is available for pre-order right now. The phone is priced at $199.99 on a contract, which is a bit...


Sony Xperia S gets a coat of silver paint

Sony Xperia S gets a coat of silver paint

14 August, 2012 | comments (33)

Sony has announced that their first smartphone (since they split up with Ericsson) will be available in a new shade of silver, which does look a lot more gray than silver to our eyes. Until now the Xperia S was only available in black and white...


Next gen iPhone to allegedly go on pre-order on September 12

Next gen iPhone to allegedly go on pre-order on September 12

14 August, 2012 | comments (125)

Last month we reported that the next generation iPhone is said to be unveiled on September 12. Now according to the latest information, once again courtesy iMore, the next iPhone will be available for pre-order on the very same day. This is...


T-Mobile bound, Windows 8 running Samsung handset leaks

T-Mobile bound, Windows 8 running Samsung handset leaks

13 August, 2012 | comments (24)

It appears that Windows Phone fans who are customers of T-Mobile US are in for a treat in the near future. A Windows Phone 8 running Samsung smartphone, carrying the T-Mobile specific model number SGH-T899 has leaked out in a user agent...


Black Galaxy S III goes up for pre-order in the UK

Black Galaxy S III goes up for pre-order in the UK

13 August, 2012 | comments (72)

When a black Galaxy S III appeared on Samsung's 2012 Olympics Facebook page, many people, us included, were having doubts about its existence and eventual availability. UK retailer MobileFun, however, has put everyone's doubt to rest with its...


Leaked: iPhone 5 smaller dock and motherboard

Leaked: iPhone 5 smaller dock and motherboard

13 August, 2012 | comments (82)

The latest leaks, concerning the next generation iPhone show what appears to be the new motherboard and the new smaller dock connector. The motherboard is different from the one used in the iPhone 4S. It features a smaller SIM tray and it...


ICS update for LG Optimus 2X is coming after all

ICS update for LG Optimus 2X is coming after all

13 August, 2012 | comments (84)

LG Optimus 2X users must be getting sea sick of all the back and forth - LG committed to upgrading its former flagship to Android 4.0 ICS nearly a year ago, then there was a delay and then LG Canada tweeted that the update just won't...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Motorola to lay off 20% of its workforce, focus on fewer devices

Motorola to lay off 20% of its workforce, focus on fewer devices

13 August, 2012 | comments (49)

Motorola Mobility has announced that it'll be giving the boot to 20 percent of its workforce in the coming months. This is one of the few restructuring steps the company is taking, after it went under Google's ownership. In addition to the...

Tags: Motorola, Google, Misc