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Motorola lays off 1,200 employees in the U.S., China and India

Motorola lays off 1,200 employees in the U.S., China and India

08 March, 2013 | comments (37)

Motorola Mobility has sent an email to its workforce saying more than 10% of the personnel is going to be laid off, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. The email, which affects about 1,200 employees in the U.S, China and India...

Tags: Motorola, Misc, Rumors


Samsung, Apple to use wireless charging on their phones?

Samsung, Apple to use wireless charging on their phones?

08 March, 2013 | comments (86)

Wireless charging tech has been around for a few years now, but 2013 might be the year it finally goes mainstream. Industry sources say that Samsung and Apple are both working on wireless charging for their 2013 flagships smartphones. Samsung is...


Apple wins patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung in UK

Apple wins patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung in UK

08 March, 2013 | comments (153)

The Apple vs. Samsung legal kerfuffle continues, with the latest round going in favor of Apple. According to a UK court, Apple was not found guilty of infringing upon three of Samsung's patents. Samsung had claimed in court that Apple was...

Tags: Apple, Samsung


DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX get Jelly Bean 4.1.2

DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX get Jelly Bean 4.1.2

07 March, 2013 | comments (66)

Finally, Motorola has updated its DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX smartphones to Jelly Bean. Mind you, the update brings the devices to Android 4.1.2, and not 4.2, but it's still a push in the right direction. Weirdly, or rather not, the update does...


Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean hits the Sony Xperia J

Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean hits the Sony Xperia J

07 March, 2013 | comments (168)

Today is a good day for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates after the AT&T One X and Micromax A110 Canvas receiving the good update news, now it's Sony Xpera J's turn. The firmware update bears the 11.2.A.0.21 build number and updates the baseband as...


AT&T HTC One X is getting Jelly Bean update today

AT&T HTC One X is getting Jelly Bean update today

07 March, 2013 | comments (45)

The long awaited Jelly Bean update for the AT&T's HTC One X will launch today. That's nearly three months after the European HTC One X units got the Jelly Bean treatment and four months since the Asian One X users started getting update...

Tags: HTC, Android, AT&T


Micromax A110 Canvas 2 is getting Jelly Bean next week

Micromax A110 Canvas 2 is getting Jelly Bean next week

07 March, 2013 | comments (75)

When purchasing smartphones from relatively unknown manufacturers, you are rarely expecting to see much in terms of after-market support and firmware updates. Well Micromax is determined to prove that this doesn't necessarily have to be the case and...

Tags: Micromax, Android


Nokia joins Apple to secure injunction against Samsung

Nokia joins Apple to secure injunction against Samsung

07 March, 2013 | comments (800)

In a surprising move, Nokia will be supporting its market rival Apple to secure injunctions on several Samsung's product. The Finnish manufacturer will remain the only alien company to support the Cupertino giant in its appeal. Nokia in its...

Tags: Samsung, Apple, Nokia


Sony Xperia ZL goes on sale in Oz, priced at $699

Sony Xperia ZL goes on sale in Oz, priced at $699

07 March, 2013 | comments (68)

Sony Xperia ZL, which is the non-water-resistant brother of the popular Sony Xperia Z, is now available in Australia. The smartphone has been listed by MobiCity, an online retailer and the device costs you $699 for the unlocked version. Sony...


Samsung Galaxy Note III rumored to sport a 5.9-inch display

Samsung Galaxy Note III rumored to sport a 5.9-inch display

07 March, 2013 | comments (170)

The Samsung Galaxy Note II is just six months old now, but the rumors of the next generation Galaxy Note phablet have already started to make its rounds. The potential successor of the sensational Galaxy Note II is said to feature a 5.9" display,...


HTC sales continue to plummet in February

HTC sales continue to plummet in February

06 March, 2013 | comments (240)

It seems that poor HTC just can't catch a break. The company released the first 1080p smartphone in the US with the DROID DNA, followed by the first global 1080p smartphone - the HTC Butterfly and yet its sales have failed to pick up....

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Samsung prepares affordable Galaxy Pocket Neo for mid-May

Samsung prepares affordable Galaxy Pocket Neo for mid-May

06 March, 2013 | comments (37)

Samsung is preparing yet another affordable smartphone to join its team of entry-level droids. Dubbed the Galaxy Pocket Neo, the upcoming droid is going to sit next to the Galaxy Young and Galaxy Fame. The information comes from a report by...


Nokia celebrates 2 million Lumia devices sold in China

Nokia celebrates 2 million Lumia devices sold in China

06 March, 2013 | comments (166)

According to a report by WinP.cn, what you see below is the Nokia team celebrating two million Nokia Lumia activations in China alone. More impressively, it only took the company from December 5 through March 5 to achieve this. What's even...


Screenshots confirm Smart scroll and Smart pause for Galaxy S IV

Screenshots confirm Smart scroll and Smart pause for Galaxy S IV

06 March, 2013 | comments (262)

Earlier this year Samsung trademarked Eye Scroll and Eye Pause and a couple of days ago the eye scrolling rumor reappeared. Today we can add several screenshots to the evidence that the Samsung Galaxy S IV will have both of these...


Android in Feb 2013: Jelly Bean grows, Gingerbread dominates

Android in Feb 2013: Jelly Bean grows, Gingerbread dominates

06 March, 2013 | comments (43)

The platform distribution numbers for Android in February are out and they bring little surprises. The trends from the previous few months continue, with Jelly Bean gaining ground on ICS and the now long outdated Gingerbread. The Gingerbread...


HTC One to hit Russia in April, to carry RUB 29,990 price tag

HTC One to hit Russia in April, to carry RUB 29,990 price tag

05 March, 2013 | comments (68)

Info on HTC One pricing keeps rolling in the flagship is expected to hit Russia on the first Sunday of April for RUB 29,990 ($977). This is according to info shared by Russian retailer Euroset, but other retailers should get the One around the...

Tags: HTC, Android


Next Apple iPhone might feature a smart stylus, rumor suggests

Next Apple iPhone might feature a smart stylus, rumor suggests

05 March, 2013 | comments (271)

As the rumor has it Apple might be working on a smart stylus for its next-gen iPhone 6. It should work the similar way as the Note and Note II S-Pens but support even more functionality. You should definitely take this one with a healthy pinch of...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 goes on sale, priced at 329

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 goes on sale, priced at 329

05 March, 2013 | comments (11)

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2, a recent addition to the extensive collection of smartphones from the company is up for grabs. The device has been listed on gigantti.fi, a Finnish retailer, with a price tag of 329 (about $428). Samsung Galaxy...


Purported official image of Samsung Galaxy S IV shows up

Purported official image of Samsung Galaxy S IV shows up

05 March, 2013 | comments (224)

Samsung Galaxy S IV rumors pop up by the day and the last one comes from the relentless leak mill evleaks. What looks to be a Galaxy S IV presentation slide, containing an image of the smartphone popped on the famous Twitter account...


Cell phone unlocking to be legalized in the United States

Cell phone unlocking to be legalized in the United States

05 March, 2013 | comments (29)

Back in October of last year, the Librarian of Congress decided to remove cell phone unlocking from the exceptions to the DMCA list, effectively rendering it illegal. The decision came into effect on January 26 of this year, forcing users to stay...