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Samsung Galaxy S II now shipping with Android 4.0 ICS

Samsung Galaxy S II now shipping with Android 4.0 ICS

21 May, 2012 | comments (130)

If you intend to buy a Galaxy S II, there is some good news for you. It seems Samsung is shipping all new Galaxy S II units with pre-installed Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. We've only received confirmation from the Indian market, but we guess...


Sony Xperia P, U and sola availability extends to Europe, US

Sony Xperia P, U and sola availability extends to Europe, US

21 May, 2012 | comments (55)

The availability of three of Sony's latest Xperia phones has widened to include Europe, it is getting a foothold in the States too and various other countries as well. The Sony Xperia U and P have been available in Hong Kong and Taiwan for a while...


Certain HTC products pass US customs

Certain HTC products pass US customs

21 May, 2012 | comments (20)

HTC has announced that some of its detained models are now passing the US custom review process and will reaching the carriers shortly. Exactly which models have passed is unknown but HTC is working closely with the US customs to ensure the issue...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


First sample photos from the Sony Xperia GX appear

First sample photos from the Sony Xperia GX appear

20 May, 2012 | comments (98)

The first camera samples from the 13MP camera of the Sony Xperia GX are out (through unofficial means, but still). The shots themselves are taken with an pre-release unit and indoors under not-so-good lighting, so it's too early to be talking image...


Introducing our new search widget for webmasters

Introducing our new search widget for webmasters

18 May, 2012 | comments (84)

Here at GSMArena we've spent a lot of time working on new tools to help you, our readers, pick the right smart device for you. The latest thing to come from our lab is a little different though - it's not for our homepage, it's meant to improve your...

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Canalys expects Android dominance to continue in 2012

Canalys expects Android dominance to continue in 2012

18 May, 2012 | comments (44)

Canalys shared a few predictions on the smartphone market in 2012. The analyst company expects recent trends to continue at least until the end of the year with Android remaining the most popular platform around. Canalys expects the global...

Tags: Android, Rumors


WP reportedly overtakes iPhone in China with 7% of market

WP reportedly overtakes iPhone in China with 7% of market

18 May, 2012 | comments (143)

While 7% of the Chinese smartphone market may seem like nothing to get excited about (especially considering Android had a staggering 68.4% last time we checked), it is an impressive statistic if you take into account that two months ago, not a...


LG Optimus TrueHD LTE goes on sale in Portugal

LG Optimus TrueHD LTE goes on sale in Portugal

18 May, 2012 | comments (12)

It seems that LG are keeping true to their word, as the LG Optimus TrueHD LTE is at long last available in Europe. The device, which has only been available in North America and Korea until now, had previously been announced by LG for a limited...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI, LTE


LG LS970 Eclipse 4G leaks again, has NFC and  removable battery

LG LS970 Eclipse 4G leaks again, has NFC and removable battery

18 May, 2012 | comments (27)

The monstrous LG LS970 Eclipse 4G LTE broke cover once again, revealing two more bits of its specs sheet. In case you missed it the first time around, the Sprint-bound smartphone packs a quad-core Krait processor (at 1.5GHz), 2GB of RAM, 13MP...


Galaxy S III gets 9 million pre-orders from 100 global carriers

Galaxy S III gets 9 million pre-orders from 100 global carriers

18 May, 2012 | comments (204)

Korea Economic Daily is reporting that the Samsung Galaxy S III has received over 9 million pre-orders from 100 carriers around the world. This information comes courtesy of a Samsung official who remains anonymous. Whichever way you look at...


ICS-powered HTC Desire C up for pre-order in the UK

ICS-powered HTC Desire C up for pre-order in the UK

17 May, 2012 | comments (31)

The HTC Desire C, which was officially announced on Tuesday, is now up for pre-order on the UK retailer Clove's website. The Desire C is one of the first entry-level smartphones to feature the latest version of Android 4.0, and has some...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


This might be the international Sony Xperia GX on video

This might be the international Sony Xperia GX on video

17 May, 2012 | comments (81)

When Sony announced the 13.2MP Xperia GX, many people complained about the "Japan-only" availability. Well, there just might be an international version of the phone in the works. A couple of hands-on videos have popped up on YouTube that show a...


Phones4U offers 32GB microSD card, flip case with S III preorders

Phones4U offers 32GB microSD card, flip case with S III preorders

17 May, 2012 | comments (43)

It seems that the UK is a great place to get a Samsung Galaxy S III - Phones4U is the latest retailer to offer a little something extra if you place your orders there. If you pre-order an S III, you'll get a free 32GB microSD card along with a...


LG Optimus LTE2 packs 4.7-inch screen, dual-core Krait CPU

LG Optimus LTE2 packs 4.7-inch screen, dual-core Krait CPU

17 May, 2012 | comments (51)

LG announced the Optimus LTE2 and bragged about the 2GB of RAM but said little else about the device. Today, they decided to fill in the blanks. There is no official word on a worldwide release of the LTE2, but it probably will venture out of South...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI, LTE


One X for US running different ROM to avoid Apple's patents

One X for US running different ROM to avoid Apple's patents

17 May, 2012 | comments (57)

Yesterday, we reported that the AT&T version of the HTC One X and the EVO 4G LTE are being detained by the US customs as per the court order by ITC for violating one of Apple's patents. Now as it turns out, these particular phones aren't using...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


HTC Desire C benchmarked ahead of release

HTC Desire C benchmarked ahead of release

16 May, 2012 | comments (19)

Constantly in the limelight these days, the HTC Desire C just won't keep out of the headlines. The smartphone is not even released yet, but curious (and lucky) fellow journalists have already put it through its paces with the usual benchmark...


NTT Docomo announces dual-core Samsung Galaxy S III (SC-06D)

NTT Docomo announces dual-core Samsung Galaxy S III (SC-06D)

16 May, 2012 | comments (33)

Unsurprisingly, the summer lineup of the Japanese carrier NTT Docomo includes the high-profile Samsung Galaxy S III. What caught our eye, however, is that the Japanese version makes use of a dual-core Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 1.5GHz processor (MSM8960)...


UK customers to get the Galaxy S III a day early

UK customers to get the Galaxy S III a day early

16 May, 2012 | comments (47)

Samsung have announced that eager customers who pre-order the upcoming Galaxy S III flagship from the Samsung Brand Store in Westfield Stratford City, can receive their device a day before its official release date – specifically on May 29th at...


OpenSignalMaps devs tell the Android fragmentation story

OpenSignalMaps devs tell the Android fragmentation story

16 May, 2012 | comments (27)

Every now and then the topic of Android fragmentation pops up, but this time we get to learn a developer's thoughts on it. Whether you think having multiple versions of a platform simultaneously available operating system is important or not, in...

Tags: Android


Specs for HTC Ville C leak, a cheaper One S with Sense 4.5

Specs for HTC Ville C leak, a cheaper One S with Sense 4.5

16 May, 2012 | comments (29)

The rumor mill can no longer gossip about the HTC Desire C after it went official yesterday, but the HTC Ville C has come to fill its place. Ville, if you recall, was the codename for the HTC One S and according to the rumors, the Ville C is a...