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comScore sees Apple’s Q1 market share up in US

comScore sees Apple’s Q1 market share up in US

04 May, 2013 | comments (35)

The comScore market analysis group has released its findings for the three month period ending in March of 2013. Apple has seen the biggest point change among all of the manufacturers polled, with a 2.7% increase in market share amongst smartphone...


Samsung Galaxy S Advance gets Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update

Samsung Galaxy S Advance gets Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update

03 May, 2013 | comments (363)

Samsung has announced the roll out of the much-awaited Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for its Galaxy S Advance smartphones. Users of the device had a wait which was a bit longer than usual, but, nevertheless, the update is finally here. The...

Tags: Samsung, Android


LG reportedly confirmed to build the Nexus 5 smartphone

LG reportedly confirmed to build the Nexus 5 smartphone

03 May, 2013 | comments (181)

The popular Google Nexus 4 was built by LG and, apart from the early manufacturing mishap, the Korean manufacturer seems to have done its job with the smartphone pretty well. Rumors of the next generation Nexus smartphone are already growing...


BlackBerry R10 poses for the camera in red and white

BlackBerry R10 poses for the camera in red and white

03 May, 2013 | comments (57)

A third member of the new BlackBerry family of smartphones has posed for the camera. The BlackBerry R10, as it's called, is going to join the already available Z10 and the Q10, which is soon hitting the market. The BlackBerry R10 isn't yet...

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OmniVision launches the smallest full HD camera chip

OmniVision launches the smallest full HD camera chip

03 May, 2013 | comments (20)

OmniVision has officially launched its smallest full HD camera chip sensor, designed exclusively for front facing camera applications in smartphones, tablets and ultrabooks. The OV2724 chip is capable of delivering frame rates of 1080p/60 HD...

Tags: OmniVision, Misc


US DoD approves BB10 and Samsung Knox

US DoD approves BB10 and Samsung Knox

03 May, 2013 | comments (29)

The US Department of Defense has confirmed that they have approved the use of devices running the BlackBerry 10 operating system and the BlackBerry PlayBook with BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 on their network. But BlackBerry 10 is not the...


Nokia CEO talks hero device, phablet, carrier exclusivity

Nokia CEO talks hero device, phablet, carrier exclusivity

03 May, 2013 | comments (54)

Nokia CEO, Stephen Elop, and CFO, Timo Ihamuotila, talked to UK’s Mobile Magazine about an upcoming ‘hero’ device (presumably the Lumia 928), a phablet and Nokia’s entire range of devices. The hero device should launch by the end of June and...


Did Nokia use a Lumia 928 to shoot a private concert in NY?

Did Nokia use a Lumia 928 to shoot a private concert in NY?

03 May, 2013 | comments (44)

It was odd to hear that a Finnish band used a Samsung smartphone to record its music video, but it seems that Nokia had its own little concert. The Nokia Blog is reporting there was a private concert in New York featuring Ed Sheeran (who works with...


Motorola 'XFON' for AT&T leaks again

Motorola 'XFON' for AT&T leaks again

03 May, 2013 | comments (20)

The upcoming Motorola device known as the X Phone has surfaced yet again. @evleaks has uncovered two new images that show bits of both the front as well as the back of the device. The front images show the phone placed inside a dummy case,...


Apple releases iOS 6.1.4 update for the iPhone 5

Apple releases iOS 6.1.4 update for the iPhone 5

03 May, 2013 | comments (48)

Apple has released a new iOS update exclusively for the iPhone 5. This update bumps the version number to 6.1.4 and includes just one tiny little change. According to the change log, the 6.1.4 update brings ‘updated audio profile for...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


HTC removes HDR microphone from the One's spec sheet

HTC removes HDR microphone from the One's spec sheet

02 May, 2013 | comments (35)

HTC has removed the HDR microphone from HTC One's specs sheet, promo pages and local official websites. This is a result of the legal battle between Nokia and the supplier - ST Microelectronics. In case you've missed the news, HTC's flagship...

Tags: HTC, Android


Samsung Galaxy Note III to pack Exynos 5 Octa, 8-core Mali-450

Samsung Galaxy Note III to pack Exynos 5 Octa, 8-core Mali-450

02 May, 2013 | comments (172)

The Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa platform couldn't make it to all the Galaxy S4 flagships, so it was replaced by the fastest Snapdragon chipset available at that moment - the Snapdragon 600. According to SamMobile's trusted insider, all Galaxy Note...


LG Optimus G2 spotted at Bluetooth SIG and in benchmarks

LG Optimus G2 spotted at Bluetooth SIG and in benchmarks

02 May, 2013 | comments (22)

It's been six months since the LG Optimus G was released and it seems we have already come across its successor. The Optimus G2, as it is being called, was spotted getting its Bluetooth certification at the Bluetooth SIG and also in AnTuTu benchmark...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


HTC posts complete Q1 2013 results, projections for Q2 2013

HTC posts complete Q1 2013 results, projections for Q2 2013

02 May, 2013 | comments (102)

HTC is still in a downhill slide, posting negative growth numbers quarter after quarter. Today, the company has released its consolidated results for the first quarter of the year and everything is down compared to the same quarter last year. The...

Tags: HTC


Android in Apr 2013: JB overtakes ICS, Gingerbread still rules

Android in Apr 2013: JB overtakes ICS, Gingerbread still rules

02 May, 2013 | comments (42)

Google unveiled the latest numbers showing the adoption of the various Android versions in the past month (April 2013). This report is the first to use the new, more realistic metric. It keeps track of how many users manually visited the Play Store....


iOS 7 to feature a major UI redesign with a flat new look

iOS 7 to feature a major UI redesign with a flat new look

02 May, 2013 | comments (92)

We have already talked about iOS 7 getting a major redesign under the leadership of Apple's Senior Vice President of Industrial Design - Jony Ive. Now we are hearing more reports from the people familiar with the matter that iOS 7 will be going for...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


LG Optimus G Pro for AT&T goes official

LG Optimus G Pro for AT&T goes official

01 May, 2013 | comments (14)

AT&T has just announced it will be launching the LG Optimus G Pro flagship on May 10. It will be an AT&T exclusive smartphone and will go on pre-order on May 3. AT&T's Optimus G Pro is almost identical with its international sibling. It has a...

Tags: LG, Android, AT&T


Android 4.3 running on several devices already, server logs show

Android 4.3 running on several devices already, server logs show

01 May, 2013 | comments (44)

When Google I/O is underway, there’s usually some new Android version waiting to be unveiled. Despite all the murmurs about Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, this I/O might bring just 4.3 Jelly Bean. The version number first showed up in logs of the...

Tags: Android, Rumors


HTC Watch closes in six EU countries on May 31

HTC Watch closes in six EU countries on May 31

01 May, 2013 | comments (23)

HTC Watch video service was launched back in May 2011 with the HTC Sensation smartphone. It offers various Hollywood movies for rent and download. As it seems though it didn't gather enough interest and HTC will be limiting its availability. HTC...

Tags: HTC, Android


Apple iPhone 5S allegedly coming  on June 20

Apple iPhone 5S allegedly coming on June 20

01 May, 2013 | comments (123)

We all know that the upgraded iPhone 5 is just around the corner and a leaked internal document from a Japanese carrier reveals that the next generation iPhone will be announced on June 20 and will be available in the stores by July. The...