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HTC talks the One X bootloader, blames AT&T

HTC talks the One X bootloader, blames AT&T

06 May, 2012 | comments (23)

Today AT&T is launching its version of of the LTE-equipped One X (internationally known as One XL). But those users hoping to unlock the bootloader will be disappointed the smartphone isn't supported by the HTC bootloader unlocking program. HTC...


Motorola RAZR gets Android 4.0.4 ICS update in Greece

Motorola RAZR gets Android 4.0.4 ICS update in Greece

05 May, 2012 | comments (37)

According to Motorola's Ice Cream Sandwich software update schedule, the GSM version of the RAZR is bound to get the desired Android update package any moment now. But as it happens, one happy RAZR owner in Greece got the official ICS update earlier...


You can sign up for updates on US Galaxy S III (but not pre-order)

You can sign up for updates on US Galaxy S III (but not pre-order)

04 May, 2012 | comments (52)

Yesterday, Samsung announced that its brand new flagship, the Galaxy S III, will hit Europe on May 29. Availability in the US will come some time in June - and you can now sign up for updates on the Samsung US web site. The sign up page has a...


New WP-powered Samsung 'Mandel' images leak

New WP-powered Samsung 'Mandel' images leak

04 May, 2012 | comments (44)

We first heard about the Samsung Mandel at the end of last year, when it got out that both Samsung and HTC were planning on launching a pair of LTE-enabled Windows Phones sometime in 2012, most likely by the end of Q2. Whether or not the Mandel...


Carphone Warehouse: pre-order Galaxy S III, get a free Tab 10.1

Carphone Warehouse: pre-order Galaxy S III, get a free Tab 10.1

04 May, 2012 | comments (47)

The Samsung Galaxy S III deals for the UK keep rolling in - Carphone Warehouse have it up for pre-order both on contract with several carriers and SIM free. Here's the kicker - if you go for the on-contract option, you'll be getting a free Samsung...


Apple and Samsung get 99% of the total mobile phone profits

Apple and Samsung get 99% of the total mobile phone profits

04 May, 2012 | comments (105)

Looks like it's a grim time to be a mobile phone manufacturer if you are not Apple or Samsung. According to the latest report by Asymco, Apple and Samsung accounted for 99 percent of the total mobile phone profits, with HTC taking the remaining 1...


LG announces Optimus LTE2 with 2GB of RAM

LG announces Optimus LTE2 with 2GB of RAM

04 May, 2012 | comments (110)

Not to be outdone by its Korean counterpart, LG announced its own flagship smartphone on the same day as the the Galaxy S III. The Optimus LTE2, as it is called, is no less when it comes to features and specifications and in some aspects even...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III coverage wrap-up

Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III coverage wrap-up

03 May, 2012 | comments (204)

The first Samsung Unpacked event for this year is now over and, just as expected, it was all about the new Samsung Android flagship. After months of rumors, the I9300 Galaxy S III finally went official and it looks like it has what it takes to pick...


Samsung Galaxy S III to hit the UK on May 30, already priced

Samsung Galaxy S III to hit the UK on May 30, already priced

03 May, 2012 | comments (74)

Barely out the door, the Samsung Galaxy S III is already up for preorder in the UK. Samsung's newest Android flagship is slated for a May 29 launch in Europe, but the carriers that have so far confirmed they'll carry the S III point to May 30 as a...


The beast released: Samsung Galaxy S III is official

The beast released: Samsung Galaxy S III is official

03 May, 2012 | comments (971)

Samsung has just unveiled its new flagship smartphone - the Android-running Galaxy S III. The ICS-running device has some big shoes to fill, but judging by that specs sheet, it might just be up to it. Samsung Galaxy SIII official...


The impressive Samsung Galaxy S III benchmarks are here

The impressive Samsung Galaxy S III benchmarks are here

03 May, 2012 | comments (159)

The Samsung Unpacked event is over and the Galaxy S III is now official. The new leader of the Samsung Android gang is powered by the new Exynos 4 Quad chipset, featuring four cores clocked at 1.4GHz and 1GB of RAM. Naturally, we were eager to...


Watch the Samsung Unpacked 2012 event live here

Watch the Samsung Unpacked 2012 event live here

03 May, 2012 | comments (146)

Samsung is holding an Unpacked event in London and we're on site to bring you the latest news as the event unfolds. The event promises to reveal the "dawn of the new GALAXY" and we're thinking what you're thinking - the Galaxy S 3 is minutes away...


Canalys: China is now a bigger smartphone market than the US

Canalys: China is now a bigger smartphone market than the US

03 May, 2012 | comments (46)

It's a time of change in the smartphone world and we've seen various analysts chime in. Now Canalys released its report and it contains an interesting detail - the US is no longer the biggest smartphone market in the world, as China overtook...


Samsung Galaxy S III rumor roundup: what to expect

Samsung Galaxy S III rumor roundup: what to expect

03 May, 2012 | comments (116)

It seems like years of waiting, but finally the almost historic (or at least that's what the hype might make you believe) London event is closing in. Just a couple of hours before we finally see what the next Galaxy flagship is all about, we will...


Pantech Vega Racer 2 now shipping in South Korea

Pantech Vega Racer 2 now shipping in South Korea

03 May, 2012 | comments (13)

Pantech unveiled the Vega Racer 2 last month and now South Koreans will actually be able to see it in flesh. Pantech just announced the device has started making its way from the factories to retailers around the country. The Vega Racer 2 is...


Samsung Galaxy S III leaks again hours before the announcement

Samsung Galaxy S III leaks again hours before the announcement

03 May, 2012 | comments (174)

This is becoming the iPhone all over again. Yet another Galaxy S III unit has escaped the Samsung R&D center and posed for some pictures. There aren't any specs to go with the photos, but those should be finally confirmed in a few hours. The...


LG Optimus L7 goes on sale in Europe and Asia today

LG Optimus L7 goes on sale in Europe and Asia today

03 May, 2012 | comments (21)

LG has officially released their mid-range Optimus L7 that they announced back at MWC 2012. The phone has gone on sale in Europe and certain regions in Asia. The LG Optimus L7 is a very run of the mill handset with specifications that we...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Nokia files patent claims against HTC, RIM and Viewsonic

Nokia files patent claims against HTC, RIM and Viewsonic

02 May, 2012 | comments (227)

With Lumia sales still unable to fill the coffers, Nokia has turned to its rich patent portfolio as an extra source of income. Nokia is suing HTC, RIM and Viewsonic for patent infringement in the USA and Germany. To be more specific, Nokia filed...


 Android in April 2012: ICS gets 4.9%, Gingerbread still king

Android in April 2012: ICS gets 4.9%, Gingerbread still king

02 May, 2012 | comments (39)

Google just updated the Android version distribution charts. In April the growth of Android Gingerbread finally started to slow down, while the ICS market share nearly doubled. The latest version of the Android OS - Ice Cream Sandwich now has a...


Samsung Galaxy S3 will launch in Blue and White

Samsung Galaxy S3 will launch in Blue and White

02 May, 2012 | comments (144)

We received an anonymous tip that the Carphone Warehouse inventory system lists the Samsung Galaxy S3 in two color versions. In other Galaxy S3 news, Unwire HK got their hands on a screen protector meant for the upcoming Samsung Android flagship,...