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Android 4.2.2 OTA update hits the HTC One in Taiwan

Android 4.2.2 OTA update hits the HTC One in Taiwan

02 July, 2013 | comments (46)

It arrived a bit later than initially promised, but the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for the international HTC One has finally been launched over-the-air travel to happy owners in Taiwan. The update is quite beefy, at 465 MB, and updates...

Tags: HTC, Android


Apple and SKT negotiate over LTE-A version of iPhone 5S

Apple and SKT negotiate over LTE-A version of iPhone 5S

01 July, 2013 | comments (50)

An SK Telecom executive, who preferred to stay anonymous, confirmed the carrier has approached Apple to negotiate an LTE-Advanced capable version of the next iPhone. According to the unnamed executive "SK Telecom is approaching Apple to put our...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Nokia should look to Android to stay afloat, analyst says

Nokia should look to Android to stay afloat, analyst says

01 July, 2013 | comments (803)

Many attribute Nokia's decline in recent years to its exclusive reliance on Microsoft's Windows Phone platform as its only outlet into the world of smartphones. Now one analyst argues that if Nokia has any hope of righting the ship, it must begin...


Kantar: Android dominates EU, WP closes gap to iOS

Kantar: Android dominates EU, WP closes gap to iOS

01 July, 2013 | comments (55)

According to market reasearch company Kantar Worldpanel, Android is the dominating force in the top five European countries accounting for well over 70% of the market. The UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain are not the only countries where the...


Android 4.2 update rolling out for HTC One Dual Sim

Android 4.2 update rolling out for HTC One Dual Sim

01 July, 2013 | comments (33)

HTC created a special Dual Sim version of its HTC One flagship, which is limited to several markets like India, China and Russia. Strangely enough this is also the first One variant to receive Android 4.2.2 (not counting the Nexus Edition), the...

Tags: HTC, Android, Dual SIM


Sony C906 'Honami' system dump reveals new UI

Sony C906 'Honami' system dump reveals new UI

01 July, 2013 | comments (212)

Yesterday, we saw some leaked images of the upcoming Sony Xperia handset, known for now by the codename ‘Honami’. Now, a system dump of the device has surfaced, which reveals some details about the hardware and showcase some of the new UI...


Nokia Amber update for WP8 Lumias coming in August

Nokia Amber update for WP8 Lumias coming in August

30 June, 2013 | comments (115)

The Nokia Lumia 925 launched with a new and improved software and Nokia promised to make it available to its older WP8 phones in the summer with the so-called Amber update. Now we've got a more concrete time frame thanks to the Nokia Spain's Twitter...


Purported images of low-cost iPhone back cover emerge

Purported images of low-cost iPhone back cover emerge

29 June, 2013 | comments (164)

Alleged photos of a back cover for an upcoming low-cost iPhone have made the rounds on the web. The images reveal a bright-green back shell, which falls in line with previous rumors about a cheaper iPhone, bound to offered in multiple colors....

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Alleged press images of Sony Xperia i1 Honami leak out

Alleged press images of Sony Xperia i1 Honami leak out

29 June, 2013 | comments (108)

After posing for live shots yesterday, the Sony Xperia Honami made yet another appearance. This time around, the yet to be revealed top-shelf smartphone showed up in alleged press images, reportedly taken from a Xperia i1 Honami system dump....

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Nokia sets up Trade-up program for your used phone in the US

Nokia sets up Trade-up program for your used phone in the US

29 June, 2013 | comments (122)

Nokia, in partnership with Clover Wireless, has launched a trade in program for the US. The initiative allows you to give your old smartphone and receive a VISA prepaid card that you can use for purchasing a brand new Nokia Lumia...


BlackBerry loses $84M despite increased shipments, revenues

BlackBerry loses $84M despite increased shipments, revenues

28 June, 2013 | comments (98)

BlackBerry reported the financial results for the quarter that ends June 1 and there's some good news and some bad news. The company saw an uptick the two previous quarters, but this quarter ended with an operating loss of $84 million. On the...


You can install Android 4.3 on your Galaxy S4 right now

You can install Android 4.3 on your Galaxy S4 right now

28 June, 2013 | comments (73)

Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition was unleashed just two days ago, but some lucky guy have somehow managed to get his hands on an Android 4.3 Jelly Bean-running test unit of the device. The Android build however doesn't have all of the features...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Android 4.3 spotted on Galaxy S4, screenshots inside

Android 4.3 spotted on Galaxy S4, screenshots inside

28 June, 2013 | comments (52)

Leaked screenshots show Android 4.3, dubbed Jelly Bean, running on a Snapdragon-powered (I9505) Samsung Galaxy S4. The firmware was allegedly intended for the Google Edition Galaxy S4 (I9505G) and sports the build number JWR66N.S005.130625. Just...


New Sony Xperia Honami photos show a xenon flash

New Sony Xperia Honami photos show a xenon flash

28 June, 2013 | comments (132)

The Sony Xperia Honami is back in more spy shots – these show it from all sides and give us a much better look at the design. It looks like the device isn’t final though. The back is quite interesting – it's built from some patterned matte...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Updated stock Android camera app ripped, ready for download

Updated stock Android camera app ripped, ready for download

27 June, 2013 | comments (86)

The two Google Edition phones – Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One – went on sale yesterday via the US Play Store and they run Android 4.2.2. However, both have a new camera app, boot animation and wallpaper that do not match what's in current stock...

Tags: Android, Misc


First alleged image of the Sony Xperia Honami leaks

First alleged image of the Sony Xperia Honami leaks

27 June, 2013 | comments (174)

Sony's event a couple of days ago brought us the Xperia Z Ultra, but still left only one major phone in the rumor mill – the Sony Xperia i1 Homani. This could be the first image of the device – the OmniBalance design gives away its Xperia Z family...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


HTC One in Glamour Red hits UK in the coming month

HTC One in Glamour Red hits UK in the coming month

27 June, 2013 | comments (53)

HTC today officially showed the world a new Glamour Red version of its One flagship smartphone. This brings the number of available HTC One color options to three - grey, black and red, with a blue one reportedly in the works. The HTC One...

Tags: HTC, Android


Google Editions HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 go on sale

Google Editions HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 go on sale

26 June, 2013 | comments (89)

As originally promised, the Google Play editions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One have gone on sale today. Both top-shelf smartphones, running stock Android can be ordered from the Google Play Store in the United States. The Pure...

Tags: Samsung, HTC, Android


Mystery Motorola device leaks in photo, is it the X phone?

Mystery Motorola device leaks in photo, is it the X phone?

26 June, 2013 | comments (68)

The Motorola X phone has been circulating the rumor swirls ever since we first heard of its equally mysterious name. And now that it's alleged unveiling draws even closer, we stumble across an image of what could possibly be it. The image was...


WP8 Samsung ATIV S Neo and HTC 8XT for Sprint announced

WP8 Samsung ATIV S Neo and HTC 8XT for Sprint announced

26 June, 2013 | comments (51)

Two new Windows Phone 8 offerings will be making their way stateside on Sprint's 4G LTE network this summer. The first is the HTC 8XT, toting a 4.3-inch display of WVGA resolution as well as a Snapdragon 400 chipset with a 1.4 GHz dual-core...