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It will be a while before Windows Phone 7.8 update is released

It will be a while before Windows Phone 7.8 update is released

30 October, 2012 | comments (51)

Windows Phone 8 might be officially out, but the Windows Phone 7.8 update is nowhere to be found. Microsoft even ignored the matter during the press conference yesterday. Latest online rumor has it, the Windows Phone 7.8 will be released a few...


Rumor suggests the Galaxy S IV will use Exynos 5450 chipset

Rumor suggests the Galaxy S IV will use Exynos 5450 chipset

30 October, 2012 | comments (184)

The new Samsung-made Nexus 10 uses the next-generation Exynos chipset - an Exynos 5 with two Cortex-A15 cores at 1.7GHz and Mali-604 GPU (the same chipset as the new Chromebook). So, rumors that the next Samsung Galaxy S IV will use an Exynos 5...


Huawei announces Honor 2 with a quad-core CPU and 2GB RAM

Huawei announces Honor 2 with a quad-core CPU and 2GB RAM

30 October, 2012 | comments (44)

Huawei has announced the Android-based Honor 2, which comes with some major hardware improvements over its predecessor. The Honor 2 has a 4.5-inch, 1280 x 720 resolution display with a pixel density of 326ppi. Inside, there is Huawei's K3V2...


Scott Forstall, senior VP of iOS, to leave Apple in 2013

Scott Forstall, senior VP of iOS, to leave Apple in 2013

30 October, 2012 | comments (64)

Apple has announced some major changes in the company's management, starting with the exit of senior vice-president of iOS software Scott Forstall from the company. Forstall will leave Apple in 2013 and till then will act as an advisor to CEO Tim...

Tags: Apple


Hurricanes be damned, the LG Nexus 4 goes official

Hurricanes be damned, the LG Nexus 4 goes official

29 October, 2012 | comments (185)

Hurricane Sandy may have forced Google to cancel the New York event, but even the storm can't stop LG from announcing the Nexus 4. The phone leaked extensively, so there's little about it that's unknown (it's based on the LG Optimus G), but let's go...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Android 4.2 officially out, Jelly Bean name here to stay

Android 4.2 officially out, Jelly Bean name here to stay

29 October, 2012 | comments (106)

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is now official, following Google's announcement of the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10. There are a lot of new things to cover, so let's not waste any time. Multiple user accounts Android 4.2 Jelly Bean for tablets adds multiple...


Windows Phone 8 launches, to hit Europe this weekend

Windows Phone 8 launches, to hit Europe this weekend

29 October, 2012 | comments (56)

In the space of just a couple of hours we saw the second major mobile OS announcement - Microsoft's Windows Phone 8. We've seen WP8 before, but today Joe Belfiore came on stage and showed us the whole thing in detail. The new OS builds on the...


Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 are now shipping

Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 are now shipping

29 October, 2012 | comments (45)

Nokia announced that the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 duo of Windows Phone 8 smartphones is now shipping. The devices will be available in stores and carrier retail locations as early as this week. France and the UK will be the first countries to...


Verizon to get WP8 Samsung Ativ Odyssey in December

Verizon to get WP8 Samsung Ativ Odyssey in December

29 October, 2012 | comments (2)

Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 press conferences is already over and among all new things announced there was the Samsung Ativ Odyssey for Verizon. The only bits of info we got were the name and the launch month – December. The name Odyssey was the...


Google officially unveils the Samsung Nexus 10 tablet

Google officially unveils the Samsung Nexus 10 tablet

29 October, 2012 | comments (37)

The cat's out of the bag and the Google Nexus 10 manufactured by Samsung is now official. Undoubtedly, the most prominent feature of the slate is its 10.1" display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. This makes for a pixel density of...


Google unveils HSPA+ Nexus 7 version, 32GB version in tow

Google unveils HSPA+ Nexus 7 version, 32GB version in tow

29 October, 2012 | comments (18)

Alongside the brand new Nexus 4 smartphone and Nexus 10 tablet, Google also announced an HSPA+ enabled Nexus 7 slate. The 3G radio sporting device will be compatible with over 200 GSM carriers worldwide, including AT&T in the United States. ...


Watch the Windows Phone 8 event  here [Update: it's over]

Watch the Windows Phone 8 event here [Update: it's over]

29 October, 2012 | comments (33)

Microsoft's event in San Francisco will see the official launch of their new mobile phone OS, Windows Phone 8, and you can be a part of it, even if you're not in town (or didn’t get an invite). Here's the live stream where you can watch the event...


Nokia Lumia 822 for Verizon goes official

Nokia Lumia 822 for Verizon goes official

29 October, 2012 | comments (23)

Nokia's flagship Windows Phone 8 handset may be exclusive to AT&T for the first half year, but its Lumia 820 sibling is not - Nokia just announced the Lumia 822, Verizon's version of the device. The phone comes fully loaded - it has the Nokia...


Jelly Bean update for HTC One X boosts performance

Jelly Bean update for HTC One X boosts performance

29 October, 2012 | comments (262)

The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the HTC One X recently started rolling out and it brings a good performance boost with it. One of our readers (thanks, Safal) sent in screenshots of some benchmarks he ran on a JB-running One...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Google Nexus 10 shown on video, new lockscreen demoed

Google Nexus 10 shown on video, new lockscreen demoed

28 October, 2012 | comments (36)

The Samsung-made Google Nexus 10 tablet managed to get itself caught on camera yet again, after its video appeared the other day. The video is very short but does, briefly, show the new lockscreen layout and takes a quick look at the...


Google cancels October 29 event due to hurricane

Google cancels October 29 event due to hurricane

27 October, 2012 | comments (68)

Google's October 29 event has reportedly been cancelled after a state of emergency has been issued in the US due to the imminent arrival of Hurricane Sandy, which will be passing through New York City, Google's venue for the event. Although...


LG E960 Nexus 4 manual leaks, leaves nothing to imagination

LG E960 Nexus 4 manual leaks, leaves nothing to imagination

27 October, 2012 | comments (27)

The upcoming LG E960 Nexus 4 has shaped up to be one of the worst kept secrets in the industry. After being fully reviewed and lost in a bar, it was time for the handset's user manual to make the rounds. The manual which has subsequently...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Leaked press shot of the Lumia 822 reveals multiple colors

Leaked press shot of the Lumia 822 reveals multiple colors

29 October, 2012 | comments (10)

The Nokia Lumia 822 has leaked yet again. This time we got a press photo, revealing the color choices that'll be available for the Verizon-bound device. The leaked photo reveals that the The Lumia 822 will be available in white, grey and...


The LG Nexus 4 was lost in a bar a month ago

The LG Nexus 4 was lost in a bar a month ago

27 October, 2012 | comments (52)

Well, we had to look at a calendar to make sure it’s not April 1. The upcoming LG Nexus 4 was lost in a bar, just like the Apple iPhone 4 was. And this wasn’t a recent event (now that the Nexus successor was reviewed and put on pre-order), no this...

Tags: LG, Android, Misc


Google Nexus 10 previewed before announcement, loved

Google Nexus 10 previewed before announcement, loved

26 October, 2012 | comments (143)

Google's upcoming Nexus 10 slate has leaked out in live photos, confirming previous rumors for the Samsung made tablet. Set to be officially unveiled on Monday, the device packs impressive specifications, headed by a stunning 10.1" display with a...