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Leaked: iPhone 5 smaller dock and motherboard

Leaked: iPhone 5 smaller dock and motherboard

13 August, 2012 | comments (82)

The latest leaks, concerning the next generation iPhone show what appears to be the new motherboard and the new smaller dock connector. The motherboard is different from the one used in the iPhone 4S. It features a smaller SIM tray and it...


ICS update for LG Optimus 2X is coming after all

ICS update for LG Optimus 2X is coming after all

13 August, 2012 | comments (84)

LG Optimus 2X users must be getting sea sick of all the back and forth - LG committed to upgrading its former flagship to Android 4.0 ICS nearly a year ago, then there was a delay and then LG Canada tweeted that the update just won't...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Motorola to lay off 20% of its workforce, focus on fewer devices

Motorola to lay off 20% of its workforce, focus on fewer devices

13 August, 2012 | comments (49)

Motorola Mobility has announced that it'll be giving the boot to 20 percent of its workforce in the coming months. This is one of the few restructuring steps the company is taking, after it went under Google's ownership. In addition to the...

Tags: Motorola, Google, Misc


Black Samsung Galaxy S III pops up in Carphone's inventory

Black Samsung Galaxy S III pops up in Carphone's inventory

11 August, 2012 | comments (84)

It looks like those pictures of Samsung Galaxy S III in black color scheme which we showed you a couple of days ago are indeed the real deal, folks. A black Samsung Galaxy S III has also appeared in Carphone Warehouse's inventory database, thus...


HTC One X gets Android 4.0.4 with Sense 4.1 OTA update

HTC One X gets Android 4.0.4 with Sense 4.1 OTA update

10 August, 2012 | comments (543)

The international version of the HTC One X is getting an over-the-air update bringing it to Android 4.0.4 and updating its Sense UI to 4.1. In addition, the update also optimizes the performance of the stock web browser and enhanced the image...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Sony Xperia LT25i 'Tsubasa' uncovered in benchmark results

Sony Xperia LT25i 'Tsubasa' uncovered in benchmark results

10 August, 2012 | comments (49)

A small Xperia army seems to be assembling in secrecy - clues of yet another droid appeared in NenaMark and AnTuTu benchmark results. It's called the Sony Xperia LT25i 'Tsubasa'. It's an Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich device, powered by a...


Motorola RAZR XT910 Android 4.0 roll-out begins today

Motorola RAZR XT910 Android 4.0 roll-out begins today

10 August, 2012 | comments (243)

It's been a long wait but the Android 4.0 update is finally ready to hit the European Motorola RAZR XT910. We have information that the roll-out for the update will begin today and if you have this handset you should stop reading and check if the...


Samsung Galaxy S Blaze Q press photo leaks out

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze Q press photo leaks out

09 August, 2012 | comments (41)

It looks like the US version of the Samsung Galaxy S III is about to get a QWERTY sibling as early as next week. A leaked press image of the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze Q has leaked out, suggesting August 15 as the likely release date of the...


Sony Xperia Tablet photos emerge, show likely release date

Sony Xperia Tablet photos emerge, show likely release date

09 August, 2012 | comments (77)

New photos which further reveal the look of the leaked Sony Xperia Tablet have hit the web. As expected, the slate does carry the unique "wedge" design of the Sony Tablet S, but does so in a thinner body. The Xperia Tablet is going to rock a...


Sony Xperia GX (Japan) and Xperia ion (India) make it to stores

Sony Xperia GX (Japan) and Xperia ion (India) make it to stores

09 August, 2012 | comments (53)

The Xperia GX, which we first heard about back in May, has been sent to store shelves in Japan. It features a 4.6 inch display of 720p resolution, dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, 13 MP camera and 1 GB of RAM, all running on Android...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Samsung says it didn't even think about licensing BlackBerry OS 10

Samsung says it didn't even think about licensing BlackBerry OS 10

09 August, 2012 | comments (62)

A rumor surfaced recently, saying that Samsung will be licensing RIM's BlackBerry OS 10 (and even buying RIM). It's not a new rumor, there was one just like it last year. Even so, the rumor proved to be believable enough for RIM's shares to rise (a...


Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE gets AOSP Jelly Bean ROM

Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE gets AOSP Jelly Bean ROM

08 August, 2012 | comments (19)

If you're tired of waiting for Verizon to get their act together and release the latest Android build for their Galaxy Nexus, you can now pick up an AOSP build from xda-developers. Build JRO03L hit the AOSP servers yesterday, and there is no...


IDC: Android and iOS control 85 percent of the smartphone market

IDC: Android and iOS control 85 percent of the smartphone market

08 August, 2012 | comments (88)

We've already seen IDC's numbers on tablet market share for Q2 2012, but now it's time to see how they judge the performance of smartphone OSes. It comes shortly after the Canalys' take on the situation and there are no surprises, just a better look...


Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to sport an ultra-thin, flexible AMOLED?

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to sport an ultra-thin, flexible AMOLED?

08 August, 2012 | comments (177)

Thus far, Samsung has successfully managed to keep the Galaxy Note 2 in the shadows and the only thing close to certain is its 5.5-inch AMOLED display. KoreaTimes just came to back this claim and even went on to suggest the Samsung Galaxy Note 2...


iOS 6 supports taller displays, maybe even 9-pin connectors

iOS 6 supports taller displays, maybe even 9-pin connectors

08 August, 2012 | comments (65)

The rumor mill is overflowing with talk of a bigger screen on the next iPhone, a screen with a wider aspect ratio. There's also a lot of chatter about a new connector, potentially with fewer pins. An important question was often overlooked though -...


New Xperia T hands-on photos emerge, show it from all angles

New Xperia T hands-on photos emerge, show it from all angles

08 August, 2012 | comments (43)

The Sony LT30i Mint, or the Xperia T, as its DLNA certification suggests, has once again escaped the Sony R&D center and posed in front of a camera. The 35 new photos, courtesy of nixanbal.com, show the Xperia T from all angles and even...


Samsung wanted its UI to look more like the iPhone's

Samsung wanted its UI to look more like the iPhone's

08 August, 2012 | comments (220)

Another piece of evidence against Samsung has leaked from the court documents that shows how Samsung took inspiration from the iPhone's UI and tried to make their look and work similarly. This 132 page internal document from Samsung compares...

Tags: AT&T, Misc


T-Mobile cuts the HTC One S price to $149

T-Mobile cuts the HTC One S price to $149

07 August, 2012 | comments (23)

The HTC One S is one of the more impressive devices around, and is now available for $149 with a contract from T-Mobile. The One S, previously offered from T-Mobile for $199, was one of the first devices to run on the Snapdragon S4 chipset...

Tags: AT&T, Misc


AT&T US to launch Shared data plans come August 23rd

AT&T US to launch Shared data plans come August 23rd

07 August, 2012 | comments (19)

Owning a couple of mobile devices each of them in need of mobile data proves to be nerve-racking and overly expensive. As it happens, AT&T might allow you to put those times behind your back, as the carrier is the first to be launching shared data...

Tags: AT&T, Misc


iOS 6 new beta is out, brings along some new features

iOS 6 new beta is out, brings along some new features

07 August, 2012 | comments (66)

Apple has just seeded a new beta version of its iOS platform to developers. The new release brings the usual batch of bug-fixes and performance tweaks, but also several cool new features. We told you about the first of those earlier today - the...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI