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Sony Xperia SP Android 4.3 update now seeding

Sony Xperia SP Android 4.3 update now seeding

11 February, 2014 | comments (451)

Today Sony started seeding the Android 4.3 update for the Xperia SP. The update carries a firmware number 12.1.A.0.266 and is currently live in Australia only. Fret not, as over the coming days a wider release will be occurring. The Sony...

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An alleged photo of the Samsung Galaxy S5 box reveals the specs

An alleged photo of the Samsung Galaxy S5 box reveals the specs

11 February, 2014 | comments (135)

The evidence that the Galaxy S5 will be unveiled at the MWC is mounting fast – now there's an alleged photo of the box the new flagship will come in. Samsung boxes feature key specs on the back and an anonymous tipster claims to have snapped a photo...


Oppo Find 7 launch date and place unveiled

Oppo Find 7 launch date and place unveiled

11 February, 2014 | comments (7)

In a series of teaser images posted in its Weibo account, Oppo officially confirmed that its Find 7 smartphone will debut on March 19 in Beijing. The images contain interesting clues as to the time and place of the event. Oppo Insider has...

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ARM announces Cortex-A17 mid-range processor

ARM announces Cortex-A17 mid-range processor

11 February, 2014 | comments (21)

ARM has unveiled a new mobile processor - the Cortex-A17. It's the successor of the popular Cortex-A9 and offers 60% performance boost and supports big.LITTLE task switching. The latter will allow Cortex-A17 cores to be paired with other Cortex...

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MediaTek outs a high-end octa-core CPU with LTE support

MediaTek outs a high-end octa-core CPU with LTE support

11 February, 2014 | comments (21)

MediaTek has just announced its new MT6595 octa-core chip which it will rival directly Qualcomm's 800 and 805 chipsets, for a place in premium LTE handsets. The company is fresh off the release of its latest octa-core offering which it has...

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Samsung teases new Galaxy S5 UI in Unpacked event invitation

Samsung teases new Galaxy S5 UI in Unpacked event invitation

11 February, 2014 | comments (51)

Samsung will be holding the Unpacked 5 event in Barcelona on the 24th, the company reminds us with a teaser posted on Twitter. The teaser contains a number of generic features, presumably ones embodied in the company's new phone. They all line up...

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Samsung Galaxy  Star Trios with triple SIMs unveiled in Brazil

Samsung Galaxy Star Trios with triple SIMs unveiled in Brazil

11 February, 2014 | comments (19)

Just six days ago LG has unveiled the Optimus L1 II Tri (yes, we still giggle at the name). It's a low-end triple SIM smartphone for Brazil and will hit the shelves soon for $127. Today Samsung announced a competing triple SIM smartphone for...


WSJ: Nokia will release its first Android device this month

WSJ: Nokia will release its first Android device this month

10 February, 2014 | comments (144)

According to The Wall Street Journal, Nokia will release its first Android smartphone this month. Known as Nokia Normandy, the low-cost handset will reportedly be showcased during MWC in Barcelona. According to WSJ’s sources, Nokia was hard...

Tags: Nokia, Android, Rumors


Exciting LG G Pro 2 specs confirmed by AnTuTu scorecard

Exciting LG G Pro 2 specs confirmed by AnTuTu scorecard

10 February, 2014 | comments (68)

LG G Pro 2 existence was confirmed earlier this year by a few live pictures of the device. The G Pro 2 has the G2 looks but comes with a bigger 6" display. It should go live at a press event scheduled to take place on February 13 in Korea....

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HTC ends 2013 with an operating loss, but net profit

HTC ends 2013 with an operating loss, but net profit

10 February, 2014 | comments (60)

HTC has just posted its financial report for Q4 of 2013 showing it made a profit of $10.3 million thanks to selling its remaining stake in Beats Electornics. Take that out and you see a quarterly operating loss of $52.7 million - a second...

Tags: HTC, Misc


Nokia slashes €100 off the Lumia 1520 price in Russia

Nokia slashes €100 off the Lumia 1520 price in Russia

10 February, 2014 | comments (17)

Nokia Russia has slashed the price of the Lumia 1520. The phablet launched in November for RUB29,990. (€630), but it seems Nokia is unhappy with its sales so it has decided to give it a nice RUB5,000 price cut. If you live in Russia, you can now...


Nokia rolls out firmware update for the Lumia 1520

Nokia rolls out firmware update for the Lumia 1520

10 February, 2014 | comments (22)

Nokia has started rolling out a firmware update for their newest Lumia 1520 smartphone. The update brings the version number to 1028.3562.1402.00xx in EU and 1028.3534.1347.2001 in the US. Nokia hasn't really gone in-depth about the exact...


Sony's Xperia D6503 Sirius camera screenshots leak out

Sony's Xperia D6503 Sirius camera screenshots leak out

09 February, 2014 | comments (51)

Recently, photographs of Sony's Xperia D6503 made the rounds on the internet. From the picture, the device looks almost bezel-less, suggesting that it has an extremely large screen, while perhaps maintaining manageable ergonomics. Today, we have...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


HTC M8 shows up in a new batch of leaked photos

HTC M8 shows up in a new batch of leaked photos

09 February, 2014 | comments (38)

A couple of newly leaked, alleged photos of the upcoming HTC M8 made the rounds. The duo of images gives us another look at the HTC One successor’s dual-camera setup and on-screen buttons. Despite its far from great quality, the photo of...

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Nokia Lumia Icon launching on February 20

Nokia Lumia Icon launching on February 20

09 February, 2014 | comments (18)

It seems the elusive Nokia Lumia Icon is finally about to complete the trip from a mere rumor to an official smartphone. A newly leaked internal document aligns, which aligns nicely with the teaser that Nokia released yesterday and gives a possible...


Two Samsung Galaxy S5 versions appear in AnTuTu database

Two Samsung Galaxy S5 versions appear in AnTuTu database

09 February, 2014 | comments (99)

All of our questions about the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be answered come February 24th in Barcelona, but that hasn't stopped more rumors and speculations about the device from circulating the media. In fact, a newest piece of data from AnTuTu suggests...


HTC M8 (One 2) mini specs leak, Snapdragon 400 inside

HTC M8 (One 2) mini specs leak, Snapdragon 400 inside

09 February, 2014 | comments (42)

We are yet still waiting for the official premiere of the HTC M8 otherwise known as HTC One+, One 2 or simply the next HTC flagship. However, this hasn’t stopped the first rumors of a mini version from coming in and today we get to learn its key...

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Counterclockwise: RIP Symbian, Toshiba amazes, iPhone hits 16GB

Counterclockwise: RIP Symbian, Toshiba amazes, iPhone hits 16GB

09 February, 2014 | comments (41)

The first week of February has traditionally been a very interesting week – a little event known as the Mobile World Congress used to start in the middle of the month back then (not at the end like now) and the rumor mill went in overdrive those few...

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Samsung Windows Phone, “Huron” confirmed for Verizon

Samsung Windows Phone, “Huron” confirmed for Verizon

08 February, 2014 | comments (26)

Looks like the FCC spilled the beans on the Samsung Huron. The Verizon bound Windows Phone's model number is SM-W750V, and it will carry Verizon's LTE bands. This means that the phone will most likely be released soon. The FCC report doesn't...


Lenovo announces A628T with 5

Lenovo announces A628T with 5" screen in China 

09 February, 2014 | comments (24)

Lenovo has officially taken wraps of its A628T mid-range smartphone in China. With the newest addition, the company will be looking to attract young audiences during the Valentine's Day sales in the country. Lenovo A628T sports a 5-inch...

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