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Nokia Lumia 800 battery life gets a threefold improvement

Nokia Lumia 800 battery life gets a threefold improvement

07 March, 2012 | comments (79)

The battery life on the Nokia Lumia 800 has been much criticized ever since the phone launched four months ago. Since then Nokia has released a couple of updates for the device aiming to improve the battery life but they didn't really help, with the...


iOS 5.1 could have Facebook integration

iOS 5.1 could have Facebook integration

07 March, 2012 | comments (54)

Rumors of iOS 5.1 including native Facebook integration first surfaced in January when iMore found a contact field for your Facebook ID within the contacts app in iOS 5.1 beta 3. Now, we have come across some more evidence that should confirm this...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Google Play combines Market, Books, Music and Videos

Google Play combines Market, Books, Music and Videos

06 March, 2012 | comments (70)

Android took a major step today as Google unified it's Google Music, Google Videos, Google Books and Android Market services into one. The new one-stop store goes by Google Play. Google Play is Google's effort to put all of its downloadable...


Android in Feb 2012: ICS climbs 0.6%, Gingerbread now 62%

Android in Feb 2012: ICS climbs 0.6%, Gingerbread now 62%

06 March, 2012 | comments (49)

It's that time of the month again - Android's platform distribution detailed. There's nothing shocking in the numbers - Gingerbread has gained 2% popularity while ICS is moving tremendously slowly and has seen an increase of only 0.6%. ...


Mobiado announces the Grand Touch Aston Martin edition

Mobiado announces the Grand Touch Aston Martin edition

06 March, 2012 | comments (27)

Mobiado has partnered with luxury car manufacturer Aston Martin to create their latest Grand Touch Aston Martin edition. Just like the previous Grand Touch smartphone, this one, too is a Samsung Nexus S underneath, but it's pimped out with a...

Tags: Android, Touch UI


HTC One S and One X displays detailed

HTC One S and One X displays detailed

06 March, 2012 | comments (34)

One of the best bits about the HTC newly unveiled smartphone lineup that we saw at the MWC is undoubtedly the screens of the One S and the One X. The displays of both new flagship droids of the Taiwanese company represent a major step forward,...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Nokia World 2012 to be held in Finland this time

Nokia World 2012 to be held in Finland this time

06 March, 2012 | comments (56)

Nokia World is going to be held in Nokia’s home country Finland for the first time in the show's history. It will take place on September 25-26 in Helsinki. The interest for the show is expected to be tremendous, so you should probably follow the...


Nokia Lumia 800 software update available on Zune

Nokia Lumia 800 software update available on Zune

06 March, 2012 | comments (40)

Nokia Lumia 800 users, here's a reason to smile today - a new software update is available through Zune and it brings quite a punch. Marked with version number 1600.2487.8107.12070, the update brings better battery life and fixes backlight issues...


Budget-minded Samsung Galaxy Pocket goes official

Budget-minded Samsung Galaxy Pocket goes official

06 March, 2012 | comments (63)

Today Samsung introduced the latest addition to its lineup of Android smartphones. Dubbed Samsung Galaxy Pocket, the new handset packs entry levels specs and aims to become one of the most affordable smartphones out there. The Samsung Galaxy...


Nokia 808 PureView to skip the North American Market

Nokia 808 PureView to skip the North American Market

06 March, 2012 | comments (76)

In a move that should surprise no one, Nokia will not be releasing the Nokia 808 PureView in the North American market. This information comes from Nokia's developer website, which lists the availability of the 808 as 'Global', with a footnote than...


Nokia shuts down its Ovi Share service

Nokia shuts down its Ovi Share service

06 March, 2012 | comments (37)

Nokia has sent out mails to all its Ovi Share users informing them about the sad demise of the service. For those who haven't heard of it before, Ovi Share was Nokia's version of Dropbox, which allowed those with an Ovi account to upload content...


Google increases the app size limit for Android Market to 4GB

Google increases the app size limit for Android Market to 4GB

06 March, 2012 | comments (21)

Developers for Android have had to work around the crippling 50MB file size limit for a long time now. To take care of this problem, many developer devised a concept where you first download a small application from the Android Market and upon...


Apple points to Corning as iPhone screen glass maker

Apple points to Corning as iPhone screen glass maker

05 March, 2012 | comments (45)

Apple have posted a page detailing how the company is supporting half a million US jobs on their site and digging through it we find something very interesting. A confirmation that Corning is actually the manufacturer of the iPhone's screen glass...


HTC Titan is the first Chinese Windows Phone 7 device

HTC Titan is the first Chinese Windows Phone 7 device

05 March, 2012 | comments (12)

HTC didn't win the race for selling the most Windows Phone 7 devices, but the Taiwanese have won the race to China. The winner in this race happens to be the HTC Titan, which debuts in the Chinese market as HTC Triumph. Priced at ¥4,399...


A PureView camera headed to the Lumia lineup soon

A PureView camera headed to the Lumia lineup soon

05 March, 2012 | comments (67)

A few days ago the Nokia 808 PureView caused a lot of jaws to drop, only to be raised back up again to ask "wait, Symbian?" However, when you take into account that the PureView project started 5 years ago the things become clear - Windows Phone...


Android 4.0 update for Galaxy S II said to arrive on March 15

Android 4.0 update for Galaxy S II said to arrive on March 15

05 March, 2012 | comments (127)

The Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Samsung Galaxy S II has been a long time coming but it seems that the wait is soon to get over. Although Samsung did earlier mention that the S II, along with a few other Samsung devices will be...


HTC shows off some images taken by the HTC One

HTC shows off some images taken by the HTC One

05 March, 2012 | comments (60)

Before Nokia took the stage and wowed everyone with the Nokia 808 PureView and its 41 megapixel sensor, it was HTC that had impressed everyone with the new cameras on its One-series devices. These new phones from HTC have what they call ImageSense,...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Android 'Key Lime Pie' rumored to follow Jelly Bean

Android 'Key Lime Pie' rumored to follow Jelly Bean

05 March, 2012 | comments (99)

It just feels like yesterday that we were talking about Android 5.0 Jelly Bean. Actually, wait, it was yesterday that we were talking about Jelly Bean. And now we are hearing that the version of Android to come after that will be named Key Lime Pie....


ASUS confirms 'Jelly Bean' as codename for Android 5.0

ASUS confirms 'Jelly Bean' as codename for Android 5.0

04 March, 2012 | comments (67)

Among the many Android manufacturer's out there, ASUS has a good reputation for offering quick software updates for its devices, with the recent Transformer Prime being one of the first to get the Ice Cream Sandwich update. According to ASUS'...


Apple App Store crosses the 25 billion downloads mark

Apple App Store crosses the 25 billion downloads mark

03 March, 2012 | comments (35)

If you've been to Apple's homepage in the past couple of weeks you may have seen the counter for the App Store downloads, which was rapidly approaching the 25 billion downloads mark. Well today, on March 3, 2012, the counter finally crossed...

Tags: Apple, iOS