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Android and Samsung build on their market shares in Q3 2012

Android and Samsung build on their market shares in Q3 2012

14 November, 2012 | comments (129)

Android's market share increased significantly during the third quarter of 2012, with the Google OS powering 72.4% of all smartphones sold in the three months' period. Apple's iOS came a very distant second with a market share of 13.9%. This...


T-Mobile releases Jelly Bean for the Galaxy S III

T-Mobile releases Jelly Bean for the Galaxy S III

14 November, 2012 | comments (29)

T-Mobile is the second US carrier to unleash Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to its Galaxy S III customers. Last month Sprint started seeding the Jelly Bean update to the Galaxy S III units on its network. The update is available OTA or from...


Nexus S and Motorola Xoom to remain on Android 4.1.2

Nexus S and Motorola Xoom to remain on Android 4.1.2

14 November, 2012 | comments (91)

While announcing the availability of Android 4.2 on AOSP, lead Android developer at Google Jean-Baptiste Quéru confirmed that the Nexus S and the Motorola Xoom will not be updated to Android 4.2 and will remain on Android 4.1.2. We honestly...


T-Mobile to sell unsubsidized 16GB Nexus 4 for $499 in US

T-Mobile to sell unsubsidized 16GB Nexus 4 for $499 in US

14 November, 2012 | comments (42)

T-Mobile has announced that they would be selling the 16GB Nexus 4 for $499 in the US, unsubsidized. That's rather high, as the phone costs only $349 on Google Play. The other option they offer you is the ability to purchase the phone for...


Nokia rebrands mapping service to Nokia HERE

Nokia rebrands mapping service to Nokia HERE

14 November, 2012 | comments (78)

In a San Francisco event, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop announced that the company will be rebranding their mapping service and will be calling it Nokia HERE. While the service will mostly remain the same, Nokia has added some cool new features....

Tags: Nokia


HTC DROID DNA with 1080p screen, quad-core Krait debuts

HTC DROID DNA with 1080p screen, quad-core Krait debuts

13 November, 2012 | comments (142)

Just as expected the HTC event in New York was all about the DROID DNA for Verizon. The long-rumored beast of a smartphone finally went official. The DROID DNA offers a specs sheet similar to its Japanese sibling – the HTC J Butterfly. It...


HTC details Jelly Bean update, 512MB RAM phones not invited

HTC details Jelly Bean update, 512MB RAM phones not invited

13 November, 2012 | comments (114)

HTC finally shed some light on the Jelly Bean update roll-out and compatibility. Unfortunately there are several devices that won’t get the Android 4.1 treatment and will be stuck on Ice Cream Sandwich forever. According to HTC devices with 512MB...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 go on sale, immediately run out of stock

Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 go on sale, immediately run out of stock

13 November, 2012 | comments (119)

It looks like people know a deal when they see one, as the new Google flagship smartphone, the Nexus 4, has sold out in less than an hour after appearing on the Play Store in the UK and Australia. The same applies to the 10 inch Nexus tablet - both...


Android 4.2 update now rolling out for the GSM Galaxy Nexus

Android 4.2 update now rolling out for the GSM Galaxy Nexus

13 November, 2012 | comments (94)

Right on the day of the Nexus 4 launch, Google has started rolling out the Android 4.2 update for the Galaxy Nexus. Currently, only a few users have reported receiving the update, and none of them are using the Sprint or Verizon versions. If...


Steven Sinofsky, head of Windows division, leaves Microsoft

Steven Sinofsky, head of Windows division, leaves Microsoft

13 November, 2012 | comments (36)

In a rather surprising move, Steven Sinofsky, head of the Windows division at Microsoft, has decided to leave the company. This move comes shortly after Microsoft's biggest launch in years and a product Sinofsky directly worked on. He will be...

Tags: Motorola, Windows


HTC One X+ and One VX will hit AT&T on November 16

HTC One X+ and One VX will hit AT&T on November 16

12 November, 2012 | comments (6)

Right after it spilled the beans on the Samsung Galaxy Camera, AT&T announced pricing and retail availability of the HTC One X+ and One VX. The duo of LTE smartphones will be available on November 16, priced at $199.99 for the HTC One X+, and $49.99...


Samsung Galaxy Camera gets priced in the United States

Samsung Galaxy Camera gets priced in the United States

12 November, 2012 | comments (41)

AT&T announced pricing and availability of the Samsung Galaxy Camera. The point-and-shoot snapper with Android smartphone underpinnings will be available for purchase on November 16 for $499.99. The price tag will remain the same with or without an...


Apple could get $6 to $8 for every smartphone HTC sells

Apple could get $6 to $8 for every smartphone HTC sells

12 November, 2012 | comments (91)

A new 10 year patent licensing deal came in effect two days ago between Apple and HTC. However details on what the benefits for either side might be weren't given at the time. Shaw Wu, analyst at Sterne Agee, reckons Apple could be generating...

Tags: Apple, HTC


BlackBerry 10 will launch on Jan 30 next year with two new phones

BlackBerry 10 will launch on Jan 30 next year with two new phones

12 November, 2012 | comments (86)

After getting delayed, RIM's BlackBerry 10 platform finally has a launch date set. On January 30, RIM will hold multiple events across the world simultaneously where it will launch both the OS and the first the BlackBerry phones to use it. The BB...


Sony offers 24K gold-plated Xperia P as contest prize

Sony offers 24K gold-plated Xperia P as contest prize

12 November, 2012 | comments (36)

We haven't seen any gold phones in a while, but we didn’t expect Sony to be the one to fill that void. Sony ran a contest on its Facebook page over the weekend with the prize being a 24 karat gold-pated Sony Xperia P. The contest is for Nordic...


Samsung I930 ATIV Odyssey for Verizon image leaked

Samsung I930 ATIV Odyssey for Verizon image leaked

12 November, 2012 | comments (9)

We reported couple of weeks ago about an upcoming Windows Phone 8 device for Verizon's network in the US. Called the Samsung ATIV Odyssey the device seemed like a variant of the ATIV S for Verizon's network. We now have an image of the...


HTC DROID DNA gets revealed before its announcement

HTC DROID DNA gets revealed before its announcement

11 November, 2012 | comments (42)

In a manner, which has shaped up to be quite fashionable lately, the previously leaked HTC DROID DNA for Verizon Wireless got revealed only a couple of days before its official announcement is scheduled to take place. The DROID DNA name has been...


HTC and Apple end their patent feud with a

HTC and Apple end their patent feud with a "global settlement"

10 November, 2012 | comments (113)

In a rather surprising fashion, Apple and HTC have settled their patent disputes. The two companies have reached a “global settlement” with confidential terms, which dismisses all their current lawsuits. The agreement includes all current and future...

Tags: Apple, HTC


Android 4.1 Jelly Bean makes it to Motorola DROID RAZR M

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean makes it to Motorola DROID RAZR M

09 November, 2012 | comments (42)

Motorola’s frameless screen sporting DROID RAZR M for Verizon Wireless has begun receiving Android 4.1 Jelly Bean over-the-air. The update has hit the baby RAZR right in line with Motorola’s promise at its launch for a timeline before the end of the...


 Samsung Galaxy Camera and Galaxy S III mini hit UK

Samsung Galaxy Camera and Galaxy S III mini hit UK

09 November, 2012 | comments (31)

Various retailers in the UK already have already received the first stocks of the Samsung’s Galaxy S III mini and the Galaxy Camera. You can buy the Galaxy S III mini for about £300 free of contract. It’s available in both black and white...