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Sony Xperia Z shot at CES floor ahead of announcement

Sony Xperia Z shot at CES floor ahead of announcement

07 January, 2013 | comments (76)

The Sony Xperia Z has been spotted at the company's CES 2013 booth giving us even more solid evidence of its imminent announcement. With its early preview, official press image leaked and even purported pricing floating in the wild, the only...


NVIDIA announces quad-core Tegra 4 processor

NVIDIA announces quad-core Tegra 4 processor

07 January, 2013 | comments (67)

NVIDIA has announced the next generation of their mobile processor, the NVIDIA Tegra 4. Previously known by it's codename 'Wayne', the Tegra 4 is claimed to be the world's fastest mobile processor. The Tegra 4 uses four ARM Cortex-A15 cores,...

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Samsung Galaxy S II JB update detailed, coming very soon

Samsung Galaxy S II JB update detailed, coming very soon

06 January, 2013 | comments (135)

Samsung has kept its promise from last year and has now revealed details regarding the Galaxy S II Jelly Bean update. In addition to the enhanced performance that Project Butter in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will provide, the update will also bring...


The upcoming BlackBerry Z10 gets its internals revealed

The upcoming BlackBerry Z10 gets its internals revealed

04 January, 2013 | comments (83)

RIM's upcoming BlackBerry Z10 flagship smartphone has leaked yet again. This time, though, it's not just posing for the camera, but also having its internals exposed, revealing some interesting details. For starters, BusinessInsiders has...


Xperia Z leaks again, shows off its slick design

Xperia Z leaks again, shows off its slick design

04 January, 2013 | comments (331)

The Sony Xperia Z, which was known as the Yuga until a few days ago, has leaked once again, this time in a series of images extracted from what is likely a promo video. The new images tell us that the smartphone will feature a water resistant...


HTC CEO blames poor marketing for 2012 results

HTC CEO blames poor marketing for 2012 results

04 January, 2013 | comments (235)

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal HTC CEO Peter Chou has shared his thoughts on the company's poor performance in 2012. HTC's leader has put his finger on the insufficient marketing the company has done in the last year to promote...

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Samsung releases fix for Galaxy S III kernel exploit in the UK

Samsung releases fix for Galaxy S III kernel exploit in the UK

04 January, 2013 | comments (47)

Samsung didn’t let the holidays get in the way of patching security holes - it is already rolling out an fix for the kernel vulnerability for Exynos devices, at least for the highly popular Galaxy S III phone. The updated software is I9300XXELLA...


comScore: Samsung and Android continue to dominate US

comScore: Samsung and Android continue to dominate US

04 January, 2013 | comments (41)

The most recent comScore figures confirm a trend we've become used to in 2012: Samsung and Google on top, with Apple steadily gaining ground. In what is steadily turning into a two horse race, Android and iOS now combine to hold a whopping 88.7%...


Samsung Galaxy S IV to launch in May, says Samsung Lebanon

Samsung Galaxy S IV to launch in May, says Samsung Lebanon

04 January, 2013 | comments (97)

Samsung's Galaxy S line of flagships traditionally launches in Q2 - the original launched in June, the sequel in April and the Galaxy S III in May. What about the S IV? A post on Samsung Lebanon's Facebook account points to May for the Samsung...


 Android in Dec 2012: Jelly Bean's share doubles over past month

Android in Dec 2012: Jelly Bean's share doubles over past month

04 January, 2013 | comments (49)

The latest Android distribution have been released and things seem to be moving in the right direction. For starters, the Jelly Bean figures have nearly doubled since same time last month, from 6.7 percent to 10.1 percent this month. Unfortunately,...


Aluminum Nokia Catwalk rumored to be Lumia 920's successor

Aluminum Nokia Catwalk rumored to be Lumia 920's successor

03 January, 2013 | comments (175)

In an attempt to make its next flagship lighter and thinner, Nokia is planning on using aluminum for the Lumia 920 successor. The device, according to The Verge's sources is codenamed Catwalk and will debut some time this year. According to...


RIM announces new BlackBerry Curve for January 23

RIM announces new BlackBerry Curve for January 23

03 January, 2013 | comments (33)

Just a week before the anticipated announcement of BlackBerry 10, RIM is outing yet another smartphone running on its archaic BlackBerry 7.1 OS. The upcoming BlackBerry Curve 9315 will be available from T-Mobile, and is set targeted at the...


HTC DROID DNA for Verizon gets a price cut, now costs $120

HTC DROID DNA for Verizon gets a price cut, now costs $120

03 January, 2013 | comments (22)

Judging by the way things are shaping up, 2013 will be the year of Android flagships with 5" 1080p screens. HTC's phone is already out - for US carrier Verizon it's called the DROID DNA and has already seen its first price cuts. The best deal...


Samsung to release multiple Tizen devices in 2013

Samsung to release multiple Tizen devices in 2013

03 January, 2013 | comments (67)

Samsung has issued a press statement that it will be releasing several devices running the Tizen mobile OS this year. Unfortunately, there are no specifics as to hardware specifications, when they will be heading to market, or at what...


Sony Xperia Z pricing and new official photo emerge

Sony Xperia Z pricing and new official photo emerge

03 January, 2013 | comments (69)

Following yesterday's leaked official photo of the Xperia Z (formerly residing under the Yuga moniker), we now have the purported price tag that the device will carry. According to Thai blog SonyXP, the SIM-free version of the Xperia Z will...


Nokia outs performance update for the 808 PureView via PC Suite

Nokia outs performance update for the 808 PureView via PC Suite

03 January, 2013 | comments (70)

It's been a while since Nokia last updated its 41MP 808 PureView, but today the Finns are making the cameraphone owners happy with a new firmware release. Pushing the phone's software to version 113.010.1508, the update is 420MB in size and...


Samsung acknowledges Galaxy S III sudden death, fix is on the way

Samsung acknowledges Galaxy S III sudden death, fix is on the way

03 January, 2013 | comments (153)

Throughout the last two months we've received numerous reports of Galaxy S III smartphones dying unexpectedly, usually overnight. Luckily those users who have experienced this trouble got their Galaxy S III quickly repaired (with replaced...


Ubuntu for phones announced, arrives in early 2014

Ubuntu for phones announced, arrives in early 2014

03 January, 2013 | comments (123)

Canonical has unveiled the mobile version of their Linux-based Ubuntu operating system. Ubuntu for phones uses the same basic kernel and drivers as Android but has a brand new UI and navigation. For starters, Ubuntu makes heavy use of...


GSMArena's top 10 most popular news and reviews in 2012

GSMArena's top 10 most popular news and reviews in 2012

02 January, 2013 | comments (44)

2012 was a busy year for the smartphone industry, which worked pretty hard to produce some pretty good products we’ve ever seen. As expert reviewers we also had our hands full, trying to cover as many of the phones as we could get our hands on to...

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Here are the 10 most popular phones in our database for 2012

Here are the 10 most popular phones in our database for 2012

02 January, 2013 | comments (159)

Here at GSMArena we not only try to cover all the latest news and bring you detailed reviews with all sorts of tests, but we also maintain a large database of phones specifications. We pride ourselves on having a huge audience - large enough to...

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