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Google debuts ART in KitKat, aims to change Android

Google debuts ART in KitKat, aims to change Android

07 November, 2013 | comments (104)

Here's something you probably haven't even heard of yet. It's a little something that Google engineers have been working on for over two years, which will change the very way your Android smartphone runs apps. ART, which is short for Android...

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T-Mobile Nexus 5 to launch on November 20

T-Mobile Nexus 5 to launch on November 20

07 November, 2013 | comments (7)

Ever since, Google unveiled its Nexus 5, the smartphone has been the talk of the town. As expected, initial stock of the Google Nexus 5 was sold out within a few minutes of going up on Play Store. If you are in the US, you can also get it...


Samsung Galaxy Round briefly becomes available overseas

Samsung Galaxy Round briefly becomes available overseas

07 November, 2013 | comments (24)

The Samsung Galaxy Round was the second announced and the first released curved smartphone on the market. Like its LG G Flex rival, the Galaxy Round was recently announced and released in Korea. And while LG's curved phone will make its way to...

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HTC M8 photos leak, alleged successor to the HTC One

HTC M8 photos leak, alleged successor to the HTC One

07 November, 2013 | comments (108)

The HTC M8 is allegedly the company's flagship smartphone for 2014 and today it has emerged in a trio of photos. While the quality of the shots could certainly be better, the images suggest HTC is keen on sticking with the design strategy it...

Tags: HTC, Rumors


2014 Samsung flagships to have 16 MP ISOCELL cameras

2014 Samsung flagships to have 16 MP ISOCELL cameras

07 November, 2013 | comments (61)

Coming from the same Samsung Analyst Day 2013 conference call that brought us information on Samsung's next-generation processing plans and 100,000,000 Galaxy S's and Notes selling in 2013, we get information regarding the 2014 Samsung flagships...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Future Samsung devices will pack house-made CPUs, 560ppi displays

Future Samsung devices will pack house-made CPUs, 560ppi displays

06 November, 2013 | comments (181)

Samsung’s mobile devices will feature house-made CPU core and displays with 560ppi in the near future. The word arrived during today's conference call, where the company’s executive team spoke about what lies ahead. The move of CPU core...

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LG G Flex hits Korea on November 12

LG G Flex hits Korea on November 12

06 November, 2013 | comments (47)

LG has unveiled the official release date of the G Flex curved smartphone for Korea - November 12. Its major rival - Samsung Galaxy Round is already available though in extremely limited quantities. The LG G Flex is different from the Galaxy...

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Apple tops US smartphone OEMs while Android still leads

Apple tops US smartphone OEMs while Android still leads

06 November, 2013 | comments (39)

The latest comScore report for the three month period ending in in September has Apple solidifying its role as the number one smartphone OEM in the US with a 0.7 point increase to 40.6%. Samsung also enjoyed its own 1.2 point increase over the...

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Android 4.4 ROM for the T-Mobile US Motorola Moto X on XDA

Android 4.4 ROM for the T-Mobile US Motorola Moto X on XDA

06 November, 2013 | comments (6)

Just a few days ago Motorola was among the first to announce it will update its most recent phones (Moto X included) to Android 4.4 KitKat. The schedule is yet to be revealed, but the first leaked Android 4.4 ROM for T-Mobile's Moto X is now...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Samsung to ship 100M Notes and Galaxy's in 2013, refocus software

Samsung to ship 100M Notes and Galaxy's in 2013, refocus software

06 November, 2013 | comments (83)

Samsung's heads held a conference call with investors and gave interesting insight into the company's near future. For example, Lee Sang-hoon, President and CFO, thinks the industry is shifting from a hardware race into a software one. This...

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The Nokia Lumia 1520 makes its way to AT&T for $199 on contract

The Nokia Lumia 1520 makes its way to AT&T for $199 on contract

06 November, 2013 | comments (54)

AT&T has begun accepting preorders for the Nokia Lumia 1520, asking $199 for it if you sign a contract. Without contract, the device will set you back $549. The Lumia 1520 was announced last month at Nokia World 2013, marking the company's...


Nokia Lumia 525 press image makes the rounds on Facebook

Nokia Lumia 525 press image makes the rounds on Facebook

05 November, 2013 | comments (122)

After getting spotted in China’s mobile certification agency, the upcoming Nokia Lumia 525 made another appearance. This time around, a press image of the handset made the rounds on Facebook. The press image reveals that Nokia Lumia 525 will...


ZTE announces the Grand S Flex for the European market

ZTE announces the Grand S Flex for the European market

05 November, 2013 | comments (14)

ZTE has officially announced the Grand S Flex smartphone for the European market. ZTE's newest addition has a stylish look with its thin and clear lines running around the bezel. The Grand S Flex measures 145 x 70 x 8.9mm and weighs about...

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Android 4.3 update now seeding to HTC One's in the UK

Android 4.3 update now seeding to HTC One's in the UK

05 November, 2013 | comments (73)

The international version of the HTC One has already received the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean upgrades, but the users in the UK had to wait a bit longer. However, the new firmware upgrades for the device is now seeding across the country. There's...

Tags: HTC, Android


HTC posts loss in Q3, predicts declining revenue in Q4

HTC posts loss in Q3, predicts declining revenue in Q4

05 November, 2013 | comments (112)

HTC's unaudited report for the third quarter of this year pointed to the first quarterly loss in the company's history. The final report confirms that and doesn’t paint a rosy picture for Q4 either. The company's revenue for Q3 this year was $1.6...

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Nokia Lumia 525 gets certified in China, new images appear

Nokia Lumia 525 gets certified in China, new images appear

05 November, 2013 | comments (41)

The Nokia Lumia 525 has bouncing around in rumorland by its codename "Glee" for quite a while now. The upcoming device will be the replacement for the hugely successful Lumia 520, and naturally, the smartphone is set to compete strongly in the...


LG offering developers a device for 30 days to test their apps

LG offering developers a device for 30 days to test their apps

05 November, 2013 | comments (20)

Looking for an Android device to test your app on but don't have access to the latest hardware? If you live in US or Canada, LG has got you covered. Android developers in the above mentioned areas can now sign up for LG's developer program to...

Tags: LG, Android


Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom goes official on AT&T Wireless

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom goes official on AT&T Wireless

04 November, 2013 | comments (26)

A few of weeks after its unscheduled appearance on Twitter, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom went official for AT&T in the United States. The device will be available on November 8 for $199.99 with a two-year contract, or $25 a month through AT&T Next....

Tags: Samsung, Android, AT&T


Verizon-bound Nokia Lumia 929 leaks in high-res photos

Verizon-bound Nokia Lumia 929 leaks in high-res photos

04 November, 2013 | comments (74)

The Nokia Lumia 929 entered rumorland a month ago via a press images. Then we saw a hands-on video (already taken down by the user) and even a camera sample from its PureView camera. Today we get to see the first real and high-res photos of the...


Samsung deals with Nokia on patents for another 5 years

Samsung deals with Nokia on patents for another 5 years

04 November, 2013 | comments (58)

Samsung and Nokia have agreed to extend their patent agreement for another 5 years, granting the Korean tech giant access to Nokia phone patents until 2019. Samsung will pay additional compensation for patent use for the period starting January 1,...

Tags: Nokia, Samsung