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Samsung acknowledges Exynos exploit, promises quick fix

Samsung acknowledges Exynos exploit, promises quick fix

19 December, 2012 | comments (58)

In an official statement, Samsung has confirmed a reported vulnerability in Exynos kernel code that could be exploited by certain applications. This includes the international versions of the Samsung Galaxy S III, S II, and Note II. It is...


Acer V360 Jelly Bean droid leaks again, this time with more photos

Acer V360 Jelly Bean droid leaks again, this time with more photos

19 December, 2012 | comments (13)

The Acer V360 leaked a few days ago, but now it's back with even more photos. The V360 will come with Jelly Bean out of the box. It has a slightly bigger screen than the S500, though it's a step down in terms of specs. Most of the specs of the...


iSuppli: Samsung tops Nokia as the cellphone top dog in 2012

iSuppli: Samsung tops Nokia as the cellphone top dog in 2012

19 December, 2012 | comments (125)

IHS iSuppli has released a preliminary forecast report for the total shipments of cellphone companies in 2012 and has unsurprisingly it shows that that Samsung is in the lead. This is the first time in 14 years that a company other than Nokia has...


Lenovo unveils K860i Android smartphone with beefier chipset

Lenovo unveils K860i Android smartphone with beefier chipset

19 December, 2012 | comments (38)

Lenovo is looking to update its K860 smartphone with the upcoming K860i, but the changes aren't what you'd call groundbreaking. The K860i features double the RAM and internal storage of the original, at 2 GB and 16 GB, respectively. The quad-core...


Huawei Ascend D2 press shot pops up, to join the W1 at CES 2013

Huawei Ascend D2 press shot pops up, to join the W1 at CES 2013

18 December, 2012 | comments (37)

Huawei quietly introduced the Ascend D2 in China a few weeks ago, and now the first press image of the device leaked. It not only showcases the 5" 1080p display rocking Ascend D2, but also gives a glimpse of the new skin Huawei is going to start...


Nokia: Windows Phone 7.8 not coming out until 2013

Nokia: Windows Phone 7.8 not coming out until 2013

18 December, 2012 | comments (113)

A few days ago Lumia 800 owners got some exciting news. There were several reports of devices receiving the long awaited Windows Phone 7.8 update. As it turns out though, this was merely a test run, rather than the real deal. While a limited...


HTC M7 upcoming flagship leaks, said to boast a 468ppi screen

HTC M7 upcoming flagship leaks, said to boast a 468ppi screen

18 December, 2012 | comments (130)

After outing the HTC Butterfly/DNA last month, HTC is once again looking to make waves with a ultra high-res screen, except with a more compact size. The latest bit of online gossip has it that the company's upcoming M7 flagship is set to...


Sony gives an update on the Jelly Bean release schedule

Sony gives an update on the Jelly Bean release schedule

18 December, 2012 | comments (211)

As promised Sony gave more details on the Jelly Bean released schedule plus which phones won’t be getting the update and why. The first phones to get the Jelly Bean update are Xperia T, TX and V. The roll out will start in February and should be...


Galaxy S II and Note to get 4.1.2 Jelly Bean in January

Galaxy S II and Note to get 4.1.2 Jelly Bean in January

18 December, 2012 | comments (117)

Here is some good news for the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note loyal users. The Jelly Bean update is coming as soon as early January. As indicated by the leaked test ROM, both devices will skip the initial Jelly Bean 4.1.1 release and move straight...


Sony C660X Xperia Yuga reviewed, given the thumbs up

Sony C660X Xperia Yuga reviewed, given the thumbs up

18 December, 2012 | comments (114)

There was a lot of guesses and rumors about the specs of the Sony C660X Xperia Yuga, but Eldar Murtazin did a full review on it, settling the matter once and for all. So, how does Sony's 2013 flagship with a 5" 1080p screen hold up? For starters,...


Samsung announces Galaxy Grand with 5-inch WVGA display

Samsung announces Galaxy Grand with 5-inch WVGA display

18 December, 2012 | comments (150)

Samsung has announced a new Android based smartphone, called the Galaxy Grand. The main feature here is the 5-inch, 800 x 480 resolution LCD, making it smaller only to the Note series in Samsung's smartphone lineup. Other features on this...


Judge throws out Samsung's claim of jury misconduct

Judge throws out Samsung's claim of jury misconduct

18 December, 2012 | comments (41)

The Apple vs. Samsung legal battle in the US courts is back in the news again. As you may know, Samsung had asked the court to look into a case of suspected jury misconduct, specifically into jury foreman Velvin Hogan, who may have been biased in...

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Amazon discounts Sprint Galaxy Note II to $99.99

Amazon discounts Sprint Galaxy Note II to $99.99

17 December, 2012 | comments (35)

The Samsung Galaxy Note II can normally be bought from Sprint in the US for a penny under $300 on a two-year contract, but Amazon is currently offering a nice discount on it. The Galaxy Note II can be yours for $99.99 on the same Sprint deal. The...


Sony C503X 1.7 GHz CPU confirmed via benchmarks

Sony C503X 1.7 GHz CPU confirmed via benchmarks

17 December, 2012 | comments (61)

The upcoming Sony C503X series of devices, codenamed HuaShan, has made another unofficial appearance, this time taking a trip to the AnTuTu benchmark database. Not much info is revealed in terms of specifications, but we know that the...


HTC said to have dropped plans for a 5-inch WP8 smartphone

HTC said to have dropped plans for a 5-inch WP8 smartphone

17 December, 2012 | comments (55)

According to Bloomberg, HTC had plans for producing a large screen Windows Phone 8 smartphone, but has recently decided to abandon the project. The reason for this turn of events is simple - Microsoft hasn't included support for resolutions...


Lumia 920 to get PR1.1 update this month, improved camera

Lumia 920 to get PR1.1 update this month, improved camera

17 December, 2012 | comments (84)

Nokia Lumia 920 will be getting a major PR1.1 update by the end of this month. Its most prominent feature will be the updated camera software, which should enhance the smartphone's performance in well-lit environments. Previously we observed...


Full HD Sharp Aquos Phone SH930W goes on sale in Russia

Full HD Sharp Aquos Phone SH930W goes on sale in Russia

17 December, 2012 | comments (40)

The Sharp SH930W was announced back in November and it was supposed to hit the shelves in Russia a few days later. Well, as it appears things didn't go as planned, but the smartphone still made it to the shelves in time for Chrismas. Sharp has...


New photos of Sony Xperia Yuga appear, some specs confirmed

New photos of Sony Xperia Yuga appear, some specs confirmed

17 December, 2012 | comments (80)

The next-generation flagship from Sony, the C660X Xperia Yuga, has already made a few unofficial appearances and now it has fallen into the hands of Eldar Murtazin. He posted two new photos and confirmed a couple of features, which the rumor mill...


Verizon Galaxy S III Jelly Bean update starts rolling out

Verizon Galaxy S III Jelly Bean update starts rolling out

17 December, 2012 | comments (11)

The Verizon Galaxy S III in the US is being treated to some Jelly Bean. Verizon has started pushing out the update to devices and you should see a notification on your phone soon. If not, you can try checking manually if the update is available for...


Security issue discovered on Exynos-based devices

Security issue discovered on Exynos-based devices

17 December, 2012 | comments (58)

A security issue has been identified on Android devices running Samsung's Exynos processors, which includes phones such as the Galaxy S II, Galaxy S III, Note and the Note II (international models). The issue was identified by an xda-developers...