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Samsung Galaxy S4 gets a tasty KitKat test build

Samsung Galaxy S4 gets a tasty KitKat test build

10 January, 2014 | comments (47)

KitKat for all! Sammobile has received a pre-release firmware of Android 4.4.2-running TouchWiz for the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 (the Snadragon version). The release has build number I9505XXUFNA1. The build is still shaky here and there but...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Sony Store offers freebies with Xperia Z1 Compact pre-orders

Sony Store offers freebies with Xperia Z1 Compact pre-orders

10 January, 2014 | comments (35)

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is already up for pre-order in Europe, but if you're thinking of getting one, you should check the offers by Sony's own web store as there are some enticing offers. XperiaBlog.net checked the regional stores and made a...

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Nokia Lumia Black update is now seeding worldwide

Nokia Lumia Black update is now seeding worldwide

09 January, 2014 | comments (115)

Nokia’s long-awaited Lumia Black update is now seeding to devices worldwide. The first Nokia smartphones to get the treatment are the Lumia 1020 and Lumia 925. More Nokia Lumia models will receive the update in the coming weeks. The Nokia...


Samsung to launch Galaxy S5 with iris scanner by April

Samsung to launch Galaxy S5 with iris scanner by April

09 January, 2014 | comments (135)

A VP at Samsung has confirmed the company will be launching its latest smartphones flagship, the Galaxy S5, by April. The executive vice president of mobile business at Samsung - Lee Young Hee - has shed some light on company's future plans about...


O2 UK now offers exclusive red HTC Desire 601

O2 UK now offers exclusive red HTC Desire 601

09 January, 2014 | comments (9)

A red version of the HTC Desire 601 is now available on UK's O2 carrier, and it's free with a 2-year contract. UK carrier O2 is now offering an exclusive red version of the recently launched HTC Desire 601 mid-ranger. You can get the smartphone...

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Samsung and Apple agree on out-of-court talks

Samsung and Apple agree on out-of-court talks

09 January, 2014 | comments (46)

According to Reuters, Oh-Hyun Kwon and Tim Cook, CEOs of Samsung and Apple, respectively, have agreed on having talks outside court in an effort to reach a settlement in their latest patent battle. The report states that legal teams from both...

Tags: Samsung, Apple, Misc


BLU updates its Life series with new affordable 5-inchers

BLU updates its Life series with new affordable 5-inchers

09 January, 2014 | comments (24)

BLU Products, the Latin America-owned mobile phone manufacturer based in Miami, Florida, has updated its Life smartphone lineup. The new additions are several affordable smartphones and a tablet. The new flagship Life One X features a quad-core...

Tags: BLU, Android, CES 2014


Nokia Lumia 929 Icon shows up on Verizon's site

Nokia Lumia 929 Icon shows up on Verizon's site

08 January, 2014 | comments (20)

The Nokia Lumia Icon slipped out from under the covers a second time – leaking on Verizon's own site no less. By the looks of it, the Icon will be a 5" version of the Lumia 1520 phablet, which coupled with the carrier of choice means this is the...


 Alleged Apple iPhone 6 frame leaks

Alleged Apple iPhone 6 frame leaks

08 January, 2014 | comments (48)

It's still pretty early for believable leaks of the whole design (those start popping up closer to the announcement) but some parts are certainly already in testing so there might be something to this. Straight off Chinese leakster CTech...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Hisense X1 has a 6.8

Hisense X1 has a 6.8" display and is US bound

08 January, 2014 | comments (51)

Did you ever want to hold your Nexus 7 tablet up to your ear and make a phone call? Hisense feels your pain, so they made the X1 - a phablet with a 6.8" 1080p IPS display. The humongous device will be selling in China before it hits the...

Tags: CES 2014, Android


Incipio confirms Nokia Lumia ICON existence and name, again

Incipio confirms Nokia Lumia ICON existence and name, again

08 January, 2014 | comments (16)

Sometimes the easiest way to get a confirmation of a smartphone's existence is to just look at the accessory manufacturers who mass produce for upcoming devices. A look at Incipio's portfolio gave us just that with its case for the Nokia Lumia...


Nokia Normandy leaks yet again, runs on Android KitKat

Nokia Normandy leaks yet again, runs on Android KitKat

08 January, 2014 | comments (143)

The rumors of the notorious Nokia Normandy prototype running on Android has been around for quite some time. Even though the company's Devices and Services division is soon to be acquired by Microsoft, it seems the Normandy rumors continue,...

Tags: Nokia, Android, Rumors


Blackberry Z10 now £150 off-contract in the UK

Blackberry Z10 now £150 off-contract in the UK

08 January, 2014 | comments (36)

Blackberry's Z10 handset just received another price cut: you can snatch one up for £150 SIM-free straight from the manufacturer's UK website. This applies to both the black and white versions of the smartphone. This is what your money will...


Android 4.3 Jelly Bean now available on Asus Fonepad 7

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean now available on Asus Fonepad 7

08 January, 2014 | comments (64)

Asus has announced the 7-inch Fonepad 7 hybrid on IFA back at September last year. It quickly gained some popularity due to its very attractive price tag and unique mixture of tablet and smartphone experience although it didn't exactly turn into a...


BlackBerry CEO says most new phones will have keyboards

BlackBerry CEO says most new phones will have keyboards

08 January, 2014 | comments (78)

New management, new goals. BlackBerry's short flirtation with touchscreen-only phones will be taking a step back as new CEO John Chen says BlackBerry's new phones will "predominantly" have physical keyboards. BlackBerry will be returning to the...


Nokia Lumia 1520 32GB model coming to AT&T

Nokia Lumia 1520 32GB model coming to AT&T

08 January, 2014 | comments (20)

According to a report by WPCentral, AT&T is about to start offering a 32GB model of its Windows Phone 8 flagship - the Nokia Lumia 1520. So if you've been waiting for the 32GB version of the phablet on AT&T, you will be able to buy it starting...


EXCLUSIVE: Galaxy Grand Neo to launch in mid-February

EXCLUSIVE: Galaxy Grand Neo to launch in mid-February

08 January, 2014 | comments (25)

After we published the Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo specifications, we received additional availability info. The 5" Android will start selling in Europe (Belgium at least) in Week 7 this year – that's February 10-16. As we reported earlier, the...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Motorola to bring another smartphone to EU next week

Motorola to bring another smartphone to EU next week

07 January, 2014 | comments (38)

Motorola is planning to add a new smartphone to its European family of products. The company has sent out invites for a special event in London, UK on January 14, where it'll launch the new device. Information is scarce at the moment and we...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Next-gen Samsung TouchWiz UI leaks

Next-gen Samsung TouchWiz UI leaks

07 January, 2014 | comments (94)

Thanks to @evleaks, we can now catch a glimpse of an upcoming smartphone user interface that Samsung is currently working on. A trio of leaked screenshots show a phone UI that looks like the next major version of the company's TouchWiz...


EXCLUSIVE: Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo leaks in detail

EXCLUSIVE: Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo leaks in detail

07 January, 2014 | comments (51)

We knew Samsung was working on a smartphone that sits right between the Galaxy Grand and the Galaxy Grand 2, but it was a mystery what exactly it will be. Now we know virtually all there is to know of the upcoming addition to the Galaxy Grand...

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