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Samsung Galaxy S5 rumored to feature an eye-scanning sensor

Samsung Galaxy S5 rumored to feature an eye-scanning sensor

17 October, 2013 | comments (317)

Hot on the heels on the rumors from the past week, another bit of information emerged, potentially shedding light on the specs of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5. Reportedly, the next generation of the popular smartphone will come with and...


Canonical releases Ubuntu 13.1 with support for smartphones

Canonical releases Ubuntu 13.1 with support for smartphones

17 October, 2013 | comments (27)

Canonical took the wraps off Ubuntu 13.10. The latest version of the Linux-based OS is the first to feature a dedicated release of Ubuntu Touch for mobile devices. Ubuntu 13.10 comes with a small selection of mobile apps which includes a...

Tags: Ubuntu


Android 4.3 for Samsung I9505 Galaxy S4 now available

Android 4.3 for Samsung I9505 Galaxy S4 now available

17 October, 2013 | comments (141)

We've got good news for all international I9505 Galaxy S4 users. Samsung has just begun to roll out the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware update for the LTE-enabled version of its flagship smartphone. The first country to get the update is...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Consumer Reports: iPhone screen no match for Android flagships

Consumer Reports: iPhone screen no match for Android flagships

17 October, 2013 | comments (263)

Consumer Reports, one of the most influential comparison sites in tech, has wrapped up its review of the new iPhone 5s and 5c models. While it holds the improved processor, better camera, and new fingerprint sensor in high regard, CR says that Apple...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Android


Apple quietly increases iPhone 5s and 5c prices in France

Apple quietly increases iPhone 5s and 5c prices in France

16 October, 2013 | comments (52)

Apple has silently increased the retail price of its iPhone 5s and 5c models in France. The price increase isn't drastic - the iPhone 5s 16 GB model has saw a €10 increase, the 32 GB model a €12 and the 64 gig model €18. The iPhone 5c has seen €10...

Tags: Apple, iOS


MediaTek MT6592 octa-core CPU goes through AnTuTu

MediaTek MT6592 octa-core CPU goes through AnTuTu

16 October, 2013 | comments (48)

Back in the heat of the summer MediaTek announced the world first true octa-core processor. Dubbed the MediaTek MT6592, it features eight Cortex-A7 CPU cores utilizing the 28nm manufacturing process and is able to run them all...

Tags: MediaTek, Misc


HTC One max will not be making its way to Canada

HTC One max will not be making its way to Canada

16 October, 2013 | comments (24)

HTC One max will not be making its way to Canada – at least officially. According to a statement from the Taiwanese manufacturer, “the current HTC lineup of devices is sufficient for the Canadian marketplace”. The lack of subsidized HTC One...

Tags: HTC, Android


Press image of Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom with AT&T attire leaks

Press image of Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom with AT&T attire leaks

16 October, 2013 | comments (17)

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom with AT&T livery emerged in a press image, courtesy of @evleaks. The camera-centric smartphone will likely hit the carrier’s shelves in time for the holiday shopping season. Curiously, the leaked press image reveals...


T-Mobile outs a trio of budget-friendly smartphones in the US

T-Mobile outs a trio of budget-friendly smartphones in the US

16 October, 2013 | comments (6)

T-Mobile US quietly announced a trio of budget-oriented Android smartphones. Samsung Galaxy Light, Alcatel One Touch Evolve, and Alcatel One Touch Fierce joined the carrier’s lineup, with the last two already on its shelves. Leading the way is...


HTC outs 5-inch Desire 709d in China

HTC outs 5-inch Desire 709d in China

16 October, 2013 | comments (38)

Just two days after HTC announced the One Max phablet, it outed yet another device. This time around it's a China-bound smartphone called HTC Desire 709d. HTC Desire 709d features a 5" qHD Super LCD2 display and runs on the Snadpragon 200 chipset...

Tags: HTC, Android


Android 4.4 KitKat and Nexus 5 to go official on October 28

Android 4.4 KitKat and Nexus 5 to go official on October 28

16 October, 2013 | comments (43)

The official name for Android 4.4 - KitKat - was made official a while ago, but back then we got no release date or feature details. Last year Google announced the Android 4.2 and Nexus 4 on October 29, so many people are expecting an official...

Tags: Google, Android


Vivo breaks the 1080p barrier with the first 2K smartphone

Vivo breaks the 1080p barrier with the first 2K smartphone

16 October, 2013 | comments (120)

While we're still far from getting 4K displays on smartphones, but the latest news from Asia indicates that Chinese manufacturer Vivo is in production of a display set to feature 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution. Vivo teased its upcoming product...

Tags: Rumors


Apple asks ITC to broaden Samsung import ban

Apple asks ITC to broaden Samsung import ban

16 October, 2013 | comments (155)

Apple has filed an appeal, requesting the US International Trade Comission (ITC) to broaden the import ban to include more Samsung smartphones. The Cupertino-based company aims to reverse ITC decisions which allow Samsung to design workarounds...

Tags: Apple, Samsung, Misc


Samsung Galaxy S4 sales nosedive in August

Samsung Galaxy S4 sales nosedive in August

16 October, 2013 | comments (102)

According the technology market research analysts over Counterpoint Samsung's Galaxy S4 sales have dropped significantly this August hitting their lowest number so far at 5 million units. This is 2 million units less than the flagship's 7 million...


Samsung Galaxy S5 to withstand the elements

Samsung Galaxy S5 to withstand the elements

16 October, 2013 | comments (128)

Rumors out of Korea indicate that base version of the next iteration of Samsung's Galaxy S flagship line, the Galaxy S5, will come with dust and water resistance. This is similar to the strategy incorporated by Sony in its flagship models like the...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Sony rolling out firmware update for Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra

Sony rolling out firmware update for Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra

16 October, 2013 | comments (73)

Sony has started rolling out a new firmware update for the Xperia Z1 and the Xperia Z Ultra. The update makes improvements across the board, from the camera to the display and battery life. On the Xperia Z1 you get an improved camera...

Tags: Sony, Android


HTC will reportedly make a smartphone for Amazon

HTC will reportedly make a smartphone for Amazon

15 October, 2013 | comments (29)

According to a report in The Financial Times, HTC and Amazon are working together on an upcoming smartphone. The article goes further to point that there are three different devices in the works, with one of them being in advanced stage of...


Apple's iPad event is all but set for October 22, now official

Apple's iPad event is all but set for October 22, now official

15 October, 2013 | comments (47)

Confirming the rumor, Apple today has sent out invites to media for an October 22 event. Almost a week ago, we reported the rumor about that and now it all seems to be nicely confirmed. In their invites Apple is not hinting in any way what the...

Tags: Apple


Usage of Sapphire in smartphones set to increase

Usage of Sapphire in smartphones set to increase

15 October, 2013 | comments (39)

Sapphire is turning out to be one of the most popular materials used to build a smartphone, according to a study from IHS. The research firm also reveals that the usage of the material is expected to reach 54 kilometers - not those kilometers, but...

Tags: Misc


A slew of Sony devices hit the US, Xperia Z1 included

A slew of Sony devices hit the US, Xperia Z1 included

15 October, 2013 | comments (26)

Today marks the launch of several new Sony devices on the US market, namely the Sony Xperia Z1, Sony Xperia Z Ultra, and the Sony SmartWatch 2. The 20.7MP Xperia Z1 flagship is for sale in Sony's online store for $649.99, although this...