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HTC removes HDR microphone from the One's spec sheet

HTC removes HDR microphone from the One's spec sheet

02 May, 2013 | comments (35)

HTC has removed the HDR microphone from HTC One's specs sheet, promo pages and local official websites. This is a result of the legal battle between Nokia and the supplier - ST Microelectronics. In case you've missed the news, HTC's flagship...

Tags: HTC, Android


Samsung Galaxy Note III to pack Exynos 5 Octa, 8-core Mali-450

Samsung Galaxy Note III to pack Exynos 5 Octa, 8-core Mali-450

02 May, 2013 | comments (172)

The Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa platform couldn't make it to all the Galaxy S4 flagships, so it was replaced by the fastest Snapdragon chipset available at that moment - the Snapdragon 600. According to SamMobile's trusted insider, all Galaxy Note...


LG Optimus G2 spotted at Bluetooth SIG and in benchmarks

LG Optimus G2 spotted at Bluetooth SIG and in benchmarks

02 May, 2013 | comments (22)

It's been six months since the LG Optimus G was released and it seems we have already come across its successor. The Optimus G2, as it is being called, was spotted getting its Bluetooth certification at the Bluetooth SIG and also in AnTuTu benchmark...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


HTC posts complete Q1 2013 results, projections for Q2 2013

HTC posts complete Q1 2013 results, projections for Q2 2013

02 May, 2013 | comments (102)

HTC is still in a downhill slide, posting negative growth numbers quarter after quarter. Today, the company has released its consolidated results for the first quarter of the year and everything is down compared to the same quarter last year. The...

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Android in Apr 2013: JB overtakes ICS, Gingerbread still rules

Android in Apr 2013: JB overtakes ICS, Gingerbread still rules

02 May, 2013 | comments (42)

Google unveiled the latest numbers showing the adoption of the various Android versions in the past month (April 2013). This report is the first to use the new, more realistic metric. It keeps track of how many users manually visited the Play Store....


iOS 7 to feature a major UI redesign with a flat new look

iOS 7 to feature a major UI redesign with a flat new look

02 May, 2013 | comments (92)

We have already talked about iOS 7 getting a major redesign under the leadership of Apple's Senior Vice President of Industrial Design - Jony Ive. Now we are hearing more reports from the people familiar with the matter that iOS 7 will be going for...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


LG Optimus G Pro for AT&T goes official

LG Optimus G Pro for AT&T goes official

01 May, 2013 | comments (14)

AT&T has just announced it will be launching the LG Optimus G Pro flagship on May 10. It will be an AT&T exclusive smartphone and will go on pre-order on May 3. AT&T's Optimus G Pro is almost identical with its international sibling. It has a...

Tags: LG, Android, AT&T


Android 4.3 running on several devices already, server logs show

Android 4.3 running on several devices already, server logs show

01 May, 2013 | comments (44)

When Google I/O is underway, there’s usually some new Android version waiting to be unveiled. Despite all the murmurs about Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, this I/O might bring just 4.3 Jelly Bean. The version number first showed up in logs of the...

Tags: Android, Rumors


HTC Watch closes in six EU countries on May 31

HTC Watch closes in six EU countries on May 31

01 May, 2013 | comments (23)

HTC Watch video service was launched back in May 2011 with the HTC Sensation smartphone. It offers various Hollywood movies for rent and download. As it seems though it didn't gather enough interest and HTC will be limiting its availability. HTC...

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Apple iPhone 5S allegedly coming  on June 20

Apple iPhone 5S allegedly coming on June 20

01 May, 2013 | comments (123)

We all know that the upgraded iPhone 5 is just around the corner and a leaked internal document from a Japanese carrier reveals that the next generation iPhone will be announced on June 20 and will be available in the stores by July. The...


HTC M4 surfaces, looks like a mid-range variant of the HTC One

HTC M4 surfaces, looks like a mid-range variant of the HTC One

01 May, 2013 | comments (72)

It seems HTC is planning on releasing a younger sibling to the critically acclaimed HTC One. The HTC M4 as it is called for now (the One was called M7 at one point) looks very similar to the HTC One but will have downgraded specifications and a...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Nokia will make a major announcement in Delhi on May 9

Nokia will make a major announcement in Delhi on May 9

30 April, 2013 | comments (191)

Nokia will hold a major announcement in New Delhi on May 9. The Finnish manufacturer sent out invitations calling for a "time to shift gears". Curiously, Nokia's Indian announcement precedes the company’s scheduled Lumia event in London by...

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TCL S606 low-cost WP handset goes on sale in China

TCL S606 low-cost WP handset goes on sale in China

30 April, 2013 | comments (14)

A low-cost TCL S606 Windows Phone 7.5 smartphone went quietly on sale in China. The handset is a product of the joint venture between TCL and Alcatel. The TCL S606 packs a modest spec sheet to go with its clean design. It features a...


Alleged details on the camera sensor of Sony Honami emerge

Alleged details on the camera sensor of Sony Honami emerge

30 April, 2013 | comments (104)

Hot on the heels of the leak from a couple of days back, more alleged details on the upcoming Sony Honami flagship emerged. This time around, the rumor mill brings information on the camera tech of the upcoming Sony smartphone flagship. Sony...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Samsung Galaxy S4 on Sprint gets its first OTA update

Samsung Galaxy S4 on Sprint gets its first OTA update

30 April, 2013 | comments (33)

Samsung's latest flagship smartphone is now available across the globe and the smartphone is now up for grabs in the US after the initial delay. The good news for all the Galaxy S4 consumers on Sprint is that the device is now getting its first OTA...


Micromax A115 Canvas 3D goes official in India, priced at INR9,999

Micromax A115 Canvas 3D goes official in India, priced at INR9,999

30 April, 2013 | comments (93)

Images of Micromax A115 Canvas 3D leaked earlier and now, the company has officially launched the smartphone in India. The first 3D smartphone from the firm will sport a 5" stereoscopic 3D display and features a 1 GHz dual-core processor,...


Kantar: WP on the rise in th US, BB down, Android ahead of iOS

Kantar: WP on the rise in th US, BB down, Android ahead of iOS

30 April, 2013 | comments (109)

Android and iOS are slugging it out for the top spot in the US smartphone market, but the OS that showed the biggest year over year growth for the first quarter was Windows Phone, according to the latest report from Kantar. Microsoft’s mobile OS...


US variants of Galaxy S4 ship with locked bootloaders

US variants of Galaxy S4 ship with locked bootloaders

30 April, 2013 | comments (49)

CyanogenMod developed Steve Kondik has confirmed in his post on Google+ that the AT&T version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with a locked bootloader. As you may know, an unlocked or unlockable bootloader is imperative if you want to run a...


16GB HTC One to hit Taiwan carriers this week

16GB HTC One to hit Taiwan carriers this week

29 April, 2013 | comments (33)

A word has arrived that HTC One with 16GB of built-in memory will make it to its home market this week. All three major wireless service providers in Taiwan will offer the smartphone with the new, lower storage capacity. The largest carrier...

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iPhone 5S rumored to feature 2MP front camera, dual-shot support

iPhone 5S rumored to feature 2MP front camera, dual-shot support

29 April, 2013 | comments (210)

The much anticipated next gen Apple iPhone (be it 5S or 6) continues to make the rounds in the rumor mill. According to the latest gossip it will feature an improved 2 megapixel front-facing camera. The report comes from iOSDoc and says the...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors