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Our voting system gets its long-awaited overhaul

Our voting system gets its long-awaited overhaul

22 November, 2012 | comments (66)

Ever since its inception, our voting system has been subjected to relentless abuse from fanboys who give unrealistic votes to their most-hated and most-loved devices and thus rendering the overall score useless. We tried various policies that...

Tags: GSMArena, Misc


Samsung expected to sell some 60 million smartphones in Q4

Samsung expected to sell some 60 million smartphones in Q4

22 November, 2012 | comments (49)

Samsung has gradually become a one-stop-shop for Android smartphones, with devices available in almost every conceivable variety for almost any budget. It's no real shocker that it is the number one smartphone manufacturer globally, and will likely...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Gartner: Lenovo will overtake  Samsung in China next year

Gartner: Lenovo will overtake Samsung in China next year

22 November, 2012 | comments (47)

Samsung managed to snag the top smartphone maker spot in China, but Gartner is predicting it will soon lose it to Lenovo. As of Q3, Samsung held 16.7% of the market while Lenovo was close behind with 14.8% (Canalys reports slightly different numbers...

Tags: Lenovo, Samsung, Misc


Clearer Meizu MX2 pictures leak, show its thin profile

Clearer Meizu MX2 pictures leak, show its thin profile

21 November, 2012 | comments (85)

The Meizu MX2 has appeared in a fresh batch of leaked images. This time the pictures are clearer than before and we can get a good look at the front. The device looks sleeker than its predecessor and appears very thin. The front is entirely...


HTC DROID DNA launches on Verizon today, $199 on contract

HTC DROID DNA launches on Verizon today, $199 on contract

21 November, 2012 | comments (36)

The HTC DROID DNA, the manufacturer's first US smartphone with a 1080p screen, has become available through Verizon Wireless online and retail stores today, just as promised. The device will set you back $199 on a two-year contract or you could...

Tags: HTC, Touch UI, Verizon


Nokia acquires Earthmine 3D map service

Nokia acquires Earthmine 3D map service

21 November, 2012 | comments (60)

Nokia has acquired the 3D mapping service Earthmine. The terms of the deal are confidential, so there's no way of knowing how much cash Nokia shelled out for it. The idea behind the purchase is for Nokia to import Earthmine's mapping...

Tags: Nokia, Touch UI


Jolla Sailfish OS detailed, demoed on video

Jolla Sailfish OS detailed, demoed on video

21 November, 2012 | comments (183)

The guys from Jolla held an official launch event for their Sailfish mobile OS and showcased the platform to the general public. The company has already signed deals with ST-Ericsson for the chipsets that will power its future smartphones, and with...


Samsung to show an 8-core big.LITTLE chipset next year

Samsung to show an 8-core big.LITTLE chipset next year

20 November, 2012 | comments (234)

Samsung is rumored to put a quad Cortex-A15 CPU inside the Galaxy S IV with the Exynos 5450 chipset, but EETimes is reporting that the Korean company has a more interesting chipset in the works - the first one to use ARM's big.LITTLE...

Tags: Samsung, Misc


A limited edition of US Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD surfaces

A limited edition of US Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD surfaces

20 November, 2012 | comments (10)

Just hearing the DROID moniker in that long name should be enough to tell you that's the US version of the handset we're talking about. And if the fiery red wasn't enough of a spoiler, yes, this phone is a genuine Verizon flyer, and proudly...


Android 4.1.2 test firmware for Samsung Galaxy Note II surfaces

Android 4.1.2 test firmware for Samsung Galaxy Note II surfaces

20 November, 2012 | comments (38)

A test ROM, carrying a version number N7100XXDLJ2 for the Galaxy Note II has just surfaced, giving everyone brave enough to try manual flashing a chance to experience the latest goodies from the Samsung R&D center. The leaked release bring a cool...


Rumors: Galaxy S IV to have 13MP camera, quad-core A15 CPU

Rumors: Galaxy S IV to have 13MP camera, quad-core A15 CPU

20 November, 2012 | comments (348)

The Samsung Galaxy S IV rumors are heating up - the 4.99" 1080p Super AMOLED screen was brought up again as was the Exynos 5450 chipset rumors (with quad-core Cortex-A15 CPU). The camera has also caught the attention of the rumor mill and apparently...


La Fleur  Galaxy S III, S Duos, Ace 2 and Ace Duos on the way

La Fleur Galaxy S III, S Duos, Ace 2 and Ace Duos on the way

19 November, 2012 | comments (44)

The La Fleur brand is no news for Samsung. Itís been doing those editions since the end of 2009. The limited-edition phones are not quite widespread or famous, but they've usually enjoyed good reception from the ladies out there. So here come the...


WP 7.8 update might come in a few weeks, WP7.9 in the works?

WP 7.8 update might come in a few weeks, WP7.9 in the works?

19 November, 2012 | comments (95)

Nokia can't (or more likely doesnít want to) keep Windows Phone 7.8 info under wraps - new info coming from the "head of Nokia Asia Pacific Developer" suggests we will see the update much sooner than the previously rumored Q1 2013...


Amazon offers discount off AT&T Lumia 920, 820 and HTC 8X

Amazon offers discount off AT&T Lumia 920, 820 and HTC 8X

19 November, 2012 | comments (60)

Amazon US just put up some great deals for three of the new Windows Phone 8-powered smartphones in the states. You can get the AT&Tís Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 820 or HTC Windows Phone 8X at half their original asking price. AT&T is charging...


ZTE Grand X Pro press image breaks loose

ZTE Grand X Pro press image breaks loose

19 November, 2012 | comments (14)

ZTE may have just announced a bunch of new phones, but it seems there is even more cooking in its labs. A leaked image supposedly shows the Grand X Pro Ė the ZTEís next flagship. ZTE Grand X Pro It looks really cool and seems to be running an...


Huawei Ascend W1 poses for the camera in white and blue trims

Huawei Ascend W1 poses for the camera in white and blue trims

19 November, 2012 | comments (36)

Real life photos of the Huawei Ascend W1 show the device in the flesh, revealing it'll be available in two color options - white and blue. While specifications are yet to be officially confirmed, the Ascend W1 is rumored to pack a 4" WVGA...


ZTE announces four new phones: Grand Era, V790, V887, V889M

ZTE announces four new phones: Grand Era, V790, V887, V889M

18 November, 2012 | comments (26)

ZTE recently held a press event in Russia and thanks to fellow journalists there, we've got the scoop of the latest devices in the manufacturer's lineup. The company's top brass did not miss the occasion to remind us they are now the 4th largest...

Tags: ZTE, Android, Touch UI


Lenovo working on Android smartphone with 1080p display

Lenovo working on Android smartphone with 1080p display

18 November, 2012 | comments (74)

After Oppo, HTC and Sharp, it's Lenovo's turn to release an Android-based smartphone with a 1080p display. We don't really know much about this phone, including it's name, but a few screenshots from the phone have surfaced online. These...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


LG F240 leaks via GLBenchmark, sports a full HD screen

LG F240 leaks via GLBenchmark, sports a full HD screen

16 November, 2012 | comments (61)

LG's answer to the 1080p screen touting HTC DROID DNA has leaked thanks to GLBenchmark's website. Codenamed the LG F240, the device is reported to sport a similarly spec'd display with a 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. According to its...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Our social login is back online, now supports Google too

Our social login is back online, now supports Google too

16 November, 2012 | comments (114)

The development of our social login system is finally complete and we just flipped the switch. It took us a while, but we hope itís going to be worth it, as we have some big plans in store. As of now, you can once again use your Facebook account...

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