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Rumored Sony Xperia SL LT26ii might bring a CPU upgrade

Rumored Sony Xperia SL LT26ii might bring a CPU upgrade

04 July, 2012 | comments (41)

About a week ago, a Sony Xperia SL LT26ii showed up on the Indonesia's version of the FCC. The site offered no info on its specs, but immediately there were speculation that the SL will be to the Xperia S what the arc S was to the Xperia...


Nokia says Google Nexus 7 tablet infringes its patents

Nokia says Google Nexus 7 tablet infringes its patents

03 July, 2012 | comments (88)

It appears that the patent wars between smartphone manufacturers are far from over as virtually every new device is said to infringe on someone else's patents now. And it appears that we are going to have a new big player involved as Nokia just...


Google pulls the Galaxy Nexus from the Play Store in the US

Google pulls the Galaxy Nexus from the Play Store in the US

04 July, 2012 | comments (88)

Last week we reported that Apple successfully managed to block the sales of the Galaxy Nexus in the US, when the US court found Samsung/Google infringing upon some of Apple's search related patents. Now we are finally seeing the effects of...


comScore shows Android and iOS still gaining market share

comScore shows Android and iOS still gaining market share

03 July, 2012 | comments (78)

The most recent comScore report, which reflects the 3 month period ending in May, has Android and Apple combining for over 80% of the market. Windows Phone also saw a small increase in market share, and now stands at 4%. Some 234 million...

Tags: Android, iOS


Sony, Apple and others receive Red Dot awards for product design

Sony, Apple and others receive Red Dot awards for product design

03 July, 2012 | comments (85)

The Red Dot awards were handed out and we have several winners in the mobile space. Sony in particular was quite proud of its achievement - it walked away with four awards plus an honorable mention. The Sony Xperia ion and the Xperia active both...

Tags: Sony, Apple


Nokia has a backup plan if Windows Phone 8 fails

Nokia has a backup plan if Windows Phone 8 fails

03 July, 2012 | comments (509)

Nokia has been frantically rejecting the possibility of putting Android on its smartphones, but this might change if Windows Phone 8 fails to gain traction. In an interview aired on a Finnish TV, Risto Siilasmaa, a member of the Nokia board...


HTC DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE coming to Verizon on July 5

HTC DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE coming to Verizon on July 5

03 July, 2012 | comments (9)

Verizon has announced that the previously unveiled HTC DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE will now be available from them exclusively starting Thursday, July 5. The phone will be sold for $149.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate and two-year contract. Other...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


 Android in June 2012: Android 4.0 user base rises to 10.9 percent

Android in June 2012: Android 4.0 user base rises to 10.9 percent

03 July, 2012 | comments (91)

As a bi-monthly tradition, Google has updated the Android user base pie chart on its developer website. Now there is some good news and some bad news. The good news is that the Android 4.0 adoption is at an all time high. You may remember...


Samsung B5330 QWERTY candybar with ICS leaks

Samsung B5330 QWERTY candybar with ICS leaks

02 July, 2012 | comments (55)

QWERTY Android smartphones are rare to come by, but it appears they are not ready to go extinct just yet. The just leaked Samsung B5330 proves that at least one manufacturer still has some faith in this form factor. Leaked from some Chinese...


PR1.3 update for Nokia N9 goes live in some regions

PR1.3 update for Nokia N9 goes live in some regions

02 July, 2012 | comments (97)

It looks like Nokia has released PR1.3 for the N9 without much fanfare. After the Finnish company laid off some 10,000 employees last month, it was rumored that any future MeeGo updates would also be scrapped, especially considering that the N9 is...


You can now pre-order the Sony Xperia go in the UK

You can now pre-order the Sony Xperia go in the UK

02 July, 2012 | comments (17)

The Sony Xperia go, a tough little dual-core droid, has swam to British shores and has began taking pre-orders. Right now, it's only offered SIM-free from multiple online retailers. Clove UK is asking 225 for the IP67 certified phone. Right now...


Samsung Omnia W gets Windows Phone Tango update

Samsung Omnia W gets Windows Phone Tango update

01 July, 2012 | comments (92)

Yesterday, we reported that the ageing Dell Venue Pro got the Tango update. Now another, newer and far more popular Windows Phone, the Samsung Omnia W, is getting ready to Tango. Several users in India are reporting that their Omnia W has...


Nokia Belle Feature Pack 2 leaked video shows new features

Nokia Belle Feature Pack 2 leaked video shows new features

01 July, 2012 | comments (200)

A video of a pre-release Feature Pack 2 for Symbian Belle has leaked. Currently available on Nokia's RDA (Remote Device Access), which only Nokia registered developers have access to, allows for Symbian Belle FP2 to be tried out in an...


Dell Venue Pro receives Windows Phone Tango update

Dell Venue Pro receives Windows Phone Tango update

30 June, 2012 | comments (49)

If you were concerned whether your non-Nokia Windows Phone will receive the Windows Phone Tango update then you can heave a sigh of relief, particularly if you are one of the few people who are still rocking the Dell Venue Pro. Despite the...


Galaxy Nexus banned in the US, infringes on four Apple patents

Galaxy Nexus banned in the US, infringes on four Apple patents

29 June, 2012 | comments (423)

Apple has just been granted a temporary injunction against Galaxy Nexus sales in the United States. US Court ruled against Samsung in the patent case, which was initiated in February, but gets its first ruling just now. Judge Lucy Koh decided...


Xperia Mini ICS update rolls out, check your Sales Item number

Xperia Mini ICS update rolls out, check your Sales Item number

29 June, 2012 | comments (66)

Sony have started rolling out the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Xperia Mini. It'll be released in batches and currently only phones with a certain "Sales Item" number can get it. To check if the ICS update is available for your device, you...


Microsoft to bring Windows 8 Marketplace in 180 countries

Microsoft to bring Windows 8 Marketplace in 180 countries

29 June, 2012 | comments (83)

The Microsoft Windows Marketplace was so far only available in 63 countries, and only 38 of those were allowed to submit apps. But now, Microsoft is planning on expanding that list considerably and has announced to bring the new Windows 8...


Flash Player downloads from Play Store to cease starting August 15

Flash Player downloads from Play Store to cease starting August 15

29 June, 2012 | comments (234)

Last year, Adobe announced that it is going to stop the development of mobile Flash Player for Android. Adding further nails in that coffin, Adobe has now announced that Flash Player won't be supported in Android 4.1. A prime example of this is the...


RIM reports Q1 fiscal results, job cuts and product delays lay ahead

RIM reports Q1 fiscal results, job cuts and product delays lay ahead

28 June, 2012 | comments (73)

Today RIM announced the quarterly results for the three months ending on June 2, 2012 (what they call Q1 of the fiscal 2013). The Canadian maker of everything BlackBerry reported a net loss of $518 million on $2.8 billion of revenue. The latter is...

Tags: RIM, BlackBerry


Google releases Chrome and Drive for iOS

Google releases Chrome and Drive for iOS

28 June, 2012 | comments (35)

Who said that Google's I/O conference isn't an important event for iOS users? Google just announced that it's adding iOS support to its Drive cloud storage service and Chrome web browser. Google's own cloud storage, which launched back in April,...

Tags: Google, iOS, Touch UI