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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


Leaked Lenovo LePhone K860 to feature quad-core Exynos, ICS

Leaked Lenovo LePhone K860 to feature quad-core Exynos, ICS

28 June, 2012 | comments (22)

The LePhone K860 leaked on a Japanese mobile blog earlier today, and is set to be only the third device confirmed to run on the quad-core Exynos chipset, after the GSM version of the Samsung Galaxy S III, and the as-yet unreleased Meizu MX...


EXCLUSIVE: Galaxy Note 2 5.5

EXCLUSIVE: Galaxy Note 2 5.5" screen, narrower body confirmed

28 June, 2012 | comments (179)

We already knew that a successor to the wildly successful Galaxy Note is already in the works and that it might feature a 5.5" AMOLED. Now, an insider source, whom we have good reasons to trust has send us a tip, saying the screen size is now...


UK carriers won't offer a subsidized Nokia 808 PureView

UK carriers won't offer a subsidized Nokia 808 PureView

28 June, 2012 | comments (120)

If you are a UK resident, hoping to get the 41MP of camera goodness that is the Nokia 808 PureView at a nicely subsidized price, we have some bad news for you. None of the British carriers will be offering the Symbian smartphone, so getting it...


Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ROM leaked for the Galaxy Nexus

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ROM leaked for the Galaxy Nexus

28 June, 2012 | comments (46)

It's just been over twelve hours since Google announced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and a signed copy of the OS has already been leaked online for the Galaxy Nexus. The leaked ROM is for 'takju', that is, the GSM Galaxy Nexus variant that has...


Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Nexus gets a healthy price reduction

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Nexus gets a healthy price reduction

27 June, 2012 | comments (57)

We already know that the Google Nexus 7 is arguably the sweetest way to get into the Android tablet realm. As powerful as it might be however, the slate cannot make phone calls. In on order to make sure you get that base covered in an appropriate...


Google announces Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Google announces Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

27 June, 2012 | comments (163)

The next major version of Android is here. Carrying the name Jelly Bean, Android 4.1 puts plenty of new features and performance updates to the table. Project Butter Firstly, Jelly Bean focuses on performance. More specifically,...


Google Nexus 7 is now official, comes in July for $199

Google Nexus 7 is now official, comes in July for $199

27 June, 2012 | comments (107)

Google officially unveiled the Nexus 7 tablet at the Google I/O Developer Conference in San Francisco. Manufactured by ASUS, this is Google's first take on a tablet of their own brand. As the name suggests, the Google Nexus 7 features a 7"...


Google I/O keynote speech is underway, watch it live here

Google I/O keynote speech is underway, watch it live here

27 June, 2012 | comments (16)

After Apple unveiled iOS 6 at its WWDC 2012 conference and Microsoft previewed WP8 at the Windows Phone Summit, it's now Google's turn to announce the latest release of its Android platform. The Google I/O event has just started and you can follow...


Nokia 808 PureView UK pre-orders to ship on June 30

Nokia 808 PureView UK pre-orders to ship on June 30

27 June, 2012 | comments (53)

The Nokia 808 PureView pre-orders at UK retailers' sites are finally starting to list launch dates. Amazon UK will be the among the first stores to get it. Amazon UK has the 808 PureView (black and white) listed for £500 ($780) with a release...


Nokia Lumia 800 and 710 get Camera Extras, more apps

Nokia Lumia 800 and 710 get Camera Extras, more apps

27 June, 2012 | comments (33)

The Nokia Lumia 900 and Lumia 610 already received some of the updates that Nokia promised (in the US and China at least) at the WP summit and now it's time for the older duo - the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 - to get their own. There's a little...


Huawei Ascend D quad delayed again, the CPU to blame

Huawei Ascend D quad delayed again, the CPU to blame

27 June, 2012 | comments (19)

This year's MWC saw some really exciting phones from Huawei - the icing of the cake undoubtedly being the Huawei Ascend D quad. The company's new flagship will use a homebrewed quad-core processor instead of an NVIDIA, TI or Qualcomm sourced...


CyanogenMod 9.0 RC1 released for 50 devices

CyanogenMod 9.0 RC1 released for 50 devices

27 June, 2012 | comments (80)

The CyanogenMod 9.0 has been in the works for quite a long time now but it seems it is only a matter of time now before the final version gets released. But before we get there, the CyanogenMod team has decided to release the first Release Candidate...

Tags: Android, Touch UI


Check out a Lumia 900 running the new WP 7.8

Check out a Lumia 900 running the new WP 7.8

26 June, 2012 | comments (85)

A Senior Manager over at Redmond's Microsoft campus got hold of a Nokia Lumia 900 running a very early build of Windows Phone 7.8 and decided to tape the new homescreen and upload it to YouTube. He demonstrates the live tiles resizing in all...


Here's why current WP phones won't get Windows Phone 8

Here's why current WP phones won't get Windows Phone 8

26 June, 2012 | comments (215)

Microsoft caused a lot of excitement when they announced Windows Phone 8, but also a good deal of disappointment when it became clear that the new OS won't be coming to the current crop of Windows Phone devices. There's a reason for that - the...


Amazon gives Lumia 900 for $0.01, AT&T contract still required

Amazon gives Lumia 900 for $0.01, AT&T contract still required

26 June, 2012 | comments (24)

The US Amazon is selling Nokia Lumia 900 for AT&T for 1 cent once again, and this time the offer isn't even limited to new users only. Nokia Lumia 900 for AT&T offers LTE connectivity and is the company’s current WP flagship. The fact that it...