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Shares of Android, Samsung and Sprint rise in early 2013

Shares of Android, Samsung and Sprint rise in early 2013

01 April, 2013 | comments (44)

The market share of Android has continued to climb and the shares of Sprint and the current global market leader Samsung have also seen an increase in the US, according to a report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. The data suggests that the...


Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini could go official this week

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini could go official this week

01 April, 2013 | comments (57)

Just a couple of weeks after the company made its new Galaxy S4 flagship a reality, there's word that Samsung is getting ready to announce the new Galaxy S4 Mini, which could come as early as this week. Rumors say that the device is slated...


HTC Desire P goes official, exclusive for Taiwan's Chunghwa

HTC Desire P goes official, exclusive for Taiwan's Chunghwa

01 April, 2013 | comments (11)

HTC Desire P and Desire Q leaked a few days ago with official pictures and specifications. We already knew those two mid-rangers will be either Chinese or Taiwanese exclusive. Today HTC Desire P appeared at the HTC's official website for Taiwan....

Tags: HTC, Android


Camera samples from WP8- powered Nokia Lumia 520 surface

Camera samples from WP8- powered Nokia Lumia 520 surface

31 March, 2013 | comments (120)

Camera samples of the upcoming Nokia Lumia 520 have leaked on Flickr. By the time it hits the market, the Nokia Lumia 520 will be the most affordable Windows Phone 8 handset from the Finnish company (it’s expected in April). It will be cheaper than...


HTC One with 64GB will be an AT&T exclusive in the US

HTC One with 64GB will be an AT&T exclusive in the US

30 March, 2013 | comments (129)

It looks like prospective HTC One buyers in the United States might not be able to choose a carrier if they want to enjoy the smartphone with 64GB of built-in memory. The aforementioned version will be sold exclusively by AT&T Wireless....

Tags: HTC, Android


Did HTC DROID DNA get quietly retired by Verizon Wireless?

Did HTC DROID DNA get quietly retired by Verizon Wireless?

30 March, 2013 | comments (44)

It appears that Verizon Wireless has quietly ceased offering the HTC DROID DNA - the wireless provider's current Android top dog. The smartphone is no longer available for purchase from the carrier's online store and has been dubbed as retired by...

Tags: HTC, Android


JB ROM in testing for Xperia P, flash at your own risk

JB ROM in testing for Xperia P, flash at your own risk

30 March, 2013 | comments (43)

If you own an Xperia P and are eager to flash it to Jelly Bean, now is the time. An Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean ROM with Firmware 6.2.A.0.399 has leaked. It's meant for internal testing on developer Xperia P units but has been found to work on...

Tags: Sony, Android


US Cellular and Verizon to also offer the Samsung Galaxy S4

US Cellular and Verizon to also offer the Samsung Galaxy S4

30 March, 2013 | comments (27)

US Cellular and Verizon will be the joining AT&T in carrying the upcoming Galaxy S4. The former has even put up a preorder page for the smartphone, so that those who are interested can sign-up for instant updates on its...


Galaxy S4 mini confirmed by Samsung SVP

Galaxy S4 mini confirmed by Samsung SVP

29 March, 2013 | comments (58)

The Samsung Galaxy S4 has leaked a few times before but this slip comes from Lee Keon Hyok, Senior Vice President at Samsung Electronics who talked to BusinessWeek. Apparently, “the Galaxy S 4 doesn’t come out until late April. It’s fast, has a...


Sony working on 5-inch midrange device with qua-core MT chip

Sony working on 5-inch midrange device with qua-core MT chip

29 March, 2013 | comments (68)

According to industry sources Sony is looking to expand its portfolio by bringing an affordable quad-core 5-incher to market. Details on specs are scarce but the device may be powered by the MediaTek MT6589 SoC, which offers four Cortex-A7...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Mystery Snapdragon 800 LG device tops GLBenchmark charts

Mystery Snapdragon 800 LG device tops GLBenchmark charts

29 March, 2013 | comments (137)

An as yet unidentified device from LG has on the popular GLBenchmark GPU benchmarking site. This is hardly important on its own, but the results posted by its Snapdragon 800 beat out the competition by a significant margin. The device is set...

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors


Updated Nexus 4 design adds nubs around the rear edge

Updated Nexus 4 design adds nubs around the rear edge

29 March, 2013 | comments (38)

Google has quietly released an updated version of the Nexus 4 smartphone that feature some physically small but practically significant additions. The updated Nexus 4 now features tiny nubs around the back edge of the device, which gently...


Facebook will hold an Android related event on April 4

Facebook will hold an Android related event on April 4

28 March, 2013 | comments (19)

Facebook sent out invitations for an announcement next week, on April 4. Carrying the slogan "Come see our new home on Android", the press invite gives more than a subtle hint that Google's mobile OS will play a leading role. A likely...

Tags: Android


Samsung confirms LTE support on the Exynos 5 Octa processor

Samsung confirms LTE support on the Exynos 5 Octa processor

28 March, 2013 | comments (74)

Through its Twitter account, Samsung confirmed that the Exynos 5 Octa processor is indeed fully capable of connecting to an LTE network. The Korean giant's latest silicon supports all LTE bands. This announcement essentially confirms that...

Tags: Samsung


ASUS Padfone Infinity pre-order books are now open in Taiwan

ASUS Padfone Infinity pre-order books are now open in Taiwan

28 March, 2013 | comments (12)

Asus began taking pre-orders for its Padfone Infinity Android smartphone and tablet docking device combo in Taiwan. The devices will hit the shelves in April in two different color schemes - gray and pink. The ASUS Padfone Infinity is priced...

Tags: Asus, Android


Samsung Galaxy S4 UK pre-orders start, US to follow on April 16

Samsung Galaxy S4 UK pre-orders start, US to follow on April 16

28 March, 2013 | comments (41)

The Samsung Galaxy S4 (both the I9505 and I9500) can be pre-ordered in the UK starting today, with shipments expected to begin on Friday, April 26. You can get the Galaxy S4 with pretty much every carrier in the UK as well as contract-free from...

Tags: Samsung, Android


BlackBerry posts profit last quarter, shipped 1 million Z10s

BlackBerry posts profit last quarter, shipped 1 million Z10s

28 March, 2013 | comments (32)

This is the first financial report from BlackBerry – before the company used to be known as RIM and the BlackBerry OS 10 devices were still “coming soon”. So, how did the revamped company do? The previous quarter saw BlackBerry returning to...


HTC One hits multiple UK stores and carriers

HTC One hits multiple UK stores and carriers

28 March, 2013 | comments (30)

The HTC One Android flagship is finally available in UK stores after its launch got delayed. It’s available from multiple retailers and e-tailers and on several carriers. Carphone Warehouse offers perhaps the biggest choice of carriers – EE,...

Tags: HTC, Android


Sony rolls out the Jelly Bean update for the Xperia TX

Sony rolls out the Jelly Bean update for the Xperia TX

28 March, 2013 | comments (77)

Sony announced its Jelly Bean upgrade schedule last December and everything so far has arrived on time. The Xperia T and Xperia V already got their Jelly Bean treatment in February and as promised, now is the Xperia TX turn. We wonder what took...

Tags: Sony, Android


Octa-core Galaxy S4 benchmarks surface, live up to expectations

Octa-core Galaxy S4 benchmarks surface, live up to expectations

28 March, 2013 | comments (188)

So far, we've only got to evaluate the performance of the I9505 Galaxy S4, which is powered by the Snapdragon 600 chipset. SamMobile on the other hand were lucky enough to fiddle with the Exynos 5 Octa variant of the Galaxy S4 and make it sweat in...

Tags: Samsung, Android