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LG Vu 3 handled shortly in first hands-on videos

LG Vu 3 handled shortly in first hands-on videos

03 October, 2013 | comments (12)

LG recently unveiled a new version of its Vu 3 phablet. With a characteristic 4:3 screen, it stands apart from the flood of 16:9 and 16:10 devices. It's quite a capable phablet, borrowing a number of features from the LG G2 flagship, some of which...

Tags: LG, Android


Nexus 5 to launch on October 30, possibly alongside Nexus 10

Nexus 5 to launch on October 30, possibly alongside Nexus 10

03 October, 2013 | comments (60)

Following several leaked images showing off Android 4.4 KitKat, there are rumors floating around that Google's latest Nexus offering made by LG, the Nexus 5, will go on sale on October 30. It's hypothesized that Android 4.4 KitKat could debut on the...


Android in September 2013: 4.3 adoption going faster than 4.2

Android in September 2013: 4.3 adoption going faster than 4.2

03 October, 2013 | comments (28)

Google detailed the state of Android OS versions in September and it's business as usual – Jelly Bean is gaining slowly, while pre-4.1 versions decline. Pre-2.1 versions account for about 1% of devices, but they are too old for the new Play Store...


Android 4.4 screenshots surface, show off new camera UI

Android 4.4 screenshots surface, show off new camera UI

03 October, 2013 | comments (73)

Google unveiled its latest Android build, version 4.4 KitKat exactly one month ago, and today we have some screenshots of exactly what's been updated. As with the other incremental updates since version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the updates of the...

Tags: Android, Rumors


US FCC shuts down amid political crisis

US FCC shuts down amid political crisis

03 October, 2013 | comments (18)

This doesn't come as a surprise to anyone - while the US government-wide shut down continues various Federal agencies have stopped their work until the government resumes its own. The FCC or Federal Communications Commission is an example of that...

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Pantech sends invites to phablet-focused event on October 10

Pantech sends invites to phablet-focused event on October 10

02 October, 2013 | comments (17)

Pantech is reportedly issuing invites to its October 10 event, which according to the image stamped will be focused on a new Vega device. Rumor has it it will be a 5.9" 1080p phablet with digital pen support, perhaps a quad-core Snapdragon 800...


Vertu Constellation puts mid-range Android in luxury garbs

Vertu Constellation puts mid-range Android in luxury garbs

02 October, 2013 | comments (34)

Vertu has turned to Android whereas its former parent company Nokia went Windows Phone exclusive. The luxury phone maker has created its second Android-powered phone, the Constellation. Each Vertu Constellation is handmade by a single...

Tags: Vertu, Android


LG and Optus out dual-SIM LG Optimus L2 II for AU$99

LG and Optus out dual-SIM LG Optimus L2 II for AU$99

02 October, 2013 | comments (8)

LG is launching the second Optimus L2, inspiringly named... LG Optimus L2 II, with initial exclusivity on Aussie carrier Optus' pre-paid consumers. The price of the device will be AU$99 with a pre-paid SIM card and the device will be delivered in 3...

Tags: LG, Android, Dual-SIM


Qualcomm VP: Apple A7 chip is a marketing gimmick

Qualcomm VP: Apple A7 chip is a marketing gimmick

02 October, 2013 | comments (206)

One of the major features of the recently announced Apple iPhone 5s is the company's own A7 chip and its 64-bit nature. However, according to Qualcomm's senior vice president and head of marketing Anand Chandrasekher, the 64-bit architecture of the...

Tags: Apple, Qualcomm


Samsung and LG to unveil curved OLED phones this month

Samsung and LG to unveil curved OLED phones this month

02 October, 2013 | comments (98)

Word out of Korea is that both local tech giants, Samsung and LG, will each be unveiling flexible display devices in October. Samsung has officially confirmed a curved display smartphones, reportedly a Galaxy Note 3 Active model, which could be...

Tags: Samsung, LG, Rumors


HTC One infringes on Nokia wireless patents, ITC finds

HTC One infringes on Nokia wireless patents, ITC finds

02 October, 2013 | comments (40)

Nokia has put the HTC One into hot legal waters once again – first the HTC One was infringing on Nokia HDR microphone tech and HTC had to remove those, now it turns out the aluminum-clad droid has borrowed some wireless tech from Nokia without...

Tags: HTC


Beats president confirms HTC One Max will pack Beats audio

Beats president confirms HTC One Max will pack Beats audio

01 October, 2013 | comments (53)

Beats Electronics recently bought itself out of the HTC deal and it was unclear whether this would also bring an end to the Beats Audio technology in HTC flagship smartphones. Well, the good news is Beats Electronics are not done with HTC just yet...

Tags: HTC


Samsung quietly releases Galaxy Star Pro, forgets to announce it

Samsung quietly releases Galaxy Star Pro, forgets to announce it

01 October, 2013 | comments (59)

Samsung has released its newest entry level smartphone named Galaxy Star Pro in the Indian market but it appears someone forgot to make an official announcement of it. Samsung Galaxy Star Pro is an Android smartphone for beginners, which comes...

Tags: Samsung, Android


LG G2 starts selling in the UK, carries a £444 price tag

LG G2 starts selling in the UK, carries a £444 price tag

01 October, 2013 | comments (17)

LG has began selling its G2 Android flagship in the UK. It's on offer by both mobile carriers as well as large retailers. UK's Three is the first of the carriers to sell the phone and offers it for as low as £29 per month on a 2-year contract...

Tags: LG, Android


Nokia Glee is the Lumia 525, to star the next WP budget line-up

Nokia Glee is the Lumia 525, to star the next WP budget line-up

01 October, 2013 | comments (75)

The Nokia Lumia 525 is the official name of the recently rumored Nokia Glee, according to a tweet by evleaks. The Lumia 525 is the replacement of the hugely successful Lumia 520 and, naturally, is going to be a budget Windows Phone...


Jolla unveils more specs of its upcoming smartphone

Jolla unveils more specs of its upcoming smartphone

01 October, 2013 | comments (53)

Finns are taking the loss of Nokia's phone division hard but they still have Jolla to look forward to. The breakaway company posted some more specs on its upcoming phone. The dual-core 1.4GHz processor and 1GB RAM in the phone are on a Snapdragon...

Tags: Jolla, Sailfish


Nokia Lumia 929 coming to Verizon in November

Nokia Lumia 929 coming to Verizon in November

01 October, 2013 | comments (44)

Nokia is planning to announce the Lumia 929 for Verizon later this month. Expected to go on sale in November, this handset is similar to the Lumia 1520 for AT&T that was leaked earlier but with a few key differences. Like the Lumia 1520, the...


Nexus 5 makes an appearance in yet another live photo

Nexus 5 makes an appearance in yet another live photo

30 September, 2013 | comments (55)

After appearing in an Android KitKat promo video, going through the FCC, and sitting unattended in a bar, the yet to be announced Nexus 5 smartphone made another unscheduled appearance. This time around, a live photo of the LG made Android...

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors


Google’s Nexus 5 will allegedly feature nano-SIM card slot

Google’s Nexus 5 will allegedly feature nano-SIM card slot

30 September, 2013 | comments (32)

Hot on the heels of the leaked specs from earlier today, another detail on the highly anticipated Nexus 5 made an appearance. The next generation, LG-made Nexus will reportedly feature a nano-SIM card slot. The information on the smartphone...

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors


Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear hit the AT&T stores on October 4

Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear hit the AT&T stores on October 4

30 September, 2013 | comments (24)

AT&T has just announced the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 phablet and the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch will become available for purchase on the AT&T website and throughout the AT&T brick and mortar stores on October 4. The pre-order campaign for the...

Tags: Samsung, Android, AT&T