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comScore on US market: iOS on the rise, Android down

comScore on US market: iOS on the rise, Android down

05 April, 2013 | comments (166)

comScore has been keeping track of smartphone usage in the US and has noticed Apple and iOS rising over the three month period ending in February. Apple asserted itself as the top smartphone vendor in the country with a 38.4% market share (up 3.9...


LG Optimus 4X HD gets Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update

LG Optimus 4X HD gets Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update

05 April, 2013 | comments (239)

LG Optimus 4X HD is arguably the device to offer most bang for your buck in the quad-core club and it just got better. The year-old smartphone from LG was initially launched with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich but the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update...

Tags: LG, Android


Low-end BlackBerry 10 device with QWERTY keypad leaks

Low-end BlackBerry 10 device with QWERTY keypad leaks

05 April, 2013 | comments (59)

After the Z10 and the Q10, a new BlackBerry 10 device has been uncovered. What you see below is known only as the R-Series for now but is supposedly an upcoming BB10 device. Like the Q10, the phone above has a full QWERTY keypad and a square...


HTC One 64GB developer edition priced at $649, ships April 19

HTC One 64GB developer edition priced at $649, ships April 19

05 April, 2013 | comments (26)

Last month HTC announced the developer edition of the HTC One, which was priced at $649. Unlike the standard HTC One sold in the US, the developer edition would come only in 64GB capacity, will be carrier unlocked and will have an unlocked...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Samsung releases Q1 financial estimates, has a record in sight

Samsung releases Q1 financial estimates, has a record in sight

04 April, 2013 | comments (41)

Samsung released its Q1 financial guidance. In the eve of the Samsung Galaxy S4 retail launch, the Korean manufacturer is on path of achieving fifth record-setting financial quarter in a row. Currently valued at $220 billion, Samsung...

Tags: Samsung


HTC First gets unveiled for AT&T in the United States

HTC First gets unveiled for AT&T in the United States

04 April, 2013 | comments (39)

After making a couple of appearances prior to its announcement, the Facebook-centered HTC First got officially unveiled. The Android smartphone will be available exclusively on AT&T in the United States from next Friday, April 12 for $99.99 with a...

Tags: HTC, Android, Facebook


Facebook Home for Android is official, coming April 12

Facebook Home for Android is official, coming April 12

04 April, 2013 | comments (69)

Facebook went live with its Home for Android. It's a launcher which replaces your normal homescreen with "Cover Feed" - a tool which gives you a gesture-operated aggregation of your friends' posts, pictures, statuses, etc. Facebook Home...

Tags: Facebook, Android


Alleged iPhone 5S prototype pictured, is it the real deal?

Alleged iPhone 5S prototype pictured, is it the real deal?

04 April, 2013 | comments (275)

We received some interesting pictures of what is allegedly a prototype of the next Apple iPhone (5S, perhaps). While the pictures aren't of the best quality or taken in studio conditions they do reveal a lot about the pictured smartphone. For one...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Sony Xperia SP will be available on O2 and Three UK

Sony Xperia SP will be available on O2 and Three UK

04 April, 2013 | comments (19)

The latest mid-range addition to the Xperia line-up has been officially confirmed to hit O2 and Three networks in UK. Sony Xperia SP will be up for grabs from O2 by the end of this month, but there is no word on the availability of the smartphone...

Tags: Sony, Android, O2, Three


HTC One package on O2 comes without a charger

HTC One package on O2 comes without a charger

04 April, 2013 | comments (68)

O2, the popular UK service provider, recently launched its "Charger out of the box" initiative in collaboration with HTC. As a part of the initiative, the latest flagship device from the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer will ship without a...

Tags: HTC, Android, O2


Samsung announces Galaxy Win and Trend II droids for China

Samsung announces Galaxy Win and Trend II droids for China

04 April, 2013 | comments (59)

China woke up to two new Android phones from Samsung. One is the Galaxy Win that leaked yesterday – a quad-core droid with a 4.7” WVGA screen. It’s a single-SIM phone, unlike the one that leaked. The Samsung Galaxy Trend II, the second new device,...

Tags: LG, Android


LG Optimus G Pro hits Japan stores with a 5

LG Optimus G Pro hits Japan stores with a 5" FullHD display

04 April, 2013 | comments (17)

The LG Optimus G Pro is now on sale in Japan through NTT DoCoMo. As you know, instead of the 5.5" FullHD display seen on the international version, the Japanese one features 5" IPS LCD of the same resolution. On the inside, the NTT DoCoMo-bound...

Tags: LG, Android


More HTC First images emerge, reveal its Facebook Home UI

More HTC First images emerge, reveal its Facebook Home UI

03 April, 2013 | comments (44)

Less than 24 hours before its scheduled unveiling, a number of HTC First photos made an appearance. Unlike yesterday's image however, today's images reveal the Facebook device's Facebook Home UI of its Android OS. The photos of the...

Tags: HTC, Android


AT&T reconsiders, will offer $200 Samsung Galaxy S4 too

AT&T reconsiders, will offer $200 Samsung Galaxy S4 too

03 April, 2013 | comments (44)

AT&T was one of the first carriers to announce the Samsung Galaxy S4 availability at the Unpacked event day. A few days ago the carrier also revealed the official pricing and the date when the pre-order campaign kicks off. As it turns out the...

Tags: Samsung, Android, AT&T


Samsung aims to sell 500 million phones in 2013

Samsung aims to sell 500 million phones in 2013

03 April, 2013 | comments (78)

Samsung's golden run at the top continues and the Koreans are aiming to increase the gap to its followers in the cellphone market. The company's success relies heavily on its popular Galaxy series of smartphones and the incredibly large portfolio of...

Tags: Samsung


Chinese HTC One 802w has microSD card slot, two SIMs

Chinese HTC One 802w has microSD card slot, two SIMs

03 April, 2013 | comments (62)

A Sina Weibo user with early access to the HTC One version tailored for China Unicom has pictured the One 802w smartphone. The picture reveals a removable back cover, two SIM slots (WCDMA) and a microSD card slot just under the 4 MP camera lens....

Tags: HTC, Android, Dual-SIM


Dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy Win leaks, quad-core chipset inside

Dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy Win leaks, quad-core chipset inside

03 April, 2013 | comments (46)

Samsung seems to be working on another dual-SIM Galaxy Smartphone, probably to succeed the Galaxy Grand we met with recently. The rumored handset should be called I8552 Galaxy Win. The Galaxy Win is supposed to be powered by the Qualcomm 8625Q...

Tags: Android, Samsung


Android in Mar 2013: 4.1 grows, 4.2 adoption still slow

Android in Mar 2013: 4.1 grows, 4.2 adoption still slow

03 April, 2013 | comments (50)

Google released the latest numbers for Android OS distribution and announced that the way this statistic is gathered will be changing the next time around. First things first, Android 4.1.x Jelly Bean has jumped from about 15 share to 23% share,...


Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 to debut in May or June, cost €300

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 to debut in May or June, cost €300

03 April, 2013 | comments (35)

Another year, another Galaxy Ace smartphone is in the works. According to SamMobile, Samsung is preparing a follow-up to the Galaxy Ace 2 with an updated screen, processor and more color options. The Galaxy Ace 3 would carry the GT-S7272...


Samsung makes Galaxy Star and Pocket Neo official

Samsung makes Galaxy Star and Pocket Neo official

02 April, 2013 | comments (29)

The venue is the Samsung Forum in South Africa and the news are the Samsung Galaxy Star and Galaxy Pocket Neo. Both handsets are now official and have been updated with specifications but we're yet to find about their respected availabilities and...

Tags: Samsung, Android