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Microsoft to kill Windows Mobile 6.x Marketplace on May 9

Microsoft to kill Windows Mobile 6.x Marketplace on May 9

09 March, 2012 | comments (100)

If there were any people left using Windows Mobile 6.x at all, they should know that Microsoft will shut down the Marketplace for its former OS on May 9. You won't be able to download or update apps after that. Everything you installed from there...


Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II will get ICS on March 10

Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II will get ICS on March 10

08 March, 2012 | comments (289)

Just as we were getting ready to get it on March 15, we got even better news. Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II will be receiving an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on March 10 - less than 48 hours from now. Update: Samsung used its Twitter...


Windows Phone Tango minimum hardware limitations outlined

Windows Phone Tango minimum hardware limitations outlined

08 March, 2012 | comments (48)

Offerings from both Nokia and ZTE debuted the next major build of Windows Phone last week at MWC, dubbed "Tango". The new Nokia Lumia 610 and ZTE Orbit both took to their respective stands to show off the new lower-end capabilities of Microsoft's...


HTC Sensation XE Android 4.0 ICS update now seeding

HTC Sensation XE Android 4.0 ICS update now seeding

08 March, 2012 | comments (204)

The Android 4.0 ICS update marathon for the non-Nexus devices has just begun. HTC drew first blood and started seeding the latest edition of the Google OS to its Sensation XE former flagship. Also included in the package is an updated Sense UI,...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Sony Xperia S hits UK, carrier Three is the first to get it

Sony Xperia S hits UK, carrier Three is the first to get it

08 March, 2012 | comments (68)

The Sony Xperia S finally completed its journey to the UK and is now available for purchase. The first smartphone to ship with the Sony branding, rather than Sony Ericsson, is already offered by Three both on a contract and on a pay-as-you-go...


ComScore: Android has nearly 50% of US market, iOS grows too

ComScore: Android has nearly 50% of US market, iOS grows too

08 March, 2012 | comments (67)

ComScore released their regularly scheduled report on the mobile phone market in the US - the big news is that the number of smartphones in the country has crossed the 100 million mark for the first time. The report covers the three month period...


Samsung Mobile chief states 'No compromise!' in Apple patent war

Samsung Mobile chief states 'No compromise!' in Apple patent war

08 March, 2012 | comments (83)

Apple's alleged offer to Samsung for settling in one of their patent infringement cases, where Samsung would pay Apple from $5 to $15 per device, hasn't met positive reactions in the Korean headquarters. Shin Jong-kyun, Samsung's head of...

Tags: Samsung, Apple


Motorola introduces new DEFY XT535 in China

Motorola introduces new DEFY XT535 in China

08 March, 2012 | comments (17)

When compared to the DEFY+, which was released late last year, the new DEFY XT535 features the same screen but slightly different looks, and now has a front-facing camera capable of recording VGA video. Otherwise, it has the same IP67...


Apple increases download limit for OTA App Store downloads

Apple increases download limit for OTA App Store downloads

08 March, 2012 | comments (29)

Apple has finally decided to increase the download limit for the App Store. Previously, if you had to download an app, podcast or any other content on your iOS device using the network connection, you would have to put up with the 20MB download...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


iOS 5.1 available over the air now, changelog inside

iOS 5.1 available over the air now, changelog inside

07 March, 2012 | comments (81)

Just hours after the iOS 5.1 update was announced at Apple's iPad event in San Francisco the update is live for you to download. The update brings Japanese language support for Siri as well as the option to selectively delete photos from Photo...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


New Apple iPad goes official, Retina display and A5X chip

New Apple iPad goes official, Retina display and A5X chip

07 March, 2012 | comments (279)

Apple just unveiled the next-gen iPad at its event in San Francisco. Packing a Retina IPS display with the mind-blowing resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels and a bumped up GPU, this shapes up to be one of the hottest slates on the market. And yes, the...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Apple allegedly offered Motorola and Samsung patent licensing

Apple allegedly offered Motorola and Samsung patent licensing

07 March, 2012 | comments (64)

Sources, close to Apple, have reportedly shared with Dow Jones Newswires that Apple has offered Motorola and Samsung patent licensing deals in order to settle some of the ongoing litigations. Allegedly, Apple is seeking between $5 and $15...


Nokia Lumia 800 battery life gets a threefold improvement

Nokia Lumia 800 battery life gets a threefold improvement

07 March, 2012 | comments (79)

The battery life on the Nokia Lumia 800 has been much criticized ever since the phone launched four months ago. Since then Nokia has released a couple of updates for the device aiming to improve the battery life but they didn't really help, with the...


iOS 5.1 could have Facebook integration

iOS 5.1 could have Facebook integration

07 March, 2012 | comments (54)

Rumors of iOS 5.1 including native Facebook integration first surfaced in January when iMore found a contact field for your Facebook ID within the contacts app in iOS 5.1 beta 3. Now, we have come across some more evidence that should confirm this...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Google Play combines Market, Books, Music and Videos

Google Play combines Market, Books, Music and Videos

06 March, 2012 | comments (70)

Android took a major step today as Google unified it's Google Music, Google Videos, Google Books and Android Market services into one. The new one-stop store goes by Google Play. Google Play is Google's effort to put all of its downloadable...


Android in Feb 2012: ICS climbs 0.6%, Gingerbread now 62%

Android in Feb 2012: ICS climbs 0.6%, Gingerbread now 62%

06 March, 2012 | comments (49)

It's that time of the month again - Android's platform distribution detailed. There's nothing shocking in the numbers - Gingerbread has gained 2% popularity while ICS is moving tremendously slowly and has seen an increase of only 0.6%. ...


Mobiado announces the Grand Touch Aston Martin edition

Mobiado announces the Grand Touch Aston Martin edition

06 March, 2012 | comments (27)

Mobiado has partnered with luxury car manufacturer Aston Martin to create their latest Grand Touch Aston Martin edition. Just like the previous Grand Touch smartphone, this one, too is a Samsung Nexus S underneath, but it's pimped out with a...

Tags: Android, Touch UI


HTC One S and One X displays detailed

HTC One S and One X displays detailed

06 March, 2012 | comments (34)

One of the best bits about the HTC newly unveiled smartphone lineup that we saw at the MWC is undoubtedly the screens of the One S and the One X. The displays of both new flagship droids of the Taiwanese company represent a major step forward,...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Nokia World 2012 to be held in Finland this time

Nokia World 2012 to be held in Finland this time

06 March, 2012 | comments (56)

Nokia World is going to be held in Nokia’s home country Finland for the first time in the show's history. It will take place on September 25-26 in Helsinki. The interest for the show is expected to be tremendous, so you should probably follow the...


Nokia Lumia 800 software update available on Zune

Nokia Lumia 800 software update available on Zune

06 March, 2012 | comments (40)

Nokia Lumia 800 users, here's a reason to smile today - a new software update is available through Zune and it brings quite a punch. Marked with version number 1600.2487.8107.12070, the update brings better battery life and fixes backlight issues...