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ASUS December 11 event will make the Padfone mini official

ASUS December 11 event will make the Padfone mini official

06 December, 2013 | comments (7)

ASUS is preparing to officially launch the Padfone mini at a dedicated event in Taiwan on December 11. While the PadFone Infinity boasts a 10.1" tablet and a 5.0" smartphone, the Padfone mini is rumored to consist of a more compact 4.3" smartphone...

Tags: ASUS, Android, Rumors


comScore: Android, iOS and WP shares in the US rise

comScore: Android, iOS and WP shares in the US rise

06 December, 2013 | comments (34)

The latest comScore report on the smartphone market in the USA is out. It reveals minor increases of the Android, iOS and Windows Phone shares among the US subscribers, while BlackBerry's share keeps sliding down. As of October 52.2% of the US...


iOS 7 runs on 74 percent of all compatible Apple devices

iOS 7 runs on 74 percent of all compatible Apple devices

05 December, 2013 | comments (79)

The latest App Store statistics released by Apple revealed that 74% of all compatible devices now boot iOS 7. The share of the latest OS version is up 10% since October, thus making iOS 7 the fastest adopted release to date. The numbers from...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Android 4.4.1 KitKat update improves the Nexus 5 camera

Android 4.4.1 KitKat update improves the Nexus 5 camera

05 December, 2013 | comments (87)

Google's Director of Engineering for Android David Burke has told in an interview for The Verge that Android 4.4.1 KitKat update is coming and it's bringing several improvement for the Nexus 5 camera. He confirmed that the smartphone's camera...

Tags: LG, Google, Android


Nokia Lumia 929 photos leak again

Nokia Lumia 929 photos leak again

05 December, 2013 | comments (47)

The Nokia Lumia 929 has managed to escape the R&D labs once again and has been caught by yet another camera. The phone is touted as the smaller brother of the Lumia 1520 that's going to debut on Verizon's network in a matter of...


Samsung announces Galaxy Win Pro mid-ranger

Samsung announces Galaxy Win Pro mid-ranger

05 December, 2013 | comments (55)

Having gone unannounced until now, the Samsung Galaxy Win Pro has popped up on the Korean manufacturer's China web portal today. The Win Pro retains the midrange pedigree of its predecessor, the Galaxy Win, but to a lesser degree...

Tags: Android, Samsung


Pantech Vega Secret Up goes official

Pantech Vega Secret Up goes official

05 December, 2013 | comments (25)

Pantech has unveiled the Vega Secret Up - a high-end phablet with a 5.6" 1080p display and Snapdragon 800 chipset under the hood. As usual, you'll get four Krait 400 cores clocked at 2.3GHz, Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM. The rest of the specs...

Tags: Pantech, Android


Apple strikes a deal to offer the iPhone on China Mobile

Apple strikes a deal to offer the iPhone on China Mobile

05 December, 2013 | comments (21)

According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Apple has struck a deal with China Mobile to officially sell the iPhone on the carrier. The deal is said to have the Apple iPhone devices available on the carrier’s shelves later this month – around...

Tags: Apple, iOS


The EU Commission cleared Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia

The EU Commission cleared Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia

05 December, 2013 | comments (56)

The European Commission cleared Nokia’s acquisition by Microsoft. According to the EU’s executive body, “the transaction would not raise any competition concerns, in particular because there are only modest overlaps between the parties'...

Tags: Microsoft, Nokia


Apple iPads and iPhone 5c were Black Friday's best performers

Apple iPads and iPhone 5c were Black Friday's best performers

04 December, 2013 | comments (52)

The sales of Apple's latest tablet, the iPad Air saw a growth of 51% during the past weekend, according to a report from Localytics. The fact that the device has been on sale for just over a month along with Black Friday promotional offers drove the...


Three UK launches 4G network, drops roaming charges in USA

Three UK launches 4G network, drops roaming charges in USA

04 December, 2013 | comments (46)

The UK carrier Three brought some great news to its subscribers today. Three has just launched its 4G network across the UK, but its rollout will speed up quite a lot in the next month and finish by the end of Q1, 2014. So, a pretty large portion of...

Tags: Three, Misc


Samsung Galaxy S5 benchmark reveals 2K screen

Samsung Galaxy S5 benchmark reveals 2K screen

04 December, 2013 | comments (166)

While the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is busy tending to its flagship duties for Samsung, the heir to the Galaxy S4 is making headlines steadily building up the hype. The latest rumors concern its body and some of its specs. According to EMSOne, a...


Russia's dual-screen YotaPhone goes on sale

Russia's dual-screen YotaPhone goes on sale

04 December, 2013 | comments (37)

We first heard about the YotaPhone a full year ago, when Russian company Yota announced its plans of adding an e-ink display to a smartphone. The final product is now available in Russia and parts of Europe with dual 4.3" displays on either...

Tags: Yota, Android


LG starts rolling out G Flex in global markets

LG starts rolling out G Flex in global markets

04 December, 2013 | comments (32)

LG has announced that they will start rolling out their innovative G Flex smartphone globally starting this month. The phone will initially be available in key Asian markets and then in other regions around the world. In Singapore, you will...

Tags: LG, Android


UK Judge reveals details on the HTC One successor’s launch date

UK Judge reveals details on the HTC One successor’s launch date

03 December, 2013 | comments (31)

In today’s ruling on the patent case between Nokia and HTC, the UK high court judge Richard Arnold revealed details on the HTC One successor’s launch date. The Taiwanese company’s next flagship is said to launch in the UK in February or March...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Nokia wins patent suit against HTC, about to ban One mini in UK

Nokia wins patent suit against HTC, about to ban One mini in UK

03 December, 2013 | comments (139)

HTC just can't catch a break these days. The company has been in rough financial shape for a while now, despite churning out stellar products like the HTC One. One of the company's biggest threats is Nokia, which coincidentally has one of the...

Tags: HTC, Nokia


HTC posts $522 million in revenue for November

HTC posts $522 million in revenue for November

03 December, 2013 | comments (34)

HTC has issued its financial report for November stating a revenue of $522 million (NT$15.47 billion). That's up 3.2% from the results posted in October, but a decrease 27.1% year-over-year. According to analysts, HTC's reported financials meet...

Tags: HTC, Android


Oppo R1 teased, promised to reinvent night shots

Oppo R1 teased, promised to reinvent night shots

03 December, 2013 | comments (55)

Oppo has teased an upcoming smartphone called R1 that will focus on the night shots. We've tried to translate the comments that go along with the teaser and it says something like this: "Next-generation R1 OPPO smartphone for night shots. New...

Tags: Oppo, Android


Motorola to offer Moto X on sale again on Wednesday and Monday

Motorola to offer Moto X on sale again on Wednesday and Monday

03 December, 2013 | comments (15)

Motorola had embarked on a noble plan to offer the unlocked version of the Moto X for $349.99 through their MotoMaker website on Cyber Monday. While the plan was good, Motorola was unable to execute it. The day the phone went on sale, the...

Tags: Motorola, Android


Android in November 2013: KitKat enters with 1.1%

Android in November 2013: KitKat enters with 1.1%

02 December, 2013 | comments (48)

Google released its traditional monthly Android version distribution numbers. The latest state of the platform saw Android 4.4 KitKat debut with 1.1% share of all installs. Unsurprisingly, Android Jelly Bean and all its varieties continue to...