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Pre-order the US Samsung Galaxy S III on June 6, get it on June 21

Pre-order the US Samsung Galaxy S III on June 6, get it on June 21

04 June, 2012 | comments (20)

The Samsung Galaxy S III will hit the shelves in the US around June 21 but the carriers will start accepting pre-orders this Wednesday, June 6. First to offer the Samsung flagship is Verizon, and pre-orders will open at 7 AM EDT tomorrow. The...


A 5.5-inch Galaxy Note 2 allegedly scheduled for October 2012

A 5.5-inch Galaxy Note 2 allegedly scheduled for October 2012

04 June, 2012 | comments (144)

Samsung scored a huge hit with their Galaxy Note, a combinatio of phone and tablet which was released late last year, featuring a large 5.3 inch screen complete with stylus. To date, some 7 million Galaxy Notes have been sold globally. It seems...


Samsung Galaxy S III for Verizon keeps its design intact

Samsung Galaxy S III for Verizon keeps its design intact

04 June, 2012 | comments (22)

Verizon is one of the five carriers to start offering the Samsung Galaxy S III this month and leaked pictures show that the device will virtually be an untouched version of its international GSM sibling. Android Central got their hands on...


Samsung Galaxy S III to launch on five US carriers this June

Samsung Galaxy S III to launch on five US carriers this June

04 June, 2012 | comments (35)

Samsung has announced that it will be launching the highly anticipated Galaxy S III smartphone in US on not two or three but five major carriers. The phones will go on sale beginning this June and will have a starting price of $199, although the...


iOS6 to offer Facebook integration and a revamped AppStore?

iOS6 to offer Facebook integration and a revamped AppStore?

03 June, 2012 | comments (119)

Apple's WWDC is one of the industry's major events because in the past few years it has been the stage for some serious software announcements by the company. The event will probably offer a lot to developers too but from our user's point of view,...


Sony ST21i Tapioca to be named Xperia Tipo when launched

Sony ST21i Tapioca to be named Xperia Tipo when launched

02 June, 2012 | comments (32)

The budget oriented Sony ST21i Tapioca already leaked once a while back but it's only now that we get to see its retail name - conveniently revealed by the Indonesian Telecom regulator. Sony Xperia Tipo will be the retail name for Sony's...


Android in May 2012: Android 4.0 expands to 7.1% market share

Android in May 2012: Android 4.0 expands to 7.1% market share

02 June, 2012 | comments (61)

Google has updated the Android distribution figures on its developer website, which brings with it some good news. The Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich user base has grown to 7.1 percent, up from the 2.9 percent back on April and the 1 percent in...


T-Mobile branded Samsung Galaxy S III press photo leaks

T-Mobile branded Samsung Galaxy S III press photo leaks

01 June, 2012 | comments (31)

An alleged press photo for Samsung Galaxy S III for T-Mobile has leaked out, thus revealing the design of one of the carrier versions of the US bound smartphone. Perhaps the biggest surprise about the handset's appearance is that it is, well,...


Motorola launches triple-SIM MOTOKEY 3-CHIP for Brazil

Motorola launches triple-SIM MOTOKEY 3-CHIP for Brazil

01 June, 2012 | comments (45)

Motorola has just unveiled a new addition to its mobile phone portfolio and it's a pretty strange device. The new handset is a featurephone called Motorola MOTOKEY 3-CHIP and has 3 SIM card slots as its key selling point. The other highlights of...


Samsung Galaxy S II sales reach 28M, Galaxy Note scores 7M

Samsung Galaxy S II sales reach 28M, Galaxy Note scores 7M

01 June, 2012 | comments (204)

The Galaxy series has been a huge hit for Samsung - the Koreans recently announced that the line of Android smartphones has surpassed 50 million sales globally. What's even more impressive, the bulk of that is from the flagship devices. The first...


HTC launches One S in Taiwan with 1.7GHz processor

HTC launches One S in Taiwan with 1.7GHz processor

01 June, 2012 | comments (65)

HTC has launched the One S in its home country Taiwan but it is not the same phone being launched elsewhere. HTC has swapped the processor on this model and it now features a dual-core overclocked 1.7GHz MSM8260 Snapdragon S3 instead of the 1.5Ghz...

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Samsung releases source code for the Galaxy S III

Samsung releases source code for the Galaxy S III

01 June, 2012 | comments (46)

When it comes to pleasing the Android developer community, Samsung has been ahead of the pack for a while now by giving out sample units to developers and making their phones generally easy to mess around with. They are also known for releasing the...


Samsung Galaxy R Style for South Korea packs ICS, LTE, big battery

Samsung Galaxy R Style for South Korea packs ICS, LTE, big battery

31 May, 2012 | comments (41)

Samsung announced a new Galaxy droid for the Korean market - the Samsung Galaxy R Style. It’s based on the Galaxy S II, packs a 4.3" SuperAMOLED screen and runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with TouchWiz out of the box. The phone measures 128 x...


Sony Xperia neo L escapes China borders, to launch globally soon

Sony Xperia neo L escapes China borders, to launch globally soon

31 May, 2012 | comments (61)

Sony Xperia neo L was announced back in March but back then it was expected to be a Chinese market exclusive. Well, not anymore. The Xperia neo L popped up on the Sony’s global website, which means it should be out worldwide soon. No pricing and...


ZTE Athena appears in spy shots, squeezes ICS in 6.2mm package

ZTE Athena appears in spy shots, squeezes ICS in 6.2mm package

31 May, 2012 | comments (37)

Some posts on social network Weibo point to an ultra-thin Android phone from ZTE in the works, codenamed Athena. The device readily beats the Motorola DROID RAZR (7.1mm) and the Huawei Ascend P1 S (6.7mm), having a profile of just 6.2mm. You'll also...


Samsung Galaxy S III Canadian availability is now official

Samsung Galaxy S III Canadian availability is now official

30 May, 2012 | comments (62)

It was only a rumor a few days ago, and now it is official. Samsung Galaxy S III will be available in Canada on June 20. There will be two versions of the Android powerhouse - the LTE sporting SGH-i747 and the 42 Mbps HSPA+ flavored SGH-iT999. The...


Dark Knight Nokia Lumia 900 priced, only 900 to ever exist

Dark Knight Nokia Lumia 900 priced, only 900 to ever exist

30 May, 2012 | comments (109)

The Batman-themed Nokia Lumia 900 was announced just yesterday and there were rumors we'll see its market release in a couple of weeks, but Phones4U begs to differ. The UK retailer has posted more information on the limited edition Lumia 900,...


All HTC droids have now cleared US customs

All HTC droids have now cleared US customs

30 May, 2012 | comments (30)

Earlier this month, some HTC phones got held up at the US customs due to patent complaints from Apple, but now the Taiwanese corporation has resolved the issue. The HTC One X and the HTC EVO 4G LTE were affected by these proceedings, but the...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Sony announces the water-proof Xperia go and Xperia acro S

Sony announces the water-proof Xperia go and Xperia acro S

30 May, 2012 | comments (126)

Sony just went ahead and announced the latest additions to its Xperia lineup. The new Xperia acro S and Xperia go phones are water-proof and have increased protection against the elements, which includes a scratch-proof mineral glass on top of the...


LG Optimus LTE, Vu, and LTE Tag will get the ICS treament in June

LG Optimus LTE, Vu, and LTE Tag will get the ICS treament in June

30 May, 2012 | comments (22)

June is bound to be a good month for the owners of LG Optimus LTE, Optimus Vu, and Optimus LTE Tag. The Korean giant has announced that it will kick off the update of the smartphone trio to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on June 4, which is less...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI