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IDC on smartphones in Q1: Android up, iOS down, WP 3rd

IDC on smartphones in Q1: Android up, iOS down, WP 3rd

16 May, 2013 | comments (126)

Analyst firm IDC released its report for the first quarter of 2013, which chronicles big rises and great falls. There's nothing new at the top Android and iOS account for 92.3% of smartphone shipments - but the fight for third position is heating...


Water-proof LG Optimus GJ headed to Taiwan

Water-proof LG Optimus GJ headed to Taiwan

16 May, 2013 | comments (215)

LG has supposedly sent invitations for the announcement of a new Taiwan-exclusive handset called Optimus GJ - an IP57-version of the popular Optimus G. The IP57 certifications means the LG Optimus GJ will last for 30 minutes under one meter of...

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors


Quad-core Panasonic P51 goes official, priced at $517

Quad-core Panasonic P51 goes official, priced at $517

16 May, 2013 | comments (93)

Panasonic has launched its first Android smartphone in India and has marked its entry into the overcrowded smartphone segment in the country. Panasonic P51 sports a 5-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and a 1.2 GHz quad-core...


Nokia Lumia 928 available for pre-order, ships by May 20

Nokia Lumia 928 available for pre-order, ships by May 20

16 May, 2013 | comments (54)

Verizon's WP8 flagship, the Nokia Lumia 928, is available for pre-order right now. It's priced $99 with a new 2-year contract or $499 with month to month service. The black one will ship by May 20, but when you select the white model, the "Will ship...


Apple App Store crosses the 50 billion app downloads milestone

Apple App Store crosses the 50 billion app downloads milestone

16 May, 2013 | comments (65)

Apple has crossed the 50 billion app downloads milestone on the App Store. The store opened up to the public back in July 2008 and since then has gone on to become the biggest and most popular software store in the world. As we reported...

Tags: Apple, iOS


LG officially launches the Nexus 4 in India

LG officially launches the Nexus 4 in India

16 May, 2013 | comments (113)

It has been a long wait but the Nexus 4 has finally landed in India through official channels. But it's LG and not Google that has taken the initiative. The Nexus 4 is now available in India through LG for Rs. 25,999 ($475) from LG exclusive...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Google to start selling the Galaxy S4 running stock Android

Google to start selling the Galaxy S4 running stock Android

15 May, 2013 | comments (242)

At the annual Google I/O developer conference today, Google has announced the planned released of a Samsung Galaxy S4 running stock Android (AOSP). Just as rumored earlier today, the phone will be free of TouchWiz modifications. It will be...


ZTE Grand X2 announced with 2GHz dual-core Intel Atom CPU

ZTE Grand X2 announced with 2GHz dual-core Intel Atom CPU

15 May, 2013 | comments (24)

ZTE has officially unveiled the Grand X2 smartphone at the MedPi conference in Monaco. The device features the Intel Atom Z2580 processor and comes with an advanced camera. ZTE Grand X2 sports a 4.5-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x...

Tags: ZTE, Android, Touch UI


Watch the Google I/O conference live feed right here

Watch the Google I/O conference live feed right here

15 May, 2013 | comments (14)

Google's annual I/O event, a forum for developers where everything Google is discussed, is about to start. In years past, Google has taken the opportunity to announce exciting new devices and Android developments at I/O, so we're eager to hear...

Tags: Google, Android


Samsung Galaxy S4 mini leaks in new photos

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini leaks in new photos

15 May, 2013 | comments (37)

Samsung may have managed to keep the Galaxy S4 under wraps until the premiere, but it seems the company isn't even trying to keep the Galaxy S4 mini a secret. The device entered our rumor mill in April, a few days later we saw its face and yesterday...


Android 4.3 shows up on Google developers website

Android 4.3 shows up on Google developers website

15 May, 2013 | comments (29)

Less than an hour to go until the Google I/O 2013 kicks off and the search giant is obviously finding it quite hard to keep all its upcoming announcements under wraps. The Android version 4.3 has briefly showed up on the Google developers...

Tags: Android, Google


White LG Nexus 4 says hello again, this time from Dubai

White LG Nexus 4 says hello again, this time from Dubai

15 May, 2013 | comments (13)

The white LG Nexus 4 is walking the rumorland since January this year, but it appears lately the smartphone isn't even trying to hide from the public. The Snow White Nexus 4 was showcased in Dubai and there is a video to prove it. It appears the...

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors


NEC Medias X has a water-cooled Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset

NEC Medias X has a water-cooled Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset

15 May, 2013 | comments (27)

Well, this is a first NEC just unveiled a phone, the NEC Medias X 06E, which features a water-cooled Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset. Yes, you read that right. It's a head pipe system rather than one with an active water pump, but still it promises to...

Tags: NEC, Android


IP57-certified Panasonic Eluga P with 4.7

IP57-certified Panasonic Eluga P with 4.7" 1080p display unveiled

15 May, 2013 | comments (19)

Panasonic unveiled an HTC One competitor in Japan it's called Eluga P P-03E and it's for DoCoMo. The Panasonic Eluga P is an Android 4.2 phone with a 4.7" 1080p screen, which is optimized for one-handed operation. The screen can detect a...


Sony Xperia Z gets firmware update, improves camera quality

Sony Xperia Z gets firmware update, improves camera quality

15 May, 2013 | comments (147)

Sony has just released a new firmware update for the Xperia Z flagship. It's still based on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, but brings quite a lot of improvements. The most notable change is the improved camera quality. The Sony fans probably remember...

Tags: Sony, Android


Is Samsung working on a stock Android version of the Galaxy S4?

Is Samsung working on a stock Android version of the Galaxy S4?

15 May, 2013 | comments (54)

While it's quite unlikely that we'll see a new Nexus phone at this year's Google I/O, which starts later today, Samsung might have a surprise in store a pure Android version of the Galaxy S4 flagship, a "Google Edition". This phone will...


Samsung ships 6 million Galaxy S4's, breaks own record

Samsung ships 6 million Galaxy S4's, breaks own record

15 May, 2013 | comments (127)

There was never any doubt that the Samsung Galaxy S4 would be a runaway success in the market. The only question was would it be able to beat the record of its super popular predecessor. The Korean company has managed to ship over six million...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Sony Xperia ZR won't launch in the UK, Germany and France

Sony Xperia ZR won't launch in the UK, Germany and France

14 May, 2013 | comments (60)

The recently announced water and dust resistant Sony Xperia ZR won't be getting the global release many were hoping for. The smartphone won't be hitting the United Kingdom, Germany and France according to new information. The news for the French...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Apple aims to add Galaxy S4 to patent lawsuit against Samsung

Apple aims to add Galaxy S4 to patent lawsuit against Samsung

14 May, 2013 | comments (339)

Apple has requested the US District court to allow it to add the Galaxy S4 flagship smartphone to the list of the Samsung products that are guilty of violating its patents. According to a report from FOSS Patents, Apple has analyzed the...

Tags: Samsung, Apple


BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) coming to iOS and Android

BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) coming to iOS and Android

14 May, 2013 | comments (265)

The BBM has been one of BlackBerry OS most popular features, years before there was iMessaging, Viber, or WhatsApp. Today, at the company's annual Blackberry Live 2013 conference, CEO Thorsten Heins announced that this summer they will make the...

Tags: BlackBerry