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China was biggest smartphone market by shipment volume in Q3

China was biggest smartphone market by shipment volume in Q3

23 November, 2011 | comments (41)

A new report by Strategy Analytics puts China ahead of the US in terms of smartphone shipments in Q3. What's more, while the number of shipments in China grew 58% to 23.9 million units, the numbers in the US fell 7% to 23.3 million units. Nokia...


LG Optimus 3D Gingerbread now rolling out to users

LG Optimus 3D Gingerbread now rolling out to users

23 November, 2011 | comments (65)

Well, after the LG Optimus 2X got its Gingerbread treat now it's time for the company's 3D enabled device to taste the sweetness of Android 2.3, too. Many owners are reporting that the Gingerbread update for the LG Optimus 3D is now...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


LG Mobile to launch a new device on December 1

LG Mobile to launch a new device on December 1

23 November, 2011 | comments (36)

Fans of LG smartphones, mark December 1, 2011 on your calendar. Because that's the day LG will be announcing a new smartphone, and it is rumored it will be the Nitro HD. The image above is the press release the LG sent out for the event. As...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Samsung smartphones go white for the holidays in Germany

Samsung smartphones go white for the holidays in Germany

23 November, 2011 | comments (24)

If you live in Germany and have been waiting for a white colored version of Samsung's latest Android smartphones then you're in luck. Because this Christmas Samsung will be making your wish come true. Samsung has announced that they will be...


T-Mobile US to launch a white version of the Galaxy S II

T-Mobile US to launch a white version of the Galaxy S II

22 November, 2011 | comments (32)

T-Mobile US just announced that it will be launching a new version of the highly popular Samsung Galaxy S II. The carrier will be making the flagship droid available in white for this holiday season. The white Samsung Galaxy S II will seemingly...


Verizon announces Samsung Illusion, available tomorrow

Verizon announces Samsung Illusion, available tomorrow

22 November, 2011 | comments (6)

Verizon has just announced the exclusive droid Samsung Illusion. It's an affordable Gingerbread-based smartphone that is about to hit the Verizon's network tomorrow. Samsung Illusion packs a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen, a 3 megapixel snapper and...


Nokia Lumia 800 sales fail to meet targets?

Nokia Lumia 800 sales fail to meet targets?

22 November, 2011 | comments (356)

Nokia was really trying hard to convince us that everyone wants a piece of their first WP smartphone. The company stated that the Lumia 800 has broken all of its pre-order records and the demand for the smartphone stays high after it hit the...


Nexus Prime is the name of the Verizon Galaxy Nexus

Nexus Prime is the name of the Verizon Galaxy Nexus

22 November, 2011 | comments (21)

Just a few days ago Google released an official video featuring a Verizon-branded Galaxy Nexus. It was more than enough to prove the third installment of the Google phone is indeed coming to Verizon's network. Today we have an addition to that...


Weird volume control bug reported on the Galaxy Nexus

Weird volume control bug reported on the Galaxy Nexus

22 November, 2011 | comments (79)

A rather weird bug in the UK version of the Galaxy Nexus has just surfaced. Users were reporting that the volume control on their devices were inexplicably going all the way down on their own. After a little digging, it was realized that this was...


Amazon Wireless drops mobile phone prices to a penny

Amazon Wireless drops mobile phone prices to a penny

22 November, 2011 | comments (20)

Black Friday is just around the corner and the deals are coming in thick and fast. All the major retailers in the US are offering heavy discounts on consumer electronics and Amazon Wireless has just joined in with a very compelling offer of their...


Adobe Flash player doesn't work on Android 4.0, update on the way

Adobe Flash player doesn't work on Android 4.0, update on the way

21 November, 2011 | comments (74)

You might have heard that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the bringer of Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), doesn’t support Flash. It's not a hardware issue limited to the that model, the problem lies with the software - Flash doesn’t support ICS....

Tags: Android, Touch UI


China-bound Nokia 801T images and specs leak

China-bound Nokia 801T images and specs leak

21 November, 2011 | comments (40)

Some images and specs have popped up of a Nokia device, bound for China with a dual-mode quad-band GSM and TD-SCDMA network - codenamed 801T. In the specs sheet that was uncovered it says it uses the Symbian^3 (which is old news now) and not WP7. It...


BlackBerry Bold 9790 to launch on November 25

BlackBerry Bold 9790 to launch on November 25

21 November, 2011 | comments (45)

RIM announced the OS 7-running BlackBerry Bold 9790 and Curve 9380 just a week ago, but it's today we get the first details on the availability. It seems the first country to get BlackBerry Bold 9790 is Indonesia. RIM has opened the first...


Quad-core Exynos 4412 chipset revealed in kernel patch

Quad-core Exynos 4412 chipset revealed in kernel patch

21 November, 2011 | comments (47)

Guess who just committed a patch for quad-core chipset support in the Linux kernel repository. Samsung did, for their (yet unofficial) Exynos 4412 quad-core chipset. The comment for the patch says it adds support for up to four Cortex-A9 cores....

Tags: Samsung, Misc


Purported LG SU880 Optimus EX images leak

Purported LG SU880 Optimus EX images leak

21 November, 2011 | comments (28)

The LG Optimus EX, a.k.a. the LG-SU880 surfaced a couple of times back in September but did hear much about it since. Today we have a couple of actual photographs of the phone courtesy of PocketDroid. It's a simple looking device with a...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI


Ice Cream Sandwich custom ROM now available for the Nexus S

Ice Cream Sandwich custom ROM now available for the Nexus S

20 November, 2011 | comments (32)

Earlier this week when Google released the source code for Ice Cream Sandwich we knew it won't be long before developers start coming up with custom ICS ROMs for other Android devices. And one such ROM has just surfaced. Created by...


Samsung releases the Galaxy Ace Hugo Boss edition

Samsung releases the Galaxy Ace Hugo Boss edition

18 November, 2011 | comments (74)

After the successful collaboration with Giorgio Armani on the special edition of Galaxy S, Samsung is now friends again with Hugo Boss as back in the days of Samsung F480. The fruit of the their new cooperation is the Galaxy Ace Hugo Boss...


Motorola Defy+ gets a JCB edition, gets even tougher

Motorola Defy+ gets a JCB edition, gets even tougher

18 November, 2011 | comments (18)

The Motorola Defy+, one of the most durable smartphones on the market, just got even tougher. The IP67-certified droid is now available in a new version dubbed JCB edition. While the Motorola Defy+ JCB edition brings no changes to the internals...


AT&T iPhone 4S unlocked accidentally, no jailbreak needed

AT&T iPhone 4S unlocked accidentally, no jailbreak needed

18 November, 2011 | comments (43)

Thanks to a glitch in the latest iOS 5 version some guys over at the Macrumors forums were able to unlock the iPhone 4S. The procedure doesn't require any software to be downloaded nor does the phone need to be jailbroken. Now there is a dint in...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Samsung Galaxy S gets Android 2.3.5 update in the UK

Samsung Galaxy S gets Android 2.3.5 update in the UK

18 November, 2011 | comments (111)

The original Samsung Galaxy S resigned from the role of a flagship quite some time ago, but it's good to know that it's still getting good treatment by its maker. Samsung just started seeding the Android 2.3.5 update to the I9000 units in the UK, or...