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Android 4.3 update now seeding to HTC One's in the UK

Android 4.3 update now seeding to HTC One's in the UK

05 November, 2013 | comments (73)

The international version of the HTC One has already received the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean upgrades, but the users in the UK had to wait a bit longer. However, the new firmware upgrades for the device is now seeding across the country. There's...

Tags: HTC, Android


HTC posts loss in Q3, predicts declining revenue in Q4

HTC posts loss in Q3, predicts declining revenue in Q4

05 November, 2013 | comments (112)

HTC's unaudited report for the third quarter of this year pointed to the first quarterly loss in the company's history. The final report confirms that and doesn’t paint a rosy picture for Q4 either. The company's revenue for Q3 this year was $1.6...

Tags: HTC, Android


Nokia Lumia 525 gets certified in China, new images appear

Nokia Lumia 525 gets certified in China, new images appear

05 November, 2013 | comments (41)

The Nokia Lumia 525 has bouncing around in rumorland by its codename "Glee" for quite a while now. The upcoming device will be the replacement for the hugely successful Lumia 520, and naturally, the smartphone is set to compete strongly in the...


LG offering developers a device for 30 days to test their apps

LG offering developers a device for 30 days to test their apps

05 November, 2013 | comments (20)

Looking for an Android device to test your app on but don't have access to the latest hardware? If you live in US or Canada, LG has got you covered. Android developers in the above mentioned areas can now sign up for LG's developer program to...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom goes official on AT&T Wireless

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom goes official on AT&T Wireless

04 November, 2013 | comments (26)

A few of weeks after its unscheduled appearance on Twitter, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom went official for AT&T in the United States. The device will be available on November 8 for $199.99 with a two-year contract, or $25 a month through AT&T Next....

Tags: Samsung, Android, AT&T


Verizon-bound Nokia Lumia 929 leaks in high-res photos

Verizon-bound Nokia Lumia 929 leaks in high-res photos

04 November, 2013 | comments (74)

The Nokia Lumia 929 entered rumorland a month ago via a press images. Then we saw a hands-on video (already taken down by the user) and even a camera sample from its PureView camera. Today we get to see the first real and high-res photos of the...


Samsung deals with Nokia on patents for another 5 years

Samsung deals with Nokia on patents for another 5 years

04 November, 2013 | comments (58)

Samsung and Nokia have agreed to extend their patent agreement for another 5 years, granting the Korean tech giant access to Nokia phone patents until 2019. Samsung will pay additional compensation for patent use for the period starting January 1,...

Tags: Nokia, Samsung


Motorola posts teaser page for upcoming Moto G midranger

Motorola posts teaser page for upcoming Moto G midranger

04 November, 2013 | comments (27)

The Moto G existence has officially been confirmed by Motorola and Google but all we're getting right now is a teaser. The official announcement will take place on November 13, which is next Wednesday. Check out the teaser page here. We...

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Qualcomm to introduce Adreno 400 in 2014

Qualcomm to introduce Adreno 400 in 2014

04 November, 2013 | comments (47)

Qualcomm's Adreno 330 GPU that powers the Snapdragon 800 is currently one of the most successful and powerful on the market. However, Qualcomm won't settle with resting on its laurels and the popular chipmaker is already working on its successor,...

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Official Android 4.3 for Samsung Galaxy S III rolling out now

Official Android 4.3 for Samsung Galaxy S III rolling out now

04 November, 2013 | comments (137)

It was just yesterday that the unofficial Android 4.3 update for the Samsung Galaxy S III leaked. It looked like the real deal but the ROM lacked KNOX security support and widgets were still using the old TouchWiz design. Today this very same...

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iOS Engineering VP retires after 23 years with Apple

iOS Engineering VP retires after 23 years with Apple

04 November, 2013 | comments (18)

The iOS team lost a key member a couple of months ago as Henri Lamiraux, iOS Engineering Vice President at Apple, has retired. Lamiraux has been working at Apple since 1990, that's 23 years, but his retirement went unnoticed until someone spotted it...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Misc


Apple iPad Air opening weekend sales to set a new record

Apple iPad Air opening weekend sales to set a new record

03 November, 2013 | comments (125)

Apple might be facing big issues with the production of the Retina screen-packing second generation of its iPad mini, but the iPad Air appears to be more than capable of making up for it. According to Piper Jaffray's analyst Gene Munster, the Air...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Android 4.3 for Samsung Galaxy S III leaks

Android 4.3 for Samsung Galaxy S III leaks

03 November, 2013 | comments (76)

Samsung has committed to bringing Android 4.3 Jelly Bean to its Galaxy S III former flagship and the rollout should start in a few weeks’ time. If you know your way around flashing a ROM manually, though, you don’t even have to wait that long as a...

Tags: Samsung, Android


New Samsung W2014 flip phone runs Snapdragon 800 processor

New Samsung W2014 flip phone runs Snapdragon 800 processor

02 November, 2013 | comments (113)

After the Galaxy Golden, Samsung has announced a new high-end Android-based flip phone, called the W2014. Samsung has partnered with China Telecom to make this handset for the 'Heart of the World' charity concert. The W2014 is the fastest...

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Samsung Z9005 Redwood appears in a hands-on video

Samsung Z9005 Redwood appears in a hands-on video

02 November, 2013 | comments (59)

After getting spotted in live photos last month, the Tizen booting Samsung Z9005 made another appearance. This time around, the smartphone showed up in an extensive hands-on video. The video is close to ten minutes in length. It gives us a good...

Tags: Samsung, Tizen, Rumors


Android in October 2013: Jelly Bean crosses the 50% mark

Android in October 2013: Jelly Bean crosses the 50% mark

02 November, 2013 | comments (34)

Google detailed the state of Android OS versions in October and it's has shown that Jelly Bean has passed the 50% adoption rate mark. The three JB releases have all gained ground at the expense of the outdated versions. 2.3 Gingerbread still...


Counterpoint: Nokia climbs to 4th place in US smartphone market

Counterpoint: Nokia climbs to 4th place in US smartphone market

02 November, 2013 | comments (128)

Nokia has struggled to get into the US market for years now, but it seems that its hard work is finally starting to pay off. Counterpoint Research reports that in Q3 of this year Nokia leapfrogged several makers to reach the fourth spot among...


Motorola Moto G specs and pricing confirmed

Motorola Moto G specs and pricing confirmed

01 November, 2013 | comments (66)

Motorola's upcoming midrange Moto G smartphone has been hinted at several times over the past few days, first as a phantom reference on Motorola's homepage next to the Moto X, then last night from @evleaks. Now, we've got a fresh promo card from...


Huawei Ascend W2 is a budget  WP8 handset

Huawei Ascend W2 is a budget  WP8 handset

01 November, 2013 | comments (32)

In case you forgot Huawei is a Windows Phone partner. And the Chinese brought the first non-Nokia WP8 launch in a while, the Huawei Ascend W2 (the successor of the Ascend W1). The phone goes after the Nokia Lumia 520 by targeting "value-savvy"...


SA: Android takes a 81% slice of the Q3 smartphone pie

SA: Android takes a 81% slice of the Q3 smartphone pie

01 November, 2013 | comments (96)

The analysts over at Strategy Analytics has posted a report on the global smartphone shipments for Q3 2013. For the period, over 251 million smartphones have been shipped worldwide. This marks a significant growth of 45% on an annual basis -...