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Samsung Q1 results: phones did well, the rest not so much

Samsung Q1 results: phones did well, the rest not so much

01 May, 2011 | comments (57)

Samsung reported its Q1 results - though the company as a whole saw its operating profit decline by a third, the mobile division posted a modest improvement. In fact, the mobile division was the only one that saw an increase in operating profit...


Google facing a lawsuit over Android location tracking

Google facing a lawsuit over Android location tracking

01 May, 2011 | comments (147)

It appears that Google are to suffer the same troublesome press as Apple have of late, thanks to the discovery of an Android based tracking system, not too dissimilar to the one recently brought to light on the iPhone 4. Two residents of...

Tags: Google, Android, Misc


BlackBerry Bold Touch gets featured ahead of announcement

BlackBerry Bold Touch gets featured ahead of announcement

30 April, 2011 | comments (45)

BlackBerry World Conference is only a day away but RIM simply couldn't wait. A couple of pictures of the highly anticipated BlackBerry Bold Touch surfaced on the company's website and all but confirmed its official announcement in the coming...


Adobe spill the beans on an upcoming Android 3.1 release

Adobe spill the beans on an upcoming Android 3.1 release

29 April, 2011 | comments (40)

Today Adobe released an update for its Flash Player 10.2 for Android. Besides the regular bug fixes and security enhancements, it brings some optimizations for Android 3.1. Say what? It's the first time we hear of Android 3.1 and it's obviously...


The white iPhone 4 is thicker, won't fit in some cases

The white iPhone 4 is thicker, won't fit in some cases

29 April, 2011 | comments (126)

It turns out we were wrong yesterday and the white iPhone launch was not all sunshine and roses after all. As disappointed users point out, the Great White is a fraction thicker than the black one. What's the big deal, you ask? After all the...


LG will present prototypes of MeeGo phone and tablet in May

LG will present prototypes of MeeGo phone and tablet in May

29 April, 2011 | comments (31)

MeeGo devices are inching closer to reality – LG will be showing off prototype devices, both phones and tablets, during the MeeGo conference in San Francisco scheduled for the end of next month. LG have signed up for the MeeGo conference and...

Tags: LG, MeeGo


 IDC releases Q1 2011 shipments data, Apple doubles marketshare

IDC releases Q1 2011 shipments data, Apple doubles marketshare

29 April, 2011 | comments (25)

According to the analysts from IDC, the global mobile phone market grew by almost 20% compared to Q1 of last year. This is mostly due to the skyrocketing in smartphone sales, especially in emerging markets all over the world. The 20 percent...


Nexus S soon to get Android 2.3.4, get yours updated even now

Nexus S soon to get Android 2.3.4, get yours updated even now

29 April, 2011 | comments (17)

Google announced the Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread update for the Google Nexus S, which will become available over the next few weeks. The biggest new feature is the addition of video chat to Google Talk. The v2.3.4 update will be available for...


Motorola Mobility improves revenue, still posts a small loss

Motorola Mobility improves revenue, still posts a small loss

29 April, 2011 | comments (18)

Motorola Mobility is out on its own in the world – Q1 of 2011 was its first quarter as an independent company. Its net revenue went up by a third year over year but Moto is still in the red. On the upside, the number of units shipped...


HTC profits soar in Q1, number of phones shipped triples

HTC profits soar in Q1, number of phones shipped triples

29 April, 2011 | comments (27)

HTC is riding the Android wave all the way to record sales and profit for Q1 of 2011. Year over year, profit (after tax) and the number of units shipped nearly tripled. Even HTC themselves were a little surprised by how well they did. HTC is...

Tags: HTC, Android, Misc


Google Talk update brings video chat to your Android device

Google Talk update brings video chat to your Android device

29 April, 2011 | comments (24)

Google talk has been a fixture on Android devices since the birth of the OS. Now, Google finally took the messenger functionality to the next level with the announcement of an update which will bring video calling capability to it much like Apple's...

Tags: Android


Qualcomm's next gen Snapdragons specs leaked

Qualcomm's next gen Snapdragons specs leaked

28 April, 2011 | comments (94)

A leaked presentation spilled the beans on the next generation of Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile chips and it all looks to be coming up roses. All four next-gen chips are based on the upcoming 28mm Krait architecture. The MSM8270, the MSM8930, the...

Tags: Misc


LG releases Q1 results for 2011: Selling more, making less

LG releases Q1 results for 2011: Selling more, making less

28 April, 2011 | comments (17)

LG have published their quarterly results for the first part of 2011 and although they have beaten their own volume of sales from the same time last year, they've made less of a profit and continue to struggle coming off the back end of 2010. LG...

Tags: LG, Misc


HTC Rider and Kingdom leak, Doubleshot is MyTouch 4G Slide

HTC Rider and Kingdom leak, Doubleshot is MyTouch 4G Slide

28 April, 2011 | comments (27)

In a slew of HTC leaks today we see the smudgy pics of two unannounced phones and we hear about the real identity of the HTC Doubleshot, which recently made the headlines on its own. The Doubleshot will be called My Touch 4G Slide in tune with...


White iPhone 4 launch day roundup: pics and video

White iPhone 4 launch day roundup: pics and video

28 April, 2011 | comments (35)

The white iPhone 4 is now available both online and in stores and in 28 countries stretching across several continents. We were eager to gather some of the first photos and videos of the new device. Well, technically, it's only the color that's new...

Tags: Apple, iPhone, iOS


Samsung Galaxy S II launches in South Korea and the UK

Samsung Galaxy S II launches in South Korea and the UK

28 April, 2011 | comments (98)

Samsung is throwing a party for the domestic launch of its super-droid, the Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II. The phone is already on sale in the UK and S. Korea and will launch in another 118 countries soon, with a total of 140 operators. You can...


Android Market surpassed the Apple App Store in free app count

Android Market surpassed the Apple App Store in free app count

28 April, 2011 | comments (62)

Apple’s App Store has held the top spot pretty much since the dawn of app stores but the times they are a-changin’. The Android Market has already surpassed the App Store in terms of free apps and analysts from Distimo estimate it will soon overtake...


Apple answers location recording fears, promises a software fix

Apple answers location recording fears, promises a software fix

27 April, 2011 | comments (75)

In the last few days Apple took lots of negative feedback concerning the location tracking affair. Today Apple released a Q&A statement, which admits to the tracking and calls it a 'bug'. An update to fix it is on the way though. There are ten...

Tags: Apple, iPhone, iOS, Misc


Android phones now face 70 types of malware, Kaspersky reports

Android phones now face 70 types of malware, Kaspersky reports

27 April, 2011 | comments (101)

Open-source Android OS is potentially vulnerable to malicious apps, sounds like common sense. According to Kaspersky though, the mobile OS is currently invaded by no less than 70 types of malware apps and there will be a lot more very...

Tags: Google, Android, Misc


Official: the white iPhone 4 launches tomorrow in 28 countries

Official: the white iPhone 4 launches tomorrow in 28 countries

27 April, 2011 | comments (84)

Apple has finally confirmed the launch date of the white iPhone 4 – tomorrow, 28th April. The white iPhone 4 (GSM and CDMA) will hit the shelves in 28 countries on the same price as its black sibling. The wait is over. It seems Apple has...