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Galaxy S III  AT&T and T-Mobile US versions confirmed

Galaxy S III AT&T and T-Mobile US versions confirmed

22 May, 2012 | comments (33)

Bluetooth SIG approval pages have confirmed the existence and model numbers of the AT&T and T-Mobile US versions of the Samsung Galaxy S III. The AT&T model number is SGH-I747 and should be based on the Snapdragon S4 chipset with a dual-core...


Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 now on sale in the UK and Germany

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 now on sale in the UK and Germany

22 May, 2012 | comments (27)

The Samsung Galaxy Ace 2, a budget dual-core droid, has gone on sale in the UK and in Germany. Besides the dual-core processor, the Ace 2 also brings a bigger, better screen, more RAM and built-in storage over its predecessor. You can check out our...


Verizon to provide global GSM roaming on certain handsets

Verizon to provide global GSM roaming on certain handsets

22 May, 2012 | comments (7)

Verizon has announced that it will be enabling global GSM roaming on some of its devices. The first phones to get this update include the Motorola DROID 4, DROID RAZR, DROID RAXR MAXX and the HTC Rezound. Verizon will be pushing a software...


China approves Google and Motorola Mobility merger

China approves Google and Motorola Mobility merger

21 May, 2012 | comments (35)

Three months following US and EU approval, China has given Google's Motorola acquisition the green light. Now that all of the regulatory red tape has been removed, Google say that the deal will be finalized on their end by early next week. Such a...


Samsung Galaxy S II now shipping with Android 4.0 ICS

Samsung Galaxy S II now shipping with Android 4.0 ICS

21 May, 2012 | comments (130)

If you intend to buy a Galaxy S II, there is some good news for you. It seems Samsung is shipping all new Galaxy S II units with pre-installed Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. We've only received confirmation from the Indian market, but we guess...


Sony Xperia P, U and sola availability extends to Europe, US

Sony Xperia P, U and sola availability extends to Europe, US

21 May, 2012 | comments (55)

The availability of three of Sony's latest Xperia phones has widened to include Europe, it is getting a foothold in the States too and various other countries as well. The Sony Xperia U and P have been available in Hong Kong and Taiwan for a while...


Certain HTC products pass US customs

Certain HTC products pass US customs

21 May, 2012 | comments (20)

HTC has announced that some of its detained models are now passing the US custom review process and will reaching the carriers shortly. Exactly which models have passed is unknown but HTC is working closely with the US customs to ensure the issue...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


First sample photos from the Sony Xperia GX appear

First sample photos from the Sony Xperia GX appear

20 May, 2012 | comments (98)

The first camera samples from the 13MP camera of the Sony Xperia GX are out (through unofficial means, but still). The shots themselves are taken with an pre-release unit and indoors under not-so-good lighting, so it's too early to be talking image...


Introducing our new search widget for webmasters

Introducing our new search widget for webmasters

18 May, 2012 | comments (85)

Here at GSMArena we've spent a lot of time working on new tools to help you, our readers, pick the right smart device for you. The latest thing to come from our lab is a little different though - it's not for our homepage, it's meant to improve your...

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Canalys expects Android dominance to continue in 2012

Canalys expects Android dominance to continue in 2012

18 May, 2012 | comments (44)

Canalys shared a few predictions on the smartphone market in 2012. The analyst company expects recent trends to continue at least until the end of the year with Android remaining the most popular platform around. Canalys expects the global...

Tags: Android, Rumors


WP reportedly overtakes iPhone in China with 7% of market

WP reportedly overtakes iPhone in China with 7% of market

18 May, 2012 | comments (143)

While 7% of the Chinese smartphone market may seem like nothing to get excited about (especially considering Android had a staggering 68.4% last time we checked), it is an impressive statistic if you take into account that two months ago, not a...


LG Optimus TrueHD LTE goes on sale in Portugal

LG Optimus TrueHD LTE goes on sale in Portugal

18 May, 2012 | comments (12)

It seems that LG are keeping true to their word, as the LG Optimus TrueHD LTE is at long last available in Europe. The device, which has only been available in North America and Korea until now, had previously been announced by LG for a limited...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI, LTE


LG LS970 Eclipse 4G leaks again, has NFC and  removable battery

LG LS970 Eclipse 4G leaks again, has NFC and removable battery

18 May, 2012 | comments (27)

The monstrous LG LS970 Eclipse 4G LTE broke cover once again, revealing two more bits of its specs sheet. In case you missed it the first time around, the Sprint-bound smartphone packs a quad-core Krait processor (at 1.5GHz), 2GB of RAM, 13MP...


Galaxy S III gets 9 million pre-orders from 100 global carriers

Galaxy S III gets 9 million pre-orders from 100 global carriers

18 May, 2012 | comments (204)

Korea Economic Daily is reporting that the Samsung Galaxy S III has received over 9 million pre-orders from 100 carriers around the world. This information comes courtesy of a Samsung official who remains anonymous. Whichever way you look at...


ICS-powered HTC Desire C up for pre-order in the UK

ICS-powered HTC Desire C up for pre-order in the UK

17 May, 2012 | comments (31)

The HTC Desire C, which was officially announced on Tuesday, is now up for pre-order on the UK retailer Clove's website. The Desire C is one of the first entry-level smartphones to feature the latest version of Android 4.0, and has some...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


This might be the international Sony Xperia GX on video

This might be the international Sony Xperia GX on video

17 May, 2012 | comments (81)

When Sony announced the 13.2MP Xperia GX, many people complained about the "Japan-only" availability. Well, there just might be an international version of the phone in the works. A couple of hands-on videos have popped up on YouTube that show a...


Phones4U offers 32GB microSD card, flip case with S III preorders

Phones4U offers 32GB microSD card, flip case with S III preorders

17 May, 2012 | comments (43)

It seems that the UK is a great place to get a Samsung Galaxy S III - Phones4U is the latest retailer to offer a little something extra if you place your orders there. If you pre-order an S III, you'll get a free 32GB microSD card along with a...


LG Optimus LTE2 packs 4.7-inch screen, dual-core Krait CPU

LG Optimus LTE2 packs 4.7-inch screen, dual-core Krait CPU

17 May, 2012 | comments (51)

LG announced the Optimus LTE2 and bragged about the 2GB of RAM but said little else about the device. Today, they decided to fill in the blanks. There is no official word on a worldwide release of the LTE2, but it probably will venture out of South...

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI, LTE


One X for US running different ROM to avoid Apple's patents

One X for US running different ROM to avoid Apple's patents

17 May, 2012 | comments (57)

Yesterday, we reported that the AT&T version of the HTC One X and the EVO 4G LTE are being detained by the US customs as per the court order by ITC for violating one of Apple's patents. Now as it turns out, these particular phones aren't using...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


HTC Desire C benchmarked ahead of release

HTC Desire C benchmarked ahead of release

16 May, 2012 | comments (19)

Constantly in the limelight these days, the HTC Desire C just won't keep out of the headlines. The smartphone is not even released yet, but curious (and lucky) fellow journalists have already put it through its paces with the usual benchmark...