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Xperia active gets properly tortured, lives to tell the story

Xperia active gets properly tortured, lives to tell the story

21 December, 2011 | comments (61)

The Sony Ericsson Xperia active is certainly a tough phone, but you may not have realized how tough exactly it is. The rugged droid was just subjected to a series of torture tests and it passed them all with flying colors. Sharp knives and hammer...


Older Symbian-running Nokias to get Belle in February 2012

Older Symbian-running Nokias to get Belle in February 2012

21 December, 2011 | comments (90)

We had a false start but this time it's for real. The Belle update for older Nokias is officially scheduled on the Finnish company's calendar for February 2012. The Nokia Belle... wait, what? It seems that Nokia have given up on the Symbian name and...


Huawei to announce their best smartphone yet at MWC 2012

Huawei to announce their best smartphone yet at MWC 2012

21 December, 2011 | comments (14)

You know a company is taking an announcement seriously when they sent the invitations three months in advance. Huawei has just sent out invitations for an event that will take place on February 26 next year, which is the day before the MWC...


Intel unveils Android-running Medfield phone and slate

Intel unveils Android-running Medfield phone and slate

21 December, 2011 | comments (46)

Intel has just revealed its latest smartphone and tablet reference platforms based on its Medfield chipset. The chip maker is dead set on grabbing a piece of the two markets under ARM's nose and obviously won't let the few unsuccessful previous...

Tags: Intel, Android


Andy Rubin: 700,000 Android devices activated everyday

Andy Rubin: 700,000 Android devices activated everyday

21 December, 2011 | comments (50)

Back in May it was 400,000. In June it went up to 500,000 and in July it was 550,000. Now Andy Rubin, Senior Vice President of Mobile at Google, has posted on his Google+ profile that Android has reached 700,000 activations per day. To...


Google halts Nexus S ICS update in certain regions

Google halts Nexus S ICS update in certain regions

21 December, 2011 | comments (34)

The Android 4.0.3 update for the GSM/UMTS version of the Nexus S began a few days ago and by now several of them are running the latest version of Android. However, there are still many left who aren't and it seems it will be a while before they get...


Samsung Galaxy Note gets a white dress

Samsung Galaxy Note gets a white dress

20 December, 2011 | comments (112)

The Samsung Galaxy Note got a new color version just in time for the Holiday season. Sadly, though you will only be able to get one if you fly to Korea as that's the only place where the white Note will be available these days. The LTE-enabled...


Nokia: Lumia 800 has battery issues, a fix coming in January

Nokia: Lumia 800 has battery issues, a fix coming in January

20 December, 2011 | comments (68)

Despite Nokia promised two battery-related updates almost a month ago, it is just now we get official acknowledgement about the Lumia 800 battery issues. Nokia's own investigation reveals a software bug which is "limiting the phone’s ability to...


Windows Phone Tango to launch at CES, Apollo - June 2012

Windows Phone Tango to launch at CES, Apollo - June 2012

20 December, 2011 | comments (36)

Tango - the next Windows Phone version - will be announced and launched at the upcoming CES 2012 in Las Vegas. It will be demonstrated on the still unannounced Nokia Lumia 719 and Lumia 900 on January 13. The Tango update is supposed to bring LTE...


AT&T withdraws its $39 billion T-Mobile bid

AT&T withdraws its $39 billion T-Mobile bid

20 December, 2011 | comments (14)

Well, it has finally come to this. AT&T has officially dropped the $39 billion bid for T-Mobile USA after strong regulatory opposition. It was over 9 months ago when AT&T agreed a deal with Deutsche Telekom to acquire T-Mobile USA for $39...

Tags: AT&T, T-Mobile


Samsung unveils ICS update schedule for Galaxy line

Samsung unveils ICS update schedule for Galaxy line

20 December, 2011 | comments (124)

Samsung has already confirmed that certain models will be getting the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update, but now they've provided the full list along with some expected release dates. The Samsung Galaxy S II and Samsung Galaxy Note will make...


HTC Android phones could be banned from the US next year

HTC Android phones could be banned from the US next year

20 December, 2011 | comments (156)

Looks like HTC could be in some serious trouble here. The US International Trade Commission has found HTC guilty of infringing on Apple's patents and has banned the import and sales of their Android devices in the US. The patents in question...

Tags: HTC, Apple, Android, iOS


Google plans to launch its own tablet in the next six months

Google plans to launch its own tablet in the next six months

20 December, 2011 | comments (32)

In an interview with an Italian newspaper, Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt let it slip that in six months they plan to market a tablet of the highest quality. This means we might finally get to see a Nexus tablet. No information on what it...


Official Samsung Galaxy Nexus accessories go on preorder

Official Samsung Galaxy Nexus accessories go on preorder

19 December, 2011 | comments (11)

If you are looking for a way to spice up your Galaxy Nexus user experience, we've got just the thing for you. The official accessories for the Android flagship just went on pre-order, so you can book a desktop dock or a car holder for your beloved...


New Belle ROM for Nokia N8 leaks, see the changes on video

New Belle ROM for Nokia N8 leaks, see the changes on video

19 December, 2011 | comments (60)

The fan favorite, the Nokia N8, is a bit behind the times with its Symbian Anna OS, but a Belle update is incoming. A second Belle firmware has leaked (the first one came a couple of months ago) and this time it's reportedly running much...

Tags: Nokia, Symbian


British Telecom sues Google over six US patents

British Telecom sues Google over six US patents

19 December, 2011 | comments (29)

Google broke all sorts of records with its Android operating system, but its rapid growth is coming at a pretty high price. There's already a lengthy list of companies that want a piece of the search giant's healthy income and we just heard there's...

Tags: Google


Samsung files new patent claims against Apple in Germany

Samsung files new patent claims against Apple in Germany

19 December, 2011 | comments (50)

Not only is the legal battle in the mobile industry not showing any signs of slowing down, but it appears that it's still picking up speed. Today news came from a German court that Samsung has filed yet another claim against Apple. The Koreans...

Tags: Samsung, Apple


T-Mobile USA supplying 3G for unlocked iPhones in some areas

T-Mobile USA supplying 3G for unlocked iPhones in some areas

19 December, 2011 | comments (24)

T-Mobile in the US is well known for its 1700MHz 3G band that leaves incompatible devices on EDGE. But reports are appearing that a 1900MHz band has become available in parts of Nevada, Northern California and the Northwest. That's great news for...

Tags: T-Mobile, iPhone


New Android 4.0.1 ROM for Samsung Galaxy S II leaks

New Android 4.0.1 ROM for Samsung Galaxy S II leaks

19 December, 2011 | comments (47)

Last week the Android 4.0.1 custom ROM for the Galaxy S II leaked and those eager to try it could get it up and running on their devices. Now we got the second version of that ROM, which is said to be a major step forward. It is still version...


Galaxy Nexus having issues with multi-touch with certain apps

Galaxy Nexus having issues with multi-touch with certain apps

19 December, 2011 | comments (47)

The first month after the launch of a new smartphone, especially one running a new version software as well, is when we start learning about the bugs and glitches in the system from the users, and the Galaxy Nexus is no exception to this phenomenon....