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First week Galaxy S5 sales account for 0.7% of all Androids

First week Galaxy S5 sales account for 0.7% of all Androids

23 April, 2014 | comments (51)

The Samsung Galaxy S5 launched globally on April 11 and just a week later it grew to represent 0.7% of all active Android phones, says analyst firm Localytics. This compares to the 1.1% of all active iPhones that the iPhone 5s managed in its first...

Tags: Samsung, Android


A third of all Samsung Galaxy S5 upgrades leave an iPhone behind

A third of all Samsung Galaxy S5 upgrades leave an iPhone behind

17 April, 2014 | comments (176)

According to a report in The Telegraph, more than a third (38% to be precise) of the users who upgraded to a Samsung Galaxy S5 switched from an Apple iPhone. The data has been gathered from the mobile trade-in website CompareMyMobile. The...


New shots of alleged Apple iPhone 6 front panel leak

New shots of alleged Apple iPhone 6 front panel leak

15 April, 2014 | comments (121)

Factory floors out of China have long been sources of leaked shots of upcoming Apple devices, and apparently the anticipated iPhone 6 is no exception. The latest alleged shot has it next to an iPhone 5S, showing off the rumored larger screen of...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Samsung Galaxy S5 costs  $256 to build

Samsung Galaxy S5 costs $256 to build

15 April, 2014 | comments (73)

Analytics company IHS has released its teardown report of the Samsung Galaxy S5, which also reveals an estimate of the phone's bill of materials (how much its parts cost). The Galaxy S5 costs Samsung about $256 to build, which is just slightly more...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Vivo’s next flagship will feature “True Tone” dual-LED flash

Vivo’s next flagship will feature “True Tone” dual-LED flash

08 April, 2014 | comments (19)

Hot on the heels of last week’s teaser, Vivo shed light on yet another bit of its upcoming smartphone flagship. This time around, the manufacturer dropped some information on the camera of the upcoming device in its official Weibo page. The...

Tags: Vivo, Android


The iPhone 6 screens could enter production as early as May

The iPhone 6 screens could enter production as early as May

01 April, 2014 | comments (59)

Sources close to Apple's supply chain are saying the bigger screens for the upcoming iPhone 6 could enter production as early as next month. This would suggest an autumn unveil and launch for the next iPhone, following recent tradition. Said...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Sketches show iPhone 6 design, rendering surface too

Sketches show iPhone 6 design, rendering surface too

31 March, 2014 | comments (75)

Leaked schematics of the rumored next iPhone 6 suggest two screen sizes and give out some specific dimensions for both models. The schematics come from Japanese Apple-centric Mac Otakara publication. The smaller model sports a 4.7" display and has...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Leaked diagram allegedly reveals the physical measures of iPhone 6

Leaked diagram allegedly reveals the physical measures of iPhone 6

28 March, 2014 | comments (77)

A leaked diagram which allegedly reveals the physical measures of the upcoming Apple iPhone 6 made the rounds on the web. Unsurprisingly, the document suggests that the next smartphone to come out of Cupertino will have a significantly larger...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Virgin Mobile offers iPhone 5s for $385 off contract

Virgin Mobile offers iPhone 5s for $385 off contract

21 March, 2014 | comments (41)

Looking to shack up with Virgin Mobile in the US, but want to use an iPhone without having to fork over an arm and a leg? Well now may be the time to pull the trigger as Richard Branson's cell phone company just announced significant price cuts for...


Apple iPhone 6 tipped to retain 8 MP resolution

Apple iPhone 6 tipped to retain 8 MP resolution

21 March, 2014 | comments (183)

Sources with some knowledge of the matter suggest that Apple will not be interested in increasing the megapixel count of its next iPhone smartphone camera. Instead Apple will likely focus on improving the lens system and image quality. Previous...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


China Mobile sold just 1 million iPhones, has first drop in profits

China Mobile sold just 1 million iPhones, has first drop in profits

20 March, 2014 | comments (49)

China Mobile reports its first loss of annual profits in 14 years as the world's largest carrier by subscribers is heavily investing in its 4G network. The carrier has sold roughly 1.34 LTE-enabled smartphones, most of which were iPhones. It...

Tags: Apple, iOS


HTC One 2014 pictured next to iPhone 5s, Galaxy S4 and LG G2

HTC One 2014 pictured next to iPhone 5s, Galaxy S4 and LG G2

19 March, 2014 | comments (70)

It seems like someone was able to get their hands on HTC's upcoming One flagship, and has even managed to shoot it next to some of the current competitor flagships (read. current, not upcoming). These include the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Note 3, Sony...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Apple iPhone 5c with 8 GB is now official

Apple iPhone 5c with 8 GB is now official

18 March, 2014 | comments (95)

The wing man to the flagship iPhone 5s hasn't been selling all too well around the world and today, as expected, Apple is taking a step to fix that. Meet the 8GB Apple iPhone 5c. The phone has appeared on UK carrier O2's website with a variety of...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Another press image of HTC M8 emerges on Twitter

Another press image of HTC M8 emerges on Twitter

05 March, 2014 | comments (36)

Yet another press image of HTC M8 made the rounds on Twitter, courtesy of @evleaks. The photo gives us a close look at the device’s dual camera setup. In line with previous leaks, the image clearly reveals the dual-tone LED flash of the...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Apple CarPlay integrates your iPhone with your car

Apple CarPlay integrates your iPhone with your car

03 March, 2014 | comments (59)

Apple has announced CarPlay, a feature that will integrate your iPhone with your car, allowing you to access your phone more easily using just your voice or the controls on your car. CarPlay works by connecting your iPhone to your car. After...

Tags: Apple, iOS


iPhone 6 to have Sapphire coating but no May release

iPhone 6 to have Sapphire coating but no May release

26 February, 2014 | comments (201)

Apple and Gorilla Glass will be parting ways with the release of their iPhone 6, as the Cupertino-based tech giant will be switching to sapphire screen-coating for their next line of smartphones. Sapphire coating has been used in high-end watches...

Tags: Apple, Rumors


MWC: HTC One awarded Best Smartphone, iPad Air - best tablet

MWC: HTC One awarded Best Smartphone, iPad Air - best tablet

25 February, 2014 | comments (195)

The GSM Association organizes the annual Mobile World Congress and along with it the traditional Global Mobile Awards (its 19th edition this year). More than 175 independent analysts, journalists, academics and subject matter experts throughout the...

Tags: HTC, Apple, Nokia, LG, MWC 2014


Vodafone leak confirms gold Samsung Galaxy S5

Vodafone leak confirms gold Samsung Galaxy S5

20 February, 2014 | comments (108)

Gold is back in fashion, haven't you heard? We obtained a snapshot of the Vodafone's inventory system, which confirms that the mobile carrier will indeed be selling a gold version of Samsung's upcoming flagship: the Galaxy S5. The proof is in...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Gionee Elife S5.5 is the thinnest smartphone in the world

Gionee Elife S5.5 is the thinnest smartphone in the world

19 February, 2014 | comments (43)

Gionee has announced what the company claims is the thinnest smartphone in the world. Aside from boasting the most impressive 5.55mm waistline, the Elife S5.5 runs an Android-based Amigo OS, sports an octa-core 1.7 GHz processor, 2GB of RAM and a...

Tags: Gionee, Android


Samsung Galaxy S5 to come with finger-scanning home button

Samsung Galaxy S5 to come with finger-scanning home button

18 February, 2014 | comments (130)

Once again the Samsung Galaxy S5 is on the horizon and as always is making sure our rumor-o-meters are going wild. This time we're dealing with a relatively old rumor but one following logic and carrying a little more details. In order to match...