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Motorola Atrix HD receives Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update

Motorola Atrix HD receives Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update

15 December, 2012 | comments (19)

Following closely behind its Verizon Wireless relatives, the Motorola Atrix HD for AT&T got treated to an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The OS update is available over-the-air at the moment. Just like it the case of the Motorola DROID...


Nokia Lumia 505 is now official, pricing remains unknown

Nokia Lumia 505 is now official, pricing remains unknown

15 December, 2012 | comments (77)

Nokia Mexico has made the Lumia 505 official, after teasing it last week. The exclusive low-end Windows Phone device modeled after the Lumia 510 and is going to launch on Mexico's Telcel network in the upcoming weeks. Launching in red, pink...


Verizon DROIDs go up for cheap for the holidays

Verizon DROIDs go up for cheap for the holidays

15 December, 2012 | comments (6)

Motorola unveiled their new RAZR series a few months back at their On Display event in New York, where US residents were pleasantly surprised by the low on-contract prices for the DROID RAZR HD, RAZR MAXX HD, and RAZR M. Verizon has slashed...


Apple found to infringe MobileMedia patents in US

Apple found to infringe MobileMedia patents in US

14 December, 2012 | comments (192)

Apple lost a weeklong patent infringement case brought by a patent-licensing company MobileMedia Ideas LLC, a company in which Nokia, Sony and MPEG LA own about a 10% stake. It took the jury just four hours of deliberation to find that the...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Touch UI


Unofficial WP7.8 for first-gen Lumias available on Navifrim

Unofficial WP7.8 for first-gen Lumias available on Navifrim

14 December, 2012 | comments (43)

The Windows Phone 7.8 update for first generation WP phones was neglected by Microsoft for a while, but the company committed to an early 2013 release and now builds for the WP7 Lumias have started to appear on Navifirm. The firmwares are version...


LG Nexus 4 hits Three UK, costs 29 with a 35/month contract

LG Nexus 4 hits Three UK, costs 29 with a 35/month contract

14 December, 2012 | comments (22)

The Google Nexus 4 is now available for purchase over at Three UK. It will set you back 29 upfront if you agree to sign a two-year contract on "The One Plan" with a 35 monthly fee. For the duration of the contract you'll get 2,000 national...


Acer V360 leaks, is the company's first Jelly Bean droid

Acer V360 leaks, is the company's first Jelly Bean droid

14 December, 2012 | comments (14)

A photo and some specifications of Acer's first Jelly Bean smartphone have leaked. Sadly, the Acer V360, as it's called, runs Android 4.1, rather than the newer 4.2 release, but that might not be too big an issue, considering its mid-range...


Sony C530X HuaShan surfaces, likely to be mid-range droid

Sony C530X HuaShan surfaces, likely to be mid-range droid

14 December, 2012 | comments (24)

An image uploaded to Picasa has unveiled an upcoming Sony device carrying the C503X model number with the codename HuaShan. The info comes from the EXIF data of the photo. The data further reveals that the model number is likely to have some...


Sony Xperia V goes on sale in Russia, steeply priced

Sony Xperia V goes on sale in Russia, steeply priced

13 December, 2012 | comments (68)

The Sony Xperia V, a water-proof version of the international Sony Xperia T flagship has gone on sale in Russia today. The smartphone's initial pricing is pretty steep, though. It will set you back 24999 Russian rubles (around $815/623/505) off...


Eric Schmidt: Android is winning the war with iOS pretty clearly

Eric Schmidt: Android is winning the war with iOS pretty clearly

13 December, 2012 | comments (369)

In an interview with Bloomberg yesterday, Google's CEO Eri Schmidt said Android is quite clearly winning its war against iOS. Schmidt compared the rivalry between Android and iOS in the mobile OS space to the Microsoft versus Apple debacle 20 years...

Tags: Android, iOS, Misc


Xperia Yuga to have Exynos 5 Quad chipset, 5

Xperia Yuga to have Exynos 5 Quad chipset, 5" OLED display?

13 December, 2012 | comments (161)

This probably comes from the "if only" sections of the rumor mill, but a rumor about Sony's upcoming flagship, the C660X Yuga, promises that the Japanese company will deliver on its promise to release a phone to compete with the iPhone 5 and Galaxy...


Budget-oriented Samsung I8262D with Jelly Bean leaks

Budget-oriented Samsung I8262D with Jelly Bean leaks

13 December, 2012 | comments (36)

Yet another Samsung leak from China, this time in the form of the dual-SIM GT-I8262D. Specs-wise there's nothing really groundbreaking, the smartphone offering a single-core 1 GHz CPU and WVGA screen. Alongside the 4.3 inch display, you'll...


Oppo Find 5 camera samples and video ad emerge

Oppo Find 5 camera samples and video ad emerge

12 December, 2012 | comments (48)

The Oppo Find 5 was officially unveiled yesterday and is the most impressive phone to come out of China yet. It packs a 5" screen with full HD resolution and the quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro chip, in addition to the sleek design. The camera...


EE UK to bring LTE coverage to 17 new cities by March 2013

EE UK to bring LTE coverage to 17 new cities by March 2013

13 December, 2012 | comments (26)

Everything Everywhere UK, the carrier merger between Orange UK and T-Mobile UK, will add 17 new markets to its list of 4G-supported ones by March 2013. UK's only 4G provider for now announced that it will close 2012 with a bang, bringing...

Tags: EE, LTE


Google Maps application arrives on the iPhone

Google Maps application arrives on the iPhone

13 December, 2012 | comments (139)

It's finally here, folks. After taking an exit from the iOS platform with the arrival of iOS 6, the Google Maps application started journey as a standalone app that had to be downloaded from the App Store. And although it did take some time coming,...

Tags: Google, iOS, Touch UI


The Samsung Ativ S will hit the UK tomorrow, Ativ Tab on friday

The Samsung Ativ S will hit the UK tomorrow, Ativ Tab on friday

12 December, 2012 | comments (38)

The Samsung Ativ S will be available and in stock in the UK starting tomorrow, December 13, while the Windows RT-running Ativ Tab could be bought on Friday. The Ativ S became available in Austria yesterday and will soon come to Sweden as...


Photos of Samsung Galaxy S II Plus and Grand Duos surface

Photos of Samsung Galaxy S II Plus and Grand Duos surface

12 December, 2012 | comments (44)

Two rumored Galaxy smartphones have taken a step closer to reality, as both got pictured and have had their specs leaked. Both will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of box, and both take after previous Galaxy designs. The Samsung Galaxy S II...


Butterfly sells very well, HTC has to increase shipments

Butterfly sells very well, HTC has to increase shipments

12 December, 2012 | comments (68)

HTC became the first manufacturer to out a 5 inch FullHD-display wielding smartphone, and it seemed to have caught everyone by surprise, including themselves. While other companies are busy announcing 5" 1080p devices of their own, HTC is already...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


BlackBerry L Series poses for a quick hands-on video

BlackBerry L Series poses for a quick hands-on video

12 December, 2012 | comments (62)

Yesterday we saw the BlackBerry L Series smartphone pose for some cool live photos and today the Vietnamese website Tinhte has uploaded a hands-on video of the device showcasing the BlackBerry 10 OS. To make it even better, the BlackBerry Dev...


YotaPhone to bring E-Ink and LCD in one smartphone

YotaPhone to bring E-Ink and LCD in one smartphone

12 December, 2012 | comments (41)

The upcoming YotaPhone smartphone will feature a rear-facing E-Ink display to compliment the LCD display on the front of the device. With E-Ink's ability to display notifications and such at very little energy cost, the YotaPhone claims to...

Tags: Touch UI, Android