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comScore: Android shows a small decline in the United States

comScore: Android shows a small decline in the United States

05 October, 2013 | comments (140)

The digital measurement and analytics firm comScore released its latest report showcasing the latest trends on the smartphone market in the United States. Google’s Android remains the most dominant mobile OS, with Apple iOS coming in...

Tags: iOS, Android, Misc


$179 BLU Studio 5.5 now official with two SIM slots, quad-core CPU

$179 BLU Studio 5.5 now official with two SIM slots, quad-core CPU

05 October, 2013 | comments (50)

BLU has announced its Studio 5.5 affordable smartphone, which offers a large screen and a quad-core CPU at a very attractive price point. It's built around a 5.5" TFT display with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels, which makes for a pixel density of...

Tags: BLU, Android


Moto Maker rumored to hit Verizon Wireless on November 11

Moto Maker rumored to hit Verizon Wireless on November 11

05 October, 2013 | comments (4)

As expected the AT&T exclusivity of the Moto Maker customization tool for the Moto X is nearing an end. According to a @evleaks, Verizon Wireless will begin offering the service to its customers next month, on November 11. Currently,...


Specs of Samsung's flexible display smartphone appear

Specs of Samsung's flexible display smartphone appear

04 October, 2013 | comments (154)

After all these years of research and development, the flexible display smartphone might soon become reality. Samsung is already rumored to bring its first smartphone with flexible display this month and we even heard from the companies executives,...


Samsung launches dual-SIM version of the Galaxy Note 3

Samsung launches dual-SIM version of the Galaxy Note 3

04 October, 2013 | comments (86)

Samsung has just launched the dual-SIM version of the Galaxy Note 3 phablet. Most of the recent Galaxies received a dual-SIM treatment shortly after release and the Galaxy Note 3 is no exception. The first country to get the dual-SIM Galaxy Note...


Samsung Galaxy S4 and Note 3 won't get true octa-core update

Samsung Galaxy S4 and Note 3 won't get true octa-core update

04 October, 2013 | comments (76)

Samsung recently brought the true octa-core performance to its Exynos chips. The Exynos 5 Octa big.LITTLE chip, which is currently powering the Galaxy S4 and Note 3, was also expected to gain the ability to run all of its cores simultaneously via an...

Tags: Samsung, Android


HTC One Max leaks with a microSD card, removable back

HTC One Max leaks with a microSD card, removable back

04 October, 2013 | comments (47)

The HTC One Max has leaked over in China sporting a removable back panel and a microSD card underneath. We've already seen a similar HTC One device, which also had a second SIM card but this HTC One Max appears to be single SIM. We also get a new...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Top Samsung Mobile executive Kevin Packingham departs

Top Samsung Mobile executive Kevin Packingham departs

04 October, 2013 | comments (29)

Kevin Packingham, who you may remember from several media events introducing new Galaxy smartphones and phablets, has left Samsung. The details surrounding his departure are unknown. As early as Tuesday, Packingham's departure was announced...

Tags: Android, Samsung


Sony aims to become third largest smartphone manufacturer

Sony aims to become third largest smartphone manufacturer

03 October, 2013 | comments (177)

Sony Mobile Communications is planning to take over 20% of the all Android sales and become the world's third largest smartphone manufacturer in the near future. The ambitious target was mentioned by Dennis Van Schie, Sony's head of sales and...

Tags: Sony, Android


LG Vu 3 handled shortly in first hands-on videos

LG Vu 3 handled shortly in first hands-on videos

03 October, 2013 | comments (12)

LG recently unveiled a new version of its Vu 3 phablet. With a characteristic 4:3 screen, it stands apart from the flood of 16:9 and 16:10 devices. It's quite a capable phablet, borrowing a number of features from the LG G2 flagship, some of which...

Tags: LG, Android


Nexus 5 to launch on October 30, possibly alongside Nexus 10

Nexus 5 to launch on October 30, possibly alongside Nexus 10

03 October, 2013 | comments (60)

Following several leaked images showing off Android 4.4 KitKat, there are rumors floating around that Google's latest Nexus offering made by LG, the Nexus 5, will go on sale on October 30. It's hypothesized that Android 4.4 KitKat could debut on the...


Android in September 2013: 4.3 adoption going faster than 4.2

Android in September 2013: 4.3 adoption going faster than 4.2

03 October, 2013 | comments (28)

Google detailed the state of Android OS versions in September and it's business as usual – Jelly Bean is gaining slowly, while pre-4.1 versions decline. Pre-2.1 versions account for about 1% of devices, but they are too old for the new Play Store...


Android 4.4 screenshots surface, show off new camera UI

Android 4.4 screenshots surface, show off new camera UI

03 October, 2013 | comments (73)

Google unveiled its latest Android build, version 4.4 KitKat exactly one month ago, and today we have some screenshots of exactly what's been updated. As with the other incremental updates since version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the updates of the...

Tags: Android, Rumors


Pantech sends invites to phablet-focused event on October 10

Pantech sends invites to phablet-focused event on October 10

02 October, 2013 | comments (17)

Pantech is reportedly issuing invites to its October 10 event, which according to the image stamped will be focused on a new Vega device. Rumor has it it will be a 5.9" 1080p phablet with digital pen support, perhaps a quad-core Snapdragon 800...


Vertu Constellation puts mid-range Android in luxury garbs

Vertu Constellation puts mid-range Android in luxury garbs

02 October, 2013 | comments (34)

Vertu has turned to Android whereas its former parent company Nokia went Windows Phone exclusive. The luxury phone maker has created its second Android-powered phone, the Constellation. Each Vertu Constellation is handmade by a single...

Tags: Vertu, Android


LG and Optus out dual-SIM LG Optimus L2 II for AU$99

LG and Optus out dual-SIM LG Optimus L2 II for AU$99

02 October, 2013 | comments (8)

LG is launching the second Optimus L2, inspiringly named... LG Optimus L2 II, with initial exclusivity on Aussie carrier Optus' pre-paid consumers. The price of the device will be AU$99 with a pre-paid SIM card and the device will be delivered in 3...

Tags: LG, Android, Dual-SIM


Samsung quietly releases Galaxy Star Pro, forgets to announce it

Samsung quietly releases Galaxy Star Pro, forgets to announce it

01 October, 2013 | comments (59)

Samsung has released its newest entry level smartphone named Galaxy Star Pro in the Indian market but it appears someone forgot to make an official announcement of it. Samsung Galaxy Star Pro is an Android smartphone for beginners, which comes...

Tags: Samsung, Android


LG G2 starts selling in the UK, carries a £444 price tag

LG G2 starts selling in the UK, carries a £444 price tag

01 October, 2013 | comments (17)

LG has began selling its G2 Android flagship in the UK. It's on offer by both mobile carriers as well as large retailers. UK's Three is the first of the carriers to sell the phone and offers it for as low as £29 per month on a 2-year contract...

Tags: LG, Android


Nexus 5 makes an appearance in yet another live photo

Nexus 5 makes an appearance in yet another live photo

30 September, 2013 | comments (55)

After appearing in an Android KitKat promo video, going through the FCC, and sitting unattended in a bar, the yet to be announced Nexus 5 smartphone made another unscheduled appearance. This time around, a live photo of the LG made Android...

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors


Google’s Nexus 5 will allegedly feature nano-SIM card slot

Google’s Nexus 5 will allegedly feature nano-SIM card slot

30 September, 2013 | comments (32)

Hot on the heels of the leaked specs from earlier today, another detail on the highly anticipated Nexus 5 made an appearance. The next generation, LG-made Nexus will reportedly feature a nano-SIM card slot. The information on the smartphone...

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors