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HTC Droid DNA to get Android 4.4, Sense 5.5 tomorrow

HTC Droid DNA to get Android 4.4, Sense 5.5 tomorrow

23 April, 2014 | comments (10)

HTC unveiled the Droid DNA in late November 2012 with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and Sense 4.0. The smartphone has since been updated to 4.3 Jelly Bean and Sense 5, but starting tomorrow it will get yet another major update. The update will bring...

Tags: HTC, Android


Counterclockwise: HTC One X, Nokia E6, Windows Mobile

Counterclockwise: HTC One X, Nokia E6, Windows Mobile

06 April, 2014 | comments (18)

Welcome to this week's edition of Counterclockwise – our weekly article that looks back in time at what happened in the last few years. This week it's a rollercoaster as predictions of future market share miss by a mile, while makers of smartphone...

Tags: Misc, Android, Rumors


Samsung unveils Android 4.4 update list, Galaxy S III missing

Samsung unveils Android 4.4 update list, Galaxy S III missing

20 February, 2014 | comments (311)

Samsung's US team released a list of devices that are getting the Android 4.4 KitKat update, putting their users' minds at ease. What about the international versions of the phones though? A blogger in Poland got in touch with a local Samsung...


HTC launches Advantage program in the US

HTC launches Advantage program in the US

18 February, 2014 | comments (13)

HTC is trying to get back on the good graces of its US consumers with speedy KitKat updates for the HTC One (One mini and One Max too) but now the company is ready to put that commitment in writing. Starting today, HTC will run the HTC Advantage...

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HTC is looking into updating the US HTC One X to Android 4.4

HTC is looking into updating the US HTC One X to Android 4.4

15 February, 2014 | comments (44)

HTC’s decision to leave its 2012 flagships, the HTC One X and One X+, on Android 4.2 was met with a vocal outcry from owners of said phones. In a Q&A session on Reddit, a team of HTC managers revealed the decision wasn’t up to the company. They...

Tags: HTC, Android


HTC Netherlands says One X+ won't get Android 4.4 KitKat

HTC Netherlands says One X+ won't get Android 4.4 KitKat

13 January, 2014 | comments (70)

HTC has already updated its One flagship with Android 4.4 KitKat and is working to bring the update to its One mini and One Max siblings. Many of the loyal HTC users were waiting on confirmation whether or not some of the previous One droids will be...

Tags: HTC, Android


Apple iPhone 5s GPU tested, twice as fast as the iPhone 5 unit

Apple iPhone 5s GPU tested, twice as fast as the iPhone 5 unit

12 September, 2013 | comments (136)

Apple announced a brand new chipset for the iPhone 5s – the Apple A7 – and in traditional Apple fashion proceeded to give very little detail about it. The company promised 2x performance increase over the iPhone 5 in CPU and GPU performance (and 40x...

Tags: Apple, iOS, iPhone


Snapdragon 800-packing Galaxy S4 I9506 rocks GFX Bench

Snapdragon 800-packing Galaxy S4 I9506 rocks GFX Bench

10 September, 2013 | comments (69)

The Samsung Galaxy S4 I9506 rocking a Snapdragon 800 chipset and Adreno 330 has cropped up again, this time on GFXBench's database and has posted pretty impressive scores. The device is the international version of the E330S Galaxy S4 LTE-A Korean...


Xiaomi Mi3 appears on GFX Bench, runs on Tegra 4 CPU

Xiaomi Mi3 appears on GFX Bench, runs on Tegra 4 CPU

03 September, 2013 | comments (9)

The Xiaomi Mi3 has been leaked a few times before and the specifications of the upcoming flagship device have been in the rumorland for quite some time. Now, the smartphone has appeared on the GFX bench database and reveals the presence of a NVIDIA...


HTC launches Android 4.2.2 with Sense 5 update for the One X

HTC launches Android 4.2.2 with Sense 5 update for the One X

19 August, 2013 | comments (876)

HTC has just launched an Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update with its Sense 5 user interface for the HTC One X. For now, only the unlocked European version of the smartphone can benefit from the update, but the rest of the One X owners should get it in...

Tags: HTC, Android


HTC updates the One X+ to Android 4.2.2 with Sense 5 UI

HTC updates the One X+ to Android 4.2.2 with Sense 5 UI

08 August, 2013 | comments (242)

Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with the HTC Sense 5 topping has been unleashed in the form of an over-the-air update for the HTC One X+. The update brings some sweet features to One X+ owners like the BlinkFeed homescreen, which has been present on...

Tags: HTC, Android


Sony Honami visits GFXBench, Snapdragon 800 in tow

Sony Honami visits GFXBench, Snapdragon 800 in tow

30 July, 2013 | comments (53)

The Sony Honami, going by the alias C6903, has appeared on GFXbench database, confirming its rumored Snapdragon 800 chipset with four Krait 400 cores, a FullHD display (with on-screen buttons) and the latest Adreno 330 on board. The scores...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Facebook-loving HTC First now available on AT&T for $99

Facebook-loving HTC First now available on AT&T for $99

12 April, 2013 | comments (36)

Some see at the HTC First as "the Facebook phon", others as one of the rare phones with stock Android. Whichever camp you’re in, you should know the First is now available on AT&T's website for $99 on a 2-year contract. If you don’t want to sign a...


Xiaomi MI-2S with new chipset announced, faster than the S4?

Xiaomi MI-2S with new chipset announced, faster than the S4?

09 April, 2013 | comments (94)

Oh, Xiaomi – you keep teasing us with low-priced superphones that are a challenge to buy outside of China. The latest offering is an S version of the recent Xiaomi MI-2 and it packs a Snapdragon 600 chipset (over the S4 Pro of the MI-2). The...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


HTC One launched in India for Rs. 42,990

HTC One launched in India for Rs. 42,990

09 April, 2013 | comments (158)

HTC has launched their latest Android flagship device, the HTC One, in India for ₹42,990, which is approximately $789, unlocked. The phone is expected to go on sale towards the end of this month. HTC has tied up with Reliance Communications to...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Octa-core Galaxy S4 benchmarks surface, live up to expectations

Octa-core Galaxy S4 benchmarks surface, live up to expectations

28 March, 2013 | comments (188)

So far, we've only got to evaluate the performance of the I9505 Galaxy S4, which is powered by the Snapdragon 600 chipset. SamMobile on the other hand were lucky enough to fiddle with the Exynos 5 Octa variant of the Galaxy S4 and make it sweat in...

Tags: Samsung, Android


Lenovo S920 and S820 pictured in the wild, allegedly quad-core

Lenovo S920 and S820 pictured in the wild, allegedly quad-core

09 March, 2013 | comments (29)

Two upcoming Lenovo handsets have been caught in the wild. The first, more interesting offering is the S920, which is said to use a 5.3" screen upfront with slim bezels on each side. The resolution is said to be 720p, not 1080p, thus pointing at a...


AT&T HTC One X is getting Jelly Bean update today

AT&T HTC One X is getting Jelly Bean update today

07 March, 2013 | comments (45)

The long awaited Jelly Bean update for the AT&T's HTC One X will launch today. That's nearly three months after the European HTC One X units got the Jelly Bean treatment and four months since the Asian One X users started getting update...

Tags: HTC, Android, AT&T


Acer is working on a quad-core Liquid S phablet

Acer is working on a quad-core Liquid S phablet

01 March, 2013 | comments (26)

Acer had a modest showing at the MWC - the Liquid E1 was there, but it was announced a month earlier. In fact, the company didn’t announce anything new, though the president of Acer's Smartphone Business left some clues about a new device – a...

Tags: Acer


HTC Sense 5 coming to One X, One X+, One S and Butterfly

HTC Sense 5 coming to One X, One X+, One S and Butterfly

28 February, 2013 | comments (88)

Wondering if your HTC One X, One X+, One S or the Butterfly will be getting the new Sense 5 from the HTC One? Well, you don't have to anymore, as HTC has revealed that it does plan to do so. Replaying to query on Facebook, HTC clarified that...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI