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Firefox OS tablet quietly unveiled by Foxconn

In case you have any doubts that Mozilla is going to release a Firefox OS tablet in the future, we’re here to tell you that you shouldn’t be entertaining those kinds of thoughts at all. And why? Because the Firefox OS tablet is real, and it’s here, at least in pre-retail form as s...

Smartphone Sales to Surpass Feature Phones in 2013 – Led by Android

A new study by IDC confirms that smartphone sales will surpass feature phone sales in 2013. The largest growth area will be in "emerging markets" - which are particularly Android-friendly. Image courtesy of ...

Samsung wins a U.S. import ban on AT&T iPhone 4 and older 3G iPads

Every time we turn around, Apple and Samsung seem locked into yet another patent dispute. Internationally, many of these battles end in favor of Samsung. Stateside? Well – we all remember Apple’s big win against Samsung in California just last year.This time around, Samsung has turned the ta...

DigiTimes: Samsung may experience in-house chipset supply shortage in 2013

Due to projected high demand for upcoming Samsung products, the company may experience a chipset supply shortage in 2013. That’s according to a report by DigiTimes, which anticipates Samsung’s in-house production of chips like Exynos will be unable to meet keep up with global orders.That isn’t...

Larry Page and Steve Jobs: advice given, lessons learned

At the time Steve Jobs was nearing the end of his long bout with cancer, an important shift in Google management was afoot. Eric Schmidt had been running the show, while Larry Page and Sergey Brin decided what direction they wanted to pursue within Google, and his tenure at the top was just about do...

Sony Launches New Droids, the Sony Xperia M and Xperia M Dual

Today, Sony Mobile announced the introduction of two brand new Android running smart phones in its portfolio, the Sony Xperia M and Xperia M Dual. So, the Xperia M became official, sort of speak. It comes in two flavors, one of them, as its name suggests, supports Dual-Sim. Guess which one ? Mov...

Google: Don’t panic, your “intercepted” white Nexus 4 shipment is still coming, as scheduled

You might have seen reports on the net suggesting that the white model of the LG Nexus 4 has run into a few shipping problems. It’s even possible that you have tracking information that says your order was intercepted in transit for return back to its origins. Don’t panic just yet! Acc...

Intel reveals Merrifield, a next generation mobile processor design

Move over, ARM, Intel’s finally hitting its stride in mobile. At least, that’s the impression the chip maker gave when it formally unveiled its fourth-generation CPU product family. Emphasizing the comapny’s growing presence in portable devices like smartphones and tablets – Lenovo’s ...

Intel Introduces Silvermont Architecture for Tablets and Smart Phones

Intel upgraded its Atom line of mobile processors with the new Silvermont architecture. Silvermont is a Bay Trail-T System on Chip (SoC) and it's a totally new design and includes a new LTE modem. This Silvermont line of SoC is built on a 22 nanometer process, in order to be fully compatible wit...

Unlocked HTC One pricing increases, goes from $575 to $600

Normally when a phone has been on the market for a little while, it is only natural to see price changes. Almost always this means lower pricing than before, but not in HTC’s case. Apparently the HTC Store is now selling the unlocked HTC One for $599.99, a $25 price increase.When HTC first st...

HTC One Max (T6), Butterfly 2 to launch in second half of 2013, analyst says

In a research note to investors, an analyst said that HTC is expected to see “strong revenue growth” in the second half of the year thanks to two new flagship devices including the HTC One Max (currently known as the HTC T6) and the HTC Butterfly 2 set to launch during the period.This is the sec...

Custom ROM Test: XenonHD

Yet again, I felt like trying out a new custom ROM on my Galaxy Nexus and the choice today was XenonHD. How can a custom ROM be more advantageous than pure Android? Let's find out. ...

Intel announces plans to pair Bay Trail SoCs with new XMM 7160 LTE chip

Intel may not be one of the biggest players in the mobile world, but they are working hard to change this. Recently we reported on Intel’s acquisition of a GPS chip division that could play into their future mobile plans, but their mobile ambitions certainly don’t end there. Earlier toda...

Nvidia CEO demonstrates innovative stylus technology at Computex 2013

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has shown an interesting new stylus technology at Computex 2013.Namely, the Nvidia official has demonstrated how a non-digitizer stylus can be used to perform actions normally only possible with a digitizer one – such as the S Pen used with Samsung Galaxy Note devices...

HTC One 4.2.2 official update coming OTA by mid-June

While the leak of 4.2.2 has been available for HTC One users for a while now, it seems that the word is finally getting out over an official OTA update that is planned within the next little bit. Andrey Kormilstev, a country manager for HTC in Russia has said via Twitter that the rollout of Android ...

New Play Store web version is currently being tested at Google

Google has been making a lot of changes to apps lately. We expected changes for various mobile apps, but when those changes bleed into the desktop, it’s worth note. Rarely do desktop apps or services follow the pace their mobile counterparts set.The Play Store has gone through many changes in its ...

Sony Xperia M and M dual: Cheap mid-range smartphone revealed

Today, Sony has revealed some new mid-range smartphones: The Xperia M and M Dual. Highlights of these 4-inch devices include NFC capabilities and a lower price point. ...

Google Play: Redesigned web interface in the works

Well, it's been a few weeks since the Google I/O Conference and there has been a ton of stuff that we've been following that has been either revealed, still rumoured, or just downright validated as a rumour. One thing though that had caught our eye was the redesign of the Play Stores, and ...

Personally, I'm a big fan of the Point&Click adventure games. For years now, I've been looking for good games within this genre and I am happy that I managed to beat this challenge. The Secret Legacy (Full) is a thrilling game that is full of secrets and has had great success.(This is ...

Google Glass won’t be getting porn. Ever.

Credit: DVF Being the first at anything is always notable. The first to develop a porn app for Google Glass? Sure, that’s good for a few turned heads. What it won’t do is make it onto Google Glass.MiKandi, the company behind – wait for it – Tits & Glass, is in a bind. The app, w...

Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 receives LTE support

Earlier today, popular chip manufacturer Qualcomm issued a press release detailing some of the new features that are heading to its Snapdragon 400 line-up of processors. The Snapdragon 400 is a mid-range mobile processor which will be appearing in products like the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini among othe...

Toshiba eXcite Pro and Write: Tablets with Tegra 4 coming out in July

Toshiba is one of the first manufacturers that are building tablets using the new Tegra 4 chip from Nvidia. The 10-inch eXcite Pro and eXcite Write will arrive during the months of July on the market. In terms of mid-range devices, Toshiba has also presented a Tegra 3-stocked tablet called the eXcit...

After several delays, WikiPad will finally arrive June 11th for $249

The Wikipad started out with a fair share of hype around it when it was first announced last year. Unfortunately, quite a few delays and internal problems quickly pushed the Wikipad into “vaporware” status. The good news is that the WikiPad is in fact real and on its way soon, with the tablet a...

Quick Look: G.I. JOE Battleground for Android

Last week we told you about the soft launch of G.I. JOE Battleground for Android which is currently only available to folks in a few regions. Well, thanks to a friend overseas I’ve spent the past couple of days playing around Battleground and I’m happy to say you will not be disappointed if you...

Android stats for June: Jelly Bean almost beats Gingerbread

Android stats have been published on the Android Developers website, showing once again that Jelly Bean is on the rise.The Android fragmentation that our favorite platform’s enemies like to bring up so much is getting closer to its end, as the current round of Android stats show increasing num...

Fallen Tree Games releases Quell Memento for Android

Fallen Tree Games first caught our attention with their puzzler Quell, and then they blew us away with Quell Reflect. Now they’re back with Quell Memento, and if you’re into puzzlers your free time is about to take a big hit. Quell Memento follows the other two games in the series as you set out...

The HTC One is selling well but the company’s COO resigns

HTC has posted its latest monthly revenue figures, which should tell us exactly how the company is fairing in the face of competitive pressure from the Galaxy S4. In typical HTC fashion, there’s been some good and bad news.We’ll start with the good news: HTC’s May sales leapt up an impressive ...

Sony Xperia Tablet Z 4G ready version available at Vodafone U.K.

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is now available at Vodafone U.K. as a 4G ready device.Vodafone U.K. plans to launch 4G services by the end of the summer, so it’s only logical for the carrier to prepare a range of devices that can take advantage of the much touted new generation of network technology...

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