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AT&T Galaxy S4 Active release date set for June 21, priced $199.99 with new contract

Galaxy S4 ActiveSamsung’s rugged Galaxy S4 version, the Galaxy S4 Active, is going to be available in the USA soon from AT&T.The carrier is so far the only mobile operator to show interest in the Galaxy S4 Active, with pretty much everyone else only stocking the regular model, at least for now.The handset will be launched on June 21 and you’ll have to pay ...

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Xperia ZU (Ultra) scheduled for an official June 25 announcement

Sony logo aa (1) - 600pxThe Taiwanese site ePrice has released some exclusive information about the upcoming Sony Xperia ZU, including a full list of specs and a date for the official unveiling. The device will be officially announced at Sony’s mobile event on June 25, so that’s less than two weeks left to wait.The post also confirms the rumoured specs that we’d hea...

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Sony Xperia Z Ultra (Togari) teased in July 4 Paris press event invite

Sony LogoSony in a press event invite has teased its rumored 6.44-inch smartphone, currently known as Xperia ZU, Xperia Z Ultra and Togari.According to the image, the company will host a special media event in Paris, France, on July 4, during which the Sony Xperia Z Ultra will most likely be unveiled.The image shows the ultrathin profile of a rather long de...

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HTC One Mini’s existence confirmed, set for an August release

HTC One mini 1We’ve only heard a few little pieces and rumors here and there regarding the new HTC One Mini, and even though it looks almost certain that the handset exists, nothing concrete has come out from HTC so far. However, some more information has recently emerged from sources “familiar with the matter”.According to two informants briefed o...

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Intel CloverTrail+ processor mops the floor with its competitors

Intel Clover Trail Current Draw ComparisonThere’s no denying that smartphones are becoming pretty powerful; quad-core processors are now the standard in high-end handsets and clock speeds are creeping up into laptop territory as well. However, the one big problem that mobile technology still faces is the limitations imposed by running processors on a battery.With the likes of the The res...

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Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 and Sony Xperia M get UK release dates

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 BACKThe Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 and Sony Xperia M are probably two of the most expected devices by those buyers looking for an affordable Android smartphone that offers some decent specs. Now they both have UK release dates, according to retailer Carphone Warehouse.The retailer revealed on its website that the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3, a device very recently ...

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Galaxy Note 3 prototype allegedly spotted; phone “shipped in low quantities for R&D” report says

Samsung LogoA prototype of the next Galaxy Note flagship handset has been spotted in the wild one publication says, while a different source claims that the device is shipping for R&D purposes.From the looks of it, Sam Mobile and TechTastic handled the device shown in the images below, which is said to be a Galaxy Note 3 prototype. According to the first s...

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Galaxy S4 with Snapdragon 800 (SHV-E330S) reportedly spotted in AnTuTu benchmarks

Samsung LogoA new Galaxy S4 version reportedly packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor has appeared in AnTuTu benchmarks.The SHV-E330S is said to be the Galaxy S4 model in question, a handset said to hit South Korea later this year. In addition to the rumored Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, the device is also going to offer LTE-Advanced support, rbmen s...

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Is the HTC One Max (T6) shown in this blueprint?

HTC T6The HTC T6 has been apparently shown in an alleged blueprint that has made its way to the Internet, revealing its potential size in the process (provided it’s real).Dutch site Mobileaks has published the blueprint, which you can see below, and the same source claims that the device, which is set to be HTC’s answer to the Samsung Galaxy ...

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Rumor: Sony Xperia ZU (Togari) picture says device is ultrathin, doubles as kitten holder

Sony LogoThe Xperia Togari rumors continue today with new revelations about the 6.44-inch smartphone including a reportedly leaked picture. However, the device is yet to be confirmed by the company.Earlier today we heard that the name of the rumored Togari could be Xperia ZU and that the device could be unveiled during Sony Mobile’s media event scheduled ...

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Galaxy S4 sales predicted to be lower than anticipated, despite strong performance so far

Galaxy S4Despite strong sales performance for the Galaxy S4 so far, it looks like the company, as well as some analysts expect the company to sell less units than initially believed.Galaxy S4 sales dropping?A new report from Barrons reveals that Susquehanna Financial Group has recently issued a Neutral rating on Broadcom stock and a Positive rating on Qualc...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Gets Official: Same Great Specs (Mostly), IP67 Waterproof Rating, Available This Summer

GS4-Active_008Samsung's tougher brother to the flagship Galaxy S4 is a pretty poorly-kept secret, with multiple leaked photos, videos, and different sets of specifications coming out weeks before its announcement. Samsung confirmed the device today in a press release coinciding with Computex, painting a picture of the S4 Active as a device that mostly matches th...

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

Sony Xperia M 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 ? Moving along, the Sony Xperia M features a 4 inches w...

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Intel Introduces Silvermont Architecture for Tablets and Smart Phones

Silvermont 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 with Intel's new generation of Haswell chips. The coo...

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

Intel-LogoToResizeIntel 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 today at Computex 2013, Intel officially revealed its ...

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Sony Xperia M announced: a sleek mid-ranger with a dual-SIM version

Sony Xperia M The new Sony Xperia M may not be fabulous in terms of specifications, but it may prove a great option for those looking for an affordable device.Rumored to be working on the high-end Togari and making plans to sell the Xperia Z with a carrier in the U.S., Sony hasn’t forgot about the low and mid-end segments of the market.The Sony Xperia M fa...

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Rumor: HTC T6, One mini (M4), Butterfly S, Desire 600 and 200 set to launch in 2H13

HTC LogoHTC is going to unveil a variety of new Android-based devices in the second half of the year, a new report says.According to DigiTimes, the Taiwanese company will be quite busy in the following months, with several smartphones scheduled to be released starting with June. Mind you, this is just a rumor at this point, and we have no actual confirmat...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Confirmed to Use the Snapdragon 400 SoC

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Samsung officially released the information about the system on chip which will be used in the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, namely Qualcomm's Snapdragon 400. The announcement was brief, Samsung only gave details about the frequency of the processor, it will run at 1.7 GHz and will be a dual core version, the rest of the specs sheet is yet to be relea...

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Cheap quad-core tablets heading our way, as MediaTek launches its new chip

MediaTek chipMediaTek has released a new quad-core processor, named the MT8125, which will be targeted for use in tablets. Compared with other big chip manufactures such as Samsung, Nvidia, or Qualcomm, MediaTek processors tend to be cheaper, meaning that we might soon see a few more reasonably priced quad-core tablets and smartphones.The new processor is buil...

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LG Optimus L9 II shown in leaked pic and benchmark results

LG Optimus L9 II Ever wonder what happened to the Optimus L9 II, the follow-up to last year’s LG Optimus L9? It’s still in the works, and it’s still coming out in the future, which can happen pretty soon according to new information pieced together by the guys at TechTastic.What we have here is a photo of the Optimus L9 II itself, or at least hal...

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Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4 Zoom, Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and 10.1 apparently confirmed on Samsung’s website

Galaxy Note 3 conceptGalaxy Note 3 conceptThe Galaxy Note 3 and other unofficial devices have been spotted by a publication on a Samsung Kazakhstan web page detailing a VIP service for the region.First seen by TechTastic, the web page is still up and seems to include a variety of Samsung devices including Android-based smartphones and tablets. The Galaxy Note 3 is c...

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Android Authority Weekly: June 2, 2013

white nexus 4In the AA Weekly, we recap the most significant events that happened over the past seven days in our world of Android. We look at new devices, major news, leaks, and everything else you should know to stay on top of the sprawling Android ecosystem.The fabled white Nexus 4This one’s short – The Galaxy Note 3 is loomingIt won’t be the largest s...

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Android Authority On Air – Episode 66 – The Moto X

Android Authority on AirThis week on Android Authority On Air, we talked about one of the most important rumors to become official in a while, the Motorola X Phone. At All Things Digital, D11, Motorola officially announced the Moto X. The X is going to be a new direction for Motorola and we couldn’t be more excited. The Moto X phone will be the first smartphone full...

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Photos of Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Branded AT&T Leaked

samsung galaxy s4 active Even if the official launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is still expected, photos of the rough neck version of the  legendary smart phone  were leaked on the interwebz today, courtesy of a good Samaritan from AT&T probably. The grand master of industrial espionage, the well known internet paparazzi @evleaks provided us with the info, a...

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LG Nexus 4 Available in US on Google Play Store

lg nexus 4 The White Whale is here, after numerous rumors and speculation, you can get your own white version of the new LG Nexus 4 from Google's Play Store. After the company announced at the beginning of the week that the Nexus 4 will be released in Hong Kong and later on, "in the coming weeks" as LG put it, in a few carefully selected markets, for those...

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AT&T Galaxy S4 Active press image apparently leaks

Galaxy S4 Active RedSamsung is yet to unveil its rugged Galaxy S4 version, but the first press image of the Galaxy S4 Active complete with AT&T branding has hit the web.Famous leakster @evleaks has apparently managed to get his or her hands on the Galaxy S4 Active, and the phone in the following image looks similar to that Galaxy S4 Active (model GT-I9295) that w...

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LG Optimus G2 apparently spotted in new photo

LG LogoAn image apparently of the LG Optimus G2 has hit the web, although the handset is yet to become official.The image below shows a smartphone with a slim bezel that looks very similar to a device seen in previously leaked images. That handset was believed to be the Optimus G2 when those pictures were made public a few weeks ago (see following two im...

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5.9-inch Key Lime Pie-running HTC T6 to challenge Galaxy Note 3, report says

Key Lime PieA new report reveals that the rumored HTC T6 could be a Key Lime Pie-running 5.9-inch handset meant to compete directly against the upcoming Galaxy Note 3 from Samsung.From the start we’ll remind you that this is just a rumor for now, and we have no way of confirming anything at this time, so make sure you take it with a grain of salt.The Unlock...

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