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Google Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One handsets are now shipping

Here’s some good news if you’ve been eagerly awaiting the arrival of your new smartphone, the Google Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One handsets have begun shipping out from Google, right on schedule. If you pre-ordered one, then you should receive an email with a tracking number sometime to...

Motorola’s PRIP push-to-talk service launches in the US

Credit: Ubergizmo Motorola has now officially launched its PRIP service in the US in conjunction with NII Holdings, and it’s now available for downloaded from the Google Play Store. Motorola’s push-to-talk service was already available in Mexico, Brazil, and across Latin America, so now US use...

8 distinct Galaxy Note 3 model numbers spotted online

A wild rumor made the rounds through the blogosphere yesterday, sparked by a report in the Korean publication ETNews. According to the report, Samsung is preparing no fewer than four distinct variants of the Galaxy Note 3, including a “limited edition” premium variant with an unbreakable displa...

Moto X event denied by Motorola, apparently nothing scheduled for July 11

Rumored to be officially unveiled on July 11, the Moto X will not be the star of that particular event, as Motorola apparently denied the meeting with the press. A few days ago we heard that a Moto X announcement could arrive on July 10-11, which is when select media members will attend some sort o...

Galaxy Tab 3 series released in the US

Samsung has just released the Galaxy Tab 3 series in the US. The range comes in standard 7.0'', 8.0'' and 10.1'' screen sizes and the new tabs are set for release from Samsung's web store on July 19th (Amazon and Best Buy have them ready to ship already). The 8.0&#...

Jelly Bean overtakes Gingerbread to become most popular Android version in use today

Jelly Bean now used on just under 38% of active Android devices. The latest set of numbers showing which versions of Android are actually being used in the real world have been published by Google. The new data shows that Android 4.x, which includes Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly bean, runs on over 61...

Android 4.3 Google Play edition OS version ported to Sony Xperia Z

The leaked Android 4.3 Jelly Bean version has been successfully ported to Sony’s flagship smartphone, although the port is still in beta. Xperia Z owners that are confident enough to perform the installation can head on to xda-developers (links at the end of the post) and read more details about ...

Samsung Galaxy S4 Burst Into Flames While Charging

It seems that modern day smartphones are a fire hazard all by themselves - although the number of spontaneously combusting handsets are far and few in between, but cases of exploding phones have been reported in the past, and it looks like the buck will not stop anytime soon. The first reported case...

Sprint Galaxy S4 update available, brings apps-to-SD card installs and Knox support

Sprint is apparently rolling out a Galaxy S4 update that brings some new features including Samsung Knox support but also the ability to move apps to the microSD card. The update comes about a month after the European Galaxy S4 has been similarly updated – although Knox support was not part of th...

Sprint Galaxy S4 OTA Update Brings Samsung Knox And App To SD Support

Sprint has a new 357MB Over The Air (OTA) update for the Galaxy S4 which will deliver Samsung Knox support as well as the freedom for you to transfer apps over to the SD card on the spot, and you can check out some of the new changes in the story right after the jump. This is definitely a welcome up...

Android bug that affects 99% of devices detailed

The specifics of the widespread Android bug we previously reported on have, since security firm Bluebox revealed its existence to the developer community earlier this week, remained mired in mystery. It was understood that a malicious application could abuse Android’s signing mechanism – th...

Android Jelly Bean is now the most used Android OS

For the first time ever, Android Jelly Bean is now the most used among the many flavors of Android OS. Latest data from the Android Developers Blog is showing that for the first time ever, Jelly Bean has surpassed Gingerbread which was previously the most used Android OS.  Android Jelly Bean's shar...

Hail to the King, Make That Monkey King!

I bet you never heard about THL and their Monkey King prior to reading this. Because, sure as Hell, I didn't, and I spend most of my life on the internet, scouting for gadgets and tech news. Also, I'm not too thrilled about monkeys, they seem creepy and dirty, not to be trusted. To be honest, I ...

Nikon Going for Android Smartphones?

I'm not sure about you, but all my friends, myself included, are using their smart/dumb phones when it comes to taking pictures or videos on the go, not a DSLR from Nikon or the like. This is going on for some time now, I can't even remember the last time I wished for a dedicated camera. In my hum...

Monster Galaxy Note 2 has 288GB of storage, 9300mAh battery, dual SIM support

Custom Galaxy Note 2: 288GB storage, 9300mAh battery case | Image credit: xda-developers A custom dual SIM Galaxy Note 2 model packs a lot more memory and battery life than your average supersized smartphone, although such features come with a high-cost and can affect the looks of the device. While ...

How the Motorola X Phone could change things

The X Phone is coming, and we know what it will be: mid-range, with some interesting nuances. The hardware won’t blow us away, but some of the new features might. We’re all reading about an “always on” feature for voice search, and of course the customization is a hot topic. Assembled in th...

Purported Motorola Droid Ultra press image leaked ahead of announcement

After having recently been spotted in reportedly leaked photos, the Motorola Droid Ultra is now the star of a purported press image. Unsurprisingly, the picture comes from known leakster @evleaks (image below), who presented a similar press photo for the new Motorola Droid Maxx just a few days ago....

Huawei Ascend P6 now available in the UK

Huawei might not be the most popular smartphone brand, but it is still a solid choice. Even better, you usually get reasonably capable specs for considerably less than the competition. With that in mind, consumers in the UK can now get their hands on Huawei’s latest flagship, the Ascend P6. The ...

Nikon says it’s feeling the pressure from smartphones, could be working on a “non-camera” product

I’m sure many of you, like me, have been using your smartphone as your primary method of capturing snaps for quite a while. But it seems that Nikon is a bit slow on the ball, as the company has finally woken up to the realization that an 8 megapixel smartphone is a clear preference over a point a...

In the market for a new Android tablet? Here are some devices worth waiting for

Has your Nexus 7 fallen in love with the concrete? Are you looking to replace that old Galaxy Tab? Looking to get in on the wonderful world of Android tablets? Making as big a decision as this can become confusing and if you want to make an educated decision on what tablet to buy, you’ll need to ...

PSA: Sprint changed their ToS. You have until July 31 to get out of your contract free of charge.

Sprint is buying Clearwire, and merging with SoftBank. Any time there is a shift in the way a company does business, they often have to change their Terms of Service. While that may seem trivial to you, it also represents a way out of a contract you’re not happy with — free of charge. Free?...

CyanogenMod’s download site gets a much needed makeover

CM’s old page. CyanogenMod has been all over the news lately. New builds for new devices are coming out all the time, and they’re even doing their part to boost mobile security. However, one that hasn’t been new in a long time is their ROM download portal. It’s been around a ...

Lenovo launches a new range of budget friendly tablets

If the recently released Galaxy Tab 3 series is a little out of your price range, perhaps Levono’s new line-up of mid-range / budget tablets will suit your needs. The range was released without so much as a whisper from Lenovo, but the pricing and specs could well be right on point. Lenovo has re...

Samsung Galaxy S4 finally arrives to C Spire and MetroPCS

In the United States, cellular carriers seem to have a specific pecking order that dictates when cross-carrier flagship devices rollout to their network. AT&T often seems to get first dibs, followed closely by either Sprint or T-Mobile. Despite Verizon’s dominance, Big Red is often the last ...

Is that a Monkey King in your pocket?!

PCPOP The all new ‘Monkey King’ from THL. You’ve probably never heard of ThL, but after today, you may not forget them. The Chinese mobile device maker has introduced a new phone with some impressive specs, and an even more impressive name. In regard to those internals, the standout ...

Crazy rumor: Galaxy Note 3 to ship with four different models?

The Galaxy Note 3 has been a bit on an enigma so far, but this latest rumor is perhaps the most bizarre yet. According to the Korean site ETNews, Samsung is planning to launch four different versions of the Galaxy Note 3, but the differences appear to be quite subtle. Supposedly, the top of the lin...

Privacy, schmivacy. Cell phone carriers givin' it up to advertisers.

The four major cell phone networks in the USA are looking to sell your user specs to advertisers, Tech Crunch reports. That is, the ones who don't already. AT&T now wants to take your browsing history, location data, and online habits and get on the bandwagon pioneered by Facebook and Googl...

Acer Iconia B1 Review

The Android-powered tablet market is a vast one - just like the smartphone segment, it comes in a wide range of devices to choose from, where you can begin with the entry level segment and really go all the way with the high end market. With the Acer Iconia B1, we are looking at an entry level table...

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