Thursday, 30 August 2012

LG Optimus Vu goes global with a quad-core CPU

By on 08:19

LG announced global availability of its unorthodox screen ratio sporting Optimus Vu phoneblet. The device will hit select markets in Europe, Asia, Middle East/Africa and Latin America in September.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Xiaomi sold 200,000 Mi-One S phones in less than 30 minutes

By on 10:43

A week ago, Chinese Android phone maker Xiaomi announced the Mi-Two - the first phone to have a Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset with a quad-core Krait processor and Adreno 320 GPU. At the same event, Xiaomi announced the Mi-One S, an updated version of its original smartphone that sold 3.5 million units.

Next generation iPhone cable with smaller connector spotted

By on 10:41

We have seen images of the next generation iPhone in the past using a smaller version of the 30-pin dock connector that Apple has been using for so long.
Now we have a photograph of a cable that goes perfectly with this new port, and it comes courtesy of aTwitter account that belongs to Jack Yao, who seemingly runs Veister, a website that sells mobile accessories (although they aren't selling this particular cable).

Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G appears on the company's website

By on 10:31

Samsung's freshly renamed and yet to be announced Galaxy S Relay 4G made a brief appearance on the Korean company's official website. The images of the smartphone reveal its physical hardware in full detail, thus leaving nothing to imagination. They are currently taken down from the website.
Sadly, the smartphone's full spec sheet is yet to be known. Current rumors peg the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G as a close relative to the Galaxy S III with added five-row QWERTY keyboard.
With so many leaks of the smartphone this far, it is safe to believe that the official unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G will happen any moment now. As always, we'll let you know as soon as we hear about it.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Preview of Sony Xperia J comes before the official announcement

By on 23:42

Info on the Sony Xperia J has leaked before, but now the smartphone followed in the footsteps of the Xperia T (Mint) and Xperia XT (Hayabusa) and got a preview before its official announcement, which should happen at IFA (starting at the end of this month).
The Sony Xperia J borrows design cues from the T and TX, but is a low end device. The screen is a 4" FWVGA LCD, but has narrow viewing angles and isn't very bright, according to Mobile-review's early impressions.
Sony Xperia J is an entry level Android ICS phone

Huawei Ascend D Quad and D Quad XL to launch in late August

By on 23:36

After suffering numerous delays, Huawei's mightiest droids, the Ascend D Quad and D Quad XL are finally going to get their official launch later this month.
The Huawei Ascend D Quad and D Quad XL are both powered by the company's very own 1.5GHz quad-core K3V2 chipset. The difference is that the D Quad XL packs a larger 2,600mAh battery and a thicker profile.
At the front of either smartphone you can find a 4.5-inch IPS HD display, which their back panels host 8MP BSI cameras. Internal storage stands at 8GB, but it's backed up by a microSD card slot.

Sony Xperia SL goes official with a 1.7GHz dual-core CPU

By on 23:33

We just got the first official sighting of the Sony Xperia SL – the refreshed version of the company’s current smartphone flagship. It appears that someone over at Sony jumped the gun and published the official page of the smartphone two weeks before its expected announcement at the Sony pre-IFA press conference.
As expected, the Sony Xperia SL is based on the Sony Xperia S, but comes with a slightly faster CPU. The dual-core Qualcomm S3 chipset has its two Scorpion cores clocked at 1.7GHz, instead of 1.5GHz, but the rest of the specs sheet is identical to that of the Xperia S.

Sony Xperia S will get vanilla Android as a Google experiment

By on 23:30

All the fans of Sony Xperia S have a darn good reason to smile today. Google has launched an experiment to bring plain vanilla Android to Sony's top shelf smartphone. Jean-Baptiste Queru (JBQ), Google's Technical Lead of the Android Open Source Project delivered the good news.
The reason for selecting the Sony Xperia S was simple according to JBQ: "it's a powerful current GSM device, with an unlockable bootloader, from a manufacturer that has always been very friendly to AOSP." Sony of course will have to play a role in the project as well, but given the company's good record with AOSP involvement, we doubt it will be an issue.