There are rumors suggesting that Samsung is looking to reduce its dependency on the Android platform following the Apple patent case verdict going against them and the announcement of the first Windows Phone 8 device. Is there any truth to it?


Remember about the software update that T-Mobile recently pushed out for the Galaxy S2? At that time, the carrier said that aside apart from bringing the latest iteration of Ice Cream Sandwich and removing some bugs, the update also brings NFC and ISIS support. But is that really all? Not quite. The maintenance update reportedly also disables the phone’s universal search feature.


So the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is the newest, shiniest toy in Android-ville. It’s both a smartphone and a tablet in one – a phablet in short – which has been unveiled during Samsung’s pre-IFA 2012 Berlin-based Unpacked event. Android Authority has covered thoroughly the second-generation Galaxy Note – including…

ZTE Grand X IN: powered by Intel Atom

by on August 30, 2012 2:30 pm

Let’s face it, when it comes to the mobile world, ARM is king. Sure, other competing standards exist, but none come close to ARM. Despite that, Intel seems quite dedicated to ensuring that x86 processors stay relevant in an increasingly mobile-oriented world.

While there hasn’t been tons of Intel-powered Android devices yet, recently Russian carrier, Megafon announced it was introducing its own Intel-based device. Today ZTE also joins in with its own Intel-based smartphone, the ZTE Grand X IN.

New update for Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G LTE

by on August 30, 2012 11:33 am

Following the firmware update that AT&T’s HTC One X received earlier in the month that cleans up the three-dot menu bar on the bottom of the screen, similar update is now coming to the HTC EVO 4G LTE on Sprint. The system enhancement update, as Sprint calls it, is 171.81MB in size, and it finally deals with the menu problem that has been plaguing the phone.

Haier gets in the Android game

by on August 30, 2012 8:45 am

We don’t exactly know what has made Haier want to get into the smartphone/tablet game right now, but we’re rather glad they did. Although their gadgets won’t challenge the likes of the Galaxy S3 or Nexus 7 anytime soon, they have more than decent spec sheets, and, provided they’ll come at the right prices, they could draw some attention.