android surprises

Every year in the world of mobile tech there are a few eyebrow-raising moments. So what were the big shocks this year? Join us as we remember the unexpected twists and turns of 2012.

droid-razr-maxx-hd

As if being some of the most well-equipped Android-powered handsets ever wasn’t reason enough, Verizon has now decided to take $50 off the prices of both the Motorola DROID RAZR HD and the DROID RAZR MAXX HD, making them more wallet-friendly than ever before. The DROID RAZR HD is now available for $149.99 while the DROID RAZR MAXX HD goes for $249.99.

Razr HD LTE-2

Since the arrival of Jelly Bean on the Motorola Droid Razr HD in the States earlier in the month, those who own the non-Droid variant of the phone in Australia have been waiting for the good news to travel south of the equator. It looks like you’ll be getting what you wish for a few weeks before Christmas comes.

Samsung Galaxy S III LTE

According to the data gathered by Strategy Analytics, Samsung took the biggest chunk of the LTE smartphone market, with its LTE-enabled devices accounting for 40% of total unit sales. This number is actually lower than its record last quarter, which reached 50.9% at its peak. But it’s still a good deal greater than the share of other phone makers like LG, Motorola, and Apple.