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Signal drop fix for Xperia U coming in early August, ICS to follow soon after?

by: Bams SadewoJuly 21, 2012

Sony Xperia U owners have something that’s troubling their minds other than waiting for the promised Ice Cream Sandwich treat for the phone, as the device is plagued with a glitch that causes problems like signal drop and network disconnect. Luckily, the problems have been identified and a software fix will be released soon – apparently these issues also affect other Xperia handsets, such as the Xperia P, Xperia Sola and Xperia Go.

According to a staff member from the Sony Mobile forum, a new firmware for the Xperia U will be rolled out starting with early August. It’ll still be Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread mind you, but least it’ll be a [...]

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Mysterious Archos Ludo G10 device spotted at GLBenchmark, to be an ICS-powered gaming console?

by: AdrianJuly 21, 2012

Archos might not exactly be a name to be reckoned with in the high-end sector of the tablet market, but the French-based consumer electronics company has most likely caught your eye lately with some more than decent budget-friendly entry-level and mid-range slates.

The 80 G9/101 G9 duo has been in the headlines back in March with some hailed early ICS upgrades, while the unbelievably affordable 10-inch 97 Carbon was only unveiled a few days ago and looks like a gadget set to draw the attention of tech users on a budget.

After targeting only certain kind of users, it was only natural to see Archos putting up a fight in a more “heated” [...]

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Many rumors, very few confirmations. What devices will get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean?

by: AdrianJuly 21, 2012

Almost a month has passed after the formal introduction of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The new operating system’s source code has itself been released a couple of weeks back, so it’s only natural for users to expect official Jelly Bean updates to be flowing, right?

However, as recent history has sadly shown us, the road from an OS update becoming open source to it actually hitting the most popular devices around is a very bumpy one. So it’s no wonder that we still (officially) know very little about the Jelly Bean upgrade timeframes.

The only three devices that are already running Android 4.1 are the unlocked Galaxy Nexus, the Nexus 7 tablet, and now the Nexus S. [...]

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Supposed Galaxy Note 2 shows up in benchmark with impressive spec set

by: Bogdan PetrovanJuly 21, 2012

Mockup by GSMArena

The Galaxy Note 2 is the next big thing coming from Samsung, quite literally. The device is set to boast a whopping 5.5-inch screen, but its actual size will not increase, thanks to a thinner bezel. Moreover, we suspect that the Note 2 will come rather soon. As we’ve told you in our Galaxy Note 2 rumor roundup, Samsung has scheduled an Unpacked event on August 30, which seems like the best occasion to launch the magnificent successor of the Note.

Now, PhoneArena has spotted an interesting entry in GLBenchmark. A device that identified itself as Samsung GT-N7100 briefly showed up in the benchmarks’ database. The original Galaxy Note carried the [...]

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Samsung plans “major” Galaxy event for August 15, it’s not a phone

by: Bogdan PetrovanJuly 21, 2012

Yesterday, Samsung sent out a “Save the Date” message to the press, announcing a mystery major event due to happen on August 15 at 10AM EST. The message is light on details, other than the fact that a new Galaxy device will be unveiled.


August 15, 2012

10:00AM EST

Please join Samsung Electronics America for a major announcement and unveiling of the newest GALAXY device. An exclusive press conference will take place where full details will be disclosed.

An invitation with details will follow soon.

Thank you.

What can it be? The Samsung Galaxy Note 2? We wished, but the successor of the Note is most likely to be [...]

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Could the leaked HTC Era 42 be the future T-Mobile G3? Phone rumored to come in September

by: Bams SadewoJuly 20, 2012

If you’re less than impressed with T-Mobile’s current Android lineup, despite the recent confirmation of the Galaxy Note, word has it there’s a new HTC handset that will be heading to T-Mo in September. Thanks to a leaked internal document that TmoNews has gotten their hands on, we now know about a certain HTC Era 42 model. So what could this mysterious HTC phone be?

With speculation going into overdrive, it seems the strongest candidate – or what folks hope for the most — is that the phone will be the successor to the fan favorite T-Mobile G series. Pointing out how close the rumored release date is to the anniversary of the T-Mobile G2, there’s a possibility [...]

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Long-rumored Samsung Jasper specs and image leaked, coming to Verizon

by: Bogdan PetrovanJuly 20, 2012

First leaked in a Bluetooth SIG filing in April and then again in an FCC appearance in June, the Samsung Jasper (SCH-I200) is clearly getting close to a release on Verizon’s LTE network.

An image leaked on Twitter by @evleaks gives up some clues about this new mid-ranger from Samsung. Besides the conspicuous Verizon branding, we can see that the Jasper forgoes the traditional search soft button, for an ICS-inspired “three-dot” menu key. Speaking of which, the SCH-I200 will clearly come with Ice Cream Sandwich on board, treated with Samsung’s customary TouchWiz overlay.

The leak also gives away some of the key specs of the new Jasper, and let’s say it’s a [...]

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Motorola Atrix HD LTE coming to Bell on August 2, could go for $600 outright

by: AdrianJuly 20, 2012

Just a week after being officially priced over at AT&T, Motorola’s newest flagship phone, the Atrix HD LTE, is ready to go outside the US borders. The 4.5-incher won’t go too far (for now) and will be landing to good ol’ Canada, where it’s expected to start selling as soon as August 2.

The information hasn’t been yet confirmed from official sources, but comes from Mobile Syrup’s more than trustworthy inside informants, who are usually spot-on with such news. Bell will be the Canadian carrier to start selling the Atrix HD in less than two weeks, according to the same sources, but unfortunately the pricing is yet unknown.

There is a rumor that the phone might [...]

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Sony LT29i Hayabusa (aka Xperia GX) hits FCC, is just about confirmed for the States

by: AdrianJuly 20, 2012

While in the low and medium-end parts of the smartphone world Sony has made quite the efforts to gain traction over the last few months, the high-tech involvement of the Japanese company has been (officially) almost completely non-existent.

Unofficially, however, we’ve known for a while that Sony is preparing something big, in the form of a phone that has gone through more codenames and secret identities than Daniel Craig’s James Bond. The LT29i, aka Hayabusa, aka Xperia GX, aka SO-04D, has been rumored for many months and has now made a “gala” appearance over at the FCC.

Before taking a look at the FCC’s filing and what do the Commission’s documents reveal [...]

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LG Display employees charged with theft of OLED technology from Samsung

by: LucianJuly 19, 2012

If you’ve watched LG and Samsung over the past decade or so, you would’ve realized just how similar Samsung and LG products were in the vast majority of cases. At some point, I even started to think about LG devices as cheaper, poorer alternatives to Samsung’s devices. But why was this happening?

Samsung and LG are both from South Korea, and both being 2 of the biggest consumer electronics companies there, it would be hard not to get “inspired” by each other’s products. But then I started noticing how some of LG’s products, that came out almost in the same time with the Samsung product appeared the same, [...]

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