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Google Stars Chrome extension leaks – learn about it and download it here!

More evidence of the Google Stars bookmarking service has emerged, over 3 weeks after we last heard of it. The service is said to organize and simplify your bookmarking experience, aside from making it much more capable. Rumors say it will be able to bookmark more than websites, allowing …

Samsung Galaxy S5 wireless charging – everything you need to know

Despite being one of the most technologically advanced handsets on the market today, the Galaxy S5 does not have built in wireless charging. Samsung just released two wireless charging cases, and I also tried many third party wireless charging solutions as well. Today, we check out the best …

September update for HTC One Developer Edition will be Android 4.3

According to a tweet made by Jason Mackenzie, President for Global Sales at HTC, the HTC One Developer Edition will skip Android 4.2 and go straight to Android 4.3. The HTC Developer Edition, which was announced by HTC earlier this year for those in the developer community, comes with an unlocked …

Rumor: Galaxy Gear smartwatch specs to include dual-core Exynos 4212 CPU, 1GB of RAM and camera

The Galaxy Gear smartwatch will reportedly be unveiled alongside the new Galaxy Note 3 at Samsung’s pre-IFA 2013 September 4 media event, but there’s already unconfirmed online chatter regarding its specs.<p><i>Sam Mobile</i> says that it has received an anonymous tip about the device’s hardware, which it …

Sony Xperia ZR review

We just got through looking at the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, one of the biggest phones available today. If you were looking for something a little more manageable, another entry in the Xperia Z line is available as well.<p>If you want to get to the video review, you can jump to it via the menu on the …

Asphalt 8: Airborne to launch in the Play Store on Aug. 22

Asphalt 7 is probably Gameloft’s most successful racer yet, and they’re looking to continue that success with Asphalt 8: Airborne, the game showcased on the Nexus 7 (2013) during the Android 4.3 and Nexus 7 unveiling in San Francisco a few weeks back. And from what we’ve seen of it so far, fans are …

Xperia Z Ultra display is shown next to Xperia Z, outclassing it in every way

For those of you who were unimpressed with the display on the Sony Xperia Z, this may come as good news.<p>Some felt the colors on the Xperia Z were a bit washed out, and many complained that viewing angles were compromised. It’s still a great device, but Sony can absolutely do better when it comes to …

Will it be Exynos 5420 or Snapdragon 800 in your Note 3? Wonder no more

Wondering what processor will power your next S Pen enabled device? While we had a hunch that Samsung would roll out different variants of the Note 3 in different markets, like it did with the Galaxy S4, we weren’t really sure that’s the case.<p>Now <i>Sam Mobile</i>, a site that we tend to trust when it …

LG rumored to be readying Vu 3, with Snapdragon 800 and 5.2 inch display

LG’s Optimus Vu series has always been a bit of an enigma, the original 4:3 aspect ratio smartphone was announced in February 2012, shipped one month later in Korea and reached the U.S. some six months later. Then LG released the next version the Optimus Vu 2 in September 2012 and besides a few …

CyanogenMod 10.2 (Android 4.3) nightlies rolling out now

CyanogenMod fans, rejoice. The team behind the Cid mascot has been hard at work to release the first CM ROMs based on the newly launched Android 4.3. As usual, it looks like CyanogenMod is far ahead of OEMs when it comes to delivering timely updates.<p>A few hours ago, the CM team announced in a …

Android News

LG’s G Pad to feature an 8.3-inch Full HD display, to launch at IFA – report

For two years, LG has seemingly abandoned the booming Android tablet market, after the 8.9-inch Optimus Pad disappointed critics and failed to attract customers.<p>But it looks that LG has been plotting a comeback. The first clue was a trademark filing that included the term “G Pad”, among a few …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 review

The Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 — is it a worthwhile device or is it just another handset in Samsung’s quest to make all the phones? While I wouldn’t get super excited over this device, it’s still pretty decent, despite it being like every other Samsung device.<p>I’ve got some serious deja-vu going on …

ASUS MeMo Pad FHD 10 LTE specs revealed in official video

It's been sliced, it's been diced, it's been flaunted before. The ASUS MeMo Pad FHD 10 LTE -- a mouthful, we know -- was all but announced when CEO Jerry Shen brandished the slate on stage during Qualcomm's keynote at Computex. While we got our mitts on the dual-core Atom-based (Clover Trail+) …

Gartner: Android gained five percent at the expense of iOS in Q2, Samsung jumped 9 percent

As smartphone sales stayed well ahead of feature phones with 225 million sold in Q2 2013, Android was by far the greatest beneficiary, according to stat analyst <i>Gartner</i>. That OS lept from a 74.4 percent share in Q1 2013 to 79 percent, while iOS declined sharply from 18.2 to 14.2 percent. Samsung …

Is the Nexus 5 based on the LG G2?

With LG’s latest flagship, the LG G2 having been unveiled late last week in New York, tech pundits, curious consumers, and others are already beginning to think about the arrival of the highly anticipated Nexus 5, rumoured to land in our hands around October this year.<p>There were more than a few …

Galaxy Note 3: 5.68-inch display, Android 4.3 and 32GB storage in most markets, report says

<i>Samsung Galaxy Note 2</i><p>The Galaxy Note 3 leaks continue with a new report that shares more details on the phone’s specs and features.<p><i>SamMobile</i>, a publication that has offered accurate details about unreleased flagship Samsung products in the past, has an extensive report offering details on two …

Rumor: Nexus 5 based on LG G2 coming in October with Nexus 4 pricing

A new rumor says that LG may be the chosen Nexus 5 maker this year, with the next-gen Google Nexus smartphone expected to be largely based on the LG G2 and to offer Nexus 4-like pricing.<p>The news apparently comes from South Korean media, according to <i>MyDrivers</i>, but the Chinese publication doesn’t …

Will the Moto X Google Play edition still have Motorola’s unique features?

Those waiting for a non-carrier edition of the Moto X(s goog) in Google Play might be wondering: Will the phone lose all of the features that make it …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini vs. Galaxy S4 (video)

The Samsung Galaxy S4 released months ago, and given the fact that a Galaxy S3 Mini accompanied the Galaxy S3 last year, it was inevitable that we’d see a Galaxy S4 Mini, and it’s finally here! Is it a great performer? Can it fit in such a crowded market? Find out in our review.<p>Even at first …

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ISPs

Leaked HTC One Max Press Shots: Yep, It Looks Like a Large One

There have been rumblings suggesting that HTC is soon to launch a Galaxy Note rival in the shape of the six-inch HTC One Max. Now, @evleaks claims to …

HTC One

Google Nexus 7 (2013) hands-on review

<b>INTERNET GIANT</b> Google's new Nexus 7 is the firm's second flagship Android tablet, and it signals that the firm is looking to overtake Apple in the …

Nexus 7

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 reported to use huge 3450mAh battery

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 speculation just got bigger. Literally. According to a tipster at PhoneArena, Samsung’s forthcoming “phablet” will feature …

Google Nexus 7 2: a sneak peek at the next generation tablet

T3 have got their hands on Google's Nexus 7 2 tablet ahead of its official UK launch. How does it measure up?<p>It was recently announced that the UK release date for Google's latest tablet would be August 28, ahead of the rumoured launch of early September.<p>The experts at T3 were given one of only a …

China's Xiaomi Sells 100,000 Units Of Its New Phone in 90 Seconds

Two weeks after Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi unveiled the lowest-priced Hongmi smartphone in its range, the company released the first batch of 100,000 phones at 12 noon local time on Qzone, a social networking website operated by Tencent, which were snapped up in 90 seconds flat.<p>The …

Confirmed: Galaxy Note 3 to run Android 4.3 out of the box

Last week, the purveyors of Samsung insider info from <i>Sam Mobile</i> tweeted that the highly anticipated Note 3 would be running the latest version of Android at launch.<p>There was little proof to back that report, but now some confirmation comes our way from the body that certifies devices for DLNA …

Moto X or LG G2? Why specs alone aren't enough to decide

It seems like every week a new smartphone is introduced. Just when you think you've made up your mind, a new device hits the market.<p>Manufacturers are falling over themselves to outdo each other in terms of marketing their devices' technical specifications and features. But how much weight should be …

LG G2 vs the competition – Spec Battle

The LG G2 is finally official, and that means we’ve also got a complete list of specifications for us to compare to other devices on the market. Read on to find out how the G2 stacks up against other high-end smartphones.<p>Spec sheet<p>LG G2<p>Sony Xperia Z Ultra<p>Samsung Galaxy S4<p>HTC One<p>Processor<p>2.3Ghz …

Phones

Why the Moto X Google Play edition doesn’t make much sense right now

Motorola announced a few days ago the highly anticipated Moto X handset, and revealed that a Google Play edition of the device will be available in due time, directly from its Google Play Store. But is that really a good thing?<p>At first, one could think that it makes perfect sense for Google to have …

The LG G2: clever features, impressive specs – but is it enough?

<i>Evan Forester</i><p>On this edition of the Friday Debate, we talk about the newly announced LG G2, a powerful Android flagship with a bevvy of clever tricks, but also a couple of controversial features. Critics point out the unoriginal design and somehow clumsy UI, while LG believers praise the innovation …