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Year: 2011

WebOS is open sourced by HP

The fate of webOS has been decided. Well, at least for now. HP decided to open source webOS and let the community drive the mobile OS in future. HP will keep on contributing development resources though, and even new HP…

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Google rolls out Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich update for GSM/ UMTS Nexus S devices

Google announced yesterday via Twitter that the ICS update has started to roll out to all GSM Nexus S smartphones. Finally the wait is over and Nexus S customer got what was promised: quick updates directly from Google. Being among…

Review: HTC Titan (Mango Windows Phone, 4.7 inch display)

Some years ago mobile phone manufacturers competed in creating the smallest device not much larger than a credit card when it comes to lenght and width. Nowadays the race has changed, as it seems like smartphones are getting bigger year-over-year…

Nokia finally reveals their Windows Phone 7 flagship called Lumia 800. Is this the long awaited comeback?

You might say that Nokia is a little bit late to the party (more like a few years late), but at least they decided to ditch Symbian as OS for flagship devices and teamed up with Microsoft in order to…

The next round of smartphone wars has started: iPhone 4S and Galaxy Nexus fight for the throne

Apple presented the iPhone 4S a few weeks ago, and Google followed by announcing the Galaxy Nexus device made by Samsung. There were many rumours about an iPhone 5 and therefore some people were initially disappointed by the lack of…

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HTC Nexus One vs. Samsung Nexus S: Which manufacturer should deliver the next Google phone?

Rumours about the Nexus Prime aka Galaxy Nexus have been floating around for months as Google is preparing their next major Android update called ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’. All evidence points to Samsung being again the manufacturer of choice, even though…

Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update is rolled out now

Microsoft announced yesterday that the roll out of the latest Windows Phone update has begun. After many positive previews of the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update in the recent months, all customers will soon be able to try out all…

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Review: HTC Sense 3.0 (HTC Sensation) – Better than vanilla Android?

HTC Sense was the reason why i switched from Windows Mobile to Android. I was looking for something new as Microsoft didn’t innovate with Windows Mobile for many years, but at the same time vanilla Android running on the T-Mobile…

HP officially kills off webOS phones and tablets

The big news keep coming from the mobile industry. After Google purchased Motorola Mobility in a move that surprised many, HP announced yesterday that they will stop their webOS smartphone and tablet business. I was hoping that HP could breath…

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Google acquires Motorola Mobility

Today Google announced that Motorola Mobility will soon be a part of the Google empire. At first this might seem very surprising as Google always said that they are not interested getting into the hardware business, but looking at all…