New LG Gx emerges

New LG Gx emerges
A new LG mobile phone has appeared online and it looks to be much bigger than handsets released by the company before.According to Pocket Droid, LG is planning a handset that will tower over the 4.7-inch displays seen on the LG Optimus G. The new device is referred to as the LG Gx and will come sporting a 5.5-inch full-HD screen.This makes it significantly larger…

Alliance prepares Wireless Power

Alliance prepares Wireless Power
One of the things all the big mobile phone companies are eager to perfect is wireless charging support.The Alliance for Wireless Power, or A4WP, has rebranded itself Rezence in a bid to up its customer appeal, along with the creation of a lightning bolt logo."The name Rezence was derived from the words resonance and essence," said Geoff Gordon, A4WP marketing committee chair, in a press…

Nokia preparing pint-sized Lumia 1520?

Nokia preparing pint-sized Lumia 1520?
It seems as though Nokia is trying to make the most of the success of its Lumia 1520 mobile phone, by releasing a smaller version of the handset.According to Nokia Power User, which spotted the listing on Zauba, a report shows a device codenamed RM-964. Other information about the handset revealed it would carry a 5.2-inch screen and cost 34,524 Rupees (around AU$617).Many people have…

EU warns Nokia about patent war

EU warns Nokia about patent war
It is now fairly common for the big mobile phone companies to fight it out with each other in various patent offices around the world. However, the European Commission (EC) has warned Nokia to not become a 'patent troll'.The Finnish firm has recently been granted a patent that prevented HTC from selling its One Mini handset in the UK and could even affect the HTC…

Ubuntu Touch finds partner

Ubuntu Touch finds partner
It appears that Canonical has found a mobile phone partner for its Ubuntu Touch operating system.The company's first attempt at breaking into the smartphone market was less than successful as it failed to crowdsource the funds it needed to release the Ubuntu Edge handset. It didn't manage to generate anywhere near its AU$34.5 million target.However, Canonical is now trying a different approach to get its…

Sony Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition

Sony Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition
It appears Sony has become the latest mobile phone manufacturer to offer its customers a Google Play Edition of its Xperia Z Ultra handset.The Google-based Sony Xperia Z Ultra is identical to the device released earlier this year with a 6.4-inch screen with 1920 x 1080 resolution. It also brings a Qualcomm quad-core 2.2GHz processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The device…

Nexus devices get duo of updates

Nexus devices get duo of updates
People that have Google's Nexus mobile phones are likely to receive a brand new Android update, despite having only had one a few days ago.A matter of days after the Android 4.4.1 update started rolling out to Nexus users, another download called Android 4.4.2 has started to appear to some Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 owners.However, the update doesn't appear to be the big KitKat…

Asus PadFone Mini 4.3 to get Chinese rival?

Asus PadFone Mini 4.3 to get Chinese rival?
Many people expect that Asus' PadFone Mini 4.3 will be officially unveiled on December 11th, ahead of the massive mobile phone event CES 2014 at the start of January.This is according to posts from serial tipster @evleaks, which seem to carry a number of press images showing the 4.3-inch device. The pictures also show a scaled-down dock for tablets with a seven-inch frame.However, there could…