April 2013 SmartPhone Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for April 2013. If you are looking for an article on a particular day or on a particular topic, you can use the menu on the right to narrow your search

SmartPhone Articles for April of 2013

Below are the 89 SmartPhone articles for April of 2013

WeatherBug for iPhone Can Warn You when there’s Lightning in Your Area

The newly redesigned version of the WeatherBug app has a unique feature: it can tell users exactly how far away the nearest lightning is. Video

Seven Android Alternatives to Google Reader

Now that Google Reader is going away, what are news-hungry users supposed to do? Here are seven other news reader apps for Android. Some are available for iOS, too.

U.S. Cellular’s Samsung Galaxy S IV Pre-orders Start in Two Weeks

U.S. Cellular is the latest wireless carrier to announce pre-sale information for the Samsung Galaxy S IV.

HTC One 64GB Will Be Available Only from AT&T

As of now, AT&T is the only carrier to offer the 64GB variant of the upcoming HTC One. The flagship handset is expected to release later this month, though pricing[...]

Sprint Getting the HTC One on April 19

HTC's next flagship smartphone is going to debut from Sprint on April 19, making this carrier one of the first to offer it in the U.S. The HTC One will[...]

Samsung Galaxy Mega Models Could Break New Ground in Smartphone Size

As mainstream smartphones get ever larger, Samsung is reportedly going to keep pushing up the size of its phablets. As such, its Galaxy Mega devices are really going to skirt[...]

HTC One Coming to AT&T on April 19

The HTC One is coming to AT&T starting on April 19. Unlike its U.S. rivals, this carrier will offer both the 32GB and 64GB variations.

Are You Being Charged Too Much For Subsidies?

Carrier subsidies and contracts have long been the accepted payment structure for wireless service. But now that there are other options, should you make the switch?

Google Play Responds to One-Click App Porn Scam

Google Play has eliminated more than 200 pornographic one-click apps. Developers and accounts associated with the scam have been suspended.

TechnologyGuide: Smartphone SmackDown

Here's a rundown of the best smartphones available. This includes models from Samsung, Apple, HTC, Sony, LG, and more.

VIDEO: BlackBerry Z10 Overview

With the BlackBerry Z10 now available in US markts, learn about the basics of the smartphone and its all-new OS, BlackBerry 10, in this video overview.

AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S IV WIll Cost Less than First Thought

AT&T announced last week that its version of the Samsung Galaxy S IV is going to cost $250 with a two-year contract, which is $50 more than is typical for[...]

Amazon Hires Kindel, Presumably to Work on Phone

Rumblings about Amazon's supposed smartphone ventures have picked back up in light of recent news that the company has hired former Windows Phone exec Charlie Kindel.

LG Lucid 2 Heading to Verizon April 4 Free with 2-Year Contract

The LG Lucid 2 is heading to Verizon Wireless. Starting April 4, the carrier will offer the phone online for free with a two-year contract. This will be

Samsung Releases a Wi-Fi Version of the Galaxy Camera

Today is the release of the Samsung Galaxy Camera Wi-Fi version. This is a camera that runs the Android operating system. DigitalCameraReview has more details.

BlackBerry Z10 Users Can Get Free In-Flight Wi-Fi Service from Delta

The offer just about says it all: "Enjoy free Wi-Fi in the sky." Those who have a BlackBerry Z10 won't pay anything to access Delta's in-flight Wi-Fi service for the[...]

AT&T LG Optimus G Gets Unannounced Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) Update

Although the update is unannounced, Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) is now available through AT&T for Optimus G users. The AT&T update includes Isis Mobile Wallet.

Report: Apple Top OEM, Android Most Popular OS

A recent comScore report has revealed that Apple has the highest share of smartphone subscribers, while Android takes the cake for the most widely adopted OS.

HTC One Can Now Be Pre-ordered from AT&T

AT&T customers who are eager to get their hands on the latest smartphone from HTC can now pre-order the HTC One. This device has a large high-res display and speedy[...]

HTC First Smartphone With Facebook Coming to AT&T

The HTC First, the "first and only smartphone" built to feature the new Facebook Home software, was revealed alongside the platform earlier today.

Facebook Home Unveiled: Facebook-Centric Software for Android Phones

Set to ship aboard the new HTC First smartphone on April 12, the Facebook-centric software platform will hit Google Play for five other phones the same day.

T-Mobile Opens Pre-orders for Apple iPhone 5

The day T-Mobile customers have been waiting for is inching closer: T-Mobile has started taking pre-orders for the iPhone 5.

HTC One Available for Online Pre-Order from Sprint

The HTC One is available for online pre-order from Sprint starting today. The handset is available on the Sprint website starting at $200 with a two-year contract, but it's also[...]

Is Nokia Working on a Solar-Powered Phone?

Hints abound that the Finnish phone maker may have a solar-powered device in the works and will possibly target emerging markets first.

Is Apple’s Rumored ‘iRadio’ Music Service Really on the Way?

Apple has long been rumored to be readying an "iRadio" music service. Now, according to a report this week, Apple is close to striking a deal with major record labels.

HTC One US Review: A Beauty and a Beast

Style and power come together in the form of the HTC One, which has already become an early frontrunner for Android smartphone of the year.

Nokia Lumia 928 Specs Leak Out, Carrier Details Still Murky

An Italian blogger claims to have gotten his hands on a spec sheet for the Nokia Lumia 928, which is rumored to be coming to T-Mobile and possibly Verizon.

Canadian Carriers Reveal Details on BlackBerry Q10

Canadian Carriers Rogers Communication and Telus announced that they are accepting pre-orders on the BlackBerry Q10. Additionally, Telus revealed that it plans to release the phone on April 29. [...]

T-Mobile to Offer iPhone 5 with $0 Down Trade-In Starting Friday

T-Mobile announced that it will offer the iPhone 5 starting April 12. The carrier also noted a special trade-in promotion that allows consumers to turn in their old iPhone to[...]

Samsung Galaxy S IV

Sprint Updates Samsung Galaxy Victory with ‘Jelly Bean,’ Other Features

Sprint has released an upgrade for the Samsung Galaxy Victory smartphone which includes Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) plus a number of other new features.

Will Carriers Adopt T-Mobile’s No-Contract Format?

T-Mobile was the most vocal in its dislike for contracts and decided to do something about it. Will the other carriers follow suit?

T-Mobile Now Offering iPhone 5 for $100 Down

T-Mobile is now offering the iPhone 5. Apple's newest handset is available for $100 down with $20 monthly payment for 24 months.

Facebook Home Now Available for Download

Facebook Home now available for download on the Google Play Store. The software platform is compatible with select Android handsets.

Galaxy S IV Rumored to Debut in the U.S. on April 26

News regarding the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S IV surfaced this weekend. The handset is reportedly going to start being available on April 26, with AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile[...]

Verizon Wireless Unveils Android 4.2.1 Update for Motorola Droid Bionic

Verizon has begun rolling out an Android 4.1.2 update for the Droid Bionic. New features include voice search, Google Now, keyboard enhancements, and more.

Ridiculous Fishing Review: Don’t Miss This Catch

With sound design and an eye-catching aesthetic Ridiculous Fishing casts a wide net that is sure to lure in perspective gamers and non-gamers alike.

Scout for iPhone To Add 3D Data, Crowd Sourcing by End of Year

Telenav now plans to add features to the GPS app that include 3D buildings and landmarks, along with crowd-sourced info on accidents and traffic congestion.

Eric Schmidt Alludes to Motorola’s ‘Phenomenal’ Upcoming Products

Google chairman Eric Schmidt professes his excitement for the new line of Motorola products. The exec notes that the speculated devices will turn up 'sooner rather than later'.

Seven US Carriers Will Launch the Galaxy S IV this Month

The Samsung Galaxy S IV will launch this month and everyone will be able to get their hands on one, as the manufacturer is realizing its new handset across seven[...]

HTC One Coming to T-Mobile April 24

HTC officially announced that the new HTC One will be available at T-Mobile starting on April 24.

iPhone and iPad Get Facebook’s Chat Heads Feature

Through an update of its iOS app, Facebook has brought its chat heads feature, first introduced for Android as part of Facebook Home, to the iPhone and iPad.

Nokia Reportedly Woking on an Extra-Large Smartphone

Very large smartphones are all the rage the days, and Nokia is supposedly getting on the bandwagon. AN unconfirmed report ays the company is working on its first phablet.

New App Allows Cloudless Sync of MS Outlook & BlackBerry BB10

An indie startup has launched a new app for secure, cloudless synchronization between Microsoft Outlook and BlackBerry's BB10 OS. Pricing starts at $24.99.

Twitter Music Finally Available

Twitter has now delivered a much speculated upon music discovery service to the general public. Web and iOS versions will be followed by an Android app.

OtterBox iPhone 4/4S Defender Case Combines Physical and Battery Protection

OtterBox is bringing a new version of its patented Defender series to the iPhone. Starting today the OtterBox 4/4S Defender Case with Ion Intelligence is available for purchase.

HTC One Now Available on T-Mobile Website, in Stores April 24

The HTC One is now available on T-Mobiles website, the handset is set to hit T-Mobile retailers on April 24.

Samsung Galaxy S IV

The Samsung Galaxy S IV has a 5-inch, full HD display, 2 GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, and runs Android OS 4.2.2. Samsung’s TouchWiz UI is also present,[...]

Nokia Lumia 920

The Nokia Lumia 920 is a flagship Windows Phone 8 handset. Powered by a 1.5 GHz, dual-core processor, the Lumia 920 has a 4.5-inch, 1280 x 768 display and 32[...]

Nokia Teases QWERTY Phone Announcement

This Wednesday, Nokia will be making an announcement of "something new," with all signs pointing to a phone equipped with a QWERTY keyboard.

Nokia Lumia 920 Review: A Worthy Flagship

Nokia is back for a second try with a Windows Phone. With a new OS and improved set of hardware, does this one deliver?

Samsung Galaxy S IV Review: The International Version

The Samsung Galaxy S IV is a certainly a high-quality Android handset, but is it enough of an upgrade to convince GS III users to upgrade?

Samsung Galaxy Note III Rumored to Have Flexible Display

Though the Samsung Galaxy Note III is not expected to be revealed until later this year, there are rumors that it may feature a shatter-proof display made of flexible glass.

Twitter Music Review: Tweet That Tune

TechnologyGuide has a review of the iOS-exclusive music discovery service for Twitter, which features social integration and a friendly UI.

Best T-Mobile Smartphones for Grads

Without any annual contracts or subsidies, T-Mobile can be appealing option for grads looking to save some money. Here are some of our favorite devices from the carrier.

Best Android Fitness Apps for Moms, Dads, and Grads

Do you want to get your body in great shape for summer? If so, there's an app for you. Here's our roundup of the best five Android apps for personal[...]

Tumblr App Now Available for Windows Phone 8

Another high-profile app, Tumblr, has made its way into the Windows Phone 8 app selection and is available for download now.

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S IV Heading to Stores Sooner than Expected

AT&T customers who pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S IV can receive the handset five days earlier, and the new flagship device will be available in retailers starting on April 27.[...]

Design Patent Points Towards BlackBerry 10 QWERTY Slider

BlackBerry was awarded a design patent today that suggests the company could be looking to release a portrait slider-form smartphone with a full QWERTY keyboard.

HTC One Camera Update Released

The HTC One has received a camera update, improving certain aspects like HDR shots and enhanced audio recording in Zoe clips.

Nokia Unveils QWERTY-Equipped Asha 210

The Asha 210, which was teased by Nokia earlier this week, was officially unveiled today, sporting a physical QWERTY keyboard and modest specs aimed at emerging markets.

Sprint and T-Mobile Push Back Galaxy S IV Release Dates

Sprint and T-Mobile both recently announced that they will have to push back their Samsung Galaxy S IV release dates due to a limited supply.

Source Confirms That Nokia Lumia 928 is Headed to Verizon

An anonymous source has confirmed to Bloomberg that the Nokia Lumia 928 will be offered exclusively by Verizon Wireless.

Verizon Galaxy S IV Pre-Orders Begin Tomorrow

Verizon Wireless has announced that pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S IV will begin starting April 25, with the phone scheduled to be released on May 30.

T-Mobile Begins Taking BlackBerry Q10 Pre-Orders Next Week

The QWERTY keyboard-equipped BlackBerry Q10 will be available for pre-order from T-Mobile beginning later next week, according to a recent statement from the carrier.

Samsung Supposedly Working on Ruggedized Galaxy S IV

Samsung Gulf president Young Soo Kim let slip in a recent Q&A session that the company has a ruggedized version of its flagship Android phone in development.

Nokia Holding Lumia Event on May 14

Nokia announced that it will be holding a press event in the UK on May 14, at which it will reveal a new Lumia device.

Images of Stateside LG Optimus G Pro Leak Prior to Event

LG may have an announcement planned for May 1, but @evleaks has already let the cat out of the bag by posting images of the US version of the Optimus[...]

Shortly After Images Leak, LG Optimus G Pro Specs Follow Suit

Earlier today images of the stateside version of the LG Optimus G Pro hit the web, and now an anonymous source has leaked the specs of the handset as well.

iPhone 5S Rumored to Launch in Early September

According to a report from the China Times, Apple is set to release the iPhone 5S in early September.

Spotify Review on NBR: Great Music Streaming

Spotify is now one of the most widely listened to streaming music services in the US. How does it stack up vs. rival services like Pandora? Read the full review.

Russian Site Leaks Info on Entry Level Samsung Galaxy Core

A Russian website has posted images and information regarding an upcoming entry-level smartphone from Samsung, supposedly called the Galaxy Core.

LG Exec Confirms Smartphone With Flexible Display

Much like the recent rumors surrounding the Samsung Galaxy Note III LG has confirmed that it intends to release a handset with a shatterproof, flexible display.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Rivals iPhone for ‘User Experience’

At a launch event for the Galaxy S IV, users stood in long lines to grab hands-on sneak peeks at cool new software features on the now imminent Android smartphone.

Smartphones Sales Overtake Feature Phone Sales in Q1 2013

Smartphone sales outpaced feature phone sales globally for the first time ever in Q1 2013, according to a recent IDC report.

Sony Rumored to Be Working on New Waterproof Flagship Phone

The waterproof build that was seen on Sony's recent Xperia Z smartphone may be featured on the company's next flagship, the Xperia ZR.

Social Networking App Path Adds 1 Million Users a Week

A company co-founder credits an update earlier this year for the massive growth in popularity of Path, a social networking app for both iOS and Android.

Google Now Available on iOS

Google released an update today for Google Now that makes the search app compatible with the iPad and iPhone, but there are a few caveats.

Chinese Website Leaks Image and Specs of Samsung Galaxy Note III

Over the weekend, a Chinese website leaked a supposed image of the Samsung Galaxy Note III and a list of specs that included a 6-inch display.

Sprint Issues Samsung Galaxy S IV Availability Update

Sprint has announced that inventory for the Samsung Galaxy S IV is "now flowing into Sprint sales channels," bringing the device in limited quantities to brick-and-mortar stores.

Android 5.0 May Not Debut at Google I/O, Likely 4.3 Jelly Bean Instead

Recent findings suggest that Android 5.0/Key Lime Pie may not debut at the Google I/O conference next month, and that Android 4.3 Jelly Bean will get the reveal instead.

Nokia To Invest in Array Cameras to Fight the Competition

Nokia plans to invest in a start-up known as Pelican Imaging, which develops small array imaging cameras that are capable of capturing the same quality photos as full-sized cameras.

Your Guide to Upcoming Smartphone Features

Need a primer on some of the new features or technology that manufacturers are beginning to work into our smartphones? We can help with that.

Windows Phone Market Share Increases in Q1, iPhone Slips Slightly

The first quarter of 2013 saw increased Windows Phone sales year over year, while Android continued its dominance as the iPhone market share slipped a marginal amount.

Sony Reportedly Working on Two New Handsets

Details have leaked out about two new handsets from Sony, including a 6.44-inch phablet and a 5-inch smartphone, codenamed Togari and Honami.

Leap2 Launches Socially Friendly Search App for Android & iOS

On Tuesday, startup company Leap2 launched a new iOS and Android app aimed at integrating search results with both images and social and local context.

BlackBerry CEO: “Several Tens of Millions” of Q10s Will Sell

BlackBerry is banking on the QWERTY-equipped Q10 to be a massive success, with the company's CEO stating recently that he expects sales to reach "several tens of millions."

BlackBerry Q10: A Reason for BlackBerry to Be Optimistic?

It's no secret that BlackBerry is struggling, but early reports suggest that there may be reason to put a little bit of faith back in the company.

iPhone 6 to Offer Larger Display, Expected in June 2014

New reports suggest that Apple may finally offer a larger display on the iPhone 6, and that it may launch in June of next year.