August 2013 SmartPhone Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for August 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 August of 2013

Below are the 82 SmartPhone articles for August of 2013

BBM Spotted Running on Android Device UPDATE

The long-awaited Android (and iOS) version of BlackBerry's BBM app may finally be released soon, as BGR recently spotted it running on a Samsung Galaxy S III.

Verizon’s HTC One Launch Reportedly Pushed Back Until August 15

Verizon Wireless HTC One Launch date has reportedly been postponed, and the carrier is now expected to offer the handset on August 15.

Sony Mitigates Losses with Strong Mobile Growth in Q2

Though most of its businesses underperformed in the second quarter, Sony was able to produce a small amount profit thanks to strong growth in the mobile sector.

Motorola Makes the Moto X Official, Available in Late August for $199

The long-awaited Motorola Moto X is now official, per the company's announcement at its New York City press event earlier today.

Imgur Photo Sharing App Released for iOS

Available since June for Android, the Imgur photo sharing app has now arrived on iOS for the iPad and iPhone.

Verizon Reported to Offer HTC One in Blue

Reports indicate that Verizon will offer unique blue variant of the HTC One when it launches on the carrier's networks.

Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Gives Students Juice on the Go

Some students can't afford to be without their smartphones when they're on the go, so the Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation has them covered.

BlackBerry Rolling Out BBM Beta to Android and iOS Devices

BlackBerry is now rolling out its BBM cross-platform Beta to select iOS and Android users.

T-Mobile Moto X Variant Will Sell Only Through Motorola Initially

T-Mobile will support the Moto X, but the carrier's variant will, at least initially, only sell through Motorola.

Budget Moto X Coming Later This Year

Those who take issue with the price point of the modestly-specced Moto X will be happy to know that the company has plans to release a more affordable version of[...]

Samsung Expected to Unveil Galaxy Note III at September 4 Press Event

Samsung has sent out invitations to an upcoming press event on September 4, where it is expected to unveil the next Galaxy Note device.

HTC One Max Image Leak Surfaces

A recent image leak of the rumored HTC One Max appears to confirm the device's existence, though the company is not expected to announce the device until next month.

Spotify Adds ‘Browse’ Feature to Android and iOS Apps

Spotify is rolling out new curated playlists to users of Android and iOS devices.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Spotted with Verizon Branding

Though currently an international-only phone, a set of leaked images of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini seem to indicate that the small-scale handset is on its way to Verizon Wireless.

LG G2 Rumored to Release Same Day it is Announced

A recent report indicates that LG might release the G2 immediately following the company's press event on Wednesday.

Consumer Reports: McAfee, Avast, BitDefender Are Top Security Apps

Consumer Reports has ranked apps from McAfee, Avast and Bitdefender as the top three for mobile security.

Samsung Mass Producing 3D V-NAND Chips for Up to 384 GB of Smartphone Storage

Samsung has begun mass produce the industry's first 3D V-NAND chips, which can provide up to 384 GB of flash memory.

LG Officially Announces G2 Flagship

LG's next flagship smartphone, the G2, is now official, per the company's announcement at a press event in New York City today.

BlackBerry Image Leak Suggests A10 May Launch as Z30

An image leak of Blackberry's upcoming handset suggests that the A10 may in fact launch as part of the company's Z series.

Android Device Manager Feature Now Live

Google's new mobile location service, Android Device Manager, is now available for public use.

T-Mobile Records $6.3 Million in Revenue for Q2, Gains 1.1 Million Customers

T-Mobile had a mostly positive second quarter, with the carrier pulling in over a million new customers and keeping turnover rates to a minimum.

Canonical Drops Ubuntu Edge Price to $695

Canonical has cut the price of the Ubuntu Edge in hopes of reigniting its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign.

HTC One Max Rumored to Launch alongside HTC Mini+ in UK

HTC is expected to unveil its new handset companion device, the Mini, and its high-end phablet, the One Max, next month at IFA.

Needing Big Windows Phone Apps, Microsoft Unveils Creation Kit for Anyone

Trying to catch up to iOS and Android, Microsoft has released an Windows Phone 8 app development kit for experts and novices alike. Will it attract more major apps?

Casio G’zOne Commando 4G LTE

The Casio G’zOne Commando 4G LTE is a rugged smartphone with a Mil Spec rating of MIL-STD-810G. It is water, dust, and shock resistant and runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream[...]

Google and Motorola Reportedly Working on New Nexus Smartphone

Google and Motorola have reportedly already begun working on a new Nexus smartphone with plans of offering the handset this holiday season.

ASUS Plans to Release MeMOFone HD 5 Smartphone in US

ASUS recently revealed a roadmap at a conference in Taiwan that confirmed the company's plans for the MeMOFone HD 5 smartphone that's coming stateside.

BlackBerry Leadership Considering Going Private

BlackBerry leadership has entered talks with private equity firm Silver Lake Partners and is contemplating the idea of taking the company private.

Casio G’zOne Commando 4G LTE Review: Not So Tough

The Casio G'zOne Commando 4G LTE aims to introduce some toughness to the smartphone market, but it's not quite as tough as it looks.

Apple’s iPhone Market Share in China Dips to 5 Percent

A recent report has confirmed that Apple's iPhone market share in China decreased year-over-year and was down to a mere 5 percent in the second quarter of 2013.

iPhone 5S Expected to Debut on September 10

Apple will is expected to unveil the iPhone 5S at a press conference on September 10.

ZTE Open Coming to US and UK via eBay

ZTE has decided to sell its Firefox-based ZTE Open in the US and UK via an eBay listing rather than through its own website.

Apple’s Budget ‘iPhone 5C’ Detailed in New Image Gallery

Apple's upcoming budget iPhone has made another appearance, this time in a high-resolution image gallery.

Fingerprint Scanner Issues May Cause iPhone 5S to Initially Ship in Limited Quantities

Production issues with the fingerprint scanner that's expected to be featured in the upcoming Apple iPhone 5S may cause the device to initially ship in limited quantities.

Sony 20-Megapixel ‘Honami’ Smartphone Seemingly Confirmed by Sony Exec

Previous rumors of Sony's 20MP handset were bolstered after a Sony Mobile executive published a photo using the handset on photo-sharing site Picasa.

Verizon Teaser Hints at HTC One Launch on September 5

Verizon has released an official teaser for the HTC One, hinting at a September 5 launch date on the carrier's networks.

BB7-Based BlackBerry 9720 Now Official

Just as promised, one more BlackBerry 7 OS device was made official when the BlackBerry 9720 was unveiled earlier today.

Samsung ATIV S Neo Dropping on Sprint Networks August 16

Sprint's Windows Phone 8-based Samsung ATIV S Neo now has an official release date, and it's right around the corner.

Samsung Hennessy Revealed: a Quad-Core Dual-Screen Flip-Phone

Samsung officially announced the Hennessy -- the new quad-core, dual-screen flip-handset -- on its Chinese website today.

YouTube App Returns to Windows Phone, Now with Ads and Uploads

Microsoft's YouTube App has returned to Windows Phone 7 and 8, this time with the ads that Google demanded and the ability to directly upload videos.

LG Vu 3 Specs Detailed in Leak

A recent leak detailed the rumored LG Vu 3's specs and hinted that the company may release the handset in South Korea next month.

Sony Event Scheduled for Sept. 4 Ahead of IFA, Honami Debut Expected

Sony has sent out invitations to a press event in Berlin prior to the start of this year's IFA show, and its rumored the "Honami" handset is expected to make[...]

Sprint Offering Exclusive ‘Glamor Red’ HTC One on Aug 16

Sprint is set to launch an exclusive "glamor red" HTC One on August 16 as part of the company's promotion with NextRadio.

Plants vs. Zombies 2 Now Available on iOS

Plants vs. Zombies 2 is now available for free download on the Apple App Store. The sequel introduces maps, player-controlled power-ups, and new zombies.

Nokia Amber Update Now Headed to Lumia Smartphones

Nokia's long-awaited Lumia Amber update will be rolling out to the Windows Phone 8 handsets in the coming days and weeks.

Leak Points Towards Quad-Core Samsung Galaxy Note III for US

Samsung looks to be releasing multiple variants of the Galaxy Note III with different processors, and the US is slated to receive the quad-core model.

Verizon Officially Announces Plans to Launch HTC One on August 22

Verizon has officially announced that it will release the HTC One in stores and online starting on August 22.

AT&T set to Offer Moto X on August 23

AT&T will begin offering the Moto X handset on August 23 in stores and online, while early access Moto Maker orders will begin starting on Aug. 19.

Gold iPhone 5S Rumors Ramp Up Leading Up to Official Apple Reveal

More rumors are coming out of the woodwork about the supposed gold variant of the upcoming iPhone 5S from Apple

Samsung Galaxy Mega Heading to AT&T, Sprint, and US Cellular

Samsung has announced that its 6.3-inch phablet will be coming to AT&T, Sprint and US Cellular.

HTC One Mini Launching on AT&T on August 23

AT&T has announced that it will offer the HTC One Mini starting on August 23 for $100 with a two-year agreement.

Nvidia Shield

The Nvidia Shield is a portable gaming device with a flip-up, 5-inch display with a 1280 x 720 resolution. It features a full suite of game controls, including a/b/x/y face[...]

Nvidia Shield Review: Gaming, Not Quite Perfected

The Nvidia Shield isn't without its drawbacks, but there's still a decent amount to like here.

iPhone 5C May Replace iPhone 5 at a Not-So-Budget Price

The rumored iPhone 5C from Apple, which is expected to be an affordable version of the company's handset, may replace the iPhone 5 and be priced between $400 and $500.

New Motorola Droid Lineup from Verizon Wireless Available Starting Today

The three new Motorola Droid models from Verizon Wireless -- the Droid Ultra, the Droid Maxx, and the Droid Mini -- are now available on Big Red's network.

HTC One Set to Receive Android 4.3 Update by End of September

HTC is working on bringing the Android 4.3 update to HTC One users in the United States and Canada by the end of next month.

Nokia’s Rumored 6-Inch Lumia Phablet to Hit Market This Year

Nokia's first Lumia phablet, a 6-inch device codenamed "Bandit", is expected to be released before the end of the year.

HTC ‘Zara’ Revealed before Q4 Debut

Rumor has it that HTC is working on a new handset codenamed "Zara", which offers a design similar to the HTC One with a plastic casing.

Apple iPhone 5S and 5C to Go on Sale September 20

A recent report suggests that the upcoming iPhone 5S and 5C from Apple will go on sale on September 20, shortly after their reveal at Apple's press conference.

Google Now Update Brings More Entertainment and Travel Features

A new update for Google Now introduces a "remind me" feature, along with new cards for tracking car rentals, checking out football scores, and much more.

Ubuntu Edge Indiegogo Campaign Fails, Falls Short by More than $19 Million

The Ubuntu Edge campaign has come to a close and unfortunately, it failed to meet its $32 million goal.

More Sources Confirm Nokia Phablet Specs Leak Prior to September Reveal

Though Nokia is expected to unveil its first phablet handset at an event in New York City next month, a full list of specs for the device have already leaked[...]

Seven-App City Survival Kit for the Android Phone User

Visiting a new city? Here are seven apps that will help you find what you need: parking lots, public transportation routes, restaurants, fun things to do, and more.

HTC One Mini, Samsung Galaxy Mega & Moto X Now Available on AT&T

It's a big day for AT&T today, as the Samsung Galaxy Mega, HTC One Mini, and Moto X are all now available to the carrier's customers.

Telenav Releases Scout GPS App for Windows Phone 8

Telenav's feature-packed Scout GPS app is now available for download in the Windows Phone Marketplace.

BlackBerry Q10 Available from Sprint Starting August 30

Sprint has announced its plans to offer the BlackBerry Q10 handset by the end of this week, starting on August 30.

Instagram Acquires Luma in Bid to Increase Video Quality

Instagram has acquired camera app Luma, gaining access to technology that could improve the company's competitive standing vs. Vine by increasing video quality.

Sony Honami Appears in Official Sony Teaser

Sony released an official trailer for its upcoming Honami handset confirming the that the device will sport a G-branded camera lens and LED flash.

Nokia Lumia 925 Coming to AT&T September 13

The Nokia Lumia 925, previously a T-Mobile exclusive, will be arriving on AT&T's networks on September 13, with pre-orders beginning tomorrow.

Verizon Confirms Moto X August 29 Release Date

Verizon Wireless confirms that it will begin offering the Moto X online starting on August 29 for $200 with a two-year contract.

Image Leak Reveals Motorola Droid 5

Motorola's upcoming Droid 5 handset was exposed in leaked images that surfaced on Chinese social networking site Sina Weibo.

ZTE Open Review: Bang for Your Buck?

There's no doubt about it: the ZTE Open, one of the first commercial Firefox OS phones, is a very affordable phone. The question is, is it cheap in every sense[...]

ZTE Open

The ZTE Open is one of the first commercial Firefox OS handsets and sports a 3.5-inch screen, a 1 GHz processor, and a 3-megapixel camera. It is available unlocked for[...]

Google Nexus 4 Price Gets Slashed

Google is dropping the price of the Nexus 4 by $100, offering the 8GB model for $200 and the 16GB variant for $250.

Nintendo Announces 2DS Inexpensive Gaming Handheld

Nintendo announces the 2DS handheld system, an affordable 3DS variant that will be released in mid Oct. for a surprisingly low price.

HTC Reportedly Working on China-Specific Mobile OS

HTC is reportedly working on a new mobile operating system targeted specifically for the Chinese smartphone market.

Nokia’s Lumia 1520 Possibly Revealed in Image Leak

Nokia's long-rumored phablet has possibly been spotted in the wild thanks to a recent image leak.

Motorola’s Moto X Now Available on Verizon’s Website

Motorola's flagship handset is now available for purchase on Verizon's website for $200 with a two-year contract.

HTC One Max’s Fingerprint Scanner Spotted in Leaked Photos

Rumors that HTC will include a built-in fingerprint scanner in the HTC One Max have been bolstered by images detailing the device.

BBM Release for iPhone and Android May Finally Be Getting Close

Blackberry has redesigned its BBM webpage, hinting that the service will be making its way onto Android and iPhone devices soon.

iPhone Trade-in Program Now Available at Apple Retailers

Apple has officially started its trade-in program at its retail locations, offering gift cards to users trading in their old iPhones.

Samsung Galaxy Note III and Sony Z1 ‘Honami’ to be Released on Three UK in September

A recently leaked roadmap for Three UK indicates that the UK carrier will be launching the Samsung Galaxy Note and the Sony Z1 "Honami" in September.