Galaxy Nexus was just the start: Verizon “end of life” comes for many

Yesterday we found out about Verizon's plans to stop offering the original Galaxy Nexus, but things are far worse than we feared. It turns out Verizon is discontinuing a number of handsets, with the apparent goal of letting stock dry up over the next few months. Some of the handsets Verizon is discontinuing are a little on the old side these days, while others might be getting phased out in anticipation of a successor.

Samsung Galaxy S IV spotted: AT&T may have first pick

Well, this is interesting: it would appear that Samsung is working on a new full HD smartphone for AT&T. Blog of Mobile has uncovered a new User Agent Profile for a phone with the model number "SGH-I337" hiding on Samsung's website. The phone is headed to AT&T, and it could just be the carrier's version of the highly anticipated Galaxy S IV.

Samsung recommended more than Apple by UK retailers

Given the steep cost of a new smartphone, picking one that's perfect for you can be a pretty daunting task. We often turn to retailer employees when it comes time to pick a new handset, asking them for suggestions about which phone would be ideal for our lives. As it turns out, employees at some of the biggest phone retailers in the UK seem to suggest Samsung handsets over Apple's iPhone line more often.

NVIDIA white-label tablets and smartphones could increase competition

We often knock the lesser known device makers. These products often have an attractive looking price and on paper they may seem attractive. But that being the case, they are often not nearly as nice as the devices from the larger players. Simply put, the build quality often drops off once you enter the realm of budget priced devices. That being said though, things could soon change a little bit.

Android, Apple took more than 90% market share in Q4 2012

Q4 2012 was another bang up quarter for the likes of Android and Apple, with the two taking 92% of the smartphone shipments made worldwide during the quarter for themselves. That doesn't leave much space for the other mobiles operating systems of the world, a trend that has been continuing for quite some time. These new numbers come from Strategy Analytics, which also says that smartphone sales were up year-over-year.
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