• Sony Xperia Z1 tipped to sport IR blaster, 32 GB storage in Japan

    For whatever reason, justified or not, it has become common practice to sometimes have variations of the same device model for different countries. While majority of those differences are usually related to network support, it

    September 30, 2013 • Views: 202

  • Google Play Store vending machines hit Japan

    You can get lots of things from vending machines in Japan: tea, snack foods, beer, and now Android Apps. Capitalizing on the popular Japanese method for getting just about anything, Google has released a series of Play Store

    September 30, 2013 • Views: 94

  • HTC Butterfly S official: UltraPixel Camera, BoomSound, 5-inch display

    When the HTC One was introduced not long after the DROID DNA (and the original HTC Butterfly), it seemed as if the larger-display-toting machine would be left in the dust, so to speak. Not so! Here we're seeing HTC upgrade the

    June 19, 2013 • Views: 125

  • Nexus 10 finally launches in Japan Play Store

    Google and Samsung's impressive Nexus 10 tablet has only been available for a few months, but that hasn't been the case for everyone. Sadly those in Japan have been stuck waiting without any realistic option for the slate. The

    February 5, 2013 • Views: 62

  • NEC Medias W dual-screen Jelly Bean smartphone announced

    Today the folks from NEC have announced a brand new smartphone for NTT DoCoMo in Japan, and apparently they feel that two screens are better than one. I'm having Kyocera Echo flashbacks already, and they aren't good. NEC is set

    January 22, 2013 • Views: 106

  • Amazon Android Appstore hits Japan

    Nearly two months ago the folks from Amazon started accepting submissions for their upcoming 3rd party Android Appstore in Japan, and now things are ready to rock. Today Amazon has announced the Appstore has gone live in Japan.

    November 28, 2012 • Views: 58

  • HTC J goes official with WiMAX for Japan

    The death of WiMAX has been greatly exaggerated. Well, maybe not, but there's still a few phones coming out with the wireless standard, all of them apparently from Taiwanese manufacturer HTC. In addition to the HTC EVO V 4G on

    May 15, 2012 • Views: 94

  • Mid-range Sony Xperia Lotus leaked

    In addition to several new models yet to hit the streets or even be officially unveiled, you can add the Sony Xperia ST27 "Lotus". The mid-range phone was spotted in Japan by Blog of Mobile along with a few tepid specifications.

    May 14, 2012 • Views: 70

  • LTE packing Sony Xperia GX and SX head to Japan

    Sony has announced a couple new Android smartphones that are heading to Japan with LTE 4G connectivity onboard. Both of the new phones are in the Xperia line and include the GX and SX. Both smartphones run Android 4.0 ICS and one

    May 9, 2012 • Views: 136

  • Yahoo! Japan launches its own Android browser

    For a company that ostensibly competes directly with Google, Yahoo! is curiously invested in Android - in Japan, at any rate. After launching their own pseudo-app store last year, the web search company has created a custom

    May 4, 2012 • Views: 113