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Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Samsung Galaxy S3 Update Arriving This Month

Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Samsung Galaxy S3 Update Arriving This Month The long anticipated and frequently rumored Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S3 will finally be made available to Galaxy S3 owners in July 2013 after initial reports of it being delayed, at least that is what the folks over at Gotta Be Mobile have reported. Are you stoked yet with this piece of news? I am sure that some of you out there have already decided to literally take things into your own hands with the leaked Android...

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Rumor: HTC M8 coming in 2014, HTC One refresh later this year, and plastic One to replace Butterfly

Rumor: HTC M8 coming in 2014, HTC One refresh later this year, and plastic One to replace Butterfly A new batch of HTC One-related rumors supposedly reveal some of the company’s plans for the following months and next year, with a variety of One models being reportedly in the works.Let’s take a look at them chronologically, at least according to what Pocket-lint has learned from sources familiar with HTC’s plans.Refreshed HTC One in 2013Apparently HTC may be considering launching a refreshed HTC One model later this year, a device that co...

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Sony sends out invites to its press conference at IFA 2013. Is Sony bringing the Honami with it?

Sony sends out invites to its press conference at IFA 2013. Is Sony bringing the Honami with it? Sony has been very busy this year in both the smartphone and tablet markets, hoping to recapture its former glory. Now Sony is starting to send out invitations for its press event at IFA 2013 on September 4 (2 days before the official event begins).Remember how Sony had an event in Paris earlier in the month, and we were all adamant that the Honami (Xperia i1) would be announced at the event. Well that event came and went, and we were still witho...

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Watch out Samsung, Motorola can spend half a billion to market the Moto X

Watch out Samsung, Motorola can spend half a billion to market the Moto X Ricardo Bilton/VentureBeat To be successful in the smartphone business, it’s not enough to make the best hardware or the prettiest looking device. Marketing is just as important, and, some say, the biggest factor that decides the ultimate fate of a product. The living proofs are Samsung and Apple, the two behemoths of the smartphone industry and the only two companies to actually make meaningful profits out of it, which both spend lavishly on ...

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New Motorola DROIDs bound for Verizon leak in all their glory

New Motorola DROIDs bound for Verizon leak in all their glory How is it, like clockwork, photos of unreleased Motorola phones leak weeks before their official unveiling? Whatever the means, we’re grateful the folks at @evleaks were able to get their hands on press images of Moto’s refreshed Verizon DROID trifecta. The left-most phone is the Droid Mini, the center the Droid Ultra, and the right-most phone the Droid MAXX.Judging solely by their respective exteriors, the new DROIDs don’t seem all that di...

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“Value Pack” update rolling out to AT&T Optimus G Pro customers

“Value Pack” update rolling out to AT&T Optimus G Pro customers The LG Optimus G Pro is a brilliant smartphone, and if there’s one thing we as consumers love to see, it’s updates to make our smartphones even more brilliant. Originally announced in March, LG has now begun rolling out the “Value Pack” to AT&T customers.The update is still Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, so no change in the Android version, however, it offers new features like:Dual Camera: The Optimus G Pro already has the ability to recor...

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LG outs world’s thinnest full HD LCD panel, basically confirms display on LG G2

LG outs world’s thinnest full HD LCD panel, basically confirms display on LG G2 The LG G2, also known as the LG Optimus G2, is one of the more anticipated smartphones coming out in the second half of 2013. So far the rumors are plentiful but not much has been set in stone yet. This may have changed as LG recently sent out a press release for a full HD smartphone panel. Given that the LG G2 is the next big thing coming out of LG, it’s not a giant leap in logic to guess that this state of the art HD smartphone panel is ...

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Chromebooks comprise about 25% of sub-$300 PC sales

Chromebooks comprise about 25% of sub-$300 PC sales While the PC market shrinks, Chromebooks continue to defy the trend. Whereas the ubiquitous Samsung Chromebook has dominated Amazon for some time, Chromebooks have now also taken about a quarter of the sub-$300 PC category.As a Chromebook daily driver, I’m not surprised. The devices are wonderful; lightweight machines that will fit the needs of many. As Chrome OS continues to grow, so will the market share of Chromebooks. The richer the environ...

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High-end device, low-end price: the race to the middle

High-end device, low-end price: the race to the middle With so much going on in the world of Android, it’s often hard to sleep  at night. Lovers of mobile tech around the world, with visions of even better devices, dancing in their heads. And why not? There is not a single other industry that is as intensely competitive, that yields massively improved technology each and every year.Anyway, I digress.Cannacord Genuity’s Mike Walkey recently released some findings that led him to alter up ...

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LTE-packing Sony Xperia Z arrives in the United States, exclusively through T-Mobile

LTE-packing Sony Xperia Z arrives in the United States, exclusively through T-Mobile The Sony Xperia Z is not only a sexy handset, but it also has reasonably powerful hardware and excellent water and dust-resistant capabilities. Unfortunately, the phone hasn’t exactly made a major impact on the U.S. market, largely because the only way to get the phone is to buy the non-LTE version directly from Sony. The good news is that this changes starting today.Sony is now offering the handset with T-Mobile 4G LTE support for $579.99 ...

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Phone upgrades up to twice a year? That’s exactly what you get with T-Mobile’s new JUMP program

Phone upgrades up to twice a year? That’s exactly what you get with T-Mobile’s new JUMP program Twenty-four whole months just to get your hands on a new handset? That’s not exactly an ideal situation considering the speed at which mobile phones evolve, but it seems to be the industry standard in the United States. The good news is that one of the major carriers is looking to do away with this standard and instead give us more options.As you probably know already, T-Mobile recently changed things up with its “uncarrier’ approach, doing...

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Leaked document shows Sprint may be changing up their ‘Everything’ plans

Leaked document shows Sprint may be changing up their ‘Everything’ plans Many considered simplicity to be Sprint’s one redeeming quality, but that could be changing. Phone Arena has been tipped that Sprint may soon be changing things up a bit, offering more variety in their plan structure. The picture, which you’ll see below, outlines a few new options for Sprint customers.These new plans position Sprint closer to “traditional” carrier pricing and plan structure.The plan options are nicely structured, but we w...

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Facebook Home and App Get an Update

Facebook Home and App Get an Update Facebook has made some much needed improvements to its Facebook Home Launcher and also to its normal Facebook application. One of the main updates to the Facebook home launcher is the ability to access folders. This is one of the features that users have requested the most since the launch of the heavily criticised launcher a few months ago. Facebook has been introducing some improvements for its Android apps / ...

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iPhone 5 found to be most hated handset

iPhone 5 found to be most hated handset The iPhone 5 has been suprisingly panned by users according to a recent survey of social networks. About 20% of iPhone users where critical about Apple's flagship handset due to it being deemed too similar to previous iPhone models, the inaccuracy of Apple's new mapping application and also because of the introduction of a new power socket which has rendered previous models obsolete. Meanwhile on the other end of the spectrum, the Samsu...

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Smartypants! 5 Free Apps to get you Smarter.

Smartypants! 5 Free Apps to get you Smarter. Ok, so depending on who you listen to (developers or scientists) you may think Brain Age added twenty years of youthful pep to your ol' gray matter or you may think it's all bollocks. Either way, there are plenty of apps out there to make you a smarter, more well-rounded person, if not exactly a Mensa Olympian. Get all kinds of Billy Madison with apps to make you smarter. / ...

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Samsung and HTC may be supporting ZigBee home automation

Samsung and HTC may be supporting ZigBee home automation Home automation sounds sublime; everything we want, at the push of a button. Whether at home or away, we could control the lights, set the temperature, and who knows how many other household tasks can be accomplished remotely.ZigBee or not, an industry standard moving forward would be ideal.The problem? We don’t have a unified service. Samsung appliances and phones have that ability, but then you’ve got to outfit your home in Samsung. That’...

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Google fixes "Master Key" Exploit

Google fixes "Master Key" Exploit If you own an Android device, you most like have heard about the security exploit discovered last week by Bluebox Security that affects almost all Android users. Samsung has already issues a fix for its Galaxy S4 device, but that is one device among the countless number out there and the exploit is capable of affecting versions of Android from 1.6 to 4.2.2. Thankfully, Google has stepped up to the plate and leaked the security hole….and no...

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Google shuts Latitude down

Google shuts Latitude down Remember that infographic we showed you a little while ago about shuttered Google services? Break out a sharpie, because Latitude is going on that list. Starting in August, the location sharing service will be dropped from Maps.This change is effective because Maps is seeing an update. With the new interface and features of Maps, Latitude just didn’t have a place. Instead, there will be social functionality, and users can check in on Google+ fo...

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HTC One is actually easy to open with a special tool, says HTC lead designer

HTC One is actually easy to open with a special tool, says HTC lead designer Back in March, iFixit went to work on taking the HTC One apart to give us all a better look at the phone’s insides and determine how easy (or hard) the phone would be to repair. The verdict? Just 1/10 – with 1 being ultra hard and 10 being easy as pie.The reason for the low score is that the HTC One is very hard to open without damaging the rear case. The good news is that the phone might be hard for everyday users to take apart, but HTC ...

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Let's Break Stuff! A good stress reliever!

Let's Break Stuff! A good stress reliever! Life can sometimes be very stressful and there is more than one cure to beat stress. One of these is the app called Let's Break Stuff! To see whether it really works will be explained in today's app test review.(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.) ...read more Via: Android Pit...

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AT&T asks us to “get ready for what’s next in wireless” on July 16th

AT&T asks us to “get ready for what’s next in wireless” on July 16th In just a few hours T-Mobile will take the stage in New York City to discuss some of its “boldest moves yet”. Not to be outdone, AT&T is now sending out a teaser for an announcement on July 16th, asking us to “prepare for what’s next in wireless”. Similar to T-Mobile’s event, we really don’t know for sure what to expect from AT&T, but we can certainly speculate.The announcement could be as simple as unveiling a few excl...

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Droid Ultra release set for August 8, purported ad storyboard says

Droid Ultra release set for August 8, purported ad storyboard says After seeing the Droid Maxx detailed in a purported ad storyboard earlier today, a similar image for the Droid Ultra suggests that the phone could be launched on August 8.While the Droid Maxx’s storyboard revealed it could offer 48 hours of battery life, the Droid Ultra ad seems to focus on the phone’s durability.According to the image, the phone will pack a Gorilla Glass screen and a Kevlar case – not that we’re surprised to hear that so...

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20nm ARM processors could be 30% faster, pushing for the 3GHz mark

20nm ARM processors could be 30% faster, pushing for the 3GHz mark Credit: Extremetech Semi-conductor manufacturing firms TSMC and Globalfoundries are both expected to have their 20nm mobile chip foundries up and running by 2014, which means that a new wave of faster and more energy efficient ARM processors should be heading our way sometime next year.According to TSMC, the shrink down to 20nm could see clock for clock performance improvements of up to 30 percent and a decrease in energy consumption of 25 perce...

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Jelly Bean has trumped Gingerbread. Time for Key Lime Pie?

Jelly Bean has trumped Gingerbread. Time for Key Lime Pie? Every now and then Google publishes some statistics on the usage of Android. Most notably, what version of the operating system its users are running. The most recent data was collected over a 14 day period and Google has released the information! ...

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Samsung showcases new video on wearable computing

Samsung showcases new video on wearable computing The technology of portable computing has definitely been picking up the pace over the last year. Google Glass made its debut to the participants who were selected and who had the cash to get in on the action. Pebble Smart watches are hitting the streets and are trickling into retail stores. Even Apple is rumored to start getting in on the action. It didn't take long for Samsung to note the apparent trend and put out their own ideas in the form o...

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HTC One gets Android 4.2.2: new functions & improvements on board

HTC One gets Android 4.2.2: new functions & improvements on board HTC is in the process of distributing the Android 4.2.2 update for the HTC One in Europe, much to the disappointment of many in North America. The beginning of the mass distribution of this new firmware has already arrived for many HTC One's in Germany and luckily, ours at AndroidPIT got the new make-over as well. Though it will likely take a while for all HTC One owners to receive the update, we have already had the chance to check it out a...

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Samsung looking to supply chips to Amazon, NVIDIA and Sony

Samsung looking to supply chips to Amazon, NVIDIA and Sony According to industry sources, Amazon, NVIDIA, and Sony are emerging as potential new clients for Samsung’s semiconductor business. Samsung could certainly do with finding some new buyers for its chips, as the company not too long ago lost its smartphone rival Apple as one of its key buyers.Samsung and Apple have an agreement whereby Samsung will supply various components until the end of 2014. Importantly though, under the deal, Samsung will m...

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Korean report: “Nexus 5” to be based on LG G2, to come in early October with Android 5

Korean report: “Nexus 5” to be based on LG G2, to come in early October with Android 5 It’s looking more and more likely that the next Nexus smartphone will be manufactured by LG. The latest report that supports this prediction emerged today on the Korean tech site Daum.If the report is accurate, the successor to the Nexus 4 is currently being developed based on the hardware platform of the LG G2, the follow up to the Optimus G.The device is reportedly going to be launched in early October and will come with a new version of Andr...

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