Posts tagged with: Android 4.0
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    The Samsung Galaxy Note will soon turn one-year old and the internet is already burning because of all the Samsung Galaxy Note II rumors. However, this should't stop Samsung and T-Mobile fans from being excited over the Galaxy Note and its appearance on Magenta. It's been rumored (and expected) for quite some time and last we heard it received its FCC certification. The image above and the one below are reportedly official press renders of the T-Mobile variant. As you can see, it's nothing out of the ordinary (still following the Galaxy S II guidelines in terms of removing the home button ...

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    No one can really question the success of the Galaxy series of smartphones from Samsung. Numbers represent an ever-growing tendency from the initial Galaxy S to the Galaxy S II (and Galaxy Note). The South Korean company is determined to capitalize on that buzz as it expects record sales for its current flagship, the Galaxy S III. JK Shin, head of telecommunications at Samsung, expects more than ten million Galaxy S III units sold in July, Reuters reports. While it isn't clear what the wording "cumulative sales" is referring to (sales to customers, sales to retailers, sales to carriers, or ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy S III is without a doubt one of the most (if not the most) popular Android smartphone of the moment and the International version has been already rooted with CyanogenMod 9 Nightlies available for the power users. However, users in the U.S., especially subscribers to one of the carriers that have the phone in their line-up can now also join the root party. The Samsung Galaxy S III on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile has been rooted. The procedure is pretty much the same, including the use of Odin and flashing ClockworkMod but for specific files and instructions for each ...

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    Last we heard about the official Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Veriz0n Motorola Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX, it was with the occasion the carrier sent out notifications to users that the refresh is going to land soon, without giving out specific details or an ETA. However, both the Motorola and the Verizon websites seem to indicate that the update is a go. As you can check for yourselves at the source links below, you can see introductions to Android 4.0, instructions as well as descriptions of what you can expect. There is no official wording (yet) in the shape of a press release ...

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    At MWC HTC introduced it's new generation of Android phones, the One family, out of which the flagship was the One X, packing a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 SoC. Unfortunately, due to chip restrictions, LTE was only possible with the price of downgrading the processor to a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon chip, which was often as fast as the quad-core chip. The rumor mill never stops though and, since it is in motion, brings us a report concerning a future possible HTC One XXL which would bring the best of both worlds. Not only it will pack LTE functionality but it will also feature a Qualcomm ...

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    After publishing the source yesterday for the AT&T and T-Mobile variants of the Galaxy S III, Samsung is now also pushing out the kernel for the Sprint flavor of the phone. It is available in the Samsung Open Source Release Center at the source link below for everyone to grab and dismantle. With three out of four already published, we are waiting for the Verizon Galaxy S III source to be published too. And, while we wait for the phones, we can sit back and let the developers do their thing with all the bits and pieces for us to flash, test and feed our addiction. Source: Samsung Open ...

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    Opposed to the International Samsung Galaxy S III which packs a quad-core Exynos SoC, the American variants -- including the AT&T and T-Mobile versions we're referring to here -- pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core SoC but an additional gigabyte of RAM. You could see an initial face-off between them just a couple of hours ago and, at a first glance, there is no real difference between the phones. Samsung has made the source codes for the AT&T and T-Mobile variants public. This means that, from this point on, we can count down the days until super fast custom ROMs and ...

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    You might know Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. as Foxconn, the company that produces Apple's iPhones, iPads and some other great products like Microsoft's Xbox or Sony's PlayStation. In a recent annual shareholder's meeting, Chairman Terry Gou told China Times, without bothering to dress it up a bit, that consumers would better "wait for the launch of the iPhone 5" because "the new model will put Samsung's Galaxy III to shame". Tough words in a world of tough competition. We've heard several rumors about the hardware on the iPhone 5, an elongated and thinner casing, widescreen display and, ...

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    We knew that the Samsung Galaxy S III is the hottest device at the moment (now in the U.S. too) but we didn't think of it literally, like this unique specimen for instance, pictured above. It is apparently the International version of the Galaxy S III and it reportedly ended up in this stage while in an in-car holster. It got sent back to the manufacturer for investigations and Samsung said: "Samsung is aware of this issue and will begin investigating as soon as we receive the specific product in question. Once the investigation is complete, we will be able to provide further details on ...

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    More than three months ago Samsung decided to roll out the official Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Samsung Galaxy S II and, at that time, many owners of 2011 Samsung Galaxy tablets were hoping to see the same for their devices. That didn't happen but according to recent reports the Android 4.0 refresh will soon (finally) be pushed out. If you have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, 8.9, 7.7 or Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, you should expect the process to start next month. However, the report claims that most of the updates are planned for August. No cool, Samsung! Aside from the platform refresh there ...

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    If you tend to believe the latest rumors and reports than you can take it for granted that Google's alleged Nexus tablet, made in collaboration with Asus, will indeed be unveiled at the upcoming Google I/O -- happening between June 27 and 29 at San Francisco's Moscone Center. Manufactured by Quanta, the Nexus tablet will reportedly wear a price tag of $199, according to "sources from upstream component makers". Not only that, but the seven-incher will reportedly go on sale in July with expected sales of three million units in the second half of the year. According to DigiTimes, Asustek ...

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    We've heard about the Oppo Finder and how it dethroned the Huawei Ascend P1 S in terms of thickness at the end of last month and now the 6.65mm thin smartphone is available for pre-order at a rather attractive price. If you're in the market for the thinnest, the Oppo Finder is your best bet at the moment, until someone else shaves off a couple of microns. This begs the question, again and again, of when is a smartphone too thin? Following the source link below you can secure a unit for ¥2498 which translates to $393. For the money you get -- once it starts shipping at the beginning of ...

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    ZTE introduced the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich-powered Grand X LTE smartphone which will be available for Asia Pacific and Europe in the third quarter of the year. The company is proudly announcing that the Grand X LTE is ZTE's first single-chip LTE smartphone. The phone packs a Qualcomm MSM8960 chip clocking at 1.5GHz with two cores and an eight-megapixel main camera in addition to the 720p-capable front-facer. The power source is a 1,900mAh battery pack and the speeds advertised for maximum download rate are 100M. Those of you who prefer the button-less approach will probably love ...

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    The Sony Xperia Play ICS story is a sad one not only if you are one of the owners. Everyone was expecting the gaming phone to receive its Android 4.0 update alongside the other 2011 Xperia Models but later on the manufacturer dropped the bomb that there will indeed be no official ICS refresh for the PlayStation phone. However, an Ice Cream Sandwich firmware popped up, certified, over at PTCRB. Does this mean that Sony changed its mind and will indeed push out the refresh? Possible, but unlikely, after such a vehement denial. However, one thing to note is that the firmware was probably ...

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    Even though the internals of the Samsung Galaxy S III offer a great user experience in terms of speed -- and the new TouchWiz UX Nature that Samsung bundled is really lightweight and fast -- some might still prefer a vanilla Android experience on today's best Android smartphone made by the South Korean manufacturer. CyanogenMod 9 Nightlies are now available for the phone. The Nightly build are the latest ones but often contain some bugs; in this case, "FM Radio is currently not supported, using LED flash causes some problems and waking the device up using volume keys might not work ...

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