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    So far, Windows Phone has done an admirable job at avoiding temptations to get caught up in the hardware spec rat race, as so many Android OEMs do. WP hardware may not have the highest-end components around, but darn it – it gets the job done. Still, while the platform may not be racing to adopt the bleeding edge, it does need to modernize itself from time to time – just look at the addition of 720p support last year. We've already heard rumors that 1080p could be in the platform's future, along with support for new SoCs to help drive all those pixels. The latter's where our interest ...

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    So far, if you've wanted a Samsung Galaxy S 4, that's meant the choice between a phone running an Exynos 5 Octa and a Snapdragon 600. That Exynos chip may still be the top dog in Samsung's SoC family, but the 600 is about to give way to the Snapdragon 800 this summer. Rather than letting that new chip only power brand new phones, we're wondering if Samsung could be planning to release new GS4 models with Snapdragon 800s at their core, after seeing a few phones with that chip get their DLNA certifications. Three SHV-E330 variants – the SHV-E330L, K, and S – show up in DLNA paperwork ...

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    At Pocketnow, we have a responsibility to try the new, the fresh, and the weird - and that latter swamp is exactly the one Managing Editor Anton D. Nagy waded into with his recent review of the ASUS Fonepad - the tablet with an earpiece. Or the phone with a tablet screen. Whatever you want to call it, we've covered it - and Tony has some thoughts about using a seven-inch smartphone in this edition of one of your favorite tech podcasts. After we clear the giant-phone convo, we've got more to say. Lots more. And, doubtless to the relief of thousands, very little of it involves Samsung's ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the ASUS Fonepad and our coverage of the device. Then we go through Windows Phone and some revealing stats from a recent poll in the United States. Google is next as we cover the news regarding the Play Store's new app update policies. We later talk about Qualcomm's plans to begin deploying the Snapdragon 800 processor and what this means for the mobile industry. We end today's show talking about Samsung's plans to bring us the Galaxy S 4 Active, a ruggedized version of their new flagship. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ASUS ...

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