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SwiftKey 3.0.1 update brings Google Voice Dictation

SwiftKey 3.0.1 update brings Google Voice Dictation

It's time for the 3.0.1 update to SwiftKey, one of the most in-depth 3rd party onscreen keyboards available for Android right this minute. This update takes the 3.0 update and adds several boosts to already existing features such as Smart Space - where before you were only getting spaces without tapping the space bar if you had everything spelled correctly, now there's two-word corrections and spacing as well. This update also changes out SwiftKey's voice recognition for the official Android Ice Cream Sandwich / Jelly Bean voice input from Google.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 vs iPad 3rd Gen

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 vs iPad 3rd Gen

This week Samsung is officially presenting their final release version of the Galaxy Note 10.1, a tablet which brings a unique battle to Apple's iPad. The newest version of the iPad is the 3rd generation of said device, it toting one massive battery, a "retina" quality display, and a classic minimalistic design. The Galaxy Note 10.1 brings with it an "S-Pen" stylus tool which docks with the device itself, an IR-blaster to connect with your HDTV, and front-facing speakers for fabulous all-in-one entertainment.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 USA Review

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 USA Review

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has reached the states with a collection of features and applicability for it's built-in S-Pen that the smaller Galaxy Note will be proud of. For those of you working with the Samsung Galaxy S III, this device continues the next-level connections the manufacturer has set up with AllShare. For those of you looking to upgrade from the original Galaxy Tab 10.1 with more power and better entertainment abilities, your prayers have been answered.

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HTC One X 4.0.4 update rolling out today

HTC One X 4.0.4 update rolling out today

The HTC One X shipped with Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, but the company has finally gotten around to updating Android to version 4.0.4. An OTA update will be rolling out to the international version of the HTC One X starting today, which includes several new features and overall tweaks to the operating system. In addition, HTC will be tweaking Sense, most notably the remapping of the multitasking key.

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Worldwide Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 sales this month; LTE in pipeline

Worldwide Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 sales this month; LTE in pipeline

Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy Note 10.1, the company's 10.1-inch pen-enabled Android tablet, will go on sale globally this month, with an LTE version following on later in 2012. The slate, announced back at Mobile World Congress in February, will initially be offered in WiFi-only and HSPA+ forms, each with a 1.4GHz quadcore processor, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and support for Samsung's new Learning Hub with stylus-aware education tools. However, the company also expects the Note 10.1 to be popular in business and among artists.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 7.0 Plus get Ice Cream Sandwich

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 7.0 Plus get Ice Cream Sandwich

It's going to be a rather fun weekend for those of you that own a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 or Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus as the manufacturer has officially started sending out the Android software update to 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. This update will bring the wi-fi versions of the tablets an upgrade to additional functionality that includes notifications menu features, Face Unlock, and a massive set of bug fixes as well. User will be able to grab this update via Samsung KIES software on their home PC.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 2, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 2, 2012

Well folks, the end of Thursday is nearly upon us, which means we'll be kicking off the weekend soon. Today brought quite a bit more news about the Apple vs. Samsung trial than yesterday did, with Samsung's lawyer fighting back against allegations made by Apple's counsel. Things aren't looking too good for Samsung though, as it appears that Judge Lucy Koh has thrown out quite a bit of the company's evidence, and now Apple is requesting sanctions that uphold its patents based on yesterday's evidence leak. The upside to all of this, however, is that we got another peek at an early iPhone prototype today, so be sure to check that one out.

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Ice Cream Sandwich grows 50% in latest Android platform stats

Ice Cream Sandwich grows 50% in latest Android platform stats

Google has released the latest breakdown of Android versions, with Ice Cream Sandwich continuing its slow penetration into handsets while Jelly Bean remains fledgling at best. The figures, based on active Android devices using the Play store within the past two weeks, confirm that 2.3 Gingerbread remains the most commonly used version of the open-source OS, with over 60-percent of installs.

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US Cellular brings Motorola Electrify 2 and Defy XT to the hardcore public

US Cellular brings Motorola Electrify 2 and Defy XT to the hardcore public

It's time to get hardcore on the Motorola tip with your favorite 5th-place carrier in the United States, US Cellular. There are two new devices being revealed this week, the first being the Electrify 2, a Motorola device that takes everything that's great about Motorola's newest line of RAZR and ATRIX devices and puts it in a slightly different casing. The second device is a rough-and-tumble smartphone by the name of Defy XT, another Motorola smartphone that looks rather similar to the Defy, a Motorola smartphone sold by T-Mobile.

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