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Samsung Galaxy S IV appears in benchmarks with Exynos 5 OCTA

Samsung Galaxy S IV appears in benchmarks with Exynos 5 OCTA

It's time for Exynos 5 - or at least that's what the benchmark results we're seeing today are saying - ready and willing to roll out on the Samsung Galaxy S IV this Spring. While it may be too much to hope for to see the Samsung Galaxy S IV at Mobile World Congress 2013 next month, we certainly can expect this device (Exynos 5 or no) to be appearing before the end of the Summer. Benchmark results here show the device to be working at 1.8Ghz clock speed per core with Android 4.2.1 right out the box.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and Tab 2 Jelly Bean upgrades bring “Premium” delight

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and Tab 2 Jelly Bean upgrades bring “Premium” delight

This week Samsung will begin rolling out the Premium Suite Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software update to their Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2 tablet devices. This set of feature updates includes enhancements for both devices such as Multi-window, Air View, and Quick Command, while the Galaxy Note 10.1 will be getting a set of features working with its S-Pen specifically. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, of course, also offers a set of its own features from Google, but brings with it here items such as S Voice, Smart Alert, and an enhanced user interface from Samsung as well.

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Carrier-specific Galaxy Nexus’ get Android 4.2.1 update while Verizon lags

Carrier-specific Galaxy Nexus’ get Android 4.2.1 update while Verizon lags

This week it's being made official: every different kind of Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be at or upgraded to Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean+ except for the version with Verizon 4G LTE. The international edition "GT-i9250 "Maguro" was first to be upgraded, not long after the Google Nexus 4 was revealed, while the newest and last version to be upgraded is model SPH-L700 "Toro Plus". This last iteration is the one unit to be released without a SIM card slot and connectivity with 4G LTE in the 1900 MHz band (Band 25).

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Galaxy Note 10.1 Android 4.1.2 updates heading out in US

Galaxy Note 10.1 Android 4.1.2 updates heading out in US

Samsung has already sent out Jelly Bean updates to Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and 7 owners, but today, it's the Galaxy Note 10.1's turn. Samsung has started sending out Galaxy Note 10.1 Jelly Bean updates in the US, and with this updates, Galaxy Note 10.1 users are getting a step up on their Galaxy Tab 2 counterparts. We're talking Android 4.1.2 specifically, which is something Galaxy Tab 2 owners are missing out on for the time being - their update was only to Android 4.1.1.

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YotaPhone hands-on

YotaPhone hands-on

To be completely honest, the YotaPhone is one of devices I've been most looking forward to seeing during Slashgear's stay here at CES 2013. The device was announced last year and was immediately turning heads with its dual-screen setup. Dual-screen phones are nothing new, but the folks at Yota have put their own little spin on the dual-screen setup: instead of offering two LCD screens, the YotaPhone sports an HD LCD display on the front, and an eInk display around the back.

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Huawei announces the Ascend D2 with a 5-inch 1080p display, we go Hands-on

Huawei announces the Ascend D2 with a 5-inch 1080p display, we go Hands-on

Huawei has just unveiled both of their latest and greatest Android smartphones today at CES 2013 here in Viva Las Vegas. First up was the larger than usual Ascend Mate with a 6.1-inch display, but what we have below is their flagship device. The Ascend D2 follows up on its successor with a 5.0-inch 1920 x 1080p true HD display, Jelly Bean and more. Read on for full details.

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