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Samsung Galaxy Note III specifications tip another big boost

Samsung Galaxy Note III specifications tip another big boost

It's not just the Galaxy S4 that's getting attention this week from the tip and leak gods, it's the Samsung Galaxy Note III as well. This week we're to understand that the next-generation Galaxy Note handset will be sporting a 5.9-inch OLED display complete with another next-generation S-Pen ready for futuristic on-screen writing action. This device will also be pushing the Exynos OCTA processor revealed earlier this year during CES 2013.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 screenshots foretell beastly specifications

Samsung Galaxy S4 screenshots foretell beastly specifications

This week the Samsung Galaxy S4 (or Samsung Galaxy S IV, if you prefer) is getting its fair share of pre-release specification leaks, some of them fake, others exceedingly realistic. The one we're about to have a peek at seems to our haggard, weathered eyeballs to be almost surprisingly legitimate - pixel sizes of their screenshots included. With this leak comes a selection of screenshots that include specifications from the app Quick System Info PRO - a free app that'll tell you everything you need to know about your device in a jiffy.

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Samsung to add “Smart Scroll” and “Smart Pause” in upcoming Jelly Bean update

Samsung to add “Smart Scroll” and “Smart Pause” in upcoming Jelly Bean update

We've talked about some of the rumored features coming to the Galaxy S IV in the past, including "Eye Scroll" and "Eye Pause," two features that track your eyes in order to automatically scroll web pages or pause video, respectively. However, in a couple of leaked photos from an Android 4.2.1 update for the Galaxy S III, it looks like the feature will be coming to Samsung's current flagship device under different names.

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Verizon Galaxy Nexus Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update step-by-step

Verizon Galaxy Nexus Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update step-by-step

This week we're seeing the last of the iterations of the so-called Galaxy "Nexus" as it exists on Verizon's 4G LTE network. The Verizon Galaxy Nexus (made by Samsung, mind you) has since birth been plagued with talk of its mudblood-like software from the carrier as Verizon modified its contents past what Google originally intended - thus besmirching the purity of the Nexus smartphone line. Because of this Verizon-specific build, the Galaxy Nexus is last in line to receive the update to Android 4.2.2 - but here it is, ready for action!

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LG Optimus G Pro Photo Tour: Barcelona, MWC 2013

LG Optimus G Pro Photo Tour: Barcelona, MWC 2013

This week we've had the pleasure of working with the brand new LG Optimus G Pro, taking photos as we covered the technology conference known as Mobile World Congress - of the 2013 variety. This device is one that we've now got in our possession still, and we'll be bringing you a review in full in just a few days time. But meanwhile we've taken what LG has been very clear is a proud point for them in this device and put it to the test, right in the thick of thousands and thousands of ravenous mobile lovers in Barcelona, Spain - enjoy.

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Caterpillar B15 rugged smartphone hands-on: surprisingly well balanced

Caterpillar B15 rugged smartphone hands-on: surprisingly well balanced

If you've ever used a "rugged" smartphone or tablet before, you'll be surprised to hear that the newest of these rare unicorns is not slow and stunted like those of the past have been - instead the CAT B15 is a rather well balanced device. We've had a peek at the B15 from CAT (or Caterpillar, however you like), and found it to be both obviously able to withstand a beating and appearing to run as quick in its Android implementation as we'd expect a 2013 device to be.

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Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra hands-on: new world’s slimmest smartphone

Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra hands-on: new world’s slimmest smartphone

This week the folks at Alcatel have revealed several devices, the thinnest of the bunch - and the thinnest in the world - being the One Touch Idol Ultra. This device works with an 8 megapixel camera on the back, a 1.2Ghz dual-core processor, and a 4.7-inch display. The biggest detail lies in the size of the device as a whole though, with a record-breaking 6.45mm thinness.

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Samsung HomeSync brings Android to the big screen

Samsung HomeSync brings Android to the big screen

Samsung HomeSync is a set-top box that will bring the Android experience to your television. The HomeSync device runs on Android Jelly Bean and will let you have access to all of Google's goodies, including the Google Play store, YouTube, movies, books, games and many others all in a full HD 1080p resolution. You can control all of its features wirelessly from your Android device.

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HP Slate 7 hands-on: Beats, Android, and a smooth Red casing

HP Slate 7 hands-on: Beats, Android, and a smooth Red casing

With the HP Slate 7 we once again see the computer manufacturing giant take on the tablet universe, this time with Android onboard. This device has a 7-inch display with 1024 x 600 pixel resolution, a dual-core 1.6GHz Cortex A9 processor, and 1GB of RAM. You'll also find Beats Audio integrated with a selection of audio optimization options as well as two different iterations - one gray, the other as red as the Beats logo itself.

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HP goes Android with the Slate 7 tablet for $169

HP goes Android with the Slate 7 tablet for $169

Today in Barcelona, Spain for Mobile World Congress 2013 the folks from HP have officially announced they'll be entering the Android tablet market. A few weeks back there were rumors regarding a high-end Tegra 4 HP tablet in the works, but instead the company is aiming for the 7-inch budget crowd. Today they detailed the all new HP Slate 7 running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and it will be available in April.

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