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Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 revealed: tougher, faster, stronger

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 revealed: tougher, faster, stronger

There's always a market for rugged phones that are dust- and water-resistant. Whether you're a construction worker or maybe you just have a tendency to drop your phone a lot, there seems to always be a need for tougher phones. The Xcover is Samsung's own rugged phone, and it turns out that the sequel, the Xcover 2, has made an appearance.

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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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Samsung SCH-I425 shows up in benchmarks, could be Stratosphere III

Samsung SCH-I425 shows up in benchmarks, could be Stratosphere III

It seems that every other day a mysterious Samsung device passes through GLBenchmark, and today is no different. Today a listing for the Samsung SCH-I425 popped up in GLBenchmark's database, leaving many to speculate what this new handset is. While there isn't too much the benchmark results tell us, there is a little bit of information we can take away from them.

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Nexus 4 getting Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update in select countries

Nexus 4 getting Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update in select countries

The Nexus 4 from LG and Google was officially upgraded to Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean back in November, but it looks like another incremental update to Google's latest mobile operating system is making its way into the wild. Android 4.2.2 was caught running on a Nexus 4 earlier today, and it's said to be rolling out in Brazil and Malaysia right now.

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ViewSonic VSD240 24-inch Smart Display Hands-on

ViewSonic VSD240 24-inch Smart Display Hands-on

We got the opportunity to take a peek at the ViewSonic VSD240 24-inch Smart Display, what's essentially an oversized tablet on a stand working with an NVIDIA processor inside. This machine works with a full touch display attached to an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor with 4-PLUS-1 technology. You'll be working with HDMI via MHL, full-sized USB, and Bluetooth connectivity as well.

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Archos announces Titanium tablet lineup with Jelly Bean starting at $119

Archos announces Titanium tablet lineup with Jelly Bean starting at $119

The folks from Archos revealed their new 97 Titanium tablet back in December with a Retina-like display and Jelly Bean for a low price, and today they've added three new tablets to the lineup. Here at CES the Archos crew just unveiled three new tablets will join their Titanium offering.

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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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E FUN Nextbook tablets announced, packs Jelly Bean and dual-core CPU

E FUN Nextbook tablets announced, packs Jelly Bean and dual-core CPU

While you may not have heard of a company called E FUN, they're attempting to gather up some steam for CES 2013 and make a little noise. The company has announced a couple of new slates running on the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, and the company plans to show them off on the show floor this year. They announced the 7-inch Nextbook 7GP and the 8-inch GP8.

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