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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: December 4, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: December 4, 2012

This morning we're seeing the Nexus re-approach in the form of a Nexus 7 subsidized by a newspaper as well as a fresh Nexus 4 stock for the UK. The AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III will be getting Android 4.1 Jelly Bean this week via Kies - see how right this minute! Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for Android and iOS has been teased once more, with full-on screenshots for your chomping-on.

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AT&T Galaxy S III gets official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update

AT&T Galaxy S III gets official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update

AT&T has released Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for Samsung's Galaxy S III, bringing the smartphone up to date with Swype, the new blocking mode, and other changes. Released via Samsung's Kies app, rather than as an OTA update, the much-anticipated software release also includes the Music Hub and tweaks to Facebook support on the phone, though any aesthetic changes are primarily masked by TouchWiz.

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Motorola DROID RAZR HD, MAXX HD Jelly Bean update rolling out now

Motorola DROID RAZR HD, MAXX HD Jelly Bean update rolling out now

Keeping up with their promise from Friday, Motorola and Verizon have begun rolling out the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the DROID RAZR HD and the DROID RAZR MAXX HD. Over-the-air update notifications are slowly hitting users' devices, and new RAZR owners will finally be able to experience Project Butter, Google Now, and ISIS enhancements.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 30, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 30, 2012

Welcome to Friday evening everyone! Not only is this the beginning of the weekend, but it's also the last day of November. Tomorrow December begins, and the holiday rush will soon be in full swing. How about we all prepare with a recap of the news from the final day of the month? Today Verizon announced that it will soon be sending out Jelly Bean updates to the Motorola DROID RAZR HD and the RAZR MAXX HD, so if you own one of those phones, be on the lookout for an update next week. Apple launched its new iMac today, and we learned that the company will be bringing the iPad Mini to China on December 6, with the iPhone 5 to follow a week after.

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Motorola DROID RAZR HD, MAXX HD to get Jelly Bean next week

Motorola DROID RAZR HD, MAXX HD to get Jelly Bean next week

This isn't the first time we're hearing about a Jelly Bean update for the DROID RAZR HD series, but Verizon has announced today that Motorola's newest RAZR devices will receive Android 4.1 Jelly Bean starting next week. The rollout will happen in phases, so if you don't see your update the same time as someone else, be patient.

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Nexus 4 T-Mobile Review

Nexus 4 T-Mobile Review

The difference between the Google Play Nexus 4 and the T-Mobile Nexus 4 is neither in the hardware nor in the software, but in the cost and agreement you'll be making with T-Mobile - but that doesn't mean we can't give some more time to Google's own smartphone hero for Android 4.2 Jelly Bean - for science! First be sure to take a peek at our original full Nexus 4 review as done by our own Vincent Nguyen, then have another dive in with the slight differences between it and the T-Mobile edition - must be something for the massive difference in price, right?

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Nexus 7 and HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus get Android 4.2.1 update

Nexus 7 and HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus get Android 4.2.1 update

This morning, Google began rolling out the Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean update for the LG Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 devices. A few hours later, an update for the Nexus 7 joined into the mix, and now, finally, an update has also been pushed out for the HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus. The update isn't huge, and brings with it some minor changes and fixes.

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Galaxy Note II glows powerful in massive water art project

Galaxy Note II glows powerful in massive water art project

It's time to bust out the fabulously gigantic smartphone known as the Samsung Galaxy Note II to bring on a rather impressive bit of interactive water art. Artists and designers at Steak Studio have used the Galaxy Note II and its build-in S-Pen to create a pool of water that blasts forth waves wirelessly, showing all manner of designs in the wetness. This project took 10 days to create and was made to cross-promote Samsung's device and the group that's working with it to create beautiful splashing letterforms.

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Nexus 4 Google Play Store availability returns this afternoon

Nexus 4 Google Play Store availability returns this afternoon

This afternoon you'll find yourself once again racing against the masses to grab that one single perfect next-level smartphone: the LG Nexus 4. This device has been available previously on the Google Play store but was sold out in a matter of hours, while the T-Mobile edition (ever so slightly different in its software build) is also either up for sale right this moment (if you're lucky) or will be again later this afternoon. Those of you looking for the unlocked model will be able to pick it up from either source, but the T-Mobile unlocked version (exactly the same as the Google Play store version) will cost you $150 USD more - so good luck with Google Play!

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HTC One X Jelly Bean 4.1 update rolling out globally

HTC One X Jelly Bean 4.1 update rolling out globally

HTC stated in a press release on October 2 that both One X and One S users would receive an update during that month to Android 4.1. Although One S users weren't so lucky, select One X users did see the upgrade, with consumers in both Singapore and Taiwan successfully upgrading. Now other One X users can rejoice, because it appears the update is being rolled out globally.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE gets Jelly Bean plus VoLTE

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE gets Jelly Bean plus VoLTE

Samsung has begun pushing out Jelly Bean for the Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE, the 4G-enabled version of its stylus-toting tablet, complete with simultaneous voice and data support over LTE. The new update - which will initially be pushed out across three South Korean carriers - adds VoLTE support to the tablet, in addition to the niceties the newer version of Android delivers, and Samsung's own tweaks such as Multi-Window.

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LG F240K smartphone shows up in GLBenchmark with 1080p display

LG F240K smartphone shows up in GLBenchmark with 1080p display

With the world currently going crazy over smartphones with high-definition displays, it's no wonder that manufacturers all want a slice of the high-end pie. We're seeing it with HTC's latest, the DROID DNA, and a new GLBenchmark listing suggests that it won't be long before LG has a 1080p smartphone of its own to offer consumers. Benchmarks for a new phone called the LG F240K have appeared, and if the results are anything to go on, this is going to be one nice smartphone.

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