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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 4, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 4, 2012

Welcome to Thursday evening everyone - just one more work day to go and then we'll have arrived at the weekend. Today we received a pair of invites from Microsoft - one for a Windows 8 launch event happening on October 25, and another for a Windows Phone 8 event happening on October 29. We also learned today that Samsung intends to update the Galaxy S III to Jelly Bean "soon," but sadly, we still don't have a specific date to speak of. We were also told today that HP will be hiring more than 50 developers to work on Open webOS, which is definitely something to get excited about.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 2, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 2, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening, everyone. The afternoon brought us a number of interesting stories, including brand new shots of what appears to be the long-rumored iPad Mini. Speaking of devices with the word "Mini" in their name, some are thinking that Samsung will announce the Galaxy S III Mini next week after German press invitations suggested something along those lines. iOS 6 adoption has hit 60% of Apple's user base, and we found out today that Motorola has dropped its ITC lawsuit against Apple, but we don't why just yet.

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Samsung Galaxy S III Mini could get a reveal next week

Samsung Galaxy S III Mini could get a reveal next week

It's clear by now that the Galaxy S III is an extremely popular smartphone, so it's no wonder we've been hearing rumors of a new version of the handset - dubbed the Galaxy S III Mini - off and on for a while. Today we're hearing new rumors of such a device, although this time around there's some lovely photographic evidence to go along with it. Samsung has apparently started sending out invitations to an October 11 event in Germany, and with them, the company is teasing something tiny.

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EE puts LTE phones up for sale (sort of): Galaxy Note II LTE incoming

EE puts LTE phones up for sale (sort of): Galaxy Note II LTE incoming

New 4G carrier EE has thrown three of its LTE smartphones up for purchase today, and confirmed the Galaxy Note II LTE is also incoming, though you can't actually use the high-speed data connection yet. The HTC One XL, Samsung Galaxy S III, and Huawei Ascend P1 LTE are all available from today through Orange and T-Mobile UK, though for the moment users will only see 3G data speeds. That will change "in the coming weeks" however, when EE launches LTE service.

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HTC One X+ vs Samsung Galaxy S III battle royale

HTC One X+ vs Samsung Galaxy S III battle royale

If you're heading to your local AT&T quite soon and are planning on specifically hitting up the Android-only universe, you may very well be deciding between the HTC One X+ and the Samsung Galaxy S III as your two possible heroes. What we're going to do here is a quick rundown of what it'll mean for you to own one or the other - and that has to do with more than just specifications. Of course we'll need to start with specifications one way or another, so let's begin with the screen size: 4.7-inches vs 4.8-inches.

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Samsung Galaxy S III sales leap at Apple lawsuit and iPhone 5

Samsung Galaxy S III sales leap at Apple lawsuit and iPhone 5

The Samsung Galaxy S III has been shown this week to have had sales leap upward over the past few weeks at two key timeframes: right around the Apple lawsuit on its manufacturer and right at the announcement of the iPhone 5. It would seem, according to Localytics, that prospective buyers of the Android-laden smartphone have been seeing reason to pick it up each time Apple makes a big move of their own. As Apple set its lawsuit in motion against Samsung and right as the iPhone 5 was revealed in full, the Galaxy S III has had large spikes of adoption with an average 9% increase in owners since August 1st.

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Android remote data-wipe hack still exists: update your software now

Android remote data-wipe hack still exists: update your software now

If you've not heard of the recent discovery of some rather concerning data-wipe vulnerabilities with the Samsung Galaxy S III specifically, it's time to read up - your phone could be hit as well. Developer / researcher Ravi Borgaonkar has found several devices of all kinds to be venerable to the less-than-pleasing way in which hackers may be able to jump right into your device and knock it out entirely. What you're going to want to do as soon as possible is pick your device up and update your software as fast as you can.

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That iPhone 5 appeal (or, confessions of a swayed Galaxy S III owner)

That iPhone 5 appeal (or, confessions of a swayed Galaxy S III owner)

I'm an Android user. I love my Samsung Galaxy S III. So why am I punching my details into the iPhone 5 reservation site every day? For the past week or so I've been using a borrowed iPhone 5, tracking how it holds up - and where it falls short - to the Android experience I've grown accustomed to. During that time I've been frustrated by Maps, impressed by the camera, and generally had my expectations of iOS shaken up some. It's always good to mix up the status-quo every so often, too, and along the way remember that there's more than one way to skin a metaphorical cellular cat.

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iPhone 5, Galaxy S III cost less than $1 per year to charge

iPhone 5, Galaxy S III cost less than $1 per year to charge

If you're buying an iPhone 5, you're probably paying a lot of money for the handset. That's especially true if you're buying the phone directly from Apple without a two-year contract, as the cost of the 16GB model is set at $649 - and that's the least expensive model on offer. That certainly isn't cheap, but there's one aspect of the iPhone 5 that isn't expensive at all: the cost to charge it.

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