Samsung Galaxy S III

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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AT&T 4G LTE expands with four new Samsung smart devices

AT&T 4G LTE expands with four new Samsung smart devices

The Samsung Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Rugby Pro, Galaxy Express, and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 have all been added to the AT&T 4G LTE family with a beastly wave of Android goodness. These devices have all appeared in one form or another in the past, here coming with their most powerful set of features and builds ever for AT&T's ever-growing LTE connectivity environment. The Samsung Galaxy Note II will likely be the most noted device of the family, taking the original Galaxy Note (also on AT&T's LTE network) and boosting its greatness with a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor and a massive 5.5-inch display.

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Samsung teases Galaxy Note II event for October 24

Samsung teases Galaxy Note II event for October 24

If you're ready for the "next big thing" from Samsung, you've already got it - that's what they said when the Galaxy S III was released - but now it's coming again. It's about to arrive in the form of the Galaxy Note II, announced quite recently formally for the USA on all the big carriers for release in early November, now there's an event that'll likely give us the final release information in tune with some hands-on time as well. This device is the next step after the Galaxy Note - the original handset model - and comes with a larger screen and a collection of new technology enhancements as well.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 26, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 26, 2012

We've made it through hump day, which means only two more work days to go before the weekend arrives again. Yesterday, we found out about a hack that was resetting Samsung Galaxy S IIIs to their factory settings. Samsung said that the security hole had since been fixed, but today we heard that the remote hack isn't limited to just Samsung devices. The iPhone 5 might be heading to China soon, and we heard that Apple's new Lightning connector isn't identical on both sides. Google maps is rumored to be hitting iOS 6 by the end of the year, which goes hand-in-hand with new report that claims Apple ditched Google Maps because it doesn't offer turn-by-turn navigation.

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