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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: July 27, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: July 27, 2012

Happy Friday, everyone. We've all made it through another work week and now it's time to kick back, relax, and check out the tech stories that made headlines today. So we'll start with this - Apple's OS X Mountain Lion racks up over 2 million downloads in 48 hours. And the next big story comes from Google - Project Glass details and Google+ hangout coming Monay. And if you're in the mood for some good news for smartphone shoppers, how about this? Best Buy lowers iPhone 4 price to $50 on contract.

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Garnet Red Samsung Galaxy S III Hands-on

Garnet Red Samsung Galaxy S III Hands-on

This week we've gotten our hands on the rarest of the Samsung Galaxy S III models in the wild, that being the AT&T Garnet Red. The differences between this device and the white or blue versions of the device carried by AT&T are few and far between, with the red front, back, and home button shining uniquely in the palm of your hand. What you've got here is a sort of pattern extremely similar to what we've seen with the blue version of the device, just Garnet Red in this case. This device has a 4.8-inch 1280 x 720 Super AMOLED display, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich onboard, and AT&T 4G LTE connectivity in select locations across the USA.

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Samsung reinstates local search on international Galaxy S III

Samsung reinstates local search on international Galaxy S III

An update to the international Galaxy S III removed the local search ability from the handset not too long ago, prompting the ire of users across Europe. Samsung quickly admitted its mistake, telling TechRadar that it planned to reimplement the feature in a future update. Android Central now reports that an OTA update is currently being rolled out that restores the functionality to the handset.

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Samsung records $5.9bn Q2 boosted by strong Galaxy S III sales

Samsung records $5.9bn Q2 boosted by strong Galaxy S III sales

Samsung has revealed its financial results for Q2 2012, and as expected it's been a barnstorming quarter, with the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note helping push operating profit up 79-percent to $5.9bn. Sales for the three month period rose 21-percent year-on-year to $42bn, with mobile specifically up 75-percent alone, though Samsung's semiconductor business was a blot on the balance sheet with a 6-percent fall versus last year.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: July 26, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: July 26, 2012

This morning we've got mishaps, leaks, breaks, and hacks galore - it's not like we planned it that way, it's just that there's so much happening it's nuts! Have a peek first at an item that does not fit into one of those categories: the Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite made for taking on the Nexus 7 directly. Then it's off to the races: Nokia and Android NFC exploits detailed at the massive hacker and developer convention known as Black Hat. Nokia's Meltemi cancelled entirely. Zynga posting a gigantic $23 million dollar loss. Microsoft having its Windows Phone 8 SDK leak out early. And that's not all!

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Samsung admits international Galaxy S III local search goof: Fix incoming

Samsung admits international Galaxy S III local search goof: Fix incoming

Samsung has denied purposefully removing local search from international Galaxy S III handsets, insisting that the loss of functionality was in fact a mistake in the upgrade process. Owners of the international Galaxy S III, which is sold across Europe, were frustrated to discover that a firmware update pushed out earlier this week stripped the controversial local search integration from their phone with no apparent warning. Now, Samsung tells TechRadar, it intends to fix the problem.

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Samsung trounced iPhone twice over in Q2 smartphones claim analysts

Samsung trounced iPhone twice over in Q2 smartphones claim analysts

Samsung had an iPhone-squashing Q2 2012, analysts predict, shipping twice as many smartphones in the three month period, though the specter of the iPhone 5 is expected to put a dampener on Korean celebrations. The Galaxy S III helped lead Samsung to a total of 52m smartphones in Q2, Juniper Research estimates, more than double Apple's market-disappointing 26m iPhone sales.

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Galaxy S III Local Search cut from your phone? Here’s a fix

Galaxy S III Local Search cut from your phone? Here’s a fix

Though the following workaround isn't technically sanctioned by Samsung, Google, or anyone else involved in the cutting of Local Search from your Galaxy S III, it'll certainly do the trick if you're willing to get your hands a little dirty. What we've got here is a situation in which Samsung appears to be pre-empting a move by Apple to sue their pants off with an axing of the functionality on their devices that Apple very well could catch them on - Local Search is its name, and appearing too similar to Siri is its game.

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Samsung strips international Galaxy S III local search with sneaky update

Samsung strips international Galaxy S III local search with sneaky update

Samsung has pushed out a new OTA software update today for the international Galaxy S III, though while the firmware upgrade is in fact a feature downgrade, you wouldn't necessarily realize it before installing. Billed as a "stability" update by Samsung itself, the new software actually strips local search functionality from the Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone, just as Samsung has been doing with versions of the Galaxy S III in the US.

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Samsung Galaxy S III blasts past 10m sales

Samsung Galaxy S III blasts past 10m sales

Samsung has sold more than ten million Galaxy S III handsets, according to the company's president for mobile communications, passing the milestone less than two months after the smartphone hit shelves. Shin Jong-kyun, chief of Samsung's information technology and mobile communication division, confirmed the news today, the Yonhap News Agency reports. The handset is headed to the 40m sales mark in 2012, it's predicted.

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Samsung sets Major Galaxy announcement for August 15th

Samsung sets Major Galaxy announcement for August 15th

The folks at Samsung have sent our invites to the press for a "major" Galaxy-line announcement on the 15th of August, fueling rumors that a second-generation Galaxy Note device is in the works. As Samsung has already announced and released their king of smartphones, the Galaxy S III, it's time for their queen, if you might call it that, of devices in either the Galaxy Tab or the Galaxy Note line to appear. One might also hypothesize that it could be a combination of the two.

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Sky Go hits Galaxy S III, Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Note

Sky Go hits Galaxy S III, Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Note

Sky has extended support for its Sky Go on-demand and streaming TV Android app to a further three Samsung smartphones, including the latest flagship Galaxy S III. The new update brings Sky Go - a free service to existing Sky subscribers - to the Galaxy Nexus and the Galaxy Note as well, joining the existing support for a clutch of HTC phones.

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