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Samsung’s smartphone Jelly Bean update plans detailed

Samsung’s smartphone Jelly Bean update plans detailed

The question on every smartphone owners lips when a new version of Android is released is always, “When is my device going to get it?” Manufacturers are often cautious in giving out exact timelines as phones and tablets need to be extensively tested before updates can be approved and rolled out. Sam Mobile has some information regarding Jelly Bean updates for the Galaxy S III, Galaxy S II, and the Galaxy Note, with Samsung seemingly busy behind the scenes testing each device.

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Samsung Mobile Unpacked invites unleashed for IFA 2012

Samsung Mobile Unpacked invites unleashed for IFA 2012

It's time to bring on the next generation of Samsung devices with "Pushing Boundaries" in the pipeline as the manufacturer of smartphones, tablets, televisions, cameras, and everything in between heads to IFA 2012. This event will take place on Thursday, August 30th at 11AM local time in Berlin, with "Samsung's full product lineup" ready for display immediately following. We'll be there with bells on, ladies and gentlemen, as we expect nothing less than mobile and much more giant devices to be revealed as it is at each Germany-based Unpacked event of the past.

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Samsung Music Hub pricing takes stab at iTunes and Google

Samsung Music Hub pricing takes stab at iTunes and Google

It's time for the real life launch of Samsung's own Music Hub, a streaming music application and service the software and hardware manufacturers hope will give them an edge against Apple's iTunes in the cloud and Google Music. It's not going to be easy contending with what Google has: a completely free service with connection to the Google Play store that users already use, and it's certainly going to be a challenge taking on the iPhone solution since the apps are both OS-exclusive. But what we've got here is a tried and true service that already exists in Europe - so why not make it a reality in the USA as well?

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T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note Review

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note Review

This week we've got our hands on the Samsung Galaxy Note as carried by T-Mobile in the USA - and with it we've got another home-run for the unique device team. Samsung took the time to create something unique in the Galaxy Note when it was first revealed for an international audience, and now the T-Mobile user base has the opportunity to use it on their favorite carrier. Is that the beginning and the end of it? Let's have a peek!

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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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