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Galaxy S III Mini indicates Samsung’s hero strategy works

Galaxy S III Mini indicates Samsung’s hero strategy works

Now that the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini has been confirmed, the first question you should be asking yourself is this: if the original was too big, will this device be just right? It's exactly that that Samsung wants you to be thinking - even though the components inside this "Mini" version of the device may be rather different from the original, it really depends on your perspective whether or not you'll accept the Samsung "Hero" branding that's taking place here. It worked with the simultaneous launch of the Galaxy S III on multiple carriers in the USA with the same model and name intact - will the "S III" magic continue forth with another nature-toting smartphone?

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: October 10, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: October 10, 2012

This morning we're diving in to the Windows 8 universe with a bunch of both official - and unofficially leaked - pieces of media. Start with "a fundamental shift" in hardware from Microsoft's Steve Balmer. Next have a peek at a brand new Nexus 4 from LG as it's leaked with Android's next generation software. The SpaceX Dragon capsule has been caught again by the ISS - the first successful supply mission is a success - for real this time!

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Samsung Galaxy S III Mini details leak

Samsung Galaxy S III Mini details leak

Images and specifications of Samsung's new Galaxy S III Mini, expected to be officially unveiled in Germany tomorrow, have leaked, and it's not quite the powerhouse we had hoped for. According to MobileGeeks, the 4-inch S3 Mini (GT-I8190) will have a WVGA 800 x 480 Super AMOLED display and a 1.GHz dualcore STE U8420 processor, with a 5-megapixel camera on the back. OS is Android 4.1 Jelly Bean complete with Samsung's own TouchWiz.

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Samsung to reveal mini Galaxy S III thursday

Samsung to reveal mini Galaxy S III thursday

Last week, we posted that Samsung seemingly planned to announce the existence of the much-rumored Galaxy S III Mini on October 11th. The company had sent out invitations to an event, which hinted at the announcement of "something small that will be big," and given the massive popularity of the Galaxy S III, it wasn't hard to guess what they meant. Following this is an announcement that Samsung does, indeed, plan to announce a 4 inch version of the massively popular Galaxy S III, confirming the rumors that have been circulating.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 9, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 9, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening, everyone. Earlier today, we found out that Samsung may be planning a Nexus 10 tablet, complete with a resolution to give the third-gen iPad a run for its money. ZTE gave its response to yesterday's allegations that it may be helping the Chinese government spy on the US, and Apple started shipping the fifth-generation iPod Touch to the first customers today. We heard that the rumored 32GB Nexus 7 variant might be replacing the 16GB model, and speaking of the Nexus 7, it received Android 4.1.2 today, which adds a much-needed landscape mode.

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Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean update arrives in Korea

Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean update arrives in Korea

Samsung's slow roll-out of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for the Galaxy S III continues, with South Korean users next in line to get the updated OS. Availability of Jelly Bean for the best-selling Samsung smartphone began late last month in parts of Eastern Europe, and according to Samsung the 3G version of Korean Galaxy S III handsets is next up, with features like Google Now and new homescreen widgets.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 8, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 8, 2012

Welcome to Monday evening everyone. Today featured a couple of a big stories, including the House Intelligence Committee warning of Huawei and ZTE potentially allowing the Chinese government to spy on the US. Huawei was quick to release a statement giving us its own side of the story and defending its business, and those US lawmakers also delivered a list of five things the government must do to prevent Huawei and ZTE from helping China with espionage.

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Record $7.3bn Samsung Q3 2012 profits confirmed

Record $7.3bn Samsung Q3 2012 profits confirmed

Samsung announced record profits of $7.3bn for the last quarter, setting a new personal-best for the firm, though it warned that stronger competition from the iPhone 5 means the good news may not last. Samsung almost doubled profits from a year previous, strengthening its position with the Galaxy S III and other high-profile Android devices, though it won't detail specifics until it releases full-quarter results by October 26. In the meantime, there are some big bills to be paid.

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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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