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Samsung Galaxy XCover Promises Hardcore Android Action Resistance

Samsung Galaxy XCover Promises Hardcore Android Action Resistance

It appears that Samsung will be joining the squad of Android device ready for rough tumbling, water dunking, and the rest. This device appears very much to be running a brand new version of Samsung's TouchWiz interface over Android and certainly will be running Android 2.3.x Gingerbread upon release. This device is next in line right after the recently Tegra 2 confirmed Samsung Galaxy R which we saw NVIDIA give a hands-on treatment to this morning and will be released very soon.

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Samsung Galaxy 3D Smartphone Possible for Q4 2011

Samsung Galaxy 3D Smartphone Possible for Q4 2011

According to Korean News Site ETNews speaking with sources in the field, Samsung may be planning a 3D device not unlike what's been revealed by LG in the Optimus 3D and by HTC in the EVO 3D. Both comparative devices feature a glasses-free 3D display, two cameras on the back side of the device for 3D photography, and a dual-core processor to handle the graphics. The details on this new Samsung device are sparse, but it is said to be running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the most advanced version of Android for handsets, for starters.

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Samsung Galaxy S II ships 3m in 55 days, setting new company record

Samsung Galaxy S II ships 3m in 55 days, setting new company record

Samsung has announced that it has sold three million of its Galaxy S II smartphones in 55 days, setting a new record for the company and meaning a GSII was bought every 1.5 seconds. That's without official North American availability; the Galaxy S II - which has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display and is the thinnest smartphone on the market at 8.49mm thick - is yet to go on sale in the US, though carrier versions have been well rumored.

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Apple, E Ink, ITRI and Samsung Top Field in SID 2011 Display Awards

Apple, E Ink, ITRI and Samsung Top Field in SID 2011 Display Awards

The Society for Information Display (SID) sent out their top Gold awards to the groups they felt deserved recognition in the area of global advancement of electronic display technology. Lots of words there adding up to SID being the authority on telling people which manufacturers are putting out the best displays. This year's Display of the Year awards are what the press release below notes as easily subtitled the “Up Close and Personal” awards. Big winners include Apple, E Ink, and Samsung. For what did they receive such great honors?

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SG Comics Presents: Apple vs. Samsung

SG Comics Presents: Apple vs. Samsung

Apple's patent suit claims Samsung copied the "look and feel" of their user interface, including having a grid of colorful square icons with uniformly rounded corners, a bottom row "Springboard" of square icons, and an overall rectangular product shape that has four uniformly rounded corners. The TouchWiz UI resemblance to Apple's iOS UI is certainly there, but it will still be one tough legal battle with Samsung fighting back that will bring plenty of analysis on its implications for Apple and the smartphone/tablet industry as a whole. But, let's just imagine for fun if Samsung were to lose on the UI design battlefront...

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Android browsing 52% faster than iPhone? Maybe, maybe not…

Android browsing 52% faster than iPhone? Maybe, maybe not…

The mobile browser speed wars continue, and the latest fray comes courtesy of website optimization firm Blaze with claims that Android is 52-percent faster than iPhone, and quicker - in real-world testing - on 84-percent of sites. That's despite Apple's much-vaunted Nitro JavaScript engine, new to iOS 4.3 on the iPhone and iPad 2. We spoke to Blaze to find out more about the testing process, and in what ways the company was interpreting the results.

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Samsung Galaxy S Gingerbread ROM leaks

Samsung Galaxy S Gingerbread ROM leaks

Samsung has already promised Gingerbread for the Galaxy S sometime this month, but what looks to be the official build has already leaked out. SmartDroid caught an Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S in the wild, complete with TouchWiz 4 - the updated version of Samsung's custom UI - though it's still described as a beta. It's also only for the original GT-i9000 (i.e. the untampered European version), so anybody with a Galaxy S family device in North America will have to wait.

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