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Here are the 10 most popular posts on the GSMArena blog for 2012

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Another year has gone and as we start the new one we thought it might be worth stopping for a second and checking out what were the most popular articles in our Blog in 2012.

The top 10 articles of the past year alone amount to more than 1.5 million views, which makes us really proud. We also take notice of the tendencies to what you, the readers, like to look at so that we can focus on covering it even better. Read more »

Gangnam Style surpasses 1 billion YouTube views, becomes first video to do so

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You’ve heard (or seen) Korean singer-slash-internet-phenomenon PSY and its Gangnam Style hit record.

Today it became the first video in YouTube’s history to surpass 1 billion views, breaking all sorts of other records in the process. Read more »

Dropbox releases new beta for Android, lets you opt in for

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Dropbox has released a new beta version (or Experimental Forum Build as it calls it) of its app for Android, version 2.2.2.8.

The app brings the ability to share multiple photos or add them to albums (which in turn can also be shared), UI improvements and the usual array of bug fixes. Read more »

Flipboard comes to Android tablets, iPad loses bragging rights

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Flipboard has been available on both Android smartphones and iOS devices but it’s just now that it comes to Android tablets.

The app has been tailored specifically for the various Android screen sizes and display resolutions. Read more »

The LG Nexus 4 video ad makes you rethink the Christmas family photo

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Google is airing a cool new Christmas-themed ad promoting the new Photo Sphere feature of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

The ad shows тхе LG-made Google Nexus 4 taking a Photo Sphere of the entire family, gathered around a Christmas tree. Read more »

Nokia to unveil a 10″ Windows RT tablet at MWC

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According to DigiTime’s often reliable undisclosed Taiwan supply chain sources Nokia could be close to release a 10″ slate running on Qualcomm hardware and Windows RT software.

Nokia allegedly has had talks with chip-maker Qualcomm and manufacturer Compal Electronics to start production of the said tablet and could announce it in late February at the Mobile World Congress. Read more »

Dropbox for iOS version 2.0 adds new design, timeline’d Photos tab

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The latest Dropbox update for iOS devices brings along a simpler new design and an updated Photos tab with a Timeline view.

The app seems to work smoother now and looks less cluttered with the new, clean UI refresh. Read more »

Don’t you just hate accidentally clicking on a mobile ad? Google has your back

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Google has changed the way app ads work on your smartphone.

In an attempt to address accidental clicks the search giant has altered its implementation of mobile ads. Read more »

Check out Google’s Zeitgeist 2012, the year in searches

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The internet is everywhere – at home, at work, in our pocket, most of the time under our fingertips. And Google is a big part of the online space.

The search giant has used all of its tremendous knowledge-base to outline the most searched-for things this year and has made a video highlighting what 2012 was all about. Read more »

S Beam shines in Samsung’s latest ad, Santa takes one for the team

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Samsung USA’s latest ad portrays a typical family holiday scenario. In comes “Santa” down the stairs (yeah, chimneys are overrated) to give the kids some presents.

Long story short he falls while trying to impress the kids and the fail gets caught on camera thanks to an Galaxy S III that was lying around. Read more »

Samsung pokes fun at Apple Maps in Oz

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Samsung is now taking to the streets to mock Apple – this time it’s George Street in Sydney, Australia.

Samsung has put up a poster and a huge 4-by-4 with some camping equipment with a sign reading “Get navigation you can trust”. Read more »

Burn: Motorola targets the Galaxy S III in its latest RAZR HD ad

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Motorola seems eager to beef with Samsung’s top dog Galaxy S III.

Moto went to its website and Facebook page to promote its DROID RAZR HD and mention in what ways it makes the Galaxy S III seem like a thing from the past. Read more »

Amazon cut Kindle Fire HD 8.9 price to $250 today, LTE version now goes for $450

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If you’re a U.S. customer and want to get some of the 8.9″ Kindle Fire HD versions, today might be the best time to do it. Amazon’s deal of the deal lets you save $50 if you purchase one of the two slates today.

The $250/$450 prices are valid with a promo code, which you enter at checkout . Read more »

Amazon Appstore grows 500% YoY, has the Kindle Fire to thank for it

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The downloads in the Amazon Appstore are up 500% from last year, which makes it the fastest growing app repository around.

Of course, Amazon mostly has its aggressively priced Kindle Fire and Fire HDs to thank for that but we shouldn’t underestimate the other Android smartphones that use it daily. That free app per day promotion has certainly helped the growth, too. Read more »

Sony’s own Flash tool beta released, will let you revert to Sony software

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Sony has released its own Flash tool for download. It lets you flash back to a Sony-made ROM in case you have stranded into hostile custom software territory.

Currently only the Xperia S, arc and arc S are supported and an unlocked bootloader is a must. Read more »