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Sony releases the first Xperia ZL promo video, brags about its build quality

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Sony has dubbed its new Xperia ZL handset the precision Full HD smartphone and made a video bragging about its build quality and attention to detail.

From the compact design of the 5″ freshly-announced device to the tempered protective glass the Xperia ZL is a looker. Read more »

Intel’s fourth-gen Intel Core processors promise all day battery life

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At the press day before CES 2013 officially kicks off Intel unveiled its fourth-generation Intel Core processor, which will reportedly be able to extend the battery life of latest mobile PCs to 9 hours.

Formerly known as Haswell the new chipset is made with ultrabooks-slash-tablets in mind and could reach 13 hours of battery when docked to a keyboard. Read more »

Kingston brings 1 TB USB 3.0 into a flash drive dubbed DataTraveler HyperX Predator

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Kingston is readying a 1 TB USB flash drive that’s no bigger than your thumb.

The DataTraveler HyperX Predator uses USB 3.0 tech and will do 240 MB/s read and 160 MB/s write speeds when it goes on sale later this quarter. Read more »

LG teases its CES 2013 announcements with video trailer

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“Stay tuned for LG’s moment to shine” is what LG has to say about its soon to come appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas in a week.

LG released a short trailer, hinting at what’s to come without saying (or showing) much of it. LG’s conference at CES tips off January 7. Read more »

Samsung releases Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 to the UK Galaxy Camera, new Gallery in tow

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Samsung is seeding the 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update to its digital camera slash Android smartphone starting with the United Kingdom.

The firmware can be installed through Samsung KIES and over the air directly on the device. Read more »

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 »