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Nokia updates the 5800 and 5530 with some of Symbian Anna’s goodies

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The Nokia 5800 and 5530 may be three years old now, but this doesn’t mean the Finns will discontinue the updates of the Symbian^1 smartphones. This screams great news for all 5800 and 5530 owners, as they were exempt from the tasty new features Symbian Anna and Belle brought to the table.

Now, though, they get the chance to taste some of the Anna-brought extras. Read more »

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich running Nexus One inspires developers and users all around the world [VIDEO]

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With the release of Ice Cream Sandwich couple of day ago every Android device now feels old and outdated. Fortunately, developer with the nickname dr1337md managed to get the tasty Android 4.0 running on the Nexus One.

The successful Ice Cream Sandwich installation is actually an SDK port and while it may not have everything running buttery smooth, it’s a huge step forward towards bringing Android 4.0 to modern Android devices.
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Angry Birds Seasons Ham’o'Ween available for download with a new crew member on board [VIDEO]

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Another pesky group of nasty green pigs irritates our favorite Angry Birds. This time it’s all about the candy with Halloween fast approaching.

Rovio has released a “Ham’o'Ween” update to its Angry Birds Seasons series with new 30 levels for you bash pigs in and a little big surprise. Read more »

ASUS chairman shows the next Transformer tablet in the flesh

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Well, that didn’t take long. The next version of the Transformer teased us with its video just yesterday and now ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih unveiled the new Transformer model, called Transformer Prime.

Shih also showcased the Prime’s laptop dock, which looks thinner that last years’ model. Read more »

16GB iPhone 4S costs Apple $196 to make, an iSuppli teardown reveals

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As usual iSuppli have torn the latest iPhone 4S apart and have revealed some pretty interesting things about its inner hardware parts.

The baseline 16GB model of the iPhone 4S costs Apple a total of $188 for materials only (Bill of Materials or BOM) and only $8 for the manufacturing process. Read more »

Here’s a demo of the Galaxy Nexus camera interface [VIDEO]

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The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is in our office for a short while and while our first look article is in the works, we decided to dive in and see the revamped camera app and explore the new features it offers.

The camera interface has been totally reworked taking more minimal approach to the user interface, while the 5MP camera at back does all the heavy working. Read more »

ASUS teases us with next version of the Transformer tablet [VIDEO]

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ASUS has posted a brief but intriguing teaser video of the next generation Eee Pad Transformer tablet. The slate is rumored to be powered by the mighty NVidia quad-core Kal-El platform and will most probably be running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

While the video doesn’t say or show much, it’s quite interesting to see the new slim design of the slate, which shows it’s party piece towards the end – the laptop dock, which transforms it into a full-fledged netbook. Check the teaser video out. Read more »

Is the Samsung Galaxy Nexus the new Android heavyweight champion? [TABLE]

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Usually, when Google releases a new Nexus phone it’s the new King Droid and sets a benchmark for the future smartphones to beat. But is this new Samsung Galaxy Nexus worthy of being the new Android heavyweight champion?

Sure it’s groundbreaking world-first 4.65-inch HD super AMOLED is more than impressive but how does it stack up against it’s main rivals – the HTC Sensation XE (which comes with the excellent Beats Audio technology) and it’s cousin, the Samsung Galaxy S II? Check out our specs table to find out. Read more »

Battle of the year: Samsung Galaxy Nexus vs. Apple iPhone 4S vs. Samsung Galaxy S II [TABLE]

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At long last! After it was initially delayed because of the sad loss of Steve Jobs, the Unpacked event finally took place in Hong Kong where the eagerly awaited Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the latest version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich were revealed to the world.

As we usually do here on the GSMArena blog, we like to put the hottest pieces of hardware in a dogfight against one another and that’s exactly what we’ll do now. The main star today is the Galaxy Nexus and it will stand up against the refreshed iPhone 4S, which now packs an A5 chip with a 1GHz dual-core processor and the Android-superstar the Galaxy S II. Let’s begin. Read more »

Opera 12 alpha sees the light of day, blows your socks off with hardware acceleration

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Opera 12 Alpha, also codenamed as Opera Next, has stepped out of the shadows and is now available for you to download. The Opera Software team has been working hard integrating a new HTML5 rendering engine, tweaking the navigation bar and most notably enabling full hardware acceleration for web page rendering.

What’s great about this hardware acceleration feature is that all the elements of a webpage get rendered by your graphics card, which increases the speed of displaying the page on your monitor. Read more »

Both an iPhone 4S and an Galaxy S II take the plunge, only one survives

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Let me be clear up front – this video is not suitable if your heart misses a beat every time you see a tech device getting abused. With that said, we urge you to take a look at this cool experiment courtesy of the guys from SquareTrade.

They get a hot Apple iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S II and drop them three times from different heights onto concrete. While here at GSMArena we may test everything there is to test on a mobile device, we can’t test how physically strong and durable these devices actually are. So, if you are interested how the iPhone 4S and the Galaxy S II fare on this test, watch this video. Read more »

The next iPhone – Steve Jobs’ final legacy, according to an analyst

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According to Rodman & Renshaw analyst Ashok Kumar, the next version of the iPhone is the last project the late Steve Jobs was “intimately involved with from concept to final design” and that’s why the iPhone 5 will become a truly “cult classic”.

Continuing his analysis, Kumar goes on to saying that the iPhone 5 will be the same size of the current iPhone 4(S), but with a slimmer profile and a larger screen. Read more »

Lenovo IdeaPad A1 ready for online purchase, comes with a free keyboard dock but only if you hurry up

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If you’ve been waiting for a cheap tablet, now it’s your time to act! Lenovo have released their 7-inch Gingerbread-running IdeaPad A1 for the stunningly low price of $199.

For that you get the most of what $199 could get you and frankly, it’s pretty decent. Read more »

HTC Sensation XL gets showcased in a series of videos

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With the HTC Sensation XL just being announced at the company’s live event in London, couple of First look videos have hit phonemaker’s YouTube channel.

Naturally, the first of total four videos goes on to introduce the newly established partnership with Beats Audio by boasting the great audio quality and sensational feel you get when listening with the special Beats headphones. Check it below. Read more »

Google updates Docs for Android tablets

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Several months after releasing a standalone application of Google Docs for Android, the company has now launched a special update for Honeycomb tablets, which should make document browsing a breeze.

Thanks to its entirely refreshed design, the Google docs app now features the three-panel view, typical for Honeycomb. As the screenshot of the application above shows now there are three panels allowing you to view list of collections, list of documents in a particular collection and a document’s details. Read more »