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Motorola Cliq 2 finally gets Android 2.3 Gingerbread update

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Motorola has finally released Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for its year and a half old Cliq 2 smartphone.

All T-Mobile users who are still holding on to their QWERTY-packing Cliq 2 handsets can now enjoy the goodies brought by the belated Gingerbread. Read more »

Samsung releases Galaxy S III announcement event video

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We covered the Samsung Galaxy S III announcement event quite extensively, but if you feel like watching the whole thing all over again, you should know that the video has now be made available for your viewing pleasure.

Going on for some good 1 hour and 18 minutes, the first Samsung Unpacked event for 2012 will tell you everything you need to know about the newly introduced flagship smartphone. So, go get some popcorn and enjoy the presentation. Read more »

Meizu MX quad-core posts amazing benchmark result, beats the Samsung Galaxy S III

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After yesterday’s official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S III and the impressive benchmark results it achieved, you might’ve assumed it is the most powerful Android phone around. However, a new contestant for the title just emerged in the face of Meizu MX quad-core.

Sporting exactly the same Exynos 4 Quad chipset as the new Samsung flagship, the latest Meizu MX scored 12,140 at AnTuTu, beating the Galaxy S III with its 11,878 and thrashing the Tegra 3 version of the HTC One X, which managed to score just 9,989. Read more »

See the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III in 3D

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If you don’t feel like waiting a few more weeks for us to get the Galaxy S III in our office and do one of our live 360-degree spins, this is the right place for you.

The guys over at 3D-desk make 360-degree views of most popular phones and they were particularly quick with the Galaxy S III. The beast was announced just yesterday, but its 3D model is already available on their website for your perusal. Of course, we got it here as well, embedded for easy access. Read more »

HTC EVO 3D official ICS ROM leaks, you can try it right now

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A while ago HTC announced the EVO 3D was going to get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but the Taiwanese company is yet to provide the details on when exactly the the update will come.

The date might be close though, as an official EVO 3D ICS ROM just leaked. If you have the CDMA version of the device and you are feeling adventurous, you can go ahead and install it right now. Read more »

Here is a quick look at some of the Samsung Galaxy S III accessories

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In a manner befitting for a flagship, the freshly announced Samsung Galaxy S III will storm the market with a serious entourage of original accessories. They range from a flipcase, all the way to a wireless streaming dongle. Here’s a quick look at some of them.

We will begin with the S-Pebble MP3 Player. Read more »

Samsung to place Pin pop-up stores around the world for experiencing the Galaxy S III

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Samsung had a special announcement to make at the very end of the Galaxy S III launch event yesterday. The company announced a special variety of pop-up stores called Pin stores exclusively for the Galaxy S III.

The Pin stores have a very Apple Store like glass walls and being pop-up stores are not as big as regular stores since they are designed to be moved around. Customers will be able to purchase the Galaxy S III here with or without a contract but the main focus will be on letting the customers experience the device, unlike most other stores where you walk in and just purchase the phone. Read more »

Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III hands-on and S Beam demo videos are here

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After we were done shooting the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III from every possible angle, testing its chipset’s computing prowess and examining its HD screen, we finally found time to capture a couple of videos of the newly announced smartphone.

After all, synthetic benchmarks do not necessarily reflect real life performance, so we thought you might want to see how smooth the Galaxy S III actually is. We took a brief tour around its user interface and we tested its NFC-based S Beam feature. Read more »

We take a closer look of at the Samsung Galaxy S III PenTile matrix display

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One of the big mysteries ahead of the Samsung Galaxy S III announcement was about its screen – will Samsung use a SuperAMOLED HD display similar to the one on the Galaxy Nexus or go the SuperAMOLED Plus route like the Galaxy Tab 7.7.

We got close enough to the S III to snap a macro shot, which quickly revealed that Samsung has chosen a PenTile matrix for its flagship droid. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S III stands up to the non-Android competition – the Apple iPhone 4S and Nokia Lumia 900

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The Galaxy S III is officially announced and Samsung are throwing down the gauntlet to everyone willing to go step up to the plate. Naturally, the challenge is accepted by Apple and Nokia with their flagship smartphones – the iPhone 4S and the Lumia 900.

So, the game is on. All bets are off and it’s everyone for themselves. But enough idioms, let’s take a look at whether Samsung can blow the fish out of the water with the Galaxy S III (ok, there was one more idiom). Read more »

Beast wars: Samsung Galaxy S III takes on the HTC One X and the Galaxy Nexus

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Eager to continue the success of the Galaxy S II, Samsung has loaded its successor, the Galaxy S III, with everything latest and greatest in the mobile world.

But to get on the smartphone throne the new Samsung flagship will need to outdo the current kings of the hill – the HTC One X and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. All of them have HD screens and run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and they are all after your hard-earned cash. Here’s how they stack up. Read more »

Galaxy S III first official commercial is now live

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The first TV ad for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S III just hit the internet.

While it doesn’t show much of the actual smartphone, it gives us a glimpse of some of the neat connectivity features of the new Samsung flagship. Read more »

Time lapse video shot with Nokia 808 PureView is gorgeous, shows off its zoom capabilities

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Nokia released a new video shot with their 808 PureView monster of a cameraphone and it’s awesome. It’s a time-lapse video shot in South Africa and it really highlights the power of the creative mode feature – the mode that uses oversampling to improve quality and allow for lossless digital zoom.

Check out the video after the break, just make sure to view it in 1080p and in fullscreen so you can enjoy it in its full shine. Read more »

Bang & Olufsen announces BeoPlay V1 LCD TV and BeoPlay A3 iPad speaker dock

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Bang & Olufsen, more commonly known as B&O, has launched a new LCD TV called the BeoPlay V1. The best part about this set is the flexibility of its design that allows you to position it in multiple ways.

The TV has a unique mount for the stand that allows four different positions. One allows you to wall mount the TV, the other can be used to place it on the floor at a sufficient height so that it is approximately the same height as your seating position, the other places it at floor level with a tilt to point it towards you and the last one lets you hang the TV from the ceiling so it looks like it is suspended in mid-air. Read more »

HTC releases 1.29.401.7 OTA update for the One X

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HTC released the first OTA update for the One X last week, but the Taiwanese are already ready with update number 2. The new firmware release is 1.29.401.7 and is supposed to improve several aspects of the handset’s UI and performance.

The update is 35MB in size and provides minor bug fixes as well as various system improvements and optimization. HTC hasn’t released an official changelog as of yet, but users over at the XDA forums report that power management has been improved resulting in better battery life. Read more »