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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ported on the Nokia N9

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The latest version of Android – 4.1 Jelly Bean – has been ported, surprisingly enough, on the Nokia N9.

The proof has been posted on Twitter by its developer. Read more »

Oppo Finder is as tough as it is thin, proves it by acting as a hammer

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Replacing a hammer with a smartphone isn’t something we haven’t seen before. However, there’s now a new kid on the block that wants to test its toughness by hammering a few nails, and that’s the Oppo Finder.

Yep, the thinnest smartphone in the world has decided to chime in and demonstrate its hammer-replacing capabilities. Check out in the video below how it did. Read more »

Galaxy S gets an Android 4.1 port, makes Samsung devs stare in disbelief

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Remember when Samsung said that the I9000 Galaxy S simply doesn’t have enough power to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich? What if we told you that not only is that untrue, but the smartphone can also handle Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

The proof was, as usual, delivered by the omnipotent indie devs over at XDA-developers and came in the form of a Jelly Bean-based ROM, which performs flawlessly but for a couple of minor bugs. Read more »

Meizu MX 4-core shines in front of our camera, flexes its quad-core muscle on video

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Meizu MX 4-core is company’s second phone we have the pleasure to review. It looks exactly like the dual-core Meizu MX, but adds two additional Cortex-A9 CPU cores and a more powerful GPU to bump the performance.

The Meizu MX 4-core runs on the so-called Flyme OS 1.0 which is based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The customizations run a lot deeper than any other UI we’ve seen, but they cut off features instead of adding new. Read more »

LG passed the 4 million mark on its LTE smartphones, globally

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The LG Optimus LTE smartphones have reportedly crossed the 4 million sales mark globally.

The best performers among what turned out to be LG’s most successful lineup in a while are the Optimus LTE and LTE Tag, while the Krait-powered LTE2 has sold more than 400 thousand units in South Korea alone. Read more »

HTC HD2 lives on, now running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with most hardware working

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The HTC HD2 has something that a very few phones have and that’s a strong developer community behind them. That’s why HTC HD2 owners can now enjoy Android 4.1 Jelly Bean running on their beloved device.

The ROM, despite being in pre-alpha state, has the basics covered. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Calls and Data are working, but unfortunately camera and video playback are still not supported. Read more »

Motorola Atrix HD for AT&T brought some Kevlar wrapped Android goodness to our office, here’s the hands-on

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Another top-shelf Android smartphone has joined AT&T’s LTE ranks, people. Beginning tomorrow, the Motorola Atrix HD will become the third Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 equipped powerhouse offered by the carrier, which means that it has never been a better time to be a prospective Android smartphone buyer.

The Motorola Atrix HD features two Krait CPU cores, clocked at 1.5GHz and Adreno 225 GPU. Read more »

CyanogenMod 9 makes its way to all US Samsung Galaxy S III versions but the Verizon Wireless one

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We have some great news for all the Samsung Galaxy S III users in the United States, who find the TouchWiz interface a tad too colorful. CyanogenMod 9 nightly builds are now available for all US versions of Samsung’s flagship smartphone, but the Verizon Wireless flavored one.

The current crop of nightly builds are not one hundred percent stable, but are deemed fit for use on a daily basis. Read more »

Nokia Transport drops the Beta moniker, available for free on your Lumia

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Four months after it appeared as a Beta release, Nokia Transport has made it to commercial availability. As of today, the application is available for free on all Nokia Lumia Windows Phone handsets.

The application offers seriously handy route planning and departure schedule for over 100 cities globally. Read more »

This might be the Samsung Galaxy S III coolest video ad yet

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Samsung is getting really good in advertising its products. Cool TV ads, promotional booths around the world, awesome announcement events, etc.

Nowadays the effort is mostly focused on the Galaxy S III and, naturally, so is the Samsung’s newest video. Featuring David Beckham and flirting with the S III official Olympics phone status, it may be its best commercial up to date. Read more »

Sony Xperia ion for AT&T completed our battery test, here go the results

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We are all well aware by now that the combination of Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 chipset and LTE network connectivity do not bode well for the battery life of a smartphone. Throw in the Sony Xperia ion’s HD screen in the mix, and its easy to guess that the 1900mAh non-removable battery has a lot to deal with.

As always we took a look at the 3G talk time performance of the Sony Xperia ion first for AT&T. Read more »

Here are the most popular mobile devices on the GSMArena.com mobile version

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Just over 6 months ago we launched the mobile version of our website, hoping to make our articles and database even more accessible to those of you who browse through their smartphones. The feedback we got back there was great and we are pleased to say that it has been pretty smooth sailing ever since.

Virtually all of you opt to stick to the mobile version, when visiting our website from your mobile phone (tablets get the desktop version by default). That alone confirms that our coders and designers did a great job and the mobile GSMArena.com is serving its purpose well.

We also thought that you might be interested (we certainly were) to see what mobile devices are used most frequently for accessing our site. That’s why we turned to Google Analytics, who were kind enough to provide the statistics for us. Read more »

Three new ads of the Galaxy S III show its sharing prowess in “real life” scenarios

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Samsung has ousted a trio of lighthearted ads for its Galaxy S III flagship, which focus on the AllShare Play, Group Cast and Share Shot abilities.

The first one is of a guy that “suffers” the nuisance of having to show a photo to a group of people, who apparently don’t own smartphones. Read more »

Krait-packing HTC One X overclocked to 1.8 GHz, gets ready to ace benchmarks

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By using a custom Kernel module, some XDA developers members have managed to overclock the Krait CPU cores of the HTC One X (the one available on the AT&T and Rogers networks) to 1.8 GHz.

This makes the MSM8960 SoC about 20% faster and the Kernel is applicable to any rooted One X, based on Krait, without the need to unlock the bootloader. Read more »

BlackBerry App World hits the three billion downloads mark

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Yes, yes, you are right – this number is rather paltry compared to what Apple and Google have been recording, but, nevertheless, it is the closest thing to good news we’ve had coming from RIM in quite some time. The BlackBerry App World has served three billion downloads since it opened for business back in 2009.

A cool one third of the abovementioned milestone has been accomplished in the last six months alone. Read more »