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Samsung will throw in a Galaxy Tab 2 if you get a new Galaxy S III or Note and trade in your old phone

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UK residents who have purchased (or plan to purchase) a new Galaxy S III or Galaxy Note can send their old phone to Samsung for a new Galaxy Tab 2 tablet.

Currently, the only trade-in devices accepted are the iPhone 4/4S and Samsung Galaxy S II, although there are plans to add additional devices as early as next week. Read more »

Google Nexus 7 gets overclocked to the screaming 2.0GHz, the build not available to the public yet

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The Nexus 7 proved that it’s great for overclocking a while ago when the quad-core Tegra 3 inside it got pushed to 1.6GHz. However, now thanks to yet another enthusiastic XDA Developer, the Nexus 7 has reached the screaming 2.0GHz.

The experimental kernel comes courtesy of Clemsyn, who has managed to get the quad-core Tegra 3 to its limit. The kernel isn’t yet available for the general public, as its quite unstable and causes some issues. Read more »

Samsung announces the Galaxy Player 5.8

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If you thought the Galaxy Note was big, wait till you get a load of this. Samsung has just announced the new Galaxy Player 5.8, where 5.8 is not just a random number but actually the size of the display. This should dwarf even the display on the upcoming Galaxy Note II, which is rumored to be around 5.5-inch in size.

Surprisingly, though, for something the size of a small country, the display has a resolution of just 960 x 540, giving it a pixel density of 190 ppi. Samsung has also dropped their favorite Super AMOLED in favor of LCD technology for this panel. Read more »

Samsung gives a sneak peek at the upcoming Windows RT tablet with keyboard dock

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The Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin or IFA will commence by the end of this week and naturally a bevy of manufacturers will be displaying their latest and greatest this year at Berlin. With the event this close, you are bound to see some leaks and teasers and Samsung has just provided one of the latter.

What you see above is Samsung’s upcoming Windows RT tablet, complete with a keyboard dock in the background. There is no name, no specs, just a picture with a tagline “Ready to be smart?”. Read more »

Lenovo IdeaPad A2109 now available at Best Buy for $299.99

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The Lenovo IdeaPad A2109 has landed at Best Buy without much fanfare before the September 2012 launch date. The tablet is now in stock and can be purchased online or through brick and mortar stores for $299.99.

In case you don’t know anything about it, the IdeaPad A2109 has a 9.0-inch, 1280 x 800 resolution display, NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB storage space, 3 megapixel rear camera, 1.3 megapixel front camera and Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. Read more »

Google Nexus 7 now available in France, Germany and Spain

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Google has expanded the availability of their Nexus 7 tablets to three additional markets. Users in France, Germany and Spain will now be able to purchase the Nexus 7 from the Google Play Store.

The 8GB model is priced at €199 ($249) and the 16GB model is priced at €249 ($312), which, as you can see, is a bit higher than what it costs in the US. Read more »

‘Spirits’ for iOS and Android game review

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Spirits is a puzzle solving game for iOS and Android. The game was released on iOS almost two years ago but was released on Android this month.

The game won awards back when it was launched and features simple gameplay with beautiful artwork and a soothing soundtrack. Let’s take a closer look at it. Read more »

Samsung launches the Galaxy Note 10.1 in India for a hefty price, calls it the Galaxy Note 800

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Samsung has launched its latest Android based tablet, the Galaxy Note 10.1, in India. As usual for Samsung, they have changed the name of the tablet to Galaxy Note 800 for the Indian market.

Other than the name, the Galaxy Note 800 is identical to the model sold internationally. However, it does come with a very hefty price tag. Samsung is selling the Note 800 in India for ₹39,900, which is approximately $720, an enormous $221 more than the international model that sells for $499. Read more »

BlackBerry PlayBook 64GB (Wi-Fi) in the UK costs just £129 right now

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The BlackBerry PlayBook is on its way out – as far as 7” tablets are concerned, the Google Nexus 7 is getting all the attention, after it stole the spotlight from the Amazon Kindle Fire. But a good deal is a good deal – the 64GB version of the PlayBook is currently going for £129 in the UK.

For comparison, a Nexus 7 8GB costs £159, while the 16GB one is £199. Somewhat amusingly, a 16GB PlayBook is £129 or even £169 in some places. Read more »

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for Samsung Galaxy S III hands-on

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The last few days brought great news to Samsung Galaxy S III owners. Three official Jelly Bean ROMs leaked in quick succession, with the latest having yesterday as its build date. And seeing the kind of interest those leaks are enjoying, we’re guessing many of you are wondering if it’s time to jump ship to ICS.

Whether or not to leave your stable ROM for a beta version of a more functional and cooler looking one has always been a tough decision, but here’s hoping we’ll help you with it by giving you more details on what you are getting and at what cost. Read more »

Amazon to hold press conference on September 6th

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It seems like September will be a month to remember, as now Amazon.com have added themselves to the list of companies set to announce a new product.

The retail giant hasn’t officially confirmed what it will be announcing, but we are most likely getting a sequel of its highly successful Kindle Fire tablet, which was announced last September. Read more »

EXCLUSIVE: Samsung is reportedly working on a Galaxy S III-based 16MP point-and-shoot

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A tipster just sent us some really interesting gossip – Samsung is working on a Galaxy S III-based point-and-shoot camera. The convergence device – called Samsung Galaxy S camera – features the trademark 4.8″ SuperAMOLED screen and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (no info on the chipset though).

Yes, it does sound a bit too good to be true, but let’s dream for a moment and here what our tipster (who has proven reliable on previous occasions) has to say about this camera he claims to have seen with his own eye two weeks ago. Read more »

Samsung tells the story behind the Galaxy S III design on video

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With all the trials and jury hearings Samsung was forced to reveal a lot of information concerning its design ideas – both hardware and software.

However, now we get to see what’s the inspiration behind the company’s current top dog – the Galaxy S III. Read more »

Samsung I9103 Galaxy R ICS source code released, ROM builders rejoice

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Samsung have just released the source code of the ICS kernel of their Galaxy R Android smartphone. This will presumably open the floodgates and custom ROMs and kernels for the device will now start appearing at a rapid rate.

Samsung engineers took their time with the Galaxy R ICS update, delivering it several months after the release for the Galaxy S II, but that was to be expected given the difference in popularity (and price) between the two handsets. Read more »

Facebook updates iOS app, brings massive performance upgrade

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Facebook has updated their mobile application for iOS, which brings with it significant improvement to the performance. Unlike the older version of the app that was based on HTML5, which, in other words, means that it was a simplified web browser loading the Facebook mobile website, the new version uses native code like most of the other apps out there.

What this means is that there is no more lag in scrolling and the performance is silky smooth, like that of one of the stock applications. Read more »