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HTC One X first OTA update is now live

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The first official HTC One X update is now rolling out for the SIM-free unlocked units in Europe.

The upgrade is a 30MB download and won’t bring your device OS version up to Android 4.0.4. Instead, it addresses a few issues with the battery, the automatic brightness levels and the on-screen menu key in some apps. Read more »

Logitech launches Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for the iPad 3

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Logitech has launched a new posh cover for the recently released Apple iPad 3. Unlike the plethora of covers available for the Apple tablet, this one features a Bluetooth keyboard built in, so you could type you way out of any situation.

Also compatible with the iPad 2, the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover features the usual array of magnet strips used for the automatic screen wake-up and position lock for, sadly, just one tilt angle. Its keyboard, however, could survive as long as 6 months on a single batch of fresh batteries, if you use it for two hours a day. Read more »

Acer Iconia Tab A510 now available in the US, ICS update schedule for A100 and A500 announced

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The pre-order period for the Acer Iconia Tab A510 is now over and the Tegra 3-packing tablet can be bought directly from Acer’s US online store right now. The price is still $450 and you can also get the slate from Amazon in Black or Silver (both bear the Olympic logo).

While the Tab A510 comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, its older 7″ and 10.1″ siblings, the Tab A100 and Tab A500 respectively, need to be updated. Acer just announced the update schedule, check it out after the break. Read more »

PlayBook OS 2.0.1.358 update improves web browser, Android app support

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There’s no longer that much anticipation going on around the BlackBerry Playbook now that the OS2.0 is out and things have been quiet overall. RIM however has now released an update to the tablet that brings the PlayBook OS up to version 2.0.1.358. The update is said to bring about improvements in the web browser, Android app support and optimizations to some of the BlackBerry OS core apps.

Below you will find the detailed list of the updates: Read more »

Rumor: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and Galaxy Note 10.1 to get quad-core processors

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The launch of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2′s has been delayed, reportedly to do a little extra work on the software. But a new rumor has cropped up saying that the real reason is a hardware one – namely Samsung wants to put a quad-core processor inside the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and the Galaxy Note 10.1 (no info about on the Tab 2 7.0).

It won’t be the first time Samsung has reworked a tablet just before its launch – it happened to the original Tab 10.1. The already manufactured Tab 10.1 models were sold as “10.1v”, so maybe we’ll see something similar with the Tab 2 10.1 and the Note 10.1, depending on how many of those are already made. Read more »

Read it Later is now Pocket

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If you like reading on your phone then you may have used or heard of Read it Later. One of the most popular reading apps around, Read it Later allowed you to mark sites on your desktop browser for reading later and then when you go to the mobile app you would find them there properly formatted for the display of your smartphone.

Read it Later has now gone through a major redesign and is now called Pocket. The developers have changed almost every visible aspect of the application, and it looks almost nothing like the old one. It is also completely free, unlike Read it Later, which was sold in free and paid versions. Read more »

Google promotes Android in India by teaming up with Reliance to offer 1GB free data

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In an attempt to gain some traction of the Android OS in India, Google has partnered with local carrier Reliance on what seems like a tempting offer.

Everyone who purchases an Android smartphone will get 1GB of data on the Reliance 3G network. Once you hop on the free data train, you’ll have a month to get through it, and you better, because it won’t be transferable to the next month. Read more »

Samsung microSD card could survive anything, even being run over by an 11-ton roller

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Samsung has been very proud of their latest batch of Plus Extreme Speed memory cards and especially of their ruggedness.

So to put their words to the test, German site Smartphontech took a microSD card from said series through a couple trials to test its durability. Read more »

European price for the Asus Transformer tablets and the Padfone revealed

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Asus brought a trio of its Android tablets to the Milan Design Week 2012 and better still, the three of them had price tags attached and rough release time frames. The prices are for the Italian market, but they’ll probably be the same in the rest of Europe.

The three tablets are the Tegra 3-packing Asus Transformer Pad 300, the Transformer Pad 700, with its FullHD screen, and the mighty morphing Padfone. Read more »

Google Drive reportedly launching next week with 5GB free space for Mac, Windows, Android and iOS

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Rumors about Google’s own cloud file sharing service dubbed Drive have been roaming the Internet for quite a while now. There are strong indications the launch is imminent and, now we hear it will be happening as early as next week.

The guys from TechCrunch got their hands on the Google Drive app for Mac OS X, proving the search giant’s intention of launching its newest service in the nearest future. Read more »

Latest iPhone 4S ads feature Zooey Deschanel and Samuel L. Jackson

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Apple doesn’t usually hire celebrities to endorse their products. In fact, the last time I remember they hired somewhat popular actors was in their Get a Mac series of ads with Justin Long and John Hodgman back in 2009. So it’s curious to see popular actress Zooey Deschanel and all-round badass Samuel L. Jackson in the latest iPhone 4S commercials airing in the US.

Both the ads revolve around Siri, with the actors finding out things and getting things done using only their voice. It’s the usual stuff, like finding out a restaurant nearby, settings or cancelling reminders, and playing music. Stuff that we have seen before in older 4S ads, except this time it’s a bit special because of the actors. Read more »

Microsoft announces names of the Windows 8 editions

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Microsoft has released the list of editions that Windows 8 will be sold in. As of now, there will be four editions, Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Enterprise and Windows RT.

The first three will be available for PCs and tablet users running x86/64 processors and will be on sale whereas Windows RT will be exclusively for PCs and tablets running on the ARM platform and will not be sold but would rather ship built into the devices. According to Microsoft, all editions of Windows 8 offer a no-compromise experience, which has sort of become their slogan with Windows 8. Read more »

Nokia’s Asha series by the numbers: an infographic

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Nokia’s Series 40 phones have a long history and have literaly sold billions – 1.5 billion as of earlier this year (to give you a frame of reference, the world’s population is currently at just over 7 billion people). Nokia Conversations have prepared an infographic with some interesting data on the Asha series of S40 phones.

Jump over the break to see the whole infographic. Read more »

Making of the new Panasonic Eluga commercial

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The recently released Panasonic Eluga sports a very slick 7.8mm profile, features a 4.3 inch OLED display running at 540 x 960 pixels, and is waterproof to boot.

It seems that this last part is what the makers of its new tv spot wanted to focus on, and they’ve released a making-of video to show how they pulled it off. Read more »

Android dominates iOS in China

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A recent report by a Beijing analytics company rated Android device penetration in China to a whopping 68.4% by the end of 2011.

By comparison, iOS was only able to snag mere 5.7% of that same pie. Read more »