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HTC One X torn down, take a peek inside

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HTC’s quad-core Tegra 3-wielding flagship One X got the teardown treatment over in China.

If you were wondering what secrets hide behind the gorgeous Super LCD 2, read on to find out. Read more »

Samsung might also unveil a new tablet at the May 3 event in London

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Samsung could be lining up for a new Galaxy Tab announcement at their big London event on May 3.

According to sources close to the matter, the announcement of the upcoming Galaxy S II successor will be joined by a launch of a new tablet. And it won’t be a quad-core Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, which was rumored to be coming later down the road. Read more »

Latest update to Facebook for Android will flood your app drawer with two additional icons

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Facebook has released a new update for its Android app. Version 1.9.0 brings a much needed performance update, and the whole app feels a lot faster than before.

Unfortunately, it also brings along a new nuisance. Facebook has decided that it will be a good idea to provide direct shortcuts to the messenger and image upload service, so now they have dedicated icons for both of these in your app drawer, taking the total count of icons for a single app to three! Read more »

Google+ SMS now available in 41 additional countries

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If you haven’t heard of the Google+ SMS service until now, I wouldn’t blame you. The service isn’t particularly popular (neither is Google+, for that matter) and was only available in the US and India until now.

Google has now expanded the list of countries where the service is now functional and it includes the following places: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Benin, Cambodia, Cameroon, Congo (DRC), Cote D’Ivoire, Egypt, Ghana, Guinea, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zambia. Read more »

Crysis 3 teaser trailer released

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A few days ago, Crytek announced that the third game in the Crysis series will be out in 2013 and now the first teaser trailer has officially been released.

Being true to its name, the teaser shows only a handful of the key elements of the game. For starters, you see that the game is based again in New York City like the previous one, except this time it is within a sealed off portion covered by the Nanodome. Read more »

Share to Google Drive option pops up during an Android Developers Hangout

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If you had any form of doubt after all the leaks, rumors and reports of Google Drive being real and launching next week, this video should put them to rest.

It’s from the latest Android Developers hangout on Google+ and shows Google Drive listed as a sharing option on one of the developer’s phones. Read more »

New AMD Trinity and Brazos 2.0 APUs now shipping

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AMD have announced that their upcoming processor and GPU combo chips, which shipped last quarter to OEMs, are just about to hit market availability.

Set to sport superior performance-per-watt over the previous generation A-Series APUs, the new Trinity line should find a home in upcoming ultrathin notebooks and tablets. Read more »

Microsoft reports record-breaking Q3 results

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Microsoft has announced its Q3 financial results and things are looking bright for the software giant. The record-breaking revenue for the quarter ending on March 31, 2012 was $17.41 billion, representing a 6% growth over the same period of 2011.

Additionally, the operating income saw a 12% boost compared to last year and reached $6.37 billion. Net income was $5.11 billion ($0.60 per diluted share), which is actually slightly lower than it was in the holiday quarter, but this doesn’t make Steve Ballmer any less optimistic about the future.. Read more »

We’re done testing the HTC One V battery life, here are the results

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The HTC One V just completed its final lap in our battery test course and we’re ready to share how the most affordable member of the One family did. It has a relatively small LCD screen and a single CPU core, so its 1500mAh battery should last longer than the slightly larger battery in the One S, which has a bigger AMOLED screen and two CPU cores to feed.

HTC haven’t listed any official battery life numbers on their site, so this is our first look at how long the One V lasts on a daily basis. Read more »

Blizzard opens Diablo 3 Beta to everyone this weekend

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Less than one month before we get to free Sanctuary from the forces of Evil, Blizzard will be making the beta of Diablo 3 accessible to everyone. Starting on April 20 at 12:01 p.m. PST and ending on April 23 until 10:00 a.m. PST, everyone with a Battle.net account will be able to hop on the Diablo 3 beta server and slash some monster in what is undoubtedly the most hotly anticipated game in recent years.

Blizzard is taking the opportunity to do a last stress test of its servers before putting an end to the Diablo 3 beta on May 1st. Read more »

Mozilla Boot To Gecko to debut in Brazil says company CEO

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Mozilla’s CEO Gary Kovacs announced in Sao Paulo yesterday that Brazil is going to be the first country to see the launch of the company’s HTML5-driven Boot To Gecko smartphones.

This was somewhat expected since Mozilla announced its partnership with carrier Telefonica, which has strong presence in Brazil. Kovacs also announced he expects devices to start hitting the shelves there by the end of this year or in early 2013 at the latest. Read more »

Nokia PureView 808 shoots its own promo video

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Most smartphone manufacturers use insanely expensive equipment to shoot the promos of their devices. Nokia, however, didn’t need any of this as it has the PureView 808.

The Finns have recorded the latest promo video of their upcoming flagship cameraphone on the device itself, but you probably wouldn’t have guessed that if we didn’t tell you. Read more »

HTC One X drop test surfaces

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The HTC One X was released in Europe a few weeks back, and its been making the internet rounds ever since, undergoing almost every test under the sun and scoring some impressive results along the way.

If you’re thinking about picking up one of these bad boys, then you may be curious to see how it performs in a drop test. Or, maybe you just like seeing expensive, brand-new smartphones dropped from various heights. Read more »

NVIDIA Tegra 3+ with improved performance arriving this year, won’t have LTE

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NVIDIA announced that it will be releasing an updated version of the Tegra 3, called the Tegra 3+, some time in 2012. It will feature improved performance and will be available on both tablets and smartphones.

Unfortunately, though, unlike what it said before, this updated version won’t be bringing LTE support to Tegra 3. This has been one of the shortcomings of this chipset because of which hardware manufacturers such as HTC had to turn to Qualcomm for powering their LTE phones. Read more »

HTC survey says customers prefer thin phones over better battery life

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In a survey conducted last year, HTC asked its customers whether they prefer phones with great battery life or those that compromise battery life to be thin and it seems the majority of the people voted for the second option.

HTC was to use the results of this poll to decide the design of their future products and considering the outcome, decided to discard phones with massive 3,000mAh+ batteries in favor of those that are thinner. Hence, the One series phones. Read more »