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iPad still dominates the tablet realm, but Android is getting close, analysis shows [UPDATED]

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We just got the report on the tablet market in 2011 from Strategy Analytics and it tells some interesting stories. The iPad managed to just over double its sales compared to 2010 and is still the dominant force, holding a market share of 57.6%.

However, the iPad is no longer able to keep up with the overall market growth, which is fueled by the strengthening Android sales. The green robot tablets shipments grew over three times year-over-year and that helped them reduce the gap to their iOS counterparts. Read more »

Open webOS 1.0 to arrive by September, Enyo 2.0 framework released today

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Last month, HP announced its intentions to make webOS open source, however, they provided little in terms of details as to when this will actually happen. Today, they have announced the schedule, which details how the process will take place over the course of the year and then finally, in September, the OS source code, now named Open webOS, will be released.

Starting today, HP is releasing the Enyo 2.0 framework that will allow the developers to create applications for the platform. Unlike the previous version, 2.0 supports browsers other than those using the WebKit engine for creating apps. HP will also be using a standard Linux kernel, like on Android, that should allow the OS to run on a wider range of hardware. Read more »

Facebook contribute £2.2bn, along with over 35,000 jobs to the UK economy

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It’s no secret that the Euro zone’s economy isn’t on the whole, riding high right now. Not only that, the UK managed to hit the £1 trillion debt mark, just the other day.

The UK have Facebook to thank for a sizeable contribution to their economy right now

So with the shadow of a double-dip recession looming back into view, who are the UK turning to in order to stimulate their economy? Facebook, apparently. Read more »

Samsung tears the Galaxy Note to pieces, saves iFixIt the effort

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Normally, it goes like this – a cool product enters the market and the crafty guys from ifixit take its shiny new body to pieces and expose every chip hiding inside. Well that didn’t happen with the Samsung Galaxy Note, so the Koreans took it upon them to perform the task.

Samsung has provided detailed descriptions of all the important Galaxy Note functional elements. You should keep in mind that what we have here is the US version of the Note, featuring a Qualcomm chipset and LTE, instead of Exynos and HSPA+. Read more »

Fan-made Sony Ericsson Xperia music video will warm your heart

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Fans of the Sony Ericsson brand gather around, because now you’ve got yourself a theme song on which to cheer your beloved phones.

Well-known Xperia fan and YouTube user Domothy85 has created a third music video to celebrate the Sony Ericsson Xperia line-up and who knows, maybe attract new Xperia owners. The lyrics are really catchy and combined with the New Jagger melody by Maroon 5 it could really be worthy for your daily music playlist. Read more »

Power-Up: Sources suggest that the next-gen Xbox console will use a Radeon 6000 series-based GPU

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With Microsoft’s next-gen console expected to hit stores between late October and early November 2013, speculation of its final hardware is already on everyone’s lips.

a Radeon 6670-graphics card

That latest rumblings contradict initial speculation that the Xbox ’720′ was going to utilize AMD’s Radeon 7000 series Southern Islands GPUs and in their place, it’s expect to be using a derivative of a Radeon 6000 series unit. Read more »

Samsung I9103 Galaxy R completes the battery test course, can it beat the I9100 Galaxy S II? [TEST]

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The Samsung Galaxy R is wiping the sweat from its brow as it just finished our battery test. We were curious to see how it will stack up against the Galaxy S II, but we’ll compare it to the other phones we’ve tested as well.

The SC-LCD screen should handle web pages better (since they are predominantly white, not a good scenario for AMOLEDs) and the chipset is clocked 200MHz lower, which might give the Galaxy R a crucial advantage when it comes to battery performance. Let’s find out. Read more »

Jailbreaking and rooting could soon become illegal again, unless you act now

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Back in July of 2010 the US government ruled that jailbreaking and rooting weren’t a crime as long as the intention behind them isn’t circumventing copyright.

The ruling is set to expire soon and unless renewed, jailbreaking and rooting of smartphones will become illegal once again. Read more »

Asus Transformer Prime to get its bootloader unlocked in February

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Asus surprised nastily quite a lot of people, when they shipped their Transformer Prime monster of a tablet with a locked bootloader, but it seems that things are about to fall back into place. The company just announced through its Twitter account that the tool for unlocking the quad-core beast is on its way.

According to Asus, it should be coming in February and that is just a week away now. There are no more details given, but we guess those will be made available when the tool is finalized. Read more »

Apple posts its highest quarterly revenue and earning figures, sells a truckload of iPhones, iPads and Macs

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There will be much celebration going on in 1, Infinite Loop, Cupertino right now and rightly so because the company just posted its highest quarterly revenue and earnings figures ever along with record-breaking iPhone, iPad and Mac sales.

Apple posted a record quarterly revenue of $46.33 billion and record quarterly net profit of $13.06 billion, or $13.87 per diluted share, which is up by almost 50 percent over last year’s quarter. Apple also generated over $17.5 billion in cash flow during this quarter and their total bank balance now sits at a lofty $97.6 billion in cash. Read more »

SMART UK: A look at some of the most promising projects coming to MWC from the UK this year

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UKTI (Trade & Investment) have aggregated the nation’s most promising new mobile products and services ahead of Mobile World Congress next month, so lets see which of these endeavors has potential to shape the future of the industry.

The UK's idea

On Monday we attended a unique pre-MWC event in London where 19 companies showcased their latest projects centered around mobile technology, aiming to influence all manner of fields including healthcare, education, the environment, business, marketing, security and design. Read more »

Vimeo rolls out its new design, brings plethora of new features

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Vimeo, the established video hosting website for video and design creatives all over the world, is slowly pushing its new design to users around the globe.

As it turns out, this is Vimeo’s first redesign since 2007. According to the site staff, the update is huge and will bring the service up to speeds with its main competitors. Read more »

Sony Tablet S and Tablet P to be updated to Android 4.0 ICS according to mod in Sony’s forum

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New reports suggest that Sony is already testing ICS on their two Android tablets and that the public release of the update should coincide with the release of the update for the company’s now wholly owned Xperia lineup some time in April.

Sony is also allegedly preparing “some really cool unique bits” to spice up the Android 4.0 for its tablet devices, but we can only guess.

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A new unofficial ROM lets you taste the MIUI flavor of Ice Cream Sandwich on your Galaxy S II

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Those of you that are eager to take Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for a spin on their Samsung Galaxy S II just got another option. In addition to flashing the leaked Samsung beta ICS ROM (which we tried), you can now try the ICS-based latest version of the MIUI ROM.

The unofficial release is said to be quite stable and ready to do the job as your everyday ROM. Of course, MIUI comes with a heavily customized interface, so if you are a fan of the stock ICS looks you probably don’t need to bother with this one. Read more »

Samsung keeps the ad war going – adds two more videos to its arsenal

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Samsung continued its controversial (but admittedly rather funny) promo campaign of the Galaxy S II with a couple of new videos.

Just like the previous ads that we covered, these two take a dig at the die-hard Apple fans, who seem to be so detached from the world, that they would prefer spending hours in queues and even camping in front of the store, instead of getting an obviously superior product like the Galaxy S II. Read more »