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Barely a day after HP CEO Meg Whitman hinted in a TV interview that they haven’t given up on their smartphone ambition, up popped a purported HP phone on the benchmark scene, bearing the name “Bender.” And what a surprise it was to see that the HP Bender runs Android OS.

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It is obvious that HTC isn’t going to let the lucrative Q4 market roll by without trying to entice customers with some new devices. In the case of the One X+, it is but a slightly improved version of the leader in the One series. Now, we already know most things about the HTC One X+, the details of which have been confirmed by its recent FCC filing. But HTC apparently isn’t quite satisfied yet and is going to make some final tweak to the phone.

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It was a sad day for customers who bought the Xperia Ion LTE when they found out it had shipped with Gingerbread instead of Ice Cream Sandwich. Thankfully, Sony didn’t let that error live for long as an official update to Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4 has begun rolling out to Sony Xperia Ion LTE owners.

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According to its own website, Samsung is now working on a next-gen 13MP back-illuminated sensor, called S5K3L2, that’s meant to go into phones and tablets sometime next year. The news comes after we have already heard that Samsung has been working on a 12MP sensor (S5K3L1) that’s currently in production for upcoming devices. The question is, will the new sensor be competitive enough in 2013?

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A few days ago we heard from two official Samsung sources that the Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update will be available at some point in October, which is not that bad, but not ideal either considering that the Android maker promised that some of its 2012 flagship devices including the newest Galaxy S version will get Android 4.1.1 soon after the IFA 2012 Unpacked event.

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Even Conan O’Brian made fun of Samsung during the trial in one of his shows, clearly suggesting that Samsung is indeed following Apple’s lead. Fast forward a few months and it looks like everything worked out against Conan, as Samsung took direct action against him and his iPhone 5 hands-on preview that should have taken place a few days ahead of the phone’s official launch day. Just check out the video below to see what happened:

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The Galaxy Note 2 is Samsung’s latest addition to its high-end Galaxy-branded smartphone lineup, but we still have no idea when the device will hit stores. A recent leak revealed that German customers may get the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy Note 2 LTE version in October and November, respectively, confirming what Samsung said on stage during its special Unpacked IFA 2012 event that we attended a few weeks back.

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LG’s latest phone in the L series, the LG Optimus L9 was announced last month. Now, if a recent appearance at the FCC is any clue, it appears that the stylish phone may be headed to the USA. This is a strong clue that, unless something goes wrong, customers may finally see the first appearance of an L-series phone in the USA.