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Unlimited mobile data plans are becoming quite the precious commodity these days. While T-Mobile and Sprint still have unlimited offerings, both AT&T and Verizon have chosen to remove such options. The lucky few that already had unlimited plans have been allowed to keep them, thanks to the fact that the plans are grandfathered in.

gs3 vs note 2

Fans may be hotly anticipating the Galaxy Note 2, especially with the special features it offers over and above a regular smartphone. The “phablet” not only trumps the Samsung Galaxy S3 in terms of performance benchmark, it’s actually considered a bigger, better smartphone than the flagship S3. It even ships with Jelly Bean, whereas you still have to wait for the much-anticipated Galaxy S3 update.

But — and here’s a big but — not everyone might want to go for a Galaxy Note 2, notwithstanding the performance advantages. Here are a few reasons.

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Google’s “Don’t be evil” is weaker and weaker every time the search giant does something against its own motto. How many times did we see Google somehow managing to infringe on the customer’s privacy? How many times did we see Google investigated in various regions of the world including the U.S. and Europe for alleged actions that deserve being looked into? How many times did we see the company forced to pay a fine or settle a legal matter?

Designing the LG Optimus G [video]

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by on September 13, 2012 7:51 am
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The LG Optimus G is one of the most exciting Android smartphones on the horizon. It marks a departure from the budget end of the market for LG and signals its intention to compete with Samsung and HTC for Android flagship status. The South Korean company has released another teaser video, this time discussing the design of its new phone.

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With Apple’s iPhone 5 unveiling finally behind us, it’s time to start focusing on some other (and hopefully more exciting) events set to take place in September. First up, we know Motorola and Intel will have something new to show us on the 18th in London, but, unlike Apple (yeah, I said it), they’ve managed to keep the secret rather well while also raising some hype.

Intel Jelly Bean

Every major player seems to be struggling with sticking to deadlines and getting Jelly Bean out. The surprise might come from someone who’s just recently dipped into Android — Intel has told PcWorld it has 4.1 ports ready for its rather modest Android line-up, with the company’s employees already using Jelly Bean on their Medfield-based devices.