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Stellar

We heard about the Galaxy Stellar twice this past week, finding out its future on-contract price at Verizon, but also its off contract one at retailers like Best Buy. The plot thickened after its BB listing was pulled off, but now we finally have an (unofficial) launch date for the phone.

S-Pen-SDK-2.2

Alongside the introduction of Galaxy Note 2, Samsung has announced the availability of a new Software Development Kit for the S Pen. Versions 2.2 of the S Pen SDK should help developers bring several features found on the Galaxy Note 2 to other S Pen-touting devices, the original Note included. The updated SDK contains new UX scenario, context awareness, and expanded drawing tools.

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Allow us to provide a distraction from the red hot Galaxy Note 2 for a while, as fresh information about the Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus and Galaxy Superior has made it to the interweb. What we have here is the possible sheet of specs for the two unannounced phones from Sammy.

Google Now

Google Now might be in its infancy, but it’s still a really useful part of Google Search. Now it’s getting even better with a new update to Google Search in the Google Play store.

Jelly Bean users now get a few cool new functions added to the Google Now experience. One of these changes has to do with movie showtimes. Google Now will populate information on the movie that you search for, such as where it’s playing and at what times, it can even send you alerts if you are near a specific theater. Another similar feature comes to sports, you can now manually select your favorite sports team and a card will be updated with information about the team, updating in real-time. Last but not least, Google Now is getting very useful public service alert capabilities. Snow coming to your area? Perhaps a tropical storm? Google Now will gather information that could affect the area in which you live, giving you updates and alerts as they develop.

xperiaion

Once upon a time, video cameras were massive, heavy devices that used something that we used to call film. Those were dark and primitive times. Sure, bulky high-def camera equipment exists still even to this day (though sans traditional film), but is it necessary to create high quality content? Sony says it isn’t. With most things though, proof is in the pudding. The task was to create an entire music video using just the Xperia Xperia Ion smartphone.

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When it comes to corporate rivalry in the smartphone market, many people seem to believe that the Google vs Apple rivalry, or the Samsung vs Apple rivalry are the two best examples one can come up with. But from where I’m standing, the LG vs Samsung battle represents the biggest…