Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update coming in Q3/Q4, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.1 upgrades to follow

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The Galaxy S3 smartphone is the hottest Android smartphone in town, but the device is still running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. We have already seen unofficially Jelly Bean builds for Samsung’s flagship device, including a CyanogenMod 10 preview ROM, but Samsung is yet to announce Android 4.1 availability dates for the handset. Furthermore, there are plenty of other Samsung devices we expect to get Jelly Bean soon, including the Galaxy S2, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 2 and many others, but the South Korean company has not mentioned any Jelly Bean rollout dates for these devices either. Sam Mobile now…

7-inch iPad Mini mentioned in internal Apple Galaxy Tab email [screenshot]

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A couple a days ago we talked about two important testimonies in the U.S. Apple vs Samsung court, Phil Shiller’s and Scott Forstall’s. Both are important figures inside Apple, both Senior Vice Presidents – of Worldwide Marketing and iOS Software, respectively – so it’s certainly interesting to hear them speak about iPhone, iPad and Samsung while under oath. The email One of the interesting tidbits of Forstall’s testimony was a reference to an internal email sent by Eddy Cue, who’s also a Senior Vice President of Apple’s, dealing with Internet Services and Software, back in 2011 and referring to the…

Archos ChildPad gets upgraded with capacitive touchscreen, now costs $140

Archos ChildPad
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Archos is a well-known maker of affordable tablets, no matter if we think about the high-end ones, like the G10 series that should arrive in the next weeks, or the less endowed ones like the kids-friendly ChildPad. The ChildPad was launched in late May, and Archos marketed it squarely at the parents that want to offer their kids a fun, safe, and cheap multimedia tablet. The French tablet maker acknowledged that there is a market for such gizmos, and came up with a device that is cute and attractive for children, yet smart enough to give parents the peace of…

Galaxy Note 10.1 hinted in invitation for Samsung’s August 15 event

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Regular readers might know that Samsung is planning to make August the Galaxy Note month. The Koreans are preparing an event on August 15, where they will unveil the “next Galaxy device” (if that sounds familiar, it’s because they used the same tagline for the Galaxy S3 launch), ostensibly the Galaxy Note 10.1. Moreover, on August 29, they will unveil the Galaxy Note 2 at the second Samsung Unpacked event of the year, set to take place in Berlin, before the official opening of the IFA exposition. We already suspected that the August 15 New York event will be dedicated…

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 release date set for August 9 in Hong Kong

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After seeing the reportedly new specs of the Galaxy Note 10.1 Android tablet yesterday, and after hearing earlier today that the device is already available for pre-order from Negri Electronics, we’re now going to share with you more details about the device’s launch in China. The Galaxy Note 10.1 is going to be available in Hong Kong starting next week, according to Yonhap News. Samsung officials have confirmed the news, and we also have an actual launch date, October 9. The Galaxy Note 10.1 with S Pen support is seen to be an ideal tablet of choice for Chinese buyers,…

How to install the AOSP browser on the Google Nexus 7

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The release of Google’s Nexus 7 tablet marked the beginning of affordable ultra-fast tablets on the market. Boasting a powerful quad-core processor and Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset, the Nexus 7 is not just your ordinary tablet. Despite the tablet’s powerful hardware specifications, Google made a lot of changes in the software department. The Google Nexus 7 tablet no longer carries the stock Android browser and users will have to make do with the Chrome Browser. Even though Chrome is a fantastic Internet browser, it doesn’t support Flash and never will in the near future. Those who are looking for the…

Galaxy Note 10.1 up for pre-order at Negri Electronics, supposedly shipping today

Galaxy Note 10.1
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As masterful as Samsung might usually be at building up hype around its gadgets, we can’t help but feel that Sammy has gone a bit over the top with the Galaxy Note 10.1. The 10-inch tablet was unveiled way back at the MWC in February, and almost six months later, there’s still no sign of it. Not only has the launch been seriously delayed, but it has also been extremely difficult to keep track of all of the rumors, speculations and especially the fake releases. We’ve seen the Note 10.1 up for pre-order at a number of online retailers, who’ve…

Samsung Confirms August 29 Galaxy Note 2 Launch

samsung Galaxy-Note-2-mock-up
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Even as Apple and Samsung are battling it out in the courtroom, the two companies are likely to have  a showdown in the market, too, with the launch of their latest gadgets in the upcoming weeks. Samsung, for one, is set to launch the latest version of the Galaxy Note by end of August. “We plan to unveil the next Galaxy Note at the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event in Berlin on August 29,” a Samsung representative told Reuters earlier today. This event will be held a couple of days before the annual IFA electronics trade show, considered the biggest in…

Possible Sony Xperia tablet passes through FCC

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Android devices have struggled in a tablet market dominated by Apple’s iPad. Even though some reports suggest that Android tablets are on the rise, spearheaded by the Amazon Kindle Fire and the recently released Nexus 7, a true iPad competitor is yet to arrive. Not for a lack of effort, of course. Companies like ASUS, Samsung, Acer, and Sony have some amazing high-end tablets available or on the way, but none have caught the public’s attention the way the iPad did. Sony has been having a bad time in the highly competitive smartphone arena, but is hoping for a better…

Samsung not allowed to use “2001: A Space Odyssey” prior art argument during Apple trial

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We’re back with another interesting detail from the U.S. Apple vs Samsung legal battle after having told you that Apple filed a motion requesting Judge Lucy Koh, who’s presiding over the case to punish Samsung for alleged misconduct (sharing rejected evidence from the case with the media,) by declaring Apple the winner. While we wait to see how Judge Koh rules on Apple’s recent request – the company is also interested in having the jury know that Samsung has destroyed evidence that could have been useful in the case – we have one more decision from the same Judge that…