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The Galaxy S3’s presence is currently being felt throughout the world. With the S3, Samsung has easily produced one of the hottest smartphones to ever hit the market. Destined to shine, the Galaxy S3 bears the specs that help it handily beat out nearly any phone on the market. But, despite its prowess, Samsung’s superphone is facing some top-notch competition. Competitor HTC, with their One series phones, obviously aims to steal the spotlight from the Galaxy S3. But, who would expect the not-so-prominent LG to throw a quad-core behemoth into the mix? One that gives Sammy a run for their…

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When choosing your next Android smartphone you should be taking into account a variety of factors before committing to a single model. Some of these factors are screen size and screen technology, processor speed, 3G/4G support, camera performance, operating system, and upgradability to future versions and world phone support. Today we’re going to focus on that last feature, global roaming, and we’re going to tell you how roaming works, because this is definitely a very important feature, especially for smartphone buyers that have to travel on a regular basis to various countries and keep using their smart devices in the…

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ExtremeTech Something historic happened in the first quarter of 2012. For the first time ever, the major carriers in the US have registered a combined decline in the number of postpaid (contract) subscribers. The total number of subscriptions of the seven biggest telcos in the United States has declined with 52,000. Sure, that’s not a dramatic fall by any means, considering that AT&T, Verizon, and the other carriers have hundreds of millions of subscribers. But this first drop ever might be a sign that people are getting tired of paying hundreds of dollars every month, for a service that they…

Windows 8 Tablet

Microsoft is no stranger to making hardware – along with the odd mouse and keyboard, it has been making and selling its successful Xbox line of game consoles for a decade. It now seems that Microsoft will enter into the tablet market. Microsoft has scheduled an event on Monday in LA, where it promises to make a major announcement. Although the nature of the event has not been disclosed, every clue is that the Redmond company, which is most famous for Windows and its Office software, will announce its entry into the tablet market. Why would Microsoft want to make tablets? Historically, Microsoft…

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The HTC One S has a dual-core processor but it’s such a pity to think that they haven’t really been optimized. The folks at XDA Developers, however, have found a way to squeeze the most out of the two processors. Recognized developer -viperboy- has made the HTC One S perform even more powerfully by developing Dual Core Mods designed to optimize the phone’s processing performance. There are three mod versions, each designed for unique purposes. The mod versions are: Dual Core Mod – designed for CPU1 (or core 2) to work all the time. Dual Core Mod Plus – CPU1…

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The Samsung Galaxy S3 is one of the best, if not the best, Android smartphones launched this year, but Galaxy S fans waited for months for Samsung to unveil the device. The Galaxy S3 was not announced at CES or MWC as initially expected, and Samsung kept everyone in the dark regarding the phone’s design, features, and availability dates until early May, when the company held a special London-based event to announce the handset. In addition to being Samsung’s best smartphone creation to date and its current flagship device, the handset was also the most secret such project of the…

play store adaptxt android

There are many replacement keyboard apps floating around the Play Store, but some simply don’t stand up to the acid test of daily use. While some of these keyboard apps are “smart” enough, they disappoint in the usability department. Others are intuitive and easy to use, but don’t add enough functionality to warrant a change from the stock keyboard on your device. For app developers, it’s not easy to come up with an app that satisfies the needs of power users, without pushing away the more casual user base. It takes a lot of tweaking, usability testing, and listening to feedback, and…

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Have you seen LG’s latest proprietary UI? The LG UI 3.0 really looks great and it’s very smooth, too. If you are bored with your current UI and you’ve been imagining what the LG UI 3.0 would look like on your device, imagine no more. It’s available for all Android devices so you can try it no matter what your device is. Many people are scrambling to get the amazing goodies brought by the Samsung Galaxy S3, just like the TouchWiz 5 which has already been ported to several Android devices, and it’s not going to stop until everyone gets…

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LG may not be the world’s best-known smartphone maker or the largest maker of smartphones in the world, like their co-nationals Samsung, but the Koreans are, nevertheless, a force to be reckoned with. First off, the phone maker has passed through a long period of lackluster evolution, marked by mediocre products and a dwindling mindshare. But now, all signs indicate that LG is back with a vengeance. And for those in the know – LG has been making major waves in their display division, and is producing what many consider to be some of the finest displays available to date. Over…

Holo-Launcher

If you’re looking to replicate that Ice Cream Sandwich look and feel on some of the older Android devices, especially for those who have been deprived of the latest Android flavor, you definitely want to check out what one senior member at XDA-developers has developed. The Holo Launcher is a light, fast and highly customizable launcher replacement that won’t burden your device’s battery. Based on the stock Android 4.0.4 ICS launcher, the Holo Launcher features most things that make ICS great and a lot more, such as: Full ICS Style ICS Icons, Folders, Outlines, Drawer Tabs, etc. Custom Desktop Pages/Grid…