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After initially choosing Android over IOS, one must then decide which Android phone suits them the most. Whittling down your choice can be tedious, as you will be presented with a large number of phones from a large number of manufacturers. Looking to pick up a high-end Android handset manufactured by Samsung? You’ll be faced with purchasing one of Sammy’s three recent creations- the Galaxy Nexus, the Galaxy S2, or the Galaxy S3. Today we will be pitting the flagship Galaxy Nexus against the spec-heavy Galaxy S3. Now, it is a given that the GS3 is a newer, more powerful…

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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…

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Krait

San Diego-based Qualcomm supplies SoCs for many Android makers, with its dual-core Snapdragon S4 (Krait) chip powering several high-profile Android devices that are coming over the next months. But Qualcomm is a fabless firm, meaning that it doesn’t actually manufacture the chips it designs and markets. Fabrication is handled by Asian semiconductor specialists, most notably Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). Now, Qualcomm seems to be running into serious issues with its S4 chip. According to a rumor reported by Semi Accurate, TSMC has encountered major problems with its 28nm chip line, causing it to halt production. The issues appeared to…

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Wow CES has shown us so many cool new devices already and it’s barely even started. Let’s talk about the newly announced Sony Xperia S, we have seen it leaked for quite a while now. Sony has dropped the Sony Ericsson brand name, and made this the Sony Xperia S. The Xperia Ion has all the same specs and features as the Xperia S except for LTE Support, unfortunately it’s a HSPA-only device. Now for the goodies, the Xperia S is packing a huge 12-megapixel camera, 4.3-inch chassis with a 720p display. Of course we have a nice 1.5Ghz Dual-core…

Droid RAZR

Do you remember this bad boy? In late 2004, Motorola dropped this clamshell, flip-phone, into the phone market. Immediately this device became wildly popular and the Motorola RAZR was quick to become the “best-selling clamshell phone in the world”. Bearing the same popularity in mind, Motorola is preparing to release a smartphone under a similar name. Rumors suggest that the Motorola Spyder, Droid RAZR, will be “iconic” like it’s predecessor. Motorola has managed to pack a 4.3 inch 960 x 540 pixel Super AMOLED display, 4G LTE, a dual core 1.2 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, and an 8…

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Samsung has announced its upcoming dual-core processor that claims to offer faster speed, more power, and crisper 3D graphics and games to smartphone and tablets–the Samsung Exynos 4212. Samsung also announced a 16-megapixel CMOS camera sensor for smartphones, which is expected to ship this November, as well as a secondary 1.2-megapixel sensor intended as a front-facing camera and expected to support 720p HD video at a frame rate of 30 fps. Designed with a 32nm High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) low-power process, the Exynos 4212 can power-up the latest 3D graphics and games on Android devices. The Exynos 4212 is a…

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Samsung is on overdrive! This device marks yet another entrant to the Superphone Arena, packing specs to die for. The Samsung SHV-E120L first exposed itself in NenaMark’s benchmark result not too long ago, and while it made our jaws drop (again), it didn’t reveal much in the way of specs beyond its 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor, 1280Ă—720 display and the fact that it was a device running Android 2.3.5. Interested? Read on. And so we have a 4G capable device, with all the usual stuff, but with a larger battery than most devices out there, which is nice. Plus, as you will…