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iPhone 5 vs Galaxy S3

Now that the iPhone 5 has been officially launched in several markets, we’re able to compare it with the hottest Android handsets in town. In fact we have already pitted it against the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Nexus, the HTC One X and the LG Optimus 4X HD. In case you’re also interested in durability tests, you’ll also have to see our iPhone 5 vs Galaxy S3 drop test performed right on iPhone 5 launch day.

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As you already know, yesterday was iPhone 5 day. The new iOS smartphone was launched in nine countries and will roll out in 100 markets by the end of the year. Naturally, the device will be compared to every existing and upcoming high-end smartphone. In fact, we have a few such comparisons ourselves featuring the iPhone 5 against some of the hottest Android handsets available (and yes, they include video).

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One of the perks of being a Nexus device includes Google provided, factory restoration images. Today, Google has made Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1 (JRO03L) available for the global variant of the Nexus S (soju) as well as Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1 (JRO03R) available for the Nexus S 4G (sojus). These will do you good if you happen to flash a bad ROM or do run into issues tweaking and customizing your Nexus device. Sadly, the Nexus image download site is still missing Jelly Bean images for the Korean version of the Nexus S as well as both LTE Galaxy Nexus…

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Verizon will start rolling out a software update to fix the 4G radio issue on the Galaxy Nexus starting September 14. This is a problem that has been addressed on the leaked Jelly Bean firmware, but we know how Verizon likes to take it sweet time in rolling out those software updates. Fortunately, as per a leaked Best Buy internal memo, a software fix is coming for the defective Galaxy Nexus.

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A distant rumor suggested that we will see a variety of Nexus-branded devices this year, but so far the only new Nexus in town is Google’s budget-friendly tablet, the Nexus 7. But with three months left in the year, there’s plenty of time for Google and its partners to launch a bunch of Nexus smartphones, especially since Samsung, Sony and LG are all rumored to work on one such devices: Galaxy Nexus 2, Xperia Nexus and LG Nexus.