Galaxy Axiom

Although we’ve been far from impressed with Samsung’s recently released Galaxy S3 Mini, it seems that for some reason Sammy still has faith in the 4-inch mid-ranger. And not just in Europe, but also in the States, where a slightly tweaked version of the phone, dubbed Galaxy Axiom, should see the light of day soon.

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Yesterday, Samsung made the source code for the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, and the AT&T version of the Galaxy Note 2 available on its website. Now, the source code for the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini has been made available

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

Most of us probably aren’t waiting at the edge of our seats for the arrival of the relatively low spec’d Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. That being said, if you are a developer you might be interested to know that the firmware for the S3 Mini is now available for download. As expected, the firmware indicates the presence of Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean.

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Sure, the Galaxy S3 Mini is a disappointment because it feels like Samsung is trying to take advantage of the customer by using such a name for a mid-range device. The Galaxy S3 Mini wants to be cool by carrying the same family name as its bigger brother, which also implies it being sold for a higher-than-anticipated price point. And that’s why the crowds are protesting.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

Rumors of a smaller version of the Galaxy S3 have been floating around for a while now. Recently, Samsung officially confirmed the Galaxy S3 Mini existed, but they were short on the details. All we knew for sure was that the new smartphone had just a 4-inch screen. At today’s press event, Samsung let the rest of the details out of the bag.