December 2011

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We have long witnessed some juicy rumors about the upcoming HTC flagship device in the Android arena and now is the time to put these rumors to rest as we have hard facts about this highly anticipated device that some consider to be a worthy competitor to the upcoming Samsung Galaxy SIII. As most people in the industry believed HTC just announced the specifications of its soon to be released HTC OneX device. At the heart of this new baby is a recently released Tegra 3 SoC which we discussed about a lot in the past. Tegra 3 is actually Read More >

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Box some time offers really sweet deals. Last year they offered 50GB of free cloud storage space to the iOS users and now this year they are offering the similar deal to the Android users! What Android users have to do to get this 50GB space is to install the updated Box app from the Market and log-in to the application. This deal is valid until March 23, 2012. So if you want to avail this deal hurry-up! 50 GB of storage space that is provided this way to the users is accessible from everywhere – not only Android. Also Read More >

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Considerable amount of time has passed since Google released the AOSP sources for latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to the masses. Since then we have been waiting and speculating that when Samsung will be releasing the official stock firmware based on Android 4.0.3 ICS for our beloved Samsung Galaxy SII. Although based on the most recent estimates final stock firmware ICS release for the Galaxy S2 is not not far away and its very likely to be released in the March. In the mean time, we covered a lot of ROMs such as MIUI, CM9 and other ROM releases for Read More >

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Samsung Galaxy Note is one of the rather interesting devices released by Samsung as it’s a cross between a traditional tablet and a smartphone with a gigantic screen size of 5.3-inch (by smartphone standards). It makes the device much more useful for some people in terms of increased productivity possibilities but at the same time it renders the device un-pocket able. Other impressive features include a powerful 8MP front rear facing camera as well as a 2MP front facing camera. Good news for the US consumers that fancy of this device is that its just going to be released to Read More >

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One of the very basic and key features missing in the earlier versions of the Android (i.e., Gingerbread) was the ability to quickly take screenshots and save them. This was a very noticeable omission and users had to resort to install 3rd party tools to get this functionality. And many of these tools required the root privileges on the device for the proper functioning. Fortunately for us Google has removed this limitation in the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as it allows to take the screenshots using a quick key press combination which not requires any 3rd party tool Read More >

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Many advanced Android users love to play around and tinker with their device. The best option for these users is to first root the device and then experience the vast possibilities that become available afterwards. One of the annoyances with Samsung Galaxy SII (S2) after you flash a custom kernel or firmware (i.e., for rooting purposes) is that it increases the custom flash counter and a dreaded large warning triangle appears on the screen during the booting process. This custom flash counter is believed to be used for the warranty purposes and not effects the device functionality in any way. Read More >

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Over the last couple of weeks, we have seen a number of leaks for what appears to be an official Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich firmware update in the early builds and beta form for the Samsung Galaxy S2 (SII). Some of these firmware leaks we have covered here including the latest Beta Build I9100XXLPB leak of the ICS for our beloved SGS2. Judging from this latest leaked build of the official Android 4.0.3 firmware it seems that finally official release of this firmware from Samsung is not very far. This is because the latest leaked build seems very stable Read More >

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While we still wait for the official release of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for Samsung Galaxy SII, there are some pre-release versions of the firmware floating around the net. In the past we reported and presented a guide for one such leaked version of the Android 4.0.3 for the SGSII. In the past weeks there have been a number of such releases. And now the latest leak is a beta version of the Android 4.0.3 ICS ROM for Galaxy SII with the build no. I9100XXLPB. Based on the reports many of the bugs that were apparent in Read More >

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A report from Daiwa Securities mentions that the highly anticipated “true” next-gen iPhone 5 will be released by Apple in June this year (2012) at WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference). The same event at which Apple released the earlier iPhones except for the iPhone 4S for which it deviated from the tradition and was released few months later (Oct 2011) in the last year. Actually this rumor aligns well with some earlier reports/rumors were also pointing in the direction of summer release of the iPhone 5. If these rumors hold true than it implies a much shorter life-span for the iPhone Read More >

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Samsung Galaxy SII has enjoyed immense success in the Android mobile market even more so than the original Galaxy S which started all the craze. This is partly because of the rave reviews it received from around the globe from many industry experts. Now year 2012 has started and it means that everyone is waiting for the successor to the highly successful Samsung flagship product to be released in a couple of months namely Samsung Galaxy SIII (S3). It was generally believed by most industry insiders that Samsung will announce its new Samsung Galaxy SIII (S3) on the Mobile World Read More >

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