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Samsung has now released the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the LTE version of their Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone in South Korea, the update is available now and can be downloaded over the Air or through Samsung’s Kies software.
The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S III LTE brings a range of new features to the handset, which include Google Now, new notifications, updated widgets and more.
You can find out more information about the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S
III LTE in South Korea over at Samsung, there are no details as yet on
when the update will be available for other LTE versions of the handset.
Source Sammy Hub
It looks like Nokia’s new Lumia 820 smartphone is now available to
pre-order in the UK, with mobile retailer the Carphone Warehouse, the
device is available free on a range of contract and also available for
£380 SIM free.
The Nokia Lumia
820 comes with the latest version of Microsoft’s mobile OS, Windows
Phone 8, and it features a 4.3 inch ClearBlack OLED WVGA display with a
resolution 800 x 480 pixels.
Other specifications on the Lumia 820 include a dual core 1.5Ghz processor, 1GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel camera, you can find out more information on the new Nokia Lumia 820 over at the Carphone Warehouse.
LG has announced a new monitor that is designed specifically for Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system, the LG Touch 10, which is a 23 inch monitor that allows you to use up to 10 fingers at once on the display.
is a compelling new product that re-imagines the touch experience and
shows that LG is an industry leader in developing the next generation of
touch monitor products,” said J.J. Lee, Executive Vice President and
Head of the IT Business Unit at the LG Home Entertainment Company.
"Smartphones and tablets have already proven that consumers are ready to
fully embrace touch features. Our 10-point touchscreen takes it one
step further by exponentially expanding the range of interactive
possibilities. We believe this technology will excite and inspire
software developers and users alike.”
According to LG the
Touch 10 is designed to bring a tab
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Archos has added another new Android tablet to its range with the launch of the Archos 80 Cobalt tablet, and the device comes with a 8 inch display with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels and a 4.3 aspect ratio.
Archos 80 Cobalt is powered by a dual core 1.6Ghz processor and it also
features 1GB of RAM, plus it comes with 8GB of built in storage and an SD card slot for adding in more storage.
specifications include Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, plus dual
cameras, up front we have a 0.3 megapixel camera for video chat and on
the back we have a 2 megapixel camera for photos and video.
You can find out more information about the Archos 80 Cobalt over at Archos, there are no details on pricing as yet.
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Apple is getting ready to release its new iPhone
5 China, and now Apple’s latest smartphone has received the needed
approval by China’s regulators, which means the device is one step
closer to launching in China.
5 features a new larger 4 inch display, a faster A6X processor and
Apple’s new Lightning dock connector, and it comes with a choice of
16GB, 32GB or 64GB of storage.
as no details as yet on exactly when Apple will launch the new iPhone 5
in China, although we suspect it will be some time next month or
possibly early December, as soon as we get some more information we will
let you guys know.
Source Apple Insider
We have been hearing rumors about Samsung’s Galaxy Premier smartphone
for some time now, and Samsung has finally made the device official and
it shares a similar design to the hugely popular Galaxy S III.
The Samsung Galaxy Premier features a 4.65 inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, and processing is provided by a dual core 1.5GHz TI OMAP 4470 processor.
specifications on the Samsung Galaxy Premier, include 1GB of RAM, plus
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and it also features an 8 megapixel rear camera
for photos and video and a front facing 1.9 megapixel camera for video chat.
Samsung Galaxy Premier will launch in the Ukraine in November and will
retail for the equivalent of $680, there are no details on when it will
be available in other countries.
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Google has released a new Google Search app for Apple’s iOS platform, the app will work on Apple’s iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad and it comes with built in voice search, which you can see in the video below.
Fast and accurate voice recognition technology
enables Google to understand exactly what you’re saying. Getting an
answer is as simple as tapping on the microphone icon and asking a
question like, "Is United Airlines flight 318 on time?” Your words
appear as you speak, you get your answer immediately and—if it’s short
and quick, like the status and departure time of your flight—Google
tells you the answer aloud.
it looks like Apple’s Siri may have a competitor on the iPhone with
Google’s new Voice Search app, the app is available to download for free
from iTunes and you can find out more details about it over at the
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|Microsoft launched the latest version of their PC operating system last week, Windows 8, and now Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has revealed how many people are now using Windows 8.
Steve Ballmer was speaking at Microsoft’s Build developer conference, when he announced that more than 4 million people have already upgraded their computers to Windows 8.
Microsoft has big plans for Windows 8, and they are looking to have more than 400 million users by the end of the first year, this is quite a large task as the last version of Windows, Windows 7 reached 175 million users by the end of year one.
Whether or not Microsoft will be able to hit 400 million users by the end of the first year remains to be seen, it will be interesting to see what the figures are like after then end of the first month.
Source AllThingsD, Techmeme
|It looks like Acer has decided to delay the launch of their new Windows RT tablets, according to a recent report by Reuters and the reason behind the delay is Microsoft’s new Surface tablet.
Acer spoke to Reuters and explained that they are waiting to see how Microsoft’s Surface tablet does, before they decide to launch their new Windows RT tablets.
"Originally we had a very aggressive plan to come out very early next year but because of Surface, our R&D development doesn’t stop, but we are much more cautious,” Acer President Jim Wong told Reuters on Tuesday.
"Originally our plan was Q1, but now I don’t think it will be earlier than Q2,”.
Acer were one of the first companies to mention that they were less than impressed that Microsoft was releasing their own Windows RT tablet, we wonder if they will actually release their Windows RT tablets next year or decide to go in a different dire
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Mini goes on sale this Friday the 2nd of November, it features a new
7.9 inch multi-touch display with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels, and
a dual core Apple A5x processor.
The iPad Mini also comes with a
front facing 1.2 megapixel FaceTime HD camera for video chat and a rear
facing 5 megapixel iSight camera for photos and video that can record
full HD video in 1080p.
are two models of the iPad Mini, one with WiFi only and one with WiFi
and 4G LTE, and it comes with a choice of 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of built in
storage, and is available with two color choices, black and slate or
white and silver.
Some of our fellow technology sites have already managed to get their hands on Apple’s new iPad Mini, have a look at the reviews below to see what they thought of Apple’s latest tablet.
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|LG and Verizon have announced their latest smartphone, the LG Spectrum 2, and the handset is now available from Verizon’s website, it looks like it will only be sold online and not in Verizon’s retail stores.
The LG Spectrum 2 is available for $99 after a $50 mail in rebate, when you sign up to a new two year contract with Verizon, and the handset comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
LG Spectrum 2
Other specifications on the LG Spectrum 2 include a dual core Snapdragon S4 processor and 1GB of RAM, it also features a 4.7 inch HD multi-touch display and 16GB of built in storage.
The LG Spectrum 2 also comes with a microSD card slot which can take up to 32GB cards, plus NFC, 4G LTE and Bluetooth 4.0, you can find 0ut more details over at Verizon Wireless.
Source Android Community
|The SIM free version of the HTC One X+ went up for pre-order in the UK earlier this month, and now the handset is available and it retails for £474.98 including taxes.
The HTC One X+ features a 4.7 inch HD multi-touch display, processing is provided bu a quad core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor and the device comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
HTC One X+
Other specifications on the HTC One X+ include an 8 megapixel camera on the back plus a 1.6 megapixel camera on the front, there is also 1GB of RAM and a choice of either 32GB of 64GB of storage.
The HTC one X+ comes with a micro USB 2.0 port, Bluetooth and 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi, you can find out more details about the SIM free version of the handset over at Unlocked Mobiles.