Contest: Win an ASUS Transformer Prime with a Keyboard Dock from TalkAndroid, NVIDIA, and Phosphor Games

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To celebrate the release of Dark Meadow: The Pact, NVIDIA and Phosphor Games were gracious enough to give us a brand new amethyst grey 32GB ASUS Transformer Prime along with the keyboard dock to give to one of our lucky readers. They’re also throwing in a $25 AMEX gift card to cover an accessory or maybe some really cool games. Once you go Prime, you can’t use anything else thanks to the NVIDIA Tegra 3 featuring 4-PLUS-1″>4-Plus-1 quad-core technology. All you have to do is head over to our forum post and give us a caption for the photo below, add TalkAndroid to your Google+ Circles, and promise us that your first download will be Dark Meadow: The Pact. You have until 8:00am EST Monday, April 3o to enter. The TalkAndroid staff will decide the best caption and announce the winner later that day.

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Phosphor Games redefines mobile gaming with the release of Dark Meadow: The Pact for Tegra 3 devices

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NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 is flexing its muscles today with the launch of Dark Meadow: The Pact from Phosphor Games Studio. Dark Meadow: The Pact utilizes the Unreal Engine 3 and is a first-person action/adventure game that will redefine the mobile gaming space.

In this game you awaken in Montclair Hospital with no memory of who you are or how you even got there. You have one friend, an old man that has been stuck in this hospital for a long long time. According to him you must destroy the beautiful witch in order to escape. Of course this witch won’t be your only problem as you need to deal with ghoulish creatures along the way. For weapons, you will have a cross bow and a sword, both of which feature gesture controls. You will utilize a “pull-back’ swipe for the cross bow and the sword features a “slashing” gesture.

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Samsung marketing gone wild in the Outback

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From patent warfare to advertisement judo, the battle between Samsung and Apple has been epic to say the least. This time, it appears that Sammy has made their next move at an Apple Store in Sydney, Australia. Comical video blogger Nate “Blunty” Burr was on the scene and caught all the action on tape. This latest tactic is part of Samsung’s “Wake Up” campaign aimed at iSheep everywhere while creating hype around their highly anticipated Galaxy S3 announcement next week. Check out the video below for a good laugh!

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Apparent Samsung GT-I9300 Service Manual Sketch Leaks Out

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And the beat goes on with the Samsung Galaxy S III news. We’ve seen benchmarks for the upcoming device and now know it will feature a quad-core processor, but we now may have something just as significant to share with you all. Well-regarded Sammy blog SamMobile has obtained what it claims to be an actual scan from the service manual of the device. If you look carefully, the sketch outline of the device pictured seems to match up with what we’ve seen here… and here… oh and here in a silhouette as well.

Accompanying the outline of the anticipated smartphone are details of the internals. The specs match up with what we’ve previously heard about for the most part including an HSPA+ radio and 1080P video recording. However, you’ll note that this apparent mockup of the Galaxy S III device is clocked at 1.5GHz as opposed to 1.4GHz (per Sammy’s Exynos announcement), an 8MP camera as opposed to a 12MP camera and a 4.8-inch screen as opposed to a 4.7-inch screen. In addition, there’s a home button on this device, which goes against our previous sightings where we’d seen soft keys on the screen. Perhaps Samsung may have more than one variation of the upcoming Galaxy S III smartphone being developed? It’s more than possible considering it has multiple variations of the Galaxy S II for example.

Despite SamMobile’s reputation for obtaining accurate information in the past, this latest leak as with most leaks shouldn’t be taken too seriously. The only thing certain of the device we do that it will feature a fast— really fast Exynos processor. Until then Samsung will do everything in its power to stay tight-lipped and keep us in suspense until next week’s unveiling. I mean after all, it’s no fun if we know everything about the device before it’s formally unveiled, is it?

source: SamMobile

Samsung Galaxy S3 specs exposed by AnTuTu benchmark

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It seems that the popular AnTuTu benchmark database has stored some highly classified info regarding Samsung’s upcoming new Galaxy. The image above appears to list the complete specs list for the Samsung Galaxy SIII (note that it’s not Galaxy S3). Assuming that this is not faked, the info appears to be spot on with what has been whispered across the web for the last few months. From the 4.7 inch screen size to the recently announced Exynos quad-core processor, these specs look to take a big bite out of the competition. Of course in one week, all rumors will be squashed and only the truth will prevail. Stay tuned to Talk Android!

source: pocketnow

 

Here’s Your Chance to win an HTC One S from T-Mobile

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Alert to all T-Mobile subscribers! Have you been wanting to get your hands on the new HTC One S? Cant afford to drop the cash on one right now? Well T-Mobile apparently has way to many to know what to do with so they are giving them away to instant winners. You’ve got a chance to win one of 82 HTC One S’s that T-Mobile is handing out. Along with winning a device, is the possibility that you could win a year’s worth of free cell service from T-Mobile. Now isn’t that the icing on the cake? You’ll have to head over to the T-mobile Facebook page to enter the contest. So jump on this and good luck. » Read the rest

Samsung Epic 4G Touch Ice Cream Sandwich Update leaked (Near Official)

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Chances are that the majority of Sprint’s Epic 4G Touch users are not bored with their phone just yet. However if you are craving a little ICS flavor in your life, you may want to consider this. XDA developer sfhub has just leaked a near official build (FD24) of ICS for the Sprint GSII variant that can be enjoyed via the one-click install method for rooted devices or simply flashing a zip file on non-rooted devices that are currently on Gingerbread version EL29. As always, proceed with caution when it comes to altering software on your own, but I dare say that it’ll be worth the trouble in the end. Hit the source link below for instructions and more info.

source: xda

Galaxy Nexus Unlocked for $400 not just in Google’s Play Store

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Just this past Tuesday we published an article that the Play Store is now selling the Galaxy Nexus unlocked and void of contract for $399. Awesome deal right? We are now noticing that offers like this are spreading outside the Google domain. Here we have found that  Expansys is also selling the Gnex unlocked and without contract for $399.99. The kicker here is that unlike the purchase you can make in the Play Store, Expansys is offering free shipping. So you could save a few bucks. You’ll also have the option to bundle the phone with a Simple Mobile plan if you are so inclined. Of course, you can just purchase the device and activate it on carriers like T-Mobile or AT&T.

So as with most device, as the weeks go by we continue to find the deals and the prices continue to drop. If you have the self-control, for one you are better than me, and second, you may stumble upon that perfect deal that will get this Galaxy nexus into your hands.

source: expansys

Acer Iconia A100 Tablet Gets Android 4.0 Update For Some Owners Around The World

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If you own an Acer Iconia A100, today is your lucky day. Acer previously confirmed the Iconia A100 would get ICS, but we know that manufacturers sometimes encounter delays and issues which sometimes prevent much-needed software updates from arriving on time. We knew Acer had been working on the update diligently as we saw a smooth-running tease of the latest software, but it looks as if they didn’t have much to work on or tweak as they began pushing the Android 4.0 update to owners of the tablet around the world.

Oh and what’s more is the fine team at XDA has been kind enough to provide a download link to those who haven’t received the update or update notification yet. So if you’re feeling lucky and/or impatient, hit the download source and download links to grab the update for your tablet today. Happy updating!

source: XDA 1 | 2 (download link)
via: Android Police

Samsung Announces Quad-Core Exynos Processor, Will Be Featured In The Upcoming Galaxy S III

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Looks like as we get closer to the big day next week, Samsung will ease up a bit and start releasing some official news for the masses. To that end, Sammy has officially announced its quad-core Exynos 1.4GHz screamer. The processor is based off the ARM CORTEXTM A9 chip and will feature some impressive characteristics. In addition to having the capability to give top-flight performance while consuming less power than its competition, the quad-core Exynos processor will incorporate a full HD 30 frame per second video hardware codec engine for high resolution 1080p video recording and playback. Impressive indeed.

In some not-so-surprising news, Sammy has big plans for the chip. For starters, the quad-core chip will be the processor featured in the Galaxy S III smartphone. That means those impressive benchmarks we saw yesterday were you guessed it— based off of this blazing fast processor and technology. Samsung is possibly exploring the option of having the chip used by other manufacturers too. Don’t believe me? Here’s Sammy directly:

 “Samsung’s Exynos 4 Quad is also sampling to other major handset makers.”

Seeing Samsung chips in devices made by other manufacturers…? I never thought I’d see the say. Ladies and gentlemen, a new era of the smartphone wars and smartphone technology is set to begin. Hit the break for the full presser from Sammy.

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