Thanks to CyanogenMod team, Jelly Bean (CM10) preview now available for International Samsung Galaxy S III (I-9300)

 

Yesterday we reported that an early build of CyanogenMod 10 was released for several US Samsung Galaxy S III variants. The T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T Galaxy S III all got a taste of Jelly Bean and now it seems as if the international I-9300 S III has received the same treatment. So far WiFi tethering and the FM radio are quite buggy and still need some time to be worked on. While the camera works, it’s quite unstable and FC’s on occasion.

Keep in mind that these are just “preview” builds and aren’t meant for daily use just yet. One thing I have learned in my experience of rooting is that you never doubt these developers. In due time I’m sure they will iron out the remaining kinks and continue to refine the ROM. If you have an international Galaxy S III and interested in giving this a shot, then head over to the source link for instructions. Enjoy!

source: XDA

Release of 64GB Samsung Galaxy S III still planned for second half of 2012

Despite recent rumors that the device has been canceled, Samsung appears to still have plans in place to release a 64GB version of the Samsung Galaxy S III before the end of 2012.  According to a Samsung spokesperson, “the 64GB model of the GALAXY S III will be available during the second half of this year. The market availability and timing may vary and will be determined at the time of release.” Readers may note from the statement the lack of commitment to releasing the phone in all markets.

Considering a 64GB model could be paired with a 64GB microSD card for a stunning 128GB of memory, it this a model you would be willing to wait for? We’ll continue to watch for further news regarding this version of the Galaxy S III.

source: Android Central

Need a Hammer? The Oppo Finder (World’s Thinnest Smartphone) is Ready for the Job

Man! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve found myself trying to nail a board into a wall and I didn’t have a hammer, just my phone. Well if you are a lucky owner of the worlds thinnest smart phone, The Oppo Finder, you may never need a hammer again.

Every once in a while I come across a device that seems so fragile that if I hold it wrong it will snap in half, let alone pound a nail into a 1×10. Crazy right? Check out the video below to see it in action.


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HTC “Still On Schedule” With Desire HD ICS Upgrade, Rumors Of Cancellation Greatly Exaggerated

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Canadian carrier TELUS had mentioned last week that the Android 4.0 upgrade for the HTC Desire HD had been canceled, citing “poor device performance in testing.” Since Ice Cream Sandwich has been known to run fine on many devices with lower specs, this raised a few eyebrows. The fine folks over at Android Central felt the same way and decided to reach out to HTC to get the skinny.

Here’s what HTC told them:

We remain committed to providing customers with the latest software updates when possible. As such, we are pleased to confirm we are still on schedule to deliver an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for both the HTC Desire HD and Desire S.

So TELUS apparently didn’t get that memo. Looks like the Desire HD and Desire S both have a little more life left in them. That’s good news.

source: android central

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light now available in Google Play, Xperia devices only

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is now available in the Google Play Store for the respectable price of $1.29. Sadly, Sony Xperia devices currently have exclusive rights, thus this game isn’t compatible for any other device. Hopefully the exclusivity expires sooner rather than later as I’m sure there’s a hefty amount of Tomb Raider fans out there that would love to get their hands on this game.

This game is a near direct port that was initially released on the Playstation Network and Xbox Live Marketplace back in 2010. The game was first ported onto iOS devices and has now made its way to Android. If you own a Sony Xperia device, head over to the download link or QR code after the break to make your purchase!
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Google kindly updates shipping status for Nexus 7 pre-orders

It’s safe to say that Google’s new Nexus 7 has been in high demand since its announcement at this years Google IO event. With so many pre-orders, I’m sure it has been quite a challenge for Google to ship these units out on a timely fashion. Thankfully, they’ve given us an update on their current plans for shipment of Nexus 7′s that were ordered on or before July 13th. When your device ships you should receive a notification from Google Play with a shipping tracking number. Here are the specific details by country for devices ordered before or on July 13th:


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German Court Rules Motorola Xoom Does Not Infringe on the iPad

On Tuesday, a German court ruled the Motorola Xoom, made by Google Inc.’s Motorola Mobility, does not infringe on Apple’s iPad. In addition, Motorola had claimed the iPad’s design patent was invalid which was denied by the court.

Apple’s main goal was to have the device banned across Europe, claiming the design of the Xoom infringed upon three iPad designs. Even though the judges ruled against Apple’s claim, they denied Motorola’s counterclaim that the iPad design patent was invalid. The court ultimately rejected both parties and Apple was required to pay two-thirds of the costs and Motorola to pay one-third.

In two previous hearings, Judge Johanna Brueckner-Hofmann indicated that the court was leaning in Motorola’s favor, saying the design of the tablet was sufficient enough to give it individual character.
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Google weather searches get interactive on Android tablets

A few weeks after updating the way Google handles weather searches on Android, Google announced similar functionality for tablet devices. Users can simply type in “weather” in their browser or on the Google search page. At the top of the results page, an interactive weather “report” will display, strongly influenced by the Google Now service available in Jelly Bean.
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8GB Nexus 7 “In Stock” through Google Play, Ships Immediately

Many of you have already ordered a Nexus 7 and if you have done so recently, you have noticed that ship times were from three to four weeks. Obviously, the 16GB version is they way to go because it doubles the storage for only 50 bucks more but if you are willing to settle for the 8GB version you can have a shiny new N7 in only a matter of a few days. The 8GB device has recently been listed as “in stock” on Google Play and will ship to your house immediately. Knowing how much demand there is for this tablet who knows how long the 8GB unit will remain in stock. If you are looking for some instant gratification I recommend acting quick. Hit up the source link below to place your order.

source: Google Play

ASUS confirms Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is coming to the entire Transformer family and Eee Pad Slider.

We certainly expect Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to make its way to ASUS Transformer devices sooner rather than later. Let’s face it, ASUS has one of the best track records for updates as the Transformer Prime received the Ice Cream Sandwich update in January, and the original Eee Pad Transformer (TF101) received it February. We fully expect Jelly Bean to land on the higher end devices, but there was a rumor floating around that the Eee Pad Transformer and the Eee Pad Slider might not be so fortunate. Supposedly an ASUS rep at a press conference in the Netherlands said that it’s unlikely that either device would receive the update. Of course the rest of the lineup was good to go.

Today, ASUS Germany denied the comment and said that the Jelly Bean update is confirmed for the Transformer Prime (TF201), Transformer Pad (TF300), and Transformer Infinity (TF700), but also confirmed that the Eee Pad Transformer (TF101) and Eee Pad Slider (SL101) will also get the update.


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