Could the Galaxy Note II sport a 1.6Ghz quad-core Exynos processor?

 

What exactly is the Samsung GT-N7100? I’ll tell you what we know. We know that it has a Exynos 4412 processor with Mali 400 graphics, we also know that the screen resolution is 1280 x 720 with a 16:9 aspect ratio and finally we know that the device is currently running Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. The reason we know all of this is that a device labelled GT-N7100 has appeared on GLBenchmark listing the aforementioned specifications.

So why do we think the GT-N7100 could be the Galaxy Note II? The first reason is that the GT-N7000 is the original Galaxy Note so following typical Samsung numbering, the GT7100 would suggest the follow up device. Still not convinced? The new aspect ratio points to a screen size greater than 5.5″. Perhaps we’ve taken 2 + 2 and come out with 5 however I believe the GT-N7100 will indeed turn out to be the Galaxy Note II.

Keep tuned in to TalkAndroid as we bring you updates on the Galaxy Note II as they break.

 

Source: PhoneArena

Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD Trailer Emerges, Release Eminent?

Back in February, at Mobile World Congress, Huawei announced the MediaPad 10 FHD. Although it seems like it’s been ages, a new flashy video of the 10 inch tablet was posted on Huawei’s Youtube channel today. Could this be an indication that Huawei will release their flagship tablet sooner then later?

The MediaPad 10 FHD is metallic in color and rocks a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, LTE suport (some models), 16GB of storage, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 8MP rear camera with dual flash and a front facing web cam. The tablet will also boast a 10.1 inch HD IPS display (1280 x 1200 pixels). Back at CTIA we were able to spend some time with the MediaPad and you can check that out here! Hit the break for their trailer


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ASUS Transformer Pad, Prime and Infinity all Getting Jelly Bean for sure, Original Transformer (TF101) and Slider (SL101) back in limbo

ASUS said today that the Transformer Pad, Transformer Prime and Infinity will be the lucky tablet winners to get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. That’s it so far. ASUS says they’re still deciding on other devices though. The other day they said on their German Facebook page that the Eee Pad Slider and Transformer would be getting Jelly Bean too. Does that mean it’s not final? As to when the updates will roll, no time frame was given. Hit the break for the full statement.


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Dead Trigger massive update now live in Google Play, Now free to play

Yesterday we told you that Madfinger’s Dead Trigger was going to get a pretty hefty update, and we just wanted to let you know that’s now live in the Play Store.  There’s one more bonus as it’s now free to play. Here’s the full changelog:

  • New weapons: Chain Saw, Lewis Machine Gun, Marine Engine with blades and American West Rifle
  • New gadget: Head-Flator X100 to inflate the heads of zombies to XXXL size!
  • New zombies: mutated mobsters or armored SWAT members
  • New environments: underground car park or secret research base
  • Survival arena, that is tailor-made for massacre of hordes of zombies
  • Daily rewards
  • Casino: try your luck with a slot machine
  • Save game data with cloud backup
  • Support Adreno 205, including Sony Xperia Play

If you never tried Dead Trigger, hit the break for one of the download links and get some shoot on.

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Play Store Download Link

 

Full press release:

Dead Trigger on Android Free To Play and with Massive Update

Brno, Czech Republic – July 20th 2012 – Dead Trigger, visually stunning first person zombie shooter
arcade from Madfinger Games, today gets the new update the whole Android world has been calling
for.

The new update brings more fun, more blood, more gadgets. From now on players can:

* experience personally four new savage weapons (including two melees): Chain Saw, Lewis Heavy
Machine Gun, Marine Engine with sharp-edged blades and Repeating rifle, a classic of the American
West

* enjoy the new funny and handy gadget – the Head-Flator X100 enables to inflate the heads of
zombies to XXL size and… Headshot!

* meet new zombie creatures – mutated mobsters or armoured SWAT members

* explore new fantastic environments – underground car park or secret research base institute

* try out new gadgets or get more money – reveal deadly survival arena, that is tailor-made for
massacre of hordes of zombies

* visit Casino and try your luck with a slot machine

* and finally safe game data with cross platform cloud backup

This huge update brings Dead Trigger also to Adreno 205, including Sony Xperia Play!

Moreover, Dead Trigger is now available on Google Play free to play while still remaining funny and
fully playable without necessity of IAP.

Samsung Galaxy S III premium edition accessories pack available in Taiwan

Samsung and Asian telecom provider Chunghwa Telecom released a 2012 London Olympics accessory pack  for the Galaxy S III today in the Taiwan market.  The pack includes three phone holders, a couple back covers, and a figurine to mount via the 3.5mm headphone jack. The base of each phone holder is adorned with the British flag as well as one of the back covers. The other back cover is a graphic of a member of the Royal British Guard. The phone holders each use a different Olympic sport for a figure that serves as a stand for the phone – Cycling, Weightlifting and Taekwondo. The figure that mounts in the audio jack is a British Royal Guard figure and serves no purpose other than bling.

In addition to the items indicated, a static wallpaper will be made available via Samsung Apps beginning July 22nd. Pricing appears to be in the $10 US range.

source: Pocket Droid

Samsung appeal for stay of injunction barring sales of Galaxy Tab 10.1 denied by court

On Thursday, a U.S. appeals court turned down Samsung’s request to stay a preliminary injunction barring the sale of Galaxy Tab 10.1 tabs. The preliminary injunction was granted by Judge Lucy H. Koh in patent litigation between Samsung and Apple over the design of the Galaxy Tab 10.1. The injunction was granted on June 26th and bars Samsung from importing or selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the U.S. The injunction does not apply to the Galaxy Tab 10.1 II, the current model being sold by Samsung in US markets.
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The Dark Knight Rises for Android is Now Available in the Google Play Store for $6.99

Gameloft told us earlier in the week that they were going to be releasing The Dark Knight Rises on Google Play today. They’ve stayed true to their word as always and released it for $6.99 in the Google Play Store today in conjunction with the national opening of the film in the United States. The game has beautiful graphics along with some good substance. For only $6.99 you’ll have the chance to race across Gotham City either using Batman’s gliding abilities, or by using vehicles such as the Batcycle or The Bat. The two vehicles are a motorcycle and an aircraft, in that order.

With the story tied in with the film and some decent combatant gameplay, you’ve got a pretty good game. Hit the break for download links.


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Nexus 7 touchscreen defect surfaces [Video]

There’s been a few complaints on the Nexus 7 as far as the display separating and light bleeding within the display. Now a touchscreen defect has surfaced in which the right side of the screen will stop picking up touch inputs. A lot of people might not notice it since it only seems to be happen after playing a high performance game, as in Tegra 3-optimized, which pushes the hardware.

After playing a such a game for a few minutes, the right side (in portrait mode) won’t pick up a response from your touch or it will detect your touch, but quickly lose the connection. This “dead area” is roughly half the display. This issue won’t be subject to just the game you’re playing as it will be a problem throughout the rest of the UI. Although gaming seems to cause this issue the most, it can be caused from running other applications, but is rare. Since Tegra 3 games are the biggest culprit, it’s possible that it could be an overheating issue.

Sadly there is no fix other than turning off the display and turning it back on which can be annoying, especially if you’re playing a game. Check out the video after the break from Geek.com to see for yourself.


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HTC Issues Revised Statement On Desire HD/Desire S Android 4.0 Update

 

Here we go again with the HTC Desire HD/Desire S ICS update saga. After Telus announced the devices would not get the update, HTC came out with some damage control and said hold your horses— those phones are “still on schedule” to get the update. After some minor deliberation, HTC then revised its stance and wants to do further research in determining the Desire HD/Desire S’s ability to run Android 4.0. Here’s exactly what it had to say on the matter:

 

“HTC is committed to providing the best customer experience on our devices and are currently determining the ability to support Ice Cream Sandwich on the HTC Desire HD.  We’ll provide more information when we’ve completed our analysis.”

 

To sum everything up: it’s not quite certain as of now that the Desire HD/Desire S will get the ICS update after all. HTC will have to wait and do further research and investigation to see if those devices can indeed handle the current software. The best case scenario— we’re looking at a serious delay of the update, but at least it will be pushed out eventually to owners of the devices. Worst case scenario— HTC determines after its further investigation that the Desire HD/Desire S will not get the update because it deems they are not capable of handling the software.

Let’s keep our fingers crossed HTC will push out the software to owners of those devices.

 

source: Android Central

HTC Confirms Jelly Bean For One X, One XL and One S, includes AT&T, T-Mobile and Rogers Models

Yesterday, Telstra told us HTC was working on the Jelly Bean update for select One devices, and now HTC has confirmed it The One X, One XL and One S will be receiving an upgrade to Android 4.1 in the hopefully near future. Here’s the statement from HTC:

“We know HTC fans are excited to get their hands on Google’s latest version of Android. At this point in time, we can confirm that we have plans to upgrade our HTC One X, HTC One XL and HTC One S to Jelly Bean. Please stay tuned for more updates regarding device upgrades, timing and other details about HTC and Jelly Bean.”

Carrier versions of the One X and One S for AT&T, T-Mobile and Rogers will also be receiving the Jelly Bean update. There’s been no word yet on when the update will release or if the One V, EVO 4G LTE and Droid Incredible 4G LTE will be included in those update plans.

source: Engadget