Korean Variant Of The Samsung Galaxy Note II Smartphone Officially Reaches 1 Million Sales


As Samsung continues to experience unprecedented success with its Galaxy Note II smartphone, it continues to experience unprecedented sales of the revolutionary device. Recent news has surfaced that the device despite the device being launched within the last few months, the Korean variant of the smartphone has officially surpassed the 1 million sale mark, selling three times as a fast as the original Galaxy Note smartphone. What’s even more fascinating is the original G-Note ended up selling 10 million devices worldwide in just a mere 10 months after its launch, but current forecasts have the Galaxy Note II reaching 10 million sales in just 4 to 5 months if it continues to keep up with its current pace.

You gotta hand it to Samsung— when it really believes in a product, it will do its very best to convince consumers to believe in it too. Feel free to chalk this one up as another notch under Samsung’s belt.

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TalkAndroid Staff Picks: Best Android Games for 2012

We already made our picks for best phones and best apps for 2012, and now it’s time for the best game. 2012 finally brought console quality games to Android, but overall, we saw major growth for games that appealed to both casual and hardcore gamers. Although we don’t agree on the best of the best, one thing we can agree on is that we are all looking forward to what 2013 has in store. Hit the break to see the results and let us know your favorites.

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Subway Time App Gives New York City Subway Riders Added Sense Of Peace


If you’re like me and live in New York City, you know that the subway schedules can be hit or miss at times, so it’s fairly common to miss a train or two during any given day– potentially causing some major angst. Fortunately, relief is finally at hand as the MTA has announced it is giving real-time updates via public data for all of its riders. The data (which is iOS-based), is pushed through to a newly-released app called Subway Time by a third-party developer called The Holodeck, giving riders a greater sense of peace knowing how soon a particular train will be at a particular station.

The app is currently in beta at this time, so naturally the app has its fair share of gaffes and bugs, but we’re optimistic everything will be worked on and hopefully, we’ll possibly see a perfected app sooner than later. The app is available now for all of you in the New York City area, so head on down to the Play Store link and give it a whirl today.



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TalkAndroid Staff Picks: Best Android Apps for 2012

Yesterday the TalkAndroid staff picked their best phones for 2012, and now it’s time for apps. Games aren’t included in this one because we will do a separate post for that. The only other stipulation is that the app had to launch in 2012, but there are a couple of minor exceptions as you will see below. Without further adieu  hit the break to see the results. Don’t forget to let us know what your picks are in the comments.

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Bad news for Samsung: Apple patent infringements may cost them 88% of profit from phone sales

The battle between Apple and Samsung has been going on for quite some time now, and we already know that Apple won a significant case against Samsung regarding patent infringements earlier this year. Well, recently a redacted document from the court case made its way to the public, and in it we find Judge Pender’s recommendations for punitive action against Samsung. Let’s just say it’s not looking pretty for the Korean company. According to FOSS Patents, an blog dedicated to software patent suits, Judge Pender made the following recommendations:

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Huawei’s Ascend Mate And Its Massive 6.1-Inch Display Smiles Pretty For The Camera, Wants To Go Head On Against The Galaxy Note II


It’s no surprise that Huawei is planning on bringing a pretty big device to the masses in the immediate future. After seeing a tease here and another one there, we know that the new device is going to feature some topnotch specs— but we hadn’t seen a picture of what the UI and display would look like… until now. MyDrivers recently got their hands on some actual photos of the device and as you can see, the Ascend Mate sure is a beauty. You can see the device is surrounded by a some sort of a charcoal metallic body that doesn’t look the least bit plasticky, along with the placement of the microUSB, microSD and headphone jack ports. In addition, you can the Ascend Mate’s gorgeous display highlighting the rich and vibrant colors of the customized Android display as well.

Huawei is certainly pulling no strings as it wants to generate major excitement for its new device, while highlighting it will be far superior to Sammy’s massive offering. As of now, all eyes are pointing towards a CES 2013 unveiling— so we won’t need to wait too long to see the cool toy.


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LG Optimus G gets ‘Carbon-Free’ certification

Sure, owners of LG’s flagship handset may not be running Jelly Bean just yet, but they do have something pretty impressive to gloat about. The glass covered quad-core powerhouse has been certified as Carbon-Free by the CarbonFund Foundation, assuring its minimal environmental impact. This means that from raw supplies to production, and on to distribution, the LG Optimus G was crafted with Mother Earth’s uncertain future in mind. This installment continues the growing trend from LG, who also has a slew of green refrigerators and other environmentally friendly home appliances.

Well done, LG. Well done.

Source: LG

Samsung giving away free Flip Cover and TecTiles to all Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II owners

If you’re the owner of a shiny new Galaxy S III or Galaxy Note II, you’ll be enthralled to know that Christmas isn’t over just yet. Samsung Mobile USA is holding a generous giveaway on its Facebook page, offering up a free bag of goodies for those owners who register their device. Included is an official  pink, blue, orange, or guacamole-colored Flip Cover, as well as six individually programmable NFC TecTiles.

Samsung will also throw in a 50 percent off coupon code for your choice of accessory purchased through the company’s official online mobile store. Ole’ Sammy isn’t discriminating either; those who don’t own a Galaxy S III or Galaxy Note II can still register and receive the same 50 percent off coupon to use online. Be sure to hit the source link below to get in on the action.

Update: The offer appears to be over as of 10:00AM EST.

Source: Facebook
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Touch Detective now available at the Play Store – Release your inner detective in cartoon style [Video]

A Nintendo DS classic game, Touch Detective has now been released into Google’s Play Store for your Android device. You play as a young girl and solve “mysterious” cases with her friends. The animation style looks great, and if you’re a fan of this style then definitely give it a go. The app itself is free, but the game is divided into chapters and only the first chapter is free. The other 3 chapters will cost you $4 each or buy them all at once for $9.

“Touch Detective” (4 chapters in all)
・Become Mackenzie, a fledgling detective, and solve various mysteries in a “Touch Adventure”!
・The controls are simple…investigate suspicious items and people with a single touch!!
・The items and testimonies you collect are the keys to the mystery…apply your deductive skills and intuition to tough(?) cases!
・Capturing a dream thief, rescuing a snow fairy…all four chapters of a mysterious tale with heart!
・Loaded with bonus scenarios, too!

You can check out the game in the video after the break!

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Samsung to release the Galaxy Note 2 in black

A black Samsung Galaxy Note 2? Certainly not much of a surprise, but a great move by Samsung nonetheless. An image of the back side of the Note 2 in black was acquired which prompted this rumor to circulate.

While there’s no official word from Samsung on the validity of a black Note 2, it isn’t far-fetched and we should most certainly expect it to be released sometime next year.

Would you guys pick up a black Note 2?

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