Samsung Galaxy S 4 Zoom product photo appears, device set for June 20 launch

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The Galaxy S 4 Zoom is set to launch at Samsung’s event in London on June 20 and a photo of the device recently appeared, seen above. The new phone packs a 4.3-inch qHD sAMOLED display, a 1.6GHz dual-core processor, a 16MP camera sensor with optical zoom, 8GB of internal memory (expandable via microSD up to 64GB), Bluetooth 4.0 LE Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, and A-GPS. The Zoom runs on Samsung’s Touch-Wiz Nature UX interface and ships with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

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First 50 Galaxy S III Owners Get Olympic Tix

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Samsung UK announced that customers who pre-ordered the S III at the Samsung store in London’s Westfield Stratford City will get their phone on May 29th. Now, invites are being sent out confirming this date. First sales will begin at 6pm for those who pre-ordered.

What’s even cooler, though, is that the first 50 Galaxy S III’s sold at this store will get free tickets to the London Olympic games. This promotion makes sense since the S III is the official phone of the Olympics, and other Samsung devices, such as the Galaxy Note and Galaxy Y, are coming out with “Olympic Editions“.

source: android central

CEO of HTC Pete Chou will carry the torch in the 2012 Olympics

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As the heading says, Peter Chou, CEO of HTC has been given the honor along with 8,000 other to be named a torchbearer during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Chou was chosen for this opportunity because of his outstanding contribution to the worldwide mobile industry. HTC Corp has presented to it’s consumers great mobile devices over the years, and had put the Taiwanese smartphone company on the map as a top global leader in mobile technology.

This event will be during a 70-day tour of the United Kingdom, which will begin May 19th. Chou’s particular run will be on July 6th before the opening ceremony of the London Olympics on July 27th. Hit the source for more on this story.

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Get London Underground service updates in real time on Google Maps

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 The London Underground is by far and away the easiest way to to travel around the UK’s capital. As a UK resident who travels to London for work on a monthly basis personally, I can tell you first hand that it’s equal parts brilliant and frustrating.

The wonderful Maps team at Google have managed to sneak in a useful update that might make that daily commute just a little bit easier. As well as planning your journey, Google Maps will now also give you a heads up on any scheduled work and real time updates of any delays etc. Just another step towards cementing Google Maps position as Android’s bona fide ‘killer app’

No Google Play Store update is required as the new service was pushed discretely earlier today. Happy travelling!

 

 

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London Bus Checker Gives You Live Locations of Buses, Never Miss or Wait for a Bus Again

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While I am certainly not one to use this app, as I live in the USA, those in London that ride public transportation may find this app to be quite useful. As the company puts it, the UK’s best-selling travel app has made its way to Android phones and you can instantly know when your bus will be arriving at any of London’s 20,000 bus stops. You can get the lite version of Buschecker by Fat Attitude LTD. which offers you a 30 day free trial of it’s full features. Otherwise you’ll be paying about $1.95 for all its features. They include:

MAIN FEATURES: 

  • Live, updated countdown display of bus arrivals.
  • Real-time GPS map of nearest bus stops.
  • Full route maps for all London Bus Routes – see exactly where your bus goes.
  • Service information – diversions/closures/cancellations.
  • Home screen widget – live arrivals for your favourite stops.
  • Tap on bus numbers to filter the list: see screenshots.
  • Details bus stop information – routes/map location/direction.
  • Map/route number display – find the right bus to get you home!

Hit the break below to get your free trial of what is considered one of the best apps for traveling by the likes of BBC Click, The Telegraph, Guardian Online, The Independent and Wired UK. While this app doesn’t work for me, I would certainly recommend anyone in or traveling to the UK in giving this a shot and letting us know what you think in the comment section below. Also if you’re interested you can check the video on it below. Enjoy! » Read the rest

London Taxi Cabbies Launch Service for Android Phones

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Anyone who has tried to hail a cab knows how frustrating and difficult it can be. However, cabbies in London are aiming to make the process easier. A group of London cab drivers are collaborating together to launch a new cab service called Hailo which will allow users to call a cab with just a few taps on your Android phone.

The clever app uses your phone’s GPS to locate nearby cabbies and how close they are. Any free driver available would then be able to accept your fare. The app gives you pertinent details such as your driver’s name and vehicle registration. For added convenience, you will even have the ability to pay your fare with your credit card. Hailo will be available for free starting tomorrow, November 1.

[via The Independent]

HTC’s London “See What’s Next” Event Isn’t For Android Devices After All

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When HTC announced a “See What’s Next” event in London on Sept 1st, speculation began on what “phone treats” the Taiwanese giant had in store. It now appears that while HTC will be unveiling two new phones, neither of them will be Android based but will be running the latest Windows Phone OS, Mango.

The HTC Eternity, a Mango phone with a 3.7-inch display, is reportedly heading to AT&T while the HTC Omega, a 4.5-inch Mango, is slated for T-Mobile USA. Additional phone specifications are spotty right now but it’s worth noting that the Eternity is being listed as having a 3.7-inch display while early reports were saying it was going to be a full inch larger at 4.7″.

There are no exact launch dates at this time but don’t be surprised if they come sooner than expected. Microsoft knows what’s at stake here and will put its considerable weight into getting a Mango based phone into as many hands as possible. With a little luck, Microsoft might actually make more money from its Windows Phone platform next quarter than it does from Android.

Now that would be something worth holding a press conference for.

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HTC Will Hold A London Meet Up Event, Says To Come Out And “See What’s Next”

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If you’re going to be in the London area in a couple of weeks and want to experience “a few phone treats” then HTC has got a little something for you.   The Taiwanese giant is holding a meet-up event on Thursday, Sept 1st from 6:30pm-11:00pm.  The company issued the public invite via its official UK Facebook page.  As the company touts to “come see what’s next”, one has to wonder what’s in store for us.  Is it possible we could see devices like the HTC Ruby or the Puccini tablet aka the Jetstream?  There’s only one way to find out, be there or be square.   Hit the break for more info and feel free to leave your predictions in the comments below.   » Read the rest

Want To See The HTC Sensation Launch Event?

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Did you catch HTC’s little shindig in London yesterday?   If you missed it, don’t fret, check out the 27 min long intro for the the latest and greatest HTC device to hit the market.  The Sensation is sure stirring up the masses in great anticipation.  As a T-Mobile customer myself, I highly look forward to getting my hands on the Sensation 4G when it rolls out.  For now, I’ll have to just enjoy these videos of the device from a distance.  Enjoy the video and let us know what you think of the device in the comments below.

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HTC event scheduled for September 15, rumors of a tablet intensify

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HTC is holding an event in London on September 15th, and speculation is mounting over what will be announced  Many are expecting an announcement of the long awaited HTC Android tablet, as well as an updated Desire.  Perhaps they will also announce additional HTC retail locations, or perhaps even an HTC lunchbox!  Well, maybe not the last one, but you get the idea.

Check back next Wednesday, where we will bring you all the important details which emerge from the event.

Also, if you’re going to be in London on the 15th, you can RSVP for the event on Facebook.

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