Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy S III at CTIA and an iPhone user gets Samsunged [Video]

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That’s right, Samsung brought the Galaxy S III stateside for a little visit for CTIA. Before you get your hopes up, this isn’t a U.S. variant, it’s the same global version that was unveiled last week in London. They did tell me that we will definitely see this beast on the fastest LTE network and HSPA+ networks in the U.S. by this Summer. For now check out the hands on and make sure you watch till the end because someone decided to embarrass themselves by pulling out their iPhone. They actually took pictures of the Galaxy S III with it. She was having a hard time admitting she was Samsunged, but she knew she was. Hit the break for all the action…

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Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy S III Revealed To Also Sport A Dual-Core Processor And 16GB Of Storage

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News of various US variants of the Galaxy S III continue to trickle down the pipeline as we’ve now gathered news regarding Sprint’s version of the GSIII.  The folks over at Pocket Now managed to get their hands on the device’s user agent profile and discovered that along with LTE radios there will also be a Qualcomm dual-core Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 on-board.  And while we were all hoping for the quad-core Exynos 4 SoC, this will have to do I suppose.  The profile also revealed the device will hold the initial 16GB of storage which is the lowest available on the device, as there will be a 32GB and even a 64GB variant (via SD slot for Sprint’s model.  And lastly, as expected, the device will run Android 4.0.4 ICS upon launch date.  So, as far as Sprint customers go, the hardest choice to make will be, does one wait for the iPhone 5 or do you snatch the GSIII up and remain married to it for the next two years?  Feel free to let us know what you think in the comments below.

source: PocketNow

Various Canadian Carriers And Retailers Make Announcements to Release Galaxy S III “This Summer”

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If you live in Canada and are chomping at the bit to get your hands on the Galaxy S III after its announcement then this is the post for you. From what it appears most mobile carriers are looking to get in on the S III action and have gone as far as giving confirmation for this much anticipated device. So far the ever growing list includes, Bell, Rogers, TELUS, WIND Mobile, Videotron, Sasktel, Virgin Mobile as well as others.

All of the announcements make it appear that carriers are gearing for the slated summer launch of the device. Some are short and straight to the point while others give praise to the Samsung Device. So without any more hesitation hit the break below to check out each of the announcements made by the various Canadian Carriers.

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International Galaxy S III Receives Bluetooth Certification, One Step Closer to Launch

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One of this years most highly anticipated phones has just payed a visit to the office of Bluetooth certification, gaining its approval and moving one step closer to launch. Dawning the model numbers GT-I9300 and GT-I9300T, according to the Bluetooth SIG these versions of the Galaxy S III are headed Australia, Africa, Asia and Europe. It is safe to say that this group of countries should expect to see a launch in the end of May because during the GSIII announcement in London, Samsung told us that we can expect to see an international rollout on May 30th. Those of us here in the sates will most likely have to wait until June and possibly even later (you know how carrier testing can push back release dates). Either way, this is one minor stepping stone before a device gets released and its timing leads me to believe things are right on track.

So who is ready to get one of these bad boys? Is there anything that is preventing you from wanting one? Let us know in the comments below.

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via: DroidLife

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 review: Will this be the first tablet to threaten the Kindle Fire?

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There is no shortage of tablets for Samsung. They had the first mainstream Android tablet with the Galaxy Tab back in 2010. That was a 7-inch tab and since then, they’ve released the Galaxy Tab 10.1, the Galaxy Tab 8.9, the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. and the Galaxy Tab 7.7. Samsung has admitted that sales haven’t blown anyone away. For now, the only real successful Android tablet is the Amazon Kindle Fire. Amazon changed the game when they started selling it for $199. No more can Android manufacturers continue to put out tablets costing $500+. It’s now a price war and Samsung is all in. At $249, the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is still priced higher than the Kindle Fire, but it includes Ice Cream Sandwich and the full Android experience with the Google Play Store. Will the mainstream flock to it? This is my full review, but you can also check out my quick hands on.

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European Samsung Galaxy S III should work on AT&T, possibly T-Mobile too.

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So you’re in the U.S. and clamoring to get your hands on a Samsung Galaxy S III, except there’s a little bit of a problem. We probably won’t see it on any U.S. carrier for a few months. Hopefully it won’t be like last year’s Galaxy S II when the first release in the U.S. didn’t take place until October. If you simply can’t wait, you still have a chance. It will cost you some dollars, but happiness is more important right?

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Asphalt 7: Heat and Men In Black 3 coming to an Android near you!

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Mobile gaming heavy weight, Gameloft, looks to have some big titles headed to the Play Store this summer. We have already seen trailers and images from their upcoming N.O.V.A. 3 installment which looks pretty sick and it appears that we can now expect to see two more additions to the Gameloft library.

Asphalt 7: Heat was briefly hinted at the Galaxy S3 announcement a few days ago and will be the follow up to the well-known racing game for Android, Asphalt 6: Adrenaline. As usual with past Asphalt titles, we can expect to see even more amazing graphics, awesome levels and pedal-to-the-metal racing action. The fact that it was included in the GS3 announcement suggests that it may be pre-installed on the GS3 or might possibly be a GS3 exclusive for some time.

Just in time for its release in theaters, Men In Black 3 for Android will be available on May 25 for free. However, MIB 3 will follow the recently popular mobile game trend of offering freemium gameplay, allowing players to make purchases within the game for weapon upgrades, unlocking levels and having access to other in-game content. MIB 3 is Gameloft’s first collaboration with gaming mogul Sony Mobile, so it’ll be exciting to see what this partnership will develop together. The movie is expected do really well this summer and Gameloft is hoping to ride that train all the way to the bank.

So who is looking forward to this summer now? Whether you like movies or prefer games, it seems that you wont be hard pressed to find some decent entertainment.

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Recent Galaxy Note 10.1 Benchmark Test Suggests Quad-Core Upgrade

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It was last month that we heard that the reason for Galaxy Note 10.1 delay was for a nice little hardware bump, replacing its dual-core chip with the faster, more powerful quad-core Exynos 4412. Now we aren’t entirely positive that this is to be the case, but remember, a Samsung spokesperson said that the device would be entirely different than when it was announced at MWC so we have no reason to believe a quad-core jump wouldn’t be in favor.

To back up that theory, a new Galaxy Note 10.1 NenaMark benchmark test result shows a frame rate of 58.8 fps. This is a frame speed similar to the one that the Transformer Prime can produce, a device with a blazing fast quad-core processor. Just to make a comparison, the 1.4GHz dual-core Galaxy Tab 7.7 scores a 44fps and the Galaxy Note brings in 48fps. This is quite a large increase in speed and my speculation suggests it’s because a quad-core chip was used in this recent NenaMark test.

As it goes with any rumors or speculation, this Exynos 4412 idea should be taken with a grain of salt. It won’t be until we get official confirmation that we will for sure know that the Galaxy Note 10.1 will be rocking a quad-core chip. Stay tuned…

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Office Depot Lists Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 WiFi-Only Version As Available For Pre-Order

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Ah yes, the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 saga. When we had last heard anything about the upcoming tablet, Sammy pulled the device last minute due to its interest in upgrading the device, which left many of us anticipating the device sad to say the least. Well cheer up because it looks like we’re one step closer to having the sleek tablet in our hands as it is now available for pre-order thanks to Office Depot. According to the website, the Galaxy Tab 2 will be a WiFi-only model featuring Ice Cream Sandwich, 16GB of memory and a WXGA display at 1280 x 800 resolution. The tablet looks to be reasonably priced too as it will go for a mere $400 and will be released on May 11th (Friday).

Unfortunately, the site doesn’t list whether or not the processor is indeed the quad-core variant as we are suspecting. Here’s hoping Sammy doesn’t let us down and include a dual-core processor like it did with the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0.

source: Office Depot
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Galaxy Tab 2 screenshot surfaces

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What’s this we have here, another Galaxy leak? Thankfully the Galaxy S III is now official and that rollercoaster ride has closed so this new leak is for the Galaxy SCH-I705 which is said to be the Tab 2 for Verizon. BriefMobile received the above image from a tipster who told them that the SCH-I705 will be a 7 inch, 4G tablet running Android 4.0.4 with Samsung TouchWiz. The mystery tablet will run a 1.2GHz Qualcomm dual-core processor with an Adreno 225 GPU.

We have no more specifics at this time however stay tuned to TalkAndroid and we’ll being you the updates as soon as we have them.

 

source  : BriefMobile