Play your Android games in style; Check out this homemade PS3 controller Samsung Galaxy Nexus dock

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Lets face it, gaming on an Android device (no matter how big the screen is) can be quite challenging, especially if you’re playing first-person-shooters or even games from an emulator. Wouldn’t it be a dream to use a console’s controller to play these games with, perhaps a PlayStation 3 controller? A Reddit user by the name of TheRealBigLou has done just that by creating his own homemade PS3 controller dock for his Samsung Galaxy Nexus where he’s able to play his Android games with the wonderful controls of a PS3 controller. You may think this feat took some complicated contraptions to make, but it actually only took a couple of Boston clips, some rubber bands, an NFC sticker and a creative mind to achieve this amazing creation.

TheRealBigLou was also kind enough to give a description of how he made this:

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Samsung teams up with James Franco in new Galaxy Note 10.1 commercial

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Samsung  released its first official Galaxy Note 10.1 commercial, and it’s a doozy. The 2-minute plus trailer features James Franco going about his “normal” everyday life, showing how useful the Note 10.1 is for such a busy multitasker. Apparently cooking, pillow fighting, treating illnesses and owning a tiger is all easier with a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 at your disposal. Be sure to check out the full video after the break.

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Samsung Formally Announces The Galaxy S Duos Dual-SIM Smartphone

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Samsung is no stranger to dual-SIM devices and there is now another device on the way. We previously told you about the Samsung Galaxy S Duos that leaked late last month, but now Sammy has made the ICS-powered device officially official with its formal announcement. In case you’ve forgotten, this interesting device features 4-inch WVGA (800 x 480) display, 1GHz single core processor, 512MB RAM, 5MP rear camera, VGA (640 x 480) front camera, a 1500mAh battery and 4GB of internal storage. Of course the real kicker is the fact users of S Duos allows both SIMs to be active at the same time– allowing you to do things like taking calls on one SIM, while receiving another on the other.

The device is aimed at users who balance fast-paced work and social lifestyles— which looks like most of us. Expect the device to fully launch in both European and Asian markets soon.

source: Samsung Tomorrow

 

Not Surprising: Apple and Samsung tried to settle over the weekend but failed

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The jury is scheduled to start deliberating tomorrow, but Judge Lucy Koh was hopeful that both Samsung and Apple could cut a deal. Apparently both parties did attempt it over the weekend after Judge Koh asked the parties to simplify the dispute as well as ask the chief executives to talk it over one more time. Not surprisingly, nothing was resolved.

Both Apple and Samsung made a joint filing with the court that said, “The parties have met and conferred about case narrowing, but have not been able to narrow their cases further.”

I have to be honest with you. I’m glad they didn’t cut a deal. Lets find out if Samsung really did anything wrong here. I for one think that they were inspired by Apple, and not guilty of actually copying them. Unfortunately Apple owns patents that are ridiculous in itself, so Samsung could be found guilty. That would be very sad to me, and that’s not because I’m an Android fan. It’s because this type of thing happens in all industries, and I’m not sure why Apple thinks they are different from any other company out there. If things were the other way around, I wouldn’t want Apple to lose either. It’s just plain wrong.

source: businessweek

Samsung Releases Galaxy Note 2 Teaser Video Ahead of IFA

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Let the official hype machine begin. Samsung released a short teaser video of the new Galaxy Note 2 ahead of the IFA show in Berlin, which is a little over a week from now. The video obviously doesn’t reveal too much, however in normal teaser fashion, you do get a few extreme closeups and it also includes a cameo of  “Wings of Desire” director Wim Wenders. One of the closeups is of the included S-Pen, but you will also find a rapid succession of screen shots of included apps. One of those apps clearly looks like the media player app packed with the Galaxy S III. I’m definitely excited for this one, and we will be sure to let you know about all the juicy details from the unveiling on August 29th. Hit the break to check out the video.

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360 Degree Images of the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Appear

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Recently the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G became official thanks to a leaked T-Mobile internal training doc. Well, Samsung went ahead and posted somewhat of a 360 degree view of the up-and-coming 4G smartphone. The images don’t yield any real surprises, in fact, the device looks pretty standard at best. Actually, the more I look at it, the more I see a phone that resembles the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G (currently in T-Mobiles lineup). In terms of specs and a release date, we still don’t have anything concrete, but we will let you know as soon as we have more information.

source: TmoNews

$250 Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Student Edition Bundle Available Today

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Samsung is now offering the Student Edition Bundle of the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 for $250 in a handful of stores, including Best Buy, Amazon, Costco, and others. The price is a good deal, saving $100 versus buying all the parts separately.

The bundle will be available from now until September 1st, and it includes an 8GB Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 in limited edition white, a keyboard dock, and a USB adapter that supports plugging in USB thumb drives and other peripherals. Polaris Office will also come pre-installed, which will come in handy for students.

Google’s Nexus 7 is also a great low-cost student option if you don’t need a microSD slot or a rear camera like the Galaxy Tab has. The Galaxy also has an IR blaster, and for only $50 more than the Nexus 7, the Student Bundle is a great choice.

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At Long Last: Testimony Is Finished In Apple Vs. Samsung Case

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“We are done”. Those are the words of Judge Lucy Koh expressing an understandable sigh of relief after the epic Apple vs. Samsung battle out here in the States. The testimony and deliberations included words from famed professors to more or less gag orders aimed at Samsung developers. While Samsung and Apple will have a few hours for their closing arguments on Tuesday, the ultimate decision will be left to a jury of seven men and two women on whether or not Samsung did in fact, commit several patent infringements. And in case you all weren’t sure before, the panel will have a lot to think about too. In order for an infringement ruling to be made, the jury will have to unanimously agree that a particular patent is valid and infringed by a particular device. The issue is: there are tons of different phones and tablets named in the case (i.e. the Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab) in addition to the various patents.

We’re absolutely certain all eyes in the tech world will be on the ruling the jury and Judge Koh makes for the landmark case this upcoming week.

source: AllThingsD

T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S III to Receive Maintenance Update; Removes Universal Search Feature

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An update for T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S III is due out and includes several improvements, and possibly a feature being removed that will cause some controversy. Here’s a little of what you can expect from this maintenance update:

  • Resolve an error, ‘Enter Mac address’ after entering the correct MAC address in the Mobile Hotspot
  • Resolve issue where the contents of the home screen folder would not rearrange alphabetically
  • Resolve issue where name does not populate when trying to add a contact with nameID information, must manually add.

 

You can also expect the addition of a brightness slide bar in the notification shade, a new radio/modem and a new kernel that’s been on the new batches of S III’s that have been recently arriving at T-Mobile. While there’s no full proof verification on this, there is a strong possibility that this update will take away the Universal Search feature out of the S III. If you don’t remember, this is the feature that Apple has been trying to take away from numerous Android devices so it wouldn’t surprise me if Samsung took it out as a precaution.

As we get more details on this impending update, we’ll be sure to let you all know.

source: TMONEWS

Retailer confirms black Samsung Galaxy S III with 64GB storage due for October release

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Within the past ten days, we have seen photos of a black Samsung Galaxy S III and reports of retailer’s internal databases listing a black version of the popular smartphone. Now, UK retailer Clove has announced on their blog that the new color will be available starting in early October. Clove does not yet have pricing information, but they indicate they are ramping up to start accepting pre-orders.

The color news is not the only development of interest for potential Galaxy S III buyers. Clove also reports the phone will come with 64GB of internal storage as we had previously reported.

source: Clove