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Galaxy S4 Unpacked event on March 4, 2013 in Korea

Galaxy S4 Unpacked event on March 4, 2013 in Korea

The date has been set for the launch of one of 2013’s most awaited smartphones the Samsung Galaxy SIV. The Mobile Unpacked 2013 event will be held on March 4 at Pyeongchang, Korea.  It seems Samsung are planning to show the world their next flagship device in their home country this time. Though after this event there will be other press events showing off the device all over the world in the months to come. According to sources there has been a leaked image of the invitation of the Unpakced event,  and if this leaked pic is legit, then we may be seeing the devices in our hands by April 2013. We will just have to wait for Samsung to officially confirm...

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Jelly Bean 4.1.2 leak available for Galaxy S2

Jelly Bean 4.1.2 leak available for Galaxy S2

News of Samsung’s best selling smartphone of 2011, the Galaxy S II getting a taste of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was buzzing alot since the time Samsung officially announced it. The update was supposed to be coming in November and Thanks to our friends at  XDA Developers a leak of the Jelly Bean firmware has slipped out. The pre-release firmware version I9100XXLSJ is basically in test mode by Samsung at the moment, but looks pretty  stable. This also means that the final build is very close to its finish and will soon be rolling out in a week or two. The update brings with it a bunch of refreshing new features for the Galaxy S II, not only you get all the nifty little features that Jelly Bean brings you like Google Now, but also the new and improved Touch Wiz UX (all these are found in the Galaxy S III), Direct Call, New Notification Bar, Popup Play, S-Cloud etc. The multi-window feature that is available on the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II might also make an appearance with this update, but no confirm news as come out yet. Firmware Details:  Android Version: 4.1.2 – JZO54K (Jelly Bean) PDA: I9100XXLSJ CSC: I9100OXXLS1 MODEM: I9100XXLS6 Changelist: 462349 Build Date: 6th November 2012 Download: I9100XXLSJ/I9100OXXLS1/I9100XXLS6 So if you can not wait for the official firmware to come as an OTA update then you can follow the steps given below and enjoy, but also at your own risk! Flashing Instructions: – Unzip the file – Open Odin 3.04 (already included in the firmware package) – Restart phone in download mode (Home+power+vol down) – Connect phone and wait until you get a yellow sign in Odin – Add CODE_I9100XXLSJ.tar to PDA – Add MODEM_I9100XXLS6.tar to PHONE – Add CSC_HOME_OXX_I9100OXXLS1.tar to CSC – Make sure re-partition NOT ticked – Start flash, sit back and wait a few minutes. Note: Talk Android Phones will not be held responsible for any damage done to your device, so if you want to do it, do on your OWN...

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iPhone 4S vs the Galaxy S3 – Who will win the ultimate screen scratch DRAG race ?

iPhone 4S vs the Galaxy S3 – Who will win the ultimate screen scratch DRAG race ?

The Galaxy S III since its launch has been reviewed, tested, and even dropped for that matter and it still doesn’t cease to amuse. What we are about to show you guys today will simply put all previous tests to the test….LITERALLY. As crazy as it may sound but this guy was actually brave enough to conduct this test which others wouldn’t even do in their wildest dreams. We found this guy named “aperfectgalaxy” on Youtube who actually went as far as to conduct a “Drag Race” screen scratch test on an iPhone 4S and the Galaxy S III. It’s no secret by now that the iPhone 4S has some pretty fragile glass draping the chassis, but does Samsung’s Galaxy S3 with Gorilla Glass pose better protection for these $600-$800 investments ? YES IT DOES !! and the video will prove it. So Ladies and Gentlemen brace yourself before hitting the play button; its going to be a bumpy ride.      ...

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Android Jelly Bean to support Multiple User Accounts

Android Jelly Bean to support Multiple User Accounts

Multiple user accounts have been a thing of the past; usually applicable with personal computers or Mac books. With the evolution of the mobile industry, developers tend to come up with something new and different each and every time. With that said, a team of XDA developers have recently revealed a code that will allow users to manage and run multiple accounts on their Android Devices running Android 4.1 JellyBean. The convenience of having multiple user accounts is something Android tablet users, specifically those with families, have been asking for awhile now. While it wouldn’t make much sense for smartphone users (other than having, say, a work accounts along with personal one) it looks like the possibility of multiple user accounts is all but certain in future versions of Android. The video below shows an XDA developer who managed to activate the program code, getting multiple user accounts to appear in the power menu (activated when holding down the power button), and although it should work on any AOSP ROM (CM10, AOKP) there’s not much functionality. He showed off his handiwork in a video tutorial and after typing out a few lines of code in Terminal Emulator, you too can get multiple users accounts up and running on your ROM. The multiple account project is still only in its beta stage and Google haven’t officially announced anything in this regard. As a matter of fact, Google software engineer Amith Yamasani actually addressed multiple user accounts after a developer attempted to submit a patch to AOSP tweaking the order of the power menu while multiple accounts were enabled. After rejecting the patch, Yamasani warned that, “Multi-user feature is not ready for deployment. He furthermore stated that bad things will happen if you use it in its current state!” Yamasani went on to confirm that the Android user experience team has the final say on the UI for multiple UA’s and it will most likely change in the...

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The Samsung Galaxy S3 drop test

The Samsung Galaxy S3 drop test

Previously we had mentioned about the HTC One X’s durability after a series of drop tests while this time around its time to put the Samsung Galaxy S III under the knife.  Well there isn’t a whole lot of good news to share after watching this drop test go down to say the least. The Galaxy S III almost survived unscathed from the first drop, a four-foot fall on its back. Unfortunately, the glass of the camera cracked as the 8-megapixel rear camera tends to jut out the phone a bit. The second fall, however, is where things really started to disintegrate. A corner drop from four feet totally destroyed the corner of the phone and sent a crack all the way from the bottom right corner of the phone to the top left corner of the screen. The phone was again dropped one more time from four feet on its face. That didn’t actually cause much damage, except for a little more scratching on the corner. I said it before and I’ll say it again: a phone of this caliber shouldn’t be made of plastic. It was my one big complaint when the Galaxy S III was released, though I’m sure there are reasons for a plastic paneling. Either way, however, the plastic didn’t do much to protect the beastly phone, so if you’re a new or future owner, be sure to grab hold ofa good protective case and just try to be a little extra careful.  ...

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Jelly Bean’s voice search leaves Apple with some SIRI-ous thinking to do

Jelly Bean’s voice search leaves Apple with some SIRI-ous thinking to do

A lot of promising things were revealed at Google I/O which just ended recently including the much awaited launch of Google’s next OS, Android 4.1 – Jellybean. One of the major attractions of Jelly Bean is its integrated (offline) voice search which comes bundles up in the form of Google Now which lets you search for the most general of terms or the most specific facts very very quickly and accurately. The following video shows exactly what Google Now is capable of and how accurate it really is. Watch it till the end and get ready for a real surprise…TRUST ME. It looks like little Miss. Siri has a lot of “SIRI-ous” thinking to do now. What do you guys have to say about it ?    ...

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