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Introducing The ATIV Q – Samsung’s New Dual OS Hybrid

Introducing The ATIV Q – Samsung’s New Dual OS Hybrid

Samsung at London yesterday officially unveiled its next generation of ATIV tablets, the Samsung ATIV Q. It is a first ever tablet which runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and Windows at the same time. Users will be able to switch between Windows 8 and Android 4.2 seamlessly. According to Samsung you can use this device as a tablet or a laptop or use dock as a stand. The 13.3 inch qHD+ (3200×1800) touch screen, makes multitasking a lot of fun, as Samsung showed how simple it was from playing Angry Birds on Android, and then switching to Windows for some work. The Hybrid tablet/laptop packs a lot of power under the hood, with an Intel Core i5 Processor and 4GB of Ram. The ATIV Q comes with a 128GB Solid-State Drive, which makes it all the more powerful. Now, with all that power you require a strong battery, according to Samsung the ATIV Q’s battery has a 9 hours of battery life. The tablet also comes with a 720p Camera,  1 USB 3.0 port, 1 USB 2.0 port, micro HDMI, an RJ45 port that support dongle accessories, and an SD card slot.   Even with these many ports the tablet is only 14mm thin and weighs just 1.29kg. The hybrid tablet comes with a keyboard and a S Pen, so you can bring out the artist in you. The tablet till now is available in Ash Black at the moment, no news for more colors has been announced yet. Samsung seem to have outdone themselves this time, with there first ever Dual OS powered hybrid tablet , what will Samsung come up with next? A Dual OS smartphone perhaps?...

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Telstra Galaxy S2 gets Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update

Telstra Galaxy S2 gets Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update

Samsung in the beginning of this year, started the revival of the phone which started Samsung’s success to the top of the food chain, the Galaxy S2. The Galaxy S2 started receiving the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update. Slowly and gradually the update started rolling out all around the world, first for the international version (GT-I9100) and later to the various carrier versions. Recently the update touched the Australian outback, with users of Telstra getting the update. Its been a long time waiting, but it was worth it, the I9100TDVLSK Jelly bean update blows new life into the smartphone, with a completely new Nature UX UI, found in the Galaxy S3, Galaxy S3 Mini and Galaxy Note II. Features from the Galaxy S3 include, Smart stay, Pop up play, Direct Call etc. Jelly Bean features include Google’s new and improved voice search and Google Now etc. As it is a carrier device, you get the Telstra One widget as well as Big Pond news widgets. There is also a widget call “my account” which tells you how much data has been used. Firmware Details: Android Version: 4.1.2 – Build JZO54K PDA: I9100TDVLSK CSC: I9100TTELLSE MODEM: I9100TDVLS3 Firmware update brings the following features: – Buttery Smooth Performance & Great Stability (Thanks to Project Butter) – Full User Interface Revamp (Same UI as of the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II) – TouchWiz Nature UX – Samsung’s S Cloud services – Improved Camera features – New Lockscreen With Many Customization Options – New Features like Direct Call, Smart Stay and Pop-up Play – New Widgets (From Galaxy S III) – 2 Home screen modes – New Notification bar With More Notification Toggles – Google Now      The update is available via OTA, so if you still have received it, you can either go on Kies or just wait for the update to come OTA. I would recommend waiting for the OTA update it is less a hassle. So those who have received the update what are your thoughts about the performance of the phone. Let us know in our comments section...

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Android 4.3 Features Leaked

Android 4.3 Features Leaked

Google I/O is just around the corner and rumors about the new Android OS are a buzzing like crazy . This past week we discovered the existence of Google’s new OS Android 4.3. Now, if that really is Key Lime Pie is yet to be found out but what we have found out thanks to HTC are two new features coming with the new Android OS. HTC had put up a meeting posting , and had said, they would provide an over view about Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Open GL ES 3.0, which they said would arrive on Android devices. HTC’s Dario Laverde later sent a statement to Slashgear that though the meet up woull bring out some surprises they were not claiming unannounced new features in their earlier statement. Whatever the case may be, we do know that these Two features would be talked about there. Bluetooth Low Energy or Bluetooth Smart is used fro heart rate monitors, key finders and multi-sensor kits (temperature, pressure, humidity, accelerometer). This feature has been supported by a couple of Android devices but it not an official part of Android as yet. Open GL ES 3.0 is a graphics setting supported by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processors. This processor is currently found on the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One, and with this new graphics enhancements we can’t wait to see what new games will use its full potential....

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CM 10.1 M3 Build is Out Now

CM 10.1 M3 Build is Out Now

Cyanogen Mod or CM as it is mostly known today released the latest M build for CM 10.1, alot of devices are supported including Big names such as the Galaxy S3, Nexus 4, One X, Galaxy Nexus, which is always a good thing. If your device is not in the list do not fret, the device list will get updated in a day or two. This update is the third installment of the M series, thus making this build M3. Unlike the Nightly builds the M builds don’t come out as often, as they are properly tested and are much more stable than the nightly builds. The CM 10.1 M3 build is built on Android 4.2 so, surely you will be getting all the stock Jelly Bean features in it. Not only that but it also brings with it the new Pie Control UI. So if your tired of your custom UI such as Touch Wiz or HTC Sense, then head on to the site below and get this ROM on your phone now. CyanogenMod mirror Full List of Supported Phones Samsung Galaxy Tab2 10.1 (Wi-Fi) Samsung Galaxy S III (Verizon) Samsung Galaxy S III (Sprint) Samsung Galaxy S III (T-Mobile) Samsung Galaxy S III (Cricket) Samsung Galaxy S III (MetroPCS  Samsung Galaxy S III (AT&T) Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7″ Amazon Kindle Fire Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HTC One X Samsung Galaxy Note (T-Mobile) Samsung Galaxy Note (AT&T) Samsung Galaxy S II (T-Mobile) LG Optimus L9 LG Spectrum Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Sprint) Google Nexus 7 (GSM) Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Verizon) LG Optimus LTE (SK Telecom) Google Nexus Q LG Nitro HD / Optimus LTE Samsung Galaxy Tab2 10.1 (GSM) Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (Wi-Fi) Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (GSM) Google Nexus 4 Google Galaxy Nexus (GSM) Samsung Galaxy S II (G) Google Nexus 7 (Wi-Fi) Samsung Epic 4G Google Nexus S 4G Google Nexus S Acer Iconia Tab...

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HTC to release Sense 5.0 on Butterfly, One X and One X+

HTC to release Sense 5.0 on Butterfly, One X and One X+

The HTC One’s release brought with it the all new Sense 5.0 which is now getting ready to be rolled out for a few other HTC flagship devices. According to an official announcement by the Taiwanese giants, the new Sense update would be made available for the One X, One X+, One S and the Butterfly J (also known as the Droid DNA in a few regions). The one thing which is still left unclear is that whether the update would comprise of all the new juicy features that were announced with the launch of the HTC One including the sleek new online notifications feature known as the “Blinkfeed” besides many other improvements. The company further added that there would be a few features that would be made available exclusively to owner’s of the HTC One which means that the rest of the devices would have to let do without them. With that said, here is what the company had to say in its official press release, HTC will be offering upgrades to some of its existing devices in the next few months, including global variants of HTC One X, One X+, One S and the HTC Butterfly. Also, note that some features enabled by the new HTC One hardware will not be available in the software updates. HTC do have an old trend of releasing updates to their new custom UI over to older devices as it was previously seen when the company had rolled out the HTC Sense 4.0 update for those devices which were initially running the older versions of the software. We’ll have to now wait and see as to whether the company has any intentions of bringing the latest update onto some more devices most preferably onto those that lie in the mid-range...

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