One of the biggest rivals to the iPhone 4S is the Samsung Galaxy S3 and it has caused quite a stir thanks to its powerful hardware. It is one of the best Android smartphones money can buy and boasts features like a 4.8 inch Super AMOLED display, 8 megapixel camera and it runs on Android 4.0 ICS. Check out our full Samsung Galaxy S3 review below.
Spanish security expert Sebastian Guerrero has discovered what he calls the “Friendship Vulnerability” in Instagram. This flaw allows anyone to add themselves as friends to your accounts and as a result they can see photos you’ve labelled as private, as well as your profile information.
The Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update is coming out slowly over the air, but you can update manually if you can’t wait. I’ve previously unlocked my phone’s bootloader and installed superuser, but generally I like to keep things as stock possible (no kernel hacks, no custom ROMs, no custom recovery manager). If you run a similar set-up, upgrading is simple and can be done without connecting the phone to a computer.
This is the LG VS930, known to most as the Optimus LTE2. Looking at these images, we can be assured that LG are not introducing a dedicated home button. Endgadget’s source tells us we can look forward to the following specs, though:
The Samsung Galaxy S3 and the HTC One X are both flagship phones and are both impressive pieces of engineering. Both phones have huge 720p screens, dual or quad-core processors and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Either phone would grace your palm, but neither is perfect.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is the most sought after Android smartphone on the market right now, with lots of US customers gagging to get hold of one. If you’re about to pre-order it from Verizon there’s some bad news – the US’ biggest network has delayed the Samsung Galaxy S3 shipping to July 19.
It was just a matter of waiting while Google made the announcement that Jelly Bean Android 4.1 was rolling out for the Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ and now the wait is over. The update will be coming within the next few days and it will be an OTA update.
Motorola Mobility had launched the Motorola Atrix HD LTE earlier this week and the big question on everyone's liops is whether it is a better buy than the Samsung Galaxy S3. It could end up being so as in the US it is an inexpensive option. Another big question is which of the phones might get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean first.
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Motorola ATRIX HD LTE
The Motorola Atrix HD LTE is a top of the range Android handset that comes with a mid-range price tag of $99.99, half of that of the $199.99 Samsung Galaxy S3. It has a 4.5 inch TFT LCD screen, which according to Motorola has one of the highest resolutions on a smartphone which comes with vibrant colours and sharper, clearer images. The display is smaller than that of the Samsung Galaxy S3 with its 4.8 inch Super AMOLED screen. While Pentile and TFT LCD is both top of the range, LCD is a little bit better in our opinion when it comes to outdoor usage.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with ICS and the Nature UX skin with water droplets on the background and water effects on the lock screen. The Atrix HD also comes with ICS but has a more ICS like skin which does tend to look better thanks to the lock screen, call interface and notification bar being based of the Holo UI. It is thought that both handsets will get the Jelly Bean update in time and Samsung will be telling us soon which handsets will be updated in its range. At the moment Motorola have not said anything about the update, but PopHerald reports that they will deliver it to customers as soon as possible.
The Motorola Atrix HD has a smaller battery at 1750mAh than the S3 at 2100mAh and while they say bigger is better it is the software that counts and the Atrix HD comes with SmartActions which supports the battery giving it longer life by disabling sync in the background and connections when they are not necessary.
The S3 also has a battery saver which can be changed in the power saving feature of the phone. However it limits the maximum performance of the handset, adjusting screen brightness and colour in a manner which looks disappointing.
Both phones have a quality look and build about them and are thin. The Atrix HD has a Kevlar coating which does make it stand out above the S3 with its plastic glossy back.
One of the biggest pluses for the Atrix HD is the price tag of $99.99 compared to the $199.99 of the Galaxy S3. At the moment the S3 is selling very well so only time will tell if the Atrix HD can beat it.
It seems that while we thought we knew everything there was to know about the Nexus 7, we don’t. One rather curious owner of the device came across a hidden feature in their handset when they got curious and exposed their tablet to magnetic forces. It seems that device has a magnetic smart cover sensor.
The people at DisplayMate took a look at three AMOLED screens from the Galaxy S, S2 and S3 which gives users an insightful look into how Samsung have progressed with their AMOLED technology. Here were some of their findings which we found particularly important and worthy of highlighting.
There has been more insight into the design of the iPhone 5 thanks to pictures of an engineering sample which has been milled from a block of metal. The picture does seem to confirm some of the many rumors that have been floating around but then it also raises many questions. Apple is keeping quiet and of course bloggers are having a field day.
It is about time that HTC released a tablet and it seems that is just what they are about to with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean pre-installed.
While HTC seemed to have given up on flooding the market with cheap handsets, they could be getting ready to release a range of Desire budget friendly handset. The codename is the HTC Proto and it will join alongside the Desire C which previously had the name of the HTC Golf.
Motorola have announced the Razr V Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich phone. It is thin and has DuPont Kevlar on the back. The Razr V will have a 1.2GHz dual core processor and a 4.3 inch ColorBoost qHD LCD display which is said to be scratch resistant and splash guard protection. The handset will also have an 8 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and aGPS.
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