American mobile chip manufacturer Qualcomm announced a new high-end processor from its Snapdragon series, the 805. The updated chipset will better Snapdragon 800 in both graphical and computational capabilities. The quad-core Krait 450 CPU will reach speeds up to 2.5GHz and have a memory bandwidth of up to 25.6 GB/second (Snapdragon 800 manages “only” 14.9 GB/s).
According to Qualcomm’s press release, the performace of Adreno 420 GPU was boosted by 40 percent, which isn’t only perfect for 4K mobile displays, … Continue reading
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Samsung has finally started rolling out Android 4.3 update for the Galaxy Note II (GT-N7100). The device was launched with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean out of the box and ran the same firmware for quite a while. 4.2.2 software was never officially released and now Note II users are getting the long awaited update.
Note II’s Android 4.3 is apparently very stable and fast in comparison with recent update for Galaxy S III. There are many changes and improvements from … Continue reading
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After the release of much anticipated Android 4.3 update, Galaxy S3 users complained about various bugs with the new software. Samsung therefore temporarily suspended the upgrade service and the Android 4.3 firmware (I9300XXUGMG9) was removed from FOTA and KIES. Here is an official statement from Samsung Mobile UK on this matter:
“As we are currently investigating the reported issues with Galaxy S3 4.3 Jelly Bean update, the upgrading service has been temporarily suspended. We are committed to providing customers with … Continue reading
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XDA-developers membercernekee recently found serious vulnerabilities in all three root packages, with which malicious apps can enable superuser (root) privileges on various devices. Users aren’t aware of this action, because no notification is displayed. Developers have already been contacted and are working to address the issues. If you are using an older version, it’s best to update as soon as possible.
Superuser from ChainsDD is no longer in development and doesn’t work on 4.3+ Android platforms. On Android … Continue reading
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Remember when LG announced G Flex with the “self-healing” back cover a few weeks back? Well here is a demo video, showing that feature in action.
A robot hand with a wire brush is scratching the regular and the G Flex plastic back covers. Applying 500g (1.1 lbs) of pressure, the scratches almost completely disappear after a few minutes. At 750g (1.65 lbs), it takes the scratches longer to vanish, but eventually they do. The G Flex even survives a … Continue reading
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No doubt the South Korean manufacturer dominates the Android market, but latest numbers from Localytics show a clearer picture. Samsung currently has a 63% share of all mobile devices – smartphones, phablets, tablets and fonblets. That’s almost a 2:1 share compared to other firms. HTC is second and LG third, together with Sony, Motorola and all others they fill up the remaining 37% of total marketshare.
Eight out of the 10 best selling Android smartphones are manufactured by Samsung and … Continue reading
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