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The first major press conference of CES 2014 took place tonight. NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang unveiled the Tegra K1 processor. The most interesting thing about this new processor is that it has 192 cores in a single processor. Yes, you read that right. Due to its astounding amount of cores, NVIDIA is calling it a “Super Chip” since it will be making appearances in future Android-powered cars and gaming consoles.

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Want to try that sweet-sounding Sailfish OS, but don’t want to fork out the €399 for the first Jolla handset? Fret not as the company will allow you to sideload its OS to any Android device that you might already have.

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The rumour mill is beginning to spin at full speed, today the Korean site ETNEWS is throwing something rather interesting to the table.

After the disappointing sales ot the Samsung S4 and because of that the rumour the Galaxy S5 was releasing in January, to compete with their rivals 6 months device update strategy. Now there is a new rumour claiming that the Galaxy S5 will come in two version and will hit mass production somewhere in January. And is scheduled to release somewhere in March or April.

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Samsung announces Galaxy Grand 2

Posted: November 26, 2013 by admin in News, Reviews
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Samsung has announced the new Galaxy Grand 2 smartphone that features several improvements over its predecessor. To start off, it features a new design that is similar to the new Galaxy Note 3 with a stitching pattern around the faux leather back.

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The Android 4.4 KitKat update for the HTC One Google Play Edition has been ready for a little over a week and is finally starting its rollout. The update should be available over the air, but you can also download it from here:

Android 4.3 JWR66Y to Android 4.4 KitKat KRT16S for HTC One Google Play Edition

The update weighs in at 305MB. It brings the new ART runtime, which Google is vetting to replace Dalvik. Users have been reporting noticeable speed increases and reduction in lag, but ART still has some way to go as certain apps crash under it.

Anyway, HTC just released the source codes for the stock and framework components of the HTC One GPe.

Samsung did the same for the Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition and while there’s no official announcement that the 4.4 KitKat update is ready, it can’t be long now. This is also good news for the modding community, which is hard at work to port Android 4.4.

Samsung has started pushing out the Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Galaxy S4 Google Play edition. The update comes right after HTC pushed out the KitKat update for the HTC One Google Play edition.

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While most simply wait around for a company to unveil its next flagship device, some make themselves busy with cooking up concept designs for those devices, often giving us a look at drool-worthy designs and concepts that are never actually realized by manufacturers. Well, the folks over at O2 Guru TV have released a Galaxy S5 concept that’s one of the better ones we’ve seen – the concept shows off a device that’s rather oval like Samsung’s recent devices, but is curved at the top and bottom.

Yeah, the curved display on the Galaxy Round and recent rumors of Samsung using a wraparound display on the Galaxy S5 are probably why the concept comes with a curve as well, but the overall result is one of a rather attractive smartphone. The concept S5 is also made of aluminium, and the specs are once again inspired by rumors and speculation – there’s a 64-bit octa-core chipset, 3GB of RAM, 5-inch Super AMOLED display of 2560×1440 resolution, 16-megapixel camera capable of 4k video recording, a gigantic 4,000mAh battery, and Android 4.4 KitKat underneath a newer version of Samsung’s TouchWiz skin (read: more attractive version).

Again, fan-made concepts are hardly ever realized, but then again, no harm ever came from wishing for something, right? Check out the concept Galaxy S5 in the video below, and let us know what you think of it!

During the weekend an Android 4.3 update for the Samsung N7100 Galaxy Note II (the non-LTE version) leaked, but it wasn’t compatible with the N7105 (the LTE version). That doesn’t matter anymore as Samsung is rolling out the official update for both.

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Samsung investigating Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 update cockups

Just two weeks ago Samsung started seeding the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware to its Galaxy S III ex-flagship. It brought variety of new features and support for the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, but was plagued by lots of issues.

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As Android continues to rise in popularity, so do, unfortunately, some of the seedier elements that are invariable associated with emerging software technologies. The latest Mobile Threat Report from F-Secure shows some startling statistics, especially when it comes to Android.

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