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Apple sells 2 million iPhone 5 in China over the weekend

According to the short press release, Apple told Monday that it sold more than 2 million iPhone 5s in China in their first three days of availability. Apple’s Chinese division have managed this number by selling the iPhone 5 through various channels, which CEO Tim Cook says is “setting a new record with the best first weekend sales ever in China”.

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Apple sells two million iPhone 5 in China in opening weekend

The phone first released for sale on Sept. 21 in the U.S., Germany, France, Japan and five other countries, with more than 5 million of the phones sold in the first three days. In comparison, they now sold two million of them in China itself.

But considering just how many more people live in China as compared to other countries, is two million all that much? No doubt, it has set a new record for the best first weekend in China, but the previous number would’ve been much smaller so it’s not a hard record to break now, What do you say ?

Android 4.1 update for AT&T Motorola Atrix HD

Holding onto the Motorola Atrix HD for AT&T? Roughly five months after its release, the Motorola Atrix HD for AT&T got treated to an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The refresh will be available for download over WiFi and will offer the usual suite of new features that come as part of the Jelly Bean package, but it’ll also add Quick Settings and a few other enhancements to the mix.

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Motorola Atrix HD receives Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update

This has been a good week for updates, as the Atrix HD joins the Verizon Galaxy S III and Sprint EVO 4G LTE in their Jelly Bean venture. Android 4.1 brings some nifty features to the table that include Google Now and its enhanced search, project butter, expandable notifications, and more.

The Motorola Atrix HD for AT&T is the carrier’s fourth phone to run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. With a price tag of $49.99 on a contract, To check if the update is waiting for you, got to Settings – About Phone – System Updates.

For more information about the Jelly Bean update, be sure to check out AT&T’s Consumer Blog here.

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How to get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Update For Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3

Verizon announced Thursday that it would start rolling out the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Samsung flagship smartphone from Friday.The carrier plans on releasing the software in phases and users that wish to download it manually can do so from the Settings menu within a week.

 

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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean brings its most famous new feature, Google Now, to the Galaxy S3, alongside richer notifications and new camera filters.Android 4.1 also brings support for Verizon’s Isis wallet, a mobile payment collaboration that rivals Google Wallet. Isis wallet is live in Salt Lake City and Austin.

Here are the software update instructions. But before that, keep in mind the following aspects:

– System update size – 400.7 MB

– Estimated software download time – approximately 12-17 minutes

– Estimated software update time – approximately 12-17 minutes

Update Instruction

Step 1: You will be notified that a system update is available on your device. Tap OK to continue. Your device will turn off and then turn on and the installation will begin.

Note: If you choose Defer, this will delay installation and you will be taken back to the home screen. The system update message will appear every 30 minutes until you install the update.

Step 2: After you’ve received first notification of the system update, you can manually initiate by going to Home > Applications > Settings > About Phone > System updates. Press Restart & install. Your device will turn off and then on and the installation process will begin.

Step 3: The update begins once your device turns off and restarts and you will see the following screen.

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you will not receive a system update notice, If you are roaming. To update your device during roaming, you will have to ensure Wi-Fi availabllity in that area.

If the system update fails to install, you will get an error screen. However, this only means the software was not installed properly. Remove and re-insert the battery and turn the device on. The device will turn on with original software and will prompt you once again to install the system update.

Source : ibtimes

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How To Root Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini – Tutorial

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is world’s best selling and most successful smartphone, and it beats every Android device out there. It attracted many developers who would develop custom firmware, rooting and custom recovery. However this phone is not for everyone There are few people that find the device just a bit too large. With a 4.8 inch display and 136.6 x 70.6mm dimensions, the phone can be slightly large for kids—and adults with small fingers. So that’s why Samsung decided to release the Galaxy S III Mini.which can be called as a smaller brother of Galaxy S3 🙂 :).

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With a smaller frame, the phone is perfect for those that want all of the Galaxy S III features but want a more compact size. The S3 Mini lacked custom recovery, which is a necessary tool to gain root access to the system. But all these challenges could not prevent the phone from being rooted. The Galaxy S3 Mini has now finally got rooted firmware.

How To Root Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

Requirements:

  • Pre-rooted XXALK6 firmware for Galaxy S III Mini
  • Odin 3 tool
  • Samsung USB drivers

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  • Put the phone into download mode (Volume Down + Home + Power buttons, and then click on Volume Up).
  • Connect your phone to your computer with USB and wait for Odin to detect it.
  • Click on Start.

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Enjoy root access on your Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini I8190.

(Source: XDA Developers Forum)

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How to Install CM10 Jelly Bean Update on Motorola Droid Razr

Motorola’s Droid Razr is the latest gadget to run Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), courtesy an unofficial CyanogenMod 10 (CM10) update with support for Project Butter technology.Cyanogenmod 10 comes with all the goodness of Jelly Bean & there are some attractive features like project butter, smart keyboard, improved notification interface etc. it works very smooth & fast.

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Motorola Droid Razr gets Cyanogenmod 10 based Android 4.1 update with smoother and faster interface
Available features
  • Phone
  • Audio
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • Data
  • Themes
  • Hardware Acceleration

Installing Jelly Bean Update on Motorola Droid Razr (CM10)

Requirements for the installation
The following procedure will only work on Motorola Droid Razr and will probably not work on any other phone.

Remember to backup all the data and APN settings. The installation will erase it all.

  1. Make sure that ClockWorkMod (CWM) recovery is installed on your device.
  2. Download the latest version of CyanogenMod ROM – you can find it here.
  3. Download The Google Application package from here.
  4. Copy both files to the SD card. (If you downloaded them via your PC)
  5. Turn off the phone and boot into CWM recovery by pressing Power and Volume Down buttons. Navigate to the “recovery” icon using the Volume Down button and select it using the power button.
  6. Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset. Confirm and wait until the process is complete.
  7. Choose the install.zip from SD card. Locate the ROM file on card and select. Confirm installation by choosing “Yes”.
  8. Upon the installation process, choose install.zip from SD card again and on this occasion, select kernel files to install.
  9. After the kernel installation, select gapps-jb-20120717-signed.zip from the SD card to install the Google Apps package.
  10. After installation process is finished, reboot the phone and boot into CM10. Take note that the first boot could take up to 5 minutes.

Once devices boots to desktop or home screen, it confirms successful installation of Jelly Bean on the device. For further information and ROM updates, head over to the XDA Developers’ official page.

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Huawei Senior Vice President Yu Chengdong confirms Galaxy Note II competitor is in the works

Huawei’s Senior VP, Yu Chengdong confirmed the manufacturer is indeed working on a galaxy Note II competitor. A few months ago it was reported that the company was planning to release an oversized smartphone rumored to be called the Ascend Mate. The handset was said to come with a massive 6.1-inch full HD 1080p display and feature an in-house 1.8GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM. Speaking on Chinese social network Weibo on Wednesday. The executive added that it will be slimmer and cooler with better grip, display and battery life.

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It is speculated that we could see the Ascend Mate announced at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in January.

Source | bgr

HTC Windows Phone 8S

HTC Windows Phone 8S has arrived at the UK

The HTC Windows Phone 8S has arrived at the UK scene, British carrier Three has the phone for sale starting today, both online (with delivery for Monday) and in its bricks and mortar stores. The phone aims to provide affordable entry into the tile-filled world of Windows Phone 8.

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HTC Windows Phone 8S arrives in the UK with a modest price tag

Expect to pay £219 £180 sans monthly billing, while the phone will be free on two-year contracts priced starting at £17 per month.

Anyway, if you prefer to get the Windows Phone 8S on contract but not on Three, you can head over to Phones4u, which has offers for Vodafone (£21/month), Orange (£28.50/month) and T-Mobile (£36/month). Carphone Warehouse also has deals for Vodafone.

iSwifter

How To Play Flash Videos On Your iPhone, iPad & iPodTouch

One of the biggest complaints about the iPhone and iPod touch since their inception has been their inability to play Flash videos. Adobe’s Flash player is one of the most widely used tools for delivering audio, video, and animation on the Internet. But the Flash player for iPhone is conspicuously absent. Apple doesn’t and probably won’t even support Adobe’s Flash plugin because Apple charges that Flash uses up computing and battery resources too quickly and that it’s unstable, which leads it to cause computer crashes which Apple doesn’t want as a part of the iPhone experience. That doesn’t quite mean that can not watch Flash video on your iPad, iPod touch and iPhone.

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Flash-enabled web browser apps

Thanks to some server-side Flash-to-H.264 transcoding, you can get a lot of the video you want on the device you have.

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SkyFireSkyFire ($2.99) is an interesting and now on version 3.0 and its support for Flash has gotten better with every release. Rather than trying to actually play Flash movies on your iPhone, when you try to load one, SkyFire’s servers take over and automatically convert the Flash file to an iPhone-compatible version and then stream it down to you.It’s not a universal app so you’ll have to buy it twice if you want it on both iPhone/iPod touch and the optimized version for iPad, but it also provides other features like social integration and private browsing mode.

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iSwifter Games Browser, powered by the Agawi cloud gaming platform, is the world’s first gaming browser for the iPad. The download itself is free but you’ll be prompted to “buy” the app for $2.99 if you want to support them.

 Do you know of other ways to play Flash videos smoothly on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch? Share them in the comments below and keep checking this post. We’ll be updating it as better alternatives become available.

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Samsung’s Galaxy S IV

New Samsung Galaxy S IV phone may have an unbreakable screen

Samsung is likely accelerating the launch of its next-generation flagship Galaxy smartphone – which may come with a breakthrough unbreakable screen.Samsung’s Galaxy S IV is known as Project J internally and will have a bigger full HD AMOLED display along with 13MP camera and a quad-core processor.

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Samsung Galaxy S IV to come in April with an unbreakable screen?

According to chief JK Shin, development of the new Galaxy S IV could be aimed for release by as early as April, according to analysts and tech blogs.

An unbreakable screen could be a big selling point for the Galaxy, which is battling Apple’s iPhone to lead the $200 billion plus smartphone market.

Galaxy S IV is shaping up to be one extraordinary device indeed. As expected, Samsung has refused to comment on any of the rumors for now.

Lumia 920T

Nokia launches Lumia 920T for China Mobile, The First TD-SCDMA Windows Phone

Nokia has launched the Lumia 920T which will be available to over 700 million subscribers of China Mobile.The handset, will be available on China Mobile by the end of the year for RMB 4599 (about $739) in a choice of four colors (black, white, yellow and red). It is the first TD-SCDMA Windows Phone in China. With advanced location services, photography innovation, and fast mobile browsing on China Mobile’s 3G network, the Lumia 920T offers Chinese consumers the most innovative smartphone experience.

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Nokia launches Lumia 920T for China Mobile

 

 

Spec-wise, the Lumia 920T is almost identical to its western sibling. Other than packing a different radio, it features the same 4.5-inch 1280×768-pixel PureMotion HD+ display, optically image-stabilized 8.7-megapixel f/2.0 Carl Zeiss autofocus camera, and 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor (plus 1GB RAM). There’s no word on storage capacity, but the handset presumably matches the original with 32GB on board.

Nokia and Air China today announced a strategic partnership which lets consumers enjoy wireless chargers in Beijing Airport VIP lounges. Furthermore, Jiepang announced a service that lets consumers enjoy great deals by simply tapping their Lumia 920T using NFC in some outlets in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou.