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There’s some good news for you Australian Galaxy S3 owners. Australian carrier Telstra has started to push Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update to it’s Galaxy S3 devices. The update will become eligible to all Galaxy S3 device over the course of the next 14 days. Some customers are already reporting that their device has been prompted to download Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update on their handsets OTA. The update file size is also reported of being 295MB. Check out more info after the break.
Are you looking for a new smartphone for yourself or want to buy one for your loved ones as a gift. If you answered “yes”, then you are in the right place. I’m going to guide you with this article to buy the best smartphone that is made for your or your loved ones needs. So sit tight and read this holiday gift guide for smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy S3 Price: 699€ (Samsung) also available for monthly fee.
Samsung Galaxy S3 has been dominating all the smartphone sale charts, and Samsung has sold now more than 30 million Galaxy S3 units. Galaxy S3 have beautiful Super AMOLED display, excellent camera, great performance and solid battery life. Galaxy S3 also has now Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, so it offers all the best features like Google Now, Project Butter and new notifications center. If you want the best smartphone in the smartphone market(yes it’s still the best smartphone in the market even it’s been there a while now), you should definitely choose Galaxy S3.
Key Specs: 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display with screen resolution of 1,280-by-720, 1.5GHz quad-core CPU(in Europe), 8MP camera on the back and 1.9MP on the front, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage(supports microSD up to 64GB).
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This smartphone is one of the anticipated Motorola smartphones this year, sadly this smartphone is only available for Verizon customers. Droid Razr HD is huge improvement to original Droid Razr, with great performance, a high-res display and great battery life. Key Specs: 4.7-inch Super AMOLED display, dual-core 1.5GHz CPU, 16GB of internal storage(supports microSD up to 32GB), 1GB of RAM and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ready as update update.
HTC One X Price: 529€ (Verkkokauppa.com)
One of the best Android handsets in the market must be HTC One X. The One X combines excellent performance, superb camera and of course one of the best displays on the market to a stunning smartphone. HTC One X is going to have Android 4.1 Jelly Bean soon, and that will make this handset even better. Key Specs: 4.7-inch HD display with screen resolution of 1,280-by-720, 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, 8MP camera on the back and 1.3MP on front, 16GB of internal storage.
Apple iPhone 5 Price: 699€ (Apple)
There’s no question about that iPhone 5 is the best smartphone Apple has ever made. It’s thin design, great performance and amazing display, makes this smartphone beautiful and very competitive in any area. If you like Apple’s closed ecosystem and love to download those apps from the App Store(more than 700,000), this smartphone is the right choice for you. iPhone 5 is available in three different storage variables 16GB, 32GB and 64Gb, Tonistechblog suggests you to go either 32GB or 64Gb to have enough storage for the best moments.
Key Specs: 4-inch Retina display with screen resolution of 1,136-by-640, 1.3GHz dual-core CPU, 8MP camera on the back and 1.2MP on the front, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB internal storage and Apple’s latest iOS 6.
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Galaxy Note 2 Price: 699€ (Samsung)
With huge 5.5-inch display it might scare many customers away, but this smartphone has new design to fit better to your hand than original Note did. The performance of Note 2 is absolutely amazing, it’s beautiful HD display and an amazing camera, makes this smartphone so great. And there’s also S Pen, which lets you do that much more with your smartphone. Key Specs: 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display(1,280-by-720), 16GB of internal storage (microSD support up to 64GB), 2GB of RAM and 8MP camera on the back.
Nexus 4 Price: $299 (Google)
Nexus 4 is simply made for those who are looking for that pure Android experience, and it’s the best smartphone to do that. It has great display, non removable battery and storage variables of 8GB to 16Gb. Also to be noted is that as it’s Google’s smartphone you will get all the latest Android OS updates first. Key Specs: 4.7-inch display (1,280-by-768), 8MP camera on the back and 1.3MP on the front, 8GB and 16GB of internal storage and 2 GB of RAM.
Nokia Lumia 920 Price:599.90€ (Nokia)
Nokia Lumia 920 proud and joy of Finnish company, and their first Windows Phone 8 smartphone. Lumia 920 gets special note, because of it’s best camera in the smartphone markets currently, with floating lens and sensor that bring amazing stabilization and low-light performance. Nokia Lumia 920 seems to be out of stock in many resellers so I urge you to try to get it as fast as you can if you’re planning to give it to somone for x-mas present. If there’s even little fire in your soul for photography and for a great smartphone with Windows Phone 8, this smartphone is definitely for you.
Key Specs: 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ display(1,280-by-768), 8.7MP camera on the back and 1.2MP on the front, dual-core 1.5GHz CPU, 32GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM and Windows Phone 8 OS.
Sony previously announced that it’s devices will get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update, but in those devices wasn’t Xperia S, but now there’s some good news. Official Sony Mobile UK, announced that more devices, which will get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update will be announced on mid-December. Sony’s Jelly Bean upgrade starts to roll-out is set to start in mid-Q1 2013, according to company’s statement in October. First Sony devices that will get the update first are going to be the latest handsets released, including Xperia T, Xperia XT and Xperia V. Now all you Xperia S users have some glimpse of hope and let’s just hope that the update won’t take too long, and that it really comes in mid-Q1 2013.
— Sony Xperia News (@SonyMobileNews) marraskuu 23, 2012
Source: Xperia Blog
According to report Nokia have received 2.5 million Lumia 920 orders. Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 handsets has been sold out in many stores and there seems to be high demand for the handset itself. Chinese Yahoo reports, that that there’s been 2.5 million orders of the Lumia 920, and what is impressive is that last quarter Nokia sold only 2.9 million units of Lumia handsets. Nokia Lumia 920 has been in sale at China for 20 days now and it seems that it’s going to be a big hit at China. Nokia also revealed that company is going to start selling Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 in Hong Kong, and the pre-orders starts at Friday.
Australian carrier Telstra has published an announcement on the status of software updates for it’s Android devices. Announcement includes, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Nexus, HTC One XL, HTC One S, Sony Xperia U, Galaxy S2 4G, Motorola RAZR HD and Motorola RAZR M. Users can now receive ICS or JB updates to their Android handsets before the end of this year, some updates though might slip into early 2013.
Here is information about device that can expect software update:
Galaxy S2 4G – Ice Cream Sandwich update expected Dec. 10
Samsung Galaxy Nexus – Jelly Bean (4.1) expected to be approved in December. Availability TBC.
HTC One XL – Jelly Bean (4.1) expected to land before end of year.
HTC One S – Jelly Bean (4.1) due in early 2013.
Samsung Galaxy S3 – “Showstopper” bug uncovered in testing the Jelly Bean (4.1) firmware means this update isn’t expected before early 2013.
Sony Xperia U – ICS update to launch Dec. 17.
Motorola RAZR HD – Jelly Bean (4.1) update expected Dec. 17.
Motorola RAZR M – Jelly Bean (4.1) update expected Feb. 8, 2013.
Many of these updates lags behind of the International versions of these handsets, but it’s now good to know that the updates are coming.
RIM’s CEO Thorsten Heins and RIM’s Vice President Andrew Bocking, both attended Lakers basketball game, and were carrying brand new BlackBerry 10 smartphones. A sharp eye in the crowd spotted the duo taking photos with alleged, BlackBerry 10 L-series smartphone. Seems kind of weird that CEO of the company would leak new device, by taking photos with it in popular place like that, or can you imagine Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, taking photos in Lakers game with brand new Apple device. Well anyhow those photos are now leaked, and hopefully we hear more about the handsets in RIM’s BlackBerry 10 event on January 30th.
Photo Source: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images North America
Source: BlackBerry OS
Google (GOOG) Nexus 4 went on sale in UK on Tuesday, and less than in hour it was sold out. Some reports even says that cheapest 8GB version of the Nexus 4 was sold out under 15 minutes of going sale. In Google Play appears to show 8GB and 16Gb versions are out of stock and there’s now “Notify Me” button, which will notify you when more handsets are available. Not only Nexus 4 seem to be popular one as 32GB version of Nexus 10 is also now out of stock, but there’s still 16GB variant available.
ZTE’s marketing chief, Lu Qian Hao, released a photo to China’s Weibo site of a previously unseen Windows Phone handset, alongside with few key specs. This new ZTE Windows Phone smartphone packs a huge 5.9-inch full-HD display, with 1,920-by-1,080 resolution and DTS audio tech. This is going to be high-end smartphone and with huge display it would be very tempting for those who are keen on “phablet” handsets. Seems that this is Windows Phone 7 device as you can see WP7 logo on the back of the handset. Windows Phone 8 won’t support full-HD yet, but it might in future.
Source: WM Poweruser