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The Samsung Galaxy S III started shipping this week in the US and we took a deeper look at 4.8-inch screen sized Android beauty. Samsung has been on a tear lately with its Android phones, outselling even Apple and its venerable iPhones with over 50 million Galaxy S2s sold. With the new Galaxy S III, Samsung seems to continue its momentum with company claims of over 10 million pre-orders of the phone before the Galaxy S III has even shipped. Samsung triumphantly unveiled the phone this week in New York to the US public and press for the first time and we were able to get our hands on one. Here's our review of the Samsung Galaxy S III Android smartphone.


Over time, unused programs clogged my memory and slowed down my computer considerably. I currently run windows vista on my Mac Pro, which is stacked with 8 gigs of ram and two Radeon graphic cards. I love my current set up, but I haven’t been able to get everything out my system that I would of hoped for. So where is the answer, how can I finally dethrone this problem and finally rage against the machine? The answer is simple with the latest software from iolo technologies called System Mechanic 10.7.


With new Android tablets on display everywhere at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2012) in Las Vegas, there’s good news for retailers this year. Ecommerce software developer Ability Commerce has reported that its full-service clients saw an explosion in holiday revenue stemming from Android devices, as consumers bought everything from videogames to electronics in record numbers using mobile devices instead of the traditional PC. Mobile shopping overall was a huge success as retailers experienced increased visits, transactions and revenue across all of the major operating systems. The Galaxy Note tablet is shown in the video below from CES 2012, and is sure to introduce even more consonumers to mobile shopping, as well as gaming.


The cloud gaming folks at OnLive may not have a booth on the show floor, but it's certainly leaving its mark at the Consumer Electronics Show.  It has announced a partnership not only with Google TV, but also with Razer, in an attempt to bring its gaming services to more devices, other than the PC, MicroConsole and, most recently, iOS and Android devices.


With Amazon’s entry into the burgeoning tablet market today with Jeff Bezo’s introduction of the new Kindle Fire, Apple’s iPad might finally have some competition. While based on Google’s Android mobile and tablet operating system, Amazon’s Kindle Fire differentiates itself from it’s Android tablet brethren on four competitively unique features, 1) it will be sold thru the biggest e-commerce storefront in the world which has already had huge success with its Kindle e-book reader; 2) it will leverage Amazon’s massive content library and licenses in books, movies and music that is bigger than even Apple’s iTunes; 3) it will leverage Amazon’s massive cloud ecosystem delivering new and interesting services; and 4) and perhaps the biggest differentiator, it will sell for $199 which is $300 cheaper than the cheapest Apple iPad 2. Keep in mind, the HP TouchPad, while a flop at $499, sold out in less than 24 hours when its price dropped to $99-149, even with the prospect that the WebOS it runs on would not be supported moving forward and there were very few apps for it. But what will the Kindle Fire do for gaming?


NVIDIA posted a video on its YouTube channel early Thursday announcing that YouTube 3D videos and channels now run and support NVIDIA's 3D Vision active shutter 3D glasses technology. This is good news for PC gamers that love posting video captures of their favorite kills and gameplay highlights from their favorite games as they can now do it in all their 3D glory.


BARCELONA -- Google (GOOG) and its Android operating system dominated Mobile World Congress being held this week in Barcelona as the search engine company's foray into the mobile world has quickly reached a crescendo. Google's fun green and white two story booth, complete with a smoothie juice bar and a circular slide where attendees could slide down in the middle of the booth and get their picture taken, represented a stark contrast to the more formal and stuffy business-like booths in this B2B-oriented, mobile industry show. The booth itself represented a departure from Google's normal trade show appearances, which have usually been much smaller and more utilitarian in design.


LAS VEGAS (CES) -- Google made official its new Android 3.0 mobile operating system, code-named Honeycomb, by posting a video on its site showing off the new OS following Verizon's LTE 4G Press Conference. At the press conference, Verizon demoed the new Motorola Xoom Tegra 2-based tablet. Android 3.0 is the first Android operating system optimized for the tablet and its bigger screen. Previously, Android Tablets like the Samsung Galaxy Tab used slightly modified phone versions of Android 2.2, which were not designed for tablets.


In June, Sprint launched the first 4G smartphone, the EVO 4G, onto the market with great anticipation and fanfare. So how does Sprint top the EVO 4G? With the new Epic 4G from Samsung, of course. The Epic 4G offers a great combination of features including the 4.0-inch AMOLED display, that is sure to wow with its super bright screen, vivid colors and high contrast ratio, and the full QWERTY keyboard. It also comes with a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, 5-megapixel camera with 720p video recording plus a front facing VGA 640x480 camera for video chatting, and, of course, 4G WiMax connectivity, which is Sprint’s biggest advantage over its mobile competitors currently.


BlackBerry owners who feel left out of the smartphone party recently dominated by iPhone and Android can now rejoice, your phone is here. The Blackberry Torch, also known as the Bold 9800, represents Research In Motion’s (RIM) latest attempt to attract more consumer users and is the first RIM phone to feature their latest Blackberry OS 6, with a revamped user interface and a ton of new features.


Sprint’s EVO 4G Android smartphone by HTC is the first Android smartphone from a major carrier to get the long awaited version 2.2 (Froyo) of the Android mobile OS from Google. Among the main features of the new version is support for the Adobe Flash 10.1 mobile player giving the EVO 4G the ability to browse websites with Flash videos, animations and/or graphics. Adobe, having been shunned by Steve Jobs and Apple, has made a great effort to get cozy with Google and its Android OS using it as its launch platform for its Flash mobile initiatives.


SAN FRANCISCO -- With Steve Job’s and Apple’s introduction of the iPhone 4 and its new 960 x 640 high resolution IPS touchscreen display, the iPhone 4 has four times more pixels than the iPhone 3GS and is approaching desktop PC screen resolutions. With a pixel density of 326 pixels per inch, the iPhone 4 offers more than twice the pixel density of the iPhone 3GS and has about 60% more pixels than its nearest Google Android competitor, the just released EVO 4G from Sprint. Apple calls it a “Retina Display” because, at that pixel density, Apple claims it is beyond the human eye’s limit of distinction. Which begs the real question, is the iPhone 4 ready for true gaming?


It appears that it might pay to be a game developer, at least as an attendee of the Game Developers Conference. It was just announced that attendees of this year’s upcoming GDC 2010 are eligible to receive a free Android phone. To help promote game development on the Android mobile platform, Google has partnered up with the conference’s promoters to offer the promotion.