Samsung Denies Cheating on Benchmark Scores

Earlier, it was reported that the folks at Samsung may be inflating the benchmarks with its handsets with Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to be the most recent one. Actually, it’s not just Samsung; it was revealed that several manufacturers rig the benchmarks. But, Samsung denies all these allegations that its Galaxy Note 3 is exaggerating its performance during the benchmarks.

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Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 Now Available in UK

Earlier this year, Samsung introduced the mid-range Galaxy Ace 3. Finally, the handset will be available for sale in UK starting today initially from EE, followed by selected retailers including Carphone Warehouse and Tesco. There are no details about pricing, but it should come under the “affordable” category meaning that it will be around same price tag as its predecessor – Galaxy Ace 2.

Galaxy Ace 3

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Xiaomi MI3 Tegra 4 Version to Go On Sale From October 15th

You may remember Xiaomi as it’s popularly known as the “Apple of China”, and hired Google’s Hugo Barra recently. A month ago, the company introduced its flagship handset, Xiaomi MI3, which was also expected to hit international markets as well.

At the time of launch, the company didn’t give any exact availability date. But, the company’s co-founder Liwan Jiang announced on Weibo (Chinese Twitter alternative) that the Tegra 4 powered version of Xiaomi Mi3 will go on sale starting October 15th. The Tegra 4 version is compatible with TD-SCDMA for China Mobile 3G networks.

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AT&T HTC One Android 4.3 Update To Roll Out Next Week

Earlier this week, HTC USA confirmed that AT&T and T-Mobile HTC One will get the Android 4.3 update by mid-October. It seems that it might be true. HTC USA President Jason Mackenzie has confirmed via Twitter that AT&T HTC One Android 4.3 update has passed certification and will be rolled out early next week. He didn’t mention any exact release date, but we hope that it will be rolled out in the first half of next week.

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HTC One Max Gets GCF Approval

HTC One Max appears to be one of the most leaked handsets in the market. Earlier this week, the handset was spotted at the FCC and we also saw some leaked images of the handset alongside Samsung Galaxy Note 3 yesterday. Recently, the handset was approved by Global Certification Forum (GCF), which is an “independent certification scheme for mobile phones and wireless devices that are based on 3GPP standards.”

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Amazon Offering Motorola Droid Maxx for $199 On-Contract

Amazon is offering a deal on Verizon Droid Maxx that you can’t resist. The retail giant is offering the handset for $199 on a two-year contract, a saving of $100. Currently, Verizon is offering Droid Maxx for $299 with a contract. Motorola Droid Maxx is available for any user who is looking for a new account or upgrading their current device. The handset is also available without a contract for a whopping $699.99.

Motorola Droid Maxx

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