Samsung Galaxy Note II Source Code Released

Samsung has now released the source code for the latest Android smartphone, the new Samsung Galaxy Note II, and the code includes Android 4.1 Jelly Bean plus the latest version of Samsung’s custom UI, TouchWiz 4.0.

The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean source code for the new Samsung Galaxy Note II will allow developers to create custom ROM’s for the Galaxy Note II.

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Nokia Lumia 920 Headed To Rogers In Canada Next Month

Last week we heard that the Nokia Lumia 920 would be available exclusively in the US with AT&T, and now Rogers in Canada have announced that they will be the exclusive carrier for the handset in Canada, and the device will launch in November.

As a reminder the Nokia Lumia 920 comes with Windows Phone 8 and features a 4.5 inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels, processing is provided by a dual core Snapdragon S4 processor.

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Angry Birds Star Wars Launching November 8th (Video)

On the weekend Rovio Mobile teased a new version of their Angry Birds game, Angry Birds Star Wars, and no we have some more details on when the game will be available as well as a quick teaser video.

Angry Birds will be launched on Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android OS, and the PC on the 8th of November, and as well as the game for mobile devices there will also be some Angry Birds Star Wars themed table games.

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Microsoft Windows 8 May Phase Out Points Payment Options For Cash

As Microsoft’s Windows 8 launch edges closer and closer, it has now been revealed that Microsoft maybe planning to phase out it points system within Windows 8 returning to hard cash as the main currency.

Currently Microsoft Points are used to purchase items such as music downloads and movie rentals or purchases in Windows 8, however it now looks as though Microsoft is enabling payments options via credit card within Windows 8.

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Samsung Galaxy S III Mini To Feature 800 x 480 Pixel Display

Samsung are expected to announce a new smaller Galaxy S III smartphone this week, the device is rumored to be called the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini, and Samsung are expected to announce the handset on the 11th of October.

The Samsung Galaxy S III Mini is rumored to feature a 4 inch display, and now according to the guys over at Sammobile, the device will feature a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.

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Kindle Paperwhite Jailbreak Released

Owners and possible new users of the new Amazon Paperwhite E-Ink eReader might be interested to learn that a new jailbreak has been released for the new device.

The latest Amazon Kindle Paperwhite jailbreak, builds on the previous jailbreak which was created for the older Kindle 4/Touch, and has been created with few tweaks and a new delivery system.

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Asus Padfone 2 To Feature LTE

Asus are holding a press event next week where their will announce their new Padfone smartphone, the Asus Padfone 2, last week we heard some rumored specifications on this new handset, and now it looks like the device will feature LTE.

It looks like the Asus Padfone 2 has received approval from the Global Certification Forum, and the device will be available with support for LTE connectivity bands 3, 7 and 20, which are for European, Asian and Latin America.

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Motorola Kills Off Webtop Smartphone Accessory

Motorola announced their Webtop smartphone accessory back in 2011, the device was an add on for smartphones that was supposed to give your handset similar functionality to a notebook.

It looks like the Motorola Webtop did not end up being very popular, as Motorola has now confirmed that they have decided to kill off the Webtop, including the software and accessories.

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HTC’s Profits Drop 79 Percent

HP has announced its lowest quarterly profit since 2006, HTC’s profits have dropped by 79 percent for the third quarter of 2012 to 3.9 billion New Taiwan Dollars, about $133 million.

This has dropped 79 percent from the previous year where they had profits of 18.64 billion New Taiwan Dollars, and their overall revenue dropped 48 percent from the previous year.

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First Windows 8 PCs Go On Sale Before Launch

Microsoft will launch Windows 8 on the 26th of October, and various manufacturers will launch their new Windows 8 devices on the same day, although it would appear that one retailer has already started selling Windows 8 devices.

According to ZDNet, the Home Shopping Network started offering Windows 8 PCs over the weekend, with a total of five different Windows 8 PCs available, and apparently the devices are ready to ship once ordered.

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Raspberry Pi WebIDE Alpha Unveiled By Adafruit, For New Programmers

Raspberry Pi owners who would like to start programming their new $35 mini PC, but have had no prior programming experience, might be pleased to learn that Adafruit has released a new software specifically designed for the Raspberry Pi computer to make programming a litre easier to learn.

Adafruit who have also previously released and developed the Raspberry Pi Education Linux Distro, and has now created the WebIDE (Web Integrated Development Environment), crested to run on the Raspberry Pi computer.

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T-Mobile Now Offering iPhone 5 Nano SIM Cards

US mobile carrier T-Mobile doesn’t sell Apple’s iPhone 5, although you can now use one of the new iPhone 5’s on T-Mobile’s networks, as the company is now offering the new Nano SIM cards for the iPhone 5.

If you buy one of the unlocked iPhone 5’s from Apple, you can get yourself a Nano SIM card from T-Mobile and use the handset on their network, although you won’t be able to use 4G on T-Mobile as their 4G network is on a different band to the iPhone 5 in most areas.

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T-Mobile are offering the Nano SIM cards on their various plans, and the cheapest one will set you back $69.99 a month, this comes with unlimited texts, talk and data.

T-Mobile has started to offer iPhone 5 compatible 4G in Seattle, Las Vegas and New York, they are expected to expand the service to other cities in the US although they haven’t announced details of which cities will be getting it next.

Source The Verge