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The smartphone silly season continues, and now that we're about done with major announcements, it's time for the reviews and hands-on coverage to start rolling in. This past week we've published our review of the Motorola RAZR i, the first Intel-powered phone from a major manufacturer. And we've also got our grubby hands on the Galaxy Note 2, and delivered our hands-on walkthrough -- stay tuned for the full review!

Other major stories this week surround the launch of Sony's new flagship smartphone, the Xperia T, and rumors surrounding the HTC One X+, which is said to be a spec-bumped version of the earlier HTC flagship. And in Galaxy Note 2 launch news, we learned that the phone will be available a day early -- tomorrow, Sept. 30, in fact -- at Samsung's leading brand store in Stratford, London. Lucky consumers in South Korea have already had the chance to buy their version of the phone, which launched earlier in the week.

And in update news, the international Galaxy S3 finally started to get its Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates, a little later than we expected. The S3 becomes the first non-Nexus device to receive Jelly Bean, though we're expecting more than a few new phones to ship with Android 4.1 out of the box over the coming month.

Next week promises to be busier than ever. Keep it locked to AC for more hands-on coverage, reviews and news!

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There are 3 comments

boochrisboo says:

First off FIRST!!!
Second off "The S3 becomes the first non-Nexus device to receive Jelly Bean, though we're expecting more than a few new phones to ship with Android 4.1 out of the box over the coming month." Is incorrect my motorola Xoom wifi has had jellybean for awhile. We all know it is an unofficical nexus but still.
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how can Lucky consumers in South Korea have already had the chance to buy their version of the phone, ?how can he buy?

kaurisol says:

Definitely not the first non-Nexus device - still waiting for my S3 to get some beans, but my Asus Transformer Prime tablet got the Jelly Bean upgrade last week.