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LG Optimus G sells 1 million units, reportedly heading to Europe and China in Q1

LG Optimus G sells 1 million units, reportedly heading to Europe and China in Q1

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Reports out of Korea today cite a milestone figure for LG Optimus G sales, and information on the device's arrival finally in Europe. Since the launch of the Optimus G in the latter part of 2012, LG says they have sold more than 1 million of the phones. While this pales in comparison to the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S3, not to mention the iPhone, considering the limited availability...

Android 4.1.2 update reportedly rolling out to unbranded Australian Samsung Galaxy S3

Android 4.1.2 update reportedly rolling out to unbranded Australian Samsung Galaxy S3

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Owners of an unbranded Samsung Galaxy S3 in Australia have cause for celebration -- the Android 4.1.2 update is reportedly rolling out to those devices right now. The guys at Ausdroid received the initial tip from one of their readers, and it seems the update is available to download via KIES. There's no word on an OTA variant pushing out just yet.  Besides the 'Premium Suite' goodies...

Google tops the Fortune 100 best companies to work for, Apple doesn't even place

Google tops the Fortune 100 best companies to work for, Apple doesn't even place

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Fortune today released its annual list of the top 100 companies to work for, with a definite case of score one for Google. Sitting pretty in the top spot, Google is deemed to be the best company out there to work for. It isn't the biggest surprise, after all, this is the fourth time the folks at Mountain View have claimed top honors.  What makes Google so great to work for? You can't...

EE to close 78 retail stores before the end of April, affecting locations with multiple stores

EE to close 78 retail stores before the end of April, affecting locations with multiple stores

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It's been a busy few months for the UK's first -- and only -- LTE carrier, EE. Swiftly following the launch of their LTE network, the company made up of the merged Orange UK and T-Mobile carriers embarked upon a complete rebranding of their retail operation. In many locations this meant going from having an Orange store, and a T-Mobile store, to having 2 EE branded stores. However, this...

Android developers invited to take part in 'BlackBerry 10 Last Chance Port-a-thon' this weekend

Android developers invited to take part in 'BlackBerry 10 Last Chance Port-a-thon' this weekend

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Porting and running Android applications on BlackBerry hardware is nothing new. Since the inclusion of an Android App Player in PlayBook OS 2.0, Android developers have had an additional outlet to which they can distribute their creations with minimal time and effort. Indeed, we first got our Android eye on things a little under a year ago at BlackBerry Devcon Europe. Things in the...

Fitbit recruiting private beta testers for Android sync, Galaxy S3 and Note 2 owners only need apply

Fitbit recruiting private beta testers for Android sync, Galaxy S3 and Note 2 owners only need apply

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With the launch of their latest personal fitness product a few days ago, Fitbit also brought news that syncing with Android devices was finally on the horizon. As such, they're now recruiting for willing volunteers for a private beta test. Initially, only Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 owners need apply, and only users of the Fitbit One and the Fitbit Zip. They're also looking for...

ZTE makes Grand S official, enters the 5 inch, 1080p space initially only in China

ZTE makes Grand S official, enters the 5 inch, 1080p space initially only in China

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As with so many of the devices announced at CES this week, the ZTE Grand S has leaked all over the place in the run up to the show. Nevertheless, today ZTE has made the device officially official, and they're bringing their 'A' game to the table with it.  Like fellow devices from Sony, and Huawei, the Grand S packs a 5 inch, 1080p display. They're billing it as the "worlds thinnest...

Acer Iconia B1-A71 to cost from €119, to go on sale in Europe, Middle East and Africa

Acer Iconia B1-A71 to cost from €119, to go on sale in Europe, Middle East and Africa

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The Acer Iconia B1-A71 -- rolls right of the tongue, doesn't it -- is the manufacturer's latest Android tablet offering with a distinctly budget target market. While the hardware specs are pretty low end compared to some of the latest and greatest, it does at least bring Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for a reasonable price.  When the device leaked pre-CES, we were expecting the B1-A71 to be...