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HTC And Samsung Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over Carrier IQ, Could Potentially Cost Them Millions

We all knew it was going to happen - the first lawsuits are being filed against Carrier IQ and its data-stealing nature. Not only is CIQ getting hit with a suit, but HTC and Samsung are also being thrown into the ring since many of their phones support the software.

The suit claims that Carrier IQ is in violation of the Federal Wiretap Act, which makes intercepting "oral, wire, or electronic communications" illegal.

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Google Employees Are Receiving Ice Cream Sandwich OTAs On Their Nexus S Phones - Dogfooding Has Begun

Google has started the dogfooding process of testing the Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" update for the Nexus S, according to one of Google employees Adel Saoud. Dogfooding is a practice of having company employees use products before releasing them to the public ("eat your own dog food" in this sense apparently originated in Microsoft back in 1988), thus weeding out bugs while the products are still revolving in a relatively contained environment.

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[Update: Rolling Out Now] Gingerbread Update Finally Ready For The Samsung Fascinate (Build EH03)

Update: We just confirmed that the update is rolling out now. Hit Settings > About phone > Software update to see if it's available on your device!

Fascinate owners, you've been waiting for a long, long time for the update to Android 2.3, and it's finally here. The Gingerbread update is ready to go according to Verizon's support documents, and it could begin rolling out in full force as early as today.

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Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket Gets A White Coat Of Paint Just Before The Holidays, Available On December 4th

Last week, Samsung showed off the white variant of the T-Mobile Galaxy S II, which will be available sometime before the holidays. T-Mo isn't the only one getting a white GSII, though - Sammy just announced white version of the Galaxy S II Skyrocket on AT&T. The white Skyrocket will share the same specs as the black variant:

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  • 4.5-inch 480x800 Super AMOLED Plus display
  • 1.5GHz dual-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB built-in storage, microSD card slot
  • 8MP rear shooter, 2MP front
  • Android 2.3.x with TouchWiz

The white Skyrocket will be available on December 4th and should be going for the same price as the exiting model.

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Samsung Announces 2GHz Exynos 5250 - Twice The Speed Of Current Exynos Chips

It's not much of a secret that the Samsung Exynos process is one of the fastest dual-core mobile chips on the planet. Sammy announced the blazing fast evolution of its flagship processor this morning, and it's said to be twice as fast as the current chip. It's still dual-core and clocks in at 2GHz, only a slight bump up from the current speed.

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As you likely already know, though, sheer numbers mean nothing in terms of actually processor speed - it's all about architecture.

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[Update: Rolling Out Now] Samsung Droid Charge Gingerbread Update Coming Soon, According To Verizon Support Docs

Update: We're hearing that the update is rolling out now - hit Settings > About phone to see if it's available on your device!

It looks like Gingerbread is finally getting ready to (officially) make its way to the Droid Charge, and, judging by the build number (EP4), it seems to be a slightly updated version of the build that was leaked earlier this month (EP4P).

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The update will finally catch the device up to its smartphone peers in terms of Android version, but it will also bring the usual round of bug fixes and enhancements, as well.

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Australian Court Lifts Injunction Against Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1, Apple Ready To Appeal

Prospects of purchasing a Galaxy Tab 10.1 are looking a bit better for our Australian friends, after a court today overturned the injunction leveraged against Samsung's super-thin tablet by Apple. While this is great news, the Australian court stated that it would keep the injunction in place until Friday, and Apple has already indicated an impending appeal.

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Leading to the injunction's overturning, the Australian court ruled that there was not enough evidence that Samsung had infringed Apple's touchscreen patent.

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Apple Is At It Again, Seeks Injunction Against Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1N In Germany

After winning multiple preliminary injunctions against Samsung's Galaxy Tab family (including the 10.1, 8.9, and 7.7) in Germany in the recent past, Apple is looking to add one more device to the list: Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1N.

For those who don't know, the Galaxy Tab 10.1N is exactly the same as the original 10.1, except that it has a new form factor, adding a silver bezel and repositioning the tab's speaker grills.

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[Deal Alert] Woot Offering Refurbished 16GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 For $319.99 (That's $180 Off)

Today has been a great day for those looking to get their hands on Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1. Earlier, we saw the 10.1 on sale from Daily Steals at $340 with free shipping, and now Woot is offering a refurbished 16GB 10.1 for just $319.99 with $5 shipping. If you're worried about the Tab's "refurbished" status, don't fret – this usually just means you'll receive a unit that was purchased and returned, possibly even unopened.

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[Deal Alert] Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 16GB For $340 With Free Shipping From Daily Steals

Looking to buy someone a new tablet for the holidays, but don't want to drop five or six Benjamins on the deal? No worries, Daily Steals has your back, offering the Galaxy Tab 10.1 16GB for a mere $340 sans shipping.

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Not that you need a refresher on the specs, but here they are anyway:

  • 10.1 1280x800 display
  • 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB built-in storage
  • 3MP rear shooter, 2MP 'round front
  • Android 3.2 with TouchWiz UX

This is a seriously good deal on a beast of a tablet - hit the link below to grab one!

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