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23 Dec 12 Upgrade Samsung Galaxy S3 with Official Premium Suite XXELL4 Android 4.1.2 …


The update has officially made its way to several European countries. Soon, the update is to be pushed for unbranded Galaxy S3 devices in Germany, Switzerland, Asia, Africa, the rest of Europe and Latin America.

Interested readers can check this tutorial to upgrade their Galaxy S3 with the new firmware, but IBTimes UK will not be held responsible if you damage your device during installation.

Users can download the firmware depending on their location:

UK: GT-I9300_BTU_I9300XXELL4_I9300OXAELL4

Article source: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/417877/20121223/samsung-galaxy-s2-xxell4-android412-official-premium.htm

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20 Dec 12 Galaxy Academy forward Arriola training at Club Tijuana


Paul Arriola

GUADALAJARA, Mexico – The latest American to head south to Club Tijuana is US U-18 international Paul Arriola, who is currently training with the Liga MX champions.

The San Diego-area native is still part of the LA Galaxy’s youth academy, but a team spokesman told MLSsoccer.com that the 17-year-old forward doesn’t have games with the club until late January.

“[Tijuana are] practically my home team considering I live 10 minutes away from the border, so that helps,” Arriola told MLSsoccer.com. “I’ve been down there previously to train with the Under-20s on a trial and I really enjoyed the club, the coaches and the play.”

Arriola is leaving the door open regarding his future, stating only that his goal is to become a professional. But he is in the process of obtaining his Mexican citizenship in case a move south is the right fit.

“My great-grandparents on my father’s side were born in Mexico, so my grandfather will receive his citizenship in order to allow me to receive mine,” he said.

Tom Marshall covers Americans playing in Latin America for MLSsoccer.com. Contact him at tom.marshall.mex@gmail.com.

Article source: http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2012/12/19/galaxy-academy-forward-arriola-training-club-tijuana

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20 Dec 12 Brazilian company selling ‘iPhone’ that runs Android — legally


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SAO PAULO — It’s not your Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone.

A Brazilian company has begun selling smartphones in Brazil with the iPhone brand after winning the legal right to use the name in Latin America’s biggest country. Adding insult to Apple’s injury, the phone runs on the Android operating system from archrival Google (GOOG).

Gradiente said in a statement that it filed its request to use the iPhone brand in 2000 when it realized “there would be a technological revolution in the world of cellphones with the convergence of voice and data transmission and reception via mobile Internet.”

In 2008, Brazil’s government gave Gradiente the right to use the brand on its cellphones.

Brazilian trademark office spokeswoman Maratan Marques said Gradiente requested permission to use the brand before Apple did and has the exclusive right to use it through 2018.

Brazil Apple spokeswoman Maria Parra Rodriguez said the company had no immediate comment. Phone calls and emails to Apple’s headquarters in California went unanswered.

Gradiente said on its website that it started selling its iPhone on Tuesday for $300. It runs the relatively

old 2.3 version of Android and its features include a 3.7-inch touch-sensitive screen, Bluetooth, dual chip capability, 3G, Wi-Fi and camera. Its appearance is similar to that of Apple’s iPhone.

The Brazilian company said it did not use the iPhone name until now because its “priority was to conclude a corporate restructuring process that ended earlier this year.”

“In Brazil, Gradiente has the exclusive right to use the iPhone brand,” the statement said. “This company will adopt all the measures used by companies around the world to preserve its intellectual property rights.”

A company official said Apple had not contacted Gradiente and she didn’t know of any attempt by Apple to contest Gradiente’s use of the iPhone name.

The executive, who insisted on speaking anonymously because she was not authorized to speak to the press, added that she did not know if Gradiente would try to stop Apple iPhone sales in Brazil.

Major cellphone operators and retail outlets advertised Apple iPhones on their websites Wednesday.

Article source: http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_22226289/brazilian-company-selling-iphone-that-runs-android-legally

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02 May 12 Create Chrome Extensions to dominate local markets


Chrome is the second most-used browser globally, and dominates many local markets including Brazil and Russia. Creating a Chrome Extension helps companies gain distribution in many local markets via official resources such as the Google Chrome WebStore.

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The worldwide market shares by browser indicate that Internet Explorer still dominates overall (35%), with Chrome in the second most popular position (29%), and Firefox not far behind (24%). Safari (6%) and Opera (2%) complete the overall shares.

However, the market shares by browser vary greatly region by region. From the diagrams below you can see that in Latin America, Chrome is the number one browser, taking 45% of the market share. The situation is similar in Russia, where Chrome dominates the market with a 29% share.

Browsers such as Mozilla Firefox and Opera have made Add-ons a fundamental point in their strategy, which has helped lead Firefox to success and market domination in many markets. But Chrome is the most successful in this strategy, amplifying Extensions with Apps and transforming its Add-ons Gallery to the Chrome Web Store, which has proven to be a very successful channel of distribution.

According to a Besttoolbars market study, Chrome has about a 50% higher installation rate from their directories compared to Firefox. The Internet Explorer Gallery is in its infancy.

As a result, creating Chrome Extensions and Apps becomes crucial part of any marketing strategy for web apps and web services, due to its highly developed distribution channel and significant market share.

Learn more at http://besttoolbars.net/services/browser_addons_development/whitepaper/

About Besttoolbars:

Formed in 2003, Besttoolbars is known as the leader in toolbar software. Besttoolbars focuses on browser toolbar, add-ons and extensions solutions and also offers a toolbar and add-ons frameworks. Besttoolbars has created desktop products for leading Internet companies including AOL.com, Web.de, and Skype.com. More than 7000 companies worldwide use Besttoolbars solutions.

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Besttoolbars
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Article source: http://news.yahoo.com/create-chrome-extensions-dominate-local-markets-133238764.html

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