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As Galaxy S IV heads for stores, rumors of Samsung's pending Google troubles bubble up

Jon Gold | March 8, 2013
I don't know if you've heard this, but apparently Samsung is getting ready to roll out the Galaxy S IV in a big event in New York a week from today. Good idea, right? Seems like they sold a few of those Galaxy S IIIs, so why not follow up? Clever plan.

The Opera browser, in the pre-Chrome and Firefox days, was pretty much your only option if you didn't want to use IE, but it's become a bit more obscure of late. And while mobile versions in the form of Opera Mini and Opera Mobile have been available on Android for some time, the release of a newly WebKit-enabled beta on Google Play has a caused a bit of a stir.

Verizon was the only major U.S. carrier left out when the HTC One was released last month, but rumor site GottaBeMobile says that may change in three or four months. A known HTC tipster on Twitter has apparently leaked a spec sheet for the Verizon HTC One, and says that the device is currently undergoing testing.

While this isn't implausible by any means -- Verizon does seem to take awhile with testing, at times -- I'll wait and see if anyone besides an anonymous Twitter account starts talking about this before I start planning for an HTC One on Big Red.

In case you hadn't had enough Samsung-related excitement for one roundup, a report from The Korea Times says that the company's coming Galaxy Note III will pack a 5.9-inch screen, which seems slightly more reasonable than the 6.3-inch behemoth which had been rumored.

 

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