AM News: Samsung Galaxy S3 to be 5in Long, Sport Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Processor?, Angry Birds Space Downloaded 50M Times

Samsung has already confirmed that the forthcoming Galaxy Next or Galaxy S3 will come with a quad core Exynos 4412 processor clocked at 1.4GHz. However, an unnamed executive quoted by Korea TImes claimed that the S3 will use the S4, the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 that is, in the United States perhaps due to the fact that 4G LTE is more prevent in North America.

What looks like another picture of the Samsung Galaxy S3 has emerged this time with the smartphone next to a ruler which gives a rough indication of its dimensions. Clare Hopping of Knowyourmobile says that the picture was sent by an anonymous tipster and reckons that the device will be 130mm long, which is just under 5.12in long with a screen size of 4.8in or 122mm.

Samsung is rumoured to be mulling plans for a Windows Phone version of the Galaxy S3 called the Samsung Focus S II (ed : Focus is the brand name for Samsung Windows Phone handset in the US. Samsung would likely adopt Omnia for the UK and Europe). An anonymous source told WP-Life that the phone would come with a dual or quad processor, which matches the rumours head about the company using the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 (which is a dual core part) in some US models.

Angry Birds Space, the latest sequel in the ridiculously successful avian catapulting mini-game series has hit 50 million downloads in just over a month since its release, making it the fastest-selling mobile game ever. Rovio already held many of the on-the-move gaming records with its previous iterations of Angry Birds, but this latest one topped them all.

Groupon has come a long way since its launch, and its real-time location-based service Groupon Now! has gone even further - selling 1.5 million deals in just under 12 months. Not a bad feat, some would say - but considering the original daily deals Groupon platform took 15 months to reach this figure, Groupon Now! has exceeded consumers' expectations by reaching this benchmark.

The phone will be launched this coming Thursday at an invite-only event in London where ITProPortal.com will be reporting via Rob Kerr, our mobile editor. You can read more about the Samsung Galaxy S3 and all the gossip surrounding what could turn up to be the biggest non-Apple event of the year on our dedicated liveblog. We will covering the event live from Thursday at 1800 GMT.