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AM News: iPhone 5 Set for Q3 Release?, Samsung Galaxy S3 Surpasses iPhone 4S in Benchmarks, Pod2g iOS 5.1 Jailbreak Hinted

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, 07 May 2012News

Every time Apple gears up to release a new product, analysts wonder what's in store for the Cupertino-based firm - especially when the focus of the new product is the release date for the sixth generation iPhone. We still don't know what it will be called - iPhone 5 sounds too inaccurate whilst the label of 'iPhone 4G' is not permitted by international regulators. Apple is known to surprise its fans and the media when it comes to new releases, with the latest iPad proving this theory.

A new research on the use of mobile devices in the enterprise sector reveals that BlackBerry smartphones are losing their grip on the top spot to Apple rival, the iPhone. "The Government Business Council, Government Executive's research arm, identified huge shifts in BlackBerry use among federal managers between August 2009 and September 2011," wrote the NextGov report.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is no slouch as expected and early tests show that the quad core Cortex A9 processor that powers it (as well as its Mali400/MP4 GPU) surpasses all its ARM-based competitors including its only quad core rival on the market, the HTC One X. Tech website Anandtech put the smartphone through its paces using a number of benchmarks, namely SunSpider, Browsermark, Vellamo as well as GPU-bound GLBenchmark 2.1 and RightWare Basemark.

A jailbreak developer who calls himself Pod2g (and also respected member of the Cydia community) has made an important announcement on his Twitter account. He let his followers know that he has found two huge vulnerabilities in iOS 5.1 and is a step closer in releasing an untethered jailbreak for the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system.

In the latest "Building Windows 8" post, developers have confirmed that Media Center will be left out of the upcoming OS, alongside DVD playback support. Those wishing to play these kinds of files will have to pay for an upgrade package or, resort to third party software. The decision was motivated by the fact that television and DVD use on the personal computer is experiencing an abrupt decline, basing on Microsoft's studies.

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