Windows 8 Release Preview ISO files (.iso) are provided as an alternative to using Windows 8 Release Preview Setup. If you are on a PC running Windows and want to install the release preview on another partition, another PC, or a virtual machine, we recommend you download Windows 8 Release Preview Setup and use the built-in tools for converting an ISO image into installation media, such as a DVD or USB bootable flash drive.
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Buy a Windows 7 PC and get Windows 8 Pro for $ 14.99.
The offer is for customers (e.g. Home users, students, and enthusiasts) who purchase a qualified PC. A qualified PC is a new PC purchased during the promotional period with a valid Windows 7 OEM Certificate of Authenticity and product key for, and preinstalled with:
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Not to be derailed by the “restricted” bootloader found on its US variant, HTC One X users elsewhere can now potter around kernel version 2.6.39 and its unlocked bootloader. It’s the latest release from HTC Dev, which now houses bootloaders for phones as far old as the venerable Dream, and means that the official channel has caught up with its eager modding community. Well, it’s just a couple of months late. Those looking to load their boots can hit up the source below.
If you live north of the 49th parallel, you’re no doubt frustrated that Samsung teased a summer launch for the Galaxy S3 in North America but made no initial mention of its Canadian plans. Don’t fret, as virtually every Canadian carrier and its mother has now pledged to carry the giant Android 4.0 smartphone while you’re on your summer vacation — the first carrier commitments in North America that we’ve seen. Bell, Rogers, Telus, Virgin Mobile and Wind Mobile have all stepped up as national providers, while regional carriers such as SaskTel and Videotron have also signed on. The Galaxy S III is a special milestone for Virgin, as it’s the first 4G LTE phone on the Bell-run budget network. We’re still waiting for Mobilicity and other cellular services to hop on the Galaxy S III bandwagon, and details like pricing and exact ship dates are still elusive, but odds are that Canucks will have a wide choice of carriers when the 4.8-inch flagship hits stores. Continue reading
The global Samsung Galaxy S III just launched last week in London, but we got to use it Tuesday at the CTIA 2012 mobile show.
I only got a brief look at Samsung’s latest and greatest, but I found many things to like about it–and just a few I wasn’t so fond of. Keep in mind that this is not the U.S. version of the Galaxy S3; the 4G LTE and HSPA+ phones won’t debut until this summer.
Samsung has done a nice job with the design of the Galaxy S III. It is thin and light with a slightly curved body. The 4.8-inch display has a very small bezel around it, giving you more display but without making the phone gigantic.
It comes in two colors, white and “pebble.” The white phone looks nice, but the “pebble” color, which is sort of a bluish-gray, is much more attractive in my opinion. It has this cool “brushed” look on the back, too. The Galaxy S III feels very much like its predecessor the Galaxy S2: Light, but a bit on the plasticky side. It doesn’t have that durable, solid feel of the HTC One S or HTC One X. Continue reading
The Liquidmetal iPhone 5 concept might not be real, but there are some substantial next iPhone rumors surfacing today.
The Apple news site iLounge says it has heard from its own sources that the next version of Apple’s phone will have a larger 4-inch screen (the current iPhone has a 3.5-inch display), a metal back, and a new dock connector.
“The new iPhone will indeed be longer and thinner than the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S,” iLounge’s Jeremy Horwitz reports. He also says that it will have a new back; it will have a metal panel but won’t be curved as other reports have suggested. Continue reading
The Samsung Galaxy S III is Samsung’s new flagship smartphone and it’s finally broken cover at the company’s stand-alone Mobile Unpacked event here in London. With a steady stream of fakes, outright leaks and even event rescheduling, Samsung’s claimed almost crazy levels of interest for its new smartphone. Weighing in at 133g (4.7 ounces) and whittled to 8.6mm at its thickest, the rounded-off design has more than a little bit in common with its Galaxy Nexus cousin. Of course, it’s Samsung’s new 1.4GHz Exynos 4 Quad processor doing the legwork, and there’s 1GB of RAM to help it out. The display has been bumped up in size to a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED affair, sporting a 1280 x 720 pixel count. Happy snappers will have an 8-megapixel rear shooter to play with, and a 1.9-megapixel eye on the front will take care of those video calls. If you were wondering about radios, it’s launching with HSPA+, but there’s an LTE version in the cards. As for the interface, it’s TouchWiz on top of Android 4.0 again, and there’s new gesture functions to help you get around. So, there it is, the phone we’ve all been waiting for (until the next one) but that’s not all, be sure to check our hands-on coverage and additional features for the in-depth breakdown. Continue reading
By now you should already know that the brand-spanking-new Samsung Galaxy S III sports a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display. That’s right: no “plus” here, which means this 720p panel is featuring the same old PenTile RBGB pixel arrangement — just like the 4.65-inch version on the Galaxy Nexus and the Galaxy S II HD LTE. Needless to say, this is again pure ammunition for the folks over at LG; but as we’ve mentioned before, HD Super AMOLED’s superb contrast and higher-than-before pixel density outweigh its shortcomings in most cases.
For now though, let’s examine these sub-pixels with a 230x zoom USB microscope and compare them with other phones that we have in hand. Starting off with the HTC One X’s 720p SLCD 2 above, you can see how its denser sub-pixels produce a finer picture, but ultimately it’s still behind HD Super AMOLED when it comes to contrast, especially with black. Read on for more comparisons. Continue reading
You remember that Galaxy S II? A phone so good they launched it, well, a whole load of times. But after seeing phablet cousins and LTE variants, the true handset sequel is finally here. The Samsung Galaxy S III is moments away from being outed in front of journalists and Sammy’s business partners in London, but in advance of the big reveal we were given a few hours to acquaint ourselves with the new star away from the crush of the show floor.
And what did we make of it? In short, Samsung’s tried to bring its Galaxy S series in line with (and in some ways, further ahead of) what its team-up with Google accomplished. It’s added some new quad-core Exynos processing juice, a 4.8-inch, HD Super AMOLED screen and a handful of Galaxy S III-only features in an earnest bid to maintain its place at the top of the Android pile. You’ll find our detailed impressions and a hands-on video just after the break. Continue reading