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Trend Micro retracts exaggerated Play Store malware claim

We are most likely used to how companies tend to bend the truth a bit to sell their products, but sometimes things can get quite out of hand. That might just be the case when Trend Micro published a blog post which painted a picture of Google Play Store that was too horrifying to be true, only to later "clarify" the exact point that the cyber security firm was trying to make.

Google X with Android 5.0.1 spotted in benchmark results

Don't get too excited folks, because most likely this is completely fake given how easy it is to tweak benchmark tests. According to some new screenshots that are floating around those dark corners of the web, Motorola's famed X-Phone has been spotted being called the Google X, and running the popular AnTuTu benchmark test. We'll take this with a massive grain of salt, that's for sure.

HDC One clones HTC with a quad-core and Jelly Bean for $160

The folks from HDC are at it again and have cloned one of the best flagship Android smartphones currently available. That being the impressive HTC One. This time though, their name just so happens to be very similar and it's being called the HDC One. You can hardly tell the difference but it's what's under the hood that will obviously be the give away.

Fake Angry Birds peddlers fined £50,000

Ah, sweet, sweet justice. Instead of the slap on the wrist and a ban from the Google Play Store as usual, the developer of fake versions of several popular Android games like Angry Birds and Cut the Rope will get a more lasting punishment. According to the BBC, The British government has sentenced a Latvian developer to a £50,000 fine for counterfeit apps posted on the Android Market in November of last year.

Latest Samsung Galaxy S III photo still looks fake

Another day, another purported Galaxy S III photo. We've been tipped with this convincing shot of the upcoming Samsung superphone, which follows the bullet points of the latest rumors. There's reason to doubt, though: the phone in question is presented a little too perfectly for our jaded blogger eyes to believe. In any case, we should find out what the real thing looks like in less than a week when Samsung reveals the Galaxy S III at its London event on May 3rd.

Play it again: another Galaxy S III photo pops up

I'd like to say right away that we're reporting this one primarily for entertainment value. As seems to happen more days than not, yet another photo claiming to be the oh-so-elusive Samsung Galaxy S III has appeared on the Internet, this time courtesy of Polish website OPDA. That's what it claims to be, but what it looks like is a Galaxy Note with some custom software and a little Photoshop trickery. Inspect the appropriately low-res photo below to decide for yourself.

Samsung Galaxy S III in the wild – but under disguise

We've heard multiple reports and rumors about the supposed specs of the Samsung Galaxy S III for months on end now. With multiple "leaks" and images also hitting the web we've still never seen anything too convincing. It's been said to have already reached some carriers for testing in Korea, but that is about all we know. What we do know though, is Samsung has done a great job keeping things a mystery with the Galaxy S III.

Chinese “Android” store sells iPhones too

Hardly a week goes by without the tech world spotting a humorous fake piece of electronic detritus coming out of China's seedier factories, and these days it's usually running Android. (Hooray for open source!) But at least one Chinese retailer has decided to go all out and copy Android for their entire storefront. It's not necessarily "fake" in the sense that the branding is misappropriated; anyone selling Android hardware can make use of Google's Android logos and typefaces. But simply naming your store "Android", as the shop in Zhuhai, Guangdong province has done, is a no-no.
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