The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 hit UK shops this week, with its 5.5-inch screen taking up some serious shelf space. It’s the follow-up to the multi-million selling original Note, and is bigger and better than its predecessor.

But where do Android handsets go from here?

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Apple’s much fabled iPad Mini¬†could be in short supply this Christmas. One analyst reckons suppliers are finding the specs for Apple’s tiny tablet to be “challenging” and will struggle to meet demand.

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Samsung may be embroiled in legal wrangles with Apple, but they haven’t dented its profits. Not yet, anyway.

Samsung reckons it’ll post a third-quarter operating profit of $7.3 billion (¬£4.5bn). That’s up a whopping 90 percent on the same time last year. Crazy.

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iTunes on Android? Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak reckons the Cupertino company should make it happen.

Woz was giving a question and answer session on Slashdot, in which he also criticised Apple’s litigious nature. Read on to see why he’s talking a lot of sense.

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Mozilla has lifted the lid on its Firefox Metro browser for Windows 8. The new browser has been created completely from scratch for Microsoft’s upcoming operating system.

And if you’re running a developer-optimised RTM version of Windows 8 on your PC, you can get your hands on an early build of Firefox right now.

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As if you needed it, here’s another reason to turn your back on Apple Maps. Google has just added Street View to its Google Maps web app for iOS.

So that means you can plump yourself almost anywhere in the world and take a virtual wander, right on your phone.

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Google is about to launch a 32GB version of its Nexus 7 Android tablet, according to a leak from the Carphone Warehouse database. At the moment the tablet is only available in 8GB or 16GB versions, so a 32GB model could well give the much-rumoured iPad Mini a run for its money.

Not only that, a Galaxy Nexus 2 could also be on the cards. What a morning.

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There’s a new version of Android due next month, according to rumours, and the LG Optimus G Nexus will be the first device to run it. Google is said to be holding a joint event with LG, where the Korean company will announce the new device, the whispers say.

Google will also revamp how it positions its Nexus family of products, letting anyone who wants to make Nexus devices do so. So, big changes ahead.

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