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Samsung S3 news, O2 fixes leak, Android wins in phone video

The Samsung Galaxy S3 nears, O2 plumbs a security leak and Android is still smart phone el supremo in this week's phone news video.

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If like us you eat, sleep and breathe phones, you'll be ecstatic to discover we've once again jammed all of the week's phone news into one revelatory and visually delightful video with Amie Parker-Williams.

As the weeks roll on and February gets ever closer, so our thoughts turn increasingly towards Barcelona and Mobile World Congress and what pocket-sized slabs of tech might be revealed there.

The big question on everyone's lips, including, if rumours are to be believed, those of the Samsung's tech-wizards is whether the long-awaited Galaxy S3 will be unveiled at the show, or whether the launch will be postponed to a later date. It's been reported that the Korean phone manufacturer is still dithering over timings, but we jolly well hope it doesn't drag it out for too long.

In the meantime, we've heard whispers of a new budget Samsung phone, the Galaxy S Advance, which could potentially slip in ahead of the S3 at MWC.

O2 made waves last week when it was discovered that the mobile operator had inadvertently shared the numbers of customers to websites they'd visited using their phones. The company apologised for the leak and redeemed itself somewhat by fixing the issue at lightning speed.

Apple reported record profits, helped no doubt by the 37 million phones it sold in the last 14 weeks of 2011, but despite this victory, Android still leads the smart phone market in the UK with 44 per cent market share.

Favourite fun phone accessory of the week must be awarded to the Zeon Tech TARDIS Smartsafe, a Gallifreyan gadget that keeps your valuables stowed securely away and can only be unlocked by the intergalactic power of your smart phone.

Unless you're lucky enough to have got your hands on a Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Android is still keeping Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest version of its operating system, tucked away in the freezer, far from your greedy grasp. If you're an S2 owner, and just can't wait any longer, we've created a handy guide to help you get ICS on your beloved blower.

Hit play on the video above and let us know how you get on if you decide to give your Galaxy S2 a delectable ICS upgrade. Stick your thoughts in the special comments box below or head on over to our Facebook page for more phone-related chatter.