The HTC One X! A 4.7-inch 720p HD Super LCD with Gorilla Glass, Android 4.0 (with Sense 4) out of the box, a 1.5GHz Snapdragon dual-core processor, 32GB of internal storage with 25GB of Dropbox storage, a 1.3 megapixel front-facing with 720p HD recording, and some serious photo specs: f/2 optics with an 8-megapixel back illuminated sensor and 1080p video capture. Beats Audio enhancements are also present on AT&T’s 4G LTE network, all in a 9.27 millimeter thin package with an 1,800mAh battery.
No prices yet, but still it looks to be a top-notch Android device worthy of combating the flagship Galaxy Nexus and comes out within the next 60 days on AT&T.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia P is a promising device with a launch set for Q2 of 2012. It it codenamed Nyphon, has a 4-inch “WhiteMagic” display encased in an aluminum unibody (works for bright environments), has an 8MP camera with 1080p HD video recording (as well as 3D photo-taking), a 1GHz dual-core processor with 16GB storage, NFC with Android 2.3 (4.0 will come as part of a update later), and will be available in either red, black or silver. It all sounds great.
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It is heavier and thicker than the original Tab 10.1, but still packs Ice Cream Sandwich with a 1GHz dual-core processor, much like the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2. The 10.1-inch screen is of 1280×800 resolution, backed-up with a VGA front-facing camera for video chats, a 3 megapixel shooter with 720p HD recording on the back, and a 7,000mAh battery. There still are 16GB or 32GB storage options (with microSD card slot), as well as the thicker measurements: weighing 588g, it measures 256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7mm, meaning that it is much thicker than the previous 8.7mm seen on the original Tab 10.1.
Is that a deal-breaker? Not sure.
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Don’t get it wrong: using Google Chrome for Android (BETA) on an Ice Cream Sandwich phone on the Galaxy Nexus is fantastic. In fact, it’s one of the best things that has ever happened to the Android platform, besides the very OS version it runs on, Android 4.0. However, there were some kinks to be had at the time of release, but as of tonight, they have been mostly ironed out for now. Bugs including the fonts being way too large have been addressed, as well as more speed and stability. Go ahead and download the update to see what I mean.
Via: Android Market, Google Chrome Releases Blog
Hours after receiving a 1.2GHz dual-core Galaxy Nexus with Verizon 4G LTE service in the mail, out comes the pressers for the LG Optimus 4X HD, a 1.5GHz quad-core Tegra 3 device bound for Europe with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich stock — no additional interfaces whatsoever. As for aesthetics, there is a 4.7-inch IPS “True HD” 1280 x 720 display within a 8.9mm-thin body yet still holds a massive 2,150 mAh battery. Additional specs include the obvious 8 megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording and 1.3 megapixel shooter on the front, along with 1GB of RAM and 16GB storage.
Best of all, the new Tegra 3 platform users a fifth “stealth core”, or an eco core that slowly uses the battery for low-performance tasks to ensure that the battery lasts longer. This core as of tonight has been branded ”4-Plus-1″, but since everybody knows that’s five, it’s okay. PR at the source link. Via: LG (PR link)
This is quite a mix of 2010 and 2011 specs: 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S3 CPU, 4-inch Super AMOLED panel, 5MP rear camera with 720p video capture, a 1.3MP front-facing shooter and — wait for it — Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It also supports 42Mbps HSPA+ on T-Mobile, which isn’t all half bad at all. The Galaxy S Blaze 4G will launch near the end of March for $150 on a two-year commitment.
Yawn. Press release after the break.
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Very unusual but expected at some point — Office for iPad, that is. A suite of Word, Excel, and Powerpoint apps (and then some), all optimized for iOS and the iPad’s screen. You could create and edit files in all of the apps aforementioned. The Daily got a working prototype of the app and they seem pretty happy with it (or something). That all being said, neither screenshots or a release date have been documented, so we’ll leave it at that.
Update: Now the app’s credibility is being questioned.
The ill-fated BlackBerry PlayBook has something good to look forward to for once: a massive software OTA that allows for native email support (wow, right?), the Android app emulator it was promised so long ago, and several bug fixes and performance optimization. It rolls out slowly to all users, and according to the streams of Twitter, also takes forever to boot, but once you’re inside the new PlayBook OS 2.0, is seems as if you’d never want to go back. Check out the source links below for more.
Via: RIM’s PlayBook OS 2.0 Demos, CrackBerry
This is a milestone for NVIDIA: a mainstream smartphone powered completely by its own chips: a dual-core Tegra 2 processor plus a product of an acquisition Nvidia made back in2011, which allows for the Icera 450 HSPA+ modem to take care of baseband and RF processing. Other important specifications include Android 4.0 with ZTE’s own custom finishes, seen left, a 5 megapixel camera, a 4.3-inch qHD (960 x 540) resolution display, and 4GB of built-in memory. The Mimosa X’s spec sheet should pave the way for cheaper pricing when it launches in Q2 of 2012.
Press release after the jump!
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This is pretty monumental. The only things you were able to do as an avid user of the Google homepage is to search, but now you can directly share content on Google+ from the start page. Perhaps Google was looking for an easy boost in traffic and usage? It’s not very intrusive, but it is very apparent in its little top right corner. It was eventually coming, but now that it’s here we shall see if users retaliate or embrace it. It also appears in many of the other Google products (an exception is YouTube), but it also is not very intelligent — it does not pick up the URL of the you’re on; say for example you want to share Google News or a location, you would still need to copy/paste the link, manually.
Oh, and it’s on the search results pages, too. Unexpected, right? Via: MarketingLand