Android
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Lenovo Plans To Launch A 9.7-Inch ICS IdeaPad

In the Android world we pretty much have two standard groups when it comes to sizes, that’s the 10-inchers and the 7-inchers. That makes Lenovo’s IdeaTab S2109 a little different with its 9.7-inch display with a resolution of 1024×768- for those keeping track, that’s exactly the resolution and size of the iPad 2.

HTC
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HTC One X Camera Shootout With The Best Android Smartphones (Video)

Apart from Android ICS and the quad-core power, one of the biggest reasons for getting the HTC One X is certainly the device’s camera with ImageSense technology. Its shooter boasts improved lens, sensor, software, and there’s also a new custom HTC ImageChip. But seeing is believing, right? So we have a new video here which compares the camera capabilities of the One X with that of the Sony Xperia S and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

Android
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HP TouchPad Triple Boots Android, WebOS, and ArchLInux

The HP TouchPad is a curious device, to say the least. It is hard to call it anything other than a failure, but it has certainly managed a fairly successful life after death, in thanks to 2011 fire-sales of the unit by companies like Best Buy, combined with the flexibility of its hardware.

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What the $399 iPad 2 Could Mean for Android Tablets

Part of the reason why the iPad and iPad 2 continued to dominate the tablet space was that most of the “good” Android tablets cost just as much as their iCounterparts and many people viewed Apple’s tablet as a premium device. The original Eee Pad Transformer made some headway by launching at $399, digging under the cheapest iPad by a full $100, but even that was met with relatively limited success.

All Tablets Reviews
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Review: The Sony Android Tablet S

Consumers have a lot of choices when it comes to tablets these days. There’s the iPad 2, of course, but you’ve also got an assortment of Android tablets, in addition to cheaper alternatives like the Kindle Fire. In the world of Honeycomb tablets, though, it can sometimes be difficult to really differentiate between the different offerings. Sony is certainly giving it a try.

Android
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Sprout Social for Android Review

Sprout Social has been around as a web-based desktop client for some time and they’ve also offered an iOS app for a while. Now, they’ve updated the Android application to let you better “manage your social media on the go.”

MOTOROLLA
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Select Motorola Xoom Owners Get ICS

Recently, many major tablets like the Asus Transformer Prime, have begun receiving Android 4.0 updates. In response, Motorola is bringing Ice Cream Sandwich to Motorola Xoom tablets – at least for a few lucky ones out there.

Android
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Polaroid Reveals First 16MP Android Smartphone Camera

We are well aware that high end smartphones are now capable of producing very good snapshots and decent videos. This time, Polaroid’s SC1630 camera is blurring the line. It runs Google Android phone OS . Hence, it’s a camera that can make phone calls. In this respect, Polaroid prefers to call this device a “phone camera” (stress on “camera”), and not your regular “camera phone”.

Android
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ZTE 7-inch Quad-core Tablet Runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich

ZTE has a 7″ tablet running Ice Cream Sandwich at CES. According to IDG analytics quoted here, the company has already overtaken Apple worldwide since 2011 in smartphone production, doubled its shipped products in Q4 compared to the previous quarter, and experienced a year-over-year increase of by almost 60%.

Android
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Amazon Kindle Fire Silk Browser Ported to Other Android Devices

Whatever the hiccups the dedicated cloud-supported Web browser for Amazon’s Kindle Fire had been experienced in the past is irrelevant now. Hacker TyHi from XDA-Developers has built a Silk package that can be ported to CyanogenMod 7 ROM for the same Kindle Fire, then to many other rooted devices running CyanogenMod 7, or devices running some MIUI custom ROMs.

Mobile Apps
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Android Market Hits 400,000 Apps

Google’s Android Market reportedly raised past the 400,000 app mark this past weekend. It was just last April when Android Market got 200,000 apps. Then, next 100,000 apps were registered in last August, according to Distimo, an app store tracking service.

Android
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The Rumored ASUS Transformer Prime Mini/Memo 7-Inch Android Tablet

According to NotebookItalia, who got this leaked rendering, ASUS will officially announce a 7-inch version of its successful Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime. The rendering makes it look like it’s running Android Honeycomb, and at launch time it’s quite possible, as no recent ASUS Android devices were launched with Ice Cream Sandwich just yet.

Mobiles
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Huawei MediaPad Gets ICS

Phandroid has leaked pictures apparently showing that Huawei is working on putting Ice Cream Sandwich on their MediaPad (branded at T-Mobile as Springboard, between $180 and $250 on contract, $450 without).

Android
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Dropbox Version 2.0 Out For Android

There is no denying that physical storage is slowly but surely being relegated to the back burner in favor of cloud solutions. One of the largest mobile solutions is without a doubt Dropbox.

MOTOROLLA
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Pre-Alpha Build of ICS on original Motorola Droid A855

This is a very early custom build of CyanogenMod 9 (Android 4.0.3 out of Android Open Source Project) that didn’t get its own fork at CyanogenMod repositaries just yet. Adventurous users and fans of the original Motorola Droid may get a first glimpse of ICS goodness on their phones by using a download link here. Make sure to follow the discussion at XDA-Developers if you read this news late, as the new builds pop up constantly.

Android
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Nexus S Gets ICS Update

Recently, Google promised that after the Galaxy Nexus arrived, Nexus S users would also be treated to ICS. After a very short wait, Google made good on their word.