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HTC One X With Stock Android 4.0 ICS Headed To T-Mobile?

At the MWC 2012, HTC unveiled their new “One” series which includes the impressive One X handset. The only disappointment was that the device was announced to be an exclusive to AT&T in the US, but we have good news for you. According to the latest rumors, the device might be headed to other carriers as well.

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Rumored Samsung Galaxy S III Specs Are Awesome

Samsung unveiled some new devices at the MWC 2012, but it is certainly a disappointment that the much anticipated Galaxy S3 did not make it for the event. We are hoping that Samsung would make up for this by bringing out a handset that is worth the wait. And it appears like that is what they are planning to do. The latest info suggests that the company is thinking about something big.

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MWC 2012: HTC One S

The HTC One X certainly looks like it’s going to make things difficult for all the other phone manufacturers from around the world. And it appears like the other devices in the HTC One series are going to add to their agony. The HTC One Smay not be as beastly as the One X, but […]

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MWC 2012: HTC One X

As expected, HTC has just introduced their Quad-core Tegra 3 handset and the flagship phone appears to be one of the most impressive Android devices ever designed. The One X, which will be part of the company’s new “One” series, comes with awesome specs.

Android
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ZTE Mimosa X is Fully Packing NVIDIA Tegra and Android 4.0

When NVIDIA acquired Icera back in mid-2011, we knew that the company will soon be making its entry into the smartphone game. They have done just that by introducing the ZTE Mimosa X handset, which is the first device to feature both the NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and the NVIDIA Icera modem technology, and also the answer to Qualcomm.

Social Media
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Galaxy S III Possesses ‘Quad-Core Engine And 12MP Camera’

Samsung had to think big when planning the next in their “S” series line of Android smartphones to keep up with the rich traditions already established by the Galaxy S, S II and the Galaxy Note. It seems that Galaxy S3 will indeed be a monster, powered by a Quad-Core chipset capable of speeds in the range of 1.6 GHz.

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”.

OTHER VIDEOS
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10 Video FAQs about ASUS Eee Pad Transformer

ASUSTeK Computer goes to extraordinary measures to appeal to widest possible audience of their potential customers. Original ASUS Eee Pad Transformer was and still is one of the most popular 10-inch Android slates, even if the Transformer Prime clearly takes the role of ASUS flagship tablet.

SAMSUNG
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CES 2012: What Not To Expect

When we cover shows like CES, there’s always an anxiety for us not to overlook or miss something worthy, or simply deserving special attention. With a small team on the show floor just walking around a vast sea of gadgetry within acres of indoor Vegasness, it’s easy to let things slip by.

Android
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Samsung Galaxy M Style Super AMOLED Android Smartphone

A big, beautiful Super AMOLED display is one of the features that makes the Samsung Galaxy Nexus very attractive. The only problem is the device’s price tag. But now we can have the next best thing. Samsung’s newly announced Galaxy M Style will allow you to enjoy some Super AMOLED glory for a midrange price.

Android
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Holo Everywhere

Translating these statements from Googlese, it means that if manufacturers won’t comply to this requirement of inclusion of this compulsory Holo theming as default. In its turn, it means that instead of their own, quite incompatible with Android 4.0 theming (think about Samsung’s TouchWiz, HTC’s Sense UI, and others) such “fragmented” devices either won’t get a license for official Android 4.0, or at least won’t get access to Google’s Android Market and Google Apps. Or both.

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.

HTC
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Honeycomb Update For WiFi HTC Flyer Rolls Out

HTC is now delivering on its promise to bring Honeycomb to the Flyer. The HTC Flyer was first released in April 2011 with Google Android 2.3.3. The Android 3.2 Honeycomb update is currently rolling out to those devices anxiously awaiting the upgrade.

Android
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Consequences Of Android’s “Openness”

rguments of both analysts tend to agree that the openness of Android as its strong point is suddenly nowhere to be found when business and market considerations prevail. Sure, from a business standpoint, it really doesn’t matter what platform and development models are used in a given product: it’s an impact of a product itself that has an importance.

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Kindle Fire Rooted Again: How To Instructions

It was expected sooner than later, but now it’s become reality. By hard work and determination of Android Police’s own in-house hacker named (appropriately) Justin Case and helpers like Vashypooh, Trevor Eckhart, and IOMoster of TeamWin, the rooting of Amazon’s Kindle Fire has become possible once again.

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Google’s Nexus Tablet

Google’s Eric Shmidt has reportedly said that a Google-branded tablet might be launched in the first six months of 2012. The tablet plans were mentioned during an interview with Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera. Schmidt’s quote could mean many things.

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BurritoRoot For Kindle Fire

Justin Case also dares to challenge Amazon that ‘just in case’ Amazon would try to ‘fix’ the feature, his current root exploit is based upon, he has another root exploit he feels he would be compelled to release.

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2011 Gadget Gift Guide

Are you scrambling to find just the right gift for the tech-obsessed geek in your life? Yes, the holiday shopping season is definitely upon us and you have exactly 1 week to get it done.

TABLETS
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2011 Hacker Tablet Guide: TouchPads, Fire’s and Playbooks Rooted

In this past year, tablets have dominated sales over e-readers. Estimates are made that Amazon Kindle Fire has sold over 2 million units, and Barnes & Noble has sold a million of its NOOK Tablet. Both vendors were also successful in selling their previous models at the discounted prices. However, you shouldn’t forget another very popular tablet — the HP Touchpad, fire sales of which were bringing over 700,000 tablets in the hands of eager customers. Then, as the numbers of RIM Blackberry Playbooks sold at similar numbers to HP’s Touchpad, the popularity of having a well rounded more powerful device has grown significantly.

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Hack: Adding Storage To Blackberry Playbook With USB HOST Mode

Following the succesful penetration of Dingleberry Team into bastions of Blackberry Playbooks, the Spanish blog eltecnoblog.com has posted a demo of the exploit for turning on the HOST mode in Blackberry Playbook’s USB port; commonly known as USB On-The-Go (OTG) connection to a host computer for sideloading and other simple tasks.

OTHER VIDEOS
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Amazon Kindle Fire Runs CyanogenMod 7 (Video Tutorial)

In the past we covered an XDA Developer forum member’s semi-successful attempt to get the CM7 ROM running on the Kindle Fire. Now it seems that Jeff Benjamin has taken things a step further and has even posted a detailed tutorial and video for installation of the CyanogenMod 7 (custom ROM) on Amazon Kindle Fire here.

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Android UI Lags Get An Explanation

There were reports recently on the Google+ post by Andrew Munn who explains why, in his opinion, the Android UI is laggy and will remain so unless a complete overhaul takes place on the Android Framework parts responsible for hardware acceleration of UI.

Android
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Android ICS 4.0 Tablet For Under $100?

The Ainol Novo7 is a new tablet that is actually a collaboration of efforts by such companies as Ingenic and MIPS, available for under $100. The downside is that for now it’s only available in China, though MIPS and Ingenic plan to expand its target base to other countries as well.

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Acer Iconia A500 10.1″ Tablet For $229 At BestBuy

This year’s Black Friday sales offered some pretty appealing gadgets, but as the holiday season continues there are many more attractive deals on there way, from Cyber Monday and beyond. One of such deal is the Acer Iconia A500 10.1″ tablet at BestBuy. A 8GB model is just $229 with free shipping and a $10 gift card. The price cut is quite substantial for a 10-inch tablet that normally costs $300 or more.

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LG 3.0 Announces New Prada Phone

Finally a new LG/Prada 3.0 phone has been announced to the whole world. This announcement was made during the renewal of the Prada/LG partnership in Seoul, Korea.

Android
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Samsung Galaxy Nexus Coming This Year

Ever since we first got the juicy details of the Galaxy Nexus, many Android fans have been waiting to get their hands on the flagship phone. According to Samsung, the wait is almost over and the phone will hit the market by the end of this year.