HTC ships 13.2 million devices in Q3, confirms two launches for November

Another day, another quarterly earnings report. Taiwanese smartphone specialist HTC is doing very well, with 13.2 million total device sales (not all Android, of course), $4.54 billion in total revenue, $625 million of which is profit. Riding the continuing surge in worldwide smartphone sales, HTC is up year-over-year in every major statistic, with shipped devices rising an impressive 93%.

Motorola ATRIX 2 Review [Video]

Motorola's ATRIX 2 is a modest update to one of the most exciting smartphones to hit AT&T's network this year. It seems a little soon for the ATRIX to get a sequel, especially since the original is still available - at the same $99 price point, no less. Does some slightly updated hardware and a larger screen add up to a more compelling purchase? Let's find out.

Android Community Weekly: October 30, 2011

It's time to wrap up the last week of tech news for October 2011 - just in time for Halloween tomorrow. Monday, HTC partnered with DropBox to offer all Android users 5GB of free storage on their HTC devices. Whether or not this applies to HTC's past devices or only future ones still remains unclear. Also Monday, Cory Gunther performed a hands-on of the new HTC EVO Design 4G. Near the end of the week a much more comprehensive review was completed.

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Q and A session from Hong Kong

I'm sure many of you readers were following along during the live broadcast of the Galaxy Nexus and Ice Cream Sandwich just as we were, but most likely you all had a few additional questions and concerns. While we weren't able to ask them all, or everything we wanted, our own Vincent Nguyen was live in Hong Kong to ask as many questions as possible along with a few others. Below are a few quotes from the Q and A session from some of the main Android authorities that were standing by during the Samsung Galaxy Nexus unveiling.

Best Buy is selling the HP TouchPad you want with the HP computer you don’t

WebOS may be doomed, but there's still plenty of interest in the HP TouchPad, due to the dual charms of insane firesale pricing and an increasingly stable Android port. If you missed your chance to pick one up when inventories were liquidated, everyone's favorite evil electronics retailer Best Buy has your back. Not that you should show it to them. Limited stocks of 32GB TouchPads are available for the low, low price of $149... as long as you buy an HP-branded PC as well.

Halloween is coming: We have Apps, Android ICS pumpkins, and holiday game deals

Halloween is just a few short days away (scary noises) and we have a few treats we thought we'd share before the weekend gets under way. First off we have some Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich carved right into a pumpkin directly from our friends at Google thanks to their @Android twitter page, then we've spotted a few more Android pumpkins and even a few Halloween games and deals. Be sure to follow down past the break and see all the spooky details.

Rumor: Nook Color 2 announcement coming November 7th to fight Kindle Fire

We've known for a while that Barnes & Noble intended a second model of its successful Nook Color tablet for later this year, as the original passed its first birthday this week. The Amazon Kindle Fire may have hastened the bookseller's plans: multiple sources claiming to be Barnes & Noble employees are reporting that kiosks and other retail goodies are showing up in bookstores ahead of a November 7th launch. That would put the Nook Color 2 on retail shelves a week before Kindle Fires begin shipping out from Amazon. An anonymous B&N employee tells The Digital Reader that his or her store is building a huge new display in the center of the store especially for the Nook tablets and e-readers. Spotlight, LCD TVs, touch screen demonstration kiosks, the works. A manager told him or her to expect a major Nook announcement on the 7th to battle the Kindle Fire. That's a pretty unmistakable indication that we'll be seeing more Nook news soon. The biggest draw for the Kindle Fire is its rock-bottom price of $199, undercutting other Android tablets by hundreds of dollars and the current Nook Color by $50. That probably means that the Nook Color 2 will see a discount of at least that much, whenever it comes to market. The Nook Color currently runs a heavily modified and branded version of Froyo, and the Fire runs a likewise customized version of Gingerbread. The rivalvry between the two biggest player in the e-reader market is about to seriously heat up, and consumers will be on the winning side whatever happens. [via SlashGear]

MEGASTUNT Mayhem Pro for Android hands-on [Video]

It's game time again and we have a new racer monster truck rally game for Android called MEGASTUNT Mayhem. We have a lot of options regarding racing games and things of that sort but this is an entirely new level. It's the perfect action sports game that mixes racing, showmanship and total destruction into one thrilling experience. Being able to drive around and cause carnage while hitting jumps and doing flips or barrel rolls with big ol tires. That is what we have here, so if it interests you check out our pictures and video below.
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