Toshiba’s Excite gets a new name, date and price

Toshiba's Excite X10 made a splash when the company unveiled it at CES, and for good reason: it's one of the most stylish tablets we've ever seen, something made even more impressive when considering that the original Thrive was universally panned as dull. See if you can hang on to your excitement as the tablet comes to market; the re-christened Excite 10 LE will be availablie in the United States starting on March 6th, starting at (gulp) $529.99.

Doro PhoneEasy 740 is Android meets Jitterbug

As someone who has personally tried to teach basic operation of a DROID 3 to a septuagenarian, let me tell you, it's not an experience to be relished. Despite manufacturer's claims to "Simplify" the admittedly complex Android user interface with a new skin, it's just as hard if not harder for the non-technically inclined to learn basic smartphone operation these days. Enter Doro and their PhoneEasy 740, an Android slider handset that's designed with an eye towards people who are, uh, rich in years.

Less than one million Google TV devices sold so far

We had hoped that CES last month would bring better news for Google TV, but things only seem to be getting worse since Logitech abandoned the platform. According to Google's first party Google TV apps in the Android Market, no single app - including seemingly essential ones like Youtube, Photos for Google TV and the ubiquitous program guide TV & Movies, has been installed more than a million times. That would seem to imply that less than a million total Google TV units have been sold and activated worldwide, despite being available for almost 18 months.

Samsung’s Galaxy S II wins GSMA Phone of the Year at MWC

Even the staunchest of Android detractors would be hard-pressed to call the Galaxy S II anything less than a great phone - certainly not us, since Android Community named it the best Android device of 2011. 20 million people can't be wrong, and the GSMA (the organization that puts on Mobile World Congress in Barcelona every year) would seem to agree. They've named the Galaxy S II as the Phone of the Year in their annual competition, with Samsung itself taking Manufacturer of the Year.

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Krait Benchmarks: Round 1

Here at Mobile World Congress there is tons of talk regarding Qualcomm's new Snapdragon S4 Krait SoC, and with good reason. Four cores aren't always better than two and many different elements come into play with performance in general, especially on a mobile device. Today we've been given a chance to break down the new Qualcomm (Mobile Development Platform) MDP MSM8960 dual-core 1.5 GHz SoC S4 and are starting with the usual benchmarks.

Sony exposes launch details for new Xperia devices

Clove has just released that the Sony Xperia P and Xperia U should be available on April 23rd. The Xperia P will retail for £315 ($425) and the Xperia U will set you back a bit less, at £199 ($268). These prices reflect the black versions of both handsets, but it's likely they will carry over to other colors.

Android Community Evening Wrap-Up: February 28, 2012

We've seen a few more hints at the future of Android today from Google's MWC keynote. Eric Schmidt spoke for roughly an hour on what to expect for the future of Android development, how Android will become even more economically friendly than it already is, and how Chrome for Android is already the most secure/safe browser on the Android Market. We should see Android devices reach the $70 range by next year. More specifically, he stated "Last year's $400 phone is next year's $100 phone". Apart from the keynote, Google's vice president of engineering for mobile, Hiroshi Lockheimer, hinted for Android 5.0 Jelly Bean to have a fall release instead of the earlier summer rumor. This is somewhat comforting, considering Android 4.0 is finally starting to show up on non-Nexus devices.

Reminder: our WIMM Spring Developers Project is complete – claim your device!

Just this last week we've had a fabulous WIMM Spring Developers Project project going on in collaboration with SlashGear and WIMM in which we had you, the everyday average and awesome brainstormer, think up and write down Micro App idea's for the WIMM One developer kit. This project had us checking and working to find the greatest ideas of the pack and selecting the top 10 to receive the WIMM One developer kit for themselves! Have a peek at the winners once more and make sure, if you're one of them, to contact us asap!
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