Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 700 LTE hands-on

The new Transformer Pad 300 isn't the only mobile broadband tablet that Asus has up its sleeve. They're also planning an LTE version of the Transformer Prime 700 that we saw at CES last month - and boy, is it a looker.  That "Infinity" branding isn't just to make a pretty name: it adds a 1920x1200 screen to the Transformer Prime base - a resolution that was previously reserved for 17-inch laptops and 24-inch desktop monitors. In addition to the standard Tegra 3 quad-core model, Asus is also preparing a dual-core version running Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 1.4Ghz processor.

Asus Transformer Pad 300 LTE official: hands-on

Drooling over the Transformer Prime, but can't bear to be without mobile data? Asus feels your pain, and they've got a new model to fit your wireless needs. The Asus Transformer Pad 300 (note the new branding!) was revealed at Mobile World Congress today, and Android Community was on-hand to get the skinny. The biggest news is that the 300 series will have both 3G and LTE mobile data, a first for Asus in any market - and a good sign that eventually the Transformer Pad 300 will make its way to the US.

HTC says One V headed to Metro PCS, Virgin Mobile and US Cellular

HTC's new One line has gotten a lot of us Android fans excited, and in America we're doubly excited to see a European launch event confirm US releases. The flagship HTC One X will be headed for AT&T (with a reduced Qualcomm dual-core processor) and the HTC One S is on its way to T-Mobile. But what of the One V, the smaller, cheaper phone that revives HTC's Legend design? According to PhoneScoop, it's headed for the land of the free as well: low-cost and prepaid carriers Metro PCS, Virgin Mobile and U.S. Cellular have already begun the initial steps towards adding the phone, said an HTC representative.

Asus rebrands tablet line to ‘Transformer Pad’ and adds LTE

"Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime" - a bit of a mouthful, isn't it? Asus would seem to agree, since they're finally breaking their line of Android tablets away from the "Eee" branding that started the netbook craze way back in 2007. Now new members of the docking tablet family will simply be known as "Transformer Pad", plus a distinctive model number afterwards. That leaves the Transformer Prime as the last Asus tablet to be saddled with the Eee brand. Other tablet lines in Asus' hardware armada will be known by other names, like the Padfone or the smaller MeMO tablets.

Android growth continues: 450,000 apps, 850,000 activations daily

As previously indicated, Google's Android booth at Mobile World Congress is pretty amazing. But it's not all slides and pins: the company took the opportunity to interrupt full-grown tech journalists embracing their inner child for long enough to drop the latest numbers detailing Android's meteoric rise. First up, Android has now passed an average of 850,000 new phone and tablet activations every day - and that's just the number that Google keeps track of through its own apps and servers. It's a growth of over two hundred and fifty percent since MWC 2011 a year ago. Anyone want to start taking bets on how soon it will reach a million?

ZTE adds seven new Android phones and two tablets to line up

The quad-core Era isn't the only thing that ZTE revealed in its Mobile World Congress press event. While details (and photos) are hard to come by, company representatives detailed no less than nine new Android devices heading to the market over the next year, with a 7-2 split between smartphones and tablets. Thankfully they've broken down the releases into markets, so there's no confusion as to who gets what - at least for now, most of these phones are headed to the market in the second or third quarter, so naturally nothing is set in stone.

ZTE Era joins the quad-core race with Tegra 3

Quad-core smartphones certainly seem to be the recurring theme at Mobile World Congress this year. ZTE, usually known as a more conservative, budget OEM, just revealed their first quad-core device running Nvidia's new 4-Plus-1 Tegra 3 processor. The Era is ZTE's new flagship, though as far as hard specs are concerned it runs a little behind the pack with a 4.3-inch 960x540 display - if you care about those things, of course. It should be quite the looker, though: a 7.8mm-thin profile puts it squarely in RAZR territory.

Samsung shows off yet another screen size with Galaxy S WiFi 4.2

I'll just come out and say it: Samsung, you have a problem. The first step towards healing is admitting that you have too many screen sizes. 3.2, 3.5, 3.7, 4.0, 4.3, 4.5, 4.65, 5.0, 5.3, 7.0, 7.7, 8.9 and 10.1-inch screens are currently on offer - and that's just in your Android line of smartphones, tablets and media players. What's that? I missed one? Oh, right - you just announced the Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 at Mobile World Congress. We want to help you, Samsung - why won't you let us help you?

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 official: we go eyes-on

Long live pen-based input! That seems to be Samsung's new watchword, as they're expanding the Note series from the 5.3-inch Galaxy Note to a new 10.1-inch model, based around their primary Galaxy Tab line. It's a familiar device if you've ever held a Galaxy Tab 10.1, even more so if you happen to have seen the German G-Tab 10.1N, as the new series of tablets copies its speaker-forward design. Specification wise, it gets an upgraded 1.4 dual-core Exynos processor and a new "8 Pi" S-pen works in conjunction with a Wacom digitizer and Samsung touch apps. Storage gets a new, larger 64GB option - otherwise, the tablet is identical to the Galaxy Tab 10.1 2. The biggest changes to the user experience come from a series of software apps running on the Ice Cream Sandwich-TouchWiz OS. In addition to the pen-based input, Samsung is pushing its "Live Panels" series of widgets, calling the experience a Multi-Screen interface. There's a heavy emphasis on notation, with magazine, diary, flash card and sketchbook apps. But it's more than just simple input: built-in handwriting and pattern recognition can convert your words to electronic text, even for standard mathematical functions. Simple shapes can be vectorized using Samsung's proprietary software. And it isn't just Samsung who's invited to the party. The Galaxy Note 10.1 includes Adobe's Photoshop Touch and Adobe Ideas, a pair of apps that normally cost $10 each. They both take advantage of the digitizer and stylus to sense pressure, speed and stroke, not unlike the desktop version of Photoshop working with a Wacom digital pad. Other Samsung pen-enabled apps include Slice It! and Comic Book as well as Catch Notes, Touchnote, and Hello Crayon. Samsung hasn't said when the larger Galaxy Note will become available, or for how much. Since they wouldn't let us handle the device ourselves, we've got to assume that there's a good bit of software engineering left to do. Obviously it'll warrant a premium over the standard Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 model, but since that is (and this is being generous) a light refresh at best, there's no way to know how much that will cost when it comes to market, either. Considering the added pen-based functionality and the new Samsung processor, the Galaxy Note 10.1 can now be considered Samsung's flagship tablet. We've been keeping an eye open around MWC 2012 for that rumored 11.6-inch tablet, but so far, it hasn't appeared. [gallery]

LG rumored to manufacture next Nexus device

Well this is certainly a change of pace, isn't it? We've seen Google choose two manufacturers to produce products for their 'Nexus' line thus far: HTC and Samsung. Now, the latest rumor suggests LG could be next in line for the job. For those of you that don't know, the 'Nexus' line of devices are updated to the latest version of Android before all others, and have Google on their side for superb technical support. Samsung has had the last two Nexus devices, so why has Google decided to mix it up?
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