Samsung Galaxy Beam official with integrated Pico projector

We've heard a lot about integrating docked desktop modes into Android this past week, but here's a smartphone that packs its own external display. The Galaxy Beam isn't Samsung's first pico projector-phone combination, but it's the first running Android, so it's on our radar. The Gingerbread phone packs a 15-lumen lamp capable of displaying up to a 50-inch image into a body that's not too much larger than a standard phone, though the other specifications aren't anything to write home about. The Samsung Galaxy Beam was announced via press release prior to Mobile World Congress, which doesn't officially begin until Monday.

Samsung shows off Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 – Ice Cream Sandwich and not much else

Samsung's first volley of Mobile World Congress press includes and update to their Galaxy Tab flagship, given the rather uninspired moniker Galaxy Tab 2. It'll be one of the first Sammy tablets to run the Ice Cream Sandwich-TouchWiz combination in when it hits world markets in March, but beyond that, it isn't much changed from the model we've come to know over the last eight months. From a design perspective, the front-facing speakers and branding mimic Germany's Galaxy Tab 10.1N - no doubt to throw off the scent for Apple's legal bulldogs.

Temple Run for Android delayed till March at least

So, Temple Run. Easily one of the most-anticipated Android games in the world right now. Android owners have been waiting patiently (though judging by the comments on our previous stories, not too patiently) for months. And according to the game's official Facebook page, they're going to have to wait a little longer. The deveoper posted that the game is taking longer than expected to complete, though it's still coming along. The post says that it'll give Facebook followers at least a week's notice before the game is released - which means that if the notice came later today, Temple Run still wouldn't be coming until March 3rd. At the absolute earliest.

HTC One X full specs leaked with dual-shutter camera

The HTC One X, formerly the Edge/Endeavor, has been one of the most exposed "secret projects" in recent memory. With all the renders, specs, names, and photos leaked, we though there's be nothing left to know by the time HTC unveils it tomorrow in Barcelona. Not so: FullGSM got their hands on what appears to be the full product sheep. Aside from what appear to be press shots, there's nothing really new - except for a "dual shutter" camera, the purpose of which is to take full 8MP stills while recording video at the same time.

Android Community Weekly: February 25, 2012

It's time for another weekly roundup of the top Android tech news for the week. With Mobile World Congress only a day away, we're sure you're dying to see what the near future of mobile devices holds. We've put together an article on what to expect, so it would be a bit easier to keep an eye out for breaking news. There still could be some surprises, but we'll just have to wait and experience the event for ourselves.

Samsung Galaxy S III rumored to have 4.8-inch screen and ceramic case

So, the Samsung Galaxy S III won't be making its grand entrance at Mobile World Congress in just two days. Bummer. But that gives us another few weeks or months to entertain rumor and wild speculation about its hardware - if you like that sort of thing. BGR does: they're reporting an anonymous source that says the next iteration of the main Galaxy line will have a screen that stretches all the way to 4.8 inches, and a back panel that eschews Sammy's typical plastic construction for a reinforced ceramic material. It goes without saying (but we're saying it anyway) that none of this is even remotely confirmed. It'll also have a "simultaneous global launch", though with the state of American and Canadian carriers, that seems downright fantastic.

Samsung Galaxy Note to show up on the Three UK network

The Samsung Galaxy Note has been an extremely hot topic here in the US as of late, but overseas its been out for quite some time. However, that doesn't mean every carrier is offering it. The Note is set to show up on the Three UK cellular network sometime soon. This was just announced by the carrier themselves, and that they'll be carrying the white version.

ASUS releases another teaser video before MWC

Just yesterday, ASUS dropped a 'Teaser video II' that doesn't give much away, except that we should expect "twice the detail" in one of their upcoming products at MWC. With only two days until the actual event, you'd think they would ease up on the teasing and just let us painlessly await their press conference. Alas, that wasn't their plan, and they have just dropped 'Teaser video III'.

AOKP ROM’s coolest new feature: Fast Torch

As a hardcore custom ROM user, I tend to update my current "daily driver" about once every couple of weeks or so. Since CyanogenMod was taking its sweet time in getting here (nightlies just started arriving yesterday) I gave a shot to a very popular up-and-coming ROM for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, Android Open Kang Project. AOKP has been one of the fastest and most stable of the new ICe Cream Sandwich ROMs, and it's gaining quite a following. When I saw one of the features snuck into the latest build (24), I just had to do a quick demonstration.