HTC One V spotted in the wild – looks impressive [Video]

HTC's new line of flagship phones in the One series are starting to appear everywhere. With the One X being available in early April in China and the UK, and the One S headed to T-Mobile. The one we haven't seen or heard much about since being first unveiled is the HTC One V. This is the lowest of them all but shows that HTC can get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Sense UI 4.0 both on a mid-range phone. Below is some hands-on video of the One V in action.

Wall Street Journal says Google will sell its own tablets this year

It's been a while since we heard from the Nexus Tablet rumor mill, but it looks like its just been restarted by one of the most respected financial reporting firms around. The Wall Street Journal says (in its familiar and maddeningly vague way) that Google will be selling a tablet of its own design and branding later in 2012. Of course the WSJ didn't reveal any of its sources, and they seem to know about as much as we do at this point - i.e., that there's nothing official on deck at all, and ASUS is thought to be the most likely candidate for the device's manufacturer.

LG Optimus Elite pictured – doesn’t sound too Elite

A new phone from LG has been leaked today in a set of official renders or press images. Being called the LG Optimus Elite although I'd go as far as to call it much less than that. We've seen reports on this phone before with a rumored name of the LG Optimus Net and Gelato, but we can now confirm this phone and its "Elite" status.

Sony releases official ICS beta for Xperia Play

Great news, Sony Ericsson Xperia Play owners: you can go get your Ice Cream Sandwich on right now. Sony has released a beta ROM of Android 4.0 for the gaming-centric handheld, and it'a available to the poor and the gentry on their download site. Sony previously promised to update all its 2011 Xperia phones to Ice Cream Sandwich, and it looks like they're making good on both the promise and the timetable - this beta comes after a similar program for the Xperia Arc S, Neo V and Ray.

T-Mobile angers customers with ads in Android notification bar

Here we go again: a mobile carrier is using Android's notification system to enrich its advertising options, and customers aren't happy. But this time it isn't some regional carrier on the other side of the world, it's good ol' T-Mobile, champion of urban penny pinchers and (thanks to the Google G1) a patron saint of the Church of Android. TmoNews reports that a large number of customers have taken to company and independent forums to protest the annoying and invasive ads for magenta services like the T-Mobile VIP Zone.

HTC One X caught in the wild being unboxed on video

The brand new HTC One X has been getting tons of attention, and with good reason. Being HTC's new flagship quad-core smartphone with a huge 4.7-inch HD screen and more. We've been reporting on it all week, mainly that it will be available in parts of China and the UK the first week of April. Today it has already been caught on camera, being unboxed and shown off for all to enjoy. HTC claims "I'm the one you've been waiting for."

Missing purchased apps from Play Store? Google’s working on a fix

Over the past couple of days we've received a few tips that users were experiencing problems with the Google Play Store, and some were reporting that their paid application lists were completely missing. Some went as far as to say the market was asking them to purchase said apps again. After receiving a few more complaints, and seeing several threads appear at XDA regarding the issue we now have good news.

Hulu Plus updated with brand new tablet UI for Android

Good news today for anyone that uses Hulu. They've finally updated Hulu Plus for Android with full tablet support with a sleek new user interface and fullscreen streaming. Hulu hasn't been a very popular Android app and the user interface was quite poor if you ask me. After installing the new tablet-optimized app on my Transformer Prime I can safely say the new app is awesome, and looks great on a 10-inch screen.

T-Mobile confirms ICS updates for Amaze 4G and Sensation 4G coming soon

Today T-Mobile has announced and confirmed that their impressive HTC Amaze 4G and the popular Sensation 4G will both be getting updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Obviously we all expected these to be among the first updated, and HTC themselves have confirmed this already too. Sadly while we did hear a confirmation from T-Mobile themselves, an expected date was no where to be found.
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