No Chrome OS tablets coming any time soon

Those of you hoping for a convergence of Google's mobile and cloud desktop operating systems won't be fulfilled any time soon. In a recent interview with Tech Radar, Googler Linus Upson put rumors of Chrome OS tablet - and full integration between Chrome OS and Android - well and truly to rest. The teams working on Chrome and Android are to remain separate, with the obvious exception of Chrome for Android.

Flipboard beta planned for multiple devices [Update: Download]

If you're at all excited about Flipboard making a long-overdue appearance on Android, odds are pretty good that you've already tried out the APK ripped from the Galaxy S III. But soon enough more Android users will be able to get in on the action. The developers have stated that they intend to release a beta version of the app for just a few devices, in order to test out different screen resolutions.

Confirmed: Galaxy S III hits Canada June 20th

Alright, Canucks, you tend to get most things a little behind us in the States, but now the wellie is on the other foot. The June 20th release date for the Galaxy S III has been confirmed by smaller French-Canadian carrier Videotron, stating flat-out that Samsung's flagship is coming to their network on said date. Pricing and availability weren't detailed, but the standard sign-up form has been posted. Also note that this is the white version - the Pebble Blue shortage will likely follow into the Americas.

ASUS MeMO 370T spotted in the FCC – possible Nexus 7

Those of you who are waiting for the much-rumored Nexus Tablet with bated breath should probably start saving your pennies right now. In addition to a benchmark discovered last night wherein the "Google ASUS Nexus 7" was detailed for the very first time, the ASUS MeMO 370T is now making its way through the US Federal Communications Commission. The low-cost quad-core tablet hasn't been seen since CES more than five months ago.

HTC puts import ban in US behind it

HTC didn't wait long before it started tweaking some of its smartphones to get around the ITC ban on imports in the US. The bans were instituted on some HTC devices after Apple filed a complaint with the ITC. The import ban covered devices such as the One X and the Evo 4G LTE.

Sony goes waterproof with Xperia go and acro S

Sony has unveiled a pair new Android smartphones that are water resistant and ruggedized to protect from dust and drops. The new phones are called the Xperia go and the Xperia acro S. The go will be called the Xperia advance when it launches in the United States and it has a 3.5-inch screen with a resolution of 480 x 320. The smartphone also has a 1 GHz dual core processor inside.

New evidence for the Galaxy S III on AT&T and US Cellular

At this point, the mystery of "will it or won't it" in reference to the Big Four US carriers is over: if you're on a nationwide cellular company you'll get the option to buy the Galaxy S III eventually. Today's leak shows Samsung's flagship heading through the hallowed halls of the FCC with AT&T bands, just as it did for T-Mobile. But wait a tick: there's good news even if you're not on one of the cellular behemoths, as the GSIII was spotted in an internal US Cellular system too.

“Google ASUS Nexus 7″ tablet shown in benchmark running Android 4.1

Well what do we have here? Rightware's Power Board has posted a benchmark result for a previously unknown device going by the name "Google Asus Nexus 7". Based on the specifications outed - an NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor and a 720p resolution - this looks like it very well could be the much-rumored and long-awaited Nexus Tablet. The benchmark was run only once, but the brand in particular - simply listed as "Google" - is very promising.
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