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Samsung Galaxy Music official: Budget media phone

Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy Music, its latest Android smartphone, and one that - as the name suggests - focuses on media playback. Running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on an unspecified processor, the Galaxy Music has a 3-inch 240 x 320 LCT TFT display, a 3-megapixel fixed-focus camera (with no LED flash), and front stereo speakers with SRS Surround.

AT&T HTC One X+ and One VX incoming

AT&T has announced two new HTC Android smartphones headed to its network, the HTC One X+ revealed today, and the HTC One VX. Apparently "coming soon" to the carrier's LTE service, the One X+ runs Jelly Bean on NVIDIA's 1.7GHz quadcore Tegra 3, while the smaller One VX has a 1.2GHz dualcore Snapdragon S4 chipset and runs Ice Cream Sandwich.

HTC One X+ flagship revealed: Hands-on

Six months is a long time as a flagship, and so HTC's top-end device goes in for a fettle and comes out as the HTC One X+, replete with a new processor and bigger battery. Now running NVIDIA's 1.7GHz Tegra 3 AP37 quadcore - for up to a 67-percent performance boost, HTC claims - and packing a 2,100 mAh battery for up to 6hrs more talktime, the One X+ keeps the aesthetic of its predecessor (which will, in fact, stay on sale alongside it as a more affordable option) but dresses it in a matte black finish with red touches and a new Beats Audio logo.

NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ tablets take on Kindle Fire HD

Barnes & Noble's response to the new Kindle Fire HD are here, and the NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ don't hold back. Each packing an HD-capable display - 7-inch 1440 x 900 on the HD, and 9-inch 1920 x 1280 on the HD+ - the two slates run a carefully-re-crafted version of Android with new multi-user Profile support.

LG demos Optimus G multitasking and more

LG isn't delivering pure Android with the Optimus G, but the company still thinks you'll like the tweaks it has made. With the quadcore Snapdragon S4 Pro smartphone not expected to hit shelves until Q4, however, LG has figured that the best way to show you just why you'll like the Optimus G is in video form.

Motorola RAZR i: Hands-on with the 2GHz Intel Android phone

Motorola has outed its latest Android smartphone, and while the RAZR i may have a slick edge-to-edge Super AMOLED display, it's the Intel Atom processor inside that's most interesting.  Running a 2GHz single-core CPU with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of ROM (5GB user-available, plus a microSD slot), the RAZR i will launch with 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich but is, Motorola insists, Jelly Bean upgradeable eventually.
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