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  • Ice Cream Sandwich gets dedicated search button mod

    Google may be a search company first and foremost, but Ice Cream Sandwich shifts Android away from a dedicated search button and replaces it with the app switcher. Using virtual buttons has benefits for modders, however, and

    November 22, 2011 • Views: 117

  • HTC confirms Ice Cream Sandwich updates for Sensation, more

    HTC has revealed its initial upgrade plans for Ice Cream Sandwich, confirming that the new HTC Vivid along with most of the company's other recent high-end devices will get Android 4.0. According to HTC, the Sensation, Sensation

    November 7, 2011 • Views: 155

  • XOOM 2 and XOOM 2 Media Edition tablets confirmed

    Motorola's much-rumored new tablets have been made official, in the UK at least, with the 10.1-inch Motorola XOOM 2 and 8.2-inch Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition both being confirmed today. Each packing a 1.2GHz dual-core processor,

    November 3, 2011 • Views: 62

  • HTC Sensation XL hands-on [Video]

    The HTC Sensation XL has been officially revealed, the company's first Android smartphone to be built with Beats Audio in from the ground up, and toting a super-sized 4.7-inch Super LCD along for the ride. A 1.5GHz single-core

    October 6, 2011 • Views: 239

  • HTC promises OTA privacy patch in pipeline

    HTC has confirmed that a fix for the recently uncovered security vulnerability in its Android smartphones is in the pipeline, addressing what some security experts suggested was a "massive" privacy issue. "In our ongoing

    October 4, 2011 • Views: 35

  • LG Optimus LTE delivers dual-core 4G

    LG has officially announced the LG Optimus LTE, the handset previously known as the LU6200, packing a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 4.5-inch 1280 x 720 resolution display and 4G LTE connectivity. The high-speed smartphone - set to

    October 4, 2011 • Views: 75

  • Samsung intros Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus 7-inch tablet

    Samsung has revealed a new 7-inch Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet, the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, seemingly targeting a cheaper price point than the recent Galaxy Tab 7.7. Packing a 7-inch LCD IPS display running at 1024 x 600 resolution

    September 30, 2011 • Views: 213

  • Skype v2.5 adds video calls to Galaxy Tab 10.1, more

    Skype has updated its Android app to add video calling to more  smartphones and tablets, with v2.5 adding support for 14 more models. Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1, the Google Nexus One and Motorola DROID 3 are notable models,

    September 29, 2011 • Views: 105

  • Samsung’s Exynos 4212 1.5GHz SoC promises 3D prowess

    Samsung has outed its latest mobile processor, the Exynos 4212, a dual-core chip based on 32nm build processes and running at a hefty 1.5GHz. The successor to the much-loved 1.2GHz SoC inside the Galaxy S II, the new Exynos 4212

    September 29, 2011 • Views: 48

  • HTC Explorer delivers Android on a budget

    HTC has announced its latest Android smartphone, the HTC Explorer, targeted at entry-level users hoping to step up from their featurephone. Replacing the altogether underwhelming HTC Smart, only with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and

    September 29, 2011 • Views: 133