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HTC One X Revealed and Detailed

The folks at HTC this week are revealing a whole new line of devices under the single hero flag HTC One, the top of this tier being held by the HTC One X. This device works with an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core 1.5GHz processor with NVIDIA's newly re-named 4-PLUS-1 technology in the mix. This device has a 4.7-inch Super LCD2 720 x 1280 pixel resolution display covered with a pane of Gorilla Glass, the entire unit weighs in at just 4.58 ounces, and the thickness of the device is just 9.29 mm.

HTC One Three Pillars of Quality revealed and detailed

This week at Mobile World Congress 2012 HTC has revealed its hero strategy for 2012 as HTC One, a line of premium smartphones with a set of three pillars each that qualify them as a part of their top-tier line. The first of these three tiers is an amazing camera experience - the camera you get with your smartphone is the one camera you need for your life. The second is an amazing multimedia experience, with a great screen and a wonderful audio experience with Beats Audio. The third pillar in the HTC One line is an amazing design and overall experience.

Android Community’s WIMM Spring Developers Project Update!

It's time for the first big update of our Spring Developers Project, complete with the first three contributors who earned their very own WIMM One developer kit (which you can also view a full review of on SlashGear if you wish.) This event will continue through this weekend and on to the next week, leading all the way up to the end of the week before Mobile World Congress 2012! Join in on the fun today!

Refurbished XOOM units from Woot contain old user data

Woot had a Motorola XOOM sale at the tail end of 2011, and as it turns out now, there were a batch of these units that still contained their original users data upon them. For those that give up their units to the refurbishing points across the USA often do not know that they have to reset their devices before they hand them over, believe it or not. For a period between March and October of 2011, refurb groups across the USA did not check the devices correctly.

Samsung promises better battery life in 2012

For those of you with devices like the Galaxy Nexus and the DROID Charge, you know good and well that not all Samsung devices are top of class when it comes to holding a charge for an equitable amount of time. That's why it comes as awesome news this week the Samsung's vice president of product innovation mister Kevin Packingham has all but guaranteed they'd be making battery life more of a priority in 2012. Noting in an interview with CNET that they "don't want you to feel anxiety about your battery life" when you wake up and when you go to bed, batteries such as that which you saw in the RAZR MAXX, for example, may well be popping up in your next Galaxy.

DROID RAZR MAXX release date tipped for the 26th

There's a whole new Motorola RAZR in town, and those of you that've already picked up the old one should know this: the release date has been tipped to us for the RAZR MAXX to be the 26th of January, 2012. This sits well with the perhaps accidentally dropped date (also the 26th shown on the Motorola site earlier this week (and subsequently taken down), this leading us to believe that, barring any newly discovered mishaps before then, we can expect a bigger and bolder RAZR in our very near future.

Galaxy S III press shots leak, details attached

There's a couple of press shots out there today with the name Galaxy S III attached to them, and although we do suggest a bit of caution in believing these details as Bible truth, the possibility that this "leak" is accurate still does exist. The Samsung line of Galaxy S devices is the best selling series in the history of Android, and continues to impress the whole Android community with each iteration: your humble narrator uses the AT&T Galaxy S II as one of his daily drivers, in fact - so this is no small news to us, I can assure you. And with such strange details included here, such as this device dual-booting Android and Samsung's own Bada operating system, we're crossing our fingers for an odd future reality.

Verizon Galaxy Nexus LTE Hands-on and Unboxing

When it comes down to Android running on a smartphone, there's a collection of devices out there that bring you a "Pure Google" experience, developed between the manufacturer and Google specifically to bring you the best experience you're going to get with each main version of their operating system - the Galaxy Nexus is next in line in this family line, and here in the Verizon version we get our first official USA glimpse of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The first version of this device was released a few weeks ago internationally, this version just dropping today at Verizon with 4G LTE capabilities and a couple tiny modifications to the operating system in the form of apps placed there by Verizon. In our first look here, we'll explore how the device feels to handle, some initial benchmarks, and some photo and video examples so you can see if you'll truly want to be running down to your local Verizon store to snatch one up.

Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 Hands-on and Unboxing

This week (or last week, depending on your location), you're able to purchase not one, but two new Motorola tablets, each of them carrying the coveted "DROID" moniker in front of the word XYBOARD - what we've got here is the 10.1-inch version, the closest we'll get to a direct descendent of the original Honeycomb tablet, the Motorola XOOM. This tablet runs with Verizon's 4G LTE network for speed, a Texas Instruments OMAP4 1.2GHz dual-core processor under the hood, and has a lovely new form factor with soft black plastic and metallic-looking hard silver plastic. On the front there's one sheet of reinforced Gorilla Glass glass over this device's 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 pixel resolution LCD display.

BobbleDroids turns your Androidify avatar into a custom bobblehead

A new breed of geeky desktop toys for Android fans has launched today and they’re called BobbleDroids. These Android bobbleheads are custom handmade based on your Androidify avatar, making them truly unique gifts this holiday season for yourself or your hardcore Android-loving friends and family. Have the coolest desk in the office and show off your Android pride with no less than a fully decked out BobbleDroid - created to your exact specifications, obeying and bobbling at your every command.
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