Author: Dave LeClair
just announced the launch of new cases for three popular devices. Owners of a DROID RAZR HD, DROID RAZR MAXX HD, and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 can grab new cases from OtterBox to keep their precious devices safe and sound.
Google and Dish Network are in talks to bring a new wireless service that would be aimed at rivaling the big carriers such as AT&T and Verizon. According to a report for the Wall Street Journal, the talks are not incredibly advanced, and they very well could amount to nothing. As of this point, Google is one of the many companies that Dish has spoken with, and they are in what WSJ's source calls an "exploratory stage." Google declined to comment on the talks.
Galaxy S II owners looking go get some Jelly Bean action on their phone are in for some good news. Android 4.1.2 has leaked for the device in test form, thanks to XDA-Developers. Of course, this means it's not a final build, and with that, there could be some small bugs and issues that pop up every now and then, so be prepared for that if you choose to flash this new firmware on your device.
Apple and Samsung have received another layer. Both companies were requesting to add new products to the existing lawsuit, and the judge was decided rather he should allow this. His thought was that, should he not allow it, both companies would just launch into a bunch more suits, which would be worse. With that in mind, Judge Grewal has decided to allow both companies to add additional products to the existing suit.
Kobo, the company best known for its ebook readers, is bringing its 7-inch tablet to market in the UK, Canada, and France today. The tablet is available starting at $199, depending on which storage option you choose. The Kobo Arc is available in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB options, so you can get however much storage you need.
Nexus 7 with mobile data from Google Play? Well, too bad for you, because its already completely sold out on Google's own retail site. The 16GB and 32GB Wi-Fi version of the tablet are still in stock, but it seems as if people really want to get mobile data on their mid-sized devices, and thus, are buying them up quickly. At least it lasted longer than the Nexus 4, which sold out in minutes and the 10-inch Nexus tablet.
Analysys International. The data from the report combines data from both device sales and ownership. If this report is true, it seems that no one can touch Android in China.