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.
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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.
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.
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.
Android 4.0.4 update for the Galaxy Nexus, Verizon is sending out a software update for the pretty and pricey Galaxy Tab 7.7. No, it's not Ice Cream Sandwich (though that should be coming eventually) but you'll want to go ahead and install it if you want to stay on the official release path.
Open Source Android Project. It's where the Android community starts, where ROM developers go for "blessed" code, and without it, Android would still be puttering along behind lesser platforms. But the really great thing about Android is that it's adaptable - and anyone can adapt is. Many custom ROM developers out there (and, to be fair, manufacturers as well) have made natural and obvious additions to Android that are so useful, Google should go ahead and add them right into the main development tree. Here are five of my favorites:
legitimate security concerns and a root hack, users from around the Internet are reporting a serious flaw in the structure of Google Wallet on new phones. Apparently a factory reset will completely disable Google Wallet on some (and possibly all) NFC-enabled Android devices. This isn't even a root/mod issue - just using the built-in Android reset function will break the authentication for your device, rendering it inoperable for Google Wallet.
Galaxy S III, and only in Germany, Spain, France, Italy and the UK. Try to contain your excitement, folks. Samsung will expand the Music Hub service to more devices and more countries soon.
PatentBolt points to a non-standard solution: just slap a physical keyboard on there. Or perhaps "clip" is a more accurate term, since the device in Lenovo's patent filings actually has two separate pieces for separate hands.
HTC Sensation XL is seeing its Ice Cream Sandwich rollout begin, at least for those on Vodafone. Other scattered reports say that international models are being updated as well, and they're getting it over the air.