some hands-on time with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 here at MWC, and it seems it just arrived over at the FCC just recently. This tablet has the same on-screen setup as the 5.3" version, yet isn't capable of making phone calls. It sports a 1.4GHz dual-core processor and will ship with Google's Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
Author: Sam Koutroulakis
had thought Verizon family share plans would be here already, and now Verizon CFO Fran Shammo unveiled that they should launch by mid-year. This was revealed during an investors conference today, yet they've neglected to let us know projected plan prices.
how Chrome for Android is already the most secure/safe browser on the Android Market. We should see Android devices reach the $70 range by next year. More specifically, he stated "Last year's $400 phone is next year's $100 phone". Apart from the keynote, Google's vice president of engineering for mobile, Hiroshi Lockheimer, hinted for Android 5.0 Jelly Bean to have a fall release instead of the earlier summer rumor. This is somewhat comforting, considering Android 4.0 is finally starting to show up on non-Nexus devices.
we got to glance at the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. We received a few snapshots with it alongside the original 5.3" Galaxy Note for an easy comparison. Usually you don't see devices ship with Adobe Photoshop, but the Note 10.1 will already include Photoshop Touch and Adobe Ideas - a few apps that cost $10 each on the Android Market.
before Google's deal to buy out Motorola was approved by both the US and EU, they had stated that each company would remain completely separate from on another. And had stressed that Motorola wouldn't be 'favored' by Google in any way. Recently here at MWC, Google's Andy Rubin had a few words to say on the subject, as many people have been asking why Motorola's CEO Sanjay Jha would be replaced by Google employee Dennis Woodside.
stole the show yesterday at Mobile World Congress, as HTC showed off their new 'hero devices' for 2012. All three looked extremely nice, and going back to the aluminum unibody as we saw in the HTC Legend a while back was a nice touch. As you know, HTC will launch two version of the One X, an international version, and one specially designed to take advantage of AT&T's 4G LTE network. It seems Best Buy has already jumped to pre-orders for the device, and it's sure to get some attention.
NVIDIA quad-core Tegra 3; this was entirely due to 4G LTE incompatibility. Instead, it will come equipped with Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 4 dual-core processor. And we know from a test TI composed a few days ago, four cores are not always better than two. Their OMAP 5 was tearing through anything they threw at it, so it will be nice to test some benchmarks of our own during a future review.
put together an article on what to expect, so it would be a bit easier to keep an eye out for breaking news. There still could be some surprises, but we'll just have to wait and experience the event for ourselves.