Author Archives: Sam Koutroulakis


T-Mobile to see HTC Ville, Huawei Prism, and Samsung T769 soon

An internal T-Mobile document has finally been leaked reassuring exposure of a few devices. From the snapshot you'll notice three devices confirmed to launch on their network. Though the devices themselves aren't mentioned in the leak, their accessories are - which is good enough for us. It's also nice to know we should see some official accessories to accompany the devices upon initial release.

Samsung unveils the Galaxy Ace 2 and Galaxy Mini 2

With Mobile World Congress right around the corner, Samsung has decided to unveil official specs of both the Galaxy Ace 2 and the Galaxy Mini 2. Both have mid-lower tier internals, but the Ace 2 has better hardware of the two. Both devices will initially launch in Europe, but we could see variants under different names later on.

Android Community Evening Wrap-Up: February 20, 2012

Earlier today, press photos of the Huawei Ascend D1 Q leaked. We should see more of this device at MWC, which is quickly approaching. We've written up an article to sum up what we should expect to see from Mobile World Congress this year, but hopefully we'll run into a few surprises as well. While we had hoped CES would be a bit more innovative than it turned out to be, this is the tech world's chance to redeem themselves - so get ready. Android 5.0 (Jelly Bean) has been in the news a bit more lately, and rightfully should be considering its estimated Q2 release. It turns out we could see a WebTop style desktop mode integrated as an optional interface. This will most likely suit devices like the Transformer Prime that take advantage of keyboard attachments. Chrome for Android is set to improve by "leaps and bounds" very soon says Chrome's Senior VP Sundar Pichai. As if the new browser, which is still in Beta, wasn't speedy enough. There still isn't a definite area Pichal suggests will be improved, but rather that users should expect an even better experience. Another application set for an update soon, rather a launch, is Temple Run. The highly anticipated game has let its users know the official announcement will take place on their Facebook page. Any MIUI fans out there? You'll be glad to know it's packed into a retail tablet in Japan. Named Eden Tab, it sports a 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16 GB of onboard storage. It packs a 1280x800 pixel resolution into a 7" display, so you'll notice extra sharp images. It will only run at $370, and should start shipping this weekend. MIUI has been successfully ported to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), so there's also a possibility it ships with that version.

Android Community Weekly: February 18, 2012

It's time to rehash the entire weeks top stories and bring everyone up to speed before next week's big MWC event in Barcelona, Spain. First up, specifications of the HTC One X, set to be their new 'hero' device, surfaced early Wednesday morning. The One X has also had its ROM leak to the public, which made a later Android 4.0 port to the HTC Sensation a reality. The port sports HTC Sense 4.0, yet they've had to disable the Rosie launcher, keyboard, and HTC's lockscreen. They've been replaced with more stable substitutions for the time being.
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