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Google offers free data to Android users in India

Smartphones are great. Smartphone data plans? Not so great, especially in parts of the world where the mobile infrastructure is somewhat lacking. But it looks like Google's doing something about that in India: they're partnering with Reliance Communications to give free mobile data access with the purchase of a new Android phone or tablet. The good news is that anyone who buys a new phone from any Android manufacturer will be eligible. The bad news is that it's just one non-recurring gigabyte on the 3G network.

Virgin Mobile data and text services down in the US

Here we go again. Reports from Virgin Mobile customers all over the United States indicate that both data and SMS (text) services are non-responsive. Virgin is aware of the problem, and while they're working on it, they don't have any solutions or timeframes just yet. It looks like every Virgin Mobile phone in the country is affected, which might mean it's either a small problem that caused the whole system to crash or a big, hulking disaster that will take quite a while to fix.

ASUS Transformer Prime not receiving 3G in Q1

ASUS has said that a 3G version of its extremely popular Transformer Prime will not be coming into production by the end of Q1 - if at all. Actually, they even said "no such product exists on its current roadmap". For some, 3G capabilities within a device is their highest selling point - particularly to those who are always on the move and have no time for a dedicated WiFi connection.

Asus says 3G Transformer Prime is coming to Europe, unlock in February

The Asus Eee Pad Transformer prime is on top of the tablet game at the moment, despite some big setbacks in the bootloader department. And though the company's German arm previously stated that there were no plans to bring a mobile broadband version of the tablet to market, another part of the Asus seems to think differently. Tablet Writings reports that the Asus office in charge of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg stated that a 3G Transformer Prime will be available some time in the future.

T-Mobile rolling out new 3G bands

T-Mobile will be following through with their addition of the 1900MHz frequency bands to their network. They'll be updating their towers from here on out, and this will make many current T-Mobile customers extremely happy; the 1900MHz bands should allow unlocked and imported devices to finally reach 3G speeds.

Verizon preparing a fix for poor data signal on the Galaxy Nexus

Android Community got a huge response when it articulated the issues that early adopters are having with the Verizon Galaxy Nexus' data signal, and it looks like we weren't the only ones receiving complaints. Verizon has acknowledged the data connection problems via Twitter, and says that a software fix is currently in the works. While the company gave no time frame for implementing the update, Nexus phones are updated directly from Google's servers, and usually very quickly - perhaps the upcoming Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 release will ease some early users' woes.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Unveiled, HD AMOLED Display and 1.4 Ghz Dual-core

Today live in Berlin at IFA 2011 Samsung has just announced the brand new Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 and boy does it look awesome. The Tab 7.7 features the world's first tablet to offer a Super AMOLED Plus display and with a HD resolution of 1280x800 on that small screen it looks amazing. We have plenty of press shots below and you can follow along during the Samsung Keynote right here at live.slashgear.com/

BBC News to survey mobile broadband speeds around Britain

Anyone that has a mobile phone knows that the speeds and coverage that the carrier promises in their marketing and the reality of the network are rarely the same. Consumers on the UK will soon have a better idea of what carrier has the best coverage and data speeds across the country and what those speeds actually are. BBC is working on a major survey that will look into phone coverage in the UK.
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