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Android Community Weekly: December 11, 2011

We've finally finished a couple excellent reviews, have a better understanding of whats been holding up the Galaxy Nexus, and learned of some cool new accessories for your new (or older) device! The first review definitely worth taking a look at is of the ASUS Transformer Prime. Cory Gunther put it to the test through some rigorous benchmark tests and great video demonstrations. To date, it has performed better than any current Android tablet on the market. Next up, Michael Crider posted a review of the new Nitro HD by LG. It turned out to have quite a crisp IPS LCD display, but turned out to be a quite bland device in general.

Motorola phones getting upgrade to ICS in about 6 months

We have heard and seen plenty of reports from all types of manufacturers over the future of their Android line up. Many have stated when updates to the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will arrive and today Motorola has made the process even more clear. They stated the DROID RAZR would see ICS early next year and also unlock bootloaders, but we've heard that chime from them before. Today Motorola breaks down the process but I'm not sure how I feel about the news.

Google engineer tells us why iOS will remain more fluid than Android OS

We may be die-hard Android fans here at Android Community, but we've all at least given iOS a chance to shine its light. One of its best features is handling UI actions perfectly, thus leaving the user willing to wait for longer page loads. Over on Google+, Google engineering intern Andrew Munn explained to us precisely why Android OS will never be as fluid as iOS or Windows Phone 7 devices.

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc HD: Spyshot

The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc HD has surfaced again today in a quick spyshot from what seems to be Hong Kong. We saw just yesterday a leaked press image of the device, and most noticeable is the glowing ring that paths around the bottom. The softkeys are definitely there, but the glow is probably just for looks - and that's fine by me. From this new image, it's safe to say the Arc HD will come in both black and white models.

Meizu MX launches January 1, 2012

Meizu just broke the ice and finally announced its 2012 flagship smartphone, the MX. Headed to mainland China January 1st, expect an initial cost of ¥2,999 ($470). It will pack some serious power from the included 1.4GHz Samsung Exynos 4210 dual-core processor and 1GB RAM. It will also sport a 4” ASV display with a 960x640 pixel ratio. Initially, the device will only be available with 16GB of internal storage, but expect a 32GB version later on.

Android Community Weekly: December 4, 2011

This week in tech news we've had our share of reviews, unboxings, and even some much needed software updates. We had heard Monday the ASUS Transformer Prime would be launching December 8th from a Newegg pre-order page. Needless to say, we got the official word from ASUS confirming that same date Wednesday which turned out false. The Prime will arrive stateside on December 19th. The device is simply amazing, and we've got an excellent hands-on to prove it. Though our official review isn't out yet - you can check out the one over at our sister-site SlashGear. Yet another video taken compares the Transformer Prime to the Apple iPad 2 - a great matchup indeed.

ASUS Transformer Prime may be at your local GameStop this weekend

Of all places, I bet you wouldn't expect to see the highly anticipated ASUS Transformer Prime debuting in your local GameStop this weekend. However, there is a catch - it will be on display and not for sale.This will be a great time to give this tablet a test-drive to make sure it's worth getting for either yourself or as a gift during the holiday season. We can't imagine you'd be disappointed in the least, but it's always best to get a personal hands-on before forking over that much money on anything.

Sony Ericsson Nozomi pictured running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

The Sony Ericsson Nozomi (LT26i) has leaked for us in a very tiny cropped picture watermarked from sebbsit168.com. It's looking quite sleek from what we can see, but there's really no way to tell how small or large the display actually is. My guess is it's right at around 4". From playing around with the Nexus S running an AOSP Android 4.0 ROM, 4" is a great size to run ICS on. As Chris Chavez notes from Phandroid, it looks as if the actual device name may be the XPERIA Cloud - though that's not for certain. If you zoom into the photo you'll notice a few things; first off under the Camera heading, you can see it will take 1920x1080 video capture. Next you'll notice it has a dual core processor and even microSD support. I've always been a fan of the Sony Ericsson XPERIA line, and this phone looks the best by far. Unlike the Galaxy Nexus, it seems to have three softkeys included near the chin of the device, making navigation not completely dedicated to the display. It looks extremely thin, but then again most recent XPERIA devices (such as the Ray) were. I hope it makes it here to the states soon, because it would be a shame for the Galaxy Nexus to not have some proper competition! But chances are, our main man Chris Davies over in London will get it first - as most Sony Ericsson devices hit international waters first. [via Phandroid]

Samsung Nexus S Android 4.0 update rolling out to Google employees

Good news guys, it appears the process has just begun and Google is pushing the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update to the original Samsung Nexus S. Apparently a few employees from Mountain View have received the OTA update on their very own Nexus S smartphones and it's safe to say the "dogfooding" testing has finally started. This is a great sign and I'm sure we'll see this available for download shortly.
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