has outed a pair of devices headed to the Chinese mobile market. The one that caught my eye was the until now unseen RAZR V XT889 with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a few other RAZR-like features. While multiple RAZR's from Moto have leaked for China, this one is a little different.
Lenovo have just launched their own specialty. The LePad A2107 will apparently be the world's first dual-SIM Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet. The specs might not be groundbreaking but lets take a look.
a year and a half since we saw any Android hardware from Creative Labs, but that may change very soon. Engadget spotted a previously unknown tablet, the HanZpad (yeah, we don't know either) going through the motions at the FCC. It's a pretty standard WiFi tablet, but there's some surprisingly high-end specs on display, including a quad-core ARM processor and a thickness of just 7.95mm.
Baidu is sometimes considered the "Chinese Google", starting with a powerful (and relentlessly censored) search engine and expanding into things like email, maps and even mobile services. Now the company has taken it one step further, releasing a complete ROM for the Nexus S, replacing all of Google's services with their own. It's kind of like some of the Bing-branded Android phones Verizon has released, only creepier.
Xperia Neo L turned heads when it was announced out of sheer novelty: at the time, it was Sony's one and only Ice Cream Sandwich handset. Then we all faced the disappointment that it was only confirmed for a release in China, and got on with our day. Now the device has popped up on Sony's international website, strutting its stuff in both black and white. That's a definite indication that a wider rollout is on the horizon.
last seen in a preview image about a month ago. The phone is currently set for preorder on June 6th, but unfortunately it's only in China, where Oppo operates. Getting a Finder into the hands of the fashion-conscious outside of Asia will require a crafty importer.
from outer Space) or at least they will be come June 18th. That's the day Rovio has pegged for "Angry Birds Heikki", another themed version of the ever-popular mobile game. The birds are once again dipping into the sponsorship pool, as the title references Formula 1 race car driver Heikki Kovalainen from Finland. Rovio is based in Finland, so naturally they're expressing some national pride.
Google's acquisition of hardware giant Motorola Mobility has been passed: the People's Republic of China has reportedly approved the business deal, several months after US and European regulators. The $12.5 billion deal is now seemingly a given, though the integration of these companies (to such a degree that is wanted or needed) will certainly take quite a while.
Motorola RAZR smartphones for China. All looking a little different but all running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
MI-One, Xiaomi's Android smartphone powered by the community-authored MIUI ROM, has garnered quite a lot of attention as of late. The second phone in the lineup has been revealed as the MI-One Youth Edition, which is basically identical save for a slower 1.2Ghz CPU and slightly less RAM at 768MB. The phone will go for about $240 unlocked when it releases later this month, and yes, it's still running the MIUI software.