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Samsung patents dual-screen tablet design

One screen good, two screens better. That seems to be the thinking behind one of Samsung's latest awarded patent filings, spotted in the USPTO by Forbes. The patent shows a clamshell design not dissimilar to the Sony Tablet P, but using a larger, flatter form factor that's more like a traditional laptop in shape. Also of note is a removable controller/pointer that slides into a slot along the hinge.

Skyrim Unlocker concept is all the rage in the Thieves Guild

I you've been following the Android Reddit for the last few days, you've probably seen a few concept screens for a lockscreen inspired by Bethesda's RPG magnum opus, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Well, a developer going by "DaveRun" has finally gotten the ball rolling in earnest, developing a concept app that mimics the console and PC game's lock-picking interface almost perfectly. It doesn't actually unlock the phone yet since it's at the proof of concept stage, but Dave's getting a lot of support from like-minded users on his post. You can download the non-Market app and install it on any Android phone.

Autonome demonstrates a wireless charging concept for all smartphones

Lets start off by saying this unique idea looks as if it has already gone into production. The concept completely rebuilds the way a manufacturer would design their product, and even looks like an improvement. Many of us struggle with making sure our smartphones can last throughout our busy day until we can finally plug them back into the charger. And with new 4G LTE smartphones, battery drain is probably your worst enemy.

ADzero phone plays to the eco-friendly crowd with bamboo backing

A lot of companies use sometime dubious "green" marketing to give their products and edge, but in the case of the new ADzero phone, it's hard to argue. The former design project has become a full-fledged phone model, at least in the UK, and is expected to hit the market this year. The phone is made from as many recyclable materials as possible, starting with an all-bamboo body that makes the phone shockingly lightweight yet sturdy. The rest of the manufacturing and design process incorporates as many green initiatives as possible, while still creating a relatively high-end Android smartphone.

Casio G-Shock takes a beating from the ugly stick

Choices for ruggedized Android phones are a little sparse in the United States - at the moment, your best option is probably the Casio G'z0ne (AKA Commando) from Verizon. It's a little small and out dated, but it will (to borrow a competing slogan) take a lickin' and keep on tickin'. If the current model is too small, conservative and, well, attractive for your manly tastes, wait a few months and you might be able to pick up the G-Shock, a new model based on Casio's well-known tough watches. It's covered in rubber and steel, waterproof to ten meters, and it looks like a bag full of pig knuckles. G-Shock Zone got a hold of some photos from the CES booth.

Sony Slate concept tablet “grows” a kickstand

Kickstands are awesome. No arguing: a built-in angled prop is the perfect companion for a large-screen, video-friendly device. But one of the (admittedly numerous) problems with implementing them is that they mess up the smooth fascia of a device's back - while Archos and HTC are willing to have an "ugly" element turn the back of their device into a utilitarian eyesore, more style-conscious manufacturers aren't. Sony may have found a way to have its cake and eat it too. A concept device shown under glass at CES includes a metallic cloth back with an expanding kickstand that simply "grows" out of the back of the device. They call the concept Slate.

Sensics 3D SmartGoggles concept brings Android on board

Head-mounted displays haven't quite caught on yet, but they're sure to be the breakthrough product of 2007 2008 2010 sometime soon. Startup company Sensics wants to try a different approach than products currently on the market. Instead of releasing a pair of glasses as a simple screen for other devices, their SmartGoggles concept is a stand-alone unit, with a full version of Android on board.

LG Switch: More dreams of a dual-screen phone [Video]

Whoa, check out this awesome new concept design featuring an LG phone with two displays. Yes this is just a concept but it's still fun to imagine and the video below is worth a look in itself. This isn't the Kyocera Echo idea, instead we have a display on the front -- and on the back. a two-sided Android smartphone for the ultimate multitasker.

Google Nexus Prime concept design looks amazing, and accurate

We have another awesome concept design by Federico Ciccarese and this time it is of the much rumored Google Nexus 3. Also known as the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus Prime, DROID Prime or whatever else you wanna call this Samsung Nexus device. This isn't the first time we've seen his stunning work, but with all the hype surrounding the next Google Experience device this was too awesome to pass up. Check out the photos of his amazing Nexus 3 concept design below.
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