european markets

Android Booms in Western Europe, Biggest Smartphone OS as of Q4 2010

Android is very quickly becoming the biggest and best Mobile OS, and not just in Europe but around the world. The extremely wide adoption from all manufacturers and developers, to the hundreds of choices make it a clear cut winner (aka #winning like Charlie Sheen). Android has continued to evolve and grow in huge numbers that can be seen in most markets everywhere. You can read here about Android passing BlackBerry to become #1 smartphone. Stories like that just mentioned keep showing up more and more.

Nexus S to get Super Clear LCD in Russia Instead of Super AMOLED

I'm sure you're aware of the massive amount of news that blasted through yesterday on the Nexus S and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. While Nexus S appears to be launching with a lovely Super AMOLED in the UK and the USA, Russians are reported to be a little less lucky. In that gigantic country there'll be instead a Super Clear LCD, a comparable display with just a bit more energy sucking on it's bill of needs.

DEFY to get Android 2.2 Quarter 2 2011

Motorola confirms today that the lovely, the wonderful, the affordable Motorola DEFY will be getting Android 2.2 in Europe, the Middle East and Asia! Not until next year though, somewhere around the second quarter of next year. On the other hand, the Milestone XT720 will be staying behind on Android 2.1 looking like a sad little mouse. But remember, everyone, no matter what version of Android you're using, you're still using Android, and that means a lot! Dunk your phone in the pool and rejoice!

SlashGear Reviews T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy Tab

As you might already know, SlashGear has already reviewed a Samsung Galaxy Tab, only that one was the the European Tab, the white one that in the USA is available at Sprint. The one we're looking at here is a USA T-Mobile version, reviewed by Vincent Nguyen, and it's looking like it's very similar on the outside, but a slightly different flavor on the in. It's 4.7 x 7.5 x 0.5 inches and 13.4 oz light thanks to the mainly plastic construction.

Vodafone to Stock HTC Desire Z

Although not yet available on the official Vodafone website, ads have begun to be released noting their intent on stocking the HTC Desire Z. It's "Perfect for business." For real, the slide-out QUERTY keyboard and 2.7" touchscreen and everything, all at your favorite red and white flavored phone service provider. It appears that it'll be on a plan at around £30 (plus VAT) per month on business tariffs, shiny as ever.
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