Lenovo has launched a new Android slate and handset duo, the Lenovo IdeaTab S2 10 tablet and S2 smartphone, running Android Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread respectively, at CES today. The S2 10 is the more interesting of the two, pairing Android 4.0 with Lenovo's own Mondrian UI on a dual-core Snapdragon 8960 processor.
Android Developer portal release the latest statistics on the division of Android versions across the platform. This month we see a continuation of recent trends, with Gingerbread keeping a steady growth and Honeycomb bumping slightly. But the most exciting statistic is that in December Ice Cream Sandwich made its distribution debut, running on .6% of all Android devices.
leaked image of Samsung's Galaxy Ace Plus from yesterday, you'll be glad to know that it's now officially official. The shrunken version of the original Galaxy S should make for a solid choice for those who want a mid-sized, affordable phone without dipping into the low-end side of the hardware range. Unfortunately, they didn't mention a price or availability, though we'll probably find out more about that soon enough.
Sharp is playing to those users with the unfortunately named Aquos IS14SH, heading to the Japanese market in the near future. The odd combination of a 3.7-inch touchscreen and a full number pad is achieved by a bottom-sliding mechanism.
Galaxy Y variants are the first of Samsung's new "Dous" line. The slate and QWERTY form factors are nothing to write home about, but the insides conceal a surprise: support for dual SIM cards. Otherwise, you get a pair of budget Android phones with GSM radios tuned to international GSM standards.
from Samsung's site and install it at your leisure. Better late than never, right?
T-Mobile LG G2x. The update was originally slated for a summer release and finally arrived late July and caused a few more problems rather than fix the current issues and was pulled shortly after.
DROID RAZR, the challenger is Fujitsu's ARROWS ES IS12F smartphone, performing a caliper double-take at 6.7 millimeters. That's a whole .4mm thinner than the RAZR - a vital statistic when space in your skinny jeans is at a premium. This is almost certainly the same hardware as the Arrows-F-07D that made its way through the FCC last month.
LG Nitro HD. Normally content to play in the low-end and mid-range fields, LG has stepped up their game to offer a true flagship device, complete with 1.5Ghz dual-core processor and 720p screen. Our initial impressions follow.