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CTIA 2012 in New Orleans: We’re here!

We've arrived in New Orleans and are jumping at the bit to get started giving you the news and content you need on all things Android here at CTIA 2012! We'll be here all week long covering the big events as well as seeking out the coolest and most interesting devices and software (and services, of course) on the floor as we run through everything the event has to offer starting tonight. We've got events scheduled both on and off-site here at the Convention Center and will be bringing you a social media experience in addition to make sure you see the event from all angles and as fast as possible once each bit of news breaks!

Samsung Next Galaxy teaser site expanded

There's more than meets the eye to be seen tonight before the big drop of "The Next Galaxy" from Samsung. As you may have heard, Samsung let loose a teaser for a teaser website at "tgeltaayehxnx.com" tonight, it having a countdown meter which will be up inside 8 hours from when the post you're reading now was posted. Will it be a Galaxy S III, a Galaxy Tab, or something brand new? Nothing else really shows itself here on this teaser page on the surface, but under the lovely layers of the site's source directories, we've found a few more telling clues.

Google+ SMS support added in 41 countries

Who loves Google+ and thinks it's the best social network? In case you guys didn't know, you can post updates and respond to comments using SMS just like Facebook and others offer. The only problem here is this feature was limited to the US and parts of India. Today Google has announced this feature is now available in 41 new countries. You can now update your social status no matter where you are with a quick text message.

Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6 Unboxing and Hands-on

The new breed of Samsung's line of wifi-only handheld smart devices is here with the Samsung Galaxy Player 3.6, a much thinner and moderately sized version of what we saw several months ago in the Galaxy Player 5.0. This device works with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, has a single-core Cortex A8 1GHz processor, and has Bluetooth 3.0. This device is meant to work with you offline for the most part when you're out and about, then via wifi for awesome media connectedness when you're at home.

Chrysler adds wireless charging to the 2013 Dodge Dart

Wireless charging is still something that hasn't fully caught on in the mobile market. While the idea and technology is impressive, still being required to have a set destination for the device is where the problem is. While I wait for a truly wireless charging solution for my Android phone, Chrysler is bringing the current options to their 2013 line-up.

PayPal Here mobile payment system gets demonstration video

The folks over at the huge pay site PayPal have taken the wraps off of their new mobile payment system. Aiming to take on the popular Square Mobile Payments they are calling this new platform PayPal Here. With a triangle mobile card reader that clicks right into your smartphone, users of Ice Cream Trucks across the nation can be excited.

GSMA releases statement on MWC 2012 public transport strike

Barcelona Spain is the home to million and millions of people but for a week or so it is the biggest mobile event in the world. Something we all know and love as Mobile World Congress. This is where we see the latest and greatest devices for the mobile markets but this year we might have some trouble. The main public transport operator in the metropolitan area of Barcelona, the TMB and their workers have planned a strike during the middle of MWC 2012. If you are a member or part of the press planning to attend you'll want to keep reading.

Acer CloudMobile Android 4.0 ICS phone appears with 4.3-inch HD screen

Today ACER has unveiled at least some of their plans, and a new smartphone we can expect to see at Mobile World Congress later this month. Meet the Acer CloudMobile, and yes that will be its name. They have announced both the smartphone, and their new cloud mobile service today and we have a few details below.

Google Testing prototype Entertainment Device for your house

New details have now confirmed that Google is running tests for an experimental prototype device that will bring entertainment and more to your home. Chances are this is what we've seen in the past as Android@Home. Apparently around 252 homes are in a trial run this month with the brand new Google Entertainment Device and we are now seeing details of this from the FCC now that it has been approved for testing.
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