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Android Community Weekly: July 22nd, 2012

This past week was a pretty good one if you're a Nexus S owner, but not so good if you've been trying to get your hands on the Google Nexus 7. Google began sending out Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates to Nexus S phones on select carriers Friday night, but unfortunately earlier in the week the company announced that it was having some trouble keeping 16GB Nexus 7 tablets in stock. As a result, the 16GB Nexus 7s now have an estimated delivery time of 3-4 weeks when shipping from the Google Play Store, so unless you're okay with picking up an 8GB model instead, you might be left waiting for a Nexus 7.

Qualcomm Q3 report shows strong year-over-year gains

Qualcomm has released its financial results for Q3 2012, and even though the company is showing some losses from the last quarter, things are looking pretty great for Qualcomm year-over-year. Take, for instance, total revenue, which was down 6% from last quarter but made a 28% increase from the same time last year, coming it at a pretty solid $4.63 billion. We see something similar happening with Qualcomm's operating income, which sits at $1.38 billion for the quarter - that's a 9% decrease from last quarter but a 24% increase year-over-year.

Qualcomm unleashes Snapdragon SDK for Android

Today at Qualcomm's annual developer event they've just announced a brand new addition to the world of Android developers. Just like Qualcomm's exclusive Snapdragon GamesCommand app store, or NVIDIA's for that matter, they've today released the Snapdragon SDK to help developers dive further into the S4 platform and beyond.

LG Eclipse 4G LTE quad-core headed to AT&T in October

The name LG Eclipse isn't a new one. We've heard and seen various leaks of this device over the past few weeks indicating a rather powerful smartphone headed to the US complete with Qualcomm's quad-core Krait processor. Today however it has leaked again, en route to AT&T, and possibly hitting the market come this October.

Verizon’s Galaxy S III spotted in user agent with Snapdragon S4

While we've learned just about all the juicy details about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S III, the always-tricky US release plans are still a mystery. A Samsung executive said that American versions of the phone would go with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor instead of Samsung's own Exynos 4 Quad, presumably for better compatibility with LTE networks, but we're still in the dark as to which networks it will land on. A user agent string spotted by PocketNow shows something called the "Samsung SCH-I535" running on Big Red, with - you guessed it - a dual-core Snapdragon S4.

AT&T HTC One X Review

The HTC One X for AT&T is a different beast from the original (international) release in two rather important ways. First it's got a completely different processor, made by Qualcomm instead of NVIDIA, and second here it's carried by AT&T on a 2-year contract in the USA. Will this non-international release stir up the same positive reactions we had to the first release of this super hero phone, or are the two changes we're seeing here in software and hardware going to push this device in the wrong direction entirely?

T-Mobile HTC One S review via SlashGear

In what will be the first HTC One device available in the USA, the T-Mobile HTC One S, you have a pretty awesome phone. HTC is already off to an excellent start for 2012 with their new "One" series available in Europe and now it's about to take the US markets by storm. We've already reviewed the HTC One S thoroughly with the European model, and today we have the T-Mobile version to share with everyone. More details and beautiful pictures can be found below.

Qualcomm posts $4.9 billion in revenue for Q2 – Up 28%

It's that time of the quarter again where everyone is posting up their earnings reports and going over the numbers. Google just posted theirs and today Qualcomm has announced their earnings report, showing a pretty great Q2 of 2012. These results already have plenty of sales from their new Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor for upcoming phones like the HTC One S, but with it barely hitting the streets surely Q3 will look even better.

Motorola benchmark shows Snapdragon S4 processor

If you've bought a Motorola phone in the last two years, odds are overwhelming that it runs either a Texas Instruments or NVIDIA Tegra processor. But that may be changing soon: Blog of Mobile reports that the American manufacturer has a previously unknown phone coming in the near future, and surprisingly it's running the increasingly popular Snapdragon S4 processor. Aside from the benchmark there's very little to go on, but the radio bands indicate that the phone is headed for AT&T, and the screen resolution is an impressive 720p. It sounds like it could be an LTE variant of the DROID RAZR HD.