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LG Optimus L7 II teased with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on board

Back in Spain during the Mobile World Congress event the folks from LG had quite a bit of smartphones to announce. One of many was their new Optimus L7 II mid-range handset. We know the device is coming, and we also know that Android 4.3 Jelly Bean should be coming soon, but maybe they know something we don't. Today LG's website has the device listed with Google's latest OS update on board, but it could just be a mistake.

Motorola “Google Edition” phones up next

When Google purchased Motorola for over $12 billion in 2011, many (myself included) thought Motorola would be the first company to release what we're now seeing as Google or Nexus experience phones. However, Samsung managed to beat them to the punch, and now even HTC. What gives? Google told us they built a firewall between Android and Motorola, but could the next wave of Motorola phones all be Google Editions? Yup.

HTC M4 spied alongside a Sony Togari phablet

A seemingly innocent image recently appeared on Twitter. At first glance it would appear to be nothing more than a collection of smartphones, however with a bit of a closer look, there seems to be a few unannounced handsets sitting in plain site. The image is showing what appears to be an HTC M4 as well as a Sony handset currently sporting a codename of Togari.

LG smartphone image leaks with hints of the Optimus G2

There is still some speculation in terms of LG and a Nexus 5 and while those details still need to be worked out, it looks like we are getting a new look at another yet-to-be-announced LG smartphone. The handset is the Optimus G2, which in addition to this sighting, an image leaked earlier in the month. This latest Optimus G2 image leak can be seen below and while a quick glance appears to have the handset showing nothing more than a kernel crash screen, it does contain one interesting detail.

HTC 7-inch Android tablet tipped for a September arrival

There has been some recent chatter about HTC working on a new device. The stories suggested that would be a phablet style device. That is to say something with a display between 5 and 6-inches that could possibly compete with the Samsung Galaxy Note. While those reports still need to be worked out in greater detail, it is looking like HTC may also be planning to release a 7-inch Android tablet later in the year.

Samsung’s upcoming 10-inch Galaxy Tab 3 tipped to arrive with Intel

Earlier rumors and leaks had been suggesting that Samsung was looking towards Intel for the 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 3. While Samsung has yet to come forward with an official announcement, there has been some follow up and this time around we are hearing about Samsung and Intel from both Reuters and the Korea Times. Granted, that doesn't mean this is all official, but it certainly does lend some credibility to those earlier rumors.

LG Nexus 5 prototype currently in testing phase

The waters are starting to get a little murky regarding Google's plans for the next true Nexus. We're not talking HTC One or GALAXY S 4 'Google Editions' but a true Nexus smartphone. Obviously they are hard at work with Motorola on the X, as confirmed last night, and even today confirmed the Nexus program is still fully under way. So what will we see next, and will it be the LG Nexus 5?

Did Google just show us the new Nexus 7?

Today Google shared some news and details about their ever expanding Street View project. Taking their cameras and eye-level views through parts of New York City that most might never be able to visit. Things like Central Park and the 9/11 Memorial. While we don't want to take anything away from them for that, we did notice an interesting device in their video.

HTC One in Blue and Red launching in the coming months

The HTC One is one of the most popular smartphones on the planet right now, and is available in silver or black for those interested. In the coming months however, along side the already leaked red model we're now hearing HTC will also be launching a blue HTC One. Samsung recently announced new colors for their GALAXY S 4, so this could be HTC's answer.