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YotaPhone dual-screen smartphone hands-on

Late last year the Russian company Yota announced a rather intriguing new smartphone called the YotaPhone. As I'm sure many of you are aware, this Android 4.1 Jelly Bean handset sports two displays. The front being a 4.3-inch 720p LCD display, and the rear of the device enjoys a 4.3-inch E-ink screen. It's a neat concept and we were able to enjoy some time with a prototype unit earlier today and we came away rather impressed.

Qualcomm revenue tops $19 billion in 2012, $4.9bn in Q4 as smartphones surge

Today the folks from Qualcomm have posted some annual and quarterly earning reports that were quite impressive. Not only did they release their Q4 financial results, but also their entire 2012 fiscal year -- which is up 28% year-over-year actually. Head on past the break for more details on Qualcomm's earnings, and how smartphone and Snapdragon sales have them staying at the top.

LG Nexus 4 Review

It's time again for Google to take command of a smartphone with the Nexus 4, a device manufactured by LG with software pure vanilla Android - a collaboration creating yet another true member of the Nexus family. This device is made to bring on the next version of Android, that being 4.2 Jelly Bean (the second iteration of the software still code-named Jelly Bean) complete with the updates you see in our full update guide. The body of this device rather similar to that of the LG Optimus G, complete with the same display, camera technology, and quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5Ghz processor under the hood.

Rigonauts announced as Snapdragon exclusive with Verizon

Verizon and Snapdragon just announced that Android phones on Verizon will be the first to get access to Rigonauts. The new game, developed by Engient, will be exclusive to Verizon customers for a two-week period from 10/9 through 10/23. After that, the game will be available on the Google Play app store for everyone. The game is Snapdragon optimized, so it will only work on devices with these types of processors installed.

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.

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?

AT&T HTC One X pre-orders coming to Radio Shack for $149

Ice Cream Sandwich is finally going to be available to AT&T customers and it is going to be packaged in a premium phone. HTC will be the host for this OS and with the HTC One X it intends to make a statement. Originally slated to be released on May 6 for $199 (with 2 year contract), it can be scooped up at Radio Shack for the amazing price of $149. This is a special pricing by Radio Shack is on pre-orders only. The price goes back up to $199 after the release.
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