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Quad-core LG X3 phone may debut with Android 4.0 at MWC next month

January 20th, 2012

LG may announce a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) phone during Mobile World Congress next month. Pocketnow recently leaked an image and details on the X3, which also reportedly offers a large 4.7-inch 1280 x 720-pixel resolution display, an 8-megapixel camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat, NFC, a huge 2,000 …

LG Spectrum and BlackBerry Curve 9370 now available from Verizon Wireless

January 19th, 2012

The BlackBerry Curve 9370 and the LG Spectrum are now available from Verizon Wireless. The LG Spectrum was unveiled during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week. It runs Android Gingerbread, has a sharp 4.5-inch True HD IPS display, a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, an 8-megapixel camera capable of recording 1080p video and support …

Verizon Wireless Motorola DROID 4 hands-on

January 10th, 2012

We just swung by the Motorola booth to check out the Motorola DROID 4, a handset that had been the subject of a half-dozen rumors before the show. The DROID 4 packs a solid 5-row keyboard that was really easy to type on but it’s also very thin and measures just 0.5-inches thick. The smartphone …

Secret Motorola XOOM project hints at Android 4.0 update

January 3rd, 2012

Motorola recently posted a message in its XOOM owners forums alerting customers that the company is working on a confidential project for the XOOM. Any owner of the Wi-Fi-only “Google Experience Device” version of the XOOM can choose to participate. What remains unknown, however, is what the “confidential project” exactly is. We doubt Motorola would …

Google freezes Nexus S Ice Cream Sandwich rollout in some areas

December 20th, 2011

Nexus S owners may notice that the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update, which began rolling out on Friday, isn’t properly installing after the download finishes. As it turns out, Google has “paused” the update in some areas while it monitors feedback from the initial population of Nexus S ICS users, which has thus …

Schmidt suggests Google tablet could launch within six months

December 19th, 2011

Google chairman Eric Schmidt may have let slip a Google-branded tablet that will launch in the first half of 2012. In the “next six months we plan to market a tablet of the highest quality,” Schmidt reportedly said during an interview with Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera. Schmidt’s quote could mean many things. First, that Google …

Costco may offer Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Nexus starting December 15th

December 13th, 2011

Costco may offer Verizon Wireless’s Samsung Galaxy Nexus beginning on Thursday, December 15th, according to a leaked photo. Verizon has yet to announce an official launch date, but we’ve heard plenty of reports that the Galaxy Nexus is already arriving in retail stores, so the leaked image could mean that we’ll hear pricing and launch …

Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus pre-orders said to begin tomorrow

November 28th, 2011

Verizon may allow its customers to pre-order its highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the world’s first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich-powered smartphone, on Tuesday, November 29th. Computerworld has reportedly confirmed with a seemingly reliable unnamed source that customers will be able to order the device on Tuesday, and that it will land on store shelves and …

No Adobe Flash support in Ice Cream Sandwich… for now

November 21st, 2011

If you thought, like us, that Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich operating system would still support Adobe’s mobile Flash Player, think again. It turns out the application wasn’t included on the Galaxy Nexus, the first Android 4.0 phone, and it is not available for download, either. Since Ice Cream Sandwich had been announced months before Adobe …