The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is considered the high-end version of the Galaxy Tab 2. It features a quad-core Samsung Exynos processor, 10.1-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with 800 x 1280 resolution and 1GB of RAM. According to Amazon pre-orders will ship within "3 to 5 weeks."
Sony released a "close up" video for the new Xperia tipo dual smartphone. The tipo dual features a 3.2-inch 480 x 320 TFT display, and it is powered by an 800MHz Snapdragon processor. It will ship with Android 4.0 Ice cream Sandwich, a 3.2-megapixel camera and 2.5GB of user-accessible memory.
The theme of the video seems to be "easy": Easy sharing via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, an easy set-up guide and easy one-touch SIM switching. The advert also promises longer battery life, and plenty of room for content. Check out the Xperi tipo dual close up video from Sony below.
Acer has officially announced the Iconia Tab A700 with 1080p Full HD display and 1920 x 1200 resolution. Online retailers like B&H have already begun accepting pre-orders.
The Iconia Tab A700 is powered by a NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor and Android 4.0. Its full HD 1080p LED backlit display, 1920 x 1200 resolution and Dolby Mobile 3 with 5.1-channel home theater surround sound capabilities make it the perfect tablet for watching movies, videos and your favorite TV shows. Its 32GB of internal flash storage gives you plenty of room for downloading and saving games, photos, music and videos. It also features a Micro-SD card and USB 2.0 port for extra storage.
UPDATE: Android 4.0.4 is rolling out for all Sony Xperia Mini Pro handsets. If you have not received a notification go to settings to look for the update.
Sony has promised that their entire 2011 Xperia smartphone portfolio will receive Android 4.0 when possible. On Thursday, Sony kept part of their promise by offering an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for unlocked Sony Xperia Mini Pro handsets. Carrier-specific versions of the Xperia Mini will see updates as the individual carriers see fit to release them.
If you own an unlocked, unbranded Xperia Mini Pro you'll need to connect your device to Sony's PC Companion or Bridge for Mac application to upgrade. Since the upgrade is being released in batches you will also need to check here for a list of SI numbers.
Sony is adding two more toughphones to its Xperia lineup. The Xperia Go and Xperia Acro S will be joining the Xperia family in Q3 of 2012. Both phones feature "scratch resistant mineral glass display with wet finger tracking," and are dust and water resistant.
The Xperia Go features a 3.5-inch 480 x 320 display and a dual-core 1GHz processor. The phone will ship with Gingerbread, but Sony promises an Android 4.0 update will follow. The Go also includes a 5-megapixel camera, and will be available in white, black and yellow.
Sprint has sent out shipping notifications to customers who pre-ordered the HTC EVO 4G LTE. A problem with the International Trade Commission and the United States customs delayed shipments to the U.S.. However, the ban has been lifted and customers can expect to start receiving their phones "on or around Thursday, May 24," according to Sprint.
"Customers who pre-ordered HTC EVO 4G LTE...Your wait is almost over! Sprint expects to begin shipping HTC EVO 4G LTE for arrival on or around Thursday, May 24 to customers who pre-ordered the device online from Sprint. We will provide details on the full national launch as soon as possible. To access the latest news and device information, visit our Sprint Community page where we'll be providing regular updates. To check the status of your pre-order, please visit www.sprint.com/myorder.
HTC has released a timeline and FAQ for all its devices receiving Android 4.0. All phones will be receiving upgrades by the end of August, with the majority of devices receiving upgrades in June and July.
Some of the devices receiving upgrades include the discontinued HTC EVO 3D, DROID Incredible 2, HTC Desire S and the HTC Amaze 4G. HTC notes that some rollouts can take up to 45 days. If you do not receive an update after the 45-day period, you should manually check for it. Read on for the complete list and FAQ.
Google plans to team up with multiple OEMs to launch up to five unlocked "Pure Google" devices by Thanksgiving, according to the Wall Street Journal. The plan is to give multiple hardware makers access to Android 5.0 Jelly Bean to produce a stable of Nexus devices. Normally Google teams up with one manufacturer to produce "lead devices" before releasing the software to others.
The new Nexus lineup will then be sold directly from Google. The unlocked models will offer users more carrier selections, and put a stop to fears that Motorola Mobility will be favored because of the $12 billion Google acquisition.
Samsung has announced that the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and 4.2 Galaxy Player will be avilable for purchase on Sunday, May 13. The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 will be available for $399.99, and the Player 4.2 will sell for $199.99. Amazon is already accepting pre-orders.
The Galaxy Tab 2 is powered by a dual-core processor and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It features a 10.1-inch display, Bluetooth V3.0, a 3MP rear-facing camera, a VGA front-facing camera, and a microSD card slot.
Online retailers like Wirefly started excepting pre-orders for the HTC EVO 4G LTE on Tuesday, and today Sprint confirmed that the new handset would start shipping on Friday, May 18. The EVO 4G LTE will retail for 199.99 with a new line of service or eligible upgrade and two-year agreement.
"HTC EVO 4G LTE sets the benchmark for Android devices this year with its incredible 4.7-inch screen, advanced camera features and future HD voice capabilities when combined with the speed of Sprint’s upcoming 4G LTE network,” said Fared Adib, vice president-Product Development, Sprint. “Its cutting-edge technology pairs perfectly with Sprint’s unlimited data plans to let our customers enjoy their wireless experience without worrying about overage charges or throttling.”