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Google Rolls Out New Nexus Lineup, Nexus 4 Sells Out Quickly

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 18:28 -- Marshall Walker

Google is now accepting orders for its new lineup of Nexus devices. The 8GB Nexus 7 retails for $299 and the 16GB model is $349. However, both versions of the smartphone have already sold out and are currently unavailable. The 32GB Nexus 7 adds mobile data to the equation and retails for $299. The Nexus 10 is available in a 16GB Wi-F- model for $399, and a 32GB Wi-Fi model for $499.

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The Google Nexus 7 features Google's superior Voice Search, a 4.7-inch 1,280 x 768 display, NFC (Android Beam) capabilities, wireless charging, 2GB RAM, a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, and Android 4.2.

The Nexus 10 ships with a 2,560 x 1,600 display with 300 ppi, a powerful 9,000mAh lithium polymer battery for up to nine hours of continuous video playback, a dual-core, Cortex A15-based 1.7 GHz Samsung Exynos 5250 CPU, and NFC (Android Beam) radios.

Hurricane Sandy Can't Stop Google Nexus 10 Announcement

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 17:26 -- Alex Gardner

Google may have canceled a planned New York City event due to Hurricane Sandy, but that didn't stop the search engine giant from announcing a new unlocked 32GB Nexus 7 with HSPA+ mobile data and the Nexus 10. The device features a 2,560 x 1,600 display with 300 ppi, and a powerful 9,000mAh lithium polymer battery that is capable of nine hours of continuous video playback. There is a 16GB model for $399 and 32GB model for $499. Both versions are powered by a dual-core, Cortex A15-based 1.7 GHz Samsung Exynos 5250 CPU, and sport a Mali T604 GPU, stereo speakers, 2GB of RAM, NFC, 802.11 b/g/n (MIMO + HT40) WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, with front-and rear NFC (aka Android Beam) radios.

Google Tablets

The Nexus 10 is equipped with a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.9-megapixel forward-facing camera, and multi-user support for saving individual game scores and other important personal data. The Google Nexus 10 will be available November 13th on Google Play in the US, UK, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan. Check out the full press release and commercial after the jump.

Sprint First to Rollout Jelly Bean to Samsung Galaxy S III

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 15:16 -- Marshall Walker

Sprint is the first U.S. carrier to rollout an Android 4.1, Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S III. The update delivers enhanced TouchWiz features, Google Now, expandable-actionable notifications and Android Beam. The update also brings some camera enhancements including Low Light Photo Mode and Easy Mode.

Samsung Galaxy S3

Samsung Galaxy S III users can expect to start receiving the OTA update starting as early as today. Large OTA updates are known to take some time, so it's likely not every Sprint customer will receive the update right away. The full press release and changelog is available after the jump.

Samsung Announces Galaxy S III mini

Thu, 10/11/2012 - 14:28 -- Alex Gardner

While Apple fans are left scratching their heads over the iPad mini invites that were never sent, Samsung announced its own mini device -- The Galaxy S III mini. The Android 4.1, Jelly Bean powered device features a 4.0-inch Super AMOLED display, a dual-core 1GHz chip, 1GB RAM, 8 or 16GB of internal storage plus up to 32GB of expandable storage via microSD.

Samsung

The S III mini sports a rear-facing 5MP camera and a front-facing VGA camera. The 5MP camera can shoot 720p video as well. The mini also ships with Samsung's advanced natural language recognition software, S Voice and the NFC enabled S Beam. It measures in at 121.55 x 63 x 9.85 mm and weighs at 111.5g.

AT&T Adds Four New Samsung Devices to its Roster

Sat, 09/29/2012 - 18:03 -- Marshall Walker

AT&T has added the Samsung Galaxy Express, Galaxy Ruby Pro, Galaxy Note II and the Samsung 4G LTE Android tablet, Galaxy Tab 2, to its roster of available devices.

The 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy Express features a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen, a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 2000 mAh battery and a 5-megapixel rear facing camera.

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The 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro is geared towards active people who prefer a tougher smartphone. It is built to military specifications and is is waterproof, shock resistant and dust proof. It features a 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED display and a 5-megapixel rear facing camera.

The 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy Note II is a 5.5-inch "phablet" with 1.6 GHz quad-core Exyno processor, Its itnegrated graphics processing unit provides "PC-like processing power." It also includes the S Pen for easier note taking.

LG Optimus L9 Passes Through FCC

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 10:29 -- Alex Gardner

LG's flagship L-series smartphone, the Optimus L9, has been approved by the FCC. The sexy looking handset features a 4.7-inch IPS screen, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), a qtranslator language app, a dual-core 1GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 2,150mAh battery and a 5-megapixel camera. The Optimus L9 is €50 or around $65 in U.S. dollars. This could be the first L-series phone to make its way to the U.S..

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Pre-Order the Amazon Kindle Fire HD

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 11:08 -- Marshall Walker

Amazon announced the 7-inch and 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD tablets along with the Kindle Paperwhite eReader on Thursday. Pre-orders are currently being accepted for all three devices. The 8.9-inch Kindle Fire measures 8.8mm thick and weighs in at 20 ounces. It is available in a 16GB Wi-Fi version for $299 or 4G LTE (32GB) version for $499. The 7-inch tablet is $199 for 16GB.

Aamzon Tablets

The 8.9 tablet sports a 1920 x 1200 HD display with 254 ppi, and the 7-inch features a 1280 x 800 display. Both tablets feature Dolby audio, a powerful OMAP4 4470 processor, dual antenna for faster Wi-Fi connections, 11 hours of battery life, and a front-facing HD camera with custom Skype application for video calling from anywhere in the world.

Pre-Order the Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx HD

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 16:46 -- Alex Gardner

Motorola unveiled the Droid RAZR Maxx HD at today's Motorola event in New York City. Pre-orders open on September 5th, at 5 p.m. ET at http://www.verizonwireless.com/droidrazrm and will be available on September 13th in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at Verizon Wireless for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.

Motorola

The Droid RAZR Maxx HD features 4G LTE speeds for watching movies, television shows and other video content on its 4.7-inch Super AMOLED HD display. The 3,300mAh battery allows for up to 21 hours of talk time, 13 hours of video playback or eight hours of web browsing on LTE. Other features include: a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB RAM, mobile hotspot capabilities for up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices, an 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and 1080p HD recording, and NFC Android Beam capabilities.

Pre-Order the Sony Xperia 9.4-Inch Tablet

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 13:16 -- Marshall Walker

B&H is currently accepting pre-orders for the newly announced Sony Xperia 9.4-inch tablet. As rumored the new slate features a Tegra 3 chip and up to 64GB of built-in storage. It's equipped with a high-definition 9.4-inch TFT color LCD display that supports a cinematic 1280 x 800 native resolution, 1GB of RAM, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, 1MP front camera, 8MP rear camera, up to 32GB of expandable storage and Sony's IR Remote Control feature.

Sony Tablets

The tablet comes in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models, and ships with Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, but Sony promises a Jelly Bean upgrade is right around the corner. It also ships with several specialized apps such as Watch Now, Guest Mode and a Google Play redemption code for three free movies.

Where to Order the Lenovo IdeaPad A2109

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 16:52 -- Marshall Walker

Several online retailers such as B&H and Adorama are now accepting orders for the Lenovo IdeaPad A2109 tablet. There are also reports that it can be found at brick and mortar Best Buy locations too.

Lenovo

The 9-inch slate is powered by NVIDIA Tegra 3 and Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. It features a capacitive touch screen (1280 x 800), 16GB of storage and a 1.3MP front-facing camera. The best part is the IdeaPad A2109 weighs only 14.1 oz. and measures just 0.5" thin, plus it's only $300!

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