The biggest news this week is Google I/O, coming up tomorrow. We will be there live, so be sure to stay tuned for all the exciting announcements, and of course our analysis. In other news this morning, the Apple brand may be one of the most valuable in the world, even more than Google. And we know people love Apple products, but, let's not fight about them, mmmkay? And we are continuing to follow the Sony PlayStation Network story, as Sony has just announced that it will be the end of May before they get up and running fully again. Plus, NVIDIA and Icera, news about the Nexux S 4G, yet another Android tablet, and one that's a little different, and lots lots more. Read The Full Story
Sprint has confirmed that the Nexus S 4G will go on sale come May 8, with the WiMAX-toting smartphone priced at $199.99. The CDMA version of the Nexus S - which runs unmodified Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread on a 1GHz single-core processor with a 4-inch curved Super AMOLED display - requires the usual two-year agreement and data plan. Read The Full Story
Sprint look to be readying quite the range refresh at CTIA 2011 this week, with the Nexus S 4G already announced (check out our preview here) and premature confirmation of the HTC EVO View 4G tablet and HTC EVO 3D smartphone courtesy of the carrier's site. The glasses-free dual-core Android smartphone and the WiMAX-enabled HTC Flyer each get a shiny new sign-up page for more release information. Read The Full Story
We're here at CTIA 2011 where our pals over at Android Community seem to have fallen face first into a few "spy" photos of the Sprint Nexus S. They're noting that this phone appears to be virtually indistinguishable from the original Nexus S in every way save for a few tiny details (in the hardware, of course.) Inside the back of the phone, that is, under the battery cover, there's a noticeably absent partner that'd normally be riding along, the SIM card. A tiny adjustment of plastic and a bit less metal here and there and poof! It's a brand new phone.
That Sprint has ambitious plans for CTIA 2011 was obvious; the carriers hefty 2.5hr presentation at the show was evidence of that. According to the latest leaks, however, there should be no shortage of devices to fill that slot: an EVO View tablet that's tipped to be a CDMA version of the HTC Flyer, according to Engadget's anonymous source, together with a Samsung Nexus S 4G. Read The Full Story
HTC has confirmed its next batch of Android updates, with Android Honeycomb coming through the pipe for some of the most popular devices of the past few months. An HTC spokesperson told SlashGear that "We are excited to announce that the Desire HD, Desire Z, Desire and Incredible S will receive the Gingerbread update in Q2." Read The Full Story