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Google Sooner spills Android’s earliest secrets

Google Sooner spills Android’s earliest secrets

Android has certainly come a long way from Google's first mention of the Open Handset Alliance, and little shows it quite so well as the Google Sooner. HTC's first prototype for Google's Android development, the Sooner was a non-touch QWERTY handset used for the earliest demos of the platform, five years ahead of flagships like the Galaxy S III and the One X. App developer and serial prototype acquirer Steve Troughton-Smith managed to pick up a Sooner device and has shared some details.

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Sony Tablet S pushed to Ice Cream Sandwich

Sony Tablet S pushed to Ice Cream Sandwich

The latest version of Android is now landing on Sony's Tablet S. Version 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich, is now being rolled out to device owners in the US. Ice Cream Sandwich is one of the biggest updates to Android yet, and includes such features as scanning your face to unlock the phone, a much more robust speech-to-text software program, and an entire platform of data sharing that focuses on Near Field Communication (NFC).

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 26, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 26, 2012

Happy Thursday, everyone. We're coming up to the end of April, with bright hopes for amazing weather and happiness around the corner. And for one company, that's a pretty poignant analog to make right now - Nintendo. It just posted its first annual loss. But it's seen mostly as a fluke, as the next year will include the Wii U launch, which incidentally, is also in the news: Wii U with Android tipped for launch. Not all the news today was about Nintendo, though. There's still one particular smartphone thar's still making headlines - Galaxy S III guide appears in the wild.

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You want a Galaxy S III, not a Google Galaxy Nexus

You want a Galaxy S III, not a Google Galaxy Nexus

This week Google revealed that they'd be selling their own devices once again, so to speak, with a Galaxy Nexus in-store before the Samsung Galaxy S III release. Of course Samsung manufactures both of these devices, and only one will be hitting your pocket for the Summer - so what's it going to be? Google wont be carrying the Galaxy S III, but it will have Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich - but the Galaxy Nexus has that software in the nude.

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T-Mobile ICS updates lost on Samsung

T-Mobile ICS updates lost on Samsung

It seems that everyone with a Samsung phone or tablet will be getting an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich soon, with some limits, except for basically the entirety of T-Mobile. Sad as it may seem, Samsung's big list of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades today appears very much to have been relegated to everyone except for T-Mobile. T-Mobile Samsung devices that otherwise might have been upgradable at the moment include the Exhibit II 4G, Galaxy S Blaze 4G, and the Galaxy S II in white and titanium, each of these being suspiciously absent from the updates list.

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Samsung lists ICS eligible US carrier devices

Samsung lists ICS eligible US carrier devices

While those in the UK are currently enjoying the Ice Cream Sandwich update to the Galaxy S II, there are a multitude of products in the United States that are still stuck with Gingerbread six months after the Android 4.0 debut. Samsung has announced its plans to update various devices going forward, which includes both smartphones and tablets.

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ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 Review

ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 Review

If the ASUS Transformer Prime seemed like a masterpiece of a 10.1-inch Android tablet to you but you decided to wait and see if ASUS would release a slightly lower-cost model of nearly the same thing - you're in luck. What we've got here is the ASUS Transformer Pad TF300, This 10.1-inch tablet comes with Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich right out of the box, has its own unique keyboard dock (sold separately) and comes in Royal Blue (which we've got here,) Torch Red, and Iceberg White. Let's have a look at what makes this model cost a bit less than the Prime and if it still seems appealing without the added frills.

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Samsung’s May 3 Round-up: Galaxy S III and more

Samsung’s May 3 Round-up: Galaxy S III and more

There's a London event coming up and Samsung is bringing the heat with several mobile products presented to impress. This new line of hero products will include not just the Samsung Galaxy S III like we assumed from the beginning, it's got a few surprises in store as well. Services and a tablet and more- oh my! Will this be Samsung's answer to the upcoming iPhone 5 and HTC's already fabulous and on-the-market HTC One series?

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HTC One X and S bring an international choice to the USA

HTC One X and S bring an international choice to the USA

There's no denying that reviews of the HTC One series have been extremely favorable thus far, not least of all because both the HTC One X and HTC One S have extremely forward-thinking chips inside them. Now that the USA is about to get a dose of both of these hero phones, it's the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor that's squarely in the spotlight. With the HTC One X's international edition keeping the one NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor on a phone in the world, are we left with the Qualcomm build for the USA, or are we blessed with it?

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Spotify updated for Android 4.0 ICS

Spotify updated for Android 4.0 ICS

This week we're getting an early preview of the newest version of the mobile version of the Spotify app, complete with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich compatibility. This update to the app has been long-awaited, especially since Spotify's Premium Userbase is the only set of folks able to get the full mobile experience with Android. This update has what Spotify describes as a full "top-to-bottom" redesign, works with much higher resolution graphics than ever before, and has an improved new music discovery engine.

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Xtex My Tablet 7 is just $150, runs Ice Cream Sandwich

Xtex My Tablet 7 is just $150, runs Ice Cream Sandwich

There's a new Android tablet that's on the low end in terms of price, but based on its technical specs you'd never know it. A company called Xtex has developed one of the cheapest Android tablets on the market, yet somehow it is also one of the most feature-rich at the same time. If the company managed to brand and market it effectively, it could take off in a big way. But in such a muddled tablet environment, that is a very big "if."

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