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Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2011 Google Episode announced for CTIA

Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2011 Google Episode announced for CTIA

Samsung has announced their next Unpacked event, this one set to take place at the Autumn edition of CTIA and officially presented together with Google. This is Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2011 "Google Episode" and it seems pretty likely that it'll taste distinctly like vanilla ice cream. Ice Cream Sandwich, that is; the next big version of Android set, quite likely, to be hosted on a Samsung device by the name of Nexus Prime. Sound like a likely scenario to you?

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Android Ice Cream Sandwich Pegged for October by manufacturer

Android Ice Cream Sandwich Pegged for October by manufacturer

It appears that the people behind the long-silent Notion Ink group have come back from the dead to note that they'd not only be adding Ice Cream Sandwich to their Android tablet "Adam", they'd be doing so in November, right after the launch date of the platform which is, they say, late October. Now it's not too much of a stretch to think that the author of this news release, Rohan Shravan, has just been reading Android blogs for the past few weeks and is just guessing that the rumors are true, but there is a point to consider: he's been right before. On the other hand, he's been terribly unreliable before as well.

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Android Jelly Bean to follow Ice Cream Sandwich

Android Jelly Bean to follow Ice Cream Sandwich

In what can only be described as totally making alphabetical sense, J for Jelly Bean will follow I for Ice Cream in Google's mobile operating system line we're hearing today. This information comes from a tip given to ThisIsMyNext's Chris Ziegler and without a doubt is one of the most sparse tips we've published all week, this right next to the Nexus Prime (or whatever you want to call it by the time it's released) carrying what we expect will be Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. What Jelly Bean will hold for Android will likely be improvements over the Ice Cream Sandwich platform which is set to unite the two factions of Android, that being tablet and smartphone, in the coming months. Android Jelly Bean, coming up next!

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 for IFA 2011 in a Bit More Detail

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 for IFA 2011 in a Bit More Detail

The team at Samsung blew the top off of the Android world back in November of 2010 when the released the first real Android tablet effort across the world - what the tech world's next big convention IFA 2011 may hold is the next generation of this very model with an added 0.7-inches and a Super AMOLED display. As we know from leaked details contained in Samsung's own official "Unpacked" app for IFA in Berlin, they certainly will be releasing what's called the Galaxy Tab 7.7. Aside a "Galaxy Note" device that'll likely have something to do with a stylus for mobile devices and the "Wave 3," a Bada device with a 4-inch Super AMOLED display,, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 would be the second reported upgrade to a device already out on the market with slightly lesser specifications.

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – August 21, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – August 21, 2011

This past week was like no other. Two major industry changing announcements were made that really took the tech community by surprise. Google revealed its $12.5 billion bid for Motorola Mobility while HP suddenly raised a white flag on its webOS hardware and PC business to make an IBM-like transition into the enterprise software and services business. With competition in the mobile space getting cutthroat, all the remaining contenders continue to stockpile patents for courtroom battles. Proceed after the cut for the full weekly roundup video and list.

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Android camera API to give RAW results soon

Android camera API to give RAW results soon

A retracted bit of code in the newest version of Android (4.4 KitKat) has appeared this week with Google looking to boost the software-based camera functionality of mobile devices. One part of the equation in making a smartphone take high-quality photos is in the camera's lens itself, while another is in the image processing provided by the machine's system-on-chip, aka its processor. The final bit rests in the operating system, with Google looking here to provide Android devices of all kinds the ability to bring on much higher-quality output than ever before.

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EVGA Tegra Note 7 Review

EVGA Tegra Note 7 Review

The stylus was dead, and now it's back. What once was the hallmark of cheap touchscreens and finger-unfriendly software has, thanks in no small part to Samsung's efforts with its Galaxy Note range, had a second-wind; even the popularity of aftermarket capacitive pens for the iPad suggests not every iOS user agrees with Steve Jobs that "if you see a stylus, they blew it." Now NVIDIA is wading into the fray, targeting not only pen control but a low price too, with the Tegra Note 7. Set to be sold under different brands in different countries - such as the EVGA model on the SlashGear test bench - the Tegra Note 7 claims similar functionality to Samsung's Galaxy Note 8.0 but at just $199. Over-ambitious? Read on for our full review.

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