Ice Cream Sandwich

Sony joins multi-SIM party with Xperia tipo dual

Sony joins multi-SIM party with Xperia tipo dual

Sony took to Facebook to launch its new Xperia miro, but didn't bother to do more than slip a few Xperia tipo and Xperia tipo dual videos onto YouTube to reveal the budget smartphone pair. Coming in single- and dual-SIM variants, the tipo has a 3.2-inch 480 x 320 touchscreen and runs Ice Cream Sandwich on an 800MHz processor. Meanwhile the Xperia tipo dual has a dedicated button on the side to switch between the two SIMs.

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Samsung TecTiles hands-on with Galaxy S III

Samsung TecTiles hands-on with Galaxy S III

This week before Samsung and their many mobile network partners release the Galaxy S III to the masses, they've revealed a brand new addition to the NFC-laden smartphone family: Samsung TecTiles. These lovely little Programmable NFC Tags will allow you to activate apps, share contact information, change your phone's settings, and more, all of this programmed from a customizable interface you work with from your Galaxy S III smartphone. Each tag can be assigned an action, then when your Galaxy S III is tapped against each tag, its assigned action is performed.

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Spotify for Android updated with new, faster interface

Spotify for Android updated with new, faster interface

Spotify for the iPad brought with it a brand new user interface, although Android users have had to make do with a Beta version of the refreshed app for a while. Spotify has finally decided that the app is good enough for primetime and has made it available on the Play Store for all to enjoy. A totally redesigned user interface is the main feature, but there’s a whole host of functionality for you to drool over.

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Samsung Galaxy S III receiving OTA update

Samsung Galaxy S III receiving OTA update

Those of you just waking up this morning may find a update waiting for you on the Samsung Galaxy S III. An OTA update has been pushed out, prompting a 31.17MB download over WiFi or 3G. The changelog for the update is extremely short, with Samsung noting that it simply provides “Improved stability”. It’s not like we had any issues during our review of the Galaxy S III, but better safe than sorry, right?

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LG Optimus 4X HD launches in Europe

LG Optimus 4X HD launches in Europe

Slow and steady wins the race, right? LG has finally launched the LG Optimus 4X HD, with the Germans scoring the first opportunity to own one. After that, those in the UK, Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands will be able to pick one up, followed by Eastern Europe, South America, and Asia later on. Is what's on offer enough to make you think twice about the HTC One X or Samsung Galaxy S III?

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HTC Desire V features dual SIM support

HTC Desire V features dual SIM support

HTC may have moved to the new One series for its 2012 line of smartphones, but it seems intent to squeeze as much out of the Desire brand of old for certain European offerings. Last month we saw the HTC Desire C, a small entry-level handset that took some cues from the One series, and the latest handset is the HTC Desire V. It features similar specs to the HTC One V, with a couple of twists.

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Android 4.0 Google TV gets AirPlay-like movie streaming

Android 4.0 Google TV gets AirPlay-like movie streaming

Google TV may be getting a second chance with new set-top boxes based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Logitech and Intel may have ditched Google TV after the first version failed to gain adoption, but now Google TV boxes are emerging with Marvell's ARM processors along with some new features that integrate the boxes more with Android smartphones and tablets.

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Google ASUS Nexus tablet images leak

Google ASUS Nexus tablet images leak

This summer it's been reported that Google may be releasing their first official Nexus Tablet, and today we're seeing two images with clues that may lead to its complete leak. These confidential images have been sent to Phone Arena where they've been told that inside you'll find an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and Android 4.1. This version of Android would make a whole lot more sense than the rumored Android 5.0 Jelly Bean, especially since only 7% of the Android phones currently out in the world have an upgrade available for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

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Acer Iconia Tab 510 Olympic Gamed Edition hands-on at Computex

Acer Iconia Tab 510 Olympic Gamed Edition hands-on at Computex

This week the already-released Acer Iconia Tab 510 has appeared at no less than Computex 2012, complete with its lovely 15-hour battery life, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor. This device has a respectable 1280 x 800 pixel resolution 10.1-inch display, versions in 16 or 32GB for internal storage, and Dolby Digital Plus software and hardware that supports 5.1 channel audio via HDMI output. This device has some Olympic markings on the back and is made specifically for you to capture the 2012 games as they move forward in London - catch all the action!

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Acer Iconia Tab A210 hands-on

Acer Iconia Tab A210 hands-on

With the Acer Iconia Tab A110 out on the blocks with a big upgrade to Tegra 3 with Ice Cream Sandwich, we knew there'd be a bump for the next biggest bunch: the Acer Iconia Tab A210. This device takes the Iconia Tab A200 and turns it into a much more impressive beast, complete with NVIDIA's Tegra 3 1.2GHz quad-core processor, a lovely 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 pixel display, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Can it bust up the elder generation of Acer Android tablets with one blow?

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Acer Iconia Tab A110 hands-on

Acer Iconia Tab A110 hands-on

This week we've gotten the opportunity to take a peek at the newest version of Acer's hero for the 7-inch tablet form factor in the Acer Iconia Tab A110. This device has been upgraded beyond its original A100 form with a larger battery, an NVIDIA Tegra 3 1.2GHz quad-core processor, and has become just a bit lighter. This device's 7-inch display contains 1024 x 600 pixels and the whole beast has 1GB of RAM to run it.

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