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Sony Nexus X mockup appears unlikely

Sony Nexus X mockup appears unlikely

What we're seeing this morning is a couple of photos that have appeared on Picasa with the name Sony Nexus X attached to them - dare we assume? Though quite likely an elaborate mock-up of what could be in the future, the notion of a Sony Nexus device is not new - back when the Xperia Play was released, it was revealed that it was a Nexus device before being turned down in favor of the Nexus S. It also plays well with the notion that Google's future Nexus releases will go with more than one manufacturer rather than just Samsung or HTC.

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Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD hands-on and unboxing

Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD hands-on and unboxing

This week we're having a peek at not one, but two Huawei Android devices with quad-core processors that are set to blast away the competition - or so it would seem. This is the Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD quad-core tablet with a 10.1-inch display that's high definition to the max - 1920 x 1200 pixels with a 16:10 aspect ratio on a chassis that just 8.8mm thin. The device is ever so slightly heavy at 580g, but the innards here make up for whatever's lost in heft.

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Huawei Ascend D1 quad XL unboxing and hands-on

Huawei Ascend D1 quad XL unboxing and hands-on

This week we're getting our hands on the Huawei Ascend D quad XL, a quad-core smartphone made to bring the brand up to speed with the rest of the hardcore top-tier smart device universe in more ways than one. This device will be spreading across the market in China rather soon with its 4.5-inch IPS+ LCD touchscreen with a massive 720 x 1280 pixel resolution - that's 326ppi, for those of you keeping track. In this initial look we'll do a basic flipping back and forth on the displays and a show of the hardware as it stands here right before the big drop. UPDATE: we now have our Huawei Ascend D1 quad XL full review up and prepared for your perusal!

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Lenovo IdeaTab A2109 Review

Lenovo IdeaTab A2109 Review

It's time to have a peek at Lenovo's next big crack at the tablet game with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a massive set of built-in apps on a quad-core processor-toting 9-inch tablet by the name of IdeaTab A2109. This device's NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor with 4-plus-1 technology allows it a massive amount of battery life as well a lovely collection of games that are unique to the NVIDIA Tegra architecture. Meanwhile the tablet is one of Lenovo's best - but is it worth the less than perfect display and device weight?

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LG Optimus L9 unleashed on T-Mobile

LG Optimus L9 unleashed on T-Mobile

With a collection of specifications that'll not quite beat the competition but, together, create a smartphone that's ready for the Fall, LG re-introduces the Optimus L9 for T-Mobile. This device comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a massive 4.5-inch qHD display with Gorilla Glass 2 across the front. This device works with T-Mobile's own 4G network and their Unlimited data plan as well as a dual-core processor to keep you quick in more ways than one.

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AT&T LG Optimus G brings quad-core Snapdragon S4 to USA

AT&T LG Optimus G brings quad-core Snapdragon S4 to USA

With the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor under its belt and LG's most advanced set of specifications surrounding it, the LG Optimus G will be bringing the heat to AT&T very, very soon - complete with 4G LTE. This device has appeared internationally already and we do have our own LG Optimus G hands-on experience ready for your perusal. This device has the 1.5GHz version of the Snapdragon S4 Pro - that's quad-core - and 2GB of RAM ready for action.

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HTC One X+ vs Samsung Galaxy S III battle royale

HTC One X+ vs Samsung Galaxy S III battle royale

If you're heading to your local AT&T quite soon and are planning on specifically hitting up the Android-only universe, you may very well be deciding between the HTC One X+ and the Samsung Galaxy S III as your two possible heroes. What we're going to do here is a quick rundown of what it'll mean for you to own one or the other - and that has to do with more than just specifications. Of course we'll need to start with specifications one way or another, so let's begin with the screen size: 4.7-inches vs 4.8-inches.

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Jelly Bean continues slow climb as Android OS balance shifts

Jelly Bean continues slow climb as Android OS balance shifts

Jelly Bean continues its slow growth among Android devices, with Android 4.1 now to be found on 1.8-percent of active gadgets using Google's platform according to the official stats. The new figures - comprising all Android devices accessing Google Play within a two week period up to October 1, 2012 - show that Gingerbread remains the dominant platform among Android phones and tablets, despite being several generations behind Google's latest version.

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AT&T 4G LTE expands with four new Samsung smart devices

AT&T 4G LTE expands with four new Samsung smart devices

The Samsung Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Rugby Pro, Galaxy Express, and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 have all been added to the AT&T 4G LTE family with a beastly wave of Android goodness. These devices have all appeared in one form or another in the past, here coming with their most powerful set of features and builds ever for AT&T's ever-growing LTE connectivity environment. The Samsung Galaxy Note II will likely be the most noted device of the family, taking the original Galaxy Note (also on AT&T's LTE network) and boosting its greatness with a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor and a massive 5.5-inch display.

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