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Amazon confirms Kindle Fire HD is running Ice Cream Sandwich

Amazon confirms Kindle Fire HD is running Ice Cream Sandwich

So, Amazon revealed a number of new Kindle Fire HD tablets today. The company gave away a lot of details about the new line in the process, but one specification that was mysteriously absent from Amazon's long list was the operating system these tablets are running. Ahead of Amazon's press conference today, rumors claimed that these tablets would be running a modified version of the Android OS under the hood, and it turns out that's just what they're doing.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 6, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 6, 2012

Welcome to Thursday everyone. Today Amazon held its highly anticipated Kindle Fire event, marking our third press event in two days. Amazon didn't disappoint either, announcing a handful of new Kindle Fire tablets and the new Kindle Paperwhite. It was a very exciting event, and you can get a nice little recap of all of the news in our full Amazon Kindle event wrap-up. Be sure to check that out for all of our announcement and hands-on posts from the day.

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Ice Cream Sandwich on a fifth of Android devices Google reveals

Ice Cream Sandwich on a fifth of Android devices Google reveals

Ice Cream Sandwich is now found on over a fifth of active Android devices, Google has revealed, gradually squeezing out Froyo and Gingerbread. According to Google's own distribution stats, Android 4.0.x is currently found on 20.9-percent of active phones and tablets running the platform, while Jelly Bean (4.1) is on 1.2-percent. For the latter, it's a slow rise from the 0.8-percent penetration at the top end of August.

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Motorola DROID RAZR M hands-on

Motorola DROID RAZR M hands-on

The Motorola DROID RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD may have been the biggest talking points during Motorola's press event today, but the DROID RAZR M kind of stole the show in its own little way. Motorola has made a big deal about the RAZR M's edge-to-edge screen, which is something we didn't expect to see in a budget-priced handset. That's the thing, too: despite its rather noteworthy features, the RAZR M will be available from Verizon for just 99 smackers.

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Motorola DROID RAZR HD and MAXX HD Hands-on

Motorola DROID RAZR HD and MAXX HD Hands-on

Earlier today Motorola took the stage and announced the next stage of their DROID lineup. That being primarily the Motorola DROID RAZR HD complete with a beautiful 4.7-inch HD display, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and all day battery life. Then they surprised us all by announcing a RAZR MAXX HD too. The MAXX of course featuring a massive 3,300 mAh battery offering unparalleled battery life. Check out our hands-on pictures.

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Huawei Ascend D1 lands in China on September 12

Huawei Ascend D1 lands in China on September 12

After suffering numerous delays, it seems that the Huawei Ascend D1 quad-core smartphone is finally ready for prime time. The company announced today that the phone will be launching in China on September 12, and after that, it should slowly roll out to other regions around the world. Why will the roll out be slow? Blame it on that in-house K3V2 1.5GHz quad-core processor.

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JXD S602 Android gaming device looks awfully familiar

JXD S602 Android gaming device looks awfully familiar

Allow us to introduce you to the JXD S602. It's a new Android gaming device that comes running Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, and it's pretty inexpensive too. It also sports a look that's quite similar to the PlayStation Portable, which is nothing new - we've seen plenty of devices that attempt to "recreate" the look and feel of Sony's last-generation handheld, so it isn't surprising to see another one arrive on the scene

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