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LG Optimus G hits Europe “enhanced and improved”

LG Optimus G hits Europe “enhanced and improved”

This week the LG Optimus G hits Europe in several markets it's never been available in before with a collection of feature upgrades that'll make it the most enticing device it's ever been. Though the LG Optimus G has already launched in several markets around the world - including in the USA (see our full LG Optimus G review now!) - this launch will place the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro-toting smartphone in Sweden, France, Germany, and Italy as well. This version of the device will also be working with Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 right out of the box.

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LG Optimus G Pro+ spotted with extra massive display

LG Optimus G Pro+ spotted with extra massive display

The LG Optimus G was ushered in with a bang last year, bringing on the first look we'd had at the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor - and here in 2013 it's looking like the face of the device is about to get a whole lot larger. With the original Optimus G having a very likely large amount of sales cannibalized by the Google Nexus 4, it's no wonder that LG is likely thinking about bringing not one, but two new models to the market here in the first half of the year. The first reveal was the LG Optimus G Pro with a lovely 5-inch display - now it's time to get even larger.

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BlackBerry 10 Android Jelly Bean integration confirmed

BlackBerry 10 Android Jelly Bean integration confirmed

This week the development team at BlackBerry working with the new mobile OS BlackBerry 10 have confirmed that they'll be updating Android app integration from version 2.3 Gingerbread all the way up to 4.1 Jelly Bean. This Runtime for Android toolset takes what we know about Android app integration in BlackBerry 10 and moves it forward to apps being developed for the newest Android systems rather than Android 2.3 Gingerbread. This Gingerbread version of Android is, if you did not know, a version of Google mobile OS over 2 generations old - it's high time!

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ASUS MeMO Pad 7 official video sufaces

ASUS MeMO Pad 7 official video sufaces

After revealing the device last month, today is the day that ASUS launches the MeMO Pad 7. What better way to celebrate than with a new launch video? The video shows off the budget-friendly MeMO Pad 7 in all of its glory, with ASUS choosing to focus on the apps it has developed for the new slate. You can catch it after the jump.

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BLU Quattro smartphone series revealed with NVIDIA Tegra 3

BLU Quattro smartphone series revealed with NVIDIA Tegra 3

This week the team at BLU have revealed a new series of smartphones with the NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor line inside, making it clear that they're pushing for a more mainstream showing of their Android-based mobile products. This lineup includes the Quattro 4.5, Quattro 4.5 HD, and rounding off the series with a device so large it's just about as big as a tablet with the Quattro 5.7 HD. These devices will be available for relatively inexpensive prices unlocked - that means you're not going to have to tie yourself up with a mobile operator for 2 years just to afford the device - might be a winning solution!

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HTC M7 revealed by Peter Chou, M4 and G2 detailed

HTC M7 revealed by Peter Chou, M4 and G2 detailed

It would appear that HTC has sprung a bit of a leak ahead of their February 19th event that'll likely play host to the devices we've seen today, including first and foremost the HTC M7! While the details surrounding the M7 are still largely unknown, a video has surfaced of none other than HTC's CEO Peter Chou showing the device off to a crowd of users at the HTC Year-End Party in Taipei, going on to help the party chant "M7! M7! M7!" while he takes photos with the smartphone itself.

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Google Nexus 7 and 4 tipped for spring refresh in White and HD

Google Nexus 7 and 4 tipped for spring refresh in White and HD

This week the Google Nexus lineup has been tipped to see a slight overhaul for its second coming, with hardware upgrades coming to the Nexus 7 tablet and the Nexus 4 smartphone in large and small doses. The Google Nexus 7 tablet has been on the market since July of last year as it was first shown off at Google I/O 2012, the company's official developer conference, while the Nexus 4 has only been on the market for a few months - still having supply issues as we speak. The upgrades come to the color in which you'll be able to pick up the smartphone and the sharpness of the display of the tablet.

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Samsung brings Garnet Red to Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

Samsung brings Garnet Red to Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

This week the folks at Samsung have revealed a fabulous new color casing for their Android 4.1 Jelly Bean powered Samsung Galaxy TTab 2 7.0 tablet ready for some hot, hot Valentine's Day action without a doubt. This machine works with a lovely dual-core processor and has a microSD card slot so you can expand internal memory by 32GB. This machine is also already on the market in black or white, and has been for several months.

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