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Huawei announces the Ascend D2 with a 5-inch 1080p display, we go Hands-on

Huawei announces the Ascend D2 with a 5-inch 1080p display, we go Hands-on

Huawei has just unveiled both of their latest and greatest Android smartphones today at CES 2013 here in Viva Las Vegas. First up was the larger than usual Ascend Mate with a 6.1-inch display, but what we have below is their flagship device. The Ascend D2 follows up on its successor with a 5.0-inch 1920 x 1080p true HD display, Jelly Bean and more. Read on for full details.

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E FUN Nextbook tablets announced, packs Jelly Bean and dual-core CPU

E FUN Nextbook tablets announced, packs Jelly Bean and dual-core CPU

While you may not have heard of a company called E FUN, they're attempting to gather up some steam for CES 2013 and make a little noise. The company has announced a couple of new slates running on the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, and the company plans to show them off on the show floor this year. They announced the 7-inch Nextbook 7GP and the 8-inch GP8.

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Jelly Bean now on over 10% of Android devices

Jelly Bean now on over 10% of Android devices

Although Android is up to version 4.2 Jelly Bean, Gingerbread has been the long-running winner in terms of distribution. Although most Android users still use Gingerbread, it's distribution has fallen below the 50-percent mark. At the same time, the number of Android devices running Jelly Bean has broke through the 10-percent threshold.

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ASUS ME301T 10-inch tablet leaks, Tegra 3 quad-core and Jelly Bean in tow

ASUS ME301T 10-inch tablet leaks, Tegra 3 quad-core and Jelly Bean in tow

It's no surprise that ASUS has a few surprises for us in 2013, and we'll no doubt see a range of new tablets from the company shortly. Case in point: Some new juicy details about an Asus ME301T tablet have surfaced, and we're looking at some pretty impressive specs, including an NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

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Predictions for Google’s Android in 2013: Freedom for All!

Predictions for Google’s Android in 2013: Freedom for All!

At the start of 2012 the folks at Google were seeing their beloved Android mobile operating system being used on more iPhone clones than we'd care to discuss - near the turn-over to 2013, big manufacturers like Samsung and HTC have made their own hero lines the likes of which Android has never known. What we saw in 2012 was recognition of the model that has worked for Apple extremely well since all the way back in 2007 - a focus on the ecosystem rather than on the individual specifications of any one device. This will continue in a very big way through 2013 with manufacturers holding up a single torch - like the Motorola RAZR brand - to keep themselves lit up brightly.

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Motorola DROID RAZR M HD leaked with details

Motorola DROID RAZR M HD leaked with details

A few details have been leaked by an anonymous tipster as to what the next-generation DROID RAZR M will be, building on the greatness of the already fabulous palm-sized beast. We had our first look at the original DROID RAZR M earlier this year in NYC, the reveal event also playing host to one of the first public showings of a newly minted Google-owned Motorola, complete with Google-minded software choices for Android - like on-screen buttons, for example. Here we're seeing the logical next step for the DROID RAZR M with an "HD" name addition, but the specifications we're seeing aren't quite as solid as we'd hope - not logically, that is.

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Sony ODIN tipped to hit market as Xperia X, savior of the OEM

Sony ODIN tipped to hit market as Xperia X, savior of the OEM

It's time to get back in business with the device code-named Sony C650X ODIN, aka the Norse god-of-gods, father of Thor and Loki, and one heck of a smartphone. What we've got here is a case of Sony setting themselves up for either a very giant win or a real big let-down for lovers of the name - but one way or another, we're about to see one massive effort of a smartphone in 2013. Expect to see the machine at hand at CES 2013 or MWC 2013 without a doubt.

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Samsung details Premium Suite and 4.1 Jelly Bean update for original Note

Samsung details Premium Suite and 4.1 Jelly Bean update for original Note

Samsung has confirmed that the original Galaxy Note is in line for an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgrade, complete with the Premium Suite functionality from the newer Note II that adds split-screen navigation among other things. The new software, Samsung says, will include the ability to run two apps simultaneously on the Note's 5.3-inch display, along with polishing to the way screen clippings can be captured.

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ASUS Padfone 2 Jelly Bean update rolls out

ASUS Padfone 2 Jelly Bean update rolls out

ASUS started rolling out the Android Jelly Bean update for its Padfone 2 handset, which was announced back in Ocotober. The update reached a small number of users last month, but is now finally available for all Padfone 2 users starting today. The update will take users to Android version 4.1, and is hitting users in waves.

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Acer V360 media-friendly dts-toting smartphone leaked

Acer V360 media-friendly dts-toting smartphone leaked

This week the Acer V360 has leaked in several quick-snap photos that, believe it or not, are actually pretty darn clear. These photos show a device that works with a rather standard-looking body on the front not all that unlike the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, save a couple of really important additions: two relatively giant red-faced speaker grilles. You'll find on the back of the device the power within, that being the dts logo for high-powered stereo sound.

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US Cellular Galaxy S III getting Jelly Bean later this week

US Cellular Galaxy S III getting Jelly Bean later this week

Another day, another piece of news about an incoming Jelly Bean update. We sure have been talking about these updates a lot lately, but we know the Android faithful wouldn't have it any other way. Today the Galaxy S III from US Cellular is the center of attention, with the carrier announcing that it will be rolling out updates to Jelly Bean later this week.

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Acer V360 smartphone leaks, 4.5-inch display and Jelly Bean tipped

Acer V360 smartphone leaks, 4.5-inch display and Jelly Bean tipped

Acer has released a couple of smartphones already, but they haven't yet made a lot of noise in the smartphone industry. However, details of a new Acer handset point to the company's first Jelly Bean smartphone that could make a splash in the market. Called the V360, the leaked device is rumored to arrive early next year, and it includes specs that put it right beside a lot of today's current mid-range smartphones.

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