MWC 2012

LG’s entire MWC 2012 catalog seen in wild

LG’s entire MWC 2012 catalog seen in wild

This week it appears that one lucky fellow has found his way into the LG repository of unrevealed products with a touchy-feely look at each and every one of the Mobile World Congress 2012 devices. You're about to get a glimpse of no less than the LG Optimus LTE, the LG Optimus L7, LG Optimus 4X HD, LG Optimus 3D Max, LG Optimus L3, and of course the LG Optimus Vu, each of them captured by Telefonino. Each of these devices have been announced previous to this event, but this is basically the first time we've seen each of them "in the wild" as it were.

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Lumus OE-31 optical engine revealed as smart glasses become reality

Lumus OE-31 optical engine revealed as smart glasses become reality

This week the folks at Lumus have revealed their newest technology embodied in any number of projected 3D display eyewear. Whilst running around CES 2012 like mad chickens with our heads cut off just weeks ago, we made it our mission to find only the most radically awesome designs and projects on the floor, one of them being the Lumus optical engine. What Lumus is showing off today is a very similar engine made to work not only in glasses, but in motorcycle helmets, visors, and all manner of odd face-friendly devices and objects.

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ASUS Transformer 2 with double pixel resolution teased for MWC

ASUS Transformer 2 with double pixel resolution teased for MWC

A video has just been released this week by ASUS for the Mobile World Congress 2012 release of a brand new tablet with "twice the detail, twice the fun." We must assume, of course, that this is not the same tablet we saw at CES 2012 in the Transformer Prime 700 series, instead we're banking on the idea that it's an upgrade for the original Transformer - this being less expensive and slightly less powerful than the Prime for more reasons than one. This would play into ASUS' plan for a two-tiered system of tablets where one is a premium model and the other is for the slightly more average consumer.

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AT&T Digital Life home automation revealed and detailed

AT&T Digital Life home automation revealed and detailed

This week the folks at AT&T are coming on strong with a home automation solution for not only the US market, but the rest of the world as well. Targeting international service providers with their own unique platform for remote monitoring and automation, AT&T is letting the world know that they've got exactly the solution anyone might want for keeping an eye on their home outside the home with their own smart devices and wired computers. This solution is set to entice not only end users, but providers who will aim to rebrand the service for their own and offer up multiple forms of home automation for their customers.

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LG’s MWC big guns: Seven Android Torrent

LG’s MWC big guns: Seven Android Torrent

Most manufacturers wait until a major show like Mobile World Congress to show off their latest and greatest. HTC is jumping the gun a little with a press conference the day before, likely showing off their new flagship. But LG just couldn't wait to show us a gaggle of its latest and greatest, all officially debuted this week and escorted by smiling models. Just to save you some time in the hubbub next week, here's all the new LG phones we know of - so far.

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HTC One X prematurely pictured?

HTC One X prematurely pictured?

HTC's One X smartphone has been pictured in press-shot form, days ahead of the Android quad-core's official debut expected to take place at MWC 2012, and complete with dedicated Ice Cream Sandwich control buttons. The handset, previously known as the HTC Edge and Endeavor, is expected to run Android 4.0 and Sense 4.0 on NVIDIA's Tegra 3 quadcore, according to the rumor machine, and thanks to Pocketnow's leaked image we can get a glimpse of the presumably final hardware wrapped around those specs.

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Qualcomm talks Atheros 802.11ac for super-fast WiFi

Qualcomm talks Atheros 802.11ac for super-fast WiFi

Qualcomm has launched its Atheros 802.11ac product range, an ecosystem of high-speed WiFi chipsets promising up to 6.9Gbps data rates in smartphones, tablets, smart TV hardware, computers and home routers. Getting its official unveil at MWC next week, the new Atheros line-up deliveres "practical gigabit wireless" performance Todd Antes, Qualcomm Atheros VP of product management told SlashGear and addresses the "looming challenge" of exponential growth in WiFi-enabled clients. It's not just a matter of faster speeds, though: 802.11ac says there'll be better range and overall capacity, too, as well as improved battery life for mobile devices.

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Samsung files trademark on Galaxy Axiom, Awaken, Heir, Rite names

Samsung files trademark on Galaxy Axiom, Awaken, Heir, Rite names

Mobile World Congress 2012 kicks off next week and at the show, we will undoubtedly see hordes of the smartphones and other devices launch. If you're a big fan of smartphones of any brand or type, this is the show where you'll see many of the new high-end devices set to land this year. SlashGear and Android Community will be at the show so stay tuned for more coverage. Samsung filed several trademark applications on February 16 for device names expected to be smartphones.

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ZTE reveals 8 new phones imminent: Android and WP7

ZTE reveals 8 new phones imminent: Android and WP7

ZTE has already shown us three of its LTE-toting smartphones for Mobile World Congress next week; now the company has admitted it has a further five waiting in the wings for the smartphone show too. In addition to the Tegra 3-based ZTE Mimosa X, along with the PF200 and N910, the company has a range of other devices running Android and Windows Phone (ZTE actually says "Windows Mobile" but we're assuming that's a mistake) that it hopes will help propel it into the the top three handset companies by 2015.

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NVIDIA Tegra 3 VSMP technology renamed 4-PLUS-1

NVIDIA Tegra 3 VSMP technology renamed 4-PLUS-1

Back when we were first learning about the amazing technology in the system-on-chip architecture of the NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, the term "VSMP" was used to describe the "ninja core" it included. That extra core, the fifth core, also known as the "companion core" is now set to be described in a much more "everyman" term: 4-PLUS-1. What the NVIDIA 4-PLUS-1 quad-core architecture here does is the same thing we described all those weeks ago, it's simply much more clear with a brand new name attached to it.

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