With this week being Nexus 7 launch week around the world, there's been plenty of news to keep us occupied. The Jelly Bean tablet is slowly but surely starting to work its way out to pre-order customers, and the word on the street is that the Nexus 7 is now sold out in some countries. It's still early days, but it seems the N7's on track to be a major commercial success for ASUS and Google -- a first for any Android tablet.
Elsewhere, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean reared its head on the Nexus S, with the official launch of that phone's over-the-air update. Google announced in the past few hours that five major carriers are now pushing out the Jelly Bean OTA, following the OS's official debut on the Galaxy Nexus last week.
We also reviewed the Desire C, HTC's new entry-level phone for Europe, and got to play with the ZTE Grand X down in London. Both devices represent different approaches to making a value-oriented smartphone. HTC has focused on hardware and software design on its tiny 3.2-inch phone, while ZTE's offering cuts an unassuming figure with a plastic chassis and near-stock Android, choosing instead to differentiate itself with a gaming-focused Tegra 2 CPU. Though at the £180-190, it's hard to find fault with the Grand X's specs.
We also had a fair selection of minor stories at the international desk this week, so dig into the list below. If you've got international news, you can tip us at the usual address.
- Google confirms Jelly Bean roll-out on Nexus S
- Hailo branches out, now you can hail a cab with your phone in Dublin
- Sony Google TV box goes on sale in UK for the first time
- Google Maps updated for select European, African and Asian countries
- Sony Xperia GX passes through the FCC with pentaband HSPA+ radio
- Uncertainty surrounds HTC Desire HD Ice Cream Sandwich update
- Huawei Ascend P1 headed to Vodafone in UK
- HTC confirms One X, XL and S Jelly Bean updates
- O2 UK offering users compensation following 24 hour outage
- Google Play Books launches in France
- Samsung tells us the 64GB Galaxy S III is still on track for release
- German judge says Motorola Xoom doesn't infringe iPad design
- UK judge rules Apple must publicly admit Samsung didn't copy Apple design
- Sony Xperia Go launches in the UK
- Google now shipping Nexus 7 pre-orders in the UK and Canada
- ZTE shares fall 17% following profit warnings
- London Drugs now selling Nexus 7 in Canada
- Sky's Now TV service launches on Android
- HTC One V updated with Media Link HD compatibility
- Samsung taking registrations for IFA developer day