With Google I/O out of the way, and two new Nexus devices and a new version of Android to look forward to, let's take a moment to check back over the past couple week's worth of international Android news.
Google's first Jelly Bean tablet, the Nexus 7, is the new hotness in the Android world, and the big international news was that Google will sell the device outside of the U.S. In the UK and a handful of other European countries, the Nexus 7 will be offered through the Google Play Store. And it gets better -- the UK price is set at just £159, offering staggering value, even if some Google Play services aren't yet available outside of the U.S.
As the North American Galaxy S III launch continued, we learned that lucky consumers in South Korea will get the mother of all Galaxy S III variants, featuring a quad-core CPU, LTE connectivity and a whopping 2GB of RAM. The device will launch on KT, SK Telecom and LG U+ from July 9th, and has every chance of emulating the Korean success of its predecessor.
Review-wise, we took the Orange San Diego for a spin, and found the first Intel phone for Western markets to be technically sound, if a little lacking in terms of design and overall polish. (Granted, shipping with Gingerbread doesn't do the device any favors) In any case, it seems Intel has a strong platform upon with to build when it enters the market in full force later this year. You'll also want to check out Jerry's full review of the Nexus 7, if you're thinking of picking one up.
Check out some highlights from the past fortnight of international Android developments below. If you've got news, be sure to tip us at the usual address.
- Nexus 7 review
- Nexus 7: The internationally challenged tablet
- Orange San Diego review
- Google I/O
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- TELUS HTC One X listed as 'coming soon'
- Quad-core, 2GB, LTE Galaxy S III coming to Korea
- Xperia Miro goes up for pre-order in the UK, priced at £126
- Sony releases tiny robots in the UK, catch one to win a phone
- Galaxy Tab 7.7 ICS update hitting parts of Europe
- Sky Go for Android updated with new on-demand content
- Google confirms no Play Music, TV or Magazines for the UK for Nexus 7 launch
- Samsung unveils Galaxy Chat QWERTY device
- LG Prada 3.0 ICS update starts rolling out
- Samsung launches bizarre UK Top 40 app
- HTC Raider and EVO 3D get ICS on Rogers in Canada
- Huawei Emotion UI goes live in China
- Google Play device store launches in the UK, Nexus 7 priced at £159
- Carphone Warehouse to sell 16GB Nexus 7 for £200 in the UK
- Huawei Ascend D Quad possibly delayed
- International HTC EVO 3D gets Ice Cream Sandwich