This week revealed just about everything we could want to know about LG’s upcoming Nexus. We’ve had leaked photos and hands-on reports, news of release plans and even a review of the (somewhat broken) prototype handset that’s been doing the rounds. At this point, it’s pretty much a given that Google and LG will launch this year’s Nexus smartphone at some point in the next month or so. All that remains to be seen is whether there’ll be a major new version of Android to go with it.
But it wasn’t all Nexus news here at Android Central. We also brought you a full review of the cheap and cheerful ZTE Grand X, and a hands-on initial review with the Sony Xperia T. We also saw the launch of Andorid 4.1.2 on Nexus 7s and Galaxy Nexuses around the world. It was a big week for Samsung, too, which the unveiling of the Galaxy S3 Mini, and subsequent leaking of the Galaxy Premier.
And finally, there was tension between Chinese manufacturers ZTE and Huawei, and the U.S. Government, as a Congressional report brought forward allegations of corruption, bribery and influence by the Chinese government.
Check the list below for some of the main international Android stories of the past week. If you’ve got news, be sure to tip us at the usual address.
- O2 UK network issue affects 10 percent of subscribers
- Galaxy Mini shows up for pre-order at Phones4U
- Motorola RAZR i now available from Orange UK
- Motorola RAZR i launches in France
- Carphone Warehouse Spain lists 32GB Nexus 7
- Orange San Diego ICS update now rolling out
- Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini UK availability and pricing
- Samsung announces Galaxy S3 Mini
- LG Nexus crops up once again in higher quality pics
- Google Play Magazines launches in Australia
- LG Nexus 4 to launch on Oct. 29, says French newspaper
- LG Nexus 4 shows up in Carphone Warehouse inventory system
- Softbank launches Motorola RAZR M in Japan
- Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update hits Korea
- Galaxy S3 with 64GB coming to selected regions
- 32GB Nexus 7 looks increasingly likely as new details leak
- ZTE, Huawei a risk to national security, says Congressional report
- Sony Xperia TX launches in Hong Kong
- O2 UK launches Xperia T Bond Phone variant