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Motorola Motoluxe launches in the UK, T-Mobile gets it first

Motorola's quirky mid-range phone, the Motoluxe, has today gone on sale in the UK. Various onlie and brick-and-mortar retailers are now selling the 'luxe for just over £200 (~$320) without a contract, while T-Mobile UK is offering it for free on all its 2-year contracts, which start at £21 per...
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Samsung announces the Galaxy Pocket, a 2.8-inch entry-level smartphone for the UK

Because it's been at least six days since Samsung announced its last Android smartphone, here's the Galaxy Pocket -- an entry-level device in an extremely compact form factor, sporting a tiny 2.8-inch display. The Pocket runs on an 800MHz processor, just like the Galaxy Mini 2, though due to its...
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Beats Audio software ported to non-HTC devices

Audio quality is always something that will be subjective. Opinions on what good sounds like will always differ from person to person. This definitely applies to Beats Audio, and the inclusion of Beats on new HTC devices. HTC have just opened up the API to the Beats software for third-party apps...
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YouTube app update brings HD quality to capable Froyo and Gingerbread devices

It seems that Google have gone and snuck another little YouTube update into the Android Market. This one is directed towards anyone on Android 2.2 and 2.3, and brings HD video streaming to anyone on those platforms with a capable device. That isn't going to be a good portion of you, but if you're...
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Camera ICS+ brings Ice Cream Sandwich camera to non ICS phones

  The stock Ice Cream Sandwich camera application is pretty nice. Clean and simple interface, really easy to use, and of course that built in panorama mode is awesome. A developer by the name of Moblynx has taken the stock app, and tweaked it ever so slightly to add some nice extra features. Up...
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Google Books app update sneaks into the Market

While it may not be the most popular application among the Android faithful, Google Books is still a pretty solid e-reading app. A small update has sneaked out into the Market today, although at present it doesn't seem to be showing up in your my apps -- kind of like how YouTube went un-noticed. ...
Motorola Cliq 2

Motorola Cliq 2 to get Gingerbread

It's retro week here aet Android Central, first with the Samsung Continuum getting an upgrade to Android 2.2 Froyo, and now the Motorola Cliq 2 on T-Mobile. You heard that right. T-Mobile apparently is seeking out 1,000 people who still use the Cliq 2 (and hang out in T-Mobile support forums) to...
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LG unveils style-focused Optimus L3, L5 and L7 ahead of MWC

Following the recent announcents of the Optimus Vu and Optimus LTE Tag, LG has taken the wraps off three more Android smartphones ahead of next week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Optimus L3, L5 and L7 make up what the manufacturer calls its "L-style" series -- a series of smartphones...
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Leaked promo videos reveal more of Sony's new 'UXP NXT'

As we approach the launch of the Sony Xperia S, we're starting to see more details of how Sony has refined its software experience for its new flagship product. Two videos leaked today over on XperiaBlog show that much of the user interface -- dubbed UXP NXT -- has been given a lick of paint. The...
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Motorola Motoluxe now available in the UK, £234 off contract

True to their word, the Motorola Motoluxe has arrived on schedule and is available to purchase today in the UK. Retailer Clove Technology has received their first stocks of the device a day earlier than expected, and are offering up a new Motoluxe for £234 ($371). The mid-range Motoluxe brings...
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Latest Xperia U (ST25i) leak shows 2012 Xperia family portrait

The latest images of the already extensively-leaked Sony Xperia U show a comparison with its big brother, the Xperia S. The Xperia U -- also known by its model number, ST25i, or its codename, 'Kumquat' -- is expected to be Sony's principal mid-range smartphone for 2012. Today's images mostly...
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LG unveils Optimus LTE Tag - mid-range 4G + NFC for Korea

LG has announced a new handset for South Korea based on its popular Optimus LTE line -- The Optimus LTE Tag, a trimmed-down version of the original with NFC connectivity. The Optimus LTE Tag is a 4.3-inch, device with a 1.2 GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM and a WVGA (480x800) IPS display. As well as...
RAZR OTA

Motorola Droid RAZR, RAZR MAXX update pushing out

Update: Because so many people are just starting to get the update (thanks for the e-mails, everybody!), we're going to bump this post -- something we try to avoid doing for obvious reasons. Original from Feb. 6: If you're the proud owner of a Motorola Droid RAZR, or it's brother with a bit bigger...
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Galaxy Mini 2 appears, offers modest improvements at low-end

  As well as expanding its mid-range portfolio with the Galaxy S Advance, it looks like Samsung is preparing a refresh of its entry-level hardware. A couple of promotional shots for a device dubbed the "Galaxy Mini 2" have leaked out online, showing some modest improvements on the basic hardware...
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Australia to get LG Prada 3.0 in April, coming to Vodafone

The global rollout of the latest in the LG Prada family continues, with the news that Vodafone Australia will be offering the device from April.  The release of the Gingerbread powered device will be exclusive to Vodafone, and is being launched for use on its 850MHz network. RRP is said to be AUS$...
LG Phoenix

LG Phoenix Gingerbread update now available via LG Support Tool

We've got good news, and we've got bad news.  The good part first -- The LG Phoenix has a shiny new Gingerbread update waiting for it, bumping a bit of new life into one of last years best "beginner" Android phones.  You'll get all the goodness that sits under the hood in Gingerbread, and because...
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Taking an Android eye around BlackBerry Devcon Europe

There are increasingly more and more stories that cross the boundaries between Android and BlackBerry of late. It is no secret of course that the forthcoming update to the BlackBerry Playbook  to OS 2.0 will bring with it the Android Runtime feature. Allowing Android developers to repackage their...
Motoluxe

Motorola confirms UK Motoluxe launch for late February

Motorola has confirmed its UK launch plans for the Motoluxe, a new Android smartphone that aims to deliver an attractive, lightweight design at an affordable price point. In line with what we heard at the device's CES unveiling (and later from retailers), Moto is planning to bring the Motoluxe to...
Samsung Infuse 4G update

Samsung Infuse 4G Gingerbread update is on hold

Remember that Android 2.3.6 update to the AT&T Samsung Infuse 4G that was prematurely announced last week before finally getting going? Yeah. It's on hold, apparently. According to an answer in Samsung's support forums, things didn't go quite as planned. We currently have put a hold on the...
Pantech Burst

Pantech Burst review

The Pantech Burst is one of AT&T's latest LTE-enabled handsets, and it's clearly aimed at the first-time or budget-minded smartphone buyer.  That's a huge market, and this is the first time we've seen 4G LTE directed at it.  But two years is a long time, and you're wise to do a little homework...

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