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Carphone Warehouse offers Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and Galaxy Y phone for £15.50 p.m.

UK retailer the Carphone Warehouse is kicking off its latest “Smart Deal” by giving customers the chance to pick up an entry-level Android phone and an entry-level tablet for a mere £15.50 per month. The deal runs from today until next Thursday, Aug. 23, and if you take up the £15.50 per month...
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Samsung Galaxy R ICS update reportedly starts today

Samsung’s Tegra 2-powered Galaxy R is set to start receiving its update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich today. According to reports from SamMobile, the Galaxy R (GT-i9103), which aside form its CPU is almost identical to the Galaxy S2, will begin rolling out ICS-based firmware today over-the-air...
Acer Liquid Gallant

Acer Liquid Gallant E350 manual reveals forthcoming lower-end offering

Once more we're catching sight of a forthcoming Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone from Acer. Following the Cloudmobile and Liquid Glow going up for pre-order and sale respectively, the latest offering is set to be called the Liquid Gallant E350. And, like the other two, it isn't a bad looking thing. ...
Kyocera Rise

Kyocera Rise will be available in Sprint stores starting August 19 for only $19

The Kyocera Rise will be available on Sprint starting August 19 for only $19, and on August 31 on Virgin Mobile for $99, it has been announced. The Rise was first announced at CTIA -- a 3.5-inch Android phone that was clearly designed as an entry-level device. Featuring a 3.5-inch HVGA display, a...
Galaxy Note 10.1

The all-new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 - first look (updated with hands-on video)

Reworked since its announcement six months ago​, we take the new Galaxy Note 10.1 for a spin. Hey, look at that. Some six months after we first got our hands on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, it's finally time for this touchable tablet to hit the streets. We'...
Acer Liquid Glow

Acer Liquid Glow released in UK for £148 SIM free

Acer's latest budget offering, the Liquid Glow, has gone up for sale in the UK. Priced at £147.99 SIM free at Expansys in black or white, the Liquid Glow is aimed squarely at the lower end of the market, and will go toe-to-toe with devices such as the HTC Desire C and Huawei G300. The Liquid Glow...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 up for pre-order at the Carphone Warehouse

Second-gen Samsung Tab launching next Wednesday, Aug. 22 It’s been almost six months since we first laid eyes on the awkwardly-named Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, but it looks like the second-generation Tab is finally due a UK launch. Today the 10.1-inch, ICS-powered tablet appeared for pre-order...
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T-Mobile Springboard 4G tablet getting ICS tomorrow

In addition to confirming that its Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus is getting ICS right now, T-Mobile USA has set out word that its Springboard 4G tablet will also see an upgrade to Android 4.0 from tomorrow, Aug. 15. The 7-inch Android tablet launched last October with Android 3.2 Honeycomb, so Springboard...
Galaxy Tab 7 plus

Ice Cream Sandwich coming to T-Mobile Galaxy Tab 7 plus, but only via Kies

T-Mobile support has let everyone know that an optional Android 4.0.5 update for the Galaxy Tab 7-plus should be ready and waiting in Samsung Kies tomorrow. Before we go any further, we know it says 4.0.5 -- that could be a typo or it could be a specially-built version from Samsung for the Tab 7-...
LG Optimus LTE

Android 4.0 now available to LG Optimus 4G LTE owners on Bell

With its American relative the LG Nitro HD already having received its update, LG Optimus 4G LTE owners on Bell in Canada have had to wait a little bit longer. But no more, according to a tweet sent out by from the official Bell Twitter account. LG Optimus 4G LTE owners can go ahead and grab...
Droid 4

Motorola Droid 4 ICS update pushing out, brings global roaming and remote diagnostics

A couple weeks back we saw the Motorola Droid 4 in the midst of it's soak test procedure for Ice Cream Sandwich, and today it appears that the update is pushing, at least for a few. Officially, the support page lists the update as "coming soon", but we've gotten a report or two that it's already...
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Android 4.0 coming to Optimus 2X after all - at least in Korea

If you picked up an LG Optimus 2X last year, you'll already be acquainted with the frustrating experience of waiting for much-needed OS updates. The world's first dual-core smartphone shipped with Android 2.2 Froyo in early 2011, and it's been behind the curve ever since. Optimus 2X owners had...
Ice Cream Sandwich

Samsung drops ICS source code for Note 10.1, Tab 10.1, and Tab 7 plus

Samsung is keeping busy this weekend, as they have released the source-code for the GPL portions of the software for the Galaxy Note 10.1, as well as the Ice Cream Sandwich updates for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 7 plus.  We're happy to see source code on time for the Note 10.1, but having...
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ICS for GSM Motorola RAZR and RAZR MAXX pushing out to 'select users'

Broader release due "in the coming week", says Moto Motorola is almost ready to flip the switch on its Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the international (GSM) RAZR and RAZR MAXX. The manufacturer took to its European Facebook page to tell customers that the ICS update had begun rolling...
Android Central

HTC announces Android 4.0.4 update for international One X

HTC has announced that a new over-the-air update is now rolling out for the international HTC One X (that's the unlocked, HSPA+, Tegra 3 version). This is essentially the same update that the AT&T One X got a few days back, bringing the One X up to Android 4.0.4 (from 4.0.3), and introducing a...
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Remainder of ICS updates complete before end of August, says HTC

... But that's not necessarily when you'll get them HTC has taken to its official Facebook page to answer fans' questions about Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich updates for previously announced devices, such as the Desire S and Thunderbolt. In a statement repeated across several posts, HTC said...
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CyanogenMod 9 stable released, dev focus now on CM10

Following yesterday's premature release on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the stable version of CyanogenMod 9 is now officially official. That means you can go download the Android 4.0-based custom ROM for supporting devices, without having to worry about stability issues with nightlies, beta builds or...
Sony Tablet S

UK Sony Tablet S receiving maintenance update

The world may be forgetting about the Sony Tablet S, but Sony isn't. And that's a good thing. UK based Tablet S owners should be seeing an update pushing out to them right about now.  The update doesn't bump the Android version any further than the current 4.0.3, and at only 9MB isn't bringing...
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T-Mobile Galaxy S Blaze Q press shot appears, Aug. 15 release rumored

A press render for the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S Blaze Q (gasp) has emerged, seemingly confirming rumors of an Aug. 15 release for the upcoming QWERTY slider. The device, which we'll mercifully call the Blaze Q from now on, is rumored to rock a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a 720p screen...
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Motorola Xoom 3G finally gets Ice Cream Sandwich in the UK

More than a month after the European roll-out of Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich for Wifi-only Motorola Xoom tablets begun, the British 3G version of the Xoom is finally getting its ICS update. That's right -- until recently, the UK 3G Xoom was two versions behind the U.S. Wifi version, which...

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