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Hisense preparing sub-$100 Google TV box, promises to show it at IFA

The success of the Vizio Co-Star has proved that Google TV still has life in it, especially when the price is right. Jumping on the sub-$100 bandwagon now is Hisense, a Chinese OEM that has partnered with Google to produce a new budget Google TV set-top box.  In a statement, Mickey Kim, Google TV...
Android Central

Android Central Podcast 107: Getting giddy over IFA; Galaxy Note 10.1 redux

Thing 1 - IFA 2012 preview IFA 2012 preview - Galaxy Note 2, Xperia TX and more! Exclusive: International Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update coming next week Thing 2 - Google Play Gift Cards finally official Google Play Gift Cards are official, rolling out over the next few weeks...
Android Central

IFA 2012 preview - Galaxy Note 2, Xperia TX and more!

Image: James Cridland Next week we’ll see a wealth of new Android devices announced in Germany in the run up to IFA 2012. For the uninitiated, IFA is an annual consumer electronics show held in Berlin, which often serves as a launching platform for smartphone and tablet manufacturers -- think of...
Acer Liquid Gallant

Acer officially announces the Liquid Gallant and Gallant Duo, on show at IFA 2012

Having made a premature appearance on their website last week, Acer has gone and officially announced their latest entry level Android smartphones -- the Liquid Gallant, and Liquid Gallant Duo. Basically the same phone, the Duo as the name suggests is a dual-SIM device.  Running what looks like...
Sony Xperia J

Sony Xperia J gets previewed ahead of an official announcement

Following recent tradition, a forthcoming Sony device has been extensively leaked and previewed. The ST26i, Xperia J, has been shown off by the chaps at ​mobile-review.com, and reveals a distinctly lower -end offering.  The Xperia J is a 4-inch device, although apparently the screen quality leaves...
Android Central

Sony Xperia TX is reportedly the final name for flagship LT29i phone

There's been no shortage of leaked information about Sony's upcoming international flagship, the LT29i (also known by its codename 'Hayabusa'), but one aspect that's remained shrouded in mystery has been the name of the device. That mystery may finally be solved today, however. According to "...
Android Central

Sony Xperia Tablet leaks once again, aluminum shell shown up close

Following the huge leak just over a week ago that revealed its existence, the Sony Xperia Tablet has emerged once again today, in the form of leaked press renders. The renders obtained by ​XperiaBlog show the Tegra 3-powered, Xperia-branded tablet up-close, allowing a more detailed view of the new...
Sony Xperia T

Another day, and another leak of the Sony LT30p Xperia T

The forthcoming Sony LT30p continues to pose for the camera ahead of its expected launch at IFA 2012, in Berlin, later this month. This time around, the folks at Nixanbal have got their hands on one and proceeded to take some pretty good looking shots of the device. By now we're starting to get a...
Android Central

Samsung: Next Galaxy Note to be unveiled Aug. 29

The next Galaxy Note smartphone will be a revealed in just over three weeks time, Samsung has reportedly confirmed. confirming what many -- including ourselves -- had already suspected, a Samsung representative told Reuters​, "we plan to unveil the next Galaxy Note at the Samsung Mobile Unpacked...
Android Central

Silver Sony Xperia SL caught in leaked photos

The Sony Xperia SL is rumored to be a re-vamped version of the company's earlier 2012 flagship, the Xperia S. It's very similar to its predecessor, with a more-or-less identical chassis design, but its CPU speed has apparently been boosted to 1.7GHz, and it comes in a couple of new colors,...
Android Central

Samsung Mobile Unpacked event tipped for Aug. 29, Galaxy Note 2 announcement likely

Invites are starting to appear online for the second Samsung Mobile Unpacked event of the year, which will be held at the IFA show in Berlin, Germany on Aug. 29. As you may remember, Samsung only holds these Unpacked events when it's got something big to announce -- the last one was for the Galaxy...
Xperia SL.

Leaked renders purport to show Sony Xperia SL's fresh coat of paint

Sony's IFA 2012 line-up has been subject to some major leakage over the past couple of weeks. We've already seen leaked photos and spec sheets for the international Xperia GX (LT29i Hayabusa), the Xperia J and the Xperia Tablet, and now it's the turn of the "Xperia SL." As previously rumored, the...
Android Central

Court docs hint at plans for 11.8-inch Samsung Tab with 2560 x 1600 display

With the Samsung/Apple trial well underway, court documents have been unearthed indicating that Samsung may be hard at work on a new, high-resolution tablet. The Verge​ found references in documents made public in the California trial to a device dubbed the "P10," which would apparently...
Android Central

Sony Xperia GX/SX Japan launch dates confirmed as international 'Hayabusa' leaks once again

After a short delay, carrier NTT Docomo has cofirmed that Sony's new handsets for the Japanese market, the Xperia SX and GX, are due to launch next week. The 4.6-inch Xperia GX, the new Sony flagship, will arrive on Docomo next Thursday, Aug. 9, while its 3.7-inch sibling the Xperia SX is due a...
Android Central

Sony LT30p 'Mint' leaks ahead of expected IFA launch

Like it did last year with phones like the Xperia Arc S and Ray, Sony Mobile is expected to launch a second wave of smartphones for the second half of 2012, most likely starting with an announcement at the IFA show next month in Berlin. This year, one of the like candidates for Sony's second-half...
IdeaPad A1

Lenovo announces the $199 Gingerbread powered IdeaPad A1 tablet

 While some other tablet manufacturers are hitting high peaks when it comes to pricing, the folks over at Lenovo feel that is seemingly the wrong way to go. Instead of releasing a really expensive Honeycomb tablet, they've stuck to announcing a $199 Gingerbread powered device that may never get...
NAVIGON

NAVIGON announces their next generation of navigation applications

  NAVIGON has announced its new offerings today at IFA in Berlin. While not available as of yet, come this fall NAVIGON will be rolling out the update for free to already existing users of their services. If you're not familiar with their family of navigation apps, when the new updates roll out you...
Toshiba AT200

Toshiba unveils AT200 “Excite” tablet, only 7.7mm thick

And finally, after having been caught a few times ahead of announcement -- Toshiba has officially announced their new tablet. The AT200 Excite as it now shall be known as has Android 3.2 loaded and comes in at only only 7.7mm thick. Other essentials are taken care of as well here:High resolution 25...
Toshiba tablet

Upcoming Toshiba tablet shows off its slim figure prior to official unveiling

Though Toshiba isn't scheduled to formally introduce its latest Honeycomb tablet until tomorrow afternoon, our friends over at NotebookItalia were able to score two photos of the yet-to-be-named device during today's IFA events in Berlin. From what we can tell, the tablet's physique is as thin as...
LG Optimus 3D

LG collaborating with National Geographic photographers to create 3D image and video content

While it might not be the most obvious collaboration to have happen, LG and National Geographic have announced their efforts to bring plenty of 3D to the masses. National Geographic Assignment photographers will be creating 3D content using LG’s Optimus 3D smartphone.“For over a century, National...

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