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Sony IFA press conference slated for September 4

This year's IFA — the annual consumer electronics show held in Berlin, Germany — is still a little under two months away. But it seems invites are already going out to the Japanese press for Sony's big IFA booth unveiling and press conference, which is set for Sep. 4 in hall 4.2 of the Messe Berlin...
LG

Report suggests LG to use own chips in Optimus G2, launch headed for IFA

A report emerging this weekend from the Korea Times, suggests that LG is to develop their first in-house mobile processor for use in the Optimus G2. It's perhaps not all that surprising that LG is considering heading down this path, and taking the fight on another front to fellow Korean OEM,...
Android Central

Android 4.1 update for Galaxy S3 rolling out, starting in Poland

Jelly Bean for the Galaxy S3 finally arrives, available first as a Kies update Samsing has started pushing out the official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the international Galaxy S3 (GT-i9300).The update appears to be pushing out to Galaxy S3 owners with unbranded handsets in the Poland ("...
Android Central

Why the Samsung Galaxy Camera makes perfect sense

While much of the buzz leading up to last Wednesday’s Samsung Mobile Unpacked event focused on the Galaxy Note 2, it could be argued that the real star of the show was the Galaxy Camera, Sammy’s new Android-powered point-and-shoot. Sure, the Note 2 is an impressive piece of kit, but it is...
Hisense Pulse.

Eyes on the new Hisense Pulse Google TV set-top box

Officially unveiled prior to the annual IFA 2012 show in Berlin, Hisense were on hand at the show in to demonstrate their first Google TV box for the first time. The Pulse as it goes by name, is the latest product of a Google TV partnership, and packs a potentially killer feature. Its price. Like...
Android Central.

Hands-on with Lenovo's new Ideatab Android tablets at IFA 2012

Lenovo has unveiled three new Android tablets at IFA 2012, in Berlin, and we've had the chance to try them out for ourselves. All three tablets run Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, along with some additional UI customizations from the manufacturer. First up is the 10-inch Ideatab S2110, a...
Android Central

Hands-on with the Huawei Ascend D1 Quad XL

When we first got wind of the Huawei Ascend D Quad XL, it was an afterthought at the company's Mobile World Congress press conference. Aside the D Quad, which shipped with a 1800 mAh battery, the Ascend D Quad XL would offer a more substantial 2600mAh. At that show, however, only the D Quad was...
Android Central

Hands-on with the Intel-powered ZTE Grand X IN

We first saw the ZTE Grand X in July in London, where the Tegra 2-powered smartphone was billed as a mid-range gaming-focused handset. Fast forward a couple of months, and we've come across a new variant at the Intel booth at IFA 2012 in Berlin. The ZTE Grand X IN closely resembles its Tegra 2-...
Android Central

Lloyd goes to Berlin via China

We all know that Lloyd is a well-traveled individual, but we were nevertheless surprised to see him stalking the halls of IFA 2012 in Berlin, Germany, moonlighting for a Chinese tablet manufacturer. We've seen our trusty mascot adorn unauthorized ads and shop signs before, but never on such a...
Huawei

Hands on with the Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite

Over at the Huawei booth at IFA 2012 in Berlin, one of the new devices on show is the new MediaPad 7 Lite. We first heard about the tablet back in July, when Huawei themselves announced the device. Specs were a mystery back then, but with the device now pretty much ready for launch, we went hands...
Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD

Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD to begin shipping in September

Having been first announced back at Mobile World Congress, the Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD -- much like the Ascend D1 Quad XL -- has faded into almost total obscurity. Fast forward six months to IFA 2012 in Berlin, and the tablet is back, and is ready for release.  Powered by Huawei's own K3v2 Cortex-...
Android Central

Spotted at IFA: The ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity TF700KL 4G LTE

When we got our first look at the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity back at Mobile World Congress, we were promised a 4G LTE version to go alongside the Wifi-only tablet, and today at IFA 2012, we got our first look at the 4G-powered Infinity at the Vodafone booth. On the outside, there's little to...
Orange San Diego ICS

Hands on with Ice Cream Sandwich on the Intel powered Orange San Diego

When we first reviewed the Intel Atom powered Orange San Diego back in May, one of the biggest drawbacks to the device was Gingerbread. While the experience with the device was on the whole reasonably pleasurable, there's just no getting away from how outdated Gingerbread has started to feel.  All...
Hello sailor!

IFA 2012 Day 1 wrap-up

Guten tag! We're fresh off the floor for the first official day of IFA 2102 and wanted to take a few minutes to round all the news up in one easy-to-read post in case you missed any of it. IFA is an exciting show for Android fans everywhere, as it shows us all what's in store for the second part...
Huawei Ascend D Quad XL

Huawei Ascend D1 Quad XL to launch in Germany in October

First announced way back at Mobile World Congress in February, the Huawei Ascend D Quad and D Quad XL have both faded into obscurity since. After causing a bit of a stir with what at the time were very impressive specs, many were excited to get their hands on the devices. Fast forward 6 months to...
Android Central

Hands on with Huawei's Emotion UI

Huawei recently announced its new interface layer for upcoming Android phones, dubbed the Huawei Emotion UI 1.0. Despite being announced a couple of months back, so far it's only been available in Chinese. But at IFA 2012 today, we tracked down the new UI running on an Ascend P1 at the...
LG Optimus L9.

LG Optimus L9 hands-on

Here we have the LG Optimus L9, the fourth and newest phone in the series LG unveiled at Mobile World Congress in February. The specs, as you'll recall: 4.7-inch IPS display Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich 1GB DDR2 RAM 4 GB onboard memory 2,150 mAh battery 5MP rear camera...
Android Central

Samsung Galaxy Camera - sample pics gallery

We've been all over the Samsung Galaxy Camera so far at IFA here in Berlin, but we're still not done! Here's a recap so far: A new look at the red and orange Samsung Galaxy Camera The Samsung Galaxy Camera accessories And our walkthrough with the Galaxy Camera app Samsung Galaxy...
Android Central

Hands-on with the HTC Desire X

The HTC Desire brand has a history stretching back to the dark depths of early 2010. The original Desire was the flagship of its time, but since then the name has been re-purposed for HTC's entry-level and mid-range smartphones. The latest phone in this range is the Desire X, which the company's...
Moleskine for Android

Hands on with Moleskine for Android on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2

One o​f the announcements at the Samsung Unpacked event on Tuesday night in Berlin, was of an updated SDK for the Note devices with a view to better third party integration of the S-Pen. One of the apps that will be getting on board with the Galaxy Note 2 is Moleskine, you know, those nice -- and...

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