Android Central international round-up - June 2, 2012

It's been another busy week for international Android news. The week's biggest story was undoubtedly the European Galaxy S III launch -- Samsung's latest flagship is now available on hundreds of carriers across the continent. (In "marble white" for now, as the "pebble blue" variant faces delays of 2-3 weeks.) As for the Galaxy S III in the U.S., the latest rumors suggest a possible June 20 launch, but that's yet to be confirmed.

We also got another European first this week -- the arrival of the Orange San Diego, Europe's first Intel-powered smartphone. And our own Richard Devine was on hand to give us his first impressions.

Other notable developments included HTC's launch of the Desire C on Three UK, and the arrival of long-awaited Ice Cream Sandwich updates for the Sony Xperia Arc and Xperia Neo, as well as HTC's Sensation XL.

And earlier on in the week, we reviewed the Sony Xperia U, an interesting little mid-range device from the Japanese manufacturer. Right now we're in the process of bringing you our definitive Galaxy S III review, so keep watching in the days ahead. In the meantime, we've got your full international round-up below...

Special features:

  • Sony Xperia U review
  • Orange San Diego hands-on and first impressions
  • Orange San Diego gallery and video


  • Three UK launches HTC Desire C, available on PAYG for £150
  • Orange San Diego hands-on and first impressions
  • AT&T switches up international roaming plans
  • Samsung Galaxy S III lands at independent UK retailers
  • Virgin Mobile Australia also offering the Samsung Galaxy S III
  • Lenovo K800 Intel phone launches in China
  • TELUS joins the Samsung Galaxy S III pre-order party in Canada
  • Samsung Galaxy S III now available from Vodafone UK
  • Canada's Rogers network counting down to its own Galaxy S III pre-orders
  • Samsung Galaxy S III now available from Three UK
  • International Galaxy S III kernel source released
  • Xperia Arc, Neo ICS updates now rolling out
  • Samsung Galaxy S III launches in Europe
  • Vodafone Australia to live stream Galaxy S III event
  • Viewsonic set to laugh at tablet sizes, introducing 22-inch behemoth
  • Huawei to debut the Emotion UI for Android
  • HTC Sensation XL ICS update now rolling out
  • Pebble blue Galaxy S III delayed across the UK
  • Lenovo Thinkpad update to ICS starting to appear in Europe

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Alex Dobie
Executive Editor

Alex was with Android Central for over a decade, producing written and video content for the site, and served as global Executive Editor from 2016 to 2022.