Smartphones

Sony '2012 smartphone list' leaks -- Atlas, Hayabusa and Mint among the highlights

Sony '2012 smartphone list' leaks -- Atlas, Hayabusa and Mint among the highlights

Alex Dobie 4

Leaked product roadmaps are always good fun, giving us a cheeky glimpse at what a manufacturer or carrier may have planned for the next several months. The latest leaked roadmap to emerge comes from Sony, by way of GSMArena. According to the leaked list, the newly-minted Sony Mobile Communications has at least 11 unannounced devices in the pipeline for 2012. This is as unconfirmed and...

Open NFC stack now available for Android 4.0, makes NFC hardware easy to use for OEMs

Open NFC stack now available for Android 4.0, makes NFC hardware easy to use for OEMs

Jerry Hildenbrand 11

The good people at Inside Secure have ported over their Open NFC stack to Ice Cream Sandwich, giving OEM's one less hurdle to jump when getting devices ready for upgrading.  The new 4.3.3 release allows almost any NFC hardware to become Android compliant by using a Hardware Abstraction Layer and special kernel module to communicate via a set of consistent APIs.  What this means to you...

Watch the Intel keynote from CES, featuring the first Atom-powered Android devices

Watch the Intel keynote from CES, featuring the first Atom-powered Android devices

Phil Nickinson 3

Ask us what we thought the most important story out of CES was for 2012, and we'll likely tell you it's Intel's entrance into the Android ecosystem -- and its partenership with Motorola for devices coming later this year.  Hopefully you caught our liveblog from Intel CEO Paul Otellini's keynote address -- including a surprise appearance from will.i.am, who talked Ultrabooks. And now you...