Lucky Japanese Customer Receives A 32GB Nexus 7… Except He Ordered The 16GB Model

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As if there was any more fuel to the 32GB Nexus 7 fire, more fuel emerges. To his delight, a lucky Japanese customer recently received a 32GB Nexus 7 model which is great and all— except for the fact he ordered the 16GB model. That’s right folks, a customer ordered the 16GB model and ‘accidentally’ received the 32GB model instead. Oh and for those who are non-believers, he added some photos of the shipping box and order confirmation for good measure.

 

 

This now means that the 32GB model is all but confirmed for an imminent release folks. Hopefully Google doesn’t wait too long to announce this puppy.

source: pocketdroid

Ready-to-flash official Jelly Bean ROM’s for certain HTC One X’s available

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Gotta love leaks right? Looks like several leaks of HTC’s upcoming Jelly Bean ROM for the HTC One X has been leaked and ready for flashing for certain One X’s with the supported CID’s. These ROM’s are based on the One X+’s firmware and features Android 4.1.1 with Sense 4+. If one of these CID’s matches your device, then you’re lucky as you are able to give it a shot!

  • cidnum: HTC__001
  • cidnum: HTC__E11
  • cidnum: HTC__203
  • cidnum: HTC__102
  • cidnum: HTC__405
  • cidnum: HTC__Y13
  • cidnum: HTC__A07
  • cidnum: HTC__304
  • cidnum: HTC__M27
  • cidnum: HTC__032
  • cidnum: HTC__016
  • cidnum: HTC__J15

Any brave flashers wanna give this a shot? Let us know how it is!

source: XDA

O2 UK launches “Bond Phone” Xperia T variant

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Last month we reported that the UK carrier O2 would have rights to release the exclusive “007 James Bond Skyfall branded Sony Xperia T phone. The phone is now available through O2 priced from free at £36 per month on O2′s “On & On” tariff.

While the device is identical to the normal Xperia T in the outside, the exclusive bond phone comes pre-loaded with Bond-themed ringtones, wallpapers, “screensavers” and geo-tagged photos from the production of the upcoming 007 movie Skyfall.

source: O2

“Adru Dark” by Gen Android charger coming on October 11th

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Quite possibly the coolest charger I’ve ever seen would have to be this “Andru Dark” charger made by Gen. It features Android’s cool little figurine, but this time donned in all black with red “evil-like” eyes. Definitely a cool accessory to have if you love collecting Android collectibles. Andru Dark features a stand (which doubles as Andy’s feet), light-up eyes that glow red when charging and amber when on standby, movable arms and a 1.2 meter cable.

While it may not be on the cheap side at $25, it’s more or less the same price as chargers you buy at wireless carrier stores. Thus, if you plan on overspending on a charger at a carrier store, might as well grab this one right?

You can purchase this product starting October 11th, but if you’d like to know a little more about it you can actually check out our review of the green version right here. Links to purchase and a video demonstrating the product will be available after the break!

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GFC approves ASUS Padfone 2 with LTE

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ASUS fans have been eagerly awaiting October 16th to roll around as ASUS is scheduled to unveil the new Padfone 2 device. Originally thought to be on target for a 2013 release, the “Save the Date” announcement from ASUS was a pleasant surprise for those hoping the Padfone 2 will live up to the hype left by the original version. We have already seen the new device will have a quad-core processor based on AnTuTu benchmark scores. A leaked photo thought to be the device seemed to reveal some additional specs.

At least one of those specs, LTE capability, appears to be confirmed after the Padfone 2 showed up on the Global Certification Forum web site. U.S. buyers will be disappointed as the LTE bands listed correspond to Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Good news for consumers is those areas, although a U.S. LTE version is probably close behind.

source: GFC
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Sony Provides Specific List Of Xperia Tablet S Serial Numbers Affected By Water Resistance Defect

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It looks like we have an update to the Sony Xperia Tablet S fiasco. As stood before, all Sony mentioned is that there was approximately 100,000 tablet units that are affected by a water-resistance defect— though there was no way of confirming which tablets exactly were affected. However Sony UK and Sony US each have identified a means to pinpoint which exact tablet models are indeed affected. Both have released statements highlighting owners of the tablet can use the device’s serial number to see if it is part of the massive recall. For now, the specific Sony US units affected are:

 

  • SGPT121US/S
  • SGPT122US/S
  • SGPT123US/S
  • SGPT121US/MC
  • SGPT122US/KB

 

Sony UK hasn’t provided a list of what specific serial numbers are potentially affected, though it plans to release the full list “soon”.

source: Sony US | Sony UK

Motorola to phase out Webtop and laptop docks

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Despite having been such a groundbreaking platform, the days of using a laptop dock are coming to an end. In a statement made earlier today, Motorola has announced its plans to kill of its Webtop program and line of laptop docks, first unveiled alongside the Atrix 4G at CES 2011.

“Motorola’s Webtop app helps users extend their smartphone experience to larger screens. While consumers around the world have adopted Webtop and the concept spurred a lot of innovation in the industry, the adoption has not been strong enough to justify continued resources being allocated to developing Webtop on future devices. We have also seen development of the Android operating system focus on the inclusion of more desktoplike features. Beginning with Photon Q and Droid Razr M/Droid Razr HD/Droid Razr Maxx HD, we will no longer be including Webtop on our products moving forward.”

Beginning with the Photon Q, which was released earlier this year, Motorola has chosen not to include its Webtop software on any future devices. This means handsets like the Droid Razr M, Droid Razr HD and Droid Razr Maxx HD will not see the service, leaving users to look elsewhere for their portable computing needs. While we may have seen this decision coming for some time, it’s disappointing to see such an innovative piece of technology fade away. Regardless, this appears to be a step in the right direction for the new Motorola.

Source: CNET

Rumor: Upcoming Nexus Featuring Android 4.2 To Feature New Customization Center, Updated Google Now And Project Roadrunner

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As we all await the arrival of the latest Nexus device (or devices if all holds true), we are also eagerly awaiting what Google has up its sleeves in the latest Android OS. Well it looks like the gang at Android and Me may have the inside scoop on not only the latest OS which is expected to be software version 4.2, but details on the direction of its Nexus line of devices. According to an anonymous source, Google is trying to promote its Nexus line among all major manufacturers. The various manufacturers will work directly with Google in regards to the hardware and driver details, though Google will be responsible for the hardware updates directly. Moreover, although these special Google devices are part of the Nexus line, they don’t necessarily need to be called Nexus as part of its name– sort of like of what Google did with the Motorola Xoom WiFi tablet. The thought is that by manufacturers joining the Nexus program, it would allow for the special variations of the devices to have even more access to specially-optimized Google content.

Of course since there will be added content, it’s only natural to have an idea of what exactly the Nexus devices will feature in regards to the newest Android OS, Android 4.2. The biggest features in the new OS are rumored to be identified as the new Customization Center, Project Roadrunner, an updated Google Now and revamped Play Store. The new Customization Center will be useful for all Android users as it essentially allows users to update the base Android OS, without having to wait for OEM manufacturers to update their skins. Here’s how it works: it is basically a way for you to do basic customizations through a range of options through the Play Store. When a new update is available, new items like filters and icons would be available via the Play Store. So when Google upgrades Android and a manufacturer doesn’t provide a compatible version of their custom UI initially, the device reverts simply to the stock UI or wait for the upgrade until the manufacturer catches up.

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Motorola Adds Global RAZR HD and RAZR i to Bootloader Unlock Program

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In a move which I’m sure will make plenty of devs and flash-happy consumers elated, Motorola has extended their bootloader unlock program to a couple of their newest devices, the Motorola RAZR HD and Motorola RAZR i. The RAZR HD will be un-lockable in the flowing areas: Europe, Australia, South America and on Rogers in Canada. As for the RAZR i, it will be un-lockable “worldwide.”

Of course, the sad part is that consumers in the US can’t fully take advantage of this, but I suppose that’s where we point the finger to the US carriers, right?

source: Motorola Global Support

Verizon Announces Ice Cream Sandwich Update For Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7

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Today’s a joyous day for owners of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 operating on Verizon’s blazing 4G LTE network— Verizon has officially announced the Ice Cream Sandwich update is ready to roll out to the masses. The update will bring the Android version to 4.0.4 and the software version to i815.LP10, while also bringing items like facial unlock, an updated Music app, revamped Calculator app and a desktop view in the stock browser. For now— only the change log is available for view, but Verizon should begin rolling out the 289MB update within the next week or too, so there’s no need to fret too much.

So there you have it: the Galaxy Tab 7.7 will be getting a new lease on life after all.

source: Verizon Wireless