Stand by UK, HTC One X and One S incoming!

 

Good news residents of the UK, you’ll be able to get your hands on HTC’s latest and greatest Android devices imminently. T-Mobile and Orange, collectively known as Everything Everywhere have announced that the One X and One S will be available online and in store from Thursday 5th April.

You’ll be able to pick up a One X for free on a £41 per month tariff and the One S for free for £36 per month. All that’s left to decide is which of these two top notch devices tickles your fancy. Click the respective links to register your interest with either network.

 

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Dance Legend: First True Dance Game For Android Officially Launched

If you’re a gamer, chances are you’ve probably played a certain dance game called Dance Dance Revolution. While the game has been acclaimed for years in arcades and on consoles, Android gamers have been left to only dream of a dance game to finally hit our devices. Well cheer up kids— dance on our Androids is about to be the new cool thanks to TuneWiki’s Dance Legend for Android. Dance Legend gives users the chance to bust a move or jive and groove using your smartphone or tablet. In addition to the chart-topping hits from Top-40 artists such as LMFAO and Lady Gaga, you will find:

  • High quality 3D graphics provide realistic environments and characters not usually found in free games
  • Music from premium artists to up and coming stars
  • Customizable avatars: head type, hairstyle/color, skin color + clothing and accessories
  • Mixture of current and classic dance moves: everything from the Dougie to the Running man will be featured.

Gamers— get ready to boogie. The game is available for Android 2.1+ devices in the Play Store now, so make sure you grab it using the QR code or Play Store link. Hit the break for the full presser from TuneWiki.

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LG Optimus 3D Max Passes Through the FCC

We recently watched as the LG Optimus 3D Max received GCF approval and now the successor to the Optimus 3D (Thrill) has gotten the go-ahead from the FCC. FCC documents don’t necessarily call the device the Optimus 3D Max, rather by the model number LG-P720h. This model number has already been confirmed as the Optimus 3D Max.

The only details to be gained from the FCC documents are AT&T 3G bands and no sign of LTE. This could very well be the international version of the device as we have yet to see any conformation of the Optimus 3D Max heading to the states. If and when it does you can almost guarantee it will support LTE. We will keep you posted if we hear anything more.

source: Pocket Now

Sprint Galaxy Nexus Training Documents Surface, Launch Impending

A couple of days ago we saw a rumor suggesting April 22nd as the release date for the Sprint Galaxy Nexus. Well, according to some training docs that recently surfaced it looks like we may be right on target to hit that mark. A few training slides were obtained by Android-Life that show training has gotten underway already and interestingly enough, dispel the long ago rumor of a 1.5GHz processor. It will in fact be the same 32GB 1.2GHz device that is currently offered through Verizon. Jump past the break to see the rest of the slides. 
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Is this the Nexus Tablet?

Nothing gets the rumour mill turning quite as much as good, solid Nexus rumour. The build up to the Galaxy Nexus was quite incredible with numerous leaks and rumours surfacing daily, all citing “credible” sources. More recently, we’ve been hearing stories of a mystical Google branded, Nexus Tablet despite the fact Google has never actually confirmed the project directly.

Pocketnow managed to get its hands on a set of images supposedly giving us a glimpse of what the tablet might look like. My first observation is that for a leaked image, the quality is sharp and the details are clear unlike the regular ‘blurrycam’ leaks we enjoy so much. If this is a hoax then it’s a pretty good one as the originator has spent some time on some of the finer details. You’ll notice that there are only Google application icons on the homepage, the soft-keys and launcher seem to be of the Android 4.0 ICS variety and the 4:00am time matches that of the Galaxy Nexus render.

There are a couple of facts that do point towards this being a fairly convincing mock-up. Note the presence of the Android Market icon as opposed to the Google Play Store. The dimensions of the tablet and the icon layout also suggest that this is 10 inch tablet and not the 7 inch size that is expected if the rumoured sub $200 price point is correct.

We’ll be filing this story under ‘rumour’ for the time being however we are certainly excited to see what the Nexus tablet does bring to the table, if and when if finally does surface. Check out the image below and let us know your thoughts on the authenticity in the comments below.

 

 

source : pocketnow

The Wait Is Finally Over: Instagram Comes To Android

We knew it was the time was coming folks: Instagram has officially made it out to Android devices and is now available in the Google Play Store. We recently highlighted several alternatives to Instagram for Android devices which may have more bang for your buck and features than Instagram itself, but hey– the Android platform always gets the most popular and relevant stuff, just like our iOS-based bretheren. And just like iPhone users, you too will be able to get in on yet another means of filtering your precious moments and sharing them with your friends via a photo stream. Huzzah!

If you’re on an Android 2.2+ device— don’t delay. Hit the Play Store link or QR code below to see what all this hubbub is about and get in on the social photo filtering action.

 

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Samsung Delays Upcoming Galaxy Tab 2 Launch Until The End Of April

 

We were eagerly awaiting Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Tab 2 to hit UK stores by the end of March, but never saw them– so what gives? Well, the new additions to the Galaxy Tab family in the UK will be delayed and won’t ship until the end of April at the earliest. That means those of you waiting to get your hands on the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 will have to wait just a little longer. What’s the reason you ask? It’s simple really— Sammy and Google wanted to spend a little more time testing out the software and ensuring it was at an optimal level, especially since the Galaxy Tab 2 devices will be operating on Ice Cream Sandwich. The testing will help to make both Galaxy Tab 2 variants better overall and once they’re released, a formal rollout in other countries will follow shortly after.

source: ComputerWorld

HTC EVO 3D to become the EVO V 4G on Virgin Mobile

Okay it wasn’t the great successor to the original EVO, but it looks the 1-year old EVO 3D is going to reinvent itself as the HTC EVO V 4G for Virgin Mobile. It will be available in both grey and the plum shade that was only available at Best Buy. It may be a year old, but the EVO V 4G will definitely satisfy cost conscious consumers. It’s rocking a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and it has a 4.3-inch qHD (960 x 540) display.

For those wanting something a little newer, the HTC One V will also be landing on Virgin soon. The One V is part of the HTC One series and totes a 3.7-inch (800 x 480) display, 1 GHz single-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and Sense 4.0.

No word on dates or pricing, but we will let you know as soon as we hear anything.

source: pocketnow

 

Orbotix Gets Busy – Sphero Now in 96 Countries, New Apps Coming April

Orbotix has posted an end of March progress report and things are looking good. The company’s product, Sphero, has rolled its way into 95 new countries, in addition to the US, since shipping began last December. As a thank you for waiting patiently, Orbotix has offered a 10% discount on international orders using the code “GETROLLING.”

If you already have a Sphero, like me, there’s some cool news for you too.
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Ice Cream Sandwich devices nearly double, Unfortunately ‘nobody’ has one

It’s the beginning of the month which means Google released distribution numbers. I have to give them credit for releasing these figures because it’s quite embarrassing. Forgot about Gingergread and Froyo because what’s really important here is the percentage of devices on Ice Cream Sandwich. It was nearly 6 months ago that Ice Cream Sandwich was introduced along with the SDK. As of right now only 2.9% of Android devices have it. That’s up from 1.6% last month. In my opinion this is atrocious. I understand it takes time for the companies to code these updates to their particular hardware along with carrier’s radios. I also understand that no one wants an update full of bugs. Unfortunately non of that makes it okay.

I don’t have the solution here, but Google has to figure this out. When Microsoft releases a major Windows update, its available to any PC with the exception of hardware limitations. This present issue doesn’t have anything to do with hardware limitations because there are plenty of devices that have the hardware capabilities, but no Ice Cream Sandwich. I also understand that PCs and mobile products are different. Again, I’m just a consumer and it’s hard to get excited anymore about Android updates when after 6 months, barely 3% of devices have it.


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