LG releases the Optimus 3D Max in Europe Today

 

LG is proud to push the Optimus 3D Max to the masses in Europe today. Although the whole mobile 3D hasn’t really taken off like manufacturers had hope, LG still had a device it wants to share and throw in the mix. The LG Optimus 3D Max sports the following features: Android 2.3, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, 5mega-pixel  rear cameras with  3D video and capture, VGA front-facing camera, 4.3-inch WVGA 3D screen protected by Gorilla Glass, and Near Field Communication (NFC).

This year’s  Mobile World Congress is where the LG Optimus 3D Max was announced along with a few other devices from LG. This particular LG phone is packed with a new 3D Converter to bring to life 2D content and display content from the likes of Google Earth and Google Maps into glasses-free 3D. The device will offer high resolution conversion to your TV via Mobile High-Definition Link (MHDL). Even as we discussed in March, Gameloft has jump aboard the 3D train and announced a number of games that will feature 3D play and will be available in LG’s Smart World.

Jump past the break for the full press release.


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More evidence involving a possible T-Mobile Galaxy Note surfaces

Just a couple of days ago we showed you a leaked user agent string for the Samsung SGH-T879. Immediately the speculation was that it could be the Galaxy Note for T-Mobile. Now we present you with exhibit B: leaked Android build screenshots. Supposedly they’re taken off a T-Mobile Galaxy Note. As you can see the model number is the same, but that alone isn’t enough evidence.

As TmoNews points out, the leaked ICS build for the AT&T Galaxy Note is the same build number (IML74K.144) and the build servers and time stamp match up with Samsung’s official build information. Official Samsung builds have build numbers suffixed with the baseband version instead of a decimal number. This pattern exists with other official ROMs from the Vibrant, the Galaxy S 4G, the Galaxy S Blaze 4G, and the Galaxy S II. Of course it doesn’t hurt that the images are scaled down from 1280 x 800 and it looks like the TouchWiz interface from Android 4.X.


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HTC DROID Incredible 4G spotted briefly on DroidDoes.com

Reports have been coming in that Verizon had silently posted the HTC DROID Incredible 4G for sale on DroidDoes.com. The page listed complete specs, pricing and the option to buy it now. Unfortunately it seems that someone decided to pull the page down almost as soon as it was put up. Just to recap, the DROID Inc 4G is rumored to have a 1.2 dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 4.3 inch qHD (960 x 540) display, Sense 4 and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Feel free to check out the source link below in the chance that you might get another lucky glimpse of this elusive HTC smartphone.

source: droiddoes

Play Store Newbie Review: iSlash [Game]

iSlash landed in the Play Store about 10 days ago and it already surpassed 50,000 downloads. Since it was already a hit with iOS users, this isn’t a surprise. This one is for all you puzzle fanatics. I like iSlash because it trains your eye/hand coordination as well as your thinking skills. As with many puzzle games, the premise is simple but the task isn’t. Each level consists of a playshape. Your job is to destroy most of it by slashing your finger. Simple right? There’s just one problem, you have to avoid the ninja stars or you lose. Your rated by how much time it takes you as well has how many slashes it took to complete the task at hand. You can advance with one star, but you only feel satisfied with three stars. It’s quick and easy to play and it’s free. Hit the break for the full features, our hands on video, and download links. Let us know what you think.


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UK Launch date available for the ASUS Transformer Pad TF300T

The next ASUS Tranformer Pad TF300T will be launching in the United Kingdom at the end of May this year.  This device will be a budget-friendly alternative to the Prime. It will be powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 CPU, Android 4.0, 8mp camera, 10.1″ display, 16Gb of internal storage, and more.  The price of this tablet will start at £399, which will include the keyboard dock. Being that this launch price is well below the Prime, I would think ASUS could see some pretty decent sales numbers. At launch it will be available to only one retailer, then toward the end of June spread to other retail store for wider sale.

To all our reader in the US, this tablet is already available for order. Hit the break for the detailed UK press release.


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Deal Alert: Amazon Offering AT&T HTC One X Smartphone For Only $150

We know you all love a good deal or two, so we’re happy to share with you all a super find for those of you interested in the mouthwatering AT&T HTC One X smartphone. Amazon Wireless has the device available for pre-order for a not-too-shabby price of $149.99 for both the white and grey versions of the smartphone— $50 less than what AT&T is offering the smartphone for. That’s not even the best part too— the offer is available for both new and existing customers. Very nice indeed. In case you’ve forgotten, the 4G LTE version of the One X features:

 

  • 3G/4G/4G LTE connectivity
  • Android 4.0
  • 1.5 GHz dual-core processor
  • 4.7-inch HD 720p touchscreen
  • 16 GB memory
  • 8-MP camera + Full HD 1080p video capture
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 4.0

 

If you’re interested, you’ll want to jump on this deal right away before its too late, so be sure to hit the source links for more details.

source: Amazon Wireless Grey | White
via: Android Police

 

MIPS-based Android 4.0 tablet to emerge from Philips

Philips is positioned to release a new line of tablets to it’s consumers, at least in China for now. This tablet will feature Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich. Unlike most tablets powered by an ARM or x86 processor, the up and coming Philips 7″ tablet will house a MIPS CPU. This low-powered processor isn’t the popular choice among manufacturers, but that could change.

Google has taken more notice of the MIPS processor by reporting plans to offer better support. Google will bundle support in their developers kit by including a compiler for MIPS. As this processor is mainly found in low end, low priced tablet, we may see an up turn in the use of MIPS since Google has turn its attention to supporting it. To follow, we can expect to see developer support for applications being compatible with MIPS-based tablets, sharing the attention with ARM and x86.

This Philips tablet most likely will not be found on shelves on the United States, but will first be launched in China. Stay tuned for more information.

source: liliputing

eMusic Offically Launched For Android

Spotify may be one of the biggest names in online music services, but Android users shouldn’t forget there are tons of alternatives available and waiting to be used. eMusic is an original player in the online streaming game, but it officially joins the Android family by having its first app unleashed for Android devices. Created in partnership Indie website We Are Hunted, the app and service gives users a new way to discover and listen to music.  That means Android users will have another means to enjoy mixes, playlists and online radio stations.

The app is available for all Gingerbread 2.3.3+ devices with at least a 1GHz processor and 576MB of RAM, so be sure to grab the app today if your device meets the requirements. But first, hit the break to see the full presser.
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Video Argues The Flexibility Of Android Over iOS, Makes iOS feel like a crutch

Been surfing on YouTube lately?  If you have, you may have come across a video series where user wicked4u2c has made up around 100 videos showing the flexibility of Google’s Android OS vs Apple’s iOS. The video below demonstrates several pieces of functionality that may cause you to perform more steps than is necessary when using Apple’s iPhone.  The videos were created to combat the notion that “The iPhone just works” and “the UI is much more simpler”.  While I may give them that that many applications for iOS are indeed “polished”, I believe it’s extremely far and beyond from being a “simpler” UI than Android.  I know due to the fragmentation of Android, not every version of the OS may be as intuiitive as we’d like, ICS included, however, that being said, the iPhone is nowhere near as easy to use when it comes to executing various functions than an Android device, as you’ll see in the segment below.  When it comes down to it, you can’t beat a good o’l fashion side by side comparison.  Check out the video below and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments.

After using an iPhone for 30 days, I realized that Android has a much more polished UI and more intuitive features. Things were much more difficult to do on the iPhone then they were on Android. This is the reason why I created this video series. I want to show the flexibility on Android compared to iOS.

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via: Phandroid

 

 

 

 

 

HTC One V to launch on Bell next week

Canada has been seeing a lot of HTC love lately with Rogers getting the HTC One X last week. This time, thanks to an anonymous tipster, Bell is getting in on the goods with the HTC One V set to arrive on May 3. Reminiscent of the HTC Legend of old, the One V is built with a uni-body aluminum shell surrounding a 3.7 inch SLCD2 display. Inside, you will find a 1 GHz single-core Snapdragon processor, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage with micro SD card support, 5 MP camera, along with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. There’s no official word on pricing at this time but the HTC One V will be advertised toward the mid-range smartphone crowd. Personally, I think this is a pretty smooth looking device, however I wouldn’t mind a bump in the specs department. Anyone planning on picking up one of these HTC crowbars next week?

source: mobilesyrup