Google IO 2016 Coverage

Is Sony testing a new device running Android 4.2 with a 1080p display?


Sony may be testing a new device and if the latest findings are correct, it’s going to be an impressive device. With the model number C680x, Sony’s device will be running Android 4.2 and sporting a full HD screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. Due to the model number being higher than the anticipated Xperia Z, this might be an indication of yes another Sony flagship phone. Very little details are known at this point but check back with TalkAndroid for the latest reports.

source: Xperia Blog

Motorola And Verizon Unveil the DROID RAZR, Comes In At 7.1mm Thin With LTE (Hands-On Video)

Motorola and Verizon certainly did not fail to impress us today at this afternoon’s unveiling of the Motorola DROID RAZR.  And Talk Android’s own EIC, Rob Nazarian,  was there to capture it all.  The device is the thinnest we’ve seen so far coming in at an “impossibly thin” 7.1mm.  And no, that is not a typo.  What makes the device stand out aside from its ridiculously thin form factor is the fact that Motorola managed to fit an LTE radio in this bad boy, yet the device remains thinner than any 3G device we’ve seen hit the market.  Simply remarkable.  Specs include a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced display with a sculpted glass face, Kevlar fiber support for the rough rider in you, Gorilla glass making the device scratch and scrape proof and Splash-guard coating throughout the entire device.  Furthermore, toss in a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM and the device becomes unstoppable.  Motorola also unveiled at the event, their new MOTOACTV device which works seamlessly with the RAZR during work outs.  Check out the gallery pic below for a plethora of other accessories that Motorola has made available to work with the RAZR.  It’s been a long time since any Android device from Moto has impressed us this much.

“Motorola RAZR is an iconic brand, and one that originally revolutionized the mobile device industry by turning a functional necessity into an object of desire,” said Sanjay Jha, chairman and CEO, Motorola Mobility.  “Now we’ve done it again with a head-turning, ultra-thin smartphone that offers users breathtaking speed, innovative apps and revolutionary accessories.”

Check out the full list of specs, more hands-on shots and the full press release  as well as a quick hands-on after the break.   Read more

AT&T Announces The 4-Inch SVGA Pantech Pocket

And AT&T is still not showing signs of a slow down as far as the budget phone department goes.  Next in line of a number of releases today is the Pantech Pocket, a messaging and social centered device that is sure to be easy and light weight on the wallet.  The handset is sporting a 4-inch SVGA (800 x 600) display and touts the look and feel of a mini tablet form factor for one hand operation.

  • UMTS 850/1900/2100
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • Internal Memory:  ~600MB plus 2GB microSD™ included.
  • User Memory: 2.5 GB included (Includes a 2 GB microSD Card)
  • Support for up to 32GB microSD
  • Android  2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Full touch 4″ SVGA display
  • Screen size & resolution: 4″ (600×800) 16M TFT
  • 5 MP camera with flash and HD video recording
  • 114.7mm x 78mm x 11.3mm
  • Weight is 4.66 oz
  • Bluetooth: v. 2.1 + EDR
  • Wi-Fi and access to AT&T hotspots

Hit the break for the full presser and lineup of AT&T’s most recent additions.    Read more

Two New Sony Phones Unveiled by User Agent

Not long ago, Sony announced the return of the Xperia handset with the new Xperia Ray and the Xperia Active. Hot on the heals of this announcement, the source of Sony’s Site seems to reveal the release of two even newer phones, codenamed MT11a and MT11i.

Both will ship with 2.3 Gingerbread, FWVGA screens at 480 x854 resolutions, no hardware keyboard, and a likely Cortex A8 single-core 1Ghz processor. Little other info is known, but judging by the nearly identical specs of the two phones, it’s  safe to assume that one will release globally, while the other will be a US-only device.

We’re still waiting for Sony’s next superphone, though it isn’t yet known when that device will be released.

[via pocketnow]

Huawei Building A “High-End” Android Phone For The Second Half Of This Year?

It looks like Huawei continues to keep their staff pretty busy these days as we are now hearing rumors slowly emerging of the company in the works to produce a “high-end” Android device sometime after Q3 rocking a 3.7-inch display and a custom 3D UI over Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).  Most of us would agree, we’re a little beyond any type of skinning these days, but you never know, maybe they’ll come out with something interesting.  It’s no surprise that companies these days are trying to separate their devices from the rest, hence the skins and unnecessary add-ons. but when it’s all said and done, just give us stock!   Just whip up a slick looking piece of hardware and wrap it up for delivery with a nice affordable price tag and let the masses come flooding in.  Anyway, that’s just one man’s opinion.  We’d love to hear yours though, feel free to drop it in the comments below.

[via intomobile]

Samsung Exhibit 4G Coming To A T-Mobile Near You?

Where the heck did this thing come from?  Looks like T-Mobile is gearing up to release the above device on magenta’s HSPA+ network in the up and coming months.  According to those sneaky ninjas over at TmoNews the Samsung T759 aka the Exhibit 4G will sport a 3.7-inch AMOLED  touch screen and will be running Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread).  Other possible specs could include a 1.4 GHz ARM 11 CPU, a 5 mp camera with 720p recording capabilities, a VGA front facing camera for video chatting and an HSPA+ radio on board, justifying the “4G” label.  As to whether or not the device will be able to support 14 mb/s or 21 mb/s no one knows for sure just yet.  However, keep it here folks because we’re sure going to dig like heck to find out.  A release date is also unknown at this time but we’re sure we’ll receive one in next couple of weeks.  Let us know what you think of the device in the comments below.  Would you pass up a T-Mobile Vibrant or a Galaxy S 4G for this device?  Hit the break for more screenshots courtesy of our brethren over at TmoNews.

Samsung 4G LTE Phone Headed for Verizon

On December 5th, with high hopes and aspirations, Verizon launched their long awaited 4G LTE network.  Since the launch, we have all been waiting for them to reveal their arsenal of LTE capable devices.  Well, it looks like the guys over at Gizmodo received news from a tipster, with the leaked photo above, of what appears to be Samsung’s first 4G LTE Android device. Though we are a little disappointed to see this device touting Froyo, we have high hopes that as a final product, we’ll see this phone sporting Gingerbread, or shortly thereafter.   Read more