#MWC11: BYD WG502T brings the bling into the low-cost Android smartphone space
Feb16

#MWC11: BYD WG502T brings the bling into the low-cost Android smartphone space

Among many other things, BYD is a mobile phone ODM. As in, either you specify a device you’d like to sell and they build it for you, or they build some reference (but fully working) designs, and then you can sell them under your own brand. As such, you won’t see BYD as a brand on any phone, smart or not. Which doesn’t mean it hasn’t been working on at least one interesting Android-powered offering. Advertised...

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Huawei Ideos X5 hands-on video at #MWC11
Feb16

Huawei Ideos X5 hands-on video at #MWC11

Huawei has decided to be a little more aggressive in its smartphone strategy this year. As a consequence, after last year’s pretty good launch and sales of the original Ideos Android 2.2 Froyo smartphone, the company decided to cover all the price points with Android devices. Hence, the Ideos X5 (alongside the high-end X6, and the lower-end X3, but more on these in a bit). The Ideos X5 represents Huawei’s upper-midrange...

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#MWC11 video: NVIDIA will bring a quad-core CPU and 12-core GPU to a tablet near you this August
Feb16

#MWC11 video: NVIDIA will bring a quad-core CPU and 12-core GPU to a tablet near you this August

NVIDIA’s latest mobile chip can really only be called a behemoth. In a world that is just starting to see dual-core tablets and smartphones get announced, but most still a couple of months away from actually being in stores, NVIDIA decided to crash every other chip maker’s party and unveil Project Kal-El. Boldly branded, Kal-El is NVIDIA’s mobile chipset for 2011, just like Tegra 2 was its offering for 2010 (and was...

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Android Movie Studio for Honeycomb Unveiled at MWC
Feb16

Android Movie Studio for Honeycomb Unveiled at MWC

We are having a fun-filled week with all the news that keeps flooding out of MWC. Every major OEM (even Apple) seems to be launching something huge, unique, or noteworthy. Google didn’t come out with a whole lot of juicy breaking news, but at least Eric Schmidt is good for giving us tech junkies a few goodies to chew on for a while. At his keynote at MWC earlier Schmidt demonstrated a new video editor designed specifically for...

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Schmidt: More than 300K Androids Activated Each Day, 150K Apps in Market
Feb16

Schmidt: More than 300K Androids Activated Each Day, 150K Apps in Market

At last we checked, there were 300,000 devices activating on Android’s OS every day. Earlier today at MWC, Google Ex-CEO Eric Schmidt got on stage to talk tech and his company, and confirmed what we already knew by stating that every day more than 300,000 devices are being activated. But what does this mean exactly? In two months since we last read Andy Rubin’s tweet stating the 300K milestone was reached, we have seen...

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Eric Schmidt: Ice Cream Will Finally Merge Android Gingerbread and Honeycomb
Feb16

Eric Schmidt: Ice Cream Will Finally Merge Android Gingerbread and Honeycomb

Google Ex-CEO Eric Schmidt was on hand at Mobile World Congress to present Tuesday’s keynote address, and had some good chunks of information to go along with it. At the keynote, Schmidt answered a question from an attendee about the confusion between different Android versions and fragmentation, saying: “Today I’ll use the commonly used names. We have OS called gingerbread for phones, we have an OS being previewed...

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Fujitsu is prepping an Android-powered dual-touchscreen smartphone. Live pics and video from #MWC11
Feb15

Fujitsu is prepping an Android-powered dual-touchscreen smartphone. Live pics and video from #MWC11

The Kyocera Echo for Sprint may be the world’s first dual-touchscreen Android smartphone, but it won’t be the only one for long. Fujitsu is already working on such a device, and it will apparently be out sometime in the following months (no specific time frame was given). Fujitsu has a dual-touchscreen smartphone on display at its booth at Mobile World Congress, but it isn’t running Android. Yet. Let me explain. What...

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Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 live pictures and hands-on video at #MWC11
Feb15

Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 live pictures and hands-on video at #MWC11

Look, it’s an iPhone! No! Look, it’s a Galaxy S! No! Look, it’s a Galaxy S II! The Samsung Galaxy Ace (S5830) is neither of those. This Android-powered smartphone is a ‘mini’ version of the Galaxy S, one may say. Its target market is the midrange, people who want a very well designed smartphone but don’t necessarily need (or afford to pay for) all the premium features in, for example, the new Galaxy...

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HTC Wildfire S live pictures and hands-on video at #MWC11
Feb15

HTC Wildfire S live pictures and hands-on video at #MWC11

The third of the three rehashes of past HTC phones powered by the letter “S” is the Wildfire S. Joining the Desire S and the Incredible S in HTC’s lineup, this phone is noticeably smaller than either of those, for it has the same screen size as its predecessor, the original Wildfire. However, HTC has decided to finally repair what was the biggest mistake it made with regard to the Wildfire, and the resolution of the...

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HTC Incredible S live pictures and hands-on video at #MWC11
Feb15

HTC Incredible S live pictures and hands-on video at #MWC11

HTC must have seen a gigantic gap in their portfolio between the Desire (and now, the Desire S) with its 3.7-inch screen, and the Desire HD that has a 4.3-inch screen. And so they decided to fill that gap with the HTC Incredible S, just announced today. This device, clearly modeled after the Droid Incredible for Verizon, has a 4-inch screen. It will sit in between the aforementioned Desire S and Desire HD in HTC’s portfolio,...

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