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Watch the Sony Ericsson Xperia active take a dip [VIDEO]

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We were itching to test the Xperia active’s water resistance ever since it first stepped in our office.

Naturally, the water test is the most fun to do and we wanted to check out the wet finger tracking Sony Ericsson is bragging about. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Nexus rooted. Wait, what?

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Apparently, we don’t even need to have the smartphone on the market for a root solution to appear. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is two weeks away from making any official sales, but a MoDaCo forum member already knows how to root it.

There’s even a handy tutorial in case you want to try that with your own Galaxy Nexus. Oh, right – you don’t have one yet. Well if you plan on getting one, you might want to bookmark the source link below. Read more »

Latest Xperia software update brings Swype-style gesture input to the Xperia line-up [VIDEO]

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It looks like the devs at Sony Ericsson have been working on a little over-the-air update for all 2011 Xperia phones, which includes a new input method.

The new addition in question is called “Gesture input” and is actually T9 Trace in disguise. Read more »

Samsung Stratosphere for Verizon Wireless hands-on [REVIEW]

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The original Samsung I9000 Galaxy S is almost two years old and, yet, its incarnations keep coming. Today, we have the latest one to visit our office – the slide-out QWERTY equipped, LTE enabled Samsung Stratosphere, exclusive to Verizon Wireless in the US.

The Samsung Stratosphere is powered by the familiar Read more »

ASUS Transformer Prime hits FCC, exposes the quad-core CPU of Tegra 3

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Undoubtedly, one of the most anticipated tablets of the season is the ASUS Transformer Prime. With its expected market release just around the corner (November 9), we already know almost everything there is know about the beast.

Now though, the FCC came to give us some more details of the Transformer Prime, virtually completing the puzzle. We got its official model name (TF201) and, even better still, we got photos of the internals of the slate, revealing what Nvidia’s Kal-El System-on-a-chip looks like. Read more »

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc HD in the works, 720p screen and 1080p video recording on board

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We got an interesting tip from one of our readers, about the upcoming Sony Ericsson flagship. The handset, which he refers to as Sony Ericsson Arc HD (though the final name will probably be different) is said to come with a 720p screen (that’s 1280 x 720 pixels) and support FullHD video recording.

A pretty cool feature of the Sony Ericsson (or just Sony, if the deal goes through before the announcement) Xperia Arc HD will be the option to capture full-res still shots while recording video. That would allow you to capture the most interesting moments of your videos in full resolution without interrupting the videos themselves. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note rooted already, you can try this at home [VIDEO]

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That certainly didn’t take long. The Samsung Galaxy Note only went on sale on Friday, but we already have a working root solution for it. There are some nice text and video tutorials as well, so if you aren’t too committed to your warranty you might even try it yourself.

A fully charged Samsung Galaxy Note, a microUSB cable and a Windows-running PC with a working data connection (to download the necessary files) is all that’s needed to gain full control over your Galaxy Note. Read more »

Sky Go on its way to Android, should arrive in the coming months

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Sky Go will finally be landing on Android, a company spokesperson confirmed. The online television service was only available for PC, Xbox and iOS so far, but the world’s most popular platform is about to join the list.

The company didn’t commit to a specific date, but it mentioned that the Android version “will be launching in the coming months,”. Previously, Read more »

Android Market app gets updated to 3.3.11, lets you auto update all apps

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Google has released a newer version of the Android Market app. v3.3.11 is currently rolling out to devices and should be available for download soon on your device.

Among the list of changes is the ability to auto-update all the apps. Initially, you had to manually go to every app on the Market and select the auto-update option. Now the phone will update the apps in the background whenever a new update comes out. Read more »

Motorola Xoom 2 coming to Ireland before Christmas, to be priced at €400

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The Motorola Xoom 2 has leaked quite a few times before but there is still no official word from Motorola yet about it. However, we do have an approximate release date and price with us now.

According to Carphone Warehouse in Ireland, the Motorola Xoom 2 will be available sometime before Christmas. Read more »

Google+ for Android updated with a new UI, better performance and lots of bugfixes

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The Android version of the Google+ app just got an update, bringing a redesigned UI, several new features and the usual for such releases batch of bugfixes. The latest version of Google+ is already available in the Android Market for most regions and as you can see it brings an Ice Cream Sandwich-inspired UI.

Along with the new looks, Google+ should bring improvements to battery life, better notifications, a sign out option and several more minor improvements like the option to add people to a circle from the circle profiles screen. Read more »

European XOOMs finally getting an Android Honeycomb 3.2 update

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The European version of the first Honeycomb tablet – the Motorola XOOM is on its way to receive the long-awaited Android 3.2 update. More specifically, the update is targeted at Wi-Fi-only XOOM units, that are running versions 6.4.20 and; they will be upgraded to 6.6.23.

And to make things even more limiting – only users in Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK will receive the update notification message. Read more »

LG Optimus U1 to be the company’s first Android ICS smartphone?

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We just got wind of some photos of an upcoming LG smartphone, which is yet to be announced. The device will reportedly be called LG Optimus U1 and will be the company’s first handset to run on Android Ice Cream Sandwich.

Our anonymous tipster didn’t give us any more details and we cannot confirm the authenticity of the image, but we couldn’t find anything wrong with it so we’re giving it the benefit of doubt. Plus, this one looks like a Korea-bound smartphone, judging by its design and it would make perfect sense for LG to release a handset called Optimus U1 there. Read more »

Google TV gets updated to 3.1, brings Android Market and redesigned UI

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The unpopular Google TV is back for another round with some new tricks up its sleeve. Launched exactly a year ago, Google TV failed to get the attention of buyers due to its many limitations, some of which Google intends to address in this update.

For starters, Google TV has now been updated to Android 3.1 Honeycomb. We would have praised it for running the latest version of Android had it launched a couple of weeks ago but that is no longer the case. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note uses a Wacom digitizer for precision stylus tracking

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Undoubtedly, the Samsung Galaxy Note’s partypiece is its ability to interact with the specially designed S Pen, which as you saw in our hands-on demo from the event last night, is deeply integrated in the OS.

And if you wonder why it works so well, it’s because Samsung teamed up with Wacom, one of the biggest players in the the pen tablet market, to create the touch layer of the Galaxy Note HD screen . Read more »