The Aquos features a 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 processor, a 4.2-inch qHD (540 x 960) glasses-free 3D screen, eight-megapixel camera for 2D and 3D video and picture capturing, 512MB of RAM, 2GB ROM, WiFi, HSDPA 14Mpbs, Bluetooth and GPS.
We all know that Android is super popular right now, but it looks like the best is yet to come for the platform. According to Digitimes, low-end Android phones are about to take the already-popular OS to new heights. Maybe even world domination. The reason is simple. Some handset vendors are rushing to launch low-priced (under $150) Android devices.
Digitimes thinks that 20-25 million of these devices will be sold this year alone. Those are huge numbers. We are talking a tenfold increase from last year’s 2.5-3 million phones sold. The low end Android market is wide open right now.
We’ve seen our share of gadget teardowns. They’re fun. It’s neat to see how things work. But this may be the first time we’ve seen an OS Mascot get a teardown of his own. Wanna know how the Android robot works? Well, this infographic explains all of his inner workings.
Its was created by woofdude on the furaffinity website and it shows everything you ever wanted to know about the robot. He even has a secret donut stash.
The Sprint version of the Nexus S has been available for pre-order for a while now, but things just got a bit more official. We have a date. And that date is May 8th. You’ll have to do the usual two-year commitment with Sprint and pay your $200 of course.
You won’t have long to wait now. The device is identical to the Nexus S on T-Mobile’s airwaves except for the addition of CDMA and a WiMAX radio. It features a 4-inch Super AMOLED display and a 1GHz processor with dedicated graphics support and Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
HBO has a ton of great original programming. So it is good news that it has announced the HBO Go streaming service is finally going to go mobile. If you are a subscriber, you will get “instant and unlimited access” to “every episode of every season” of every HBO show. How awesome is that?
The app for Android and iOS will also include a wide range of great movies, over 3G and WiFi. It’s for the US only though. Good news for us, not so good for everyone else.
The highly anticipated HTC Flyer tablet will hit European stores on May 9. That solves the question of when it will arrive in the Uk, but we still don’t know when the seven-inch Android device will be upgraded from Android 2.4 to Android 3.0 which is tablet-optimized and used by competing devices.
What about pricing? Well, earlier leaks for the UK had the unlocked 3G, 32GB version at £600 ($982). In Germany, the same device costs about the same at 669 Euros ($904).
AT&T and LG have teamed up for a new Android smartphone, the LG Thrive, which will be available on AT&T’s GoPhone pre paid service. It’s based on the LG Optimus One and features a 3.2 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, Android 2.2. Froyo and has a 3.2 megapixel camera with built in autofocus.
You can expect the LG Thrive to be available from AT&T on April 17th. It will retail for $179.99 and customers will have to sign up to one of AT&T’s pre-paid smartphone plans, which should thrive very nicely from all the sign ups.
Conspin has combined an Android tablet with a universal remote to create a smarter and better universal remote. It’s called the Andi-One and it supports 3 different interfaces like RF (RF4CE), IR, and WiFi.
The device is capable of controlling up to 50 different compatible devices. Over 10,000 devices are supported so you should be good to go. The Conspin Andi-One URC is available right now and will cost you $349.99. What do you think? You ready for this remote?
Who is this sexy and slim beauty in white? Why it’s the Nec Medias N-04C and it is one sexy and slim Japanese Android Smartphone. Good news. It will be available in a waterproof version soon as well with the N-06C.
This new NEC Medias N-06C is scheduled for a Summer launch in Japan and will come pre-loaded with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), and a faster CPU of 1GHz compared to the 800MHz found on the N-04C and it will be available in four different flashy colors like white pearl and pink.
It’s now official. The T-Mobile G2X. LG’s dual-core, Android handset will be available on T-Mobile’s online store on April 15th for $200, coinciding with tax time. The handset will be the same price in stores when it arrives on April 20th.
There’s a $50 mail-in rebate to deal with, but aside from that you will finally be able to enjoy this smooth Android experience. We know that you’ve been waiting for it. There are worse things to spend your tax check on.
K-Touch has introduced the W700, an Android smartphone powered by dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, with Android 2.2, 512MB of RAM and 8GB internal memory. It packs in a 3.8-inch 480×800 capacitive touchscreen, a 5 Megapixel camera with 720p video recording and a 0.3 Megapixel front camera for your video chat needs.
The K-Touch W700 should prove a little tougher than normal thanks to it’s metal casing and it supports GPS/A-GPS, Bluetooth and WiFi. Since it was designed for China market, it comes with apps for Sina Weibo, QQ, Kaixin, and Youku. There’s also an FM tuner, microSD card slot, digital compass, accelerometer and an ambient light sensor.
Mozilla has announced they have released Firefox 4 for Android. It’s also available to download for Maemo devices. Mozilla says that Firefox 4 is up to three times faster than the stock browser in Android, so that is definitely good news.
AVG has launched AntivirusFree for Android tablets, called AVG Mobilation for Android. It uses a cloud based security platform and AVG says that the app will not kill your battery life, which is good news. It will have the ability to scan other apps, settings, data and media files for viruses. Basically it does what it does for your PC or laptop.
There is also a remote wiping facility in case you lose your tablet and an option to back up to an SD card. The AntiVirusFree app is available to download from DroidSecurity.com for free, while AntiVirusPro costs $9.99. It’s worth the investment since we have so much of our lives on tablets today.
Lightinthebox has announced that it has one of the cheapest Android tablets available. The tablet will cost you $125, but of course don’t expect amazing performance. That price gets you a tablet with a 7-inch screen running a 660MHz ARM9 processor. It has Android 2.1 and a 1620mAh battery that is good for 4-5 hours of use per charge. Internal storage is 4GB with storage expansion using T-flash cards. It supports most media formats for video and audio playback.
The tablet features WiFi and can connect to the Android market. There is also support for email and a g-sensor for motion sensing. The resistive touchscreen has a resolution of 800 x 480. The tablet supports email, YouTube and more.
Echo, the dual-screen phone from Kyocera, set to arrive on Sprint’s network finally has a release date and a price. It was announced awhile back, and spotted at the FCC after that and now this odd Android handset will be making its way into our hands very soon.
Sprint has just announced the phone’s release date as April 17. Starting on March 26, you can reserve the phone if you like what it offers. The Kyocera Echo will cost you $199.99 with a 2-year contract on Sprint when it arrives.