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    It turns out that there will be at least two versions of the Android 4.0-powered Galaxy Tab 2 (not to be confused with the Galaxy Tab Plus), one with a 7" screen, which was previously announced, and now another, with a 10.1" screen. The 10.1" version won't be dissimilar from the Galaxy Tab 10.1 that we all know from 2011: it'll have a 1280x800 display, a 1GHz dual-core CPU with 1GB of RAM, and a 3MP rear-camera and VGA front-facing camera, available as either a WiFi or 3G device. Look for the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 to start shipping in the UK in the near future. We're holding out for Samsung's ...

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    It seems like every new phone being announced at MWC this year is going to have NVIDIA's Tegra 3 chip nestled just inside its shell -- or some other quad-core which will power it to new levels of awesomeness, never before seen by man. We talked about dual- versus quad-cores in a recent episode of The Android Guy Weekly, but now that a slew of quad-core phones are right around the corner, is "quad-core" going to significantly change the your experience? Is the Tegra 3 going to make emailing twice as fast or increase your web-surfing speeds? Or is it just a marketing gimmick? According to ...

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    LG hasn't exactly been shy about its lineup of phones for MWC, revealing a slew of them already, and we've even got the chance to see some hands-on video of the hardware. Could what we've seen so far be giving us a false sense of victory, and LG has some more secrets it's been keeping held much closer to its chest? That's the latest the rumor, tying LG to another company's work we were expecting to see at the expo. One week ago we got a look at what Mozilla's been developing for Boot2Gecko, a Linux-based smartphone operating system that largely exists within a browser, delivering the ...

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    With the Mobile World Congress just about to commence in Barcelona, it should be no surprise that the companies preparing to demonstrate their latest handsets have been getting their gear together in preparation of the show. That much smartphone hardware all together in one place is just making it more and more likely that bits and pieces will leak out a little early, giving us some teases of what we can hope to see once things really get started. Italian site Telefonio recently found itself with just such an opportunity, and has managed to capture plenty of pictures and video of LG's ...

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    NEC really caught our attention last month when we learned of the company's N-05D Android, which measures-in at an astonishingly thin 6.7 millimeters. That's not the only new model the manufacturer has been working on, and it recently showed-off a few of these handsets from its MEDIAS line in advance of the Mobile World Congress. The hardware on the N-05D looks a little different here compared to the last time we saw it, with a front-facing camera now visible where none was earlier. We just hope that, whatever hardware changes NEC needed to make, it manages to keep the phone's thickness ...

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    Remember back at the CES, when we got the chance to see one of the first quad-core Android smartphones ever, thanks to a prototype Fujitsu had put out on display? It may have been safely tucked-away behind a sheet of acrylic, but it was there in the flesh, all the same. We learned a few specs on the phone at the time, with the expectation that we'd be seeing a more refined version of the handset at the MWC. With that expo nearly upon us, a new render of the phone has become available, along with some additional and updated specs. While we heard that CES prototype was running a Tegra 3 at ...

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    LG will be bringing its upcoming, quad-core X3 handset to market as the Optimus 4X HD, we've learned. The name makes perfect sense when you consider that its predecessor, the company's first dual-core phone, is sold as the Optimus 2X. The Ice Cream Sandwich-powered 4X HD is said to feature a 4.7-inch 720p display, eight-megapixel camera, and 21Mbps HSPA data, in a sub-nine-millimeter casing. Notably, we've seen at least one reference online to a T-Mobile G4X, suggesting that this could hit Magenta as the G2X followup. With Barcelona's Mobile World Congress still a few days away, LG has ...

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    LG is slowly unveiling one phone after the other ahead of MWC: first it was the Optimus VU, then came the Optimus LTE Tag followed by the L-Series of Optimus L3, L5 and L7. Next in line today is the LG Optimus 3D Cube, also known as the LG Optimus 3D Max or the CX2 as we initially saw it one month ago. The LG Optimus 3D Cube (LG-SU870) will be landing on SK Telecom's line-up in March, where it will be an exclusive. We surely hope it will be rolled out in other regions too, where we believe it will still go by the Optimus 3D Max moniker. Pretty much like we expected, it packs a 4.3-inch ...

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    Back in August of last year, we learned of Qualcomm's plans for its future Snapdragon processors. Chips in its next-generation S4 "Krait" line would be fabricated on a new 28 nanometer process, bringing performance gains to not just to new quad-core components, but dual- and single-core chips, as well. Because of the new manufacturing technique, S4 chips have also been expected to deliver impressive speed alongside power savings. We got our first look at just how well such a chip might perform at the end of last month, when a NenaMark score was discovered showing the S4-series MSM8960's ...

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    Huawei still has a way to go before it has the name recognition of a Samsung or a Sony, but what we've been seeing from the company lately has us thinking that the manufacturer will be finding itself on the receiving end of a lot of positive attention this year, thanks to some impressive-sounding hardware. The CES gave Huawei the opportunity to reveal its shockingly thin Ascend P1 S, and invitations to its MWC event foretell the debut of even higher-end hardware for its Diamond line of phones. The latest Huawei model to cross our path is a ten-inch tablet the company will likely show-off ...

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    Smartphone users are probably most familiar with Mozilla for its work on mobile versions of Firefox, but the foundation has much grander ideas in mind for what it could offer mobile devices. We got our first inkling of this project last summer, when Mozilla revealed plans for Boot2Gecko, an ambitious project to offer a new smartphone operating system built on web-based apps. Today we get to see just what the team has been up to for the past seven months, thanks to a whole bunch of new screenshots and some detailed descriptions of how the platform will work. At its heart, Boot2Gecko runs ...

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    Yesterday, we brought you news that HTC had decided on a commercial name for the Edge/Endeavor, and would be revealing the phone as the HTC One X at the Mobile World Congress. It wasn't long after that when we heard that the Ville may get similar billing as the One S, setting up what looked like the start of an attempt at grouping together these 2012 models under some new branding. We continue to hear more rumors supporting this theory, with word arriving of two additional phones getting One names. Pocket-lint reports hearing form a source that HTC intends to feature a new mid-tier Android ...

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    For the budding amateur photographer, getting that perfect shot can be as much about the luck of being in the right place at the right time, as it can be a test of composition skills. Of course, even if you manage to be there, smartphone camera ready, at just the ideal time, there's always the chance someone will wander into your shot as you're setting things up, ruining the perfect framing. A processing technique announced this morning by Scalado may soon be able to help, letting you remove unwanted guests from your photos. The idea behind Scalado Remove is that by taking a sort of ...

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    We've just gotten some imagery and a few details pertaining to a phone that will allegedly be Motorola's first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich-powered handset. What's more, this unnamed device will also be one of Motorola's first pieces of Intel-powered hardware, running the silicon giant's new mobile Medfield platform. Moto traditionally employs Texas Instruments OMAP processors in its smartphones. Details are still coming together on this buttonless device -- sporting a new version of the MotoBlur user interface -- expected to debut at Mobile World Congress later this month in Barcelona. ...

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    When Nokia announced the Lumia 900 last month, it marked the end of a lot of speculation into what the company was planning for its follow-up to the Lumia 800 and 710. Now, with the 900 well on its way to arriving, that guesswork is turning to future Nokia Windows Phone devices. We hear a rumor about one such model, supposedly the Lumia 730, this morning. Chinese site WPDang reports that Nokia may be planning to unveil the Lumia 730 at this month's MWC. Very few details of the phone's hardware have been revealed, but from the sound of things, this could end up as something like an ...

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    When it came to the CES last month, Acer was into tablets in a big way; we saw the company embracing quad-core processors with both its Iconia Tab A510 and A700 models. Now we're wondering, as we are for so many other companies, just which products Acer might have held-off on showing at CES in order to introduce them at the Mobile World Congress. One such Acer model has just broken cover, with the company revealing plans to show-off its CloudMobile Android handset. Acer was forced to spill the beans on the CloudMobile in advance of MWC thanks to the phone winning an iF award for ...

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    Hope of the next iPad running a quad-core processor may be rapidly diminishing, but there's plenty of other quad-core gear still on the horizon for us to be looking forward to. Some of the most anticipated devices are the first wave of Android-powered quad-core smartphones from the likes of HTC and LG, which we hope to get a chance to see at the Mobile World Congress later this month. At the heart of many of these models we'll find NVIDIA's quad-core Tegra 3 chip. The company is understandably excited about all the attention its processor is getting, and has just started distributing ...

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    This year's Mobile World Congress is just a few weeks away, and we're already very excited to get the chance to see all the hot new smartphones that didn't make it to the CES. There are a few Nokia models we've been hearing about lately, and a new rumor out today says that the manufacturer will reveal at least one of them at the event. Now, that bit alone shouldn't be very surprising, but it's another aspect of the information tied to this rumor that has us very curious. According to Forbes, one of Nokia's partners with knowledge of its MWC presentation claims that the handset to be ...

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    Last fall, news of a super-thin HTC Android landed, one that would supposedly measure-in under the eight-millimeter mark. A few weeks after learning of this model, known as the HTC Ville, we had the opportunity to publish the first-ever press renderings of the handset. That gave us a good look at what to expect from the phone, but it wasn't until last week that some images arrived showing real, functional Ville hardware. Problem was, as nice as it was to finally have some shots of the Ville in the flesh, the source quality left quite a bit to be desired. Luckily, Ville images are making a ...

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    There just must be something about Ice Cream Sandwich and white smartphones this morning; after we brought you news earlier of HTC's plans for the "Ice White" Sensation, arriving in stores with Android 4.0 pre-installed at the start of March, the image of the mysterious Samsung handset shown above surfaced. Its source is none other than Eldar Murtazin, who is back at it with his leaks and predictions. According to Eldar's teases, that lily-white Samsung handset will supposedly be featured at the Mobile World Congress, getting started at the end of the month. We're hardly at a loss for ...

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    Certifications issued by the WiFi Alliance are certainly revealing a lot about Samsung's device lineup today. First we saw the publication of documents related to what we think might be the Galaxy S III. There are at least two other news devices also worth our attention on the site, and they appear to be both upcoming Samsung tablets. Models GT-P3100 and GT-P5100 are listed as smartphones in the paperwork, but Samsung has well-established that models beginning with GT-P7 are part of its Android tablet lineup. Though these models change the prefix slightly, we're likely still in the same ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy S III is currently one of the big mysteries in the smartphone world; we hear it mentioned all the time, but we don't have much more to go on than some basic rumors about its hardware and ever-shifting estimates for when the phone might be announced, and then finally released. The official word from Samsung is that the company's still making up its mind about how to launch the handset. We had been hoping to get a chance to see the phone at the Mobile World Congress this year, but even that looks like it won't be happening anymore. While there's some talk of delaying the ...

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    Earlier today, we talked to you about the coming arrival of Samsung's Exynos 5250 processor, a dual-core component that should mark a substantial improvement of the performance of the current generation of dual-core chips. This evening, we're learning about what may be one of the first devices to feature the upcoming chip. Android and Me got a first-hand preview at the tablet during the CES, but wasn't allowed to publish photos of it. Supposedly, we're looking at a tablet with a screen size in excess of ten inches, in a 2560 x 1600 WXQGA resolution. At its heart would be one of these ...

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    For the longest time, we would hear a little bit about the Samsung Galaxy S III every few months. That made sense, especially at a time when we were still waiting for the GS2. Things have been ramping-up lately, with a few mentions of the phone last month, our discovery of an image that may have been taken by a GS3, and some new rumors arriving this week. Yesterday, we looked at Eldar Murtazin's claim that the phone would be premiered at the Mobile World Congress next month, followed by sales beginning in April. Eldar's a bit hit-and-miss, but it sounded from his tweets like he'd had some ...

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    After looking into Eldar Murtazin's latest tweets, where he claimed knowledge of Nokia plans for the May European arrival of the Lumia 910, we learned about some additional messages he posted slightly earlier. Though the statements Murtazin made are a little less direct than his Lumia 910 comments, it seems that he claims first-hand experience with Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S III, and offers a little insight into the phone's hardware and Samsung's release plans. According to Murtazin, we're looking at a quad-core processor in the 1.5-1.6GHz range. That sounds disappointing, since we've ...

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