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Corning introduces Gorilla Glass 3, promises ape-sized improvements in durability

Corning announces Gorilla Glass 3

Once, twice, three times a gorilla? Corning’s primate-themed glass is ready for a third go-round, and as you’d expect, it’s even tougher than the first two iterations. Gorilla Glass 3 has been improved at the molecular level, incorporating a proprietary feature called Native Damage Resistance (NDR). According to Corning, NDR reduces the propagation of flaws, the appearance of scratches and does a better job of maintaining the overall retained strength of the glass. As a result, GG3 claims a three-fold improvement in scratch resistance, 40 percent reduction in the number of visible scratches and 50 percent boost in retained strength after the glass becomes flawed. None of this actually means your phone or tablet will survive a five-foot drop onto concrete, granted, but you’ll at least feel more comfortable keeping your keys somewhere close by. The full press release can be found below.

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Corning announces Gorilla Glass 3, will show it off at CES

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Corning has just announced that they have released the latest version of their hardened glass, and Gorilla Glass 3 will be shown off at CES. They haven't told us a lot about the product in their press announcement, but we expect to see scratch-resistance glass that's thinner and more optically clear than the first two iterations of the popular Gorilla Glass line. 

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Corning labels Gorilla Glass as "tough, yet sophisticated". Electronic manufacturers seem to agree, as you'll find Gorilla Glass on all manner of products from big screen TVs to the smartphone in your pocket. Their technique makes the surface of the glass clearer and harder to scratch, without adding any bulk or weight. Anything that keeps nasty scratches away from our precious Android phones and tablets. 

Corning will have hourly demos that test the toughness of the new Gorilla Glass 3 at their booth at CES, as well as large format multitouch displays for a more hands on look at the new product. We'll be sure to have a look as we mosey through. A demonstration video and the full press release is after the break.

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LG teases CES devices, reminds us it’s nearly Vegas time

Android Central @ CESWith CES 2013 just a few days away, LG's taken the opportunity to remind us it'll be at the show, and it's bringing along at least one phone-shaped device. In a new teaser trailer released today, the company shows a few frames of what looks like an Optimus G, with its trademark exposed screws down below and cut-away earpiece design up top. There's also a brief glimpse of what appears to be a smart device docked into some larger contraption.

We'll be live in Las Vegas to bring you full coverage of Android at the show, including LG's press conference at 8am Monday morning Vegas time. In the meantime, if you've got any wild theories about what the manufacturer might be preparing for us, you can shout out in the comments.

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Facebook Messenger update adds quick voice message option

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Facebook's popular Messenger service, which has its own standalone app, is getting a voice message feature in its latest update. The service has relied on the combination of text and picture messages, as is the case with most instant messaging platforms, but is now aiming itself squarely at the likes of Voxer and other voice messaging apps out there with this latest addition.

You can send short messages back and forth quickly, and the UI is very simple. The feature is accessed from the "plus" button on the side of the text box, the same way you add pictures and smilies. Just press and hold the record button to start talking, then release it to let the message send. It wouldn't have been a bad idea to let you cancel a message if you happen to have misspoke, but you can see why Facebook made it auto-send to keep the "walkie talkie" type of feel.

The app is free at the Google Play link above if you're interested, and it's something fun to play around with even for a little while until the novelty wears off.

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Corning Announces Unveiling Of Gorilla Glass 3 At CES

unbreakableWhat’s that on your phone? Gorilla Glass 2? Psh, I guess that’s alright for 2012, but Corning is about to make 2013 one whole digit more durable with Gorilla Glass 3. As is the tradition, Corning will be on hand at CES with Gorilla Glass 3 samples for the assembled press to beat up as a demonstration of its durability. How durable is it? Corning thinks it’s pretty alright.

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Corning’s new strengthened glass has been tweaked at the molecular level to slow the spread of cracks and make scratches less visible. Corning calls this property Native Damage Resistance (NDR). Corning claims NDR will make devices three times more resistant to scratches, while offering a 40% reduction in visible scratches.  So if your phone takes a nasty little tumble, the damage should remain localized rather than spreading out in the form of device-spanning cracks.

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Corning announces Gorilla Glass 3 to be demoed at CES 2013

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CES is coming just around the bend and we’re already seeing a flood of announcements from companies not wanting to get lost in mayhem that is Las Vegas. When it comes to smartphone protection, Corning is already sending out press releases for their next iteration of Gorilla Glass, the aptly titled Gorilla Glass 3.

Last year, Corning showed off Gorilla Glass 2 on the show room floor, promising displays 20% thinner, while providing the same level of protection as their initial offering. With Gorilla Glass 3, Corning is promising a glass material even tougher than before (that’s not saying too much). We’re sure to see demos of knives going at smartphone screens with extreme prejudice. Course, as we all know — you can’t intentionally scratch smartphone glass, it only happens when you’re not looking.

Want to convince me your glass is durable? Place it inside my girl friend’s purse for 1 day and watch it come out looking like a ice rink after a long hockey game. Women. Amirite, guys?

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Did LG Just Tease a New Phone in Their CES Press Event Trailer?

With CES only days away, the rumormill is working overtime thanks to companies like LG. We just posted a story about the company possibly unveiling the 5.5″ Optimus G2 at the event, but this new teaser video may help back that in some form. At the 18-second mark, if you can last that long with [...]

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Sony Xperia Z pricing revealed?

All of Sony’s big surprises seem to be getting used up ahead of its official CES showing, but we’re not mad at all. After learning that the Sony Yuga would become the Sony Xperia Z, we got an early look at the press shots of this great looking phone. Now, less than a week away from its grand unveiling, we’ve learned how much it’ll cost… well, over in Thailand, at least.

It’s said the unlocked device will retail for about 19,900 Thai Baht, which works out to about $655 here in America. That’s par for the course when it comes to high-end smartphones these days, though we assume Sony will tweak the price more appropriately for each individual market the device happens to launch in.

This 5 inch, 1080p smartphone will look to challenge “hungry man” sized offerings from the likes of HTC and Samsung. Inside will be Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro, a quad-core masterpiece of a chipset that many will enjoy for quite some time coming. It’s said to be coming with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in tow, and Sony’s user interface will look to sit on top and enjoy the ride.

We shouldn’t be heading too far into the Spring months before seeing the Sony Xperia Z take the world by storm, but we won’t know for sure until Sony unleashes the official details upon us at CES next week.

[SonyXP via GSMArena]

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Archos announces TV Connect, bringing Android to your existing HDTV

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Will 2013 be the year we see Android truly infiltrate the living room? It's possible, and Archos has come out swinging with their new TV Connect device unveiled today. In simple terms, the TV connect puts an Android based Smart TV experience onto your existing, non-smart, HDTV. Kind of like Google TV, except, it isn't Google TV. Confused yet? 

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What this is, is the first "multitouch Android on TV" experience, or so says the press release. Naturally there's a specially designed remote control included, and as you'll no doubt see here, it's not aimed at one handed use. It promises the ability to play games, video chat, browse the web, stream videos, basically turn your HDTV into a gigantic Android tablet. 

The TV Connect will be on show at CES next week in Las Vegas, and will go on general release in February for a pretty reasonable $129.99. Spec wise, the TV Connect is packing Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, has a HD capable video camera on board, and full multitouch gesture capabilities. The onboard storage is 8GB, expandable via microSD card, 1GB of RAM and a 1.5GHz multi-core processor. 

It's an interesting idea, and taking a very different path to Google TV. What about you guys though, is this something you'd be interested in? Sound off in the comments below. 

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FTC And Google Settle: Google To Stop Seeking Product Bans Against Competitors In The US, Take Disputes Out Of Court

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If you were wondering if this is the sort of legal story you should pay attention to on Android Police, let me make it easy: it is. This is probably the biggest legal story in the mobile sphere since Apple’s victory over Samsung last August. Yeah, that important.

This morning, the FTC announced at a press conference that Google had settled its antitrust claims with the agency, and that Google agreed to two very important stipulations as part of that settlement relating to mobile.

First, Google and Motorola will cease seeking product bans for standards-essential patent infringement. I cannot underline enough how important this is to the mobile industry as a whole, at least in the US.

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Huawei D2 press shot surfaces ahead of CES unveiling

 We recently stumbled upon a slew of images outing Huawei’s upcoming D2 smartphone, but today’s new evidence has all but solidified its impending release. A new press shot of the device has surfaced, showing off the 5-inch device running atop Huawei’s custom UI. If you’re unfamiliar with the device, the D2′s specs include a 1.5-GHz quad-core processor, a full 1080p display and a 13-megapixel rear camera. Huawei is expected to make an official announcement of the D2 at CES next week in Las Vegas, Nevada. We’ll be covering the event live, so stay tuned for all the latest news.

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Dailymotion app updated with new UI and features

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Dailymotion Streaming Video, an app that is the second largest video provider on the internet, has just updated its app substantially in both design and functionality. This newest version — 3.0.1, to be exact — has a completely overhauled UI that fits nicely into Android 4.0 and above's holo design, taking advantage of the new tabbed interface, overflow settings button and UI fragments.

As if that wasn't enough, there's also a lot of new behind the scenes fixes to improve overall responsiveness of the app. The video player is quicker, there's a new offline mode and improved search suggestions. The latest small update brought many bug fixes to keep everything smooth as well. If you want to know a little more about Dailymotion you can take a look at the press release after the break, or just head straight to the app at the Play Store link above.

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Huawei D2 press shot surfaces ahead of CES unveiling

 We recently stumbled upon a slew of images outing Huawei’s upcoming D2 smartphone, but today’s new evidence has all but solidified its impending release. A new press shot of the device has surfaced, showing off the 5-inch device running atop Huawei’s custom UI. If you’re unfamiliar with the device, the D2′s specs include a 1.5-GHz quad-core processor, a full 1080p display and a 13-megapixel rear camera. Huawei is expected to make an official announcement of the D2 at CES next week in Las Vegas, Nevada. We’ll be covering the event live, so stay tuned for all the latest news.

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Google’s Eric Schmidt headed to North Korea on ‘private, humanitarian mission’

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Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt is going to North Korea as part of a "private, humanitarian mission," The Associated Press reported this afternoon. North Korea is all but cut off from the rest of the world when it comes to the Internet (among other things). Will Schmidt's trip the the beginning of any sort of change there? We can only hope.

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Sony Xperia “Odin” press image leaks too

We’ve been hearing quite a bit lately about Sony‘s upcoming flagship smartphones for the earlier part of 2013, and today we’re getting another glance and their latest and greatest. Yesterday the device codenamed “Yuga” leaked to the interwebs and is known as the Xperia Z, and now the very similar Odin has also appeared.

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CES is just a few days away so as usual we’re starting to see loads and loads of leaks. We’ll be sorting through all the goods and bringing you anything and everything Android. What you see above is the Sony Xperia Odin, then the Yuga (known as the Xperia Z) on the right. The interesting thing being both are nearly identical, so why not just release one.

Both sport Sony’s new WhiteMagic screen technology and are rocking 5-inch 1920 x 1080p full HD displays, Qualcomm quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processors, 2GB of RAM, and 13 megapixel cameras to complete the picture. Oddly the Odin on the left comes in a sleeker and prettier frame. Smaller bezels all around and just looks nicer. The Odin also features the LED notification light on bottom.

Sony’s designs are slowly but surely looking better and better. I’m a fan of that Odin at first glance, but worried the corners might be a bit sharp. It’s possible the Odin could drop the 13 megapixel camera for 8 and have a thinner design, but for now we’ll take whatever leaks we get. Sony will be showcasing both of these new flagship smartphones next week in Vegas for CES 2013, and we’ll be their live to get you plenty of hands on pictures and video. Stay tuned for those interested.

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Sony Xperia “Yuga” and “Odin” Press Shots Appear, Likely Debuting at CES

CES is less than a week away, so as is customary during the days leading up, we are starting to see products appear well before companies have a chance to announce them. The first two are from Sony, a couple of smartphones that may headline the show, unless LG steps up to answer to a [...]

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CES-bound Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL press shots leak

Ladies and gentlemen, here are the Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL. You may know them better as the Yuga and Odin, and will be formally introduced next week at CES. But that’s a week away, and we live in the here and now. These press shots surfaced at Sony’s Japanese site in the wee hours of the new year and show handsets that appear to match previous leaks.

The Xperia Z will likely be Sony’s flagship handset for the first half of 2012 and is rumored to feature a 5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processing, and a 13MP camera. The Xperia ZL looks put its own twist on a similar spec sheet, though nothing is confirmed at this time.

Sony’s press event will take place next Monday, January 7th, at 5PM local time.

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Huawei D2 press shot surfaces ahead of CES unveiling

 We recently stumbled upon a slew of images outing Huawei’s upcoming D2 smartphone, but today’s new evidence has all but solidified its impending release. A new press shot of the device has surfaced, showing off the 5-inch device running atop Huawei’s custom UI. If you’re unfamiliar with the device, the D2′s specs include a 1.5-GHz quad-core processor, a full 1080p display and a 13-megapixel rear camera. Huawei is expected to make an official announcement of the D2 at CES next week in Las Vegas, Nevada. We’ll be covering the event live, so stay tuned for all the latest news.

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Sony Xperia Z And ZL Smartphones Appear In Subtle Press Shots

 

It’s a new year so it’s officially time to see some new devices— and Sony has delivered by releasing some press shots of a few new additions to its Xperia line of smartphones. Thanks to a couple of listings on Sony Japan’s website, we finally have been treated to images of the Xperia Z “Yuga” and Xperia ZL “Odin” smartphones. While there are no concrete details of each device’s features, earlier rumors have indicated both will feature 5-inch 1080p LCD displays, quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processors, 2 gigs of RAM and a 13-megapixel Exmor RS sensor on the rear. The main difference between the two? The Xperia ZL looks to be a bit smaller and more compact than the Xperia Z.

So now that the cat has been let out of the bag, it should be too long before we the devices in person at CES next week— which Talk Android will be at in full force by the way.

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Huawei D2 press shot surfaces ahead of CES unveiling

 We recently stumbled upon a slew of images outing Huawei’s upcoming D2 smartphone, but today’s new evidence has all but solidified its impending release. A new press shot of the device has surfaced, showing off the 5-inch device running atop Huawei’s custom UI. If you’re unfamiliar with the device, the D2′s specs include a 1.5-GHz quad-core processor, a full 1080p display and a 13-megapixel rear camera. Huawei is expected to make an official announcement of the D2 at CES next week in Las Vegas, Nevada. We’ll be covering the event live, so stay tuned for all the latest news.

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Sony Xperia Z And ZL Smartphones Appear In Subtle Press Shots

 

It’s a new year so it’s officially time to see some new devices— and Sony has delivered by releasing some press shots of a few new additions to its Xperia line of smartphones. Thanks to a couple of listings on Sony Japan’s website, we finally have been treated to images of the Xperia Z “Yuga” and Xperia ZL “Odin” smartphones. While there are no concrete details of each device’s features, earlier rumors have indicated both will feature 5-inch 1080p LCD displays, quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processors, 2 gigs of RAM and a 13-megapixel Exmor RS sensor on the rear. The main difference between the two? The Xperia ZL looks to be a bit smaller and more compact than the Xperia Z.

So now that the cat has been let out of the bag, it should be too long before we the devices in person at CES next week— which Talk Android will be at in full force by the way.

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Sony Xperia Z And ZL Smartphones Appear In Subtle Press Shots

 

It’s a new year so it’s officially time to see some new devices— and Sony has delivered by releasing some press shots of a few new additions to its Xperia line of smartphones. Thanks to a couple of listings on Sony Japan’s website, we finally have been treated to images of the Xperia Z “Yuga” and Xperia ZL “Odin” smartphones. While there are no concrete details of each device’s features, earlier rumors have indicated both will feature 5-inch 1080p LCD displays, quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processors, 2 gigs of RAM and a 13-megapixel Exmor RS sensor on the rear. The main difference between the two? The Xperia ZL looks to be a bit smaller and more compact than the Xperia Z.

So now that the cat has been let out of the bag, it should be too long before we the devices in person at CES next week— which Talk Android will be at in full force by the way.

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“Martians Invade Vegas” sweepstakes offers you a chance at a FREE Martian Watch

 

Things are starting to get a little hectic around here. We leave for CES in just 4 days from now and are busy packing, rounding up memory cards, USB Thumb Drives and charging up portable power to take a long. Not to mention the excitement of planning meetings and press events. So much to do and so little time. We are still trying to bring you guys what we can when time permits and with that, we found a pretty simple and slick little sweepstakes that we wanted to share.

While digging into a company that we have a meeting with, the Martian Watch, we came across a great sweepstakes for you guys to get entered in. Before we tell you all about it, you might want to know a little bit about the Martian Watch. It first made its appearance towards the middle of 2012 as a kickstarter campaign. Aiming to raise their funding from pledges and successfully clearing their goal. The watch does all the things one would expect a regular analog style watch to do. It is stylish, comes in multiple designs and tells the time.

Martian Watches SweepstakesThe Martian Watch does offer something a little bit different though. It will connect to your Android or iOS device via Bluetooth. Not so that it keeps time perfectly, but so that you can use the on board speaker and mic built into the watch for voice controlling your device. Giving the ability to call people, text people, check the weather and anything else voice commands will allow you to do.

The Martian also features a small LCD display readout. Kinda like a ticker really. It will display the name of the incoming caller and tick out a new text message for you. You really need to see the products video to get a better understanding of this cool little gadget.

They look a little big in our opinion, but we won’t really know until we seem them up close and personal. I like the idea though. While there are some watch styled devices out there that connect to our devices with full touch screens, something simple that can just make life easier is a pretty great idea.

On to the sweepstakes. Using good old standby Facebook, you have a chance to get your hands on a Martian Watch. They are going to be pairing their watches with as many phones as possible. From tech people to the average Joe or Jane walking down the strip. You can vote for locations that you want to see the Martian team to visit, but it isn’t necessary. As always, all you have to do is visit the Martian Watch Facebook page and hit the infamous ‘Like’ button. Toss in your email address and share the sweepstakes. You don’t have to share, but if you do you gain 3 more entries. Feel free to also check out their website for more details and to pre-order a Martian Watch today if you do so desire.

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Sony Xperia Z And ZL Smartphones Appear In Subtle Press Shots

 

It’s a new year so it’s officially time to see some new devices— and Sony has delivered by releasing some press shots of a few new additions to its Xperia line of smartphones. Thanks to a couple of listings on Sony Japan’s website, we finally have been treated to images of the Xperia Z “Yuga” and Xperia ZL “Odin” smartphones. While there are no concrete details of each device’s features, earlier rumors have indicated both will feature 5-inch 1080p LCD displays, quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processors, 2 gigs of RAM and a 13-megapixel Exmor RS sensor on the rear. The main difference between the two? The Xperia ZL looks to be a bit smaller and more compact than the Xperia Z.

So now that the cat has been let out of the bag, it should be too long before we the devices in person at CES next week— which Talk Android will be at in full force by the way.

source: Engadget

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Sony Xperia Z press image leaks

It looks like the New Year had brought a new image of the Sony Xperia Z, which for those who have moved on from and forgotten the codename, was the device previously known as the Sony Yuga. We still have yet to learn when exactly Sony plans to officially announce this device. That being said, we wouldn’t be surprised if we end up seeing a few more leaks in the the days before CES.

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The image (which can be seen below) is a press style render of the Sony Xperia Z showing off the front side of the device. Otherwise, we are not learning anything new from the image and the specs are still rumored. The Xperia Z should arrive running Jelly Bean and with higher-end specs.

Sony is getting into the 5-inch display game with the Xperia Z and according to the rumors, this handset will be launching with a 5-inch full HD display. Additionally, some of the other (and still rumored) specs include a quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, Adreno 320 graphics and 13 megapixel rear-facing camera.

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Again, we wouldn’t be surprised to learn some official details come CES, however in the meantime — this leaked press render does appear to lineup nicely with the previously leaked Yuga Xperia Z images. Finally, based on some of the previous leaks, the Xperia Z is expected to arrive as both a dust- and water-resistant device with the IP (Ingress Protection) ratings of IP55 and IP57.

[via Twitter @evleaks]

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Huawei Ascend Mate, D2 and W1 Leaked Out in Images Ahead of CES Announcement

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Huawei’s plans for the CES are not new to us. The Chinese manufacturer plans to launch at least three new smartphones during the course of the event, with each having a unique edge to it. One of them is the Ascend Mate which features the 6-inch 720p display panel and is all set to be the largest phablet in the market. The second is the Ascend D2 which is a 5-inch 1080p smartphone following in the footsteps of the HTC Butterfly and the Oppo Find 5. The last one is the company’s first Windows Phone 8 smartphone known as the Ascend W1. Huawei will become the fourth manufacturer to launch a Windows Phone 8 device, so this should provide a decent boost to the WP8 marketshare. And now, we have some early press shots of the all three smartphones, courtesy of @evleaks.

These images tell us that the Ascend W1 will be launched in multiple colors which include black, white, pink and blue (probably cyan). There’s no image of the front of the smartphone, so we’ll have to wait until CES to check that out. Also revealed is the massive 6-inch phablet, the Ascend Mate. From the official Huawei press image, it is clear that the Ascend Mate is huge! If you thought the Galaxy Note II was too big for you, then you can imagine what the Ascend Mate would do to you. Of course, phablets like these will find a market given its hardware specs and the company’s popularity in developing nations. The bezel area on the side is minimal, which is a neat addition too.

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Then comes the Huawei Ascend D2, which is the company’s beloved flagship and with good reason. This particular droid comes with a 5-inch 1080p display, with a pixel density of 440 ppi. We’ve heard these particular dimensions hundreds of times now, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise to people in sync with the mobile industry. It is however quite a remarkable feat for Huawei to come up with a smartphone when HTC and Oppo are the only companies with a 1080p smartphone in the market right now.

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Huawei is certainly on the right track to get its products in the market and what better place to showcase its products than at the CES convention in Las Vegas. Let’s hope we get to see more innovation from lesser known companies at CES. While the event might not be host to a lot of smartphone related announcements, there will be some pretty cool tech stuff on offer.

Source: Unwired View
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Sony Xperia Z ‘Yuga’ and ZL ‘Odin’ make a press shot debut on New Year’s Day

Sony Xperia Z 'Yuga' and ZL 'Odin' make a press shot debut on New Year's Day

Are you ready to welcome in 2013? It’s sure to be another hot year for handsets, and if this pair of leaked Xperia smartphones is any indication, Sony is likely to be off to a solid start come CES. The svelte Xperia Z “Yuga” and slightly sleeker ZL “Odin” have made a premature debut on the Japanese tech giant’s site, with a pair of straight-on press shots appearing overnight. The Xperia Z shot appears to be in line with earlier leaks, while the ZL is shaping up to be a slightly more compact variant, potentially squeezing identical hardware into a smaller shell. Both devices are rumored to include 5-inch 1080p LCDs, quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processors with 2 gigs of RAM and Adreno 320 graphics, along with a 13-megapixel Exmor RS sensor on the rear — oddly, the ZL’s front-facing camera appears to be positioned on the bottom. Sony has yet to confirm either device’s specifications, but with CES just around the corner, we don’t have long to wait for either device to become official.

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Huawei D2, Mate and W1 reportedly pose for press images

Huawei D2, Mate and W1 reportedly pose for press images

Huawei has already left little doubt as to what we’ll see from its smartphone line at CES. If official teasers aren’t enough, however, well-known phone tipster @evleaks has given Unwired View what’s purported to be press images for the three key introductions. The Ascend W1 Windows Phone (at left) looks much like we’ve seen from live shots, just with newer black and pink hues; the Ascend D2 (right) isn’t quite so rainbow-like, but supports what’s been claimed of the 5-inch phone’s aesthetic and custom interface. A shot for the Ascend Mate (after the break), despite representing the company’s stand-out device, is the least surprising given that executive Richard Yu showed customers the real thing just days ago. We’d still give these images a long look — while there’s chances for inaccuracies or surprises, they may be the best glimpses of Huawei’s early 2013 lineup before we see it first-hand.

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Sony Xperia Z shown off again in leaked press image

Sony Xperia Z

Ahead of its rumored CES release, we've got a new look at the Sony Xperia Z (aka "Yuga") in a proper press image, shown above. We saw a pretty grainy angled view of the device a few days back, but this one gives us a much better look at the front of the device. We're looking at proper on-screen navigation buttons and Sony's UI customizations here, as you would expect, as well as the power and volume button layout poking out of the right of the device.

Android Central @ CES

The reported specs are the same as we saw in the initial leak as well. We're looking at a 5-inch 1080P display, massive 13MP camera and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on the software front. It also looks like we'll see another variant in the form of the Xperia ZL, aka "Odin." (Earlier Sony naming schemes suggest that the ZL might be an LTE-capable version for certain markets, though we're speculating here.)

The devices are supposed to make their debut at CES 2013, which is just a week away, and hopefully Sony will bring more details on this device at that time as well.

Sources: XperiaBlogUnwiredView

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Sony Xperia Z And ZL Smartphones Appear In Subtle Press Shots

 

It’s a new year so it’s officially time to see some new devices— and Sony has delivered by releasing some press shots of a few new additions to its Xperia line of smartphones. Thanks to a couple of listings on Sony Japan’s website, we finally have been treated to images of the Xperia Z “Yuga” and Xperia ZL “Odin” smartphones. While there are no concrete details of each device’s features, earlier rumors have indicated both will feature 5-inch 1080p LCD displays, quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processors, 2 gigs of RAM and a 13-megapixel Exmor RS sensor on the rear. The main difference between the two? The Xperia ZL looks to be a bit smaller and more compact than the Xperia Z.

So now that the cat has been let out of the bag, it should be too long before we the devices in person at CES next week— which Talk Android will be at in full force by the way.

source: Engadget

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