Android 4.1 articles
Sony launched the "slimmest and lightest" tablet in the 10.1-inch category, the Xperia Tablet Z. Featuring the same sharp and flat features as the Xperia Z, with a thickness of just 6.9 mm, and weighing in at just 495 g, this is one really smart tile.
Sony may have launched the Xperia A in partnership with Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo, but still thinks its design has room for improvements. The company launched the similar-looking Xperia UL, which features faster processor and 15-frame burst photography.
Android and iOS relegated Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Symbian, Bada, to the fringes, jointly making up 92.3 percent of the smartphone operating system market, according to the latest data by market analyst IDC. Microsoft has a long way to go, but has reason to cheer.
NVIDIA announced that its Shield handheld gaming console will be up for pre-order on the 20th of this month, and that the first orders should begin shipping out in June. NVIDIA set price competitive with other consoles, and is betting heavily on Tegra 4 and Android.
Another week, another Galaxy, this one named Galaxy Core (I8260). The 4.3-inch smartphone comes with mainstream features, studded with glimmers of its high-end cousins, including Touchwiz-enhanced Android 4.1, Smart Stay, S Voice, Smart Alert, and Motion UI.
Samsung rolled out a dual-SIM variant of its mid-range Galaxy Win handset, the Win Duos; and the new Galaxy Fame entry-level 3.5-incher. Both feature Android 4.1, an acceptable imaging department, and support for 3G HSDPA, pulling the entry-level masses.
Just what we needed, another Samsung tablet. The Galaxy Tab 3, launched today, is equipped to provide an alternative to the Nexus 7. The 7-incher packs some serious cost-balancing while covering the essentials, and could command an attractive (sub-$200, even) price.
LG debuted the Optimus F5, its mainstream 4G LTE-enabled handset, featuring a 4.3-inch qHD screen, slightly refitted Android 4.1, and a decent mainstream feature-set. Launched first in France, the phone will make its debut in most world markets by June.
Impressed with the Optimus G Pro, but find its 5.5-inch screen a tad too big? No worries, LG shrunk it down to 5-inch with the Optimus GK, featuring the same 1080p resolution, and the same premium innards of its older sibling. It's launched first are Korea-exclusive.
Huawei hopped into the value-conscious 5-incher bandwagon, by rolling out the A199, suspiciously identical to the Ascend G710 spotted in February. The company could be targeting emerging markets, with dual-SIM support; yet includes a decent mainstream feature-set.