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It’s finally official, LG Optimus G Pro, rumored for a long time and now it’s here. Japanese carrier announced it’s spring lineup of Android devices and LG’s Optimus G Pro is one of the devices announced. LG Optimus G Pro has 5-inch 1080p Full HD display, 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 3,000mAh battery and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. There’s also similar specs to it’s predecessor like 2GB of RAM, 13MP camera on the back, 332GB of internal storage and LTE. Optimus G Pro arrives to Japan in April, but there’s no information about when it’s going to be launched in other countries.
Owners of unbranded Galaxy S3 in Australia can feel free to celebrate as Android 4.1.2 Update has started to roll out. Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update is currently available only via KIES, and there’s no word when the update will be available via OTA. Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean brings many new features to Galaxy S3 smartphone, such as, ‘Premium Suite’, which brings ‘multi window’ functionality, but there’s also bug fixes, also Exynos exploit is fixed and the so called ‘sudden-death’ is fixed also. If you have unbranded Galaxy S3 device and your region is Australia, head to the KIES and download the update.
Samsung is expected to announce 5.8-inch Android smartphone at Mobile World Congress in February in Barcelona. The 5.8-inch smartphone model number is GT-I9152, and it has dual-SIM support. The device will come in Pure White color. It’s also expected that the device runs Android 4.1.2 or Android 4.2.1. It seems that this device is aimed to Asian markets with it’s dual-SIM support. We’ll just have to wait for more leaks and see what Samsung will announce at MWC 2013.
Samsung’s is going to add yet another size version to it’s Galaxy Note lineup. Samsung GT-N5100, will come in 2 versions GT-N5100 3G / WiFi version, and GT-N5100 WiFi version only. It’s also now confirmed that the official name is going to Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Galaxy Note 8 has 8-inch 1280×800 TFT (Super Clear LCD) display, 5MP camera on the back, 1.3 MP front camera, 2 GB RAM, 16Gb or 32GB of internal storage + Micro SD slot, and it comes with hefty 4,600mAh battery. The 8-inch Galaxy Note will run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It also has S-Pen with all the latest functions. Samsung will unveil the 8-inch Galaxy Note in Mobile World Congress on February. Key specs after the break.
An Asus executive revealed to WSJ that the copmany is “in talks” with Microsoft to license Windows Phone 8. Talk is always just talk, but we all know that WP8 is in need of new partners and it’s interesting what Asus might do with the OS, we might even see Asus PadFone running Windows Phone 8. VP Benson Lin also commented the situation by saying the following:
“With our Padfone concept, the phone plus tablet, I think it makes sense for Windows 8,” Mr. Lin said. “There is no target timeline…but we are interested in making Windows phones.”
It’s still unclear how it could work. The Android-based Asus PadFone employees the exact same Android version whether it’s in tablet or in phone mode, but there’s no version of Windows currently that allows that sort of flexibility. There’s no launch date or anything else information out yet, but it’s pretty great news that we might see Asus Padfone running Windows Phone OS.
HTC posted a photo to company’s Facebook page, and it now seems that it’s a photo of rumored M7 flagship Android smartphone. You can’t see much from the image, but it’s believed that M7 has 4.7-inch display with 468PPI. It’s also believed that M7 has 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon CPU, 2GB of RAM 32GB of internal storage, and LTE and HSPA+ radios. The M7 also has 13MP camera on the back. There’s no official launch date set yet, but it’s believed that HTC will unveil the M7 flagship Android smartphone in Mobile World Congress on February.
There was lot of tablets shown in CES this year, and ASUS showed few there too, but one tablet they didn’t show there was ASUS MeMo Pad. ASUS MeMo Pad, 7-inch 1,024-by-600 tablet runs Android Jelly Bean, has 16GB of internal storage, a Mali 400 GPU, 1GB of RAM and a 1MP front facing camera. ASUS MeMo Pad isn’t as nice as Nexus 7, but with price tag of $150 it’s little bit easier to your wallet. ASUS also informs that MeMo Pad is “tablet-only product”, meaning that it won’t be getting Transformer Pad-like keyboard dock. Check out the official press release after the break.