Samsung Galaxy Note 2 coming in October in Two Colors


After a little more than 24 hours after the official launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, many people ask when the long-awaited new phablet of the Korean manufacturer will make its debut.

According to reports in the SamMobile, it was revealed by a reseller whose name has not been mentioned, that the successor of the first Samsung Galaxy Note should arrive on the market during the fourth week of October 1.

Based on the findings of a screenshot of the database vendor, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 should be sold to one day in two different colors: a Ceramic White (different from the “White Marble” of the Samsung Galaxy S III) and a vaguely defined TBD (could be a blue variant).

The same dealer would revealed another indiscretion that the Korean mnufacturer will launch a new color of the Galaxy S III called Titan Gray, so that should be added to those already available (Marble White, Pebble Blue, Garnet Red and Black). Its debut on the market should be around the middle of September.




Samsung Galaxy Player 5.8 Unveiled with Android 4.0 ICS


Samsung has officially launched its new super media player, a device characterized by a design that is reminiscent of the Galaxy S III and a display that is similar to that of a small tablet.

The Samsung Galaxy Player 5.8 is the name of the device. It boasts a body with rounded lines that recall clearly that of smartphone flagship of the Korean manufacturer and a 5.8-inch display with qHD resolution (960 x 540 pixels).

The features include a 3-megapixel main camera and a front VGA camera, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, 16/32GB built-in memory, support MicroSD, two front speakers and a battery of 2,500 mAh.

As for the software aspect, the Samsung Galaxy Player 5.8 can count on the combination of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and the user interface, TouchWiz , as well as on the Learning Hub and a number of applications purely for students.

The Samsung Galaxy Player 5.8 will be one of the protagonists of the IFA 2012.




The Nexus 7 Arrives in Europe


Already available in the United States and England, the Nexus 7 is preparing to invade the entire Old World. As of September 3 , in fact, the first Google tablet will be on sale in key European markets, including the Italian one.

Different, however, the situation of our country than that of Germany, France and Spain in the latter, the Nexus 7 can be purchased directly from Google Play Store while in Italy, the device will be released by ASUS.

There is another major difference between Italy and other major European markets in the country: it will be sold only in the version of 16GB of memory (249 euro), while in France , Spain and Germany you can also buy the version with 8GB memory (199 euros).

Main features of the Nexus 7 is a 7-inch display with HD resolution, a quad-core 1.3 GHz based platform NVIDIA Tegra 3, 1GB of RAM, a 4325 mAh battery and Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean.




Mini Xplus with Improved Heat Dissipation


The Mini Xplus just been adjusted and is back in stock. Reportedly, the new device now provides a better ventilation to improve heat dissipation. The baseplate is separated from its housing, thus allowing increased airflow.

The Mini Xplus is basically a tiny PC running on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. It features an ARM Cortex-A8 Allwinner A10, 512 MB of RAM, 4GB of onboard storage and microSD card slot for expansion.

The Mini Xplus has Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n (external antenna), 2 USB 2.0 ports, and of course, HDMI. It also comes with a remote control.

The mini PC Mini Android Xplus is offered at a price equivalent to about 67 euros and comes in three color options: blue, black and red. According to the source, this mini PC will be available in 1GB of RAM in the near future.




Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Launched in India as Galaxy Note 800


Not long after it was released in the U.S. and the United Kingdom, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is also available in India. However, there is a different name: the Galaxy Note 800.

Samsung India eStore is offering only the white, 3G version of the Note 800, for 38,500 INR (about $695) . The black version will probably be released soon.

The Galaxy Note 10.1/800 is the first quad-core (1.4 GHz) Samsung tablet. Running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.1 upgradeable Jelly Bean), it features a 10.1-inch screen with resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, S Pen (with lots of dedicated applications), 5-megapixel rear camera, front camera 1.9 MP, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory and microSD card support.




Acer Launches Gallant Liquid and Gallant Liquid Duo


Acer is preparing for the IFA 2012 with two terminals that are brought to the event in Berlin next week: the Gallant Liquid and Gallant Liquid Duo.

Based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the Acer Liquid Gallant can count on a 1GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, a 4.3-inch display with qHD resolution and a camera with 5 megapixels.

Among other features of the Acer Gallant Liquid incluide a 4GB of built-in memory (with expansion via microSD), Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi 802.11 b / g / n, 1,500 mAh battery and, as regards the Duo version, supports Dual- SIM.

The Acer Gallant Liquid Duo will arrive on the market in September in two colors: Gentle Black and Ceramic White. The variant with support for a single SIM should make its debut on the market soon after.




Sony Unveiled the Xperia J


Yet another Android smartphone from Sony has been revealed before its official presentation: the Sony Xperia J.

Already the subject of rumors in recent weeks, the Sony Xperia J (codenamed ST26i ) is a low-end terminal equipped with some interesting features, like a 4-inch display and a 1700 mAh battery.

The Russian webzine,, has published an in-depth preview of the terminal with which reveals some of its features, among which are 512MB of RAM, a main camera 5 megapixel with LED flash and a front support MicroSD.

As for the software aspect, the Sony Xperia J should come to market with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and the classic interface personalized by the Japanese manufacturer.




LG Optimus Black: Confirmed the Update to Android 4.0 ICS


The story on the issue of the official update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the LG Optimus Black continues to complicate.

In the silence of the parent company, two images appeared on the web that seem to confirm that the update. Therefore, sooner or later, it will be released. Actually, a couple of photos of a sales package of the LG Optimus Black shows the recognizable logo of Android ICS.

The word “Upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich” seems to leave no doubt that the manufacturer intends to update the device, or at least had in the past can not be ruled out that the package object of the photo is was carried out when still a decision about upgrading had not been taken.

We just have to wait for the update from LG.




Samsung Galaxy S DUOS Launched in Europe


Back to the end of July, the first information on the Samsung Galaxy S DUOS terminal features a design reminiscent of the Galaxy S III and Dual-SIM.

In the past few hours, the smartphone has been officially announced by the Korean manufacturer, and has announced that it will be available in Europe starting in September.

Based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the Samsung Galaxy S DUOS is animated by a 1GHz processor. Users can count on a 4-inch WVGA resolution, 4GB of onboard memory, MicroSD support, 5 megapixel camera and battery of 1,500 mAh .

The strength of the Samsung Galaxy S DUOS is the simultaneous support two SIM , whereby the user can receive calls or text messages on a number while talking to each other.




ASUS Transformer Pad TF300: Released Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean Update


Less than a month ago, ASUS has announced that at least three of its tablets would receive the official update to 4.1.1 Android Jelly Bean.

And in the past few hours, the Asian manufacturer has begun to fulfill its promise, initiating the procedures for issuing the update for the first tablet of the series, the Transformer Pad TF300. Users in the U.S. would be the first to receive notification of its availability.

Downloaded and installed via OTA (directly from the device), the update brings all the features introduced by Jelly Bean, including the termination of support for Flash Player.

The other two ASUS tablets that should soon receive an update to Android 4.1.1 is the Transformer Infinity Pad and Transformer Prime.




New Samsung Galaxy Player with 5.8-inch Display, Unveiled


According to the latest rumors, Samsung may be ready to launch a new Galaxy Player media player series.

The device in question is equipped with a 5.8-inch display with qHD resolution (960 x 540 pixels). This device would be the first in the series to come to market with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (the previous models are all based on Gingerbread).

Among other features of the Samsung Galaxy Player 5.8, we find a 1GHz dual core processor, 1GB of RAM, a camera of 3 megapixels, WiFi, GPS, MicroSD, TouchWiz UI and a battery of 2,500 mAh.

According to the image published by SamMobile Webzine, the Samsung GALAXY Player 5.8 should boast a design that is very similar to that of the successful Galaxy S III and two front speakers.

We are waiting for confirmation from the Korean manufacturer, which may take advantage of the IFA 2012 later this month to officially launch its new device.






The Xiaomi Phone 2



After selling its first high end Android phone for $200, Xiaomi in China has announced a new smartphone, called Xiaomi Phone 2 (or MI-2).

The Xiaomi Phone 2 runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and, like its predecessor, comes with MIUI interface. It also has impressive specifications, among which are: quad-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064 S4, HD screen (IPS) 4.3-inch, 8 MP camera with rear illuminated, 2 MP front camera, internal memory of 16 GB and 2 GB of RAM (it seems that this feature is becoming the new standard for smart phones Android high end).

Xiaomi says the new terminal will be available in China from October, for only 1,999 CNY (about 315 dollars or 255 euros). Carriers like China Unicom and China Telecom will also offer the phone. It will be available in different colors, including silver, blue, pink and yellow.