As Phil mentioned in this week's column, the next two weeks in the smartphone world are going to be particularly crazy. We've got events from HTC and Sony next week, and Mobile World Congress starting the following weekend. (And we have a feeling March is going to be even more action-packed.)
So in the run up to these events, there's been plenty of international news to report from all the major manufacturers. Head past the break to find out what's been stirring these past seven days with the rumored HTC "One," Galaxy S4, Optimus G Pro and Sony Xperia Z.
We're two weeks out from Mobile World Congress, and just over a week away from learning what HTC's been cooking up for its 2013 flagship device. That means there's plenty of international Android news to talk about this week, as we await the arrival of new devices from some of the biggest manufacturers around.
Starting with HTC, we've heard a couple of interesting rumors doing the rounds this week surrounding the company's upcoming "M7" flagship phone. Earlier in the week UK blog Pocket-Lint claimed to have details of new image sensor technology at work in the phone's camera. If the reports are to be believed, HTC's next big thing will pack a new 4.3-"ultrapixel" setup that uses a multi-layer image sensor, with one layer for each primary color. Supposedly this new tech will produce more accurate colors and superior fine detail, though as with any new camera tech, we'll have to wait to get our hands on it before we know for sure. (In the meantime, HTC's teasing a "new sound and camera experience" this year, so it sounds like there may be something to these rumors.)
It's the first apps of the week roundup of February, and we tried our best to get some great picks for you this week. We've got a couple of useful tools and some fun games to try out, with a couple others sprinkled in as well. Check them out after the break and see how we did this week.
If the Tegra 4 processor, Project Shield and NVIDIA Grid caught your eye during CES, I wouldn't blame you. Having sat in the front row for the press conference prior to CES, I can attest to the fact that great things are coming from the company in the first half of 2013.
With that in mind, I've wrapped up all of the NVIDIA news in one place. Hit the quick links below for the best NVIDIA news and announcements from CES 2013:
For more on NVIDIA, be sure to keep it locked @AndroidCentral and @MobileNations. However, I also encourage you to follow @nvidiategra and @nvidia… and keeping an eye on the NVIDIA Blog may not be a bad idea either
Happy holidays, everyone! Got some time off and looking to unwind or get away from the Christmas chaos? There a bunch of solid Android games that have steep price cuts, and we've rounded some of them up for you here. Go on, treat yourself to a few – you deserve it. Of course, if you spot anything else that's on sale, don't be shy about dropping a comment!
Mondays are always busy, and it's nice to have a place to catch up on the days events in one tidy little blog post. That what these daily roundups are for, letting you see what you missed and letting me read all through it again to think about what it all might mean. Good times for everyone!
Good night folks. Morning comes early!
We bring you all the news that's fit to print is how we roll here at AC. Never mind that we don't actually print anything, we still bring as much news as can be fit into one day. Today was no exception, and here is what you might have missed out on.
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New phones, special deals, news from carriers, great apps — you name it and it happens just about every day in the wide world of Android. We know that you can't spend every minute glued to your screen to keep track of it all, so here are highlights of the day all wrapped up and easy to read.
Tomorrow, we get to do it all over again! See you then.