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Could the Mysterious HTC Shooter Sprint Phone be the EVO 3D?

Written on March 17, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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A hint of Android Gingerbread, a cup of dual-core CPU, added with a teaspoon of qHD screen; looks like HTC is cooking something big. Perhaps it's the EVO 3D?

It’s been awhile since we last heard of Sprint’s EVO 3D phone, but a GLBenchmark database report may give us a little light on the matter as it reveals a mysterious high-end phone from Taiwan, the HTC Shooter. The data unveils that the HTC phone is equipped with a 960×540 resolution qHD display and currently runs on Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread. Also known as model number PG86100, it carries an Adreno 220 GPU which will feature a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon. With this much power, could it be the EVO 3D phone or could it be something else? CTIA 2011 is coming next week, so maybe we can gather more information by then.

Hit the break to view the full GLBenchmark database report!

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Android 3.0 Honeycomb Statue Now Up at Google Office

Written on March 01, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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From Eclair to Froyo, to Gingerbread, to Honeycomb. The arrival of the Android 3.0 Honeycomb statue at the Google California campus was satisfyingly delicious.

California, the Honeycomb has landed. We repeat, the Honeycomb has landed and the bee and the android has arrived with it. In Google’s own unique way of inducting their new Android mobile OS to the family, the gigantic company has finally erected the Android 3.0 Honeycomb statue as it makes its stand next to its predecessors, the Eclair, the Froyo and the Gingerbread. If you happen to come around California, then it would be a great idea to drop by Building 44 Google’s California campus, where the statue makes its stand and signals the herald of the new OS.

Hit the break to see how the brilliant people of Google installed the gargantuan sculpture.

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Samsung Nexus S Integrates NXP’s PN544 NFC Chip

Written on December 07, 2010 by Charles Bass

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"We are always looking for creative ways to enhance and extend the utilities of mobile devices with new technologies. With NXP's contribution, the introduction of NFC in Android provides developers, service providers, and device manufacturers a game-changing opportunity to deliver new services while enabling users to interact with each other and the physical world in ways previously not possible." - Eric Chu, Mobile Platforms Program Manager, Google

Last Wednesday, Samsung announced that it had developed its own NFC module, but today, we’ve just learned that it came late for inclusion in the forthcoming Nexus S. NXP Semiconductors came forward today with the proclamation of their direct involvement in the very first handset running Android 2.3.

The outfit’s PN544 NFC controller and accompanying open source software stack will be integrated on Nexus S and they’ve both been validated on Gingerbread. We can never can tell what type of apps are in store for us to make use of this advantage, only time will reveal the whereabouts.

If you want to know the press release here’s the direct link.

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Spotted: Nexus S and Android 2.3 Gingerbread

Written on November 27, 2010 by Charles Bass

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The images XDA Developers got are blurry but the point is clear, the new handset from Samsung called Nexus S is running on Android Gingerbread OS.

While it is no secret that the newest the Samsung smart phone will be carrying the latest of Android OS, certainly people need proof for its existence. Codenamed Nexus S, the device equipped with Android 2.3 OS or Gingerbread platform. The XDA Developers got hold of the handset from an unidentified source and took snapshots of it.

The photos are hard pieces of evedence which confirm both the Nexus S and the Gingerbread OS. Apart from the existence of both the device and OS, the rumor about the Nexus S sporting a thin and curved body that features a convex display is also evident. A few important specs are also revealed all through out the report including the device’s capability to record a 720 HD video. It also has a 5-megapixel camera for taking still shots. The handset will likely be running a Dual Core Orion 1GHz Cortex A9.

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