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Review: Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich for Nexus S

When the Nexus S got released alongside Android 2.3 Gingerbread there was a delay of about 2 months until Nexus One owners got their update. Many people were disappointed since the Nexus One was supposed to get updates very quick….

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HTC Nexus One vs. Samsung Nexus S: Which manufacturer should deliver the next Google phone?

Rumours about the Nexus Prime aka Galaxy Nexus have been floating around for months as Google is preparing their next major Android update called ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’. All evidence points to Samsung being again the manufacturer of choice, even though…

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Review: HTC Sense 3.0 (HTC Sensation) – Better than vanilla Android?

HTC Sense was the reason why i switched from Windows Mobile to Android. I was looking for something new as Microsoft didn’t innovate with Windows Mobile for many years, but at the same time vanilla Android running on the T-Mobile…

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Review: HTC Sensation Hardware Impressions

Everybody has been waiting for HTC to release it’s first dual core CPU smartphone. While other manufacturers offer dual core devices for quite some time now, HTC hesitated to push the envelope on their phones hardware specs until now. The…

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Review: Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) for Nexus One

What an coincidence. Just a few days ago i wrote an article about Android fragmentation and how many Nexus One customers were unhappy with the way Google handled the Gingerbread rollout. It was more than one month ago when Google…

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10 misconceptions about Android fragmentation

The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona just closed it’s doors, and while there weren’t any big surprises, we got to see quite a large number of new Android devices. Looking into the technical specs of those phones makes one of…

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Nexus One SLCD vs. Nexus One AMOLED showdown – which screen technology is better?

AMOLED screens are all the rage nowadays, as it seems like every smartphone manufacturer is eager to use an AMOLED screen on their flagship device. The main display provider for the market is currently Samsung. So everbody depends on their…

Review: Android 2.2 (FroYo) for Nexus One

Not much time ago i bought an HTC Desire and I was very happy with it, except for the AMOLED display which i don’t really like. But despite the great overall experience with the HTC Desire, i couldn’t shake off…

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Review: New HTC Sense features on HTC Desire

As a previous HTC Hero user i was waiting for an Android 2.1 update for a very long time. It seems like the european HTC Hero will finally see the update now, but i couldn’t wait and got my hands…

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Review: HTC Desire Hardware Impressions

Shortly after Google presented the Nexus One (manufactured by HTC), the HTC Desire was also officially announced as another Android flagship device. Both smartphones might have very similar hardware specs, but looking at the software side it’s clear that we…