Of the many LG phones announced at MWC, one that definitely stands out is the Optimus 4X HD. The 4.7-inch, Tegra 3 behemoth is truly something to behold. We really liked it during our initial hands on, and naturally the next question is -- when can we get one? UK pricing and availability has been released today, as Clove Technology have confirmed that they will be stocking the device.
Clove's pre-order page is up now, and the 4X HD will set you back £456 inc VAT. The downside is that at present they're saying the device won't be available until June.
During their meeting with LG though, Clove managed to establish that the LG Optimus 3D Max is not destined for UK shores at this time. The original Optimus 3D never really took off over here, so it's perhaps not a device that will be missed by the British crowd.
StumbleUpon has announced the latest update to their popular Android app and with this release, they've gone ahead and done some house cleaning on the app and added in a bunch of new features that are deeply integrated with Google services.
- Android Beam (NFC): Users of the StumbleUpon app for Android can now share any content they discover on StumbleUpon to other NFC-enabled devices running Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. This will make sharing content discovered through StumbleUpon seamless and fun.
- Action Bar: The StumbleUpon app will now feature the native Android Action Bar, enabling users to explore the Web via the familiar Android navigation interface.
- Resizable Widget on device home screen: The StumbleUpon app for Android will now be accessible directly from the device home screen. Users will be able to preview StumbleUpon-recommended content directly from the home screen of their device without having to launch the StumbleUpon app.
- Sharing to Google+: The StumbleUpon app for Android will now include a sharing button to Google+. In addition to sharing to Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon and email, Stumblers can now easily share content they discover through StumbleUpon with their connections on Google+.
- Sign in with Google: With the new app, users will be able to sign in to StumbleUpon through a Google log-in with any mobile device and on the desktop.
Aside from the new features added, StumbleUpon also updated the homescreen experience for the app, making it easier then ever to get logged in and not only finding but sharing the content you enjoy the most. The updated version is available in the Android Market right now, full press release and download link can be found past the break.
We knew Panasonic was coming to Mobile World Congress to unveil something special but the details were rather slim. Their first break for the European market came way of the Panasonic Eluga and now they've unveiled the Panasonic Eluga Power.
- A 1280x720 HD, 5.0 inch LCD screen with a 9.6mm thin frame.
- Slim form factor – 136x70x9.6mm.
- Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.0.
- International standard IP57 water and dustproofing.
- NFC – allowing for contactless payment and data transfer.
- Main camera with 8MP autofocus and 1080p Full HD video recording, including auto scene recognition and 8x digital zoom, as well as a front-facing camera.
- Superfast charging – 50% charge takes just 30 minutes, and 80% takes 57 minutes (provided it starts charging from a 10% charged status).
- 8GB of internal memory, with Micro SD Card Slot supporting a further 32GB.
Hard to say how well Panasonic will do with either device, the Eluga and the Eluga Power but we're guessing this won't be the last we hear of them if they're looking to keep things moving. Full press release can be found past the break.
Not at Mobile World Congress but still want to follow along? Google has now released their official Mobile World Congress app in the Android Market. Of course, it is meant for attendees to use but it's still an awesome app to download and check out. Some of the features:
- Event information
- Booth & partner maps
- Information on partners featured at the booth
- Google Mobile apps featured at MWC
- Android Pin checklist
- Photo Notes
You can jump on past the break for the download link and stay tuned for more Mobile World Congress coverage right here on Android Central. Thanks, Gordon!
Huawei have definitely hit the ground hard at Mobile World Congress. Following on the quad-core theme is their latest tablet offering, the Mediapad 10 FHD.
The aluminium unibodied Mediapad 10 will arrive packing their own 1.5GHz quad-core processor, Ice Cream Sandwich, and a glorious 1900x1200 10 inch IPS display. We're also treated to a healthy dose of Dolby surround sound technology. The good news -- especially for you guys in North America -- is that the Mediapad 10 will support LTE as well as HSPA+
As with the Ascend Quad D, Huawei are making big claims with this tablet, labelling it the "fastest quad-core tablet available." It's thin, at just 8.8mm and it's light at just under 600g. The rear camera comes in an 8MP, coupled with a 1.3MP front facer.
There's nothing in the release about on board storage, but all in all the Mediapad 10 looks like an impressive tablet. Huawei really have upped their game with this latest batch of devices. Maybe, just maybe they have what it takes to become a major player. The Mediapad 10 FHD is set to be available in the global market during Q2 2012.
ZTE noted ahead of Mobile World Congress that they would be unveiling a small bevy of devices for folks to enjoy in the coming months. The ZTE Era is one highlight from that lot and brings some well rounded specs along with it.
Making use of the NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core mobile processor the ZTE Era as it's known will arrive with Android 4.0 on-board along with a 4.3-Inch 960 x 540 display with 8GB of memory expandable with a MicroSD card and HSPA+ connectivity. When it comes to size, the ZTE comes in at only 7.8mm thick.
There was no mention of availability time or carriers currently but the ZTE Era will serve as ZTE's flagship device in the coming months. You can view the full press release past the break.