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Aliyun-OS

There is nothing wrong with making and releasing forks of Android, such as what Amazon does, but it’s not a part of the OHA. Acer is and thus far, it has used the inner workings of Android, namely the Android runtime, framework and tools. Aliyun is then, by logic, an incompatible fork of Android, without express permission of Google and is breaking the rules of OHA membership.

Motorola Intel

As we informed you last week, Motorola and Intel are hosting a joint event in London today, presumably to announce Moto’s first Intel-powered phone. Rumors say that the device might be a European variant of the recently announced Motorola Razr M, but we can’t rule out a surprise, like a Droid Razr HD featuring an Atom processor, or even an entirely new device.

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We earlier wrote a news story that Yahoo! would be overhauling the company’s smartphone policy. Among the new CEO Marissa Mayer’s strategic shifts when she came onboard as chief executive is to revamp the company as a product company. As such, she wants employees to be able to think from the perspective of a consumer, and not just an engineer, developer, designer or whatnot.

HTC phablet becomes known as the HTC One X 5

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HTC One X 5

Rumors of a 5-inch phablet device from HTC have been floating around for a while now. From leaked photos to information about the phablet getting unveiled on September 19th, we’ve just about heard it all.

Motorola RAZR HD

It wasn’t too long ago that the Droid RAZR HD was first announced. While the phone looks to be quite capable, little has been revealed when it comes to pricing or release date. Pricing still remains a mystery, but it seems we might be narrowing in on a target release date. Originally, all we knew for sure was that it was coming “before the Holidays”. Now October seems likely.

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It was over a month ago that Carphone Warehouse opened the registration page for Sony’s compact handset, the Xperia Miro, in the UK. Since then we’ve seen many Xperia devices, from low- to high-end, introduced at the consumer electronics trade show IFA 2012 in Berlin. If your heart is still set on the Xperia Miro, you can now purchase the phone from the aforementioned retailer.

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Expansys UK is offering the One X for £379.99 with free shipping, which is one heck of a deal for one heck of a phone. The £380 would translate into around $615 at today’s conversion rates, which might seem a lot for those of you reading us from the States, but that’s almost £200 less than the phone’s UK list price at the time of its release several months ago.

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The fact that Google Now is officially a part of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean hasn’t stopped Galaxy S3 owners from sideloading the app onto their device. Availability clearly isn’t an issue for those who know their way around, but there’s still one app that gets in the way of fully appreciating all that Google Now has to offer — Samsung’s S Voice.