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Long before Pantech started teasing Android enthusiasts with high-end offerings like the Vega Racer 2, Vega S5, and the AT&T-bound Magnus (HD IPS display and Snapdragon S4 processor), the company has been riding on the mid-range highway with the Burst and Element. If you’ve been hoping to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on the Burst, an update is apparently coming real soon.

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If you missed the deal that Wirefly had on the Motorola Droid Razr M, where the phone was offered for only $50, last week, it’s redemption time, Wirefly is again giving customer the opportunity to snag the Kevlar-adorned phone at a similarly tempting price.

HTC One X 5

At the beginning of the week Android Authority reported on what was supposedly a leaked image of an HTC phablet. The new image called the phone the HTC One X 5. Shortly after the leak, it became known that this was nothing more than a concept image by Flickr user Danny Tu. That’s the end of the HTC One X 5 rumor, right? Not exactly.

Verizon Galaxy Nexus

When you buy a Nexus device, you expect quick upgrades to the latest and greatest compatible version of Android. In most cases, Google has done a good job with this. Unfortunately, Google can only control so much and leaves many of the details up to individual carriers.

Nearly two months after GSM variants were upgraded to Jelly Bean, Sprint finally managed to get the upgrade on Speptember 6th. Now it is Verizon’s turn, starting today. Better late than never, I suppose. The upgrade will roll out in waves and should reach all Verizon Nexus users within two weeks.

Samsung Galaxy Note II

Anxiously awaiting the Samsung Galaxy Note II? The wait is almost over for those in Europe. Yesterday we learned that the Note II is hitting Italy on September 28th. What about the rest of the European market? An unofficial report coming from Sam Mobile suggests Samsung’s new phablet will start rolling out to Europe within the next two weeks.

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LG treated the 4X HD more or less like a mediocre device, releasing it in Europe in late June, in Asia soon after, but not in key markets in North America. We heard about a Canadian release scheduled for the fall ever since late July, but alas it seems like the phone won’t be hitting the major carriers we were suspecting it to.