IFA is just around the corner, and many of us are anticipating the new releases and announcements that follow. It seems it’s not just consumers that are anxious though, as Acer has now just announced two new phones ahead of the show- although it’s really no surprise to Android Authority. The two new Android devices are both aimed at the entry-level, budget market, although they are still far from ‘basic’ phones. The Liquid Gallant and Liquid Gallant Duo are essentially the same device, although the later of these has dual-SIM capability.


When we first reported that Motorola was readying a QWERTY variant of its popular ruggedized smartphone line, the Motorola Defy Pro, the device was still practicing its Samba moves en route to Brazil. Now it seems the Defy Pro has muscled its way to Canadian shores.


When it comes to LG smartphones, most of us generally think of a phone with reasonable quality, if not the most cutting edge features. While many Optimus smartphones are far from ‘high-end’, a new rumor suggests they may be raising the bar with the so-called Optimus G.

The Optimus G supposedly will feature a quad-core LTE design with a 4.7-inch IPS True HD display, 2GB of RAM, and an impressive 13MP camera. The heart of the phone is believed to run on Android 4.0 ICS, alongside the LG Optimus UI 3.0.

Sony Xperia J

The Sony Xperia J (formerly known as the ST26i), has now been thoroughly previewed by Russian website Aside from some precious info about the phone’s look, feel and screen, this preview also brings to the spotlight a few decent pics of the Xperia J.


This is a story about Jolla. It may sound like an infamous Linux distribution, but it’s not. It’s a Helsinki (Nokia ground zero!) based startup and it reminds us a little of Saygus. Jolla wants to use MeeGo, Nokia’s orphaned ecosystem and deliver the world an Android-friendly smartphone.