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Rarely mentioned in the tech world, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus actually has something to brag about in the camera department: a front-facing camera capable of taking 720p HD videos, according to a report from Geek.com.
Pundits previously centered their Galaxy Nexus criticism on its back camera for its mere 5-megapixel resolution, whereas competition — such as the iPhone 4S and the HTC Rezound — already dictates 8 MP to be the norm. That argument, however, gradually dissipates, as visual quality is compared and then finding out hardly any notable superiority of phones with higher MP resolutions.
We knew that the Motorola DROID RAZR won’t be the world’s thinnest smartphone forever. We just didn’t expect its title to be challenged so soon. And, the challenger? The Fujitsu ARROWS F-07D, which recently made the rounds for approval at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Filings at the FCC showed that the device is merely 6.7 millimeters thin. In comparison, the DROID RAZR is 0.4 mm thicker at 7.1 mm, whereas the difference is even more noticeable if you compare the ARROWS F-07D with the 9.3-mm Apple iPhone 4S.
The Fujitsu device also remains slim almost throughout its body, with no large hump at one end, like the ones [...]
Within days after the source code of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) was released, a couple of Android smartphones have been bestowed unofficial builds of the latest Android version. It was only a matter of time before the developer community made a tablet version, a near-perfect build of which made it to the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer TF101.
As shown in the video below, most of the fundamental Android features are working: the touchscreen, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and Web browsing. In the meantime, the devs are still ironing out the kinks regarding GPS, sensors, graphical glitches, audio, and screen rotation.
Owners of the Nexus S may already feel satisfied with Google’s announcement to bring the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) update to the said smartphone within weeks. But, there are people who just can’t wait any longer. The fellows at XDA Developers managed to compile for the Nexus S and the Nexus S 4G a custom build of Android 4.0 from the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) source code.
Being an unofficial build, the custom ROM is littered with bugs and non-working features. For instance, video recording is not functioning at the moment, as well as tethering and data usage limit. USB mass storage and Wi-Fi connectivity initially were not operating as expected as well, but [...]