The FCC is under Samsung siege, with four new devices getting the regulatory approvals just a couple of days after we spotted the AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon versions of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Among the four new gadgets, there are, as expected, the other two Note 2 models officially announced as coming this fall, but also a pair of rather mysterious Android tablets.
Everybody’s waiting for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to hit the States, which is why we’re happy to let you know that the US release looks on schedule. No, we still haven’t heard anything official from Samsung or any one of the five carriers confirmed to sell the “beast”, but we have spotted three different versions of the device getting FCC approval.
We’ve known about the Samsung Galaxy Camera for a while now. The idea of Android-based camera might not appeal to all types of users but it could be perfect for people who take a lot of pictures. The Galaxy Camera also offers a way to upload your photos and videos on the fly without having to hook an external camera to a laptop or other device to do it. In order to truly create an Android camera that can do everything from taking the picture to uploading, mobile broadband needs to be present.
AT&T might be a far second to Verizon in U.S. 4G LTE coverage, but that’s not stopping it from continuing its aggressive expansion plans. Part of the plan is to create a nationwide 4G band using 20MHz of spectrum in the 2.3GHz wireless communications services band for the LTE network.
A mysterious Samsung tablet, the SGH-T779, recently made a stop at FCC. What tablet could it be and where exactly is it heading for? After some digging, said device may turn out to be the 4G variant of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.
AT&T’s newest policy prevents any iPhone owner from using Facetime unless they are on a certain plan. Of course, this angered many people and public interest groups are now filing complaints with the FCC to have the policy changed.
LG’s latest phone in the L series, the LG Optimus L9 was announced last month. Now, if a recent appearance at the FCC is any clue, it appears that the stylish phone may be headed to the USA. This is a strong clue that, unless something goes wrong, customers may finally see the first appearance of an L-series phone in the USA.
Despite some mess up with the date, news about the UK release of Sony Xperia T have been flooding in since the flagship phone was unveiled late last month, which may have to do with the fact that it’s going to be James Bond’s choice of communication device. But what of those in North America who have been scanning the papers for hints of its debut in the country? Worry not, because FCC got your back.
Last week Android Authority reported on the news that a revised model of the HTC One X was in works. The rumor for the so-called “One X+” came from a series of tweets from @Football4PDA, someone who has been known to leak accurate info about HTC in the past. The tweets shed some light on what kind of specs we’d find in the device, such as the NVIDIA AP37 quad-core CPU at 1.6GHz. Besides the CPU, the device would offer 1GB of RAM, 4G LTE, a 1800mAh battery and Jelly Bean with HTC Sense UI 4.5.
With Apple’s iPhone 5 unveiling finally behind us, it’s time to start focusing on some other (and hopefully more exciting) events set to take place in September. First up, we know Motorola and Intel will have something new to show us on the 18th in London, but, unlike Apple (yeah, I said it), they’ve managed to keep the secret rather well while also raising some hype.