Sony To Pay $1 Billion For Full Control Of Sony Ericsson?

On the weekend we heard that Sony is looking to buy Ericsson out of their Sony Ericsson smartphone partnership, where the two companies produces mobile phones together under the Sony Ericsson brand.

Sony and Ericsson started working together about 10 years ago, and signed a 10 year deal to produce mobile phones and smartphones together, and now it would appear that Sony wants full control of Sony Ericsson.

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China Blocks Google’s Android Market

Google and the Chinese government haven’t exactly had the best relationship, with China trying to sensor most of Google’s offerings, including Google search, Gmail and more, it would appear that Google’s Android Market is now blocked in China.

According to a recent report market.android.com has now been blocked in China, which would mean that Chinese Android fans will no longer be able to download apps from the Android Market.

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Google+ 2.0 Android App Leaked And Available To Download

In addition to the Google Music 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich app leaked over the weekend. A new Google+ 2.0 Android app for Google’s social network has also surfaced and is available to download from the Android Police website.

In a similar vein to the leaked Google Music 4.0.1 application, the new Google+ app has a redesigned user interface which provides a much improved layout and more refined navigation than the previous version.

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S Lands On Three UK

We heard recently that the new Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc would be available with UK mobile operator Three, and it is now available on a range of different contracts with the mobile carrier.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S comes with Android Gingerbread 2.3.4 and features a 4.2 inch multi-touch touchscreen display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels.

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Minecraft Pocket Edition Rolls Out To All Android Devices (video)

If you have been waiting for the new version of Minecraft Pocket to roll out to other devices other than just the Xperia Play which it was exclusive too for a short time. You will be pleased to know that over the weekend the Minecraft Pocket edition landed on the Android Market and is now available to download on all other Android devices running Android 2.1 and above.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Goes Up For Pre-order In The US, $399

Last week we heard some European pricing for the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 plus in Italy, where it is going to retail for 499 Euros and now the US pricing has been revealed at prices start at $399.

The 16GB model of the new Samsung Galaxy Tab Plus will retail for $399 and the 32GB model will retail for $499, and it comes with Android Honeycomb 3.2, a dual core 1.2 GHz processor and a 7 inch touchscreen display with a 1024 x 600 pixel resolution.

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Awesome Samsung Galaxy Nexus Boot Animation? (video)

Last week we featured a number of leaked screenshots and video of the new Nexus Prime and Google new Android build Ice Cream Sandwich. Building on those leaked glimpses of the new Samsung Galaxy Nexus a video has now been leaked apparently showing the awesome boot animation of the new smartphone.

Rather than just a boring static screen on boot the Galaxy Nexus Prime goes a little further and creates a wonderful visual display to keep you mesmerised while it re-boots. Watch it after the jump.

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro Now Available In The UK

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro was announced earlier in the year, and it has now gone on sale in the UK with mobile retailer clove, and is available SIM free for £269, and it comes with Android Gingerbread 2.3.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro features a 3.7 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels and also comes with a single core 1GHz Snapdragon processor.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Redemption, Single Player Trailer (video)

A new trailer called Redemption, has been released for the highly anticipated Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 game which is arriving early next month. This new trailer show a little more of the single player campaign and what you can expect from the story line within the game.

The trailer is just 1.30 minutes in length but is well worth a look if you are still considering whether or not to purchase the MW3 game when it releases. Watch the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Redemption trailer after the jump.

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GSM Nexus Prime Appears At The FCC

Google and Samsung were expected to announce the new Google Nexus Prime tomorrow, the event has now been postponed and we will probably here something about the Nexus Prime or the Samsung Galaxy Nexus later this month.

Last week we got our first look at the new Google Nexus Prime, in the form of a video, and now it would appear that a GSM version of the Google Nexus Prime has turned up at the FCC, which could mean it is headed to AT&T and also possibly T-Mobile.

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Google Music 4 Android Ice Cream Sandwich Version Leaked

If you are a Google Music fan you might be interested to know that a new Google Music 4.0.1 version has been leaked which has apparently been designed for the new Ice Cream Sandwich Android build,  which is expected to arrive shortly.

Even though the new Google Music 4 has been built with Ice Cream Sandwich in mind the leaked software is still compatible with Gingerbread and Froyo. In the new version the user interface has received a re-design and is now a more sleek design with less obtrusive buttons and more agile controls.

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AT&T Sells 200,000 iPhone 4S In 12 Hours

When Apple announced the iPhone 4S last week, it wasn’t actually met with the response you would expect for a new iPhone announcement, with many people expecting a new iPhone 5, lots of people,l including many technology sites seemed disappointed with the announcement.

It would appear that Apple fans don’t feel the same, as AT&T has announced that they have received over 200,000 pre-orders of the iPhone 4S in the first 12 hours since it went on sale, and it seems that demand has been similar direct from Apple and also mobile carriers here in the UK.

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