Sources inside HTC claim it that it's 3D plans are advancing quite nicely. Starting with Android smartphones, (presumably for that growing gaming market segment nVIDIA told us about) auto stereoscopic glasses free 3D display technology HTC demonstrated last year at Barcelona's Mobile World Congress.
The curiously named REGZA T-01C is an exciting waterproof Android device that's from an unexpected Japanese company that's just jumped on-board with Google's OS, Toshiba. It comes packed with a 1GHz Snapdragon chipset, a large 4 inch display, a 12.2-megapixel camera inside of a slim 12.2 mm thin casing.
Looks like someone was testing out the upcoming Android Playstation phone a little too publicly and someone managed to film it for a bit while the person with the phone played with it for a bit. However, we don't get to see much of it aside from the screen which half the time is blurred by the camera guy not sitting still.
The Android Playstation Phone seems to get a new leak or tipster every week now which is always nice. A few days ago another tipsters came forward to reveal new information about the Playstation Phone including graphics and how they look as well as the price point for games for this device. I think everyone will be pleasantly surprised at the pricing!
XDA's community has more great news for us. After their triumph over the outdated Windows Mobile 6.5 OS on HTC's HD2 they've managed to do the same with Toshiba's TG-01. The world's first Snapdragon equipped smartphone is now compatible with Google's more modern Android OS. From it looks of it the Snapdragon chip manages games just fine.
An anonymous tipster has images of Motorola's first smartphone featuring nVIDIAs gaming focused (and let's not forget to mention very powerful) mobile chipset. With nVIDIA's chipset around the corner could Motorola be one of the few premiere Tegra 2 OEMs? And if so, what does it mean for TI's relationship with Motorola?
At today's press event, Acer officially announced "100% phone, 100% tablet" in conjunction with their tablets, launching April of next year. Acer's yet to be named phone will have the second generation snapdragon and it will be paired with a brilliant 4.8 inch screen and impressive new controls choices.
Qualcomm has seen tremendous success with their implementation of the high-end ARM Cortex architecture - Snapdragon. Earlier in the year many Android phones have launched with their first generation Snapdragon chips and today they've announced a major leap forward, bringing greater efficiency and nearly 5 times the performance to mobile gaming and tablet devices.
Only about a week or so ago we reported on Sharp announcing that they would be releasing glasses-free 3D Android phones in Japan. Well news from Sharp today has the company announcing that they will also be bringing these 3D phones across the big blue puddle and will be made available here in the US in 2011.
LG's recent success with Android means good things when it comes to gaming. Today they've went and announced a never-before-seen Tegra 2 dual-core chip in a stock-running Android phone. We've seen Nvidia's chip before in tablets and it definitely marks an impressive and important step toward more graphically intense Android titles in the (very) near future.
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