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Nov

Sony Ericsson Xperia X12 Anzu: Android 2.3 phone incoming


Sony Ericsson’s Android phones are no doubt great to look at. But their failure to play nice with the very latest versions of Google’s killer OS has caused problems. However, it seems things are all set to change with the arrival of the Anzu, also known as the Xperia X12.

This spanking new Android handset has been leaked on The Unofficial Xperia X10 blog, with pics showing a huge, but superslim device with a 4.3-inch panel. While the one snapped is running Android 2.1, word to the wise is that the X12 will be loaded up with Android 2.3 Gingerbread when it hits shelves early next year.

On top of that monster screen, there’s said to be HDMI out and 1080 HD video recording, putting this right up there with the Samsung Galaxy S. The X12 is expected to be announced alongside the much-hyped PSP phone in December, ahead of their New Year on sale dates.

Elsewhere the X10 Mini and Mini Pro are being lined up for a refresh, with Android 2.3 on board. The Vivaz and Vivaz Pro are also said to be getting the same treatment, with new models out in 2011.

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Nov

Motorola introduces the Droid 2 Global (video)


Motorola has released a brief promo spot showing off the new Droid 2 Global, which was put on sale without a formal announcement yesterday. This 1.2 Ghz global device costs $199.9, which is as much as the regular Droid 2 used to cost, so it seems pretty clear that the Droid 2 is being phased out in favor of this device.

11
Nov

Bootlace lets you install Froyo on your iPhone without a computer


It may not solve some of the problems involved with actually running Android on an iPhone, but the recently released Bootlace 2.1 application for jailbroken iPhones does at least make the installation process easier than ever. Unfortunately, it only works with the iPhone 2G and 3G at the moment, but it will let you install Android 2.2 (a.k.a. Froyo) directly on the device without the need for a computer. Hit up the source link below for the complete installation instructions — and insert your own joke here about the iPhone running Froyo while your Android phone is still stuck at 2.1.

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