A couple of rumours about Samsung's smartphone future have emerged, claiming that the company's forthcoming Galaxy S III will arrive powered by a quad-core processor -- and a separate 3D Galaxy phone is also on the way.
After rumours, sketches and leaked shots, the LG Prada 3.0 has finally been unveiled. With its 4.3-inch WVGA "NOVA" display, 8.5mm profile and Prada-styled Android skin, it's certainly a looker. Whether that's your thing or not, it's not all looks and no substance. It's powered by a dual-core 1GHz TI chip, and packs both a 1.3MP front-facing snapper for video calling, and a rear 8MP camera for point-and-shoot replacement duties.
LG is showing off its new Prada phone later today. So it goes without saying that official images have leaked beforehand, showing a phone with a seriously weird black & white Android reskin. Could you love this? It's a dual-core 1GHz model with a 4.3" screen, if that helps you decide. [PocketNow]
Sony Ericsson maybe going Sony-only from mid-2012, but the doomed partnership has one last phone up its sleeve and it's been photographed again -- this time with the screen on, and showing its true colours.
We heard rumours of Panasonic's re-entry into the UK market, but now it's been confirmed that in March next year, we'll see a Euro-Panasonic smartphone roll-out. A 4.3-inch Android phone reference design was shown off too, which shows Panasonic's heading in the right direction for a decent looking phone, at the very least.
The fuss over Carrier IQ and its vast potential for misuse has hit the UK, with the Information Commissioner’s Office drawn into the debate over the currently controversial mobile phone logging software.
The technology within Senseye has been designed to simplify smartphone input further still, letting users scroll web pages, play games and generally interact with their mobiles through eye movement tracking.
It hasn't been a good week for Carrier IQ. First a damning video apparently illustrating the extent of what information the program collects surfaces, then everything goes to shit. Now, the company is facing a US Senate investigation for potentially millions of violations of privacy laws in the US alone. And this is the response?
In its Gingerbread update last month, Sony Ericsson sneaked in some WebGL support. That means that any of its current 2011 line up, including the Xperia Arc, can now take advantage of WebGL graphics directly in their browsers without plugins.
Got an LG phone? I'm sorry. Anyway, if it's an Optimus 2X; Optimus Black or Optimus 3D, good news! LG has announced Ice Cream Sandwich is a-coming, though the exact dates won't be revealed until December. [Facebook via Pocketnow]
Another front in the great patent war is looking grim for HTC, with the phone maker withdrawing its defence from a German patent claim. Which could see all of its smartphones pulled from the German market.
While the tide may be turning for HTC (shares have fallen dramatically; people are turning their backs on Sense), their Chief Financial Officer Winston Yung tld Reuters they're not another Nokia, and that they will be launching "some worldwide flagship products" next year.
Unlocked Motorola Atrix phones have started receiving the Android 2.3 update over-the-air, with Atrix owners still clamped to the teet of Orange or T-Mobile forced to wait a further week. No word on when that milk when turn Ice Cream Sandwich-flavoured, I'm afraid. [Softpedia via TechRadar]