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Xiaomi Phone 2 Quad-Core Smartphone Slated For Oct. 30 Launch

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Xiaomi Phone 2 Quad-Core Smartphone Slated For Oct. 30 Launch
News from iTechPost:

Xiaomi Phone 2(Photo: Xiaomi)

While the U.S. is buzzing about the Google Nexus 4 smartphone made by LG, China is waiting for another high-end smartphone: the Xiaomi Phone 2.

Also known as the Mi-Two, Xiaomi Phone 2 is one of the hottest devices expected to hit the market. The smartphone is slated to launch in China on Oct.30, and its specs promise to make the wait worthwhile.

The Xiaomi Phone 2 sports a 4.3-inch display with a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels at 341 pixels per inch (ppi), packs 2GB of RAM and a powerful 2,000mAh battery. The smartphone also features an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera capable of 1080p video recording, and will come with the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box.

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What makes this smartphone special, however, is the fact that it packs a quad-core Snapdragon S4 chip under the hood, as well as the latest Adreno 320 graphics. The system-on-chip (SoC) is Qualcomm’s APQ064.

The Xiaomi Phone 2 was announced back in July, which makes it the first device to boast the quad-core Snapdragon S4 chipset, although the LG Optimus G beat it to the market. In addition, the company makes it a priority to sell its devices for reasonable prices, and the Xiaomi Phone 2 will be the cheapest device t…………… continues on iTechPost

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LG released source for Optimus 2X ICS
News from TG Daily:

LG has officially released the source to the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Optimus 2X phone.

The company previously rolled out the update to phone users in Korea, but then abruptly halted plans to do the same in the US. Now, it has released the source file to the update so modders can install it on their device if they want.

It remains unclear if or when LG will officially roll out the updated firmware to subscribers. In the US, the phone runs exclusively on T-Mobile.

Ice Cream Sandwich is one of the biggest updates to Android yet, and includes such features as scanning your face to unlock the phone, a much more robust speech-to-text software program, and an entire platform of data sharing that focuses on Near Field Communication (NFC).

Several other manufacturers have pledged support for the new update, and a bunch of phones currently running an older version of Android.

Ice Cream Sandwich is now powering a decent amount of active Android devices, despite having a slow initial rollout in the early part of the year.

Google saw Android 4.0 as a big reset button on the mobile platform, since it has much stricter hardware guidelines that it hopes will help prevent fragmentation in the future.

Of course, the release of Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, sort of quashes those hopes. Around 2% of all Android devices are already runn…………… continues on TG Daily

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