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Android 4.0 Launched

Google has just unveiled Android 4.0, or more popularly known as the Ice Cream Sandwich. The release was done early today through a webcast demonstration in cooperation with Samsung in Hong Kong who also launched the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone.

The new Android OS has four new capabilities and it was shown by Andy Rubin, Google’s senior vice president of mobile.

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Westinghouse Enters 3D TV Market

Another company enters the 3D television market, this time it’s Westinghouse. According to a report, a 47-inch LCD set, currently only known by its model number of W47S2TCD, will have a passive 3D display and will include four pairs of glasses.

The resolution will be set at 1080p, and will have 3D noise reduction and inverse 3:2 pulldown for films. One disadvantage though would be its lack of web connectivity that high-end 3D TVs typically offer.

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Samsung Galaxy Pro Launched

It looks like RIM’s BlackBerry but it’s actually a Samsung. That’s the Galaxy Pro which debuted last Monday by the mobile phone company.

The Samsung Galaxy Pro runs on Android and has a full QWERTY keyboard and a 2.8″ touch-screen display. It will be available in the UK later this month and across Europe, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia shortly after.

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