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Droid Weekly 11/11/12: Samsung Rebranding at CES, Samsung Galaxy Note, Google Nexus 4, and More

November 11, 2012 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Here we are wrapping up another week in the world of Android. It’s been a busy week as usual, so let’s get started with our top stories from the week of November 3rd-10th. These are some stories you just can’t miss. It’s time to get you Droid on!

Samsung to Rebrand and Ravamp itself come CES 2013

Looks like Samsung is set to rebrand themselves in January at CES in Las Vegas. So perhaps we are looking at the end of the Samsung Galaxy line? It’s been Samsung’s staple for the last 3 years or so with the Galaxy S, Galaxy Tab, and Galaxy Note devices. Read More

Samsung Galaxy Note – N7000; Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Build Available for your Downloading Pleasure

Those with the original International Galaxy Note can now download some Jelly Bean/Touchwiz goodness. Complete with Project Butter, Google Now, Enhanced Notifications and more. Read More

Google’s Nexus 4 Pricing is Great, Except when it isn’t

When Google announced the pricing for the new Nexus 4, it shocked the world. Offering an unlocked device starting at $299. And it’s not a terrible device like you’d expect for that price. It’s a top of the line Nexus phone. But when you’re in countries that don’t have the Play store, the markup is almost double what Google is charging. Read More

Federal Judge has tossed out the Apple v Motorola FRAND Case

Patents. We all hate them, right? Seems like everyday there is a new lawsuit between Apple and an Android manufacturer. Well this week a Federal Judge tossed out Apple’s case against Motorola. So I think that’s another win for Android right? Read More

Verizon and HTC to Come Together on Nov 13th; We Wonder what it could be…

November 13th is surely going to be a huge day in Android. First we have the Nexus 4 and 10 going on Sale, Android 4.2 should be hitting AOSP, Nexus OTA’s and now Verizon and HTC are set to announce the HTC Droid DNA in New York City. Anybody excited for this phablet from HTC? Read More

T-Mobile Q3 Earnings Report Positive, Highlights Unlimited 4G Plans

A quick look at T-Mobile’s Q3 earnings and you’d think they were bad, because they lost nearly half a million contract customers (2-year contracts). But the fact is that their pre-paid customers have increased greatly. And with the launch of the Nexus 4, and T-Mobile offering unlimited data, their Q4 earnings should look pretty good. Read More

Leak: Pictures of the Sony C6603 “Yuga”; A Quad-core 1080p device

Sony has had quite a few leaks of upcoming devices lately. But the Yuga seems to be a great device, at least from the leaks and leaked specs. It appears Sony is ready to put out their version of a phablet. The Yuga is a 5″ 1080p device, perhaps going head-to-head with the HTC J Butterfly? Read More

Apple and HTC Settle on Ten-Year Licensing Agreement

This news broke late last night. But it appears that Apple and HTC have settled their remaining patent lawsuits, with a ten-year licensing agreement. So far the amount HTC is paying Apple has not been disclosed, but you can bet that it’s a big sum of cash that HTC probably can’t afford to give up. Especially given their current financial trouble. Read More