LG’s new Google TV set to launch with 3D as early as this week

When LG introduced its latest offering to the Google TV lineup at CES in January, the Korea-based company did not give details on the launch. However, the launch time could be this week, according to the Korea Herald. The publication claimed that LG’s 3D Google TV, the first set that is part of Google TV 2.0, will be priced at $1,600 for the 47-inch version and $2,100 for the 55-inch version.

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Samsung announces 3.6-inch and 4.2-inch Galaxy Player

Samsung just announced two new devices to its PMP lineup: the 3.6-inch and 4.2-inch Galaxy Player. Both have a WVGA screen, along with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, USB port, Bluetooth, and a microSD card to easily load music. The 3.6-inch Galaxy Player is already available for $149 at Best Buy exclusively, while the 4.2-inch will launch soon for $199.

The press release is after the break:

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10.1-inch and 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2 coming to US soon

Samsung has just announced that the 7-inch and 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 2 will be making their way to the US shores soon, priced at $399.99 and $249.99 respectively. Both feature Android 4.0 and a dual-core processor, so at $249, the 7-inch version is definitely a great buy. Announced at this year’s MWC, there’s not much changed compared to the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 7.0.  You can pre-order the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 today, for when it ships on April 22nd. You can pre-order the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 0n May 4 and for purchase on May 13. We’ll have a review soon. Press release after the break:

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Sprint’s first LTE handset, the LG Viper 4G, may be landing April 22

The launch of Sprint’s first LTE handset may not be that far off. Engadget obtained an internal memo at Sprint that details the launch of the LG Viper 4G. According to the leak, the Viper 4G will land over on the Now Network April 22 for less than $100. Of course, Sprint’s LTE network is not live, and there is no word on when the carrier plans to make it available. If you purchase the Viper 4G, you may be without 4G for a few weeks months. However, remember that pre-orders for the device begin tomorrow on Sprint’s website. You can check out the leaked memo after the break.

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First images of the HTC Incredible 4G for Verizon leaked

Are you thinking about getting a new handset at Verizon? Perhaps it is best to wait a little. Android Police just posted the first images of the upcoming HTC Incredible 4G, complete with Beats branding and Sense 4.0. Thanks to the leak, we now know the Incredible 4G is packing what looks to be a 4-inch display, 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of built-in storage, microSD card slot, Verizon LTE, NFC, and Android 4.0. This could be a hot selling item over at big red, rumored to launch April 26 for under $200 with a contract.

Update: Pocketnow also posted the first renders of the device, as seen after jump.

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HTC One X GSM unlocked with 32GB of storage hits eBay for $629

Ready to get your hands on HTC’s latest offering? Well now is your chance, because eBay is offering a GSM unlocked version of the HTC One X for $629. The HTC One X was unveiled a few months back at MWC, and it features a quad-core 1.5GHz processor, Android 4.0, 8-megapixel camera, and 32GB of storage. Go ahead and check it out on eBay, and let us know if you made the purchase in the comments.

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Google Currents v1.1 goes International: Offers translation, more content, and faster speeds

Google Currents just launched worldwide with 44 languages and a host of new improvements.

Version 1.1 is available and spotlights automatic translation by Google Translate in 38 languages for publishers and local users who add content through Google Currents Producer. The latest update also showcases a dramatic performance boost with seven times more speed, instant online syncing for opening the latest edition of content, offline reading with images, and a slew of unnamed bug fixes.

According to the Official Google Mobile Blog, the app previously launched in the United States with over 400 publisher editions and 14,000 self-produced editions. It delivers free magazine-like editions to tablets and smartphones for high speed and offline reading from a variety of publishers, such as Forbes and PBS, with in-depth features that often highlight videos, photography, slideshows, live-maps, social streams, blogs, and feeds.

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Verizon Wireless instating $30 mobile device upgrade fee April 22

Following suit with other carriers, Verizon Wireless announced this morning its plan to instate a $30 mobile device upgrade fee April 22. This means if you are an existing Verizon customer looking to purchase a new device on a two-year contract, you will have to pay $30. Thanks!

Verizon was the only carrier not to charge its customers an upgrade fee. AT&T and Sprint each charge their customers $36 to upgrade to a new device on contract, while T-Mobile charges customers $18 to upgrade. Verizon claims the reason is: “This fee will help us continue to provide customers with the level of service and support they have come to expect which includes Wireless Workshops, online educational tools, and consultations with experts who provide advice and guidance on devices that are more sophisticated than ever.”

Since the fee covers “all mobile devices,” 3G+4G enabled tablets would also appear to be also under this window. You can check out the full press release after the break.

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Edmonton becomes first major Canadian city to adopt Google Apps

Google already announced some big new enterprise partners adopting Google Apps this year, despite Microsoft launching its “Googlighting” smear campaign to promote its Office 365 alternative. In January, it signed its biggest deal with a single company by transitioning roughly 110,000 employees across 26 countries from Spanish bank BBVA to Google Apps. For governments, Colorado recently adopted the Google Apps for Government platform, and today Google announced on the Official Enterprise Blog that Edmonton has become the first major Canadian city to make the switch:

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Google unveils a revamped Google+ with enhanced navigation and conversation features

Today, on the Official Google Blog, the company just announced a significant update to Google+ that introduces a “a more functional and flexible version of Google+.” The updated service now includes a new app sidebar for navigation, a redesigned stream to help the flow of conversations, updated user profiles with larger photos, revamped Hang Outs, and a new chat list.

The biggest new feature included in the update is redesigned navigation. While navigation was previously done through the static icons at the top of Google+, it has now been moved to a “a dynamic ribbon of applications on the left.” With the new navigation ribbon, you will be able to perform the following:

1. You can drag apps up or down to create the order you want

2. You can hover over certain apps to reveal a set of quick actions

3. You can show or hide apps by moving them in and out of “More”

Google also made many improvements to the way “conversations” work. These improvements include full size photos and videos in your stream, new “conversations cards” that “make it easier to scan and join discussions,” and an “activity drawer” that allows you to keep track of conversations happening around your content.

The video below shows the new Navigation Ribbon in action:
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