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February 26, 2012, 7:30 PM

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Vlad Savov / The Verge:
HTC One X announced for April release with quad-core Tegra 3, 4.7-inch HD display, and Android 4.0  —  Shockingly, the rumors were all true.  HTC has today confirmed the existence of a 4.7-inch, quad-core superphone, which it is dubbing the One X and using as the hero device of its new One smartphone family.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
HTC's Answer To iCloud: A New Deal With Dropbox  —  Slotted in the middle of HTC's Android phone announcements tonight in Barcelona, the CEO of HTC, Peter Chou, revealed a new development that is the handset maker's answer to Apple's iCloud: a deal with Dropbox, currently the name to watch in cloud storage.
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Sony Xperia P hands-on pictures, video, and close up with the WhiteMagic display  —  We just had a quick chance to play with the new Sony Xperia P, and... it's a slightly smaller riff on the Xperia S packed into an aluminum unibody case.  The big draw is the “WhiteMagic” LCD display …
More: Engadget, Engadget and BGR
David Pierce / The Verge:
Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD has quad-core K3 processor, 1080p display (hands-on pictures)  —  It was barely an afterthought in Huawei's MWC press conference, but the company is also getting ready to launch a seriously high-end tablet.  The MediaPad 10 FHD has a 1080p display (actually 1920 x 1200) …
Joseph Volpe / Engadget:
Jon Gertner / New York Times:
Innovation and the Bell Labs Miracle  —  “INNOVATION is what America has always been about,” President Obama remarked in his recent State of the Union address.  It's hard to disagree, isn't it?  We live in a world dominated by innovative American companies like Apple, Microsoft, Google and Facebook.
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Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
Apple Prepares To Pull Evi From App Store.  Did It Slap-Down Siri?  —  Last month we reported on the launch of Evi, a new iPhone (iTunes link) and Android app (link) which was very Siri-like in its capabilities.  Maybe it was too good at acting like Siri?  —  Yes, Evi can't do Siri's trick …
Chris Sauve / pxldot:
Android Measuring Stick  —  Android fragmentation is a topic that swells up how and again, but most discussions lack evidence and are typically laced with vitriol and “fanboy” accusations.  I would like to work through a quantitative approach (beyond just version distribution numbers) …
Marianne Barriaux / Agence France Presse:
Chinese netizens flood Obama's Google+ page  —  BEIJING — Hundreds of Chinese have flooded US President Barack Obama's Google+ page, apparently taking advantage of a glitch in China's censorship system to post about human rights and green cards.  —  Google+ — the US Internet giant's social networking site …
Mat Smith / Engadget:
Orange announces first Intel-powered Android phone for Europe, codenamed Santa Clara  —  Orange will be the first to offer a Medfield-powered Android phone in Europe.  Codenamed Santa Clara, and arriving some time this summer, it looks pretty similar to Intel's reference model — in both design and specs.
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
Galaxy Tab 2 coming in 10.1-inch version as well  —  Samsung has just announced a 10.1-inch version of the Galaxy Tab 2 Android tablet after revealing the 7.0-inch version earlier this month.  The Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) will have a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 LCD and a 1GHz dual-core processor running a Touch Wiz-skinned version of Android 4.0.
Richard Lawler / Engadget:

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