Another busy week in the Android world device launches and announcements galore. First up was the HTC One X+, which will be coming to Europe and U.S. carrier AT&T in the weeks ahead -- it's a re-vamped One X with snazzy red accents, a faster CPU and a larger battery. It's also packing a new version of HTC's Sense software, Sense 4+, along with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
The Galaxy Note 2 also launched in the UK and Europe it the past week, and we published our exhaustive review of Samsung's latest phone/tablet hybrid. Without spoiling too much, we'll say that we've been impressed -- and surprised -- by the quad-core, 5.5-inch device. Buyers in the UK can pick up the 3G/HSPA version now, or the 4G LTE version on EE in a couple of weeks.
And in other UK 4G news, EE reached an agreement with the other carriers, meaning it'll be able to launch its LTE network on Oct. 30, and the 4G spectrum auction that the other networks are relying on will be moved forward. The result should be widespread 4G coverage across multiple UK carriers by spring 2013.
Check out the list below for some of the main international Android stores from the past week. If you've got news, be sure to submit it to the usual address.
- Nexus 7 travel covers available in the UK
- Amazon Appstore opens to Japan
- Galaxy Note 2 launches on Vodafone UK
- EE to launch UK's first 4G network on Oct. 30
- HTC One X+ headed to UK from OCt. 22, priced £474
- Widespread UK 4G roll-out set for spring 2013 as agreement reached
- Galaxy Note 2 LTE headed to EE in the UK from mid-October
- HTC One X+ announced
- Xperia T launches on Vodafone UK
- Galaxy Note 2 now available on Three UK
- Sony Xperia AX announced for Japanese market
- Acer CloudMobile now available in the UK