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Want to get your hands on Google Now but not willing to wait for Jelly Bean to make its way over to your Android device? If you happen to have an Ice Cream Sandwich system, it is actually possible to get Google Now thanks to a newly discovered method by febycv, a user on the XDA Developers Forums.
Ouya is essentially a concept gaming system that uses Android as its operating system and costs just $99. The project is being backed by former Microsoft gaming publisher VP, Ed Fries, and famous designer, Yves Béhar.
ZTE has now licensed the Rightware Kanzi UI solution, which offers a 3D homescreen that helps ZTE's new phones really stand out.
In the Android world we pretty much have two standard groups when it comes to sizes, that's the 10-inchers and the 7-inchers. That makes Lenovo's IdeaTab S2109 a little different with its 9.7-inch display with a resolution of 1024x768- for those keeping track, that's exactly the resolution and size of the iPad 2.
Want to relieve your favorite 80s classics on your smartphone and tablet? While many of these games are already out for your favorite platform, Iconosys has announced a few ports of its own.
Apart from Android ICS and the quad-core power, one of the biggest reasons for getting the HTC One X is certainly the device’s camera with ImageSense technology. Its shooter boasts improved lens, sensor, software, and there’s also a new custom HTC ImageChip. But seeing is believing, right? So we have a new video here which compares the camera capabilities of the One X with that of the Sony Xperia S and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
The HP TouchPad is a curious device, to say the least. It is hard to call it anything other than a failure, but it has certainly managed a fairly successful life after death, in thanks to 2011 fire-sales of the unit by companies like Best Buy, combined with the flexibility of its hardware.
Part of the reason why the iPad and iPad 2 continued to dominate the tablet space was that most of the "good" Android tablets cost just as much as their iCounterparts and many people viewed Apple's tablet as a premium device. The original Eee Pad Transformer made some headway by launching at $399, digging under the cheapest iPad by a full $100, but even that was met with relatively limited success.
It's been postulated for some time that Google was working on a so-called Nexus tablet that would fundamentally follow in the footsteps of its Nexus family of smartphones. Now, we're hearing that it could be Asus that will be charged with building the pure Google tablet.
And the fun is continuing after Ice Cream Sandwich with Jelly Bean. And now we're learning that Key Lime Pie will be the Android that comes after Jelly Bean.
There are all kinds of rumors swirling around that Google is preparing a self-branded Android tablet, but apparently it's not joining the Nexus family. Instead, it could be called the Google "Play" tablet.
Shazam has just announced that its media discovery app is about to get a whole lot better thanks to its support of the NFC-based Android Beam technology.
The upcoming Excite X10 from Toshiba doesn't exactly buck the trend, but you may be interested to hear that it's tentatively scheduled to hit store shelves by the end of the month. That's just a few days away.
Even though Sony is giving its new PlayStation Vita quite the significant push, it's still developing gaming-centric smartphones and here is what we think is the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play 2.
The reason why most people don’t go after budget devices is that those devices won’t be too impressive on the specs side. But you all should check out the teXet TM-7025, which is a new affordable Android tablet just released in Russia.
Vodafone's German arm will launch the device "sometime soon." The Velocity is a variant of the HTC Vivid LTE handset that was released in the US on AT&T’s network in the previous year.
For people who are more likely enjoy some extreme sports, Sony Ericsson has partnered up with Billabong to create a more extreme-friendly smartphone. It's the Xperia active Billabong Edition.
Consumers have a lot of choices when it comes to tablets these days. There's the iPad 2, of course, but you've also got an assortment of Android tablets, in addition to cheaper alternatives like the Kindle Fire. In the world of Honeycomb tablets, though, it can sometimes be difficult to really differentiate between the different offerings. Sony is certainly giving it a try.
Sprout Social has been around as a web-based desktop client for some time and they've also offered an iOS app for a while. Now, they've updated the Android application to let you better "manage your social media on the go."
This new Android tablet was first spotted at the beginning of December. Now, LG has officially announced their Optimus Pad LTE, the company’s first LTE capable tablet.
Recently, many major tablets like the Asus Transformer Prime, have begun receiving Android 4.0 updates. In response, Motorola is bringing Ice Cream Sandwich to Motorola Xoom tablets – at least for a few lucky ones out there.
We are well aware that high end smartphones are now capable of producing very good snapshots and decent videos. This time, Polaroid's SC1630 camera is blurring the line. It runs Google Android phone OS . Hence, it's a camera that can make phone calls. In this respect, Polaroid prefers to call this device a "phone camera" (stress on "camera"), and not your regular "camera phone".
ZTE has a 7" tablet running Ice Cream Sandwich at CES. According to IDG analytics quoted here, the company has already overtaken Apple worldwide since 2011 in smartphone production, doubled its shipped products in Q4 compared to the previous quarter, and experienced a year-over-year increase of by almost 60%.
They are currently testing robots called SPHERES (Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites) which actually have been around since 2006. The robots, having the size of that of a bowling ball, utilize CO2 thrusters to fly around the International Space Station.
Cotton Candy by a Norwegian company FXI Technologies is a prototype USB stick that is equipped with Samsung's Exynos dual-Core ARM Cortex A9 (1.2GHz) CPU, an ARM Mali 400 MP (quad-core) GPU, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and HDMI output.
This year MMT returns with a revamped version of Monitor2Go. The display has a 15.6-inch screen, a 1600x900 resolution, and your choice of an iPad 2 or Android tablet slot hinged up to a rotatable display that can turn up, down, clockwise, and counterclockwise.
Outside of its fairly beefy specs, what really makes the Element stand out is that it will be the first tablet to feature Immersion's Hi-Def Haptics technology that was soon off at CES.
One more sample of Viewsonic's latest offerings coming out of CES is the ViewPhone 3. The significant feature of this Android 2.3 smartphone will probably be its dual-SIM capability and low price point of $279 unlocked.
ITProPortal.com is exclusively publishing these hands on set of walkthrough images of the yet-to-be-announced Sony Ericsson 'Nozomi' Xperia HD mobile phone, which is due to be launched at the CES 2012.
How does a 1.27 pound tablet/netbook hybrid running Android 4.0 ICS sound to you? That's what you get with Lenovo's new IdeaTab S2.
Motorola Mobility has announced two new smartphones to launch this spring, the Motoluxe and Defy Mini. Both devices will be available in China, Europe and Latin America, with no word on U.S. launch.
Acer America has just announced that the Acer Iconia Tab A200 will go on sale in the US on January 15th. The Android 3.2 slate features a dual-core Tegra 2 processor, a 1280 x 800 10.1-inch display, and 8 GB and 16 GB storage options.
Whatever the hiccups the dedicated cloud-supported Web browser for Amazon's Kindle Fire had been experienced in the past is irrelevant now. Hacker TyHi from XDA-Developers has built a Silk package that can be ported to CyanogenMod 7 ROM for the same Kindle Fire, then to many other rooted devices running CyanogenMod 7, or devices running some MIUI custom ROMs.
Best known as a maker of high-quality, value-priced PCs, Velocity Micro has also made e-readers and Android tablets for a few years now, even if these were not met with a significant success from customers of cheap devices of this nature.
Google's Android Market reportedly raised past the 400,000 app mark this past weekend. It was just last April when Android Market got 200,000 apps. Then, next 100,000 apps were registered in last August, according to Distimo, an app store tracking service.
According to NotebookItalia, who got this leaked rendering, ASUS will officially announce a 7-inch version of its successful Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime. The rendering makes it look like it's running Android Honeycomb, and at launch time it's quite possible, as no recent ASUS Android devices were launched with Ice Cream Sandwich just yet.
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 has been pretty big for Sega, but they skipped out on the Android love for that title. That's changing for the next chapter, as Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II is being launched on Android some time this year.
Motorola officially announced that their Droid Bionic would see an upgrade to Android 4.0 in the coming months, however some users may get the taste of Ice Cream Sandwich on their devices right now.
Phandroid has leaked pictures apparently showing that Huawei is working on putting Ice Cream Sandwich on their MediaPad (branded at T-Mobile as Springboard, between $180 and $250 on contract, $450 without).
At the least, it was no more a splash than the news about this strange, very Chinese slate being chosen as the first official Ice Cream Sandwich tablet endorsed by Google's Andy Rubin, of all people.
Linaro, a not-for-profit engineering organization consolidating and optimizing open source software for the ARM architecture, has announced the availability of builds of Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) supporting accelerated graphics on two of its member's low cost development boards
What is missing from this list are "older" Samsung devices, namely the original Samsung Galaxy Tab and Samsung Galaxy S; these are not getting Samsung-flavored ICS.
There is no denying that physical storage is slowly but surely being relegated to the back burner in favor of cloud solutions. One of the largest mobile solutions is without a doubt Dropbox.
This is a very early custom build of CyanogenMod 9 (Android 4.0.3 out of Android Open Source Project) that didn't get its own fork at CyanogenMod repositaries just yet. Adventurous users and fans of the original Motorola Droid may get a first glimpse of ICS goodness on their phones by using a download link here. Make sure to follow the discussion at XDA-Developers if you read this news late, as the new builds pop up constantly.
Intel Medfield chips were shown in Nokia devices that were supposed to run MeeGo back in February. At that time, some specs were leaked for the chip.
Archos is breaking the Honeycomb price barrier today, though, with the unveiling of the Archos 70b Internet Tablet. This is the first Honeycomb tablet to sell for under $200.
Recently, Google promised that after the Galaxy Nexus arrived, Nexus S users would also be treated to ICS. After a very short wait, Google made good on their word.
Enter the DragonBot. More specifically, Kombusto is the first of what will presumably be a series of DragonBots and it could be one of the most powerful kids toys in some time... as well as for the kid in all of us.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is now ready to make its official debut with Verizon Wireless. Yes, this is the Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone that you've all been waiting for. I know I have.
ZiiLABS of Creative continues to show off stunning demos of their Jaguar tablet that runs heavily customized version of Android.This time, they are setting the showcase for their implementation of OpenCL Getting quite complex video effects in smooth live view mode is huge.