Much hype surrounds Android’s newest OS version; Ice Cream Sandwich. Ever since it was first unveiled, Android lovers have waited as patiently as possible for the introduction of a new flagship device from Google. The wait is finally over and Google’s Galaxy Nexus — a new Android smartphone designed around Android’s newest version — Ice Cream Sandwich is here.
We’ve already seen a wide variety of iAccessories that address this need for real buttons, but now the Android crew can game the same with the Gametel Gaming Controller from Fructel.
Both the Xperia arc S and the Xperia neo V come loaded with Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread and they’re initially being sold through Sony Store locations across the country.
TVs are about to grow some brains. Hisense Group, a leading Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer signed a licensing agreement with eyeSight Mobile Technologies, a developer of touch free interfaces for digital devices. Together the two will integrate eyeSight’s innovative Hand Gesture Recognition Technology into new models of Android based Smart TV sets. Yep, Android is coming to the TV.
It has been officially confirmed by Google that the Ice Cream Sandwich update to Android will be offered to the Nexus S “in weeks.”
. All the Android fans in the audience are surely lusting after the many new features to be included in Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but what if you can’t wait for its official release? What if you don’t want to buy the Galaxy Nexus? Thankfully, there are some ways to get a taste of ICS without actually getting ICS.
The iconic classic first person shooter, Duke Nukem 3D, is growing in radioactivity as TapJoy and MachineWorks plan to launch the title for Android users. Already out for iOS with seemingly favorable reviews, the game should not be confused with the newer title with modern graphics, Duke Nukem Forever.
Have you ever wondered what kind of information the sensors in your smartphone can provide? Well, if you have, then you’ll appreciate what the Human Dynamics research group from MIT Media Lab have done. They are creating new ways to utilize the information stored in our smartphones with a system called “Funf.”
The most recent robot controlled by a smartphone is the Automated Music Personality (AMP) robot launched by OLogic. AMP is a two-wheeled, self-balancing robotic music player that can only be operated by an Android smartphone. OLogic has plans of shipping the robot for around $400 or less.
Whatever the case, the Sony Ericsson txt pro handles most of the basic smartphone-like usage needs, like social networking by way of the unique Friends application.
The Apple iPad may still reign supreme in the world of consumer tablets, but the Android side of the equation is quickly picking up steam. While early Android tablets only ran on blown-up versions of the smartphone OS, Android 3.0 Honeycomb introduced a tablet-centric version of the platform with several tablet-centric optimizations. And the first to take advantage of these optimizations was the Motorola Xoom.
The Handroid is a robot hand developed by a Japanese company called ITK. It’s a fully articulated robot hand with the same kind of dexterity as a human hand. Each finger can move independently and the hand as a whole is meant to be “sensitive” enough to be suitable for touching humans or handling fragile objects.
It’s kind of hard to believe that they’ve already come along this far. With the pending release of the Samsung Conquer 4G, Sprint is on the cusp of releasing its 25th device capable of using its speedy 4G network. That’s a milestone on its own. It also helps that the Conquer 4G is pretty affordable.
Do you wanna do the Skype thing on your Android smartphone, but they haven’t made it available to your handset yet? Today’s news should be good, then, since Skype has just extended its Skype 2.1 for Android to the “majority of Android devices.” More specifically, they’ve added no fewer than 17 devices to the list.
Well, now times have changed and it seems that the new must for a baby, for a rich baby to be more precise, is something called a Vinci tablet. That $389 in your wallet is surely burning a whole in your pocket, and it’s not like your wife is trying to justify any of her own shopping purchases. The tablet for toddlers is now available for pre-orders and you can get your apple sauce stained hands on it really soon.
Apple’s FaceTime video-calling service is exclusively for iPhone users, along with owners of the iPad 2 tablet and Mac computers. Google wants to join the video-calling club to compete with Apple, so Android users will be able to make free video calls using Skype.
Uh oh. One of the troubles associated with developing an increasingly popular product is that you become a bigger target for the bad guys too. Google Android is not immune to these kinds of attacks and the most recent one could cost you a pretty penny. That’s because it could start sending you daily jokes and daily horoscopes.
Nvidia’s newest SoC, dubbed Kal-El is a stunning combination between a quad-core CPU and a 12-core GPU able to offer amazing dynamic lightning and movement performances. Kal-El is part the Tegra 3 architecture bringing four 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 cores on a single processor and a 12-core Nvidia GPU able to render 3D stereo, all crammed on the same chip. As surprising as it might seem, this killer combination has been particularly designed for smartphones and tablets, not your big ole desktop computer.
Friday is an Android app that functions as a search engine for your life. The app allows you to find out where you were, what calls you made, what emails you sent and what song you were listening to on any given day. The app gives you analytics of your entire phone usage. Such an app would have come useful to the guys in The Hangover when trying to locate their lost buddy, since the app tracks GPS location too.
What? You thought NVIDIA Tegra2 was the only tablet-friendly dual core processor on the block? We already heard about the new Samsung Exynos 4210 processors a while back, but now we can see it in action on an actual real life tablet. And she’s a beauty.
ViewSonic is announcing immediate availability of the ViewPad 10 tablet we heard about last November. The 10-inch slate will most notably dual boot between Android and Windows 7, the hardware on board is an Intel Atom 1.66GHz processor, 2GB memory to make up for the lack of dual-core functionality, and the option of 16GB or 32GB SSD hard drives.
We were all thumbs over the possibility of a PlayStation Phone for a very long time. We had the teaser stuff during the Super Bowl, but now Sony Ericsson has officially come forward with an official announcement for the Xperia Play.
Yes, the lower case part of the name is the official name. Sony Ericsson wants to be all hip and cool like that, not unlike a certain iCompany. In addition to the Xperia Play (PSPhone), SE also showed off at least two other entrants to the Xperia family at Mobile World Congress.
Alongside the Galaxy S II monsterphone, Samsung has announced a new Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android tablet. This release is announced in partnership with Vodafone Group, who will offer the new tablet to their customers “this spring.”
Maybe you’ve already decided that you don’t want an iPad and you’re not interested in webOS. That leaves you with Windows 7 and Android for your tablet needs, if you cannot choose between the two you might want the ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro, then, since it sports a dual booting.
We already know all of the most important specs for the upcoming Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play, but we’re missing one very important tidbit: which carrier is getting it? Well, it looks like one retailer already knows.
Well, the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play is everything we thought it was going to be… except it comes with human thumbs.
Indeed, you can go nuts with some Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb love by way of the Barnes & Noble Nook Color e-reader. The ROM is now available for download.
Even though we have come to rely on an increasingly large number of electronics, there is still something to be said about the old pen and paper. The trouble is, how do you get those dead tree scribblings into digital form?
We’re still referring to the yet unreleased Palm tablet as the HP PalmPad, but the Opal and Topaz names have made their way onto the Internet too. The smaller of the two is the Opal with its seven-inch 1024×768 resolution TFT LCD, while the larger of the two is the Topaz with its nine-inch display of unknown resolution.
Google’s latest Android version 3.0, Honeycomb just got a bit sweeter with the release of a teaser video. Google is showing Honeycomb at CES, and it appeared first on the Motorola XOOM Android tablet. Google touts Honeycomb as being the first Android OS designed “Entirely for Tablets.”
Don’t you hate it when you’re out snowboarding and it isn’t at all like playing a video game? All that hard work and none of the data like speed, altitude or temperature flashing in front of your face. Well, pick up your thermal socks because Recon Instruments has announced their next generation technology at CES 2011!
Though it’s only got one lens, no projector and isn’t an all-around mind-blow like some of Sony’s other announcements at this year’s CES, their cellphone division is following the lead and pushing the envelope of just what in-phone cameras are capable of.
Just because you want to join in on the all the tablet fun doesn’t mean you need to break the bank. I’ve never heard of Enspert before, but the company’s new line of Android tablets just might catch your eye.
Las Vegas has seen its share of uncommon and strange weddings over the years, but at CES 2011 Lenovo is playing technology matchmaker with their new Android-slate/Windows-PC hybrid.
Embedding projectors in mobile phones is a fairly new practice that very few manufacturers have jumped on, we saw glimpses of it at last years CES, including the Samsung Beam at MWC shortly after. This year, its all about the Tablet, and of course we’re now being shown the MicroVision Mini-Tablet with Embedded Projector.
The Apple iPad may be the current reigning king in the world of tablets, and will likely hold on to that throne for some time to come. Even so, we will soon be treated to a lot more alternatives, one of which is the Android tablet coming by way of Acer. A number of videos have surfaced on YouTube showing off what this thing can do.
Tablets have become a pretty big deal and Google Android is featuring prominently on this front. Capitalizing on this rising trend is N-trig. They’ve now adapted the DuoSense technology over to the Android platform and we should start seeing the tech implemented in Android tablets early next year.
NEC has already indicated that it will be at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next month and will definitely have its Cloud Communicator tablet on the show floor in full force. However, it seems that the a dual screen version of the Android tablet will also be making an appearance.
The Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro is a little different. Even though it is largely sold as a “feature phone” rather than a smartphone, it has real smartphone brains under the hood with its Symbian S60 5th edition operating system. Does this make it a really good value for people who want web connectivity and smartphone-like functionality at a “dumbphone”-like price point? You’ll soon find out.
In business, it’s not always a good idea to put all your eggs in one basket. It looks like Toshiba is really looking to hedge its bets when it decides to attack the tablet market early next year, because it has no fewer than three different tablet devices in the works. The kicker? One does Windows, another Android, and a third still with Chrome OS.
The new Fable Android tablet from Isabella Products comes with a 7-inch wide-aspect touchscreen display and some colorful bezels. The software comes with Isabella’s patent-pending “carousel” navigation interface and it’ll be preloaded with content from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
They say that perception is 95% of reality. The trouble is that everyone’s perception is a little different and there are few places where this is more evident than among smartphone evangelists. Are you an Apple fanboy (or fangirl)? Well, other people don’t see you in the same way that you see yourself.
Coke might have its polar bears, but Verizon has a big scary robot disguised as a kindly snowman. And it’s awesome. I really like the Droid commercials from Verizon, mostly because they remind me of things like Terminator, and this one adds a little festive flair to it. Bow down to your snowbot overlords.
Believe it or not, there are still people out there who don’t want a smartphone. They don’t want a full data plan, but they may still be interested in some smartphone-like functionality. That’s where something like the new Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro would come into play.
Viewsonic today officially announced they will be releasing two new tablet computers. The first the ViewPad 7, a 7” Android 2.2 tablet capable of 3.5G wireless. The second tablet is the ViewPad 10, featuring a 10.1” capacitive multi-touch display with LED backlight.