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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.
At the MWC 2012, HTC unveiled their new “One” series which includes the impressive One X handset. The only disappointment was that the device was announced to be an exclusive to AT&T in the US, but we have good news for you. According to the latest rumors, the device might be headed to other carriers as well.
The race to ultra slimness has taken on bulemic supermodel proportions. Shaving off those precious millimeters is the newly introduced Toshiba Excite 10 LE. The Android tablet is about as thin as it gets with its 7.7mm profile.
Samsung unveiled some new devices at the MWC 2012, but it is certainly a disappointment that the much anticipated Galaxy S3 did not make it for the event. We are hoping that Samsung would make up for this by bringing out a handset that is worth the wait. And it appears like that is what they are planning to do. The latest info suggests that the company is thinking about something big.
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 HTC One X certainly looks like it’s going to make things difficult for all the other phone manufacturers from around the world. And...
As expected, HTC has just introduced their Quad-core Tegra 3 handset and the flagship phone appears to be one of the most impressive Android devices ever designed. The One X, which will be part of the company’s new "One" series, comes with awesome specs.
Viewsonic has now announced their entire lineup of products for the MWC, which includes four new devices in total.
What you see here is an apparent sneak peek at an upcoming 10-inch Android tablet from Huawei. Details are sketchy at best, but it looks like it's boasting a higher-end metal finish to go along with its notably slim profile.
When NVIDIA acquired Icera back in mid-2011, we knew that the company will soon be making its entry into the smartphone game. They have done just that by introducing the ZTE Mimosa X handset, which is the first device to feature both the NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and the NVIDIA Icera modem technology, and also the answer to Qualcomm.
The Mobile World Congress is right around the corner, but LG surprisingly has officially announced their Optimus Vu, the company’s answer to the Samsung Galaxy Note little ahead of schedule.
The Galaxy Nexus superphone was reportedly set to get an updated version from Samsung that would boost its internal storage to 32GB, but those plans have apparently been thrown out the window.
Just last Friday we covered news regarding a very possible Droid 4 launch on the 10th of this month. The good news is that we now have official word for Verizon that this is indeed the correct launch date.
Samsung had to think big when planning the next in their “S” series line of Android smartphones to keep up with the rich traditions already established by the Galaxy S, S II and the Galaxy Note. It seems that Galaxy S3 will indeed be a monster, powered by a Quad-Core chipset capable of speeds in the range of 1.6 GHz.
It's not exactly a household name, but the Chinese company has been able mostly to sell its cheaper Android smartphones to people who don't want to spend the premium on higher end devices. Now, it looks like they're ready to move up the range.
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.
The original Galaxy S platform was a hit and that continued with the Galaxy S II, the Galaxy Nexus, and the Galaxy Note. But what will the Samsung Galaxy S3 bring to the table? A heck of a lot, apparently.
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".
ASUSTeK Computer goes to extraordinary measures to appeal to widest possible audience of their potential customers. Original ASUS Eee Pad Transformer was and still is one of the most popular 10-inch Android slates, even if the Transformer Prime clearly takes the role of ASUS flagship tablet.
CES officially kicks off tomorrow, but there's no lack of news coming out of the desert at all. Toshiba has their new Excite X10 tablet (Regza over seas) which is now claiming the title of "the world’s thinnest 10-inch tablet," impressive.
When we cover shows like CES, there's always an anxiety for us not to overlook or miss something worthy, or simply deserving special attention. With a small team on the show floor just walking around a vast sea of gadgetry within acres of indoor Vegasness, it's easy to let things slip by.
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.
The universe is expanding its reach and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone will be officially launching with Telus Mobility on January 13. That's next Friday, in case you don't want to look at a calendar.
A big, beautiful Super AMOLED display is one of the features that makes the Samsung Galaxy Nexus very attractive. The only problem is the device’s price tag. But now we can have the next best thing. Samsung’s newly announced Galaxy M Style will allow you to enjoy some Super AMOLED glory for a midrange price.
Translating these statements from Googlese, it means that if manufacturers won't comply to this requirement of inclusion of this compulsory Holo theming as default. In its turn, it means that instead of their own, quite incompatible with Android 4.0 theming (think about Samsung's TouchWiz, HTC's Sense UI, and others) such "fragmented" devices either won't get a license for official Android 4.0, or at least won't get access to Google's Android Market and Google Apps. Or both.
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.
Asus is updating its Transformer Prime firmware from 188.8.131.52 to build 184.108.40.206 which is meant to address several problems identified by the company. First, it attempts to "enhance GPS speed" by automatically downloading satellite location tables over WiFi.
HTC is now delivering on its promise to bring Honeycomb to the Flyer. The HTC Flyer was first released in April 2011 with Google Android 2.3.3. The Android 3.2 Honeycomb update is currently rolling out to those devices anxiously awaiting the upgrade.
rguments of both analysts tend to agree that the openness of Android as its strong point is suddenly nowhere to be found when business and market considerations prevail. Sure, from a business standpoint, it really doesn't matter what platform and development models are used in a given product: it's an impact of a product itself that has an importance.
Andy Rubin tweeted recently that 3.7 million new Android activations took place on December 24 and 25.
It was expected sooner than later, but now it's become reality. By hard work and determination of Android Police's own in-house hacker named (appropriately) Justin Case and helpers like Vashypooh, Trevor Eckhart, and IOMoster of TeamWin, the rooting of Amazon's Kindle Fire has become possible once again.
Like a previous ASUS model, this Eee Pad Transformer Prime will take an optional docking keyboard for another $150 that transforms your Android tablet in to a sort of Android netbook, with the keyboard also hiding an additional battery.
Google's Eric Shmidt has reportedly said that a Google-branded tablet might be launched in the first six months of 2012. The tablet plans were mentioned during an interview with Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera. Schmidt’s quote could mean many things.
Justin Case also dares to challenge Amazon that 'just in case' Amazon would try to 'fix' the feature, his current root exploit is based upon, he has another root exploit he feels he would be compelled to release.
The ICX Development Team consists of members DooMLoRD, KeiranFTW, XperiaPlayer, Deanboro or DJ_Steve and including some others from the XDA Developers Community.
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.
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.
Are you scrambling to find just the right gift for the tech-obsessed geek in your life? Yes, the holiday shopping season is definitely upon us and you have exactly 1 week to get it done.
In this past year, tablets have dominated sales over e-readers. Estimates are made that Amazon Kindle Fire has sold over 2 million units, and Barnes & Noble has sold a million of its NOOK Tablet. Both vendors were also successful in selling their previous models at the discounted prices. However, you shouldn't forget another very popular tablet -- the HP Touchpad, fire sales of which were bringing over 700,000 tablets in the hands of eager customers. Then, as the numbers of RIM Blackberry Playbooks sold at similar numbers to HP's Touchpad, the popularity of having a well rounded more powerful device has grown significantly.
Following the succesful penetration of Dingleberry Team into bastions of Blackberry Playbooks, the Spanish blog eltecnoblog.com has posted a demo of the exploit for turning on the HOST mode in Blackberry Playbook's USB port; commonly known as USB On-The-Go (OTG) connection to a host computer for sideloading and other simple tasks.
Well, Motorola is ready to introduce another generation of Mototablet and they're doing it with the strangely named Droid Xyboard.
Fayram reports that this is a "cutting edge phone, without the ostenation and outrageous materials of the Droid Razr." Sadly, it is loaded with some Verizon bloatware, including My Verizon Mobile and Verizon Migration Assistant.
In the past we covered an XDA Developer forum member's semi-successful attempt to get the CM7 ROM running on the Kindle Fire. Now it seems that Jeff Benjamin has taken things a step further and has even posted a detailed tutorial and video for installation of the CyanogenMod 7 (custom ROM) on Amazon Kindle Fire here.
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.
There were reports recently on the Google+ post by Andrew Munn who explains why, in his opinion, the Android UI is laggy and will remain so unless a complete overhaul takes place on the Android Framework parts responsible for hardware acceleration of UI.
The Ainol Novo7 is a new tablet that is actually a collaboration of efforts by such companies as Ingenic and MIPS, available for under $100. The downside is that for now it's only available in China, though MIPS and Ingenic plan to expand its target base to other countries as well.
This year's Black Friday sales offered some pretty appealing gadgets, but as the holiday season continues there are many more attractive deals on there way, from Cyber Monday and beyond. One of such deal is the Acer Iconia A500 10.1" tablet at BestBuy. A 8GB model is just $229 with free shipping and a $10 gift card. The price cut is quite substantial for a 10-inch tablet that normally costs $300 or more.
Finally a new LG/Prada 3.0 phone has been announced to the whole world. This announcement was made during the renewal of the Prada/LG partnership in Seoul, Korea.
Ever since we first got the juicy details of the Galaxy Nexus, many Android fans have been waiting to get their hands on the flagship phone. According to Samsung, the wait is almost over and the phone will hit the market by the end of this year.
Recently, Android Community has calculated the total sales of tablets from January up until October. According to their figures, HP Touchpad took the second place for overall tablet sales