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Notion Ink Runs Ice Cream Sandwich, Sort Of

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An early Ice Cream Sandwich port was demoed for Notion Ink Adam, a 10.1 Tegra 2 based Indian tablet that recently started to cooperate with Tabletroms.

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HP releases webOS as open source project

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his is huge. It technically doesn't matter if you believe in life after death for operating systems, but in this context almost dead webOS gets a very exciting reincarnation in the form of webOS Open Source Project.

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Samsung winning in Apple’s law suits in Australia; Germany may ban iPad, iPhone

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Call it bad week for Apple's legal teams worldwide. First, A German court has issued a ruling in a patent case between Motorola and Apple which could lead to a temporary ban on sales of iPhones and iPads in Germany.

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Ectaco jetBook Color E-Ink Reader gets to US in January

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Bringing color to e-ink technologies has proved to be a very hard task. Now an Ectaco jetBook Color 9.7" tablet may change the landscape for e-ink readers.

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Samsung can manufacture a tablet with 2560×1600 pixel display

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The fashion to mimic Apple's iPad designs was always strong at Samsung. This time, Apple's iPad 3 may become a template for Samsung developing a slate with a screen of whopping pixel count for a 11.6" panel: 2560x1600.

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Windows 8 Gets Public Beta And App Store in February 2012

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Microsoft has recently announced the availability of the first public beta (apart from this summer's Preview) for their flagship OS, the Windows 8.

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Google Image Search Redesign For Tablets

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Google Image search is a very valuable feature for the average PC user. On the tablet side, Google Image Search for iPad has essentially more features, so it's more functional. Now, these features are coming to Android tablets.

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iBooks Gets A Face-Lifting Update

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Apple's iBooks presents a serious overhaul with its update to version 1.5. The two year old application catering the e-book-reading habits of the iPhone and iPad users gets some very significant and much needed upgrades in its UI.

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Apple Loses iPad Trademark Suit In China

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According to Netbooknews, a company named Proview Technology (Shenzhen, mainland China) has registered the "iPad" name and trademark as far back as 2000, that is, much earlier than "iSomething" naming pattern has hit the Apple.

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Amazon Kindle Fire Runs CyanogenMod 7 (Video Tutorial)

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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.

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OpenCL Image Processing Running on Jaguar Android Tablet

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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.

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Android UI Lags Get An Explanation

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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.

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Amazon Kindle Fire Runs Ice Cream Sandwich

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It seems that a very early build of ICS running on Amazon's Kindle has now surfaced, thanks to the efforts of XDA developer g1011999 (or stevenlin here). While early and not fully functioning, it still shows very good progress already.

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Will Windows 8 Appeal To Desktop Users?

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IDC research analysts have made 10 predictions for trends in 2012 computing. One such prediction states that Windows 8 may not reach the hands of the traditional PC users, that is, those with the PCs bundled with keyboard, mouse, and all the usual PC hardware.

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Windows 8 For ARM Tablets May Lose Traditional Desktop Mode Support

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Engadget has collected insider tips that Microsoft might have sacrificed backward compatibility with its "legacy" software (mostly of Windows 7 desktop variety) when shaping the design of Windows 8 for ARM tablets.

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