Motorola Xoom Android 3.1 Tablet Review

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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.

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Previewing the Sony Tablet S and Tablet P with Honeycomb

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The world of Android tablets is about to get a little more crowded. We first saw Sony’s ambitions into this realm earlier this year, but the official launch of the Sony Tablet S and the Tablet P is just around the corner. Personally, I’m more intrigued by the Tablet P, the dual-screen Android tablet that we had previously known as the Sony Tablet S2.

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Toshiba Thrive Android 3.1 tablet cheaper than expected

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Powered by Android 3.1 Honeycomb, the Toshiba Thrive is currently being offered for pre-order through Future Shop. If you go all the way down to the 8GB model, this Android tablet can be yours for $429. The 16GB and 32GB variants are being pegged at $479 and $579, respectively.

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Archos G9 Honeycomb tablets get dual-core 1.5GHz cpu, 250GB HDDs, 3G stick

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Even though Archos was already well established in tablets before Apple came around and popularized the format, the company has fallen a little bit behind the competition lately. That has now changed with announcement of the Archos G9 tablet range, because they are said to be the fastest.

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Android Honeycomb launch postponed in Japan, USA still a go

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While Toshiba’s late change of plans might be frowned upon, Google’s update on the Android software might just make it worthwhile. The Android 3.1 Honeycomb has both increased performance as well as added new features. For example, Android 3.1 tablets with USB ports will offer support for USB connected joysticks and game-pads, possibly attracting more users who are interested in gaming with their tablet. Also, Android 3.1 added Google Movie access for renting new and old movies, buy-bye Netflix.

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It’s sweet, it’s a treat, it’s Android Honeycomb

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You’ve got to hand it to the crazy kooks at Google, particularly the guys and gals working on the Google Android team. They come up with the best codenames this side of HTC and it seems we know the name of Gingerbread’s successor. The next Android will be called Honeycomb.

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