Linux getting ported to A4 iPhone and iPad, Android next up?

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This is really preliminary stuff at the moment, but it looks like you will soon be able to run a version of Linux on the iPhone 4, iPod touch 4G, and iPad. You might even get it on the iPad 2, but for now, the image shows Linux booting up on a first-gen iTablet. This could also pave the way for the Google Android operating system to work on newer iDevices too.

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Get ready for the Honeycomb-powered Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet

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Lenovo is changing gears to the Google side with the upcoming ThinkPad Tablet, as it’s going to be powered by Android Honeycomb. You may have heard about the ThinkPad Tablet when it was announced by Lenovo late last month, along with the IdeaPad K1 and the Windows-powered P1. As the ThinkPad name implies, this is still largely a business-oriented device, going along with all the ThinkPad notebooks that we’ve seen over the years.

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Fusion Garage follows JooJoo with Grid10 tablet, Grid4 smartphone

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Fusion Garage, maker of the JooJoo, which was a failure, is back with a couple of other offerings. The Grid10 tablet and the Grid4 smartphone are not your run of of the mill Android devices. Instead, Fusion Garage has taken the Android kernel and built around it to create a custom operating system called GridOS.

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Asus Eee Pad Transformer 2 first to get NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad core processor

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Tegra 3 is just around the corner and it looks like Asus could be getting first dibs at Kal-El. It looks like the first device to launch with Tegra 3 will be the next-generation Asus Eee Pad Transformer Android tablet.

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ViewSonic ViewPad 10pro tablet lets you run both Android and Win7

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The ViewSonic ViewPad 10pro runs both Android 2.3 Gingerbread and Windows 7. It’s a shame they didn’t get Honeycomb under the hood of this 10.1-inch slate, but at least you have Google and Microsoft working together under the same framework. To make things more interesting, this is one of the first tablets to be powered by an Intel Atom processor.

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TouchWiz update for Galaxy Tab 10.1 put on hold

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Not that long ago, Samsung pushed out a TouchWiz UI update for its Galaxy Tab 10.1, but it appears that this update comes with a bug. Samsung has apparently stopped the updating process, giving them the time to “assess progress and ensure it is a positive experience for users.”

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Asus Eee Pad Slider shipping at $400, running Android 3.1

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Asus has lifted the lid on their Eee Pad Slider, making it available online for orders and immediate shipping. As previous rumors had it, the 10 inch tablet would feature an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, 1 GB RAM and an integrated keyboard. Plus, the SL101 Slider would come in two versions, allowing you to choose between 16GB of storage space and 32 GB. Of course, the price will also vary $400 for a 16GB unit and $550 for a 32Gb one.

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Apple lawsuits against Samsung, etc. are really against Google?

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Well, that’s mildly passive aggressive of Steve Jobs, don’t you think? By now, you’ve surely heard about all the patent infringement lawsuits that Apple has launched against companies like Samsung, but it looks like the real target isn’t these manufacturers at all: it’s Google.

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Leaked video demos tablet device running Chromium OS?

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Chrome OS. It’s the platform that is behind the ChromeBook, but don’t you think it would be an even better solution for tablets? Sure, there are already tons of Android tablets out there, but Chromium might be a more suitable fit. And the video below demonstrates exactly what a Chrome tablet would look like.

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17 more Android devices get loaded with Skype 2.1

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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.

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Skytex Primer Pocket 4.3-inch Android media tablet only $99

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On the Apple side of the equation, if you want an iPhone without the phone, you might consider getting an iPod touch. On the Android side of the equation, if you want an Android phone without a phone, you might turn to something like the newly announced Primer Pocket tablet from Skytex.

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ICE Smart Media Player 5-inch Android “tablet” drops to $180 USD

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Just because you want an Android tablet doesn’t mean that you have to bump all the way up to the 10-inch or even the 7-inch offerings on the market. Archos has some smaller tablets too and joining that arena is a new entry from Latte Communications. It’s called the ICE Smart Media Player and its screen measures the same five inches across the diagonal as the Dell Streak.

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Vinci tablet for Babies ships with Android Froyo

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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.

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Survey says Amazon Android tablet could be a threat to Apple’s iPad

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I wouldn’t go quite as far as Retrovo in saying that an Android tablet from Amazon is the biggest threat to the iPad, but it goes to show you that the public would definitely be interested in one. When looking at the survey results, 55% of those who responded said that they would seriously consider buying a tablet from Amazon.

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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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