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ViewSonic’s $200 ViewPad Rolls Out

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ViewSonic has further improved the Gingerbread experience with its exclusive ViewScene 3D interface to deliver an intuitive home screen layout with holographic visual effects. With the new ViewSonic user interface, usability and navigation is unparalleled. Users can quickly get up to speed and customize their favorite apps, delivered directly from the Android storefront.

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The sub-$200 IdeaPad A1 Android tablet from Lenovo

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Perhaps you missed out on that $99 fire sale on the HP TouchPad or you don't want to try and hack Android onto that device. Whatever the case, the elusive "cheap tablet" is still eluding you. Well, maybe you have an option here in the form of the Lenovo IdeaPad A1. After all, it carries an MSRP of just $199.

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Samsung unveils LTE versions of GALAXY S II and GALAXY Tab 8.9

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Samsung has unveiled LTE (Long-Term Evolution) versions of its GALAXY S II smartphone and GALAXY Tab 8.9. Displayed at this week’s IFA 2011, the devices will have access to 4G download speeds of up to 100Mbps. If you can get yourself onto a 4G network, the (theoretical) upload speed is 50Mbps and double that when downloading. Samsung equates this to downloading a four-minute MP3 track in 0.3 seconds.

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Samsung announces 4 new Galaxy phones and naming system

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Samsung has announced four new Galaxy Android-based devices, and has also come up with a new naming system for all Galaxy smartphones to simplify things for consumers. Or to make them more complicated. It really depends on how you look at it. The four new phones, the Galaxy W, Galaxy M Pro, Galaxy Y and Galaxy Y Pro, all run on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and fall under the new naming system, or the “SRWMY” scale.

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Root exploit for Gingerbread paves way for GingerMaster malware

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A malicious piece of malware has been discovered for devices powered by Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread, giving the hacker the ability to take complete control of the smartphone remotely. Dubbed GingerMaster, this malware is hidden inside of an infected app. Once you boot that app and the exploit is launched, it gains root privileges, attempting to install a root shell into the system partition.

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