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Android 2.3 And 3.0 Show Up In Adobe AIR Performance Tests?

11/28/2010, We seem to be slowly but steadily inching closer towards the arrival of Android 2.3 Gingerbread and 3.0 Honeycomb. Both versions of the mobile operating have been spotted on Adobe’s AIR benchmark site, designed to test Adobe AIR performance on...

MD-701 Android Tablet Visits The FCC

11/24/2010, With Android tablets busy queuing up to get approval from the FCC, it’s no surprise to see another Android-powered tablet enter the fray, and we’re talking about the MD-701. The device is manufactured by Shenzhen Huaruian Technology and is...

Acer Brings High-Resolution Android Tablets

11/23/2010, Acer announced a pair of Android-powered tablets today. The tablets sport a 7-inch and 10-inch display and features a resolution of 1280 X 800, which is higher than the 1024 X 600 resolution on the 7-inch Galaxy Tab display made by Samsung. The tablets...

$150 Android Tablet With Capacitive Touchscreen Display From Wopad

11/23/2010, With the Galaxy Tab hitting the market, the stakes in the Android tablet market have been raised and manufacturers out there are recognizing this. Now the Wopad is one of the more modern Android-powered tablets and it’s priced at 999 Yuan ($150)....

Binatone sends HomeSurf 8 Android tablet to the FCC

11/22/2010, Binatone from the UK has sent their 8-inch Android-powered tablet to the FCC, where it will be known as the HomeSurf 8. Boasting an 800 x 600 resolution display, the HomeSurf 8 will feature Wi-Fi connectivity since there isn’t any mention of a 3G...

Next Galaxy Tab to Use Orion Dual-Core CPU, Quad-Core GPU

11/19/2010, The next generation Galaxy Tab Android tablet could use a newer, faster dual-core processor that will be custom made by Samsung using a reference design based on ARM technologies. While current Galaxy Tab uses a customized version of the single-core ARM...

Hannspree’s Hannspad Tablet Runs Android 2.2 with Custom UI

11/18/2010, Hannspree is almost ready to release its Hannspad tablet, which the company says it is working on the final tweaks before production. The 10.1-inch Android 2.2 tablet runs Froyo and potentially has the ability to play Adobe Flash 10.1 videos. The neat...

Sharp Glasses-Free Android Smartphone to Come to U.S. in 2011

11/17/2010, After having released a few models of its glases-free 3D Android smartphones through carriers for the Japanese market, Sharp will be bringing at least one of those models to the U.S. market. The device, which will utilize the Android operating system,...

HTC Merge to be Announced by Verizon on Thursday

11/16/2010, The HTC Merge, which had been leaked and rumored before, may get its announcement from Verizon Wireless and HTC this Thursday. The two companies have scheduled an event in Seattle to “celebrate the launching of the HTC Droid Merge...

Panasonic might just roll out Android-powered phones in 2011

11/16/2010, A new year brings new hope and new beginnings for most people, so it is interesting to see Panasonic attempting to introduce a new range of Android-powered phones sometime next year. Wait a minute – Panasonic, you say? Well, that can only mean one...

U.S. Cellular Announces Galaxy Tab Pricing and Data Plan Options

11/15/2010, After having announced that it will join the big four national carriers in the U.S. to offer Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Android tablet, U.S. Cellular has finally revealed pricing and plan information for the tablet device. The tablet will retail for $399...