05/11/2011, Audiophiles with Android phones rejoice – with the latest version of Android (3.1 Honeycomb), the file format you’ve been waiting for is finally here. According to the Core Media Formats in Android page on the Android developers’ website, FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) files are now supported natively on the operating system. This means that you don’t have to download a third party program or load up a custom ROM […]
05/10/2011, Earlier today at the Google I/O keynote, Google announced that the latest version of Android Honeycomb (3.1) would be officially released for Motorola XOOM tablets today. And sure enough, some people have already started to receive the update. The new update brings a number of enhancements to Android Honeycomb with the highlight of the update being the movie rental service on the Android Market introduced today. Thousands of movies will […]
05/10/2011, We have done our best to cover the Google I/O 2011 conference live, but for those who did not manage to follow our live blog, fret not – there is always the power of summarization to help you figure out what was hot and what was not in the event earlier this morning. Of course, getting a free Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is always a good thing, and at least […]
05/05/2011, Google has just announced that the latest version of Google Earth for Android now includes support for Android 3.0 (Honeycomb). Google Earth can now take full advantage of the tablet-optimized Android operating system. Making use of the tablet’s large screen and powerful processors, Google Earth for Android adds a whole lot of pizzazz to the already interesting app. Google Earth for Android now makes Earth look better – with fully […]
04/30/2011, Remember back in the days when Sony Ericsson mentioned that due to hardware limitations, the Xperia X10 won’t be upgraded past Android 2.1? Well ever since they announced that the phone will be getting Gingerbread, people have realized that hardware limitations were all a sham. The folks over at XDA-developers managed to port Android 3.0, Honeycomb, onto the smartphone without much hassle. Even though it is Honeycomb that was obtained […]
04/29/2011, While we all know that Android Honeycomb won’t stay at version 3.0 forever, Adobe has been the first to drop a hint about the next version of the mobile operating system. It was reported that In the change log of their most recent update for Adobe Flash Player on Android, they state: “Hardware accelerated video presentation (requires Android 3.1)” and “Enhanced browser integration for Honeycomb tablets (requires Android 3.1)”. But […]
04/28/2011, Sprint has officially announced that the WiFi-only version of the Motorola XOOM Android tablet will be arriving on May 8. The tablet that was released earlier this year was mostly shunned due to his high price. Well, the WiFi-only version of the tablet will be arriving next Sunday on Sprint, and it will be priced $200 less than the current offering due to its lack of 3G connectivity. Sprint hasn’t […]
04/26/2011, MacMall might have commited one of the more glaring mistakes in recent memory using the power of Photoshop (although we are quite sure that they did not enlist the help of Baojun Yuan in this instance) to ensure that Google’s Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system will be running on the upcoming, well-panned BlackBerry PlayBook.
04/26/2011, The folks over at The Next Web managed to get their hands on a whole bunch of leaked Lenovo slides over the weekend, and they’ve discovered yet another Android tablet from the Chinese computer manufacturer. In addition to the 10.1″ Think Slate, they discovered an unnamed 7″ Android tablet. There aren’t many details revealed, but from the slides we know that it is slated to arrive in Q4 2011. The […]
04/25/2011, Samsung’s successor to the first Galaxy Tab, the Galaxy Tab 10.1v was unveiled to the world at the Mobile World Congress in February earlier this year. Well it’s been two months since the tablet’s unmasking, and starting tomorrow the tablet will finally be sitting in people’s hands. The Galaxy Tab 10.1v will go on sale in Portugal tomorrow for €590 (~ $862.7), followed by Netherlands later this week.
04/24/2011, Just like the T-Mobile G2x (also known as the Optimus 2X) which will be receiving the latest Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread update, the tablet front will see the HTC Flyer receiving its Android 3.0 Honeycomb update shortly after hitting the market – and by that, we mean the May 9th launch. According to HTC’s tweet that happened a couple of days ago, they mentioned that “In case you weren’t aware, […]
04/21/2011, Amazon has just announced an update for the Kindle app that will optimize the app when running it on Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) tablets. The app now takes full advantage of the larger screens found on tablets as opposed to the previous app that was designed to work on tiny phones. Kindle for Android tablets will feature a new layout for newspapers and magazines designed for the Honeycomb interface, and includes […]
04/20/2011, Since Intel won’t be releasing anymore tablets with Nokia’s MeeGo and Windows 8 (rumored to be optimized for tablets and running on ARM processors) won’t be arriving anytime soon, it looks like the processor manufacturer will be re-entering the tablet market segment this year through an alternative path – by working with Google’s operating system: Android. Some reports have pegged the processor manufacturer down to announce the release of Intel […]
04/19/2011, If you thought the Atrix was innovative and will inspire the future generation of smartphone/netbook devices, well it looks like it has, and we didn’t even have to wait very long for it to happen. Kosmaz Technologies has just announced the upcoming arrival of the Compufon. Touted as “the only smartphone that you will ever need in the future with the capability of becoming your tablet PC of Laptop.” The […]