12/23/2011, Samsung has previously confirmed that Ice Cream Sandwich will be arriving on its Galaxy Tab 8.9 tablets sometime in 2012. However it looks like the hardworking folks over at XDA-developers might just beat the Korean manufacturer to the punch: a group of developers have managed to successfully port Android 4.0.3 over to the 8.9″ Galaxy Tab.
12/23/2011, It looks like the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY isn’t going to be the only dedicated Android gaming device on the block, a company named JingXing has decided to step into that niche with a device of its own: the JingXing S7100. However, the S7100 isn’t a phone and takes the form factor of tablet instead, and features gamepad controls on the sides of the display.
12/22/2011, Truth is stranger than fiction at times, but fiction does inspire the present to create something for the future as well. Case in point, the triangle-shaped tablet that was spotted on NBC’s “The Office” proved to be a rather interesting device in the show, and it certainly got tongues wagging after that episode. While ordinary folk talked about it, Eric Calisto decided that action is louder than words, so he […]
12/22/2011, We’ve previously mentioned that Amazon followed the console business model, of selling hardware cheap and recouping its losses by selling content, when it came to the Kindle Fire and one of its methods of making money is from eBooks sold on the Kindle bookstore. So it comes as no surprise when it was reported that third party eBook reader/stores weren’t made available on the Amazon Appstore on the tablet. Despite […]
12/22/2011, Earlier today we reported about how to prevent your Kindle Fire from receiving automatic updates so you can keep root, and it looks like the Kindle Fire isn’t the only tablet that requires such a workaround. Remember the NOOK Tablet update that blocked sideloading and removed root as well? It turns out that people don’t want that as well, and thanks to the folks over at The Ebook Reader and […]
12/22/2011, A couple of weeks ago we reported about the MIPS tablet that would retail for $99 and carried a shipping cost of $66, now it looks like we won’t have to pay that much anymore. According to the listings on PandaWill and Merimobiles, the Ainol Novo7 Paladin tablet can be yours for just $119.99 – inclusive of free shipping. Now we’re not sure if it’s just for the holiday season […]
12/22/2011, Amazon’s latest update for the Kindle Fire is said to remove root access and disable the SuperOneClick root method – something that definitely upset a number of Kindle Fire users. The worst part is, Amazon doesn’t give you a choice when it comes to updating the tablet – they push it out automatically as long as you’re connected to WiFi.
12/21/2011, After what seemed like eternity, it looks like you won’t have to switch tablets or use your smartphone when it comes to getting your fix of Angry Birds. While the PlayBook still doesn’t have native email, the popular and addictive puzzle game is now available on the QNX-running tablet. In addition to the regular version of Angry Birds, PlayBook users also get Rio and Seasons versions of the game. Other […]
12/21/2011, We’re all still waiting for RIM to bring Android app support to the BlackBerry PlayBook, and while it’s still not here yet, it looks like we’re one step closer. RIM announced today that it is now accepting app submissions from Android app aggregator developers. In case you were wondering what Android app aggregator developers are: they help developers expand their app distribution to a larger audience. In this case, they […]
12/20/2011, The version 1.4.1 update for NOOK Tablets has started rolling out, but it looks like it comes with some unwanted features. According to reports online from XDA-developers and the B&N community, the update disables the tablet’s ability to sideload apps and removes root access. And just like the Kindle Fire, this update is automatically downloaded and applied onto the NOOK Tablet without warning – just as long as you’re connected […]
12/20/2011, If for some reason you’re unsatisfied with the Android experience on your NOOK Tablet – fret not, the folks over at XDA-developers are working on solution. AdamOutler and Loglud are trying to bring the popular Linux distro, Ubuntu, to the Android tablet. At the moment it’s only possible via a VNC (Virtual Network Computing Server), hence the “lite” name in the title, which ruins the whole experience due to lag. […]
12/20/2011, While the PlayBook isn’t one of the most popular tablets around, it’s good to see that RIM and Facebook haven’t given up on providing support for the tablet. RIM announced today the launch of a new version of the Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook app. The update brings the app up to version 2.1 and includes one of the most requested features: Facebook Groups. This means that PlayBook users will now […]
12/19/2011, If you’re always using your tablet for doing things like reading or watching videos, you’ve probably experienced pains in your neck or arms from looking down or holding the tablet up for too many hours. Well, an inventor named Dave Cutler has come up with a solution to the problem: the FLOTE. Elegant and simple, the FLOTE is a floor stand with an easily adjustable arm that can be used […]
12/19/2011, The Motorola XOOM is the first tablet to get Android Honeycomb, and it looks like it will be one of the first tablets to get Ice Cream Sandwich as well. The folks over at XDA-developers have managed to come up with an almost fully working version of Ice Cream Sandwich for the Motorola XOOM, and according to reports online it’s working pretty well. There are minor quirks like Netflix, the […]