Posts tagged with: honeycomb
  • by | February 29, 2012 1:11 PM

    Back during the CES, we learned that Toshiba was planning to bring its 10.1-inch AT200 tablet to the United States as the Excite 10. While we had pricing information for the tablet, set to be available as a $530 16GB model or a $600 32GB version, we didn't hear any stabs at a US launch date more precise than sometime around the middle of this quarter. Today, Toshiba announces the tablet's availability as well as gives its name a slight adjustment. Instead of the Excite 10, the manufacturer will now release the tablet in the States as the Excite 10 LE. Toshiba didn't give a reason for the ...

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  • by | February 28, 2012 10:41 AM

    We are seeing a ton of new Android tablets revealed to the world at the MWC, but don't forget that some managed to break cover early, first showing-up at last month's CES. That was the case with Samsung and the 7.7-inch version of its Galaxy Tab, which we learned would be making a retail appearance on Verizon LTE. Since then, we've had the opportunity to check out the international version of the Tab 7.7, available as both a WiFi-only model and one with HSPA+ connectivity, but the details for the LTE version on Verizon hadn't been available. Today the carrier comes forward with a release ...

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  • by | February 23, 2012 8:33 AM

    Despite promising an official Android 4.x Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Transformer TF101 to land this month, Asus didn't deliver just yet. Not that we're already at the end of the month but a recent Facebook post seems to shed some light on the upcoming refresh. According to Asus Singapore, the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Asus Transformer "will be ready within the Feb/March 2012 period". Best case scenario: a couple of weeks. Worst case scenario: a tad more than a month. Whenever that happens you will receive an over-the-air update notification and you'll be able to finally get ...

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  • by | February 23, 2012 7:49 AM

    After introducing it at CES, Asus has (quietly) created a special landing page for the Eee Pad MeMo 171 on its website. Crossover between a tablet and a mobile phone, it comes with a MeMIC Bluetooth headset that allows users to place calls, read messages, and listen to music. However, this bundle option – that makes the MeMo 171 quite unique among tablet computers -- will vary depending on country. While it is ICS upgradable, this device now runs on Androit 3.2 Honeycomb. Other specifications include: 7-inch display, 1280 x 800 resolution, 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm 8260 processor, 1GB ...

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  • by | February 22, 2012 6:59 AM

    Have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and you are experiencing touch-related problems? If you decided to stick with a stock configuration or you're running on an Android 3.x Honeycomb ROM -- though there are several Ice Cream Sandwich custom ROMs available, including the official CyanogenMOD 9 pre-alpha -- you should check this application out! TouchScreenTune might (or might not) remind you of those registry tweaks from the Windows Mobile days (oh, AdvancedConfig...); the application basically allows you to custom tune the way your tablet reacts to touch. You have to be rooted in order to take ...

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  • by | February 19, 2012 2:42 AM

    Google had a huge booth last year at the Mobile World Congress where many phones (and back then only the Motorola Xoom) were showcased at manufacturer- and software-maker-dedicated mini-booths. If you want to take a look at how things were one year ago, check out the video of the Google booth at MWC 2011 below. El Goog is preparing to have yet another blast this year at the Congress. Androids are counting down to the event, packing and unpacking goodies, preparing for the show. From the looks of it -- if the graphic representation is of any indication -- they will not be missing last ...

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  • by | February 16, 2012 5:41 AM

    Acer Australia and New Zealand recently confirmed that the official Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Iconia Tab A500 will be rolling out in April. Acer America not only confirmed the timeframe but also threw the Iconia Tab A100 in the game. The seven-inch Tegra2-powered Honeycomb tablet will receive its official Ice Cream Sandwich update from the manufacturer in the middle of month April. With the Iconia Tab A500 scheduled for the same period, the Iconia Tab A200 remains the only Acer tablet to have already received its Android 4.0 official refresh. To all Acer Iconia Tab A500 and A100 ...

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  • by | February 16, 2012 3:14 AM

    Just a couple of days after the official introduction of the Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0), Samsung's first Ice Cream Sandwich-powered tablet, the company has announced the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus N for the German market. The move follows the one related to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 N, where Samsung released the tablet especially for the German market, with modifications to avoid infringement on Apple's patents. Inside there's a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 16GB of internal memory (plus the microSD expansion slot); there's a seven-inch display on the front with a resolution of 1024 x 600, ...

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  • by | February 14, 2012 4:11 AM

    Apple is still dominating the tablet market though Android-powered slates are starting to grab a rather considerable slice of the market. It will be interesting to see what the iPad 3 can bring to combat the army of Android tablets with Ice Cream Sandwich and powerful processors this year. However, as far as South Korea is concerned, Samsung's home market, the Apple iPad is outselling the South Korean manufacturer's tablet offerings. The (roughly) 700,000 Apple iPad units sold last year join the other tablets designed in California that existed on the South Korean market before the ...

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  • by | February 10, 2012 5:24 AM

    If you have a Motorola Droid Xyboard 10.1 or 8.2 Android tablet on Verizon, you should prepare to see a couple of update notifications in the coming weeks. First you'll see an update that will bring build 1.6.0M_279 and together with that, an improved browser performance, better touch response, maintaining data connection while toggling between WiFi and some more. Both tablets will get the same update, except for the "Stylus enhancements" which will only roll out to the 10.1 model. Within two weeks from rolling out the update above, Verizon will let loose an update which will transform the ...

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  • by | February 10, 2012 5:05 AM

    The Motorola Xyboard 8.2 with WiFi and the Motorola Xyboard 10.1 with WiFi, which we've known since November, are now available for pre-order online at Motorola's. Successors of the Xoom, the two Xyboards go for $399.99 (for the 8.2 inch model) and $499.99 (for the 10.1 variant). They both pack a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, five-megapixel main cameras, 1.3-megapixel front facers and run Android 3.2 Honeycomb with the option to upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. If you're sold on the new Motorola tablets and decide to pre-order, you'll be getting your unit on the week of January ...

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  • by | February 10, 2012 5:04 AM

    Let's say you had been hearing lots of talk about Android tablets last year, and decided to pick one up. Then later, maybe you noticed some hardware problem, or the tablet just wasn't behaving correctly; for whatever reason, you decided to return the tablet. You're well within the warranty period, so everything's fine, right? Well, it might not be for a few Motorola customers who bought, and then returned a Xoom tablet last spring or summer. Motorola's just revealed that its refurbishment process skipped a couple steps on a few Xooms, and shipped them out to new customers with all their ...

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  • by | February 9, 2012 3:25 AM

    The road seems to be a little bumpy for the Asus Transformer Prime, a tablet which recently received an update to improve its GPS functionality and the camera. Sadly, after the update, there were still some issues with GPS but now a new update is rolling out. There's a new kernel inside, version 2.6.39, as well as fixes for WiFi and Bluetooth functionality. According to reports, users who applied the update see a slight performance improvement, a claim which is backed up with some increased benchmark scores. Additionally, if your Transformer Prime was suffering from random reboot issues, ...

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  • by | February 8, 2012 3:14 AM

    We've seen a slimmed-down Toshiba Android tablet around Christmas and it turned out to be the Toshiba AT200, coming to the U.S. as the Toshiba Excite X10 in mid-Q1 2012. If you live in the U.K., you can now pick up the AT200 for £399 (around $630); the price refers to the 16GB WiFi model but the 32GB WiFi goes for £449 (roughly $715). It is advertised to be the world's thinnest tablet at 7.7mm (at least until we see some more tablets at MWC) and it packs a 1.2GHz TI OMAP 4430 processor, 1GB of RAM, 10.1-inch display with 1280x800 resolution and runs Android 3.2 Honeycomb. Source: ...

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  • by | February 2, 2012 7:44 PM

    A Sprint leak form late last month foretold the arrival of a refreshingly affordable Android tablet, with the ZTE Optik tipped for a launch at just $100 on-contract. Even having the information provided in the leaked document, we were missing some details about certain hardware specs, and we had reason to believe that some of those that we had heard reported were incorrect figures. Today, we finally get the whole story straight from the horse's mouth, with Sprint confirming the tablet's launch for February 5. It seemed from the start that the 1,350 mAh battery figure we saw reported was a ...

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