Is Honeycomb to Blame for Stagnant Android 7-Inch Slate Development?

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In what could be the Maginot line of screen sizes, Android 3.0 Honeycomb may mark the distinction between 7-inch and smaller tablets versus tablets of 8-inch and larger. The latest victim to fall outside of the safety of Honeycomb’s Maginot line may be Acer, whose 7-inch Iconia A100 tablet is reported to be delayed until […]

Acer to Introduce New Intel-Powered Android Honeycomb Tablet at Computex?


While Asus is teasing its own phone-pad hybrid, rival Acer may be releasing an Intel Atom-based tablet running the Android Honeycomb platform at Computex next week. The tablet would bear a 10-inch form factor and would utilize Intel’s Oak Trail chips, which is based on the Atom processor line. Acer would be among the first […]

Toshiba Kills off Plans for Windows 7 Slate, Chromebooks?


Earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show, Toshiba had shown off a concept device that runs Windows 7 on an Intel Atom processor and utilizing a similar hardware form factor to its Android 3.0 Honeycomb Toshiba Thrive tablet. However, since CES, it looks like this concept Windows tablet will remain just that–a concept. Toshiba […]

Toshiba Thrive Android Tablet Gets Priced by Retailer


Though Toshiba still has not announced the Android 3.0 tablet that it had shown off at CES, video embedded below, J&R, a U.S. retailer, has priced the Toshiba Thrive Android 3.0 Honeycomb slate. A release date has not been announced nor revealed, but Netbook News is reporting that the 8 GB version of the tablet […]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Caught in Picture with Keyboard


Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 8.9, which slots right in between the larger Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the smaller Galaxy Tab 7 tablets, was recently spotted in a picture with a keyboard dock. The unique thing about the Galaxy Tab 8.9’s keyboard dock is that the device works in landscape mode in the dock, rather than the […]

AT&T Bringing Cisco Cius Android Tablet to Market This Fall


AT&T will be helping Google’s Android platform make a strong push for the enterprise market come this fall when the Cisco Cius tablet will be launched with its corporate push. Aside from the enterprise-driven communications features of the Cius, which will come pre-loaded with Cisco’s collaboration suite and come with video conferencing with Cisco TelePresence […]

Barnes & Noble: 1 Million Nook Color Apps Downloaded in 1 Week


Barnes & Noble had announced that in just over a week, users of the Android-based Nook Color reading tablet had downloaded over a million apps. The $250 tablet is seen as one of the best selling Android tablet for its sleek design and affordable price. When the Nook was originally released, it debuted on the […]

Intel: 10 New Tablets Running Intel Chips Coming to Computex


Intel is promising that 10 new tablets will be arriving and debuting at the Computex trade show in Taiwan later this year that will run on its Atom-based chips in the latest battle against ARM in the mobile space. The move will see placement of Oak Trail processors, which is built on the Atom platform, […]

Samsung Confirms Galaxy S, Galaxy Tab Android 2.3 Gingerbread Upgrade


After Italian users were greeted with an early update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread on their 7-inch Galaxy Tab tablets, Samsung has finally gone on to officially confirm the Android system update to the company’s Galaxy series phones and slates worldwide. The company says that the update will initially launch for the UK and Nordic countries […]

NVIDIA CEO Blames Pricing, OEMs for Lackluster Android Tablet Sales


Though the industry and Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha had attributed the lack of native Android apps optimized for the tablet experience for the poor sales of the first Honeycomb tablet, the Motorola Xoom, NVIDIA says the problem is more than just software, laying blame on poor sales of the initial batch of Honeycomb tablets due […]

Can Amazon Make Android Tablets More Accessible with Ad-Supported Kindle Tablets?


Amazon has recently announced that its lowest price Kindle, with subsidies through minimal displays of ads, is its best selling Kindle, beating out the WiFi and 3G-enabled e-reader models. This serves to suggest that consumers interested in e-readers, and perhaps as an extension also the tablet space, are still price-sensitive to this emerging category of […]

Galaxy Tab 7-Inch Begins Getting Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update


The original 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab Android slate is now getting an operating system update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread, which would match the OS version found on the HTC Flyer (and screen size) when that tablet launches, but is still a step behind from the latest Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets like the Motorola Xoom, which […]

Adobe Updates Flash to Version 10.3 for Android


Adobe has just pushed out an update to its Adobe Flash Player plugin for the Android platform, bringing the version number to 10.3 and matching the available update on the PC and Mac platforms. The latest version of Adobe Flash 10.3 supports Android OS version 2.2 (Froyo), 2.3 (Gingerbread), 3.0 (Honeycomb), and the latest Android […]

Android 3.1 Now Supports Lossless FLAC Audio Format


In addition to some of the more publicized features of the Android 3.1 OS update announced by Google at I/O and the OS’s support for hardware-accelerated Adobe Flash 10.2 videos, the new version of Honeycomb will also bear support for FLAC. FLAC, which stands for free Lossless Audio Codec, is an audio file format, similar […]

Lenovo LePad to Launch as IdeaPad Tablet K1?


We had last glimpsed the Lenovo LePad tablet at CES where the device came with a unique U1 dock that turns the Android Honeycomb tablet into a Windows 7, Intel Core i5-powered laptop, and now there is speculation that the LePad will launch outside of China under Lenovo’s consumer-centric IdeaPad moniker as the IdeaPad Tablet […]

HTC to Release Pen SDK for HTC Flyer, EVO View 4G


In addition to opening up the HTC Sense experience to third-party developers, HTC will also be allowing developers to tap into its active digitizer pen for the HTC EVO View 4G and the HTC Flyer tablet, the first Android tablet to come pre-bundled with a pen for notes and drawing. When HTC took the HTC […]

Google Works with Carriers, OEMs to Roll Out Software Updates Quicker


In a bid to make the latest Android software release more accessible to more people in a timely manner so that you don’t have to wait six months after Gingerbread was released to enjoy it on a non-Nexus smartphone, Google is partnering with carriers and hardware partners to ensure that devices will receive timely updates. […]