Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Tablet Brings Netflix to Honeycomb

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Netflix support on Android Honeycomb has been a long time coming and, finally, we have our first consumer-grade Android tablet that brings the service on board right out of the box. Today, Lenovo introduced its IdeaPad K1 Honeycomb tablet, which joins its brother the ThinkPad Tablet as the first Android Honeycomb tablets certified for use […]

Verizon’s 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Gets Closer to Launch

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Verizon’s 4G LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has already experienced a few bumps in the road prior to its release but it appears that there is light at the end of the tunnel as marketing for the tablet has begun to pop up in Verizon stores which is a sure sign that […]

Android Update Infographic: Your Guide to Android

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Many of you out there just scooped up your first Android phone and it’s probably running an operating system called Android 2.3 Gingerbread. What you might not know, unless you’re an Android enthusiast, is that there were a bunch of cleverly named operating systems that came before your operating system that incrementally brought features to […]

Archos G9 Series Tablets Pack a Lot of Punch in Affordable Price Package

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Archos has announced that its G9 series of slate–available in either an 8- or 10-inch size with various storage capacities–will be shipping this September starting at just $300, which is lower than the $400 base price of the popular Android Honeycomb-powered Asus Eee Pad Transformer tablet. The two models, the 8-inch Archos G9 80 and […]

Toshiba Thrive Debuting with Power Problems, Bugs

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Toshiba, which is no stranger to the tablet PC market, is showing its relative inexperience with the Android tablet market. The outfit had debuted its Toshiba Thrive Android Honeycomb tablet a few weeks ago, and already a number of issues are being reported by end-users. Both early issues being reported are related to power. Specifically, […]

A Solution to Beta Hardware That Should But Won’t Happen

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Those who follow and participate in the Tablet market, especially on the Android side of things, but also of late with the HP TouchPad have enrolled in a special club whether they wanted to or not. That club is called “Folks who paid for the privilege of being a Beta Tester.”  This isn’t a recent […]

Note to Gadget Makers: It’s About The Software!

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In a press release touting their sales in the month of June, Nintendo announced that sales of their classic DS portable console outsold the new 3DS by a 2:1 ratio (as reported by Techcrunch). Along with the woes of Android tablets, this is just the latest example that we have seen of a very simple […]

AT&T Nabs Exclusivity with Sony S2 Android Tablet

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Sony has announced that its S2 dual-screen Android tablet will be arriving in the U.S. complete with 3G/4G HSPA+ support–sorry, no LTE–for AT&T’s network. Aside from that, neither Sony nor AT&T are yet commenting on specific pricing nor exact availability for the S2 tablet at this time. With an AT&T exclusivity, a mobile broadband-enabled version […]

Sony to Offer S1 Tablet for Pre-Order in September in UK

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It looks like the Sony S1 tablet may be going on sale this fall and Sony UK may be offering the company’s debut Android tablet for pre-order as early as September. At this time, the September date is for the UK and no information is known about U.S. availability. The leaked documents align with the […]

Android 3.2 to Bring New Way of Viewing Non-Tablet Apps

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It’s no secret that Android tablets are lacking in the optimized application department with current numbers for optimized Honeycomb applications hovering around 250-300 in number. And it doesn’t help that the rest of the applications, the ones designed for phones, often look and behave terrible. Well, to combat that, Google has announced that it will […]

Motorola Xoom Android 3.2 Update Rolling Out Soon?

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Heads up Motorola Xoom owners, you may be seeing another Honeycomb update coming your way in the very near future. Today, a Google employee apparently confirmed Android 3.2 Honeycomb, the update that got unofficially detailed a few weeks ago, will be coming to the Xoom “within days.” Unfortunately, there is no solid evidence to back […]

Toshiba Thrive Honeycomb Tablet Now Available at Newegg

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We haven’t received an official announcement yet from Toshiba but it looks like its Toshiba Thrive Android Honeycomb tablet has gone on sale at Newegg about a month after the tablet went up for pre-order. Newegg currently has two models available for purchase, an 8GB model and a 16GB model that currently comes with a […]

Apps and the HP TouchPad or Rather, Apps and a Tablet

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Yesterday I published two posts regarding things I like and things I don’t like about the HP TouchPad. As expected they’ve generated some interesting conversations in the comments. One of the reasons I can’t recommend the HP TouchPad currently has to do with Apps, or rather the lack thereof. Now, I’m not into a numbers […]

Acer Iconia Tab A500 Review: Not Good Enough to Compete with iPad

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The quest for a good Android alternative to the iPad led me to the Acer Iconia Tab A500. The comparable size and lower price tag of $449 made this a compelling option. I really wanted to like it, but despite some compelling traits I cannot recommend it because of frustrating weaknesses. Since Apple is so far ahead […]

WiFi Xoom is Latest Honeycomb Tablet to Suffer Price Drop

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The WiFi-only model of the Motorola Xoom is the latest Android Honeycomb tablet to undergo a price drop. Originally launched at $600, the Xoom is now available for $499 at Walmart. Though the mega-retailer has not given any reason for the drop in price, possible reasons may be increased competition in the space along with […]