Posts Tagged ‘Android’

Android Tablet Round-up

July 31, 2010

Well guys haven’t posted in a while, I miss you so I thought I’d do a quick round up of some rumors and some factual android tablets…well I guess theres only…2 I can think of tweet me or comment on here if you know of any big ones we missed out on.

Recent rumors and the Spring design website

https://www.springdesign.com/us/features/index.action

have put that the beloved Alex reader will arrive on a CDMA/EvDo network (anyone hear verizon?!) sometime this summer…as well as HSPA/GSM so im assuming T-Mo. As for my Favorite the Augen Gentouch 78 pretty nifty check it out here

http://www.augenus.com/indexhome.html/GENTOUCH.html

well as I was browsing their site I came across an Android Netbook, better say netbooks

http://www.augenus.com/indexhome.html/GENBOOK.html

the bad: 7″ android netbook (Genbook78) is lame and ugly and isn’t the best out there because of it sporting Android 1.6 (who honestly wants to try that besides Dell…dont get me started about the Streak…)

the good: the 10″ one by Augen (Genbook 108) is impressive, rocking android 2.1, 93% full qwerty keyboard, just look at it, for a Netbook and running Android is pretty sexy. I mean come on, its a netbook…that runs…android..HOW COOL IS THAT?! maybe im more excited than you POLL TIME

thanks for reading this guys, sorry about the informality, I wrote this on my droid while on my way to work.

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Cyanogen Mod 6!

June 24, 2010

CyMod 6 is in the works as the Froyo 2.2 source code was released by google recently, itll be available soon, so keep patient. I figured I’d let you guys know its gonna be 2.2. So that means froyo, for your droid, if you’re not already on it that is ;). this will be full froyo with flash, A2SD all the goodies that froyo should have but well…doesn’t at this point. Expect Great things from this one. You guys are great, keep reading, and please if you have the means to do so, donate, so we can keep doing this and have more motivation to keep living the dream, oh and $=beer, who doenst want beer?! thanks guys, keep tuned in for further updates

Big Red's Droid Army: These ARE The Droids You're Looking For

June 11, 2010

These ARE The Droids You’re Looking For!

June – August 2010 will be an EPIC TIME PERIOD for Droid Lovers? Why?

Motorola will be releasing the next two chapters in the “Droid Saga” to market, the elusive Droid X by Motorola (aka Droid Shadow / Xtreme / XTRM / Evo 4G Killer) as well as the follow up to the phone that single handedly saved Motorola from self implosion, the Droid 2. Current reports, compiled from Gadget University, Engadget, and Droid-Life.com, as well as our own personal sources, both devices should be available by the end of August 2010.

Want some unofficial official specs on both devices? as well as some sexy newish shots? Check after the jump!

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#DroidDoes: FroYo + Overclocked + WiFi (Updated with Benchmarking)

June 5, 2010

I’ve spent the last 3 hours watching a television show for kids called “Kamen Rider Dragon Knight” and doing part one of an analysis on it for my personal blog, it’s time for some Android love!

So the story starts like this: last night, I had a Twitter conversation with @MyDroidWorld, regarding my want of his FroYo ROM, which has been running around in the wild for the last few days. I went to bed with the INSANE tease of “could be a good weekend”. What did I wake up to? I woke up to FROYO! It WILL be a good weekend! So, as it stands right now-I’m installing the ROM via the instructions outlined after the Break, and I will report back with my findings on them after some hands on time with it.

So are you ready guys? I would like to point out, this is for ROOTED USERS ONLY. As it requires either SPRecovery or ClockworkModRecovery to do the update and flash the FroYo ROM. It’s in the format of a NANDROID BACKUP file. So if you’re not Rooted, i’m sorry-you’ll have to sit this one out.

Get the FroYo Love after the break!

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Droid Xtreme – All But Official?

June 3, 2010

I don’t know where the hell Kellex got these at, but Droid-Life.com has snagged 2 PRIMO shots of the brand spanking new iPhone / Evo 4G Killer – the Motrola Droid Xtreme (aka Shadow), and I must say, HOLY CRAP BATMAN! I WANT!

Seriously, we also got a handful of ADDITIONAL Specs added to the growing list of confirmed / unconfirmed features. This is shaping up to be a BEAST of a phone.

Bigger screens, and more info after the break!

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Tablets crave for the android!!

June 1, 2010
nVidia CEO:Hardware makers should unite behind Android
As android is an open source o.s,Nvidia CEO thinks that the hardware makers will unite behind google android as the primary o.s for the tablet computers.
He explains that the windows platform is too full featured and heavy on the space!The smartbooks and tablets are lower cost laptops which have less features than the p.c or the laptop.He also states that android has become the fastest growing mobile o.s. in the world surpassing the iphone in terms of growth and userd.
As John had said in his earlier post,the M.S.I windpad 110 will be sporting the nVidia Tegra 2.1 processor running the android 2.1 eclair.
This magnificant piece of art is set to be released this fall,its my thought that once this tablet has been released the ipad will be nowhere near! As it trumps the ipad in all sections and also costs less than the ipad!
The war is on!!
Lenovo ditches skylight o.s for the green android!
The Lenovo skylight smartbook which was set to release within this month and which was eagerly awaited bu the consumers because of its sleek looks will not be released pretty soon because of some major changes!
Due to the release and success of the ipad,Lenovo held up the release of the smartbook and rethought on the release of the skylight which was running the skylight o.s which was a custom version of LINUX ,it made them realize that the smartbook might not compete against the ipad!
The official statement of Lenovo:
After careful consideration of market conditions and user feedback, Lenovo has decided to focus its resources on building a family of next-generation mobile Internet devices based upon open technologies such as (but not limited to) the Android kernel.
This means that the release will be postponed,they have also saud that they will concentrate more on the hardware part and will rely on the Android o.s to run the skylight smartbook.
Their strategy is the right one i guess caus android has proved to be successfull and lenovo will also get customers who already know how to operate and work on the o.s
With these great launches lined up for release,its becoming an android world already!!
Android Rules!!

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Dr. Droid: Why You Don't Need an Anti-Virus on Android (RE: Norton for Android)

May 31, 2010

So, Droid-Life.com broke the story on Symantec, the makers of the ever popular universally hated PC anti-virus / firewall / internet security suite, waste of memory called NORTON. And how they plan on introducing an Android client of their wonderful application.

Check out Droid-Life.com’s full post, and my thoughts on why this is a horrible idea after the break!

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Hero: 2.1 Update, In Plain English

May 30, 2010

Sprint Hero users could now update their devices to 2.1 “Eclair”
Update includes the following:
– Android 2.1 Eclair
– Enhancements to sense user interface (UI)
– Enhanced corporate email support
– Variety of minor bug fixes
But wait, there’s more

Droid Does: TAKE OVER VERIZON! Huge VZW / Moto Update: Droid2, XTRM/Shadow, crappy motoblur device

May 28, 2010

So, here’s the deal. The Motorola DROID came out on November 6th, and now it appears that the device will be replaced with the OFFICIAL successor, the Droid2.0 sooner rather than later. NOT COOL. But whatever…

Want to see my evidence? Continue on after the break!

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Droid Does: FroYo! Kind of….

May 26, 2010

[thanks to http://www.droid-life.com for the shots!]

So it looks as if some unnamed source has FroYo running on his Motorola DROID! I must say (as I’m installing Cyanogen 5.0.7 on my own device) i’m IMPRESSED. I want it!!!!!

More info / shots after the break:

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