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HP Zeen C510 Android Tablet spotted in the wild

Posted in HP by Conner Flynn on September 8th, 2010

Looks like we now have some pictures of HP’s 7-inch Zeen C510 Android-powered tablet. The stock Android user interface has been removed in favor of HP’s TouchSmart UI and there’s no sign of the Gmail app or Android Market, though an email client is included, along with Yahoo services like Mail and Messenger. Facebook is also onboard.

Nook compatibility should also be included since the Barnes & Noble logo was spotted. The Zeen C510 tablet might show up as early as late September, and it also might be priced at $399.

Rydeen gPad GCOM701 Android Tablet

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on September 7th, 2010

Rydeen Mobile is getting ready to unveil their latest Android tablet, the gPad GCOM701. It comes in both black and white color options and packs a 7-inch 800 x 480 TFT resistive touchscreen display.

Some other features include an 800MHz Marvell Armada 166 processor, 2GB RAM, a microSD card slot (up to 32GB), a front-facing camera, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, 2x USB 2.0 ports, a 3.5mm headset jack and has an Android OS running the show.

Google TV to launch this year, Samsung may want Android for its TVs

Posted in Google by Conner Flynn on September 7th, 2010

We all knew that Android was going to hit TVs in a big way and now things are starting to happen. We already have an Android powered set from Lava, and now Google has designs on your television too. Samsung is thinking about Android for its sets and the Google TV service is on track for launch this autumn.

Samsung’s plans are uncertain, however about half of the company’s 3-D TVs have web browsers, and that figure will increase over the next couple years.

Lava Scandinavia unveils Android TV

Posted in Android by Conner Flynn on September 6th, 2010

You might remember Lava Scandinavia and their cool Android powered TV. It’s the first in the world and it was demonstrated at IFA 2010 Berlin. The device is essentially a low-power computer and traditional TV in one, with an Android-based Internet TV interface.

The home screen can be filled up with all kinds of Android widgets, and when you hit a key on the QWERTY keyboard/remote, you get an even more feature-rich home menu, which will allow you to access the web browser, YouTube, Facebook, Email and other Android apps.

Toshiba’s Android-powered AC100 Netbook now available for order in the UK

Posted in Netbook by Conner Flynn on September 6th, 2010

Many Toshiba fans have no doubt been drooling over the company’s AC100 Android-powered netbook and waiting patiently to get their hands on it. Well, it’s now available to order. You’ll need £293 (or $451 yankee dollars) for the Wi-Fi-only version.

The 3G version is called the 10U, is currently still in development, so you’ll need to wait on that one. In the meantime, the Wi-Fi version will give you a 10-inch display, Android 2.1, NVIDIA dual-core Tegra 250 chip, 512MB of RAM, Up to 8-hours of battery life, 1.3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth 2.1 and HDMI output.


Coby shows off 8 inch Android MID

Posted in MID by Conner Flynn on September 6th, 2010

Coby’s latest MID is their 810 model and it has been spotted at IFA 2010. The Coby MID810 will feature an 8-inch TFT display with resistive touchscreen capability and buttons built straight into the bezel right below the screen just like you would expect.

Some other specifications include a built-in FM radio and a 1.3-megapixel camera. Nothing on a release date yet, but rumor is that their range of tablets will hit the market sometime in Q2 next year for about $179.

RoverPad 3W G70 Android Tablet ships in Russia

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on September 5th, 2010

RoverComputers has started shipping their first Android tablet called the ‘RoverPad 3W G70′ in Russia. It weighs in at just 360 grams, and the compact and lightweight device also packs a 7-inch 800 x 480 resistive touchscreen display.

Some other features are a 600MHz RockChip 2808 processor, 128MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot, an accelerometer sensor, WiFi, a headphone jack, a USB 2.0 port and it runs on Android 1.5.

Details on Viewsonic’s dual-boot Android, Windows-based tablet

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on September 4th, 2010

ViewSonic at IFA gave away many of the details surrounding its dual-booting ViewPad tablet. Now dubbed the ViewPad 100, the 10-inch tablet runs on a 1.66GHz Atom and uses either Windows 7 or the now old Android 1.6; either side supports multi-touch. It uses just a 16GB solid-state drive, but an SDHC card slot provides most of the bulk storage.

Many of the other specs are similar to those of a current netbook. It outputs at a native 1024×600 display and holds 1GB of DDR3 memory. There’s Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi, with two USB ports, a 1.3-megapixel webcam and a VGA video output.

Best Buy guide lists Samsung’s Android-based Gem handset

Posted in Android by Conner Flynn on September 2nd, 2010

Looks like Samsung is readying a new Android handset, the Gem, which also recently appeared in a leaked roadmap for Verizon. The entry-level handset has been listed in a buyer’s guide from Best Buy. The Gem is most likely a cheaper alternative to the Galaxy S-series Fascinate, which is due sometime in the next week or two at Verizon.

The buyer’s guide points to Android 2.1 along with TouchWiz 3.0 and Swipe for the virtual keyboard. The handset also has a 3.2-megapixel camera, GPS, Wi-Fi, and a microSD slot.

Samsung planning Android Honeycomb Tablet next year

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on September 2nd, 2010

Well, the Samsung Galaxy Tab has just gotten all official and already there is talk about the next-generation tablet from Samsung. According to the head of product planning for Samsung, the next software upgrade for the Galaxy Tab will be Google’s Gingerbread. There will be no Honeycomb update for the current Galaxy Tab.

Honeycomb will be used in the next-generation tablet which will be arriving sometime next year. The operating system is optimized for a different type of tablet.

BenQ also has an Android tablet

Posted in BenQ by Conner Flynn on September 2nd, 2010

BenQ is known for its computer monitors, and since a tablet is just a powerful monitor wrapped around a computer, they want in on the tablet game too. The company has just announced its Android-powered tablet, called the BenQ nReader R100.

The tablet is powered by a 667MHz Samsung ARM-based processor and is capable of running Android 2.2 Froyo, though we aren’t sure if the device will be shipping with Android 2.2. Some other features include a 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 pixel resistive touchscreen display, HDMI output, 12-hour battery life, Wi-Fi and 3G.

Archos announces 5 new Android Devices

Posted in Archos by Conner Flynn on September 1st, 2010

Archos has unveiled five new Android-powered devices. All are powered by Android 2.2 and sport microphones and accelerometers. However there is no access to Google’s Android Market, just Archos’ AppsLib.

The $100 Archos 28 has a 2.8-inch 320 x 240 pixel display, a resistive touchscreen, 4GB of storage, Wi-Fi, and an 800MHz Cortex A8 processor. The $150 Archos 32 has similar specifications but with a 3.2-inch display, 8GB of storage and a camera at the back that can capture 720p video. Both will be available in September.

LG’s Android-based Optimus Pad spotted

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on August 31st, 2010

We’ve already heard some talk about LG’s upcoming Optimus tablet, and now we are getting our first look. What you see above is apparently a slide shown during LG’s pre-IFA Dealer Days event.

Looks like the Android-based tablet is called the “Optimus Pad,” sinces “pads” are cool. And it apparently boasts “superior performance” while being “thinner and lighter than many competitors’ tablets.” And that’s about all we know for now. Let’s hope more info trickles out soon. The suspense is killing us.

Hannspree Tegra 2 10 Inch Android Tablet

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on August 31st, 2010

The latest company to launch an Android tablet is Hannspree and it has some interesting specifications. The Hannspree tablet will feature a 1GHz Tegra 2 SOC processor and 16GB of built in storage, a microSD card slot, a 10.1 inch multitouch display with a resolution of 1024 x 600, and it looks like it will be capable of playing back Full HD video in 1080p via the built in mini HDMI port.

Not bad at all for a tablet. There is also a mini USB port, and a 3,500mAh battery that should give you up to 8 hours. The Hannspree Android tablet should retail for £399 and it will come with Android 2.2.

LG E720 Android Smartphone leaks

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on August 30th, 2010

This LG E720 has shown up on a Polish site. Looks like it is a Froyo-equipped device with a 3.2 inch display, also sporting Qualcomm’s MSM7227 core and a 5 megapixel camera on back.

This is no Galaxy S killer, so no worries. There’s no info on pricing or availability right now, but hopefully they move on this fast since Android 3.0 will be arriving soon enough.