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Altek Leo 14 megapixel Android cameraphone heads for Europe in 2011

Posted in Android by Conner Flynn on October 3rd, 2010

Altek’s Android-based Leo smartphone features a 14 megapixel CCD with 3x optical zoom and 720p video. It was already scheduled for Q4 of this year in Asia, but now Altek has announced that the phone will also be launching Q1 2011 in Europe.

It will also offer a 3.2-inch WVGA multi-touch display and will ship with Google’s Android 2.1 (Eclair). It also offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3.5G (HSPA/WCDMA) wireless and network protocols.

Study shows iPhone interest dropping, Android about even

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on September 30th, 2010

About as many smartphone buyers want an Android device as want iPhones. At least according to the latest ChangeWave metric. Consumer’s plans to get an iPhone have cooled off after the iPhone 4 high in June, which is only to be expected. In September about 38 percent wanted Apple’s handset, that’s down from half three months earlier. Android interest at the same time has spiked and now has almost as much interest at 37 percent, which is an all-time high for Google.

With just a fraction of interest, the launch of the BlackBerry Torch barely had an effect. RIM only moved one point to six percent.

Next 10 inch Android tablet

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on September 30th, 2010

Next, a popular UK high street chain, will be stocking their own-branded Android tablet, which will be called the Next 10-inch tablet. It will run Android 2.1, but we don’t know if it will have an update for the Android 2.2 Froyo operating system soon or not.

It will cost you £180 for the following specs. A 10-inch LED touchscreen display at 1024x 600 resolution, 1.0GHz processor, 256MB RAM, 8GB internal memory, Wi-Fi, Android 2.1 operating system, USB 2.0 connectivity, 3.5mm headphone port, microSD memory card slot.

Android-powered Tablet coming from Amazon?

Posted in Amazon by Conner Flynn on September 28th, 2010

After announcing the Kindle app for the BlackBerry PlayBook there was also the rumor of an upcoming Amazon Android store. And now we hear word that Amazon may be gearing up to release some Android-powered hardware.

We don’t have any specific details, but if Amazon is bringing an Android app store, it does lend some credibility to the possibility of an Android-powered tablet from the company. I guess we just have to wait and see.

Apple to ship more iPads in 2011 than Android tablets combined?

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on September 27th, 2010

Looks like Apple will dominate the tablet market for at least the next year, according to Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley. He estimates that Apple will ship 13.4 million iPads in 2010 and 25.5 million in 2011. The closest to Apple is Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, which will reach 1.5 million by the end of the year and move another six million in 2011.

The combined Android platform fares a bit better, with Dell and Motorola contributing two million and three million tablets of their own next year, but Apple will still have most of the sales. This is due its headstart and its positive UI experience.

Dell Looking Glass Android Tablet caught on video

Posted in Dell by Conner Flynn on September 24th, 2010

Dell’s upcoming Looking Glass 7-inch tablet wasn’t showing off in pictures when Michael Dell took it out the other day, but now a video of the event has surfaced, so we now have a better look at this Android device.

We can see a volume rocker on the side of the device, as well as a headphone jack, a possible PDMI connector port (like the Streak), and a switch that might be for rotation or to lock it. The device shows up after 1:27 in the video below.

New Amazon Kindle Android app released

Posted in Amazon by Conner Flynn on September 23rd, 2010

Amazon has updated its Kindle App for Google Android devices. This latest version of the Amazon Kindle App for Android brings a bunch of new features, which include: full text search, the ability to ad highlights and notes and synchronize these with other devices, and more.

It’s a welcome update that will keep bookworms on Android devices very busy and well read. The updated version of the Amazon Kindle app for Android is available as a free download from the Android Market.

Samsung Galaxy Tab: Android can be replaced with Chrome

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on September 21st, 2010

Take this one with a grain of salt, but a newspaper claims that the Android OS which is currently powering Samsung’s Galaxy Tab can be replaced with Google’s Chrome OS when the OS is launched.

If this is true, only do the update if you know what you are doing. We can’t see Samsung pushing out an OS change for the tablet, but you never know. Why would you want to switch? No comment from Samsung yet.

Google Docs editing support coming to Android and iPad

Posted in Google by Conner Flynn on September 20th, 2010

Google just announced that they were celebrating a milestone achievement of more than 3 million business that have “gone Google” by switching their software to do their work using Google apps. The other announcement is the one we are concerned with. That Google Docs will soon be editable on Android and on the iPad.

This is great news for people who are on the move and need to edit Google Docs, but don’t have access to a computer. With Google Docs being editable from your phone and tablet, it’s going to raise the app’s productivity to a whole new level.

Google’s Android passes Microsoft in US smartphone market share

Posted in Android by Conner Flynn on September 20th, 2010

With all of the Android phones assaulting the market, it’s no big surprise to see Android pass Windows Mobile in ComScore’s latest US smartphone report. In July Google was nipping at Microsoft’s heels and now according to the latest data, Android is rising while the competition is falling.

The research firm’s MobiLens report found that Google’s market share in the US smartphone sector jumped five percent in the three month average ending April 2010. RIM dropped 1.8 percent, Apple 1.3 percent, Microsoft 2.2 percent and Palm had just 4.9 percent of the sales.

HTC announces the Desire Z

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on September 15th, 2010

HTC has just announced the Desire Z, an Android QWERTY slider. Just like the T-Mobile G2, the Desire Z has a pop-out QWERTY keyboard with user assigned keys and system-wide shortcuts so you can quickly launch your favorite apps.

There’s also a 5 megapixel camera with flash in back that’s HD video capable. An 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7230 processor is inside with HSPA+ and 802.11n. The Desire Z also comes with HTC’s enhanced Sense UI and new HTCSense.com services.

Android notifier sends alerts to your desktop

Posted in Google by Shane McGlaun on September 10th, 2010

There are many reasons why someone might want alerts sent to their desktop rather than only on the phone. For instance, my wife likes crappy music and it drives me crazy to hear it. She also gets 10 million texts per day so when she is wearing her headphones I end up hearing the text alert on her phone all day.

If she was using an Android device and a Mac or Linux computer a new application is available called Android-Notifer that would take those notifications for calls and texts and send them to the computer. The app sends notifications to the PC via Bluetooth or WiFi right now.

Google Walking Navigation beta debuts

Posted in Google by Shane McGlaun on September 10th, 2010

I know in some big cities like San Francisco and New York City, walking is one of the most common ways for people to get around. The trick for people who aren’t familiar with the city and need to walk somewhere is figuring out which way to go to get around.

Google has unveiled a new beta application for Android phones using Google Maps for mobile 4.5 called Walking Navigation beta. The new application works like the GPS driving directions only it takes into account pedestrian walkways to route people on foot.

Acer Liquid Metal Android smartphone

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on September 9th, 2010

Acer’s Liquid Metal has been spotted in the wild. It looks like the entire body is made out of shiny metal, maybe aluminum. It will ship with Android 2.2 Froyo and Acer Shell 4.0. A Qualcomm MSM7230-1 800MHz chipset runs everything, along with an Adreno 205 GPU, 512MB RAM and the same in ROM.

The touchscreen display is small compared to other high end handsets. It sports a 3.61″ WVGA TFT LCD 800 x 480 resolution display. There’s also Bluetooth 3.0 and a camera with an unknown megapixel count that has flash.

Compumax Android tablet with Tegra 2 chipset

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on September 8th, 2010

Another day, another tablet. This one comes from Compumax of Colombia. It’s an Android-powered tablet that features the Tegra 2 chipset. The Tegra 2 should help in the graphics department. There’s also a dual core 1GHz Cortex A9 processor, 512MB RAM and a hard drive.

Looks like it will cost $387 when it debuts in Peru this October. This tablet, at that price sounds almost too good to be true. We will have to see it to believe it.