News and Rumors
Betcha didn’t know this, but Archos has been in the Android tablet game as long as anyone. They have already release tablets/devices running Android that range in size from 2.8-inches
According to ASUS, their Eee Pad Transformer is doing very well for itself – to the tune of 400,000 units shipped in the first half the year. The 10-inch tablet runs
HTC announced a new handset for their Korean market late last night with a very EVO 3D/Sensation-like spec sheet. For all practical purposes, this EVO 4G+ is a Sensation in
The Boy Genius Report is advising today that the “Facebook phone” HTC ChaCha will be getting a very Facebook-like (See what we did there?) name when it comes to AT&T.
We had hoped that LG and AT&T were going to give us a solid launch date or price for their new joint effort yesterday, but alas we are somewhat disappointed.
Hulu Plus found its way on to the Android Market yesterday however not in the grand fashion we’d been hoping for. As of right now there are only six models
I’m sure by now you’ve heard about Verizon’s plan to adopt tiered data pricing. The blogs have been buzzing about it, readers have been flaming about it, and trolls… well… they’ve been trolling about it. I can’t say I’m surprised about the move, considering I’ve been a guinea pig to corporate greed for many years now. I’m often asking myself: “Why do I allow these companies to continually rip me off?” And, like most people, I just sit there and take it. Sure, we’ll complain about it, but do we ever do anything about it? I mean, if Verizon is such a bastardization of a company, why don’t we just switch carriers?
It’s kind of become a rite of passage for new Android devices to get their own custom ROMs. Every major Android tablet and phone has gone through it, and it looks as though the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is joining the club. This comes just 9 days after the Moto Xoom got its own custom ROM.
That’s right, the Xoom is no longer a Verizon exclusive. U.S. Cellular began selling the Android 3.1 tablet today, and it’s sure to bring business up a notch. After a quick first glance, it appears to be exactly the same as the Verizon Xoom. I did make one note, however: the U.S. Cellular version doesn’t directly connect to the network.
Following their recent announcement on Facebook that 3.1 is starting to roll out to non-U.S. Xooms with SD card support, some Americans are up in arms about why they haven’t got support for theirs yet.
Thanks to Best Buy, Android users now have yet another metaphor wielding service in which to upload their music libraries to. Introducing “Best Buy Music Cloud,” a cross-platform music service that allows Android, Apple (no premium service for you), and Blackberry users access to their digital music collection on-the-go.
According to Motorola Europe’s Facebook page, the Android 3.1 update for the XOOM has started in Europe. The said update should take a few weeks to roll out to all the XOOMs across the Pond.
Infinite Dreams just released screenshots of their unreleased game, Jelly Defense. From the look of things, this game has high quality graphics and a very addictive game play features. Jelly Defense’s sounds will be one of the key features in this game to make it over-the-top good.
I think I may be hallucinating, or at least seeing double, as there is more news about another handset getting a promised upgrade on time, well, sort of on time. News is being reported that the Moto Atrix on the AT&T network is going to get it’s production build of gingerbread.
There is some interesting news this morning about the heavily rumored and worst kept secret in the Android world, namely the tablet device that Amazon is working on to compliment it’s Android app store.