DigiTimes confirmed that the first model from the HTC stable codenamed Flyer is due to begin shipping in US by March. The Flyer will run on Android 2.3 or Froyo and will be upgradeable to Android 3.0 or Honeycomb. The other two models will hit the market in the second quarter of 2011 and both will run on Honeycomb juice. As per the sources, HTC will partner with an unannounced U.S. telecom carrier and introduce the Flyer tablet in March. The company will introduce two more tablets running Android 3.0 in June this year. Flyer is expected to get some lead before RIM PlayBook and Motorola XOOM which are expected to be launched in March-April time frame. Continue reading
Toshiba has announced its yet unnamed iPad competitor ahead of the 2011 CES. So far, we have the Moto Xoom, HTC Scribe and this new tablet from Toshiba to hit the tablet market. Let’s have a look at the specs of this device:
- 10.1-inch (1280 x 800 pixels) Screen
- Android Honeycomb
- 2MP front-facing and 5MP rear-facing cameras
- NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor
- USB, HDMI and mini-USB ports, and an SD card slot Continue reading
Motorola Droid Xoom will be running on the all new Android Honeycomb OS, The Honeycomb is a specifically redesigned version of Android OS, made for tablets, it has many enhancements in the UI and media functionality of the device.
Powered by a Nvidia Tegra 2 processora “dual core 3D processor”, the Droid Xoom tablet features a 5MP rear camera and a front facing 2MP camera. The tablet ships with 32GB of flash storage memory with the option of Verizon’s 4G LTE connectivity. The device also comes with a microSD card slot and is expected to have a seven or ten inch touchscreen display. The display screen can be divided into two and two programs can be run and seen simultaneously. For instance, a list of emails can be had on one side of the screen while a full email can be viewed on the other side. Continue reading
The Apple iPad’s huge success opened up a new market for the tablet PC’s, The other big guys out there couldn’t hold-on, they had to get into the market with something to beat the iPad. And guess what, Motorola came up with “Motorola DROID XOOM”, an Android 3.0 Honeycomb powered device, which is rumored to have An NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, 2MP front camera, 5MP back camera, gyroscope, 32GB built-in storage plus an SD card slot and ofcourse Android! (Thats really good specs!), and a USB slot to allow for a 4G LTE modem, because, it won’t have a 4G LTE radio built into it. Continue reading
Finally, Android 3.0 Honeycomb spotted in the air! AIR Benchmark, a website designed to test Adobe AIR performance on mobile devices, has seen pings recently from new versions of Gingerbread and Honeycomb. Both new Android OS builds were running on Nexus Ones. So, there are Nexus Ones or Nexus S in the wild, running both Android 2.3 Gingerbread and Android 3.0 honeycomb. There are two happy things :
- The Nexus One is capable of running Android 2.3 Gingerbread and will get an official update from Google. Google’s Nexus Twitter had tweeted that the Gingerbread OTA will be coming, and coming soon. They said – “The Gingerbread OTA for Nexus One will happen in the coming weeks. Just hang tight!”
- Android 3.0 Honeycomb is being tested out somewhere and we can hear a lot more about it soon!