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Over the past year, many people have questioned whether this newer generation of tablets is even necessary. As “scaled-up smartphones,” do they serve a purpose? Are they worth buying? Many who have cashed in and purchased one have already found tablets to be suitable surrogates for their home computers. I, myself, have started using my tablets for most simple, everyday tasks, leaving the very few remaining, arduous ones for my home computer to handle. If it weren’t for this job, I would rarely ever turn on any of my computers. It all makes you wonder when the conventional PC and…

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Google’s Android boosted its share of tablet computers almost 10-fold in the fourth quarter, narrowing the lead of Apple Inc.’s iPad, market researcher Strategy Analytics said. Android devices captured 22 percent of global tablet shipments in the three months to Dec. 31, up from 2.3 percent in the preceding quarter, the Boston-based researcher said in a statement today. The iPad accounted for 75 percent of shipments in the period, down from 96 percent, it said. Apple’s iPad, which sold more than 14.8 million units worldwide since its introduction in April, faces increasing competition from new tablets made by Samsung Electronics…

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Google is set to debut its new Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) operating system this week at a press event, so what does that mean for music fans and the experience of Google Music? Let’s take a look at some of the ideas floating around on what we’re likely to see, and how Android 3.0 could revolutionize your music experience. What Would You Like to See? Android 3.0 was built for tablet, as well as Android mobile phones, so we’ll get a touch screen experience with a number of different apps. Some of the apps we’ve seen and have been using will…

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After being shown off at CES 2011, the Dell Streak 10 Android 3.0 tablet is now rumored to be available next month. Apparently, the product will be shipping as soon as Honeycomb is made available and the device will be iPad-size, according to rumors. BBC business editor Tim Weber is the one with the scoop and his words quote Michael Dell, who spoke about his company’s future plans. They include Windows Phone 7 devices and slates, like the new Dell Streak. Aside from the Streak 10, we’re also waiting for the 7 inch Streak 7, that will be available soon…

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Google is preparing to showcase the next generation of Android, dubbed Honeycomb. Not content with merely releasing the Android 3.0 SDK, Google’s invited a smattering of press to its Mountain View campus on Feb. 2 for a closer look at Honeycomb. Thankfully, for those interested, the entire event is going to be streamed at YouTube.com/android. Although numerous Android tablets exist already, most of them are running a customized version of Android that was designed primarily for smartphones, not a larger touch screen device. While Google’s mobile OS might not be considered as impressive as others aesthetically, Android does have a…

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With the advent of  Honeycomb 3.0 being released, many tablets are poised to take advantage of this new operating system.  One tablet, critics are saying, that may give the Motorola Xoom a run for its money, is the Notion Ink Adam. Operating System Notion Ink Adam will run on Android 2.2 while the Motorola Xoom will be released running Android 3.0, Honeycomb. However the Adam will get upgrades to 3.0 in the future. Processor Both tablets use the NVIDIA Tegra 2 chip. Motorola Xoom will run on a the standard interface, while the Notion Ink Adam runs a custom made interface…

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As we all know, Google has made a strong effort to keep a tight wrap on Honeycomb. Honeycomb is the groundbreaking, latest and greatest version of Android designed specifically to work on tablet computers. It features significant leaps forward in interfacing, user experience (UX), and a substantially smoother User Interface, thanks to hardware acceleration and multicore support. Other Cool Things About Honeycomb: It has gesture activated multi-tasking, which means need to press physical buttons It has much better hardware support that results in better 3D performance It has a much more customizable OS It’s newer, like not even out yet…

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Information regarding the up and coming HTC Flyer has been leaked a lot lately and we’ve just discovered some of what we’ve all been waiting for: its specifications. This particular slate will be available in 7 and 10 inch variations, with the following features listed below. Will this device rock MWC 2011? We’ll see… Until we also get a clearer picture (an official one maybe) of the slate, let’s find out some specs: Display: 7/10 inch, 1024 x 600 pixels CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 Connectivity: HDMI, DLNA, HSPA Camera: 5MP, LED flash,facial recognition, 1.3MP video calling camera LTE will also…

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The advent of Google Android OS has given new incentive and opportunity for manufacturers to produce tablets with exciting features. And now, with Google launching the new Honeycomb OS, which is exclusively designed for tablets, things are looking up for Android lovers world-wide. The Motorola Xoom is looking it has what it takes to be a serious contender in the tablet wars of 2011. Apple iPad VS Motorola Xoom: 1) Screen – The iPad has a 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology and 1024 x 768 resolution. Motorola Xoom comes with a massive 10.1-inch dispaly with…

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Best in Show Motorola Xoom was announced at Thursday morning’s keynote address as the first tablet to run on Android 3.0, also known as Honeycomb. Among other specs, the Xoom will easily run Adobe Flash, feature two cameras (one for video conferencing and one for HD video) and play video at full HD 1080p. The Xoom will launch with 3G in February and will upgrade to 4G later in the year. To make matters even more enticing, the specs below scream: “Let the Tablet Wars Begin.” The Motorola Xoom definitely grabbed the most headlines—it’s the first Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) tablet,…