The Samsung Galaxy Tab has had the root treatment from Germany hackers developers Sera-Apps (in German). This achievement is something that the Android community can become excited about as it makes the Samsung Galaxy Tab one of the most flexible tablets around (well, soon to be around). Sera-Apps allegedly rooted a Tab at the IFA trade show, and in doing so it is possible that Samsung will increase efforts to ‘lock down’ the device to prevent it from becoming rooted so easily. The good news is that the developers haven’t made public their method, which is a smart thing to…

French consumer electronics company, Archos, have announced five new Android based Internet tablets. All five tablets will run Android 2.2 and support video playback at up to 720p resolution. They all support Flash 10.1 and provide access Archos’ AppsLib sub-section of the Android market. Sizes range from the Archos 28 up to the Archos 101, which are 2.8-inch and 10-inch respectively. The Archos 28 provides a 2.8-inch 320×240 touch-screen display powered by a 800MHz cpu. It will offer Wi-Fi and should cost as little as $99 available in late September. As the company points out, this device is “the first…

Our parent site MobileBurn.com is reporting live from IFA Berlin, where Samsung have released the Samsung Galaxy Tab. This device is a direct competitor to the iPad and follows on from Samsung’s success with the Galaxy S smartphone line. It offers the same 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor and according to our man on-site, Todd Haselton, it “felt very snappy as I flipped through the various home screen panels.” The Tab sports a 7-inch 1024 x 600 resolution touchscreen TFT display. With its glossy back and rounded edges, it felt awesome in my hand, and it is sized somewhere between a…

ViewSonic officially announced its new 7-inch Android tablet, the ViewPad 7, which also doubles as a smartphone.  The new device sports a massive 7-inch capacitive touchscreen for onscreen navigation and input as well as offering speedy 3G connectivity for voice and data.  The ViewPad 7 is backed by Android 2.2 Froyo and features a front facing VGA camera for internet calling and a 3mp shooter around back.  Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, a USB port, and a microSD expansion card slot are also on-board. The ViewPad 7 from Viewsonic is expected retail for no more than £350 ($539) when it goes on…

Next week at IFA in Berlin, Germany, ViewSonic is expected to launch two new Android tablets.  The ViewPads, as the company has hinted they will be called, will come in both 7-inch and 10-inch flavors.  Both devices are expected offer speedy 3G and WiFi connectivity, dual cameras, microSD support, GPS, and a USB port. [via MacWorld]

Samsung just sent me a video file of a teaser spot for the new Galaxy Tab Android 2.2 tablet that the company is going to officially launch on September 2 at the IFA event in Berlin.  The tablet features a 7-inch touchscreen display and supports video calling.  MobileBurn’s Todd Haselton will be at the event and should be able to provide us with some good live coverage. Stay tuned.

A new internal document has surfaced showing what appears to be the Motorola Stingray, a device that could possibly be the company’s Android tablet that we are expecting to see before the year’s end.  The Stingray is expected to feature a large 10-inch touchscreen display and a speedy NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor.  There have also been rumors floating around saying the tablet will be Verizon FiOS-enabled for fast downloads and web surfing. [via DROID-Life]

CNET is reporting that the CEO of ASUS, Jerry Shen, said that his company was planning to offer an Android based Eee Pad tablet in March of 2011. The comment was made during the company’s recent earnings call.  Shen said that the device is planned to retail for US$399. No specs for the upcoming device where mentioned. ASUS already has two Windows based Eee Pad tablets scheduled for launch in January of next year.