Aerol Bibat(149 posts)

Aerol is all about delivering the latest Android news -- fast. Ever excited about technology, Aerol loves covering all of the great budget oriented Android technology that keeps popping up every day.




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Conceptual Ice Cream Sandwich Theme For Your Android Installation

by: Aerol BibatSeptember 9, 2011

The next iteration of the Android operating system, Ice Cream Sandwich, is still in development, but that doesn’t mean that there’s no anticipation for the product. The prospective design shifts and operational improvements should be a boon for any Android user.

Still, the waiting can make a few people impatient. This is why some enterprising hacker has cooked up their own conceptual theme for it. @AndroidAtNight on Twitter has put in a lot of effort in designing this amazing homescreen based on what he feels what Ice Cream Sandwich would look like.

Taking a look at it, you have to admit that it looks pretty nice. Called the Nite UI, the theme takes a lot of [...]

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Android’s Drive To Dominance Unstoppable

by: Aerol BibatSeptember 9, 2011

Android is on the warpath and it looks they’re getting a bit unstoppable. Last Monday revealed that Google managed to corner 47.1 percent of the UK smartphone market in August. This is more than double of 22.9 percent this time last year. This joins the US stats released last month that placed Android at 52 percent in the second quarter of 2011. This definitely shows that Google’s operating system has got the chops to hold its own.

Android’s rapid growth can be contrasted with the weak performance of the iOS, which is down 20.8 percent from 28 percent in 2010. This can be blamed on the fact that no iPhone has been released recently. Apple’s [...]

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XOOM 3G Users Finally Get LTE

by: Aerol BibatSeptember 6, 2011

The long wait is finally over. Motorola has started its gradual roll out of the long-awaited LTE upgrade to its XOOM tablet by asking business and government Motorola XOOM 3G customers to send in their tablets for the necessary hardware tweak that would let it be able to handle LTE. Quite a few have already sent theirs in and, after a five-day wait, they were back in customers’ hands. There are already screenshots sent in by excited users of their “Motorola Xoom 4G LTE” tablet running on Verizon’s LTE network, like the one below.

Download speeds of up to 32.97Mbps and upload speeds of 10.10Mbps have been confirmed. This is vindication for many XOOM 3G users, giving them [...]

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Gateway Ships Its A60 Tablet

by: Aerol BibatSeptember 6, 2011

Gateway is now in the tablet game and just started shipping its first Android tablet. Named the Gateway TP Series A60, observant buyers would be able to recognize that the tablet isn’t a new entry to the market. If you look at the specs closely, the A60 seems to be a rebranded version of the Acer Iconia Tab A500. This should be no surprise. After all, Gateway is now fully owned by Acer and it would be beneficial to the Taiwanese manufacturer to have another outlet for its product.

The A60 boasts a 10.1-inch touchscreen display with 1280 x 800 resolution and runs on a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core CPU. This is backed by 1GB of RAM, which should be sufficient enough for [...]

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Android Targeted By Trojan Hack

by: Aerol BibatAugust 29, 2011

Not to alarm you but Android malware is steadily on the rise. This is mostly prompted by the fact that the OS has become a massively popular mobile platform. Digital troublemakers know that the best place to wreak havoc is where there are a lot of users, and Android is just the place to be for them.

Recently, researchers have managed to detect the most dangerous Android malware example yet discovered. It’s a Trojan that exploits the ‘GingerBreak’ root hack that was discovered last April. The flaw is found in Android 2.3 and will most likely target smartphones, though tablets using the OS can also be infected.

A team in North Carolina State [...]

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Acer Iconia Tab A500 Gets The 3.2 Treatment

by: Aerol BibatAugust 29, 2011

It’s been quite a while since the Acer Iconia A500 was released but despite this, the tablet itself is still a great piece of work. If you’re ever in the market for a cheap Android tablet, the Iconia is sure to be a good solid choice.It’s even better now that the tablet has started receiving the update to Android 3.2.

Initial reports have pinpointed the rollout to have started in Poland, with over-the-air updates continuing to other parts of the world soon after. The latest update brings with it several features with the primary one being app scaling, which allows apps primarily designed for mobile phones to be scaled properly to fit tablet-sized [...]

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Motorola Yields 18 Patents Google Can Use Against Apple

by: Aerol BibatAugust 28, 2011

Google’s recent purchase of Motorola Mobility was quite a shock. The buyout changes a lot of things in terms of who’s holding what and what’s going to get made. Make no mistake, Google’s acquisition is a strategic move to position itself in the marketplace and we’ll be feeling the effects of this purchase for years to come.

One of the prime reasons for Google’s purchase is to protect themselves from possible litigation that targets their Android platform and throw a monkey wrench at their competitor Apple’s plans. Throughout its history, Motorola managed to amass over 17,000 patents, but all Google needs is 18 of those to make sure [...]

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Will Amazon’s Kindle Scribe Be The iPad 2 Killer?

by: Aerol BibatAugust 28, 2011

Every tablet really wants to be the iPad 2 Killer and take the throne away from Apple’s golden boy. A lot of companies have boasted that their product will be the one to take away Apple’s top spot. A lot of it is pure hype, and with what little we know about the long rumored Amazon tablet(s), this may be the one to finally do it. The tablet itself is shrouded in mystery, but is still making big waves despite the lack of information.

Still, it may all end up like the HP TouchPad. HP may have ended up failing in the business department, but all of the critics were saying that it was the closest to delivering the iPad 2 experience. With its rather messy [...]

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Fusion Garage Shows Off Its Grid10 Tablet

by: Aerol BibatAugust 28, 2011

The Fusion Garage Grid10 tablet has quite a few things working against it. First of all, it’s from Fusion Garage, which has had a spotty history in its releases. Second, the market is a bit crowded. There are a lot of tablets in the market and there are even more coming. However, Fusion Garage is betting that the features that the Grid10 has will be enough to set it apart from the crowd. Third is the price point. HP tried to break in its Touchpad at $499 – and Fusion Garage is doing the same. Is it too expensive for what it delivers?

Well, you should be able to see if the Grid10 will be worth your money. CNET has managed to get a hands-on of the product. If you [...]

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Google Planning To Make Android A Closed System?

by: Aerol BibatAugust 24, 2011

Android is quickly becoming one of the most popular operating systems around and this is mostly because of its open nature. However, not all is as it seems. Many open-source advocates have criticized Google for keeping the operating system one of the most “closed” open platforms ever. Before you get confused, Google’s Chris DiBona says that’s all nonsense, pointing out the over 10 million lines of Android code that are under an open-source license.

However, with the recent purchase of Motorola Mobility by Google, this may soon change. It will be a big temptation for the search giant to close off Android, to gain more control of their [...]

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