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Just How Tough Are Today’s Top Tablets? Lets Find Out! [Video]

by: tylerJune 7, 2011

Stop! What are you guys doing? I’ll take one of those! Occasionly one of these videos pop up, and we can only watch in horror as these guys destroy perfectly good gadgets. With this particular video from ElectronicsBreak, we get front row seats to see just how tough these tablets are, and apparently not so tough. The contenders are the Samsung Galaxy Tab, an iPad 2, and a Motorola XOOM.

One by one, from waist level, all tablets are dropped, face planting into what appears to be marble or concrete. While all devices are pretty much finished after hitting the not so forgiving ground, the iPad 2 definitely appears to be the most damaged. While the Galaxy Tab might have [...]

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Asus Eee Pad Transformer Mates With PS3 & Xbox Controllers for Mobile Gaming Magic!

by: Darcy LaCouveeJune 7, 2011

The Asus Eee Pad Transformer is an Android tablet that has potential and awesomeness written all over it. We know it’s already been rooted, has awesome battery life, and has full sized USB ports when plugged into the keyboard dock.

This opens so many new gaming possibilities, that it almost boggles the mind. With this Android Tablet you can simply plug it into any display via its HDMI-out, connect any XBox or PS3 gamepad in and get your game on! Sure, the graphics aren’t going to be at the same level as your PS3 or Xbox, or even your PC (assuming its well endowed with half decent, modern hardware), but fear not friend, because with Tegra 3 on the horizon it’s [...]

 
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Top 5 Best Android Camera Apps for Snapping Photos

by: Elmer MontejoJune 6, 2011

The deluge of accessible and affordable digital capture devices (especially digital cameras and smartphones) has empowered millions of people all over the world to self-produce digital content. Armed with handheld digicams or cam-enabled smartphones, scores of people worldwide swarm the social networking sites hourly with petabytes (or maybe exabytes, or zettabytes, or even yottabytes) of digital images reflecting life around the planet.

These days, you no longer need to hire a professional photographer to capture significant moments in your life because digital cameras (both the point-and-shoot type and the professional SLRs) have become easy to acquire. Many decent cameras [...]

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Samsung Galaxy S2 to Shine as Sprint’s Newest Star in Late July

by: Elmer MontejoJune 6, 2011

So many good things have spread by word of mouth and by word of touch-type about the Samsung Within. One such sweet news item reported last week on AndroidSPIN was that Samsung Within will be soon within the Sprint network as Samsung Galaxy S2. AndroidSPIN’s insider information came from someone within Sprint.

The bigger, happier news that AndroidSPIN’s source whispered just last Friday was that the Samsung Galaxy S2 will be released in late July. The source, however, did not divulge the precise date or the price, although one Sprint rep claimed it may be somewhere around US$350.

Sprint already has the Samsung Galaxy S (Samsung Epic 4G), and come [...]

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Some of the Best Apps in the Market Right Now!

by: Chit AgustinJune 6, 2011

With more than 300,000 currently in the Android Market, it’s always a daunting task to to look for the most recent and best apps to make your Android experience more colorful and enjoyable. Anyway, let’s go straight to the point. Here are some of the best apps in the market right now:

Plants vs. Zombies

PopCap’s Plants vs Zombies is undisputedly one of the fastest-selling video games ever. Plants vs Zombies addicts have long been waiting for the mob of joyful zombies to invade Android, and now it that time has come. The game is already available with a price tag of $1.49. However, you can get it via Wi-Fi download, and it will be exclusive at Amazon [...]

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Big Things Coming to Android Tablet Displays

by: Darcy LaCouveeJune 6, 2011

Pixel Qi is a relatively small player in the display technology space, but that’s set to change. Makers of a particular novel screen technology that combines the best of LCD (full color, power-hungry) and e-ink (outdoor visibility and low power consumption) display technologies, Pixel Qi is in active discussions with several major OEM’s to get their tech on board the latest generation of Android tablets. Currently, their displays are only on Notion Ink Adam Android tablets.

Pixel Qi is currently working with ZTE to re-release the ZTE Light, a 7-inch Android tablet that was released last year, with a Pixel Qi display. While we aren’t necessarily [...]

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Toshiba Readies THRiVE Tablet for Laptop Folks

by: Elmer MontejoJune 6, 2011

Laptop manufacturing titan Toshiba is joining the Android tablets fray. Last week, the Japanese company announced its official entry to the tablets race: the Toshiba THRiVE, created with laptop users in mind. It will carry the latest Android 3.1 Honeycomb.

Believed to be a potential contender against the iPad 2 and the BlackBerry PlayBook, the Toshiba THRiVE will be available for preorders on Best Buy beginning on June 13 and will be available in U.S. stores on July 10.

Jeff Barney, Toshiba’s digital products department chief, explained that, since the company’s strongest suit is in laptops, they’re going to [...]

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[Video!] Motorola Droid 3 is the King of All QWERTY Phones

by: Darcy LaCouveeJune 5, 2011

Verizon and Motorola have done an excellent job keeping all the juicy details regarding the Motorola Droid 3 to themselves, but not any more!  A new entrant to the blog-o-spher, PhonePads, was able to obtain three comprehensive tutorials that display the Motorola Droid 3 in its full glory. Folks, this is as juicy as leaks get, in all their video goodness. These videos, which you will see below, confirm virtually every one of our projections of the soon-to-be released Motorola Droid 3.

Good:

5 row delicious keyboard, with a dedicated row of number keys. 8 MP Camera with 1080P recording capabilities Dual Core (Not known still whether its an NVidia Tegra 2 or [...]
 
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TI Bounces Back with 1.8GHz Dual Core – SoC Wars Continue!

by: Chit AgustinJune 5, 2011

Nowadays, you can rarely see Texas Instruments’ silicon chip equipped among the best Android devices. For TI, the ugly truth is that manufacturers prefer either Qualcomm’s Snapdragon or NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 SoC’s. Nevertheless, TI is looking forward to gettinh back in the business with the introduction of their newest and freshest OMAP ARM dual core processor known as the OMAP 4470 which is speculated to be released sometime in 2012.

It has been a long while since we last saw TI’s silicon chip on top calibre Android smartphone and tablets and we really don’t know why TI kept a low profile while pitching to Android OEMs. But now, they’ll be bouncing back with what [...]

 
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Gingerbread Update for EVO 4G Now Available

by: Elmer MontejoJune 5, 2011

Sprint has already made available for manual download the latest Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread update for users of the HTC EVO 4G. The manual download can be performed on the HTC EVO 4G by navigating to Menu > Settings > System Updates > HTC Software Update > Check Now > OK > Yes.

Reports say Sprint will start sending out notifications of the update to HTC EVO 4G users on Monday, June 6, although the update is already available for manual downloading.

The updated Gingerbread for the EVO 4G includes an app for easier access to downloaded content. It also fixes several issues with GMail, SMS, email attachments, battery discharge, and media streaming. These issues were [...]

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