You gotta hand it to Toshiba. Any other company would have chosen to steer clear of the Apple hype-machine, set in overdrive by the upcoming launch of the iPad3. But not Toshiba. The Japanese will launch their razor-thin Excite 10 LE (formerly known as the X10) in the United States, on March 6, the day before Apple’s big iPad event. Either they don’t care about it, or, they do it on purpose, just to mess with Apple. Either way, bravos for Toshiba.
The Excite 10 LE is a 10.1-incher that we first saw last year in fall, but, at the moment, it was known by its codename, AT200. Since then, the tablet was briefly called the Toshiba Excite X10, which was the moniker it bore [...]
Android is already integrated in a wide range of devices besides the “conventional” smartphones and tablets that we know and love. The list of examples is long and includes home automation systems, various gadgets, appliances, and even vehicles. Google is a big supporter of this trend, having unveiled its Android @ Home initiative back in May 2011. Unfortunately, Google’s framework (based on Android and Arduino open source hardware) hasn’t produced yet any palpable results. All we have is a few cool concepts and ideas that everyone agree that should be transformed to reality, but no one dares to tackle.
With or without Google’s help, the Android-everywhere revolution [...]
You’re probably asking yourself “Who’s GIT?” That’s a fair reaction as this company is relatively new in the tablet computer market. The full name is Graphic Imaging Technology Media Group and they’re based in Brooklyn, New York.
They’re not a new company, just a new player in the mobile computing world. What better way to make a big intro than to come out with two Android Honeycomb tablets sporting hard drives you’d normally only find on heavy-duty desktops.
The tablets are called Surge and Pro and they’re twins. That is they look exactly alike from their form factor to their peripherals. Both have 10.1 inch touchscreens with 1280 x 768 resolution, run on [...]
It’s no secret that Android tablets need a lot of catching up to get ahead of the game. I’m going to expand on a few points from this article and talk about where slates can do better to become better accepted by consumers.1. Make them talk better with peripherals
One thing that makes notebooks and netbooks a preferred choice by the regular consumer is that most of the stuff they already have–speakers, keyboards, external drives–already work with that device. With tablets, it’s a bit more tricky since you often need to buy additional cables and adapters like the one above, or even have to get an extra app in the off-chance that you do get peripherals [...]
Honeycomb might not be top of everyone’s mind yet when it comes to tablets, but we’re placing a big bet that it will be soon. With so many awesome Android tablets in the pipe, and with Google working diligently to improve the interface of Honeycomb with each subsequent release, and with the upcoming Ice Cream Sandwich to unify Google TV, Android Smartphones, and Tablets, we’re confident it’s going to be a big hit with consumers around the world. Because of that, we’ve compiled the best apps around that you can load onto your own Android tablet. Here’s our big list of apps that are optimized for your Honeycomb tablets!Games AirAttack HD (lite [...]
Starting out with your new Android tablet and don’t know what apps to get? Let us help you by presenting this fine list of quality apps for your daily needs. From Facebook to Office, we got you covered. And it’s not just for you new tablet owners; long-time Honeycomb users can peruse our selections as well and check out some apps they might have missed.1. Friend Me for Facebook
And what would a list like this be without a Facebook app? FriendMe is a tablet-optimized, ad-supported app that gives you almost everything FB in one screen. It even has games, which most apps (even the official one) lack.2. FriendCaster Tab for [...]
As it is, Honeycomb pretty much has everything you need in a tablet interface. It has a lot of outstanding features like the Action Bar, 3D homescreens, visual multitasking and System Bar. Despite that, you still might have that itch to create your own personalized space in your Android 3.0 tablet. Here are some apps to help you tweak your UI and system to your liking.
Widgets 1. Beautiful Widgets (free, €1.49 to buy)
It’s no lie; these widgets are indeed beautiful. If you’ve been looking for some great looking clocks, weather, toggle and battery widgets, this is the one to get.
2. Wizz (free)
If you crave for [...]
Honeycomb tablets are designed for stunning visuals, there’s no doubt about that. The powerful graphics chipsets, large HD-capable screens and even surround sound capability make them ideal for watching trailers, videos and shows. Not only that, it’s handy enough to be used as an ebook reader and then some.
Here are a few of the best media and entertainment apps for your Android tablet.
Featured image from PyronixcoreVideos 1. MoboPlayer (free)
Plays everything and anything you can throw it. It’s the best media player for Android, and for Honeycomb as well. Definitely something you need to install on your tablet.
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It looks like a new Android-based tablet enters the market each week, and they may all seem to look the same on the outside. Recently though, we have had a lot of very interesting new entrants, as seen by a comparison between our two current pugilists, the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer and the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet. What sets them apart from other tablets is that both of them come with an optional dock accessory that turns them into road warriors fit for business types who want to up their productivity.
They also both have a 10.1-inch touchscreens and are powered by Honeycomb. Let’s see if they match pound-for-pound in other areas, shall we?