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Google’s CEO talks about new Android tablet to compete with iPad

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According to the New York Times, Google CEO Eric Schmidt was recently at a party in Los Angeles talking about a new Google Android-powered tablet that is meant to compete with the iPad and similar devices that are set to hit the market soon. The Times quotes a few sources that wish to remain unnamed that have told it that Google has already been working with several publishers concerning book and magazine distribution on the device. The Times also mentions that HP is working on an Android device with a 6-inch display that it refers to as the “half-pint”. [via…

Video: HP Compaq Airlife 100 Android-powered netbook

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Here’s a look at the new HP Compaq Airlife 100, an Android 1.6 powered netbook computer with a 10.1 inch touchscreen display and all day battery life, thanks to its 1GHz Snapdragon CPU. This netbook was announced at the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, Spain and will be sold by Telefonica’s family of carriers, at least initially, but no ship date or pricing information has been given at this time. Video and additional photos are available after the break.

HP Compaq announce Airlife 100

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HP has announced a deal with Telefonica, who own O2 in the United Kingdom, to launch their brand new Airlife 100. This Smartbook will offer Android under the hood and is a hybrid between a smartphone and a netbook. Why? Well, perhaps to some it could just be a netbook, but given the fact is has 3G support built in and offers a 10.1-inch touchscreen all powered by Android, we’d beg to differ. It really does look as though Android might do well on a netbook-style device after all. At least HP’s Compaq division is hoping so. Aside from the…

eReader and ‘Friendlee’ applications coming soon to Android

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by 5 years ago
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As the title would suggest, there are a couple of interesting applications that will make their way to Android in the coming months. First to receive a mention is eReader, a Barnes & Noble Company. eReader is effectively the world’s largest eBook store, even if they say so themselves. It offers a huge range of eBooks for your iPhone, Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Smartphone, Palm Treo and Centro or any Symbian mobile phone. Soon to make it onto that short list will be any Android device. We can expect to see eReader for Android popping up later on this…

HP considering Google Android OS

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According to Reuters and the Wall Street Journal, Hewlett Packard is considering the use of the Android OS for some of its netbooks.  Reuters quotes an HP official as saying that the company is considering Android’s capabilities, while the WSJ says that sources have told it that HP is already testing the smartphone OS on netbooks.

Android now running on an HP Mini-Note netbook

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Following straight after the news of Android running on on an ASUS EEE PC 1000H, Android has now been put onto an HP 2133 Mini-Note.  Although the video doesn’t provide any details on how networking and other functions, all we can definitively say is that Android is running on the netbook. As some versions of the Mini-Note do come with 3g capabilities, it would prove most interesting if the sim card slot could be accessed. Video after the jump.