The same folks that showed us a hands-on video of the Dell Mini 5 were kind enough to tear it down and give us a closer look at the hardware under the hood. On the inside of this lovely looking tablet is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1GHz processor, a 3G modem with SIM slot, a user-accessible microSD card slot, an internal microSD slot for on-board storage and/or the Android OS, a WiFi chipset, and a 1,530 mAh battery. The video, in Vietnamese with a rocking music track, is after the jump.
Today, amongst a barrage of Nexus One announcement news, Adobe demonstrated its Flash 10.1 player on the very device receiving all of the attention. Due to the Snapdragon processor and Android 2.1 OS, the demo actually runs surprisingly well. As you will see in the video after the jump, this demonstration is professionally put together by Adobe itself and is unlike the many “hack” or trick videos that are floating around the internet involving Flash on a mobile device.
No word yet on whether this will be exclusive to 2.1, but we have to think that someone will be able to port it when the time comes. The only other question is, how will browsing the web with [...]
According to French blog, Mobinaute, Acer France unofficially confirmed that the Acer Liquid A1 will be updated to Android 2.0 in March 2010. The blog also hints that the upgrade may activate multi-touch, a feature typically seen on European Android phones and not their American counterparts. No word on whether the currently underclocked processor on the Liquid A1 will be unchained and allowed to operate at its full 1GHz capacity. If Acer did the unthinkable and incorporated multi-touch and 1GHz of processing power into this Android 2.0 update, then the Liquid A1 would become one the top Android phones and a very worthy competitor to the [...]
The folks over at Silicon.com got a first hand look at the latest and greatest technology that Qualcomm has to offer. Of interest to the Android lovers amongst us is an upcoming lineup of smartbooks powered by Qualcomm’s 1GHz Snapdragon processor. The smartbook is a new category of devices that combine the form factor of a netbook with the streamlined OS and always-on connectivity of a smartphone. On hand was a working smartpbook prototype, manufactured by Quanta, that was running an unmodified version of Google’s Android OS. A pretty significant prototype as Quanta is the largest notebook manufacturer in the world, making systems for Dell, Hewlett Packard, Lenovo, Acer, [...]
According to Google’s Andy Rubin, the godfather of the Android smartphone OS, Android is going to start picking up features needed to tackle business uses – starting this year. To quote a Reuters story on the subject:
“Today, we don’t support many enterprise applications but in the future, I think enterprise will be a good focus for us,” Rubin, vice president of engineering at Google, told Reuters. He added that he expected to this to happen this year.
According to the Retuers story, Rubin seems to imply that he thinks enterprises will find Android attractive because they would be able to equip employees with an Android phone and then let [...]
According to the IDG News Service, Qualcomm has begun showing off an ASUS Eee PC netbook that is running on a new Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU with the Android OS at the Computex show today in Taiwan.
Qualcomm is calling the device a “smartbook.” The device is larger than a smartphone, of course, yet smaller than a typical netbook since Qualcomm’s compact 1GHz Snapdragon CPU requires no fans or heat sinks to operate properly. This is the first ASUS netbook to use a non-Intel processor, and Qualcomm’s snapdragon CPU is based on the same ARM core architecture that most smartphone use today.
Video and more info after the jump.