Posts tagged Honeycomb
The new version of Flash is reported to be released on March 18th. Thanks to BBCrackman from My Droid World, you can download a leaked copy of version 10.2 now. Just as promised, it includes support for Honeycomb, meaning you can watch your favorite Flash videos on your XOOM. Users who have tested the version of Flash have noticed their experience wasn’t without its flaws with video quality not being top-notch, some controls being hard to utilize, and Hulu still not working.
On the upside, many were able to download, install, and use the APK onto their Xooms even without running the latest More >
The folks over at Android Central have come across a set of pictures that look like internal Verizon documents with pricing details of a bunch of smartphones and the Motorola’s recently announced Xoom tablet. The Android 3.0 Honeycomb powered tablet was first seen in December when Google Vice President Andy Rubin showed off the device as a prototype. Following that, it next appeared in a teaser video from Motorola. The video touted tablet which was unnamed at the time to be “the next chapter in tablet revolution” and also took shots at the Apple iPad terming it to be just a “giant More >
Motorola was expected to make a decent but short showing at CES 2011, but what we didn’t expect was how Motorola would make up for the lack of devices to show off with the depth of each device. We were anticipating tablets and 4G phones with dual-core processors, we definitely got what we were looking and then some. The innovation from Motorola that was seen at CES was more than enough to make the company stand out.
The week started off with the official launch of Motorola Mobility as its own publicly traded company. This kicked off the new start for Motorola as a new beginning with an More >
When Samsung first introduced their Galaxy Tab, the tablet was supposed to save Android fans from the iPad. The company promised that a Wi-Fi only version would eventually be coming out for those who did not want to pay for another data plan. Today, Samsung finally announced that it will be coming to the US in the first quarter of 2011. As of right now, no dates have been given for international releases, but since this is a Wi-Fi only version, it should be easy to ship it over from the US for international use.
It will hold 16GB of internal storage and will also include a microSD slot for More >
It’s been a very confusing ride with Android, trying to figure out the official version number of Honeycomb, exactly what Honeycomb will be, and what version devices will be getting. CES 2011 has finally helped get some answered though. At first it was assumed Honeycomb would be Android 3.0, then it was assumed it was suggesting Android 2.4. The official and final word on the matter is that it is version 3.0.
Verizon recently demoed the new Honeycomb OS running on Motorola’s XOOM. The entire operating system is completely redesigned for use with a tablet which makes it the first tablet optimized Android OS. The Honeycomb UI seems to be extremely refined. Just as rumored, all of the controls will be within the OS itself. Since Motorola’s XOOM has no buttons on the front, the software has full control. The walkthrough of the device allowed everyone to see the new widgets UI. Adding a widget to the home screen was as simple, the user is presented with a new UI that features previews of each widget More >
With the flood of tablets entering the arena at CES 2011 it’s absolutely necessary for the smaller companies to separate themselves from the crowd in hopes of being recognized and remembered. eLocity found a good way to do that, even though it’s made some people upset in the process. The company has gone against Google’s wishes and has outed Android 3.0 -Honeycomb- ahead of the scheduled official announcement. Most of you have probably never heard of eLocity, but even with that being the case, the new tableteer has several devices in the works for release this year. In a press release today, More >
Honeycomb, Google’s new Android tablet OS will be requiring a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor to be run correctly say Bobby Cha, the managing director of Korean consumer electronics firm Enspert. Unfortunately, this means that existing Android run tablets can’t upgrade to Honeycomb because they lack the processing strength to meet the required specs. Manufacturers are stating that they’ll be moving to the new processor architecture for 2011 but as it stands now, Nvidia’s Tegra 2 platform is the only chipset on the market that includes a Cortex-A9. Some people are also saying that a 1280 x More >
The excitement is building with CES 2011 only a few days away, much of the excitement is due to the new crop of tablets that are anticipated to be announced and shown off. The tablet hype started last with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer displaying the HP Slate, a Windows 7 based tablet. This paved the way for a bunch of other Windows 7 based tablets from other big name players in the industry. But unfortunately none of the promised devices ever saw the light of day. The Slate did finally make it to the market but in a form design for a specific niche as corporate centric product. While all this More >
For a while now we’ve known about a fancy new music player contained in Android 3.0 -Honeycomb- since Google I/O, but until recently the details have been scarce. With an APK that has been leaked, we’re getting our first look at the player which is available for download here.
With this most likely being beta version of the final app, the much-anticipated wireless syncing feature isn’t there. However the new UI is gorgeous. Judging by the video, it a lot like the Gallery app that’s been with us since Éclair, right down landscape mode which has the same stacks of music. The general consensus More >