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Articles tagged with: android tablet

Apple’s iOS 4.3.4 Fixes PDF Bug, Blocks Jailbreaking

Apple has just released a software update for iOS phones and tablets that fixes a serious vulnerability in the operating system in regards to the way PDF files handled fonts. The vulnerability included the potential of a malicious PDF file to sneak malware into the device.

Of course, before you hurry to update your iOS gadget, do note that the refresh also prevents hacking and jailbreaking. So, it’s kind of a double edged sword, and if jailbreaking means anything to you, you’ll stay away from this update and quit using PDFs all together.

More Dirt On The Amazon Tablet Surfaces

We’re learning more and more about the upcoming Amazon Android tablet, and it’s getting more interesting by the week. As of now, we are expecting the tablet to be released in October of this year, with an expected production line of 1.5 million units.

The tablet will be a bit smaller than you standard 10″, but will stand strong nonetheless with its 9″ screen. The expected 2011 production goal would be around 5 million units, including all quarters, posing a possible ‘risk’ for Apple’s iPad 2 business.

The H800 Tablet From Hyundai

Okay, so you’ve certainly about Hyundai cars, but did you know they had plans to tap into the tablet market as well? Hyundai is introducing a new 8-inch Android tablet, dubbed the H800.

Essentially it’s an 8-inch 800 x 600 pixel multi-touch tablet that is quite powerful. Perhaps Hyundai plans on pairing their new cars with these tablets to boost sales, or maybe they’re trying to make up for low sales in the auto sector.

Apple To Beat HP In Mobile PC Sales

Apple’s ascendency looks to continue in 2012. If the hugely popular iPad is categorized as a portable computer, it’ll mean that Apple will bump HP off its top spot of lead mobile PC vendor. With sales expected to hit 60 million next year, and the total amount of tablets shipped only a little above that at 80 million, the potential for the change in power is certainly possible.

The revelation comes from industry sources who spoke with DigiTimes. They said Apple is expected to ship a total of 60 million iPads in 2012, out of 80 million total tablets shipped.

Acer Working On Slideout Android Tablet, Yay!

I am a huge fan of tablets, and am also a huge fan of the Android operating system, so when I hear that there is a new Android tablet, I go a little crazy. According to Digitimes, Acer is working on a slideout Android tablet. No clue on whether the QWERTY keyboard will be similar to a laptop keyboard or not, but I am really hoping it will have laptop-style keys.

Aside from having a 10″ screen, we are told that it will be fueled by an ARM processor and will be manufactured by Compal Electronics. Although we are unsure of the exact storage, I would guess that the base model will come with 16GB of storage and start around $450.

Top Value Tablets- Meet The Archos G9 Series

Archos has just announced a pair of two awesomely new Android Honeycomb tablets, that will get you excited. The two tablets are called the Archos 80 G9 and the Archos 101 G9. Each of the two feature Android’s Honeycomb operating system, a dual-core OMAP 4 processor (@ 1.5GHz) and a 250GB Seagate hard drive.

The lower model costs $279 and features an 8″ screen running an impressive 1024 x 768 pixel resolution, providing a 4:3 aspect ratio.

ThinkPad + IdeaPad Tablets, On The Way

Lenovo’s president, Rory Read has officially announced in an interview that IdeaPad and ThinkPad tablets will hit markets later this year. Consumers can expect both tablets to rock 10″ screens, come with Android Honeycomb, and cost between $450 and….gulp….$900.

The IdeaPad K1 will ship out next month, with the professional-oriented ThinkPad tablet coming this August. I suppose IBM wanted to throw down two Windows 7 tablets before it was “too late” with Windows 8 expected to arrive next year.

New Toshiba Thrive With Android 3.0

It looks like Toshiba just hopped on the Android tablet bandwagon with its new Toshiba Thrive. The Thrive is a 10.1″ tablet from Toshiba that was shown at CES 2011 and features an Nvidia Tegra 2 dual core processor and will carry 1GB of memory for true computing.

The Toshiba Thrive uses Adaptive Display Technology to automatically adjust the screen’s brightness based on how much light is present in the real-world, and whether it is day or night. With 1080p video decoding and built-in GPS, you can be certain that this will be a purchase well spent.

Army Sniper For Android, Check It Out!

As a gamer, I find it quite hard to find shooter games on the Android platform. I think it’s because shooting games are touted to be ideal for 3D graphics and therefore most people enjoy first-person shooters on consoles such as the Xbox360 or the PlayStation 3.

But why does all shooting have to be three-dimensional with top-of-the-line graphics? Can’t I enjoy some 2D sniping once in a while? With Army Sniper, a new Android game, I can. Army Sniper’s main objective are to simply snipe terrorists. To move the sniper scope to your target, the user must tilt the Android tablet or Android phone and press a button to shoot.