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Articles tagged with: honeycomb

Sony Modifies Android Honeycomb For Its S-Tablets

Although many Android fans will attest that the mobile operating system is perfect in its true form, there are still companies and organizations who think it could be made better, and Sony is among them.

Now, before you picture any major changes, stop. Sony won’t be making any ‘deep’ system changes, but more of the cosmetic type. The launcher, for example, is only slightly changed with added functionality that lets you access the network settings much easier.

ASUS Launching It’s Eee Pad Transformer Android 3.2 Update

ASUS had been doing some final testing on Android Honeycomb 3.2 update for ASUS Eee Pad Transformer recently and everyone was waiting for ASUS to launch this update. Now it seems that the prayers are heard as ASUS announced to release the update by tomorrow.

ASUS had introduced many impressive features in the Eee Pad and now with the Honeycomb update, they might be the best Android tablet makers out there.

Ustream Launches iPad App, Bringing Video To Happy Eyes

A new application known as Ustream has just come out for the iPad. It allows iPad users to directly watch and stream videos online.

The company previously launched the Android version just 2 weeks ago known as Honeycomb. It also allowed streaming videos directly from tablets.

But Ustream now seems to be a better option for iPad users. In addition to watching streaming videos online on the iPad, using the Ustream, users can now record their own videos and upload them directly from their iPads.

Meet The $129 Tablet, Andy Pad (VIDEO)

Andy Pad, a complete tablet designed to work instantly out of the box, provides the best Android experience and is priced at only $129! The price brings it in retailing range of many who couldn’t afford to waste hundreds of dollars on tablets before.

The Andy Pad runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The tablet supports Wi-Fi, a 7 inches touch display, and has a powerful 3D GPU. It is embedded with a 1.2 GHZ A8 processor and a HDMI port for sharing the 1080p HD quality multimedia. There are actually a couple of models on the works, their specifications differ.

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.

Vizio Unleashes Vtab1008 Tablet- $349

Vizio has recently put out a new tablet with its VIA (Vizio Internet Apps) Plus ecosystem. Vizio is taking its television screen making prowess and bringing it to tablets near you. The new Vizio Vtab1008 is a Wi-Fi only, 8″ tablet with a 1024 x 768 pixel resolution.

We’re expecting an Android 3.0 Honeycomb release, although the specific version of Android was not listed. The tablet costs $350 and packs a 1GHz processor with a built-in GPS, adding extra value to your new tablet purchase.

View Two Websites At Once, On Your New Tablet

Most tablets that run Android Honeycomb have a large 10″ screen, some even with impressive 1280 x 800 pixel displays. While websites look great on high resolution screens like these, some may find it more useful to have two windows running side by side.

The default Android web browser doesn’t support this dual-pane feature, however, there is a third party browser for Android tablets that does, and it’s called the DualWeb browser, allowing users to see two websites at once.

Huawei Brings First Android Ice Cream Sandwich Tablet

Electronics manufacturer, Huawei, has just unveiled its 7″ MediaPad tablet, being the first to run the new Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. The major difference between this version of Android, and previous versions of Android is that Ice Cream Sandwich is designed to work on smaller tablet devices as well.

The MediaPad is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor and contains a high pixel density display. While the Motorola Xoom currently has the title for highest pixel density at 160ppi (pixels per ince), the new Huawei MediaPad has a pixel density of 217ppi. Just for reference, the iPad 2 only has a paltry 132ppi.

Rent Games On Android, Through T-Mobile

If you enjoy having Netflix shipped to your door, or GameFly giving you the option to test drive games before you buy, you may want to hear this. T-Mobile and Wild Tangent are pairing up to unleash a new rental games service, for gamers who don’t want to waste money on games they don’t like.

Although with most Android apps, you can return the game within 15 minutes of purchase, sometimes it takes longer than that time frame to make a decision on whether a game is worth it.

New Malware Turns Your Droid Into A Bot

Google removed around 24 applications from the Android Marketplace last week due to excessive Malware and virus problems. According to the North Carolina State University Blog, a new type of malware called DroidKungFu works like the previously removed DroidDream, although deadlier.

DroidKungFu works through a security bypass on the affected mobile device. The latest malware acts as a trojan (or a backdoor that gives hackers full control of the phone). Not only can this expose all user data, but it can also turn the phone into a bot, forcing the phone to do whatever the hacker wants.