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Android Ice Cream Sandwich Will Require TI Processor?

The new Nexus Prime phone is touted to not only run on the new Android Ice Cream Sandwich, but will also be fueled by a Texas Instruments OMAP 4 processor. Whether this will be the new standard for Ice Cream Sandwich remains a mystery, but it leaves some people guessing.

Another possibility, is that we are overanalyzing Google’s ties with Texas Instruments, and that an Nvidia Tegra 3 processor will suit it fine. If Ice Cream is to Gingerbread what Gingerbread is to Froyo, there won’t really be a need for a killer processor.

Google Nexus 3 Coming With Ice Cream Sandwich

With the launch of two Gingerbread pre-installed Nexus devices already on sale, Google is hard at work creating quite a buzz in the marketplace – but that’s not enough for us.

Since the official announcement of the upcoming version of Android at Google IO 2011, Ice Cream Sandwich, which is, essentially, a combination of Android 2.3 Gingerbread and Android 3.0+ Honeycomb into a “cohesive whole”, the whole industry is abuzz with speculation, rumors,and increased excitement around the third Nexus device that is set to be formally announced sometime at the end of Q3/ early Q4.

How Will The iPhone 5 Compare To The Nexus 4G?

While rumors and speculation still surround Apple’s next generation iPhone handset – the iPhone 4S or the iPhone 5, depending on whom you believe – other cell phone manufacturers continue to develop newer, faster handsets to compete in the marketplace.

Now, a leak took the wraps off what is being called the Nexus 4G – Google’s next flagship Android handset which is scheduled for launch sometime in November 2011. Let’s take a brief look at how these handsets will stack up against one another.

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.

Leaked: Galaxy Tab 7 Coming This Fall

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 is expected this Fall and will run Android Gingerbread. It will make calls, but unless you are planning on using a Bluetooth headset, we doubt you’ll be slapping this tablet by your ear, at least for not any important phone calls.

The Galaxy Tab 7 will carry a 1.2GHz Exynos processor, 16GB of storage space, microSD storage, and voice/video calling for the occasional business call. Although we don’t have any word on cameras yet, you can expect at least a 5MP rear-facing camera and a 1.3MP front-facing camera for conferencing.

Android’s Dolphin Browser, Now Available

The Dolphin Browser HD v5.0 Beta 1 is now available for Public testing. The app is built specifically for Android and comes with some awesome user-interface changes, fresh tab color, a modern settings interface, and awesome effects. The app also has a speed dial style new tab that allows users to access favorite sites with ease, undo previously closed tabs, and check websites within history from just a glance. The new app features a powerful bookmarks sidebar that contains bookmarks, history, and most visited all listed with quick easy access.

99.7% Of Android Users At Risk To Data Leaks

According to Adrian Kingsley Hughes from ZDNet, 99.7% of Android smartphones are leaking login information for Google services. This massive data leak may allow other cloud-stored information to be leaked as well. Where does this massive leak come from? Apparently, it is based on the way Google requests authentication tokens (tokens that exist to eliminate the hassle of logging in each time into a service).