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Samsung touts highest resolution tablet display ever, foldable AMOLED too

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How would you fancy a tablet rocking a 10.1-inch, 300dpi display with a staggering resolution of 2560×1600 pixels to be in your hands for your friends to envy? Yeah, I am as eager to see it as you are and fortunately, it could turn out to be just around the corner.

On 17-19 May in Los Angeles Convention Center, Samsung and Nouvoyance will show a demo of the world’s first 10.1-inch WQXGA (2560 x 1600) PenTile RGBW LCD tablet display. Read more »

Viewsonic 7x is a 7-inch Tegra 2 Honeycomb tablet, weighs only 380g

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Honeycomb tablets with Tegra 2 under the hood are hardly a rarity these days, but this one belongs to a class that’s still not particularly popular. The newly announced Viewsonic 7x packs a 7” screen and a lightweight body that should attract the attention of those considering slates portable devices. That is of course, if you can trust Viewsonic manufacturing anything else but a monitor.

The 7” screens is where it all began for tablets and Android last year, but for some reason those devices haven’t seen much Honeycomb love. Asus is the only one to come with such a device (the Eee Pad MeMO announced at CES) and that one is not ready to hit the shelves yet (if at all). So the Viewsonic 7x is in a niche of its own. Read more »

Google unveils the first two Chromebooks, the netbooks to run Chrome OS

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The second Google IO 2011 day saw the announcement of Google Chromebook partners – Acer and Samsung. The Samsung Series 5 Chromebook and Acer Chromebook will debut in the middle of June.

Both Chromebooks will be offered in Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + 3G flavors, which will come at different price points. Let’s see what they are all about. Read more »

Chrome and Chrome OS walk out from Google IO with updates

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Today is second day of the Google IO Developers Conference and things don’t show any signs of slowing down. The second keynote was about Chrome and Chrome OS, Google’s cloud operating system.

As usual, some impressive statistics were introduced. In just a year, the number of people using Google Chrome as their primary browser has grown from 70 million to 160 million. Remember the very first notebook running Chrome OS, the Cr-48? More than a million people have applied for one and Google has shipped thousands worldwide. Read more »

Intel announces Z68 Express Sandy Bridge chipset, brings more speed to the table

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Today Intel announced the Z68 Express chipset, which the company promises to offer more flexibility than the previous generation Sandy Bridge chipsets, the H67 Express and P67 Express.

One of the benefits of the new Z68 Express chipset, compared to the old ones, is the ability to switch between the onboard Intel HD Graphics and the installed video card on the fly without the need to restart or swap cables. Read more »

Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II source code released, enter custom ROMs

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Samsung has just released the source code of their new I9100 Galaxy S II Android flagship. This will presumably open the floodgates and custom ROMs and kernels for the extremely popular device will now start appearing at a rapid speed.

Given the really high interest that the Galaxy S II has been enjoying so far we are expecting a good chunk of the knowledgeable XDA-developers user base to start working their magic on the released code. Read more »

Sony Ericsson teaches you kernel building and how to flash it to your SE smartphone

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The Sony Ericsson Developer Blog recently published details including a step by step walk-through showing code-savvy users how to build and then flash their own custom Linux kernels onto their Sony Ericsson Android devices.

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Building on feedback taken from forums such as XDA, the walk-through aims to help users get around troubles such as building and flashing your own custom image (if you are into that sort of thing). Read more »

Apple iPad’s Photoshop apps now official, go on sale

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It’s a small step for Adobe and a huge step for the iPad as the Photoshop-aid tablet apps are finally official and there for the taking (buying).

Adobe Eazel, Color Lava and Nav are online at the Apple App Store for the iPad and could be yours for a total of 10 bucks or $5, $3 and $2, respectively. Read more »

HP launches a laptop refresh wave, welcome the Mini 210, Envy 14, Pavilion dv4, Elitebook 2560p, 2760p and ProBook 5330m

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HP announced today that it’s launching a refreshed batch of the 14-inch Pavilion dv4 and Envy 14 notebooks as well as a redesigned Mini 210 netbook. In addition to them, HP has also lifted the cover of two new EliteBook models for business users – the 2560p, 2760p and 5330m.

Let’s cut to the chase starting off with the Envy 14. This sleek looking 14.5-inch notebook is unsurprisingly getting some juicy Sandy Bridge processor options, high-speed USB 3.0 interface and HP’s imagepad which uses image sensor technology for advanced gestures. Read more »

New 3D transistors push Intel’s 22nm Ivy Bridge processors forwards, helps with performance, cost and power consumption

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Processor manufacturers are in this never ending race to produce faster and less power consuming chips for various devices and platforms. Whether it’s RAM or CPUs, we all like things to go quicker and be easier on our pockets.

And don’t worry, this trend will continue going for now. Intel has introduced a new 3D transistor design which will be implemented in the upcoming family of Ivy Bridge processors. As a result of this new 3D design named “Tri-Gate”, Intel will be able to produce smaller and faster chips which are going to be widely implemented from servers and desktop computers to laptops, tablets and mobile phones. Read more »

A 10-inch BlackBerry PlayBook may be on the horizon, Sprint’s PlayBook delayed indefinitely

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The Internet rumor mill is talking about two BlackBerry PlayBooks – a new 10” model and one that has been delayed. Supposedly, the 10” PlayBook is intended to be sold alongside the 7” model and will not replace it.

As for the delayed one, the chatter is that Sprint’s 7” CDMA PlayBook has been delayed again (it was originally scheduled for 19 April), this time indefinitely… Read more »

Watch Android apps run on the BlackBerry PlayBook [VIDEO]

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There is more interesting news coming from the BlackBerry World Conference, guys. After the announcement of two new smartphones, RIM also gave the public a taste of the highly anticipated Android app support for its first ever tablet – the BlackBerry PlayBook.

Here is a video of Android applications in action on the PlayBook Read more »

New LG Blade P430 and P530 laptops – thin bezels, slim displays

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LG has just announced their new Blade series laptops, which both feature extremely thin bezels, displays and bodies and a cool, brushed metallic casing.

The P430 and P530 both offer Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 Sandy Bridge processor options, Windows 7 inside, metal casings and 1366×768 resolution displays. The bezel around both screens is just 10 mm thin, while the displays use LG’s Super Slim LED LCD technology and are just 4.5 mm thick. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1 to debut next month, priced 425 euro and 532 euro respectively

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Some good news comes from India today, where Ranjit Yadav, local head of Samsung Mobile there, shared to the press that the new Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1 tablets will launch next month. Sure, he meant India, but for all we know, the world-wide Western launch date shouldn’t be much different than the Indian one. So far all we had in terms of schedule from Samsung was simply Q2.

What’s more, we get to see the price of the two tablets too. Read more »

Android Ice cream sandwich name confirmed, release at Google I/O next week looking probable

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Rumors about the naming of the next Android iteration have been around ever since Honeycomb came out and it seems most of them were right. The Ice cream sandwich moniker has just been confirmed by a Google employee on the Android support forums.

What’s more interesting though is that the same forum member mentioned that it will bring a fix for the SweepGradient on paint on Android 3.0 Issue. And no – it’s not important what that class does (though it’s fairly obvious) – what matters is that Android Ice cream sandwich will be an update to Honeycomb. It could be the Android 3.1 that Adobe carelessly mentioned last week. Read more »