Tizen is now officially into its version 1.0 era and development has been going great. However, when it becomes available for everyone to use, it probably won’t have 500,000 apps at its disposal.
That’s why Samsung and Intel have wittily enabled the platform to run Android applications as well. Using a special “Application Compatibility” layer, the Tizen platform, and the first tablet it powers can run virtually any app from the Google Play store. Read more »
Apple has changed the nomenclature for the new iPad in select markets from the iPad Wi-Fi + 4G to a more vague iPad W-Fi + Cellular. This is due to customer complaints regarding the use of the term “4G” after the launch of the new iPad a couple of months ago.
Recently, Apple was sued in Australia because they referred to it as iPad Wi-Fi + 4G, even though the 4G LTE functionality does not work on Australia’s LTE network. Read more »
As of now, $449.99 can get you a 16 GB 10.1″ Toshiba Excite Wi-Fi from the ToshibaDirect store. The 32 GB and 64 GB versions will be available later on for $529 and $649 respectively.
The slate is powered by the quad-core Tegra 3 chipset with ULP GeForce 2 graphics, offers a 5 MP camera on the back and runs on Android 4.0 ICS. Read more »
With all the Galaxy S III hullabaloo, it’s hard to catch up on other Samsung news, such as the fact that the company released the source codes for its latest slates – the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.
While the source codes are of little use to most of you, they should help custom ROM developers, enabling them to optimize their builds. Read more »
You may or may not have already heard that Apple has geared its previous generation iPad – the iPad 2 – with a new processor. The chipset is still the same but the new core processor inside is built on the 32nm technology rather than the 45nm the original iPad 2 used. This isn’t news – it was uncovered a while ago along with the discovery that the new Apple TV uses such chips too.
What’s interesting however, is that today we saw one of the first reviews of this updated product and by the looks of it, the new chip manufacturing technology makes a special difference in the power efficiency department. Read more »
Remember those rumors about quad-core upgrades of the Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1? Well, Samsung denied the upgrade on the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and we already reviewed the retail unit. But so far we’ve heard no official statements about the yet-to-be-released Galaxy Note 10.1? Is Samsung taking a last-minute U-turn by pushing quad-core chipsets in them Notes?
Well, this might be just the case, according to a recently submitted NenaMark result. Read more »
If you preorder the upcoming Kia K9 in Korea, crosstown manufacturer Samsung will throw in a tablet for free.
And not just any Galaxy Tab 10.1, but one that integrates into the car as well, doubling as a SatNav unit and an entertainment center. Read more »
For all you owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note who want some sweet custom ROM action, CyanogenMod now has a release based on its latest Android ICS build, Cyanogenmod 9, available for download.
If you’re willing to risk voiding your warranty, and you can get along with the few known issues, the CyanogenMod ROM is a great way to get some added functionality out of your device. Read more »
Great news for all you MediaPad early adopters – Huawei has released the official Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ROM.
The new ROM should make your MediaPad faster thanks to the ICS optimizations, and will also bring a few new features. Read more »
This is probably a dream come true for many iPad users – run apps in resizable windows. Thanks to this feature your iOS starts to look much like a desktop-like OS by finally breaking the one-app-at-a-time paradigm.
Using Quasar you can have multiple apps both running and available on the screen space at the same time (for example Skype and Safari). How about that? Read more »
Since its release, the Kindle Fire has skyrocketed to the top of the Android tablet market, now holding a whopping 54.4%.
By comparison, the entire Samsung Galaxy Tab family is in the second spot with 15.4%. Read more »
Samsung has a thing for comparison tables as it first showed this with the iPad 3 vs Galaxy Note 10.1 table.
Now, the company is aiming to prove that its budget-minded Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 slate nukes the highly popular Kindle Fire and Nook tablets in every way imaginable. As you probably guessed the data that is supposed to convince you is neatly ordered in several tables. Read more »
The Sony Tablet S is currently receiving its due serving of ICS.
The Android 4.0 update is available over the air and includes an enhanced lockscreen, direct SD card access, folder support, web browser improvements, screenshot capture and more. Read more »
Samsung’s first ever released tablet – the P1000 Galaxy Tab fell in the list of devices that won’t get Honeycomb or Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades. Just like the Galaxy S though, the Galaxy Tab has a Value Pack upgrade on the way as compensation to the loyal users.
Well, the Korean galaxy Tab just got the Value Pack download. Read more »
Apple has announced its financial results for the fiscal second quarter of 2012 that ended in March 31, 2012. Their total revenue for this quarter was $39.2 billion and the quarterly net profit was $11.6 billion. In comparison, the figures were $24.7 billion and $6.0 billion respectively for the same quarter last year.
As usual, the iPhone did very well this quarter, with Apple selling 35.1 million of those, up by 88 percent compared to year-ago quarter. Sales were down compared to the first quarter, however, where Apple managed to sell 37.04 million iPhones, the reason for this being chalked down to the holiday season that boosted the sales in the previous quarter. Read more »