Android 2.4 reportedly lands in April; ViewSonic among first to launch

By on February 7, 2011 at 11:00 AM.

Android 2.4 reportedly lands in April; ViewSonic among first to launch

Google is reportedly preparing to release the next major build of its Android OS at some point in April, and ViewSonic will be among the first cell phone makers to release an Android 2.4-powered device, a new report claims. According to gadget blog Pocket-lint, Google’s next major Android release for smartphones is due to launch in roughly two months and ViewSonic’s ViewPad 4 will be among the first devices to ship with the new build when it is released in April. The blog claims to have a source inside ViewSonic who confirms that version 2.4 of Google’s mobile OS, which will not be called “Ice Cream” according to the report, will feature the ability to run Honeycomb apps on smartphones. Google’s Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS will initially create a divide between smartphones and tablets. Android 2.4 will apparently mark the beginning of a process that will merge the smartphone and tablet operating systems, at least where apps are concerned. More →

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ViewSonic announces ViewPad 4 smartphone

By on January 7, 2011 at 8:41 PM.

ViewSonic announces ViewPad 4 smartphone

ViewSonic announced on Thursday the addition of the ViewPad 4 smartphone to its ViewPad lineup. Joining the ViewPad 7 and ViewPad 10 tablets, the ViewPad 4 is an Android-powered tablet with cellular voice and data capabilities. It features a 4.1-inch WVGA display, a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 720p HD video capture and playback support, an HDMI-out port, a 5-megapixel camera with auto-focus, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS and Wi-Fi b/g/n. ViewSonic will launch the ViewPad 4 in mid-2011 and pricing will be set by carrier partners, which have not yet been named. Hit the break for ViewSonic’s full press release. More →

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