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Android 3.0

Samsung considers Galaxy Tab 10.1 overhaul following iPad 2 unveiling

March 4th, 2011

Following the unveiling of Apple’s second-generation iPad tablet earlier this week, competitors are left scrambling to react. The iPad 2 wasn’t perfect, of course, but it still sets the standard for tablets in 2011 and it will still outsell the competition 10 to one. Apple had its eye on hardware with its iPad 2 update, …

‘Significant’ new tablet, plenty of Android devices headed to CTIA

March 3rd, 2011

CTIA vice president Rob Mesirow said on Thursday that a “significant” new tablet will be unveiled at the annual CTIA trade show later this month. The show will be packed full of tablets — just like this year’s CES — as we all expected. “Tablets are just an extension. We’ll start seeing a lot of …

RBC: 185 million tablets sold by end of 2014, Android to dominate long-term

March 3rd, 2011

In a note to investors on Thursday, RBC Capital Markets General Manager Mike Abramsky reiterates the firm’s belief that the tablet market is poised to explode over the coming years. RBC forecasts a rise in global tablet revenue from $11 billion in 2010 to $70 billion in 2014, noting that leadership will be achieved through …

Exclusive: BlackBerry Messenger will launch on Android and iOS

March 3rd, 2011

BGR has learned from multiple trusted sources that Research In Motion is planning to bring its beloved BlackBerry Messenger app and service to Android, and eventually to iOS as well. According to our sources, RIM has not yet finalized details surrounding timing or pricing, but we have heard that the company might make the software free …

iPad 2 will have stiff competition this year, analyst thinks

March 1st, 2011

In a note to investors on Tuesday, Ticonderoga Securities analyst Brian White became one of only a few analysts to take a minority stance on the iPad 2… sort of. White thinks Apple’s next-generation iPad will see stiff competition from the wave of tablets set to crash down on our shores this year, whereas most …

Motorola XOOM overclocked to 1.5GHz; shreds benchmarks

February 28th, 2011

So you’ve gone ahead and purchased a Motorola XOOM for a cool $800. You’ve been politely pawing at it for the last few days, playing by its rules, running at — or under — its manufacturer-designated speed limit. Now what? You overclock that bad boy’s processor… that’s what. XDA forum member coolbho300 has managed to …

Motorola XOOM review

February 23rd, 2011

The Motorola XOOM isn’t the first Android tablet, but in a way it kind of is the first Android tablet. It runs Google’s latest OS designed exclusively for tablets, and the difference between Honeycomb and earlier versions of Android on a tablet is night and day. The XOOM is a beautiful 10.1-inch device powered a …

Verizon Wireless to launch Motorola XOOM on February 24th; $599.99 on contract

February 22nd, 2011

Verizon Wireless on Tuesday confirmed its plans to launch Motorola’s highly anticipated Honeycomb tablet on Thursday, February 24th. The carrier also confirmed pricing for the device, which will cost $599.99 with a two-year service contract or $799.99 without a contract. 3G data service will start at $20 per month for 1GB of data. Verizon notes …

Sony readying dual-display Android tablet, sliding Windows 7 VAIO tablet for Q4

February 21st, 2011

An unconfirmed report on Monday suggests that Sony is working on two unannounced tablets slated for release later this year. Struggling electronics giant Sony has been noticeably absent from the tablet tsunami coming our way this year, but it looks like the company has plans to change that in time for the holidays. Sony is already rumored to …

User guide for Motorola XOOM leaked

February 18th, 2011

Admit it, you can’t wait to get your hands on the world’s first Android 3.0 tablet, the Motorola XOOM. The problem is, we still don’t have a concrete release date. If you’re looking for a little additional information to whet your appetite until that date does come, look no further. The gang over at Droid-Life …