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Android 3.0

Motorola CEO defends XOOM tablet’s $800 price tag

February 17th, 2011

At Mobile World Congress on Wednesday, Motorola Mobility chief executive Sanjay Jha came to the defense of the company’s decision to price its first Android tablet at $800. The Motorola XOOM will be a flagship Android tablet when it launches in the near future, and Motorola has slapped on a flagship price tag. With 3G connectivity, …

Next version of Google’s Android OS discussed at MWC

February 16th, 2011

A Google executive on Wednesday shared preliminary details surrounding the company’s next version of its Android operating system. In an interview with Phone Scoop at Mobile World Congress, Google’s Android Engineering Director Dave Burke reiterated that Google’s “I” build of Android will merge features of Honeycomb and Gingerbread in an effort to unify the tablet …

Motorola confirms XOOM pricing; around $600 for Wi-Fi only, $799 for cellular connectivity

February 16th, 2011

Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha on Wednesday confirmed pricing for the company’s upcoming Honeycomb tablet, the Motorola XOOM. Speaking to the press at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Jha stated that a version of the XOOM with cellular data connectivity will be available from Verizon Wireless for an unsubsidized price of $799. Earlier rumors suggested that Best …

LG’s G-Slate gets quick run-through [video]

February 8th, 2011

A brief, 120-second video has surfaced on YouTube that provides a quick overview of the LG G-Slate from T-Mobile. The tablet showcases its dual-camera setup and external connections along with its 3D and multitouch capabilities. The HSPA+ device will be available from T-Mo “this spring.” In the meantime, hit the jump… the video is waiting …

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

February 7th, 2011

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 …

Full video from Google’s Honeycomb event now available

February 3rd, 2011

Following Google’s Android 3.0 Honeycomb event on Wednesday, the Internet giant has made its full press conference available on YouTube. From start to finish, anxious Android fans can now relive all of the action — Cee-Lo appearance and all. Google had a sleek new Motorola XOOM on display for the demos during the presentation and …

Google will not bring Honeycomb to smartphones – yet [updated]

February 3rd, 2011

At a press event on Wednesday, a Google spokesperson confirmed that Android 3.0 Honeycomb will not be made available for Android-powered smartphones, PC Magazine reports. The new Android 3.0 operating system was designed specifically for tablets, according to the report. Andrew Kovacs, a spokesman for Google, said that features from Honeycomb “will arrive on phones …

Google launches Web-based Android Market

February 2nd, 2011

During a press conference on Wednesday, Google announced and subsequently launched a Web-based version of the Android Market. Providing functionality similar to iTunes where apps are concerned, the new Android Market website will allow users to browse Android software from any computer with a Web browser. Previously, users could only browse the Market on Android …

AT&T to launch 12 new Android devices in 2011

January 31st, 2011

Last week we discussed AT&T’s smartphone strategy in a world where the nation’s No. 2 carrier can no longer rely on the iPhone to carry its smartphone business alone. Long story short, AT&T will finally begin to take Android seriously this year, beginning with the Motorola ATRIX 4G, the HTC Inspire 4G and the Samsung …