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Android 4.0

Velocity Micro announces two new Android 4.0 tablets coming to CES

January 4th, 2012

To get a jump on the competition, Velocity Micro has announced two new Android 4.0 tablets set to debut at next week’s Consumer Electronics Show. The first is the budget-friendly 7-inch Cruz T507 tablet with a Cortex A8 chipset clocked at 1.2GHz. The T507 also features 512MB RAM, ARM graphics, HDMI out, 8GB internal storage …

Secret Motorola XOOM project hints at Android 4.0 update

January 3rd, 2012

Motorola recently posted a message in its XOOM owners forums alerting customers that the company is working on a confidential project for the XOOM. Any owner of the Wi-Fi-only “Google Experience Device” version of the XOOM can choose to participate. What remains unknown, however, is what the “confidential project” exactly is. We doubt Motorola would …

2011’s biggest stories

December 31st, 2011

As 2012 approaches, we thought it would be fun to look back on 2011 one last time and share our biggest stories of the year with you. Here they are in order, from our post popular post of the year to our tenth most popular post: Open letter to BlackBerry bosses: Senior RIM exec tells …

Amazon Kindle Fire gets unofficial Android 4.0 update [video]

December 27th, 2011

Amazon’s popular Kindle Fire tablet now has access to an unofficial Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update. Members of the xda-developers forum recently managed to get a “pre-alpha” version of Android 4.0 running on Amazon’s new slate. The installation is based on the popular CyanogenMod 9 and while the ROM is working well in this early …

Google’s rumored Nexus tablet could cannibalize sales of partner tablets

December 26th, 2011

Google’s chairman Eric Schmidt made comments during a press conference in mid-December that suggested his company was working on building its own Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet. It’s entirely possible that Schmidt’s comments were taken out of context, so we’re still chalking the slate up as a rumor. If Google does in fact decide …