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Devs create first Android Honeycomb port with hardware acceleration for Advent Vega

Devs create first Android Honeycomb port with hardware acceleration for Advent Vega

Android users of all sorts of smartphones and tablets don't like to wait for companies to offer updates for their gear that bring new versions of Android to them. These new Android versions often have new and desirable features that people want now, not later. That leads to devs building ports of the Android OS using bits of code from other devices and sources to make the upgrade without official support. The catch on these ports for Android Honeycomb and other ports is that they lack some important features.

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Hannspree SN10T1 tablet hands-on [Video]

Hannspree SN10T1 tablet hands-on [Video]

Hannspree's Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet, the SN10T3, isn't expected to hit the market until Q3 2011, but the company had the freshly-released SN10T1 on show here at IFA 2011 today. Based around a 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 touchscreen and NVIDIA's Tegra 2 processor, the slate may run Android 2.2 Froyo but it's well hidden under a custom UI. Still, that decision has left the SN10T1 missing a few key features which may take some of the shine off of its low price tag.

Video demo after the cut

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Advent Vega Update Brings Back Flash Player 10.1, and There Was Much Rejoicing

Advent Vega Update Brings Back Flash Player 10.1, and There Was Much Rejoicing

If you'll remember back in December of 2010, there was a bit of an upsetting announcement for those who had or were planning on obtaining the Advent Vega Android Tablet. It seemed that the Vega slate, according to Advent, up until that point did “not exhibit the optimal performance that the NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor is capable of running with certain Flash website content” -- therefore, they pulled Flash Player 10.1 from the system and said that it'd be ready in the early part of 2011. Turns out that time is now, today!

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Viewsonic GTablet sales yank blamed on Android/Tegra/Flash “user experience”

Viewsonic GTablet sales yank blamed on Android/Tegra/Flash “user experience”

Viewsonic has blamed underbaked Android support for large-screen devices like its 10.1-inch GTablet, an unoptimized Adobe Flash plugin and issued getting its custom UI working properly with NVIDIA's Tegra 2 chipset for the poor "user experience" reported by early adopters. Having seen the Android 2.2 Froyo GTablet pulled from Staples this weekend over what the retailer described as a "manufacturing defect", Viewsonic is arguing that in fact simple software updates will address the issues.

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Advent Vega Review

Advent Vega Review

Low-cost Android tablets aren't unusual; good low-cost Android tablets are a different matter. Advent's Vega slate - on sale through DSG's PC World, Currys and Dixons in the UK - bucks the Android trend by carrying a low sticker price of £249 ($395) and decent hardware specs, including NVIDIA's dual-core Tegra 2 processor. It's a combination that has seen DSG struggle to keep the Vega in stock for more than an hour at a time, but is this really the bargain Froyo slate we've been waiting for? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Advent Vega unboxing & hands-on [Video]

Advent Vega unboxing & hands-on [Video]

Advent's Vega tablet seems to have surprised everybody with its popularity, not least retailer DSG who can't seem to keep them in stock for more than a few hours at a time. Our Vega review unit braved the UK snow to arrive on the SlashGear test bench, and we wasted no time checking out what Tegra 2 brings to the Android table. First impressions and some unboxing-style fun after the cut.

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iPad 2 Up, Samsung Galaxy Tab Down & Tablets Out for the Count

iPad 2 Up, Samsung Galaxy Tab Down & Tablets Out for the Count

Tablets are the new rage. There's no denying that the tablet market has exploded since the release of Apple's iPad. Their tablet device managed to stir the entire market up, and now everyone is racing to get the best of the best into the customer's hands. Or, perhaps the point is just to sell as many as possible. Whatever the case may be, it seems to be working. The iPad is still selling like hot cakes, and it's already targeted as one of the most wanted devices for this holiday season. But, there are competitors, some of them pretty strong in their own right. And yet, as tablet sales are surely going to continue forward with strong figures, it seems that some analysts see some of the strongest competitors out there holding back on production, due to low sales. While there are other tablets being sold out within just a few hours. So, what's the deal?

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Microsoft admits tablets are cannibalizing netbooks

Microsoft admits tablets are cannibalizing netbooks

Microsoft has publicly admitted that tablets are cannibalizing netbooks, finally agreeing with what analysts, pundits and the general public have been saying for the past twelve months. SeattlePI sat down with Microsoft's general manager for Windows product management, Gavriella Schuster, who confirmed that netbooks are "definitely getting cannibalized."

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