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PSA: Acer’s Android all-in-one won’t roll with Haswell

PSA: Acer’s Android all-in-one won’t roll with Haswell

Earlier this year a device code-named DA220HQL was introduced to the world - silently - this being the same device appearing along technology newslines being reported as brand new, and coming soon with Haswell inside. What's actually happened here is a bit of a mistaken identity - the device in question is, indeed, already on the market - and it comes with a dual-core Texas Instruments processor inside.

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New Android stats show Jelly Bean continues to grow

New Android stats show Jelly Bean continues to grow

Google has offered up the latest statistics on the Android market overall. The statistics look at the percentage of the Android market that is held by different versions of the operating system. While many Android handset makers are slow to upgrade consumer devices to newer versions of the operating system, the statistics show that Jelly Bean continues to grow.

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Archos 35 Carbon $99 Android smartphone revealed

Archos 35 Carbon $99 Android smartphone revealed

Today Archos has revealed a set of smartphones that begin on the low end with the "Archos 35 Carbon", a $99 Vanilla Android handset you'll absolutely have to take a peek at. This machine isn't by any means meant to break the high-end market open with its specifications set, but at $99 USD, you might need to see how low you can go for an off-contract smartphone. It all begins with a lovely 3.5-inch 320x480 pixel IPS LCD display.

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Former Bioware developers to create Android-based living room game

Former Bioware developers to create Android-based living room game

Hungry Moose Games, a game studio in Canada started by former Bioware developers, is working together with Green Throttle Games to develop a new Android-based living room game designed specifically for Green Throttle Game's Atlas controller. The title is called 9 Lives: Casey & Sphynx, and it follows a "misfit" couple, Casey the security guard and Sphynx the stray cat, who together risk their 9 lives on a puzzle-based adventure.

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Google Babel memo leak speaks of cross-device chat and iOS experience

Google Babel memo leak speaks of cross-device chat and iOS experience

The oncoming wave that is Google Babel (previously spoken of as Google Babble, as well) will soon be hitting your devices at full speed. This service will be a cross-device and cross-platform ecosystem for chatting with your friends and associates, and will be available not just on your Android smartphones and tablets, but your desktop computers too. And not only that - today's leak includes mention of a "first class iOS experience' as well!

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Android isn’t as open as you think it is

Android isn’t as open as you think it is

iOS 6 finally got its jailbreak after several months being available, and iPhone 5 users have no doubt been rejoicing the ability to open up the iOS platform to customize their devices and add tweaks that Apple doesn’t normally allow. However, this only spawned the opportunity for Android loyalists to remind us all that if you want a truly open platform without the need for jailbreaking/rooting, then there’s always Google’s mobile operating system to make you feel better. However, what most Android users fail to realize is that the platform isn’t as open as most users think.

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