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SMiT, Optima show off new MIDs; Android for SmartQ [Video]

SMiT, Optima show off new MIDs; Android for SmartQ [Video]

Intel may still be pushing their vision of MIDs (Mobile Internet Devices) but that doesn't mean everyone is singing from the same song-sheet.  SMiT and Optima have both been showing off their attempts at compact handheld web-access devices, the former slapping Android onto a 4.8-inch touchscreen tablet while the latter has picked Maemo for their 4.3-inch MID.  Meanwhile SmartQ's Q5 and Q7 are both seeing development of various mobile platforms.

Video demos after the cut

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Google Chrome OS & Android “may merge closer”; CEO Schmidt opposed development

Google Chrome OS & Android “may merge closer”; CEO Schmidt opposed development

Google's CEO and the search giant's co-founders took to the stage this week to discuss Chrome OS, the future of Android and other open-source issues, revealing that the two headline-grabbing platforms - one ostensibly for smartphones, the other for netbooks - have "a great deal of commonality" and "may merge even closer."  CEO Eric Schmidt also made clear that Google do not envisage Chrome OS as a direct Windows competitor; in fact, he said, "Microsoft is welcome to put Internet Explorer on our operating system."

iDOT CCI 3.8-inch VIA/Freescale MID with XP & Android [Video]

iDOT CCI 3.8-inch VIA/Freescale MID with XP & Android [Video]

It's not all Tegra and Snapdragon at Computex this week: VIA are also making an appearance with their processors showing up in the latest devices.  One such example is this iDOT CCI 3.8-inch mobile internet device (MID).  Using the familiar sliding form-factor of Aigo's MIDs, the CCI device has an 800 x 480 resistive touchscreen, full QWERTY keyboard and runs either VIA's 500MHz fanless Eden ULV CPU or an 800MHz Freescale MX51.

Update: Video demo after the cut

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$99 NVIDIA Tegra MIDs in development; Android ported to Tegra

$99 NVIDIA Tegra MIDs in development; Android ported to Tegra

NVIDIA's Tegra platform is no stranger to show floors, but since each iteration gets better - and, they promise, closer to an actual release - we still have a soft-spot for the HD-handling uber-chipset.  This time around, NVIDIA have upgraded it to full 1080p playback on a connected HDTV; on the show floor they had a big-screen Samsung LCD showing full HD footage from a capacitive touchscreen reference device.  It'll eventually find its way into a $99 MID, or at least that's the plan: NVIDIA claim their combination of high performance and low power demands, plus the prebuilt Windows CE interface, means vendors require less time and less money to develop production devices.

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iGrand and iLetric piano apps land for Android

iGrand and iLetric piano apps land for Android

A pair of new Android piano apps has landed that are described as low-latency professional apps for Android musicians. The apps include iGrand Piano and iLectric Piano and both are available on Google Play right now. Both apps come with lots of controls and advanced features that these apps introduced on the iOS platform previously.

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Sony grapples for relevance with Concept for Android thrust

Sony grapples for relevance with Concept for Android thrust

Despite a few rough starts, and still ongoing rough patches, Sony is committed to the mobile industry, particularly smartphones. But, based on mobile business head Hiroki Totoki's statements, its vision won't revolve primarily around the rat race that is smartphone hardware. Instead, it wants to double down on the user experience, which, in this context, practically means the Android experience. Now Sony is taking the first step towards that goal by starting what it calls its Concept for Android Initiative in Sweden to tackle exactly that problem.

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Google focus sits squarely on Android as search tide switches

Google focus sits squarely on Android as search tide switches

This afternoon Google announced their financial Q2 2015 results, including big-time growth in mobile business. According to Google's CFO Ruth Porat, the company is showing strong Q2 results, which "reflect continued growth across the breadth of our products, most notably core search, where mobile stood out." Google representatives continue to gush about growth in the mobile sector, making it very clear where Google's future is. Not just in the internet, but in mobile devices. Software, but in software that tends to the mobile user first and foremost.

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Inside FIRST’s scheme to make Android the heart of STEM robotics

Inside FIRST’s scheme to make Android the heart of STEM robotics

For a platform called Android, it’s surprising that it’s taken this long to see it jump into robotics, but if FIRST and Qualcomm have their way a new generation of young people will make it the de-facto standard. FIRST - the organization set up by Dean Kamen of Segway fame “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology” - announced back in March it would drop LEGO for Android for one of its robotics tournaments, and while those games don’t start until 2016, I stopped by this year’s FIRST Championship in St. Louis to get a preview of the system.

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Android Lollipop 5.1 update comes to Moto X 2

Android Lollipop 5.1 update comes to Moto X 2

Updates to the newest version of fully-released Android version 5.1 Lollipop have come to the Moto X. This is the second-edition Moto X, the one that comes with a wooden back if you do so choose. This update comes soon after the first Moto X - believe it or not - started receiving the update, continuing Motorola's surprisingly good track record for keeping their devices from the past several years up to date with the newest software from Google. Next up is Android M, otherwise suspected to be called M&M or Marshmallow.

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Review: Lenovo TAB 2 A8 Android tablet

Review: Lenovo TAB 2 A8 Android tablet

At Mobile World Congress 2015 earlier this year, Lenovo introduced an update to its TAB Android tablets with the TAB 2 A8 and A10. We went hands-on with the slates at the time, and now that their launch is upon us we've given the TAB 2 A Series a full review to see how it compares with the previous generation. There's no mistaking the new TAB 2 A Series is one of Lenovo's TAB tablets -- it has the same blue color and finish, but with some notable changes: the design is more angular, the ports have been switched up a bit, and there are some changes under the hood. How does it fair? Read our full SlashGear review to find out!

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ASUS ZenFone 2 Review: A real Mid-range Smartphone Kick in the Pants

ASUS ZenFone 2 Review: A real Mid-range Smartphone Kick in the Pants

It's time to get a handle on ASUS' best effort in the affordable smartphone space yet. This is the ASUS ZenFone 2, and it's more than ready to take on the rest of the unlocked, low-cost, high value smartphone space. This device isn't mean to take on the $600 phone market. It's not meant to be pitted up against your Galaxies and your HTC ones. Instead, this is a warrior taking on the often forgotten "I just bought a new phone and didn't need to tie myself down to a 2-year contract or sell a kidney" crowd.

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