Android 3.0 (Honeycomb)

Sony Enters Tablet Market with Two Honeycomb Devices

Sony Enters Tablet Market with Two Honeycomb Devices

Sony has announced at a press conference this morning that they plan to bring to market two Honeycomb tablets this year. The two tablets are called the S1 and the S2, both of which are still codenames according to Sony. We wrote about the S1 and Sony's CEO alerting us that they will be entering the market with a tablet earlier in the month. It turns out today is the day we get more details on those plans.

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comScore Finds iOS Ownership Double the Size of Android in Europe

comScore Finds iOS Ownership Double the Size of Android in Europe

That's when accounting for mobile phones, tablets, and other connected media devices - that's the whole barrel! It seems that comScore has released a study which includes results from the EU5 (aka UK Germany, France, Spain, and Italy) which included media tablet owners* and based on data from their own comScore MobiLens service. This report suggests that Apple's iOS platform (on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch,) has a combined platform reach of 28.9 users in the five European markets in the EU5 - this number outperforming Android by 116 percent.

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Amazon Tablet Built By Samsung Could Arrive By End Of Summer?

Amazon Tablet Built By Samsung Could Arrive By End Of Summer?

Speculation that Amazon may be pushing forth its own Android tablet continues full steam ahead and now there's belief that the tablet would be built by Samsung. That's an interesting choice, considering the Korean electronics company has been the main components supplier for Apple, with whom they are about to embark on a massive legal battle. This gets all the more spicy when you think that Amazon is poised as the best iPad 2 rival.

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ACER Iconia Tab A500 Review

ACER Iconia Tab A500 Review

Welcome to the newest Android tablet on the block, Acer's Iconia Tab A500. This is an Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet, that being a version of the Google mobile operating system made specifically for tablets, and it's got a big fat 10.1-inch screen. In the front there's a 2-megapixel camera for video chat and photos, on the back there's a 5-megapixel camera for video recording and photos as well. This is a device that will go in direct competition with the Motorola XOOM and the Apple iPad, with a bit of competition from the LG G-Slate, mostly because their dual-core processors come from the same parent: NVIDIA. Will this slice of aluminum carve its way into your Android loving heart?

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – March 27, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – March 27, 2011

We had several new smartphone and tablet announcements from CTIA Wireless that took place this week in Orlando Florida. There has also been some interesting developments having to do with Android with the launch of Amazon's Appstore and RIM's big announcement that their BlackBerry Playbook tablets will support Android apps. Read on for the full top ten list.

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GALAXY Tab 10.1 & 8.9 Hands-on [CTIA 2011]

GALAXY Tab 10.1 & 8.9 Hands-on [CTIA 2011]

It's hard to argue with the fact that the iPad 2 sent Samsung rushing back to the lab to try to squeeze some bulk out of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, but then it's also clear that both the 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 8.9 slates are appealing hardware in their own right. Each slimmer and lighter than the second-gen Apple, they're as close to Star Trek style sci-fi tablets as we've seen so far, making Motorola's XOOM look fat in comparison.

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HTC Pyramid Revealed as Android 3.0 Honeycomb Phone

HTC Pyramid Revealed as Android 3.0 Honeycomb Phone

Take a peek at a phone that's basically blowing the doors off of the Android world with it's unconventional release of itself stocked with Android 3.0 Honeycomb. This version of Google's mobile OS is only supposed to be for tablets, it being released recently with the Motorola XOOM. This phone, on the other hand, is giant, but it's not quite tablet sized. This phone instead is much closer to the upcoming HTC ThunderBolt or the recently released HTC Inspire 4G - it's like they're all made by the same manufacturer!

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Pulse News Features Android Community!

Pulse News Features Android Community!

Today our favorite picture-based-blog-viewer Pulse News has decided to feature our sister site Android Community! We recently learned that Android Community is one of the highest-added blog feeds added in the entirety of the application (with SlashGear right alongside it,) so we were gleeful in finding it also featured in the tiny list released today via the bigtime Twitter and AlphonsoLabs blog announcements. Take a peek at the blog post right over [here], have a look at the Twitter post at @PulsePad, then add Android Community to your big list on Pulse on any one of the many devices it can be hosted on. Android phones, Android tablets (including the XOOM, on which it looks fantastic,) iDevices including the iPad and the iPad 2 (on which Pulse again, looks fantastic.)

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iPad 2 vs Motorola XOOM

iPad 2 vs Motorola XOOM

Behold the new fistfight. While we have had many a competition between tablets of Android and the iPad original, this is 2011's real brawl. We're talking the official Google approved Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet vs Apple's hero product, the second generation in what's quickly become a game-changing device in the whole world of consumer electronics. Who will emerge victorious?

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Android Honeycomb Review

Android Honeycomb Review

Google doesn't mince its words: the search giant told us that smartphone versions of Android weren't ready for tablets, and that we should wait for its slate-specific build, and boy have they delivered. Android 3.0 Honeycomb marks a significant shift from the Android 2.x we're familiar with on handsets, with a refreshed UI and functionality to make the most of tablets' expansive touchscreens. It debuts on the Motorola XOOM but we're already expecting it on the imminent Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and LG G-Slate; check out the full Android 3.0 Honeycomb review after the cut.

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Motorola XOOM Review

Motorola XOOM Review

Motorola's big launch of CES 2011 and the first Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet on the market, the Motorola XOOM has a lot to live up to. In its haste to reach Verizon shelves, the XOOM could seem a little half-baked; it doesn't get Flash Player support for another few weeks, and won't have 4G until an update sometime in Q2. Still, as the iPad has shown, there are undoubtedly benefits to being first out of the gate, and there's undoubtedly plenty on offer. Can the XOOM bypass pricing skepticism? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: February 23 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: February 23 2011

First let us tell you of three rather important points from the Android Community side of the world today - first, the Nexus S and Nexus One Gingerbread 2.3.3 updates are going out OTA right this moment, then, take a peek at two bootloader points: Motorola XOOM Has Bootloader That’s Both Unlockable and Relockable and Atrix bootloader gets totally locked down. Awesome and harsh! Then have a look at some of the biggest fattest news you'll ever want to hear at a time like this as far as Apple goes: New MacBook Pro specs leak, plus Apple Thunderbolt Light Peak branding, hooray! Grab yourself the first big update to Windows 7 since its launch, and have another look at Intel Light Peak [Event This Thursday Fuels MacBook Pro Rumors].

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