Android 3.0

LCD Density hack brings Gingerbread interface to Honeycomb tablets

LCD Density hack brings Gingerbread interface to Honeycomb tablets

The tablet market is very hot today with lots of offerings coming to market. The iPad may be the leader in the tablet market, but there are a lot more Android offerings out there than Apple can match. The cool thing about the Android offerings is that the tablets are easy to hack to put your own custom touches on to suit your style and needs. A new hack for Android tablets has surfaced that is easy and very cool if you have root access on your device.

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First Samsung Galaxy S II custom ROM arrives

First Samsung Galaxy S II custom ROM arrives

If you are one of the users who has already picked up the sweet Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone or one of its variants with other carriers, you will like this. Lots of Android users take their smartphone and add custom ROMs to get new features right away. A new custom ROM application has landed called VillainROM for the Samsung Galaxy S II. The app is in version 1.0 and the developer warns that the software is use at your own risk.

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Acer Iconia Tab A100 and A101 up for pre-order in UK, ships May 14

Acer Iconia Tab A100 and A101 up for pre-order in UK, ships May 14

Back in April the Acer Iconia Tab A100 hit Amazon UK for pre-order with a ship date pegged by the pre-order page as April 20. April 20 came and went with apparently no launch of the tablets. The Acer Iconia A100 and its twin the A101 are now both on pre-order again at Amazon in the UK with a different launch date. Whether this launch date sticks remains to be seen. According to the ad, the new launch date is only nine days away.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: April 6th, 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: April 6th, 2011

Welcome to the SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up with your host, Chris Burns! I think I'll take over the Daily Show someday. It'll be horrible! Before that happens, let's talk about everything that's happened before we woke up here in the West. Let us begin with a big fat review written by yours truly that was actually published last night, but perhaps beyond a lot of people's bedtimes: T-Mobile Nokia C7 Astound - it's the same as the rest of the world, but different. Then hit the advice books with Chris Davies as he admits: "for a gadget reviewer, I'm rubbish at advice."

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Google Keeping Android 3.0 Honeycomb Closed For Now

Google Keeping Android 3.0 Honeycomb Closed For Now

Google has decided not to release the source code for Honeycomb to outside developers anytime in the near future. Honeycomb was developed from the ground up specifically for tablets and Google isn’t quite ready to let developers besides big manufacturers like Samsung, LG, HTC, and Motorola to play around with it yet.

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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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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 to launch Xoom in Europe in Q2

Motorola to launch Xoom in Europe in Q2

We have been excited about the hardware inside the Xoom tablet from Motorola and the fact that it will be one of the first Android 3.0 tablets to hit the market. We are far from excited about the prices that have turned up with the Xoom showing an $800 MSRP at Best Buy. Europeans wanting to get their hands on the Xoom will be able to do so before you know it.

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