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Huawei MediaPad heading to AT&T on February 3

Huawei MediaPad heading to AT&T on February 3

Huawei announced today that its 7-inch MediaPad tablet will be heading to AT&T. The tablet, which is already on T-Mobile as the Springboard, will be available for AT&T's 4G HSPA+ network starting tomorrow, February 3. However, it will only be offered to enterprise users and the price will vary depending on your business account.

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Tablets: an Android 2011 Retrospective

Tablets: an Android 2011 Retrospective

When the year 2011 is looked back upon by the Google historians, they'll mark it as the first time they officially made an effort to bring the Android platform to devices with displays larger than handheld smartphones - what we saw, as a result, was everything from the XOOM to the ASUS Transformer Prime. The folks at Google created a version of their mobile operating system Android titled Honeycomb and numbered version 3.0. This operating system began its life in the wild on the Motorola XOOM, a 10.1-inch tablet that by the end of the year would be replaced by the XYBOARD, a tablet which physically in weight and thickness to the iPad 2 - the dominant force in the tablet space throughout the vast majority of this past year.

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Motorola DROID XYBOARD 8.2 Review

Motorola DROID XYBOARD 8.2 Review

This week we've seen two Motorola tablets, both of them with essentially the same name DROID XYBOARD, this the smaller of the two at 8.2-inches in screen size. While the 10.1-inch display sized iteration costs a bit more and does afford you a bit more screen real-estate, what you're about to see is an account that'll let you know how little you're missing when you go with the slightly more convenient sized 8.2. That and we've got a couple of accessories to peek at as well. Also note that if you're looking for the 10.1-inch version, you've only to check out the timeline after the second paragraph to head on down the rabbit hole.

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Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 and XYBOARD 8.2 hands-on

Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 and XYBOARD 8.2 hands-on

Motorola's first-gen XOOM launched with plenty of promise at the beginning of the year, but Honeycomb - and some expensive data plans from Verizon - left the Android alternative to the iPad looking less than appealing. Now Motorola's second attempt at the segment, the XYBOARD 10.1 and XYBOARD 8.2, have arrived, fresh to the SlashGear test bench with new angular styling, faster processors and some special features that might at least give new tablet shoppers an idea what exactly to use big-screen slates for. Read on for our first impressions.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 gets second Android 3.2 update

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 gets second Android 3.2 update

Samsung is taking another stab at rolling out the Android 3.2 Honeycomb update for the WiFi-only version of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. The device had received an update early last week, which brought a host of problems for users and was quickly pulled. Hopefully this time around, the update should go smoothly and it's set to roll out over-the-air starting today.

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Netflix Android app now supports Honeycomb

Netflix Android app now supports Honeycomb

The Netflix app for Android has finally updated with official support for Honeycomb tablets. Users have been able to access Netflix on Android tablets via work-arounds for some time now, but today's version 1.5 update adds official support and extends video streaming to Canada and Latin America.

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Huawei MediaPad arriving October in Malaysia, by year-end in US and China

Huawei MediaPad arriving October in Malaysia, by year-end in US and China

Huawei finally revealed pricing and dates for its MediaPad tablet. The 7-inch slate will be arriving first in Malaysia sometime in October and will head to the US, China, Hong Kong, and Thailand before the end of the year. The device was announced back in June and was originally thought to launch in August.

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Sony Tablet S Review

Sony Tablet S Review

It's been some time since Sony had a tablet on the market. Times have changed since the VAIO UX's day, though, and where once tablets were niche devices, now they're making headway into our living rooms. The Sony Tablet S is the first model of the company's new strategy, packing Android Honeycomb into a hardware design that's a little more interesting than many rivals have managed. Late to the game against the iPad, though, has the Tablet S' tardiness undermined its potential? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Firefox to finally hit Android Honeycomb tablets

Firefox to finally hit Android Honeycomb tablets

Mozilla is finally going to launch its popular Firefox web browser on the Android Honeycomb platform. Although Firefox has been available to Android, it has thus far only supported phones and not tablets. This new Firefox for Honeycomb will be an evolution of the phone version with added features that take advantage of the larger screen size.

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Fujitsu Arrows Android 3.2 tablet boasts dual-core, LTE and water resistance

Fujitsu Arrows Android 3.2 tablet boasts dual-core, LTE and water resistance

Fujitsu is getting ready to release a new Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet that will not only boast some nice internal specs but will also be designed to protect its innards from unexpected rain showers or an occasional swim in the lake. Dubbed the Arrows Tab F-01D, the tablet comes in a unique waterproof housing.

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Android Ice Cream Sandwich Devices To Arrive In October?

Android Ice Cream Sandwich Devices To Arrive In October?

A new rumor is spreading today that we could be seeing devices with Google's next-gen Android platform, called Ice Cream Sandwich, launching as early as October. Since Apple's iPhone 5 is expected to arrive sometime in September or October, it's believed that Google will rush the new platform to counter the major Apple development.

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ASUS Eee Pad Slider Shows Up In August Catalog

ASUS Eee Pad Slider Shows Up In August Catalog

The ASUS Eee Pad Slider will be the first of its kind with an innovative slide-and-tilt keyboard to spice up the common tablet form factor---now if only it would show up already. It's been delayed from summer to fall and now signs of its imminent release are finally cropping up. The device has just been spotted in the August catalog for Portuguese electronics retailer Phone House.

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