Gaikai, an OnLive competitor in the cloud gaming space, has announced that it is partnering with WikiPad to make the world's first gaming tablet. We've seen the WikiPad back at CES as a concept Android tablet designed to work with a hardware attachment for full ergonomic gaming controls on the go. It seemed like vaporware at the time, but now with a partnership with Gaikai, the gaming tablet may actually materialize.
ASUS has released an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the original Eee Pad Transformer. The Taiwanese company announced the update today, posting the release notes to its blog. The update will bring the firmware version to 126.96.36.199 and will start rolling out to users today.
Toshiba has unveiled a new prototype tablet, the AT330, at Toshiba World 2012 in Germany and it's a huge 13.3-inch slate sporting the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Beyond the massive screen size, the AT330 also features a Tegra 3 quad-core processor and a TV tuner that includes a pull-out antennae. The folks at Techfokus spent some hands-on time with the tablet, the video of which is posted below.
Toshiba has announced that its Excite 10 LE tablet, formerly called the Excite X10, will be arriving in stores March 6, coincidentally just one day ahead of the iPad 3 event. Perhaps due to the extreme bulkiness of the Toshiba Thrive, the company has taken a 180 with the Excite 10 LE, designing it to be the world's thinnest and lightest tablet. Toshiba had originally said the tablet would launch sometime in February, but perhaps waited for more iPad 3 speculation to be confirmed.
Sony has announced the arrival date for its unusual dual-screen Tablet P, a small Android tablet with a clamshell form factor first unveiled in the fall of last year. We played around with the tablet back in August and have known that it would be heading to AT&T with 4G HSPA+ connectivity, but have heard little about the tablet since except for its UK launch. And now, Sony's finally ready to bring it over to the states, starting March 4.
The game that's still got iOS fans having heart attacks over how awesome it is, Temple Run, was originally scheduled to be dropped for Android today, but its developers have let us know that a bit of postponing is in order. Though we and the developers at Image Studios are hoping to get in on the game for a full release by the end of the month, it's likely not going to happen this week. Those of you on the iPhone version of this game can continue swinging in glee as your Android compatriots wait for some awesome temple running pleasure for just a few more days or weeks or forever more.
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.
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.