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Toshiba readying Windows 7, Chrome OS and Android tablets for CES 2011?

Toshiba readying Windows 7, Chrome OS and Android tablets for CES 2011?

It's a morning of tablets today, with Motorola's Android slate getting flaunted, iPad 2 production being teased, and now Toshiba's latest tablet ambitions leaked. According to DigiTimes, Toshiba is readying three new tablets for CES 2011, individually running Windows 7, Chrome OS and Android. Meanwhile Toshiba is also tipped to have 7-inch tablets in the works, though these are supposedly being managed by the company's smartphone department.

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Chrome Event Announced by Google Team for Publishers [UPDATE]

Chrome Event Announced by Google Team for Publishers [UPDATE]

Joy of all joys! An invite! This invite was sent out today to publishers asking them to attend a special event held by and about Google Chrome. This event invite lets us in on some super secrets already, such as it's location at Dogpatch Studios in San Francisco, the fact that there'll be breakfast there, yum! And that there'll be a DEMO portion of the event. Could this mean what I think it means?

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Google “Mario” and “Andretti” Chrome OS netbooks in internal speed testing?

Google “Mario” and “Andretti” Chrome OS netbooks in internal speed testing?

Google is tipped to be "dogfooding" two own-brand Chrome OS netbooks, internally codenamed "Andretti" and "Mario", with frequent mentions of the two computer types showing up in bug reports online. The models appear to be named after IndyCar driver Mario Andretti, known for being a particularly fast driver, and would suggest that Google is prioritizing netbook performance with its first self-branded models.

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Google Chrome OS netbooks delayed, but beta software release on track?

Google Chrome OS netbooks delayed, but beta software release on track?

Google Chrome OS is unlikely to make a significant launch on physical netbook hardware before the end of 2010, missing the search giant's previously stated release window, though a beta release is still expected sometime in December 2010. CEO Eric Schmidt confirmed that Chrome OS netbooks won't be on sale for the "next few months"; however, the company also insists that it is on track for a release of some sort this year, though they are "not going into details at this point."

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Lenovo: LePad US launch in 2011; $15m app investment fund founded

Lenovo: LePad US launch in 2011; $15m app investment fund founded

Lenovo is talking tablets again, with Chief Executive Yang Yuanqing reconfirming the company's plans to launch the LePad in the US sometime in 2011, alongside its Chinese launch. Last month, CEO Rory Read said Lenovo would hold off from launching an Android-powered slate until Honeycomb, Google's tablet-centric version of the open-source OS; Froyo (and, presumably, the imminent Android 2.3 Gingerbread) were not "the right base to have a fully functioning pad" Read suggested. Now the company has taken software into its own hands, kicking off a significant tablet app investment program.

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Google Sponsoring In-Flight WiFi This Holiday Season

Google Sponsoring In-Flight WiFi This Holiday Season

Today, Google announced that they would be sponsoring more WiFi hotspots this holiday season. Following in the steps of their endeavor last year, which saw WiFi support for free in airport terminals across the country, Google sees fit to expand the service. They're now going to sponsor free in-flight WiFi, but only for the holiday season.

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Shhh! Chrome OS Releases in November!

Shhh! Chrome OS Releases in November!

Don't tell anyone! Component makers are whispering that the fabled Google Chrome OS will ship in November - THIS November. That's THIS MONTH. Acer made promises that Chrome OS devices would be released this fall, while Digitimes reports the launch of the OS to be this month, with Google supposedly planning the launch its own brand Chrome notebook along the lines of Nexus One.

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Soon We’ll Tell You if Facebook is Making an Android Phone

Soon We’ll Tell You if Facebook is Making an Android Phone

Or at least, we'll tell you whatever they're about to tell us, and it appears more than likely that it'll have something to do with phones, contact lists, and a mysterious connection to Firefox, iPhone, Google Chrome OS, and two of the most rock and roll developers in the world: Joe Hewitt and Matthew Papakipos. We'll be at a special Mobile Event at Facebook HQ on November 3rd and we'll be able to tell you all about it. Until then, speculation below!

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Microsoft pressuring Acer & ASUS with royalty fees to stem Android netbooks & tablets? [Updated]

Microsoft pressuring Acer & ASUS with royalty fees to stem Android netbooks & tablets? [Updated]

Microsoft is apparently planning on using royalty fees on smartphone technologies in an attempt to persuade Acer, ASUS and other netbook manufacturers to stick with Windows and bypass Android and Google Chrome OS on netbooks and tablets, according to sources in Taipei.  DigiTimes claims that  Microsoft is threatening to charge manufacturers for using its patented tech - including email and multimedia systems - as with their agreement with HTC, with fees amounting to around $10-15 per handset.

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