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Samsung’s TouchWiz for Galaxy Tab 10.1 update goes live

Samsung’s TouchWiz for Galaxy Tab 10.1 update goes live

The TouchWiz update for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has gone live, being pushed out OTA to the 10-inch slate this morning just as the company promised. Previewed in an NYC event earlier this week, the new software adds the custom TouchWiz UI Samsung has developed for tablets (and which you can see in video form after the cut) along with various enterprise-centric features, some new apps and the addition of Swype.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 TouchWiz update due OTA on August 5

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 TouchWiz update due OTA on August 5

Samsung has detailed the update process for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi-only slate, which as of Friday August 5 will bring the TouchWiz UI, Flash Player 10.3 and Samsung's latest Media Hub to the Honeycomb tablet. TouchWiz consists of multiple Live Panels with widgets laid out like magazines, offering easy access to news, weather, social networking and multimedia. There's also a new "Mini Mode Tray" with easy shortcuts for the Task Manager, Calendar, World Clock, Pen Memo, Calculator and Music apps.

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ASUS Eee Pad MeMO 3D delayed until 2012 and facing axe

ASUS Eee Pad MeMO 3D delayed until 2012 and facing axe

Bad news if you were holding out for ASUS' 7-inch Eee Pad MeMO 3D tablet, with word that the glasses-free 3D slate has been delayed until 2012 at the earliest and may not, in fact, launch at all. An ASUS Netherlands spokesperson told TabletsMagazine that the MeMO 3D had been further delayed beyond the most recent September/October launch estimate, and that its future now hung in the balance.

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Fusion Garage “Grid10” JooJoo 2 tablet clears FCC with AT&T 3G

Fusion Garage “Grid10” JooJoo 2 tablet clears FCC with AT&T 3G

What looks to be Fusion Garage's JooJoo 2 has been caught clearing the FCC, the company's second attempt at the fast-growing tablet segment. Details on the currently unnamed tablet are scant, thanks to a confidentiality agreement that lifts at the end of November, though the test report does confirm the device to be a "smart mobile tablet PC" with dualband WCDMA/HSDPA, WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR.

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Toshiba promises Thrive fix to wake somnolent slate

Toshiba promises Thrive fix to wake somnolent slate

The troublesome sleep issue affecting some owners of Toshiba's Thrive Android tablet should be addressed by early next week, the company has said, promising a new firmware update to fix the problem. According to Toshiba, the new software will be released via the on-device Service Station utility, and will mean owners no longer have to reset their slate in order to get it powered up and functional again.

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HTC Puccini Tablet Press Images Leaked

HTC Puccini Tablet Press Images Leaked

It appears that HTC's newest effort in the Android business has been revealed in real live photo form. That or there's a rather talented mock-up artist amongst us creating a masterpiece when they should be working for HTC. This tablet takes a step away from their previous tablet, the HTC Flyer, in that it's not White (though it's HTC EVO View brother certainly isn't either), and that it's got one solid piece covering the entirety of its back instead of the EVO-ish three piece situation. This tablet will almost certainly be released before the dropping of Androids 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich this fall, and will therefor be running something along the lines of Android 3.1 or 3.2 Honeycomb upon release.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 LTE Launch Date July 28

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 LTE Launch Date July 28

Verizon's version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, aka their 4G LTE model, has been confirmed for July the 28th, aka two days from the day this post is posted. This is not the first time this tablet has been released into the wild, as a Wi-Fi edition, but it is the first time it's been connected to a carrier, and certainly the first time it's been on Verizon. Your humble narrator has had the honor of checking out both the standard edition (see review on Android Community for this) and the Google I/O Limited Edition of this device already - can't wait for those sweet LTE speeds!

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iPad stays top tablet: Faces growing Android challenge as Amazon circles

iPad stays top tablet: Faces growing Android challenge as Amazon circles

Apple's iPad continues to dominate the tablet market, with global shipments up to 9.3m units according to the latest figures, though its percentage marketshare has declined by over 33-percent thanks to increasing competition from consumer-centric rivals. 61.3-percent of tablets sold worldwide run iOS, analysts Strategy Analytics calculate, with Android taking the lion's share of what remains, at 30.1-percent.

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Lenovo IdeaPad K1 and ThinkPad Tablets official, plus IdeaPad P1

Lenovo IdeaPad K1 and ThinkPad Tablets official, plus IdeaPad P1

Lenovo has officially announced a trio of slates, including the IdeaPad Tablet K1 and ThinkPad Tablet we saw leaked in press shots earlier, as well as the IdeaPad P1. The K1 and ThinkPad Tablets each run Android 3.1 Honeycomb on NVIDIA's dual-core Tegra 2 processor, and are the first slates to be Netflix-certified; meanwhile, the IdeaPad P1 runs Windows 7 on a 1.5GHz Intel Atom processor.

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