Tegra 2

Iconia Tab A100 Unboxing and hands-on [video]

Iconia Tab A100 Unboxing and hands-on [video]

The 7-inch form factor may have opened up the Android tablet market, with Samsung's Galaxy Tab paving the way even before Google believed the platform was ready for slates, but since then all has been quiet on the tweener front. Honeycomb's unsuitability for medium-sized screens left several companies with their tablets on the back-burner; those that did launch, like HTC with the Flyer, stuck to smartphone versions of Android rather than risk poor compatibility. Now, bringing Android 3.2 Honeycomb to market comes the Acer Iconia Tab A100, a 7-inch dual-core model promising the performance of its bigger siblings but the pocket-friendliness of a filofax.

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Acer Iconia Tab A100 on sale now

Acer Iconia Tab A100 on sale now

Acer's Iconia Tab A100 has finally gone on sale in the US, making it the first Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet with a 7-inch screen to hit shelves. Priced from $329.99, the A100 runs on NVIDIA's dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2 processor and has a 1024 x 600 16:10 touchscreen, 5-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and an LED flash, and a front-facing 2-megapixel camera for video calls. There's also WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and MicroHDMI.

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Samsung Galaxy R gets Hands-On Treatment from NVIDIA

Samsung Galaxy R gets Hands-On Treatment from NVIDIA

The handset part of the NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor-toting Android family is expanding, this newest member making the total five with a whole slew of tablets already out there in the wilderness as well. We've gotten to review each and every one of these devices: Motorola ATRIX 4G, Motorola DROID X2, Motorola PHOTON 4G, T-Mobile G2X by LG, and now the Samsung Galaxy R, each of them rolling out with the NVIDIA Tegra 2 Super Chip, that being a dual-core processor with access to the NVIDIA Tegra Zone, mobile apps which work ONLY with Tegra-enhanced devices. With its 4.19-inch WVGA Super Clear LCD touhscreen, Gingerbread Android operating system, and 5 megapixel camera on the back, this device is shaping up to be the herald of the Galaxy S II, will it stick around for the party?

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SlashGear Acer Iconia A500 Tabletpalooza Giveaway Winner Announced!

SlashGear Acer Iconia A500 Tabletpalooza Giveaway Winner Announced!

The time has finally come for us to announce our SlashGear Tabletpalooza Giveaway winners! In case you've somehow missed it we had five amazing NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core Android Honeycomb tablets to giveaway to a few lucky readers over the past few weeks thanks to NVIDIA. For full details on the 3rd and final week of our first annual Tabletpalooza Giveaway be sure to read about it here.

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Samsung TouchWiz UX Review with Galaxy Tab 10.1

Samsung TouchWiz UX Review with Galaxy Tab 10.1

Welcome to our look at Samsung's newest work with Android, this being made specifically for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and called Samsung TouchWiz UX. What TouchWiz amounts to is a custom user interface that sits on top of and beside Android 3.1 Honeycomb, working to improve the way you work with Android and your tablet in general as well as opening your pathway to Samsung's new movie collection interface and ability to work with Mini Apps on top of your everyday full-screen apps and home screens. The big question many users are having at the moment is: "should I update?" and we aim to answer that question here.

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2011 The Year of NVIDIA dominating Android Superphones and tablets

2011 The Year of NVIDIA dominating Android Superphones and tablets

The year 2011 has been a time of many advancements for Android, not least of all in the land of processors. In the United States, the Motorola ATRIX 4G was the first dual-core Android handset to hit the shelves, while the first dual-core tablet was the Motorola XOOM. Besides both of these devices being Motorola, what's do they both have in common? They've both got the power of the NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor inside. From the very start of this dual-core revolution here in the USA, NVIDIA has been dominating the market.

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NVIDIA Kal-El Quad-Core Chipset Launch Dates Debated

NVIDIA Kal-El Quad-Core Chipset Launch Dates Debated

SoC manufacturer NVIDIA announced back in February that they'd be releasing their next-level chipset somewhere inside the year 2011. This quad-core processor was and still is code named Project Kal-El and promises to take the power of their current dual-core chipset Tegra 2 and x5 the power. What's being debated today is the release date of said project on tablets and handsets, it being inside Q3 2011, that being September 30th, inside August, or some third date - all of this being through third-party sources.

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Eee Pad Transformer 2 in October as ASUS ramps up supply chain?

Eee Pad Transformer 2 in October as ASUS ramps up supply chain?

ASUS' successor to the Eee Pad Transformer is due in October, according to the latest leaks from the Taipei supply chain, with the company keen to commercialize on the success of the first-gen Honeycomb tablet. To avoid the manufacturing shortages that saw production unable to keep up with demand first time around, DigiTimes reports, ASUS has contracted two touchscreen suppliers rather than the original one.

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Motorola PHOTON 4G Review

Motorola PHOTON 4G Review

You have to be a pretty special device to get all the features the PHOTON 4G has yet still come with a kickstand. You'll see what I mean as we go over everything this device offers. From being a powerful dual-core phone to all the accessories, this one is aiming right for the Atrix. The Motorola PHOTON 4G was announced back in June and we were live in NYC for some hands-on time while it was on display. Today is the full deal though, review and all so see below for all the details.

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