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Ten Android apps for your new smartphone or tablet: Christmas 2011

Ten Android apps for your new smartphone or tablet: Christmas 2011

So it's Christmas day (or something similar here at the tail end of 2011) and you've just received a fine Android tablet or smartphone to get you started on your way to smart device heaven: what do you do? You first take a look at the apps you've already got, realize there's not just one whole heck of a lot of fun stuff there, then head to the Android Market. Your device likely has a little white bag icon with an Android head on it in green titled "Market" - this is where you want to go to get the goods. In this post you'll find a find handfull of apps I suggest to you to pick up immediately.

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Sony Tablet S, Tablet P getting Android 4.0 update

Sony Tablet S, Tablet P getting Android 4.0 update

Sony recently posted some good news for Tablet S and Tablet P owners, confirming that the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update will indeed be rolling out to both devices. The news was posted in Sony UK's community forums, but the company hasn't confirmed yet when this update will arrive.

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ASUS expects to ship 3-6 million tablets in 2012

ASUS expects to ship 3-6 million tablets in 2012

Despite reported WiFi signal problems with the ASUS Transformer Prime tablet, ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih is optimistic about his company's tablet shipments for next year. He expects that ASUS will ship three to six million tablets in 2012, a major boost up from the estimated 1.8 million units in 2011.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 visits the FCC with Verizon LTE support

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 visits the FCC with Verizon LTE support

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 has just passed through the FCC, but this time around it's packing support for Verizon's 4G LTE network. We first saw the device back at IFA 2011, where it was yanked from the show due to Apple's legal claims. Despite being missing since, it has recently re-emerged and hopefully goes on sale soon.

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Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 Review

Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 Review

When it comes to tablet warfare, Motorola seemed to get out in the open with a weapon of mass excellence with the XOOM pretty early, it being the first to run Android 3.0 Honeycomb, the first Android made specifically for the tablet form factor - now they've come back with the XOOM 2 aka the DROID XYBOARD and we're not so sure it's the same ground-breaking situation. What we've got here instead is certainly a solid package, this XYBOARD 10.1 making some improvements over the original XOOM, especially in form if you were one of the many people who said the XOOM was a hunk of metal with no style, (note: I was not one of those people, I still think the XOOM looks pretty awesome for the workhorse that it is,) and with LTE right out of the box, the XYBOARD provides the promise that the original XOOM took much MUCH to long to deliver on: 4G LTE connectivity. But is it enough for Motorola enthusiasts to want to upgrade from their first 10.1-inch love?

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Barnes & Noble Q2 earnings reveal Nook Tablet as its fastest selling device

Barnes & Noble Q2 earnings reveal Nook Tablet as its fastest selling device

Barnes & Noble issued its fiscal Q2 2012 earnings report today, revealing its Nook line of products to be a $220 million business, while its latest Nook Tablet has become the company's fastest selling device to date. However, even with the success of its Nook sales, the company overall faced a net loss of $6.6 million this past quarter.

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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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Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet with AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon bands hits the FCC

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet with AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon bands hits the FCC

Lenovo's ThinkPad Tablet has made its way to the FCC again, but this time around it's packing cellular bands that will support almost all major US carriers, including AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon. Although the already launched WiFi-only version of the tablet hasn't been making waves, it does offer many unique features designed for business users.

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Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus visits FCC with AT&T’s HSPA+

Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus visits FCC with AT&T’s HSPA+

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus has surfaced at the FCC today with HSPA+ bands in tow that suggest it may soon be heading to AT&T. The WiFi-only version of the slick 7-inch tablet has already begun shipping here in the US from major retailers such as Best Buy and Amazon starting at $399. But if having a cellular connection for your Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus is important, you likely won't have to wait long.

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Samsung sells Galaxy Tab 10.1N in Germany as workaround to Apple’s design ban

Samsung sells Galaxy Tab 10.1N in Germany as workaround to Apple’s design ban

Samsung has begun selling a tweaked version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany, where the tablet has been banned following Apple's legal victory to block the slate for design patent copy-catting issues. The new tablet is called the Galaxy Tab 10.1N and features a modified exterior that is designed around what Apple can seek to block.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 with AT&T’s 4G LTE arriving November 20, free phone in tow

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 with AT&T’s 4G LTE arriving November 20, free phone in tow

Despite a still nascent 4G LTE network, AT&T is already gearing up to receive a 4G LTE version of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 8.9 tablet. The carrier made the announcement today that the slate will be arriving in stores and online starting November 20. It will be AT&T's second 4G LTE-equipped tablet following the HTC Jetstream.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus ships early on Amazon

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus ships early on Amazon

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus crept onto Amazon last month for pre-orders followed by an official announcement for US availability. The revamped 7-inch Samsung tablet was scheduled to ship starting November 13, but it looks like Amazon's shipping early with the 16GB model listed as in-stock and ready to ship today.

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