The Daily Slash : July 27, 2011

Today's edition of the Daily Slash is strewn with rumors and speculation about none other than the fastest selling Android device of all time, that being the Samsung Galaxy S II. I say speculation and rumors because this device is not yet released in the USA, and once it does get here, it could be in basically any shape or form, so watch out! We've also of course got reviews of the brand new MacBook Air as well as Mac OS X Lion, not to mention the brand new Toshiba Thrive, the Motorola XPRT, and yes, we do have several giveaways going on this week, all of them for tablets.

First let's get into this contest business. We've got the Tabletpalooza contest coming to a close at the end of this month, therefor our last two tablets are up for grabs, one on Android Community, the other here on SlashGear, and that's an Acer Iconia Tab A500 and a Galaxy Tab 10.1, both of them fabulous, both of them free. Then we've got a cool couple of tablets from down Archos way: one Archos 70 Internet Tablet and one Archos 101 Internet Tablet. Win one! Finally, it's time to hook you up with the king of HTCs, that being the Sensation as carried by Three in the UK – open to UK residents only, here's a giveaway you won't want to miss!

Next I encourage you to take a look at Rue's weekly roundup for July 24th. This is a weekly event, of course, and I encourage you to take a look at this video each week!

As for reviews, there's a handful of fantastic looks at computing and mobile that you've just got to view, starting with Apple's new MacBook Air 13-inch core i5 notebook and Mac OS X Lion, both of them being monsters in their own special way. Then there's the Toshiba Thrive which we've got a double dose of: one review by Rue and one review by yours truly. Then we've got a review of the new Motorola XPRT and the Motorola TRIUMPH just incase you missed it from last week.

On that note, I need you to take a look at the newest project we've got for all your device specification needs. It's our Android Phone, Tablet, and Devices Database on Android Community. It looks utterly slick and has all the info you need to keep up! Check it out at and don't forget to hit up the individual portals like – dual core energy!

A few news bits are next, starting with the Samsung Galaxy R, a lower-tier Galaxy S II, HTC Sensation getting ClockworkMod, the brand newest version of the Android Market, version 3.0.27, available for download with a trick, Gingerbread coming to the T-Mobile LG G2X, and HTC bypassing Apple patent ire for their 2012 Android range. Apple has had a couple of really interesting plausible future projects in the works: Assistan Voice Control, a lovely flat, Keyless Keyboard, and of course, face detection API added to iOS 5.

A few columns coming your way as well:

Philip Berne presents Climbing the Mount Everest of Twitter

Don Reisinger busts a cap with Let's Face It: Microsoft innovation makes Apple look bad in the Living Room

and again Philip Berne writes Revisiting my Anti-Tech Resolutions