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[News] Android/Linux Comes in More Phone Models, Tablets Too

  • Subject: [News] Android/Linux Comes in More Phone Models, Tablets Too
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2010 23:32 +0100
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REPORT: HTC adding 1080p recording to its 2011 phones, also planning Android tablet

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| According to a report on a site identifying 
| itself as Phone Report, HTC's South African 
| MD Quinton Leigh came out with a huge 
| shopping list of next-gen features the 
| smartphone giant is planning to add to its 
| forthcoming models.


Orange To Launch Android Handset Boston

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| The Boston is expected to ship with 
| Google's Android 1.6 operating system on 
| board, which might not sound that great, 
| though it seems that software updates are 
| set to arrive after launch. I can't wait to 
| hear more about this phone, it looks very 
| attractive.


Why Verizonâs Skype client forces Android Wi-Fi shutdown

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| Verizon Wireless users with Android-based 
| devices â most notably the popular Motorola 
| Droid â are not able to run the new Skype 
| Mobile client with the phoneâs Wi-Fi radio 
| turned on. The consequence: Users can 
| either turn Wi-Fi on the device off 
| completely, forcing all data services to 
| run over the Verizon 3G network, or leave 
| Wi-Fi on and be unable to use Skype Mobile 
| to make calls or even have it running in 
| the background, the major of appeal of the 
| app in the first place.


Android/HTC Desire Question

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| I've read it's down to something to do with 
| android being Linux based, with application 
| piracy also to blame. This aint the case 
| for the HTC devices running windows mobile 
| as they can save to external memory cards.



Google's open-source Flash-supporting tablet
to take on Apple's iPad

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| The company will apparently be working in
| âstealth modeâ while experimenting with
| content publishers and the device.


Reflective color displays are tablet-ready

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| Pixel Qi says its first product, a 10.1-
| inch for netbooks and similar devices, is
| now available to manufacturers. The
| technology will appear in the Notion Ink's
| Android-based Adam tablet, and is rumored
| to be a part of OLPC's Linux-ready ,
| third-generation XO-3 design. In addition,
| a blog entry last month by Jepsen stated
| that kits will be available during the
| second quarter allowing users to install
| Pixel Qi screens in their existing laptops
| in "a five minute operation."


Apple iPad, Google Android to Grab 75% of Tablet Market in 2010

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| Dell's Android 2.0-based Mini 5 tablet is
| expected in the U.S. this year, while
| several Android models will feature
| Nvidia's delayed Tegra chipset, including
| the Adam from Notion Ink. ViewSonic offers
| the VTablet 101.


My week with an iPad

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| For instance, I opened an SSH session to a
| Linux server with iSSH to check on some
| things, then received a colleague's IM,
| served up via push notifications. This
| required me to quit iSSH to return the IM,
| then go through the reconnection process to
| get back to where I was. The same thing
| happened with RDP sessions -- not cool at
| all. Apple's April 8 iPhone OS 4 event
| showed off multitasking features in the new
| OS version, but I'm going to reserve
| judgement until I can see it myself.
| Also, several high-profile iPad apps are
| simply buggy and slow. One of the apps
| touted at the iPad announcement was MLB at
| Bat 2010. It was visually impressive and
| offered features, such as pitch
| trajectories, not found in the original
| iPhone app. Being a baseball fan, I bought
| it for $14.99 on the first day I had the
| iPad. Since then I've found it lacking in
| many areas. It's slow, it consistently
| fails to update game information, it
| crashed several times, and the video
| quality lacks luster. Oh, and there's no
| sign of that pitch trajectory feature
| demoed at the announcement.


Neofonie launches the WePad tablet at a German press event

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| Honestly, at this point I didnât feel like
| there was much I didnât already know about
| the WePad, the German iPad competitor with
| a kind of almost clever name. We already
| knew it would have an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768
| multitouch display and 1.66GHz Intel Atom
| N450 CPU and run a custom version of Linux
| with a touch-friendly interface. And we
| knew it was based on a Taiwanese design.


Dual-Screen HTC Tablet in the Works?

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| Looks like HTC has just filed a patent for
| a device that would feature dual
| touchscreens in a clamshell design. Many
| are comparing the device to the Microsoft
| Courier, a similarly dual-screened device,
| but the Courier would be lacking one key
| element that is sure to make its way on to
| this interesting HTC design: Android.


Ipad sales fall short of estimates


Could Copyright Hold Back iPad Sales In Canada And Elsewhere?

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| As it's become clear that the iPad is more
| of a "content delivery vehicle" than an
| interactive device (and there's nothing
| wrong with that), people are quickly
| discovering how regional licensing issues
| and copyright may hold the device back in
| some areas.


iPad security broken in less than 24 hours

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| Apple's iPad has already been jailbroken,
| using a variation of the iPhone method and
| demonstrating just how much the two devices
| have in common.
| The hack was completed in less than 24
| hours. In theory it enables the owner to
| install everything from Wi-Fi scanners to
| pornography - applications Apple
| disapproves of - though for the moment it
| just allows a remote terminal connection.

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