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Tag: Android

Sony Xperia Z: Let the Phablet Wars Begin!

Sony Xperia Z: Let the Phablet Wars Begin!
While the perfect smartphone size hasn’t yet been nailed down, manufacturers are happy to offer larger phablets or tabphones to consumers, who seem to be lapping them up because of the desire for a convergence device – one that can serve as a phone and a tablet at the same time.

Dell Project Ophelia PC on a USB Stick: Any OS, Anywhere

Dell Project Ophelia PC on a USB Stick: Any OS, Anywhere
Dell Wyse – the cloud computing company acquired by Dell in May 2012 – may soon be entering its bet on the emerging PC on a stick genre. While the previous examples of these flash drive computers we’ve seen use Android as their primary operating system, Dell’s product will also run on Android, but will give customers the freedom to choose from different OSes to actually use.

Acer Iconia B1-A71, The $150 Tablet

Acer Iconia B1-A71, The $150 Tablet
Don’t get me wrong, I love my iPad, but it is quite an expensive device. The iPad Mini isn’t that much cheaper, at about $150 less for the similarly-specced version. Then again, you could always get Acer’s new Android tablet, which will set you back only $150 (USD).

Asus Intros Cheap MeMO Pad Android Tablet

Asus Intros Cheap MeMO Pad Android Tablet
The cheap tablet wars are heating up with a new offering from Asus that will be launching soon called the MeMO Pad. The little tablet has a seven-inch screen and run Android 4.1 for the operating system.

Game Boy Becomes a Controller for Android Phone Games

Game Boy Becomes a Controller for Android Phone Games
If you love being able to emulate classic games on your phone but hate the clumsy touchscreen controls, there is yet another answer. Look to the ghost of gaming past and hack a Game Boy to use it as a controller on your Android phone.

Swype Living Language: Crowdsourced Dictionary

Swype Living Language: Crowdsourced Dictionary
The recently released beta of the famous touchscreen text software Swype includes a new feature called Living Language. This optional setting automatically adds trending words to the user’s dictionary, giving your parents a chance to smh at your YOLO shenanigans.

TireHawk TPMS Kit Lets You Monitor Your Tires from Your Smartphone

TireHawk TPMS Kit Lets You Monitor Your Tires from Your Smartphone
While many newer vehicles have built-in tire pressure monitoring systems which alert you when you have a low tire, they’re not always that great. In my supposedly schmancy 2011 Mustang, the TPMS can only tell you that some tire is low, and not even by how much.

NVIDIA Project Shield Mobile Gaming System Revealed

NVIDIA Project Shield Mobile Gaming System Revealed
Taking aim at the multi-billion dollar gaming industry, NVIDIA today revealed its own mobile gaming console, codenamed “Project Shield,” which is designed to combine the best of Android handheld devices with the best of console gaming.

enchantMOON: It’s an HTML5 Authoring Tablet and a Science Fiction Movie

enchantMOON: It’s an HTML5 Authoring Tablet and a Science Fiction Movie
Days before CES 2013, a mysterious new tablet computer has emerged, along with a short film that gives us a brief look at the device. Apparently, the enchantMOON is some sort of “hypertext authoring tablet” designed for the creation of HTML5 content.

Archos TV Connect Turns Android into an Immobile Operating System

Archos TV Connect Turns Android into an Immobile Operating System
Previous attempts at turning TVs and monitors into huge tablets were either very expensive or were DIY projects. We’ve seen cheap Android-on-a-stick devices, but they don’t have the full functionality of a tablet, i.e. multitouch. Archos wants to cover all bases – availability, price and features – with the TV Connect.

GameStick: The World’s Smallest Gaming Console Fits in Its Own Controller

GameStick: The World’s Smallest Gaming Console Fits in Its Own Controller
Gamers, get ready for the next big thing on Kickstarter. What you’re looking at here is an entire gaming console that fits inside of a 2-inch-long stick, and neatly travels inside of its controller.

BLU Vivo 4.65 HD Unlocked Android 4 Smartphone Announced

BLU Vivo 4.65 HD Unlocked Android 4 Smartphone Announced
If you’re soon to be in the market for a new smartphone and you’re looking for an unlocked device that you won’t have to stick with a contract for, BLU Products’ Vivo 4.65 HD might be perfect for you.

Polaroid Mirrorless Android Camera to Be Unveiled at CES 2013

Polaroid Mirrorless Android Camera to Be Unveiled at CES 2013
It’s been confirmed that Polaroid will unveil an Android-powered, mirrorless, interchangeable-lens camera, at CES 2013. While I would have liked for Polaroid to announce that they will continue making old-school instant cameras, this isn’t bad news.

ASUS ME172V Android Tablet Images Leaked

ASUS ME172V Android Tablet Images Leaked
If you’re going to be in the market for an inexpensive Android tablet, you might want to hold out another few weeks until CES 2013. Some images of a tablet that ASUS is rumored to be launching have leaked onto the web.

YotaPhone Has Both Touchscreen & E-Ink Display, Hastens the Death of E-Book Readers

YotaPhone Has Both Touchscreen & E-Ink Display, Hastens the Death of E-Book Readers
We saw a couple of dual-screen smartphones from major electronics companies last year, but neither are as practical as the YotaPhone, a prototype smartphone from Russian company Yota Devices. Instead of having two colored touchscreens, the Android phone has an LCD touchscreen on front and an E-ink display at the back.

3D Printed Symphony Shells Amplify Smartphones with Style

3D Printed Symphony Shells Amplify Smartphones with Style
I’ve seen lots of acoustic amplifier add-ons for smartphones, but never any that are quite as cool looking as these. Symphony Shells are 3D printed acoustic amplifiers which are reminiscent of marine life.

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