Verizon XOOM LTE Gets Ice Cream Sandwich

Earlier last week, soak test invites were sent out to Motorola Feedback Members. The test was for those who have a Motorola XOOM 4G LTE on Verizon, whether they have received the LTE ratio upgrade or remain on CDMA. The test strongly suggested that Android Ice Cream Sandwich was on the way for the phone,

U.S. Cellular Offers New Prepaid Plans for Android Smartphones

U.S. Cellular has announced three new prepaid plans for Android smartphones and Android feature phones. Among the smartphones that may avail of these plans are the Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Mesmerize, Samsung Repp, HTC Wildfire S, HTC Merge, Motola Electrify, and Huawei Ascend II. Feature handsets like the Samsung Character, Samsung Freeform 4, Samsung

Fujitsu Readying 10″ Android Tablets?

Fujitsu has not quite made its name on the market as a manufacturer of Android-based products. This year, however, the company will try to change things. According to a leaked confidential document containing the Japanese firm’s planned product releases for the year 2012-2013, Fujitsu is preparing at least two Android tablets. These two devices will

Pegatron E-Tab 4G Pops Up in Online Benchmark

The results of a benchmark test of a new Android tablet from Pegatron have just been divulged online. What is surprising, however, is that the device called the Pegatron E-Tab 4G, has never been announced. A Taiwanese firm, Pegatron manufactures devices and electronic parts such as tablets, notebooks, LCD TVs, game consoles for other companies

Playstation 4 Named Orbis Release Date Christmas 2013

Can you believe it has been six years since Sony last released a PlayStation console?  The PlayStation enthusiasts have been longing for the next generation.  According to sources that spoke to the Wall Street Journal, the rumors has it that Sony could be releasing the next generation in 2013, but perhaps later in the year

Allview Debuts AllDro2 Speed HD Android Tablet

Allview has a new tablet offering called the Allview AllDro2 Speed HD with a tag price of only $225. This product from the Romania-based company comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box. At its core is a Cortex A8 processor with a clock speed of 1.2 GHz. This works alongside a

Creative HanZpad Quad-Core Tablet Visits the FCC

Creative’s HanZpad tablet PC made an appearance at the website of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) this week under the name Creative PMT-ZZ0030. The dual-core tablet was showcased as early as February this year and was initially targeted at the Chinese market. Its presence in the FCC website however indicates that the device is being

Mini X is an Android 2.3 Network Media Player

For people who want to use their television to browse websites on the Internet or enjoy streaming online movies and music, the Mini X provides a solution. This media device that fits right into one’s palm looks like a plastic box with an antenna protruding from its body to receive wireless signals. It has measurements

Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro Receives Android 4.0.4 Update

Recently, the Verizon Galaxy Nexus had gotten the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich update. Now, it is time for Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro to get it too. Users will be able to download the FTF using the Flash Tool. The smartphone was released in October 2011 and came with Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread) out of

Sharp Intros Intel Medfield-Powered Slate

For some time, Intel had been trying to convince manufacturers to choose the Medfield chipset over the ARM-branded one. Intel Medfield, released in 2011, is the company’s fourth-generation Mobile Internet Device platform. It has a 32 nm Intel atom processor and wireless radio. Some manufacturers of Android-based smartphones have already said yes to Intel’s aggressive

Google Nexus 7 Tablet to Run by NVIDIA Tegra 3

Trade shows and gadget expos are ways for consumers to view and confirm the future devices to feature by competetive manufacturers. Since the CES event early this year, Asus and Tegra have been hinting at a budget-friendly tablet in the works that would retail at only $199. The tablet would measure 7 inches diagonally and

Archos 80 Cobalt Tablet to Come in the U.S.

Archos seems ready to introduce a new follow-up to last year’s Archos 80 G9. The 8-inch G9 only begun shipping last year, and featured a dual-core TI OMAP 4 processor and a screen with a 1024 x 768-pixel resolution. Now, what appears to be a follow-up tablet has made a visit to the website of

ZTE Intros the “World’s Thinnest Smartphone”

The China-based company ZTE has created the world’s thinnest smartphone. Codenamed Athena, this smartphone reportedly measures only 6.2 mm thin. This beats the the Oppo Finder, which measures only 6.55 mm in thickness as well as the Huawei Ascend P1 S, measuring 6.68 mm. Both the Oppo Finder and the Huawei Ascend P1 S were

Kurio 7 Tablet Is Up for Just $199.99

Gadgets targeted for children are becoming a bigger and bigger niche in today’s electronics market. These devices, which provide hours of entertainment and learning for toddlers, as well as carry enough functions to be used even by adults, are being explored by more companies as parents realize their usefulness. Archos, for one, has recently released

Baidu Unveils ROM for its Own Android Smartphones in China

Baidu, a China-based web service provider, has unveiled a new ROM that will replace Google’s services on Android smartphones. Previously, the company had relied on Google for some services such as its search engine and cloud services. Now, with the new ROM, Baidu offers services similar to Google’s, giving users a more personalized and complete

Cube U18GT Elite Edition Tablet Features Android ICS

For those on the lookout for a new budget-friendly Android tablet PC, the China-based company Cube has released the U18GT Elite Edition. This is an improved version of a similar tablet, the Cube U18GT Elite Edition, which in contrast doesn’t have an IPS screen and has a different processor. Running on the Android 4.0.3 Ice

Ematic Unleashed eGlide Steal Android Tablet

Ematic has brought out its new 7 inches tablet with a capacitive touchscreen running on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Operating System. The product, called Ematic eGlide Steal, is a pocket-friendly slate that will be a suitable alternative to pricier models available in the tablet market. Android 4.0 provides an intuitive feel for the

Panasonic’s UN-W700 Device Runs Android

While Android might be more popularly used in mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet, Panasonic is showing that the open-source operating system can also be utilized in entertainment systems. The company has introduced a new compact entertainment device called the UN-W700 which has Android 2.3 onboard. Touted as device for singing and dancing, the

ASUS Bringing Dual Boot (Android-Windows OS) Tablet?

Asus is proposing a solution for those who cannot make their minds up on whether they should get an Android or a Windows 8-based tablet PC. In a 16-second teaser video called “All-in-One is No Longer In One,” the Taiwanese company shows two droplets of water on which the logos of Windows and Android are