Items tagged with Honeycomb

The Asus Eee Pad Transformer tablet is one of the more interesting Android tablets on the market in that it has a keyboard docking station that essentially allows it to convert to an Android 3.0 Honeycomb-based netbook on the fly. Add to that a powerful dual-core 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and a reasonable MSRP of $399 (just the tablet, 16GB version) and the Transformer looks to be one of the best options currently for Android tablet solutions, for WiFi only solutions.   We're prepping a full, detailed performance review here in the coming days but we thought it would be nice to offer a teaser here with our video review and a cut from the benchmark suite of test numbers we're running. ... Read more...
The Asus Eee Pad Transformer tablet is one of the more interesting Android tablets on the market in that it has a keyboard docking station that essentially allows it to convert to an Android 3.0 Honeycomb-based netbook on the fly. Add to that a powerful dual core 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and a reasonable MSRP of $399 (just the tablet, 16GB version) and the Transformer looks to be one of the best options currently in Honeycomb tablets, for WiFi only solutions.  The Transformer has dual front and rear facing cameras (1.2MP and 5MP respectively), 1GB of on board memory, mini-HDMI output, a microSD card slot and a head phone/mic combo jack.  Drop it into it's $150 keyboard dock and... Read more...
The Motorola Xoom tablet has been met with plenty of hype, and perhaps rightfully so since it is the first tablet to ship with Android 3.0 (aka Honeycomb), the first version of Android designed specifically for tablets. Although there are a number of tablets slated to hit the market this year, Motorola has the benefit of being the first company to actually ship a tablet running on Honeycomb. The Xoom also has some powerful specs that are sure to attract attention, including a dual-core processor, a 10.1-inch widescreen display, 32GB of onboard storage, and front- and rear-facing cameras...  A Look At The Motorola Xoom - Android 3.0 Arrives... Read more...
The Motorola Xoom tablet has been met with plenty of hype, and perhaps rightfully so since it is the first tablet to ship with Android 3.0 (aka Honeycomb), the first version of Android designed specifically for tablets. Although there are a number of tablets slated to hit the market this year, Motorola has the benefit of being the first company to actually ship a tablet running on Honeycomb. The Xoom also has some powerful specs that are sure to attract attention, including a dual-core processor, a 10.1-inch widescreen display, 32GB of onboard storage, and front- and rear-facing cameras. Honeycomb was designed for devices with larger screen sizes, especially tablets. With Honeycomb, you'll get... Read more...
Previously, we told you that analysts were expecting Motorola to report weak sales of its new Xoom tablet.  Now, the official numbers are out, and they're not as bad as some analysts predicted. In fact, during its first-quarter earnings report, Motorola said it shipped 250,000 Xoom tablets in the first month the device was available. The tablet, which was the first to ship with Google's Android Honeycomb OS, went on sale in late February. Although Motorola's sales numbers may not compare to Apple's initial numbers when shipping the iPad, the sales numbers for the Xoom are respectable. Over the course of the year, Motorola expects to sell between 1.5 million and 2 million tablets. The company... Read more...
If you believed the pre-release hype, Motorola's Xoom was supposed to dash into the market and slay the iPad, ending Apple's tablet reign and ushering in a new era ruled by Google's Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) platform. It all sounded like a solid plan, with Honeycomb being the first version of Android built from the ground up for tablets, but then something happened: the Xoom shipped. Perhaps equally important, so did the iPad 2, which boasted a faster processor, better graphics, more memory, a pair of cameras (albeit crappy ones), and a thinner and lighter profile. Meanwhile, Motorola's Xoom tablet came onto the scene, and despite being a very good tablet, it failed to slay the iPad. So what happened?... Read more...
Earlier this month, we told you the Acer Iconia Tab A500, the company's first 10.1-inch tablet in the new Acer Iconia family, would be available starting April 24. As promised, Acer has delivered this Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) tablet on schedule. As you'll recall, the Iconia Tab A500 supports a resolution of 1280×800 on its 10.1-inch screen. The tablet is powered by an Nvidia Tegra 250 1GHz dual-core processor. It has 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of flash storage. There's also a microSD slot for additional storage. You'll find a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera on this tablet. All in all, the Iconia Tab A500 has many similar hardware features to the Motorola Xoom, though... Read more...
Kindle for Android is nothing new; the app has been around for a long while, giving users of Google's mobile OS the ability to tap into Amazon's vast e-book store and buy / read material right on their Android device. But the swarm of Android tablets have had to use a non-optimized version for awhile now. Thankfully, Amazon's fixing that. The company released a new build of the app this week that brings new features and adds support for tablet computers running Android's Honeycomb, including the Motorola Xoom. The latest version of Kindle for Android includes an integrated immersive shopping experience tailored for tablets, a new layout for newspapers and magazines designed for the unique interface... Read more...
Wyse Technology launched the latest version of its mobile virtualization app, PocketCloud for Android. With the new version 1.2, you’ll get a Honeycomb-inspired interface that is designed with the larger screen of tablets in mind. Some of the latest features include new layouts, navigation and user interface elements. The tablet-optimized version 1.2 also launches with the Auto Discovery feature out of beta. Auto Discovery makes setup using the PocketCloud Windows or Mac Companion as easy as logging in to a Web page. Wyse Extends Mobile Cloud Computing Leadership With the First Remote Desktop Application Designed For Android 3.0 Honeycomb Tablets Wyse PocketCloud Mobile Cloud App Delivers... Read more...
Acer announced its new Iconia Tab A500. This tablet is the company’s first 10.1-inch tablet in the new Acer Iconia family. It runs on Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) and is powered by a NVIDIA Tegra 250 1GHz dual-core processor and integrated GeForce GPU. The Iconia Tab A500 features a 5MP rear-facing camera with a flash. There is also a 2MP fixed-focused front-facing webcam for video conferencing and recording HD video. The tablet weighs 1.69 pounds. Acer claims you'll get up to eight hours of playback for casual games, eight hours of HD video playback, and 10 hours of Wi-Fi Internet browsing from the tablet's battery. The tablet is currently available for pre-order online through Best Buy's website.... Read more...
Only a few months ago, Honeycomb (Android 3.0) was a much-hyped fundamental improvement over previous Android releases like FroYo or Gingerbread. Thus far it's been mostly sizzle, rather than steak. Reviews of Motorola's Xoom often discuss persistent software bugs that are almost certainly caused by the half-baked Honeycomb rather than by the Xoom's hardware. This is a significant development for Android; the problems of previous iterations have generally been papered over by enthusiasm for the OS and the promise of upcoming superior flavors. Google's response, at least for now, has been to keep Honeycomb closed-source.     This won't affect the heavy hitters, companies like Samsung,... Read more...
We can't say we have ever really heard of AnyDATA, at least not as a tablet manufacturer, but the company is diving into the highly competitive tablet universe headfirst with a new 7" tablet. In seriousness, this unit looks almost identical to Samsung's original Galaxy Tab, so if you enjoyed that form factor, you'll probably enjoy this one. It's labeled as the AMD 120/810, a pocket-sized 7" tablet that will soon be available to the North American market. The tablet is powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU and has a WSVGA display, Wi-Fi, built-in EV-DO Rev. A. cellular broadband chip, and Android 3.0 (Honeycomb). There's also an upgraded version with a 1.5GHz Qualcomm MSM8660 chipset if... Read more...
Motorola has finally given the official word on the Wi-Fi only version of its Xoom tablet. In an announcement today, the company let us know that the Wi-Fi only Xoom will launch on March 27 for $599. If you're interested, you'll have plenty of store options to choose from, including Amazon, Best Buy, Costco, RadioShack, Sam's Club, Staples, and Walmart. Of course, this version of the tablet won't have 3G or 4G radios, but the other hardware on the tablet will be the same— 32GB of memory, Android 3.0 (Honeycomb), a 10.1-inch widescreen HD display, a 1GHz dual-core processor, and 1 GB of RAM. Motorola Mobility Brings MOTOROLA XOOM™ Wi-Fi to United States LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – March... Read more...
Honeycomb! It's real! Android 3.0 has been somewhat of a mystery over the past few months, but now that Google has confirmed its existence and Motorola has committed to shipping it on the Xoom tablet, there's just one more major piece of the puzzle: developers. Those developers are being given a huge gift today, as Google has released the final build of the Honeycomb SDK. This simply means that developers of Android applications now have the final toolkit necessary to produce and publish apps to the Android Market that are tailored to work within the Android 3.0 framework. The new API level is being deemd "11," and Google has confirmed that you can "now develop apps targeting this new platform... Read more...
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