Behold, the day of days has arrived: Kickstarted darling Ouya, the Android-powered video game console, is available to the public. It sold out on Amazon in just a few hours and I’ll bet that other retailers are finding their stocks a little low, too. I backed Ouya on Kickstarter shortly before the close of the nearly $8.6M funding round last summer, and I received my backer unit a couple of weeks ago. I’ve had some time to play several of the games and poke around the device a bit.
It seems like the big tablet / AIO market has become one of the main interests of many PC and device makers. We can well agree with the fact when Samsung announced it ATIV Q tablet which is a 13 inch convertible slate running both Windows 8 and Android 4.2 and now it looks like that HP is has the same plan cooking in its mind. Yes! It’s true; HP is planning to move on with its own line of devices with another major desktop AIO.
Good news for Samsung Tablet users. Recently at the Samsung Premiere 2103 in London the giant Korean company unveiled its convertible, dual boot tablet capable of running both Windows 8 and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean called the ATIV Q. Samsung had already planned to launch a notebook display in the market which resolution was expected to be better than the Apple Retina services. Well for the curious, ATIV Q is exactly using the same display, boasting a 3200×1800 qHD+ screen resolution.
It looks like some sources close to Google have some insider info that Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie is scheduled to be released in the late October timeframe. Google I/O came and went without an Android 5.0 release and everyone wondered why.
Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy S4 zoom smartphone. It is much more than a smartphone as you can see from the photos below. It is basically a hybrid between the Galaxy S4 mini and the Galaxy Camera. So you have a solid smartphone functionality with the versatility of the good camera with zoom lens and proper flash.
Well guys be prepared to use mobile phones and laptops running Android and Chrome OS using AMD chips under the cover. Sources tell us that the chip makers are designing processors for Android and Chrome OS. AMD will still be dedicated to windows machine, but they do plan to spread out to mobile industry in the near future.
It seems like Toshiba has its own charm by doing it three times. Earlier it was the “thrive” series and then coming up a bit short with it’s the “Excite” line. The company has completely replaced it with three new models which include Excite pure, Excite pro and Excite Write sharing almost the same body and dimensions.
Well awaited Dell Android ‘Ophelia’ PC is now ready to be shipped in July. This unique device apparently looks like a flash drive. It’s hard to believe that all pc like facilities are available in this little thumb sized device. It plugs in the HDMI port of HDTV, monitors etc which immediately turns it into a smart device. Users would be able to access apps from Google Play store and will be able to download Android games, stream movies and TV’s show. It also features Bluetooth so the user can connect wireless mouse and keyboard to it. Wifi is also made available to connect to the local network.
Yesterday we talked about HP’s Split X2. HP also announced the Android-based SlateBook X2. HP with its SlateBook is going a step further by introducing the latest offering from NVIDIA, the ‘Tegra4’ in its Android tablet.
We have not heard that much on NVIDIA’s front about Project Shield, the portable console built around Google’s Android operating system. Well it looks like you will be able to pick one up next month for $349. You can actually pre-order yours on May 20th if you want to be one of the first to get your hands on this device! NVIDIA has gone with Shield and dropped the “Project” from the name.
Aug 18, 2014 0