The surrogate mother to the Android tablet has recently been overshadowed by companies like ASUS and Samsung due to superior hardware and product support. Those days are GONE! Archos has revamped the idea of Android tablet and had developed some of the most hardware intensive options currently on the market. With specifications similar to the likes of the iPad any lover of Android should be salivating. Archos has also continued with the innovation of the external functionality of the standard tablet by developing tablet models centered around gaming and productivity. Archos was never gone but was sometimes forgotten…in 2013 they will be a company to be remembered.
Unless you’re a mobile tech junkie you’d never know that Sony purchased the half of their mobile phone division that was owned by Ericsson. Up until recently all the design elements that went into their phones were remnants of the previous partnership. At CES 2013 Sony decided to rocket out of the new company cannon with one of the SEXIEST Android options I’ve ever seen. With the manufacturing quality reputation already in place and drive of being an independent mobile option, Sony gives a new meaning to stylish and chic.
NVIDIA today announced Project SHIELD, a gaming portable for open platforms, designed for gamers who yearn to play when, where and how they want. Created with the philosophy that gaming should be open and flexible, Project SHIELD flawlessly plays both Android and PC titles. As a pure Android device, it gives access to any game on Google Play. And as a wireless receiver and controller, it can stream games from a PC powered by NVIDIA GeForce GTX GPUs, accessing titles on its STEAM game library from anywhere in the home.
Nexus 7 is now more powerful and portable than ever. With up to 32GB of storage and the option to add mobile data, users can take even more of their favorite content from Google Play with them anywhere. These new models of Nexus 7 come on the heels of numerous awards for Nexus 7, including T3’s prestigious 2012 Tablet of the Year and Gadget of the Year.
AMD today announced the launch of AMD AppZone, an online showcase for applications and games accelerated by AMD Radeon graphics processing units (GPUs) and AMD accelerated processing units (APUs). In addition to featuring some of the most recognizable PC games and productivity apps, consumers can now download and seamlessly run popular Android apps on AMD-based PCs running Windows thanks to a collaboration with BlueStacks to enable the AMD AppZone Player.
It appears that Samsung will launch the successor to their very popular Galaxy S3 smartphone at Mobile World Congress in February. We assume this will be to counter the sales of the recently released Apple iPhone 5. According to a source within Samsung the new phone will be announced a MWC 2013 in February and get an official release date in March.
ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, today announced its touch screen desktop display, aimed at changing the way people think about computing. The 22” (21.5” Vis.) VSD220 Smart Display pairs a 1920×1080 full-HD resolution monitor with the dual-core, ARM®-based OMAP™ 4 processor from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) and an Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” operating system, resulting in a whole new way to experience the web.
Samsung has just launched the Galaxy Player 5.8. If you can guess by the name it features a 5.8-inch (960×540) display. 5.8-inches is quite large, it makes the Galaxy S III’s 4.8-inch screen look small! The Galaxy Player 5.8 will be running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as well as the latest version of Samsung’s TouchWiz UI.
There has been a lot of Android news lately, especially with the release of the Nexus 7 from Google. With their low cost Android tablets are very popular, but are they just a novelty item or something that you can use to get real work done? After having my ASUS Transformer tablet for quite some time I believe you can be quite productive on an Android device. So I have put together a quick guide that highlights some great apps and products that you can use to be productive using your Android device.
Tablets are great and it seems over the past couple of years they have really caught on. Since most people do 80% of their daily computing tasks in “the browser” tablets are becoming many people’s main computing devices. They are less expensive than laptops, are easier to carry around and just look cool! One of the most common tasks on a tablet is checking and sending e-mail. Writing e-mails on a tablet can be a little annoying. Well our friends over at Geeks.com have sent us Logitech’s Tablet Keyboard that is made for Android 3.0+ devices. This small keyboard gives you the advantage of using a real keyboard with your tablet and even comes with a folding stand. The wireless keyboards from Geeks.com are always great so let’s check this one out!