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Rockchip-powered iSports Android game console

April 9, 2014 by Tom in Android News, Rockchip with No Comments.

Clocking it at less than US$100, the Rockchip RK3288-powered iSports Android game console could be an effective way to take your mobile games to the big screen. One of the first of what's expected to be many Android-powered game macines, the iSport comes from China and comes at a nice price. It also follows the Wii and Kinect models of motion sensor controls (using the front-mounted camera). It can also be used for video streaming and web browsing. Amazon are set to release a games machine too - now we just need Android game developers to design with these big screen devices in mind. Via gizchina

Leef Access gives microSD support to all Android phones

March 28, 2014 by Tom in Accessories, Android News with No Comments.

Love your Android phone but rue the lack of microSD support? Fear not, the Leef Access dongle plugs straight into OTG-enabled smartphones and brings back the expansion option. At US$9.99 from 2leef.com, it’s a fine way to bulk up your memory or pack lots of films, music or shows for a long trip. Via gizchina  

MIUI now on tablets – Nexus 7 first adopter

March 18, 2014 by Tom in Android News, Android Tablet, Software / OS with No Comments.

The popular Android ROM MIUI is now available for tablets, and rather than a straight port, it's been designed with tablets in mind and is optimised for larger displays. Nexus 7 owners can try it out now but downloading it from the MIUI site. Let us know how it goes! Via gizchina

Alcatel PIXI 7 Tablet to hit European budget market

February 26, 2014 by Tom in Android News, Android Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

The nice-price Alcatel PIXI 7 tablet will be released at 79 Euros (US$110), nestling into the Tesco Hudl cheap tablet space. The Chinese-made tablet features a 960 x 540 pixel display, WiFi and a MediaTek 1.2 GHz dual core CPU, Alcatel revealed at MWC. Memory-wise it will come with 512 MB or 1GB of RAM, 4 GB of storage and expansion's a microSD card slot. It also has an infrared port, Miracast support and Android 4.4. Does a nice-price tablet entice? Join the discussion on the MP4Nation forum. Via tablet-news

Double helping of chips: New Intel Atom & Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Processors

February 25, 2014 by Tom in Android, Android News, Android Tablet, Intel, Qualcomm, Tablet with No Comments.

Intel and Qualcomm announced their latest tablet tech leaps at MWC. Intel's finally provided the, um...intel, on its latest processors, the Atom Z3460 and Atom Z3480, previously referred to as Merrifield - now code-named Moorefield. They will power the next batch of Android devices with their 64-bit, quad-core processing power. Qualcomm's +1 update to the Snapdragon 800, the 801, betters its predecessor in performance by 14 percent and graphics by 28 percent. It's 100 percent compatible with Snapdragon 800 and uses the same Krait 400 CPU and Adreno 330 GPU, with the added bonuses of Cat4 LTE support, dual-SIM dual active mode and 1080p video. Via Intel and Androidcommunity

NVIDIA Tegra Note 7 Tablet Gets 4G LTE Upgrade

February 25, 2014 by Tom in Android, Android News, Android Tablet, NVIDIA, Tablet with No Comments.

The gaming-focused NVIDIA Tegra 7 tablet is getting a 4G LTE upgrade, the company revealed today at MWC. The tablet will keep its front-facing stereo speakers and 4-quad core ARM Cortex-A15 processor, while offering new high-speed online connectivity. With its history in powering PC gaming graphics, NVIDIA has a nifty niche cache of Tegra-optimised games for the Android tablet, which runs Android 4.4.2 Kitkat OS and costs $299. Will faster internet access turn you onto the Tegra? Let us know at the MP4Nation forum. Via modernconsumers

Ainol Novo 7 Basic First Tablet To Have Android ICS!

December 6, 2011 by Raz in Ainol, Android, Android News with No Comments.

    Ainol are officially the first company to release a tablet running Android 4.0 AKA Ice Cream Sandwich and its not even a ARM based tablet, it will be running on a MIPS based processor by Ingenic semiconductors. The Ainol Novo 7 Basic tablet isn't exactly new, it has been around for a month, last week it made news as ingenic were working with MIPS to get the official go ahead to port Android 3.0, but now it looks like they are going straight to Android 4.0. The tablet has a 1ghz MIPS based processors, 7" 800x480 resolution screen, capacitive touch panel and 8GB of internal memory. The price tag is slated to be around $150 for the 8GB version. Ainol also seem to be rebadging the Novo7 into the Ainovo. Via Engadget

Android 4.0 Maybe Heading to Rockchip RK2918 Tablet – Really!

November 25, 2011 by Raz in Android, Android News, Rockchip with 1 Comment.

Now that Android 4.0 is officially open source Rockchip have wasted no time in starting to port Android 4.0 to work on tablets running on their popular Rockchip RK2918 chips. We have got a video of the new Window N90 tablet running a working Android 4.0, take it with a pinch of salt as the video has definitely been sped up.

Video: First Glimps At Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

October 20, 2011 by Alex in Android, Android News, Video with No Comments.

Hong Kong has many great things to offer: fantastic food, scenic city scenes, excellent public transportation and the warmth of over crowding (?). One that may even top this list is the massive electronics scene. An example of this greatness is the latest version of Android - 4.0 AKA Ice Cream Sandwich - that was spotted on a smartphone at an electronics event recently held in this fine city. From what we can gather in terms of improved features from the older versions are as follows: (click after the break) Facial recognition unlock Direct Android screenshot New Gmail, calendar, contacts, app interface, widgets and photo gallery Upgraded notifications Android Beam - NFC file transfer Cloud service for photos and panorama mode for camera Virtual keys as opposed to phy

Video: Even More Android On The HP TouchPad, Thanks To CyanogenMod 7

September 19, 2011 by Alex in Android, Android News, Android Tablet, HP, Tablet, Video with No Comments.

The HP TouchPad's steal price of $99 resulted in an tsunami of sales which put WebOS into the hands of many, but that wasn't enough, or rather WebOS wasn't enough. The people wanted more, and more they shall have. Through the skills of developers, Android started appearing on the tablet - slow but steady. We've already blogged about the progression of having the Android Touchscreen working, well now we've got more.  Find out what after the break. Thanks to the CyanogenMod 7 ROM, there's now a working Google Android Marketplace despite its slightly skewed main page due to the 9.7-inch screen of the tablet - what evs', it still works! The ROM also brings live wallpaper, and a smooth one at that - Koi fishes in a pond that ripples when touched. The video below also shows a smooth ru

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