ANDROID

April 30th, 2012

Ice Cream Sandwich Available Now to Samsung Galaxy Users

Starting today, Samsung Galaxy users in Canada can download the latest Android update: Ice Cream Sandwich. “We are passionate about providing the best possible mobile experience to Canadians and the upgrade to Android 4.0 will offer an improved user experience for Samsung GALAXY devices,” said Paul Brannen, Vice President Mobile Communications at Samsung Canada, in a [...]

March 29th, 2012

Research Firm Thinks Android Will Eclipse Windows by 2016

2016 will be the dawn of the post-PC world, according to a report by market research firm IDC. If IDC’s report holds true the number of Android-based devices running on ARM CPUs will reach a 31.1% market share in 2016, whereas Windows devices on the x86 platform will slip from a current 35.9% to 25.1% market share. [...]

January 27th, 2012

It’s an iPad World. We Just Live in it.

Apple released their quarterly results earlier this week to the delight of their investors and dismay of their competitors. The theme of the results were clear: domination. Apple sells more tablets and smartphones than any of their competitors, and makes more money – to the tune of $13.06 billion – while doing it. What’s more [...]

November 29th, 2011

3DMark Coming to Android

Futuremark®, the world leader in performance benchmarking software, today announced that it has started development of 3DMark® for Android™ (working title), with the aim of bringing the industry standard gaming performance benchmark to Android powered tablets in 2012. Companies involved in the manufacture of Android powered devices are invited to join Futuremark’s Benchmark Development Program [...]

October 19th, 2011

Google Introduces ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’

A day after RIM introduced their new ‘BBX’ operating system to only mild enthusiasm, Google unveiled their new ‘Ice Cream Sandwhich’ Android operating system at a joint event with Samsung in Hong Kong. The latest Android OS promises dozens of new features in addition to enhanced security measures and a complete visual re-write. “We want [...]

September 15th, 2011

Google Increases Patent “War-Chest”

Google has purchased 1,023 patents from IBM in a play the search engine giant says will protect its Android operating system against numerous patent lawsuits. According to the blog SEO by the Sea, which initially broke the story, Google acquired the patents in mid August. The patents acquired are fairly broad are not specific: Java [...]

June 17th, 2011

Panasonic to Release Toughbook Branded Android Tablet

Panasonic Toughbook today announced its plans to deliver an enterprise-grade Android tablet to the market. The new Toughbook tablet will address a gap in the market for a rugged enterprise tablet designed with security, functionality and real-world reliability in mind. By delivering this purpose-built business solution, the new Toughbook tablet will appeal to a wide [...]

May 31st, 2011

CyberLink and MasterImage to Demonstrate Android Based Glasses Free 3D Tech at Computex

CyberLink Corp. and MasterImage 3D today will demonstrate the cutting-edge auto-stereo 3D solutions together at Computex 2011, enabling viewing glasses-free stereo 3D playback on MasterImage 3D’s new CELL reference tablets running Android. The advancement of auto-stereo 3D technology enables users to watch 3D movies, photos and videos with PowerDVD without 3D glasses, bringing viewing experiences [...]

May 9th, 2011

NVIDIA to Acquire Baseband and RF Technology Leader Icera

 NVIDIA announced this morning that it has agreed to acquire Icera, a leading innovator of top-performing baseband processors for 3G and 4G cellular phones and tablets. Icera has more than 550 patents granted or pending worldwide, and its high speed wireless-modem products have been approved by more than 50 carriers across the globe. By combining [...]

June 4th, 2009

Acer Reveals Plans to Launch Aspire One with Android

A recent annoucement by third party computer manufacturer Acer, reveals plans to launch a new breed of their popular Aspire one netbook, featuring Google’s Android operating system. A rendition of Linux was the initial choice of the first netbooks by Asus, since then however, Microsoft Windows has grown to control 96% of the netbook OS [...]