Adobe shows off Touch Apps for Android tablets [Video]

Yesterday at Adobe Max 2011 Adobe introduced six new Touch Apps for Android tablets which lets you design, edit, and elegantly present your work. Intuitive touchscreen features give you easy, precise control whether you use your fingers or a stylus. You can even transfer files through Adobe Creative Cloud for further editing in Adobe Creative Suite. The Touch Apps will debut in November for a price of $9.99 each.

Here’s the rundown:

  • Adobe Photoshop Touch: Transform images freely using core Photoshop features in an app custom-built for tablets.
  • Adobe Proto: Create interactive wireframes and prototypes of websites and mobile apps.
  • Adobe Ideas: Design virtually anywhere using vectors, layers, and color themes.
  • Adobe Debut: Present Creative Suite designs anywhere with confidence, convenience, and complete control.
  • Adobe Collage: Capture ideas and concepts by combining images, drawings, and text into conceptual moodboards.
  • Adobe Kuler: Create, explore, download, and share color themes that can inspire any design project.

Demo video after the break


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Verizon’s Celebrite hints at two new Xoom tablets, “Pasteur” and “Fleming”

Verizon’s Cellebrite system has been giving us a bevy of goodies to look forward to in the up coming months. Last week we noticed the Droid HD, HTC Vigor, and the Nexus prime pop up and today we can add two more to the list. The two new Motorola tabs we’ve previously mentioned, Xoom 2 and The Xoom 2 “Media Edition” (a.k.a. Fleming) have now been entered into Cellebrite, Verizon’s phone-to-phone data transfer machine.

The Xoom 2 that was first leaked a few weeks ago has the model number MZ617 and the new moniker “Pasteur”. It will be the follow up to the original Xoom and sports a “faster” 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 1080p HD recording, and supposedly will have battery life up to 11 hours.

The second Moto tablet listed, MZ609 “Fleming”, which I suspect is the smaller media-focused Xoom, is rumored to have a screen size of either 7″ or 8.2″ depending on which source you fancy. My bets are on the rumor of a 8.2″ IPS anti-glare display weighing in at .95 pounds. After all, the larger of the two screens would be more appropriate for media and would still be small enough for easy portability.

This is the first time we have seen the new code name and model number but, with the previous photos and rumors running around you can pretty much bet that this will in fact be the new media tab from Moto.

Are you looking forward to picking up one of these new devices in the near future? If so, feel free to let us know in the comments below.

[via DroidLife]

Samsung rolls out Media Hub Beta for users of AT&T Galaxy S II, Receive $25 voucher towards content

The Samsung Media Hub allows you to watch thousands of movies and TV shows on your Samsung Galaxy S series smartphone or Galaxy Tab. Samsung just rolled out the Beta version of Media Hub for AT&T Galaxy S II users. It lets you watch select movies and TV shows not only on your Galaxy S II, but also on any 2011 Smart TV via the Media Hub Beta application.

Upon signing up you will receive a $25 voucher that can be used within the Media Hub Beta app. At the conclusion of the program, you will receive a short survey so you can provide feedback. Hit the source link to sign up.

Samsung plans on adding a series of new services to the Media Hub program, so this is just the tip of the iceberg.

[via samsung]

Honeycomb 3.2 rolling out for Dell Streak 7

It has been exactly a month since we reported that Dell was going to push out the Honeycomb 3.2 update to the Dell Streak 7 tablet. Today, it was reported that some UK Streak 7 owners have already successfully received the software update. As with all major Android updates, Honeycomb for the Streak 7 will surely roll out in stages to keep any unsuspected glitches to a minimum. As long as users are reporting a trouble free HC experience, all devices should see the upgrade soon. Keep your eyes open for an over-the-air update notification and be sure to let us know when you get it. Happy Honeycombing!

[via EuroDroid]

Court will hear from Verizon and T-Mobile in Samsung patent case, tells Apple to be quiet

On Wednesday, September 28th, T-Mobile joined forces with Verizon and filed an amicus brief in the Apple vs. Samsung case over the design of the Galaxy line of tablets and phones. The original suit was filed in April and covers seven utility patents, three design patents, several iOS app icons, and a number of design aspects of the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and product packaging. Wether or not the court would hear arguments from the two major carriers was a concern and ultimately a decision made only by the judge.

Last Friday, despite rebuttals from Apple, judge Lucy H. Koh decided that the court will in fact review the briefs submitted by Verizon and T-Mobile. Koh even denied Apple’s request to be heard in court regarding the newly approved amicus. The briefs are in Sammy’s favor and will luckily be considered during the proposed preliminary injunction in which Apple could ultimately seek to ban the import of select Samsung devices.

In the meantime, Apple and Samsung will battle in court and Koh’s decision on the injunction will follow on October 13th. It’s hard to say if Verizon and T-Mobile’s input will help to avoid the proposed injunction, but it’s nice to know that someone has Samsung’s back.

How would you feel if your precious Sammy devices were banned from entering the U.S.?  Feel free to let us know in the comments below.

[via androidpolice]

ViewSonic’s Viewpad 7x Hits The FCC, On Track For October Release

The Viewpad 7x Android Honeycomb tablet that was announced by ViewSonic at the Berlin IFA conference back in early September has now made its way through the FCC, scoring wins with both its WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities. Word is that you’ll see the device sold for $379 when it is made available later this month. Let’s give the specs a look:

  • Runs Android 3.2
  • Dual-core 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 processor
  • 7-inch 1024×600 resolution
  • Front 2MP camera/ 5MP rear cam
  • 8GB of internal storage

[via fcc]

Amazon’s Kindle Fire first day sales reach 95,000 units sold

Amazon’s new Kindle Fire tablet was officially announced last week and it looks as though the lower price point has created quite a buzz. eDataSource has the tablet pegged at selling 95,000 units on the first day alone.  eDataSource is a worldwide leader in competitive intelligence for digital marketing messaging. In other words, they keep track of eCommerce receipts received by email thus telling them exactly what is purchased and from where. CEO of eDataSource, Carter Nicholas, says “eDataSource’s panel of 800,000 inboxes allows us to gain insight into eCommerce sales”. Within hours we can get a read on hot product launches based on sales from leading eCommerce websites”.  The Kindle Fire was announced on Sept. 28 along side three other Amazon tablets, the kindle at $79, the Kindle Touch for $99, and the Kindle Touch 3G going for $149. Although the three sibling tablets had an even lower price point, all three combined only sold a total of 25,000 units within the same time frame.  Shipments will take place starting in November just in time for the holiday’s. Were you one of the thousands of early adopters?  Full press release after the break.

Amazon 10-inch Tablet Could Ship By 2011 Year’s End

According to a DigiTimes report, Amazon may begin shipping a 10.1-inch tablet by year’s end thanks to a deal with the Taiwan-based Foxconn Electronics, who will produce the devices. Foxconn has had a long-term relationship will Amazon as thier contractor for the Kindle e-reader, though they recently passed on Amazon’s 7-inch Kindle Fire as they completed iPad orders for Apple (Quanta Computer then picked up the Kindle Fire contract instead).

No solid details on specs have surfaced yet, however this little gem is still worth keeping an eye on as we approach the holiday season.

[via digitimes]

Swiftkey X receives update: Heat map, blog learning, stats sharing, and more

For all you fans of keyboard replacements, today is a great day indeed. Swiftkey X has pushed out version 2.1, and with it brings some pretty awesome advancements. For those of you who haven’t tried it out yet, Swiftkey learns from your writing habits and develops its dictionary based on your personal word usage. If you frequently type a word like “triptychs” for example, Swiftkey will more than likely start predicting after typing the letters “tri”. It even goes as far as scanning verbiage in your Facebook, Gmail, sms, and Twitter accounts, compiling a sort of personal dictionary if you will. In the most recent update, Swiftkey can even learn from your personal RSS feed or blog posts, proving even more beneficial to writers like myself. I have long been a beta tester for Swiftkey (recently Swiftkey X) since its inception and haven’t looked back since. Although having tried many other keyboard apps. I always find myself coming home to Swiftkey X.


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Best Buy to sell HTC Flyer for $299 beginning Oct. 1 – $200 decrease

Today Best Buy announced a $200 price drop for the HTC Flyer. Starting tomorrow, the device will retail for $299 and can be purchased in store and online. With all the tablet options these days it seem manufacturers realize that in order to get a piece of the action it helps to have a lower price point than the competitor’s. There has been a recent trend in lower price points with the recent $200 decrease on the BlackBerry Playbook and the upcoming $199 Amazon Kindle Fire tab. Not everyone wants or can afford a $500-$900 tablet. It’s nice to see the trend is dying down, and more tablets are becoming available at a reasonable price.

With the HTC Flyer having an unlocked bootloader, we should see many options for customization in the future. Don’t forget that at some point it’s scheduled to receive the Honeycomb update as well.

Full press release after the jump.


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