Gameloft has announced they have five awesome HD games accessible from and optimized for Sony’s tablets, mainly to show off the Tablet S and Tablet P. The games are Asphalt 6: Adrenaline HD, N.O.V.A. 2 – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance HD, Real Soccer 2011 HD, Spider-Man: Total Mayhem HD, and Green Farm HD. It will be interesting to see how the Tablet P’s dual screen is used for these optimized games. There’s no word on whether or not the games will be preinstalled. It’s also nice to see an Android game developer step it up to try and compete with the competition a bit. Hit up the break for some of the press release.
Archos posted a statement on their Facebook page explaining the status of the two G9 Tablets which were originally said to come equipped with 1.5 GHz dual-core processors. Earlier this week the 80G9 was released only to sport a 1 GHz processor. The faster of the two, the “Turbo”, will instead come with a 1.2 GHz chip and should be available at the end of October. Archos is blaming “delays” from Texas Instruments as the reason we aren’t seeing the faster OMAP dual-core chips and will most likely not see the new units until some time in 2012.
Hit the break for a full explanation from Archos’ Facebook page.
Well, you don’t see this every day. Samsung and Lowes have concocted a deal allowing those seeking out a new “qualified” appliance to also walk out with a free original 7-inch Galaxy Tab. Not exactly a real reason to run out and buy a $2,000 fridge but hey, if you were going to get something anyway, you might as well snag the free tablet. The offer is good through Oct 3rd. In addition, Samsung is allowing you to nominate your favorite school to receive a $48K technology make over to spruce things up. Sounds like a win win to me if you’re window shopping for a new household appliance. And no, we’re pretty sure you can’t just by a toaster and walk out with a free tab. You can try though.
The Android 3.2 update for the Sony Tablet S appears to be rolling out. This update brings support for Sony’s Video Unlimited store, which won’t launch until October 10. By the end of October, Sony will launch the Entertainment Network, The Sony Reader Online Store, and the Sony PlayStation services that allow Tablet S and Tablet P owners to play their PS3 games on their tablets.
If you haven’t received the update check Settings/About Tablet/System Updates, and let us know if you got it.
Samsung device number SCH-I815 made its way through the Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest Group) on Monday with a hint on what SCH-I815 might be.
While the Bluetooth SIG does not say what kind of device is attached to SCH-I815, a quick search showed that SCH-I800 was used for the original Samsung 7″ Galaxy Tab. Does this point to the SCH-I815 being a follow-up based on the way it was named?
What do you think? Is the naming scheme just a coincidence?
We will continue to track SCH-I815 and keep you updated as more information becomes available!
Bigger is better right? Our phones are getting bigger and bigger, but our tablets seem to be stuck at 10-inches. I would think manufacturers will start to push the 10-inch boundary soon. Android modder Martin Drashkov is already thinking ahead because he just made the largest Android device I have seen. He more than doubled current high-end tablets with a 23-inch touchscreen.
He is calling it the MegaPad, and it only cost him $600 to build. Sure movies make a lot of sense on a screen this size, but Martin thinks it’s perfect for “simultaneous use by two users” and that it will “open up new possibilities that demand different apps.”
Sure it’s too big to carry with you, but most people are leaving their tablets at home anyways.
Check out the video:
Adobe Flash Player 11 has been in beta for what seems like forever, but starting next month, it will be official along with AIR 3. The new features will include accelerated 2D and 3D graphics, but the biggest news is that it will be 1,000 times faster than Flash Player 10 and AIR 2.
Other additions will include allowing developers to package AIR 3 along with their apps in a single install, HD video quality for multiple platforms, DRM for video rentals, and 64-bit support. Allowing developers to package AIR 3 with their apps makes it a lot easier for users in that they won’t have to download and install AIR separately.
“With this milestone release Adobe pushes the envelope of what is possible on the Web with a typical PC and opens up a new world of immersive, high-performance gaming experiences,” said Danny Winokur, vice president and general manager of Platform, Adobe.
Full press release and video after the break
We have pictures of the new T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Tab Plus, which is the follow up to the Galaxy Tab. This should not be mistaken for the Galaxy Tab 7.7 that was unveiled a couple of weeks ago at the IFA Conference in Berlin.
This model will have 4G HSPA+, but we aren’t sure if it will support 21 Mbps or the newer 42 Mbps. We are expecting Android 3.2, since it supports smaller tablets, along with the TouchWiz UI.
More pictures after the break
Users over at phandroid have reported receiving an update this morning. There is no change log from Motorola yet and people haven’t reported any big/noticeable changes or fixes. The folks over at xda have mentioned that the update appears to do update something with the bootloader, so like all updates, root users be wary of accepting it for the time being. Has anyone here gotten the update? Notice any changes yet?
It has been a long wait since ASUS unveiled the Eee Pad Slider. Thankfully, the Transformer kept us going, but if you have been holding out for the built-in keyboard you will be happy to know that you can finally order it.
It is available at newegg, Amazon, and Amazon Canada (links below). Pricing for the Mocha version starts at $479 for the 16GB model and $579 for the 32GB version. You can also pre-order white versions for the same prices.
- 1.2GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor
- 1GB RAM
- 10.1-inch (1280 x 768) screen
- 5MP rear camera, 1.2MP front-facing
- Android 3.1
Click on the links to order
Pre-order White versions: