Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Visits FCC with AT&T 4G LTE Bands

We still need to get confirmation from Samsung and AT&T but it looks like the wireless provider will add a new Android powered tablet to their 4G LTE device roster.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 made another visit to the FCC last week, this time packing AT&T radios inside. The FCC filing lists the Galaxy Tab 10.1 as model number SGH-I957 and shows the device supports the AT&T 4G LTE network – complete with the AT&T 4G logo on the back. We’re not sure if this new Galaxy Tab will have the same features/specs as the Wi-Fi version which has the Tegra 2 processor 1GB of RAM, 16 or 32 GB internal space and Android 3.1.

The big question is pricing and availability. We are not sure of either right now but the addition of this 4G tablet alongside their two new 4G LTE phones, the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and HTC Vivid seems like a great way to launch a new network.

[via FCC]

Stream Playlists Of Videos, Pictures And Music To DLNA Devices With Eye-C Taglists

Eye-C Taglists has made its way to the Android platform and offers users an endless stream of music, photos and TV in a personalized channel customized just for you.

Download Eye-C Taglists for free, and your timeline becomes your own personal TV channel, music player, or photo gallery. At any point, just push play, and the feed comes to life – on your phone, TV, Apple TV (even from an Android phone), PC and more. Add a hashtag (#tag) to any video, song or picture to build a taglist – a playlist that combines items from multiple sources – YouTube, Picasa, Facebook, or even your personal music library (see below for tech specs). More sources are coming every month, so play tags – it’s easy and free.

Here’s How It Works:

Step 1 – Find videos, pictures and music you think are interesting in YouTube, Facebook, Picasa, and now SoundCloud.
Step 2 – Play your picks on your mobile phone, connected TV, Apple TV or other Airplay and DLNA devices.
Step 3 – Play content individually or as taglists. These lists can come from your friends, or they can come from users tagging a video with a certain term, like #startaparty.
Step 4 – Easily add another video, song, or picture to that list, by tagging it #startaparty – and watch your playlist change and grow as people interact with it.

So if you’ve been looking for an app to supply an endless stream of content from multiple users and platforms like YouTube, Picasa, Facebook and your own personal music playstist, Eye-C Taglists can deliver.  The application will work on most Android devices but can also play on hansets supporting DLNA (wireless push content).  You can download the application from our popular apps database where you’ll also find a QR Code available or you can download it from the Android Market.  The application is free and will work on devices manufactured by “Pioneer, Denon, Yamaha, Sony and more, connected TVs from Samsung, LG, and Panasonic, set top boxes including WD (Western Digital) and Popcorn Hour, as well as Xbox 360 (with Windows Media Player)” You can check out the full press release after the break.  
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Samsung’s Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC) promises ultra-Fast Smartphones, Tablets and More

Samsung has been known to be one of the more cutting edge OEM’s, providing breakthrough technology that is often adopted by other manufacturers for use in their own products. Recently, Samsung joined forces with Micron in hopes to change the game yet again, developing a new form of memory that ultimately could improve mobile technology immensely.
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Availability Details Emerge For The Samsung Galaxy Note

The popular phone tablet dubbed “phablet” by some was recently launched over the weekend in Germany and Samsung has provided a few more details as to who’s getting the monster 5.3-inch device next.  Check out the list below and if your carrier is on it, go celebrate.  Because though some find the device to be in a confusing market and target a confusing demographic, I”ve seen nothing but positive feedback regarding the monstrous handset and all of its features.  And with the occasional “damn, that thing is big” most people are giving it a warm welcome.  Personally, if that device makes its way into the US on any of the four major carriers, I can’t be held responsible for how I will act :)  Expect the device to launch across the UK and Europe on a number of carriers between now and Nov 25th.

Country/Carrier:

  • Germany (out now) – Vodafone, DT, O2
  • Netherlands (Nov. 1) – KPN, Vodafone
  • Belgium (Nov. 1) – KPN, Vodafone
  • United Kingdom (Nov. 2) – Carphone Warehouse, Phones4U, O2
  • France (Nov. 2) – SFR, TPH
  • Poland (Nov. 4) – Plus, Mediamarkt
  • Hungary (Nov. 4) – Panon
  • Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia (Nov. 5) – Swisscom, MOT, Three, Mobitel, SIM-free
  • Spain (Nov. 7) – Telefonica, Vodafone, Orange
  • Italy (Nov. 10) – Vodafone, Three, TIM
  • Portugal (Nov. 10) – Fnac, Worten, TPH, TMN
  • Greece (Nov. 11) – Cosmote, Vodafone, Wind, SIM-free
  • Romania, Bulgaria (Nov. 14) – Vodafone, M-Tel, Globul, Vivacom, SIM-free
  • Lithuania (Nov. 14) – Omnitel, LMT, EMT
  • Finland, Denmark, Sweden (Nov. 22) – Telia, Telenor, TPH, Elkjop, DNA
  • Croatia, Serbia (Nov. 23) – Telenor, VIP, TOP
  • Czec Republic (Nov. 25) – XSK, VDF, XEZ, ORS

[via Android Central]

European WiFi Xoom To Receive Android 3.2 Update, Moto Adds MOTOPRINT and Quickoffice To The Mix

Well, better late than never I always say.  Looks like the European version of the Motorola Xoom, the WiFi version will be getting a little bump to Android’s Honeycomb 3.2 after all.  If you reside in any of the following areas and own a Xoom, keep a sharp look out for the update on your device.

  • Austria
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • UK

In addition to the 3.2 Honeycomb update, Motorola will be tossing in their very own MOTOPRINT printing app which allows you to print docs and the like over Wifi.  Furthermore, powerful applications like the full version of Quickoffice will be added for the ultimate productivity buster.  Check out the press release below after the break for all of the juicy details and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.  We know, we know….”it’s about time!”  
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ASUS Transformer Prime set to be announced or launched on November 9

According to a Q3 investor document from ASUS, they have listed their new Transformer Prime as coming November 9.  Unfortunately we don’t know if that’s a release date or when it will be officially announced, but I am expecting the latter. We have already seen the keyboard dock leak so we are definitely close.

You will also notice that they have confirmed Ice Cream Sandwich and a Quad-core processor which is the Tegra 3. They also mention two other devices scheduled for Q1 2012. Could that be the Padfone and a followup to the Slider?

[via droid-life]

Verizon Announces Original Samsung Galaxy Tab Gingerbread Update

Another day, another announcement of a device getting a major software update. Verizon has announced the i800.E104 software update for the original Samsung Galaxy Tab. In addition to Gingerbread 2.3.5, the software update will include improved Word Selection and Copy Functionality and a new Download Manager App among the noteworthy features. There’s no word on when exactly the update will be available, but it should arrive very soon.

Full change log after the break:
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Barnes & Noble has a “Very Special Announcement” Next Week

We now have some further proof to yesterday’s post about Barnes & Noble releasing a new color Nook eBook. B & N has sent out press invites requesting attendance for a “very special announcement” that includes breakfast as well. I sure hope they have a huge venue!

Most likely the announcement will be the Nook 2 and its proposed November 7th launch. Oh, and don’t forget that B & N is adding a new “Nook Boutique” within stores to help bolster the in-store hands-on Nook experience.

All this and just a week before the Kindle Fire starts shipping to people’s doorstep. What do you think, does Amazon have some stiff competition heading their way?

Confirmed: Nook 2 arrives Nov. 7 – Barnes & Nobel to Add In-Store “Nook Boutique”

Barnes & Noble’s Nook line of eBook’s have been fairly popular with consumers, not only as a digital book but as an affordable tablet capable of running the Android OS. Sources say that the newest version of the device, the Nook 2, will beat Amazon’s Kindle Fire to market and will arrive in stores on November 7th. Along with the new unit, Barnes & Noble is said to revamp their stores adding a new “Nook Boutique” equipped with the latest technology and updated marketing materials. Leaks suggest that the new Nook section will be laden with LED TV’s and numerous working Nook display models giving the customer the opportunity to try out the device and make a purchase right on the spot.

Sources close to The Digital Reader say they have confirmed all but price and specs on the new unit, the store re-model and device landing are scheduled for November 7th. With no confirmed hardware details you can expect the Nook 2 to be relatively un-upgraded in order to keep price low and compete with the Kindle Fire. While it could have a slightly improved display or moderately improved processor, I wouldn’t expect any earth shattering specs here. The competition eBook’s would reflect that being lighter, thinner and a lower price point is the way to a customers heart. The possibility for root and Android goodness doesn’t hurt either!

[via The Digital Reader]

It’s Official – HP TouchPad is History

Bummer news for those who were hoping to pick up a new HP TouchPad at fire sale prices only so you could port some Android goodness onto it. It looks as though the future is grim for the TouchPad and it has reached the end of it’s production.

With the majorly successful fire sale that HP had, all TouchPads at the discounted rate disappeared almost instantly. Although you can still find them places at full retail price, there was always the hope that HP would magically replenish stock and continue to sell the TouchPad at the discounted rates. HP even had a sign up page on their website leading consumers to believe that the TouchPad may eventually be resurrected. 
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