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
amazon – 16GB, amazon – 32GB, amazon canada – 16GB, amazon canada – 32GB, newegg
Pre-order White versions:
amazon – 16GB, amazon – 32GB, amazon canada – 16GB, amazon canada – 32GB
NVIDIA has dropped two new white papers for your reading pleasure today on the Kal-El quad-core processor. The first breaks down the benefits of quad-core processors in mobile devices. You’ll find information here on lower power use with higher performance, faster web page loading, multitasking performance, and a higher quality gaming experience. The second give more detail on the multi-core architecture giving advantages and benefits along with details on a low power companion core. Both are worth the read and links to both can be found down below. Check them out and let us know what you think.
The Benefits of Quad Core CPUs in Mobile Devices | Variable SMP – A Multi-Core CPU Architecture for Low Power and High Performance
We just got word that Samsung will be hosting a Galaxy Portfolio Event next Monday, September 26th in New York City. It looks like they are going to show off the upcoming Galaxy Tab 8.9. Right now you can pre-order one at Best Buy for $469.99 for the 16GB version and $569.99 for the 32GB version.
The HP TouchPad continues to make its debut as the CyanogenMod team improves its functionality hitting milestone after milestone. The team, hard at work, has released another video demonstrating the device utilizing both of its 1.5 GHz cores to their full potential. In addition, the teams has rectified the sound issue and touts the devices ability to sport 3D gaming. Furthermore, hardware accelerated video is now working offering you 720p HD video playback for videos stored on the device as well as high quality YouTube videos. The team aims to remain true to its original intentions which is to allow the device to dual boot on either Android or webOS. Check out the video demo below and don’t forget to let us know what you think of the progress so far.
Back in June Hulu Plus had support for 6 devices, then in July they added 4 more, followed by Vizio 8-inch tablet last month. After watching Netflix bringing support to most Android devices (Android 2.2+), they are stepping up their game with a new release that adds the following eight phones:
- HTC Incredible 2
- HTC Evo 3D
- HTC Sensation
- Motorola Droid 3
- Motorola X2
- Motorola Bionic
- LG Revolution
- LG G2X
In addition to these eight phones is the HTC Flyer which is welcomed, but seriously we need more tablet support.
Download Hulu Plus from the Android Market or hit our apps database for the QR code.
One of the most bloodied battlefields in the on-going patent wars exists between Samsung Electronics and Apple, Inc. Presently there are as many as 23 lawsuits pending between the two companies all over the globe including the US, France, Japan and the much newsworthy Germany, where Samsung recently had to pull their Galaxy Tab 7.7 from the IFA in Berlin in what looked like a two-hit knockout coupled with the German court’s ruling with Apple on the ban of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1. Samsung however is clearly not out for the count; they’re striking back in Korea where they now seek a complete ban on the forthcoming iPhone 5.
This attack on Apple in Korea follows Samsung’s appeal against the German ruling and the filing of a countersuit against Apple in Australia over another similar court decision that led to the ban of Galaxy 10.1 sales. Their words appear to be just as fierce and confident as their actions; a senior Samsung executive, who spoke on a condition of anonymity said, “For as long as Apple does not drop mobile telecommunications functions, it would be impossible for it to sell its i-branded products without using our patents. We will stick to a strong stance against Apple during the lingering legal fights…We are taking different tactics since we are quite confident.’’
The picture above purportedly showcases a possible 7″ tablet from Motorola. From the photo, it looks a bit sleeker and thinner than my 10″ Xoom, and those angled corners are certainly reminescent of Moto’s Photon 4G. Perhaps, they are continuing with this design aesthethic to hinder future legal battles. Thankfully, this tablet will be running Honeycomb, as evidenced by the barely visible camera app running on screen. The Motorola logo looks to be on the shorter side this time, suggesting a prominently portrait experience. There are definitely at least two ports on the opposite end and while there’s no way to be sure, they are likely micro-USB and micro-HDMI. If you remember, Motorola’s CEO, Sanjay Jha, talked tablets recently. Maybe this is what he was referring to. Perhaps you are more interested in the phone pictured in the top right; at this point, your guess is as good as mine.
Team CyanogenMod has been working hard on getting CyanogenMod7 to work on the HP TouchPad and has made some great progress since just booting up CM7 on it a few weeks ago (video). After getting CM7 to be almost a daily driver (video), they’ve now gotten more stuff working. This new updating includes support for WiFi, limited market support, working accelerometer, and has both cores working with audio. While this is only Gingerbread and not Honeycomb, the CM teams says they will be waiting for Google to release the source code for Ice Cream Sandwich before moving forward. CM won’t be releasing this port for the TouchPad to the public until its more stable, but HP has discontinued production anyway. For those of you that have one you should still be able to look forward to this port in the future. Stay tuned and check out the new video after the break.