We know that you all have been drooling over Nvidia’s quad-core Tegra 3 chip already, we get it. We have another reason for you all to drool more. Nvidia is making the best of its opportunity at CES to make waves for its SoC screamer. They’ve announced Direct Touch technology which is specifically meant to improve touch detection on tablet devices. The result you ask? Users of apps which utilize Direct Touch will then be able to gain a much more responsive screen and an overall streamlined experience on the special Tegra 3-based tablets. Further details are scarce for now, but we’ll be sure to provide more information for you all as we hear more details.
During the Nvidia CES press event it was announced that the brand new Transformer Prime will be seeing Ice Cream Sandwich today! That’s a whole three days sooner than we thought. Before you go spam your system firmware update tab know that a friend of mine checked his and it’s not live yet, at least as far as we know. However you can hit the system firmware update under the about tablet section of the settings menu. If you are lucky enough to have it download and install please let us know how amazingly awesome it is in the comments section. Keep it here for more CES news.
**Update – For those of you wanting ICS no (and who doesn’t right) you’ll be happy to know that the update will be made available tonight. So there you go!
The news just keeps on coming at CES today. Verizon and Samsung have just unveiled a new Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7. Among the features you’ll find:
- Super AMOLED 1280 x 800 display
- 1.4GHz dual-core processor
- Honeycomb 3.2 with TouchWiz
- 3MP rear camera and 2MP front-facing camera
- 7.9mm thin
Sounds like an interesting list of specs. Oh we forgot to mention one little tidbit– this tablet has LTE built-in… meaning it will run on Verizon’s 4G technology. That’s right Verizon customers, you’ll now have a bigger toy to use when you want to go on Verizon’s blazing fast 4G network. Some of the other noteworthy features are QuickOffice Pro HD, Samsung’s MediaHub and SocialHub being pre-installed. Be sure to keep an eye out for Verizon releasing the Galaxy Tab 7.7 along with a keyboard and multimedia dock in the upcoming weeks. Hit the break for the full press release.
While we already touched upon both the Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Xperia ion, and Pantech Element it appears that even more amazing devices are coming to AT&T’s 4G LTE network. Announced today by AT&T at CES, these devices include the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD, Samsung Exhilarate, and the Pantech Burst. Hit the break below to find out some more information and each of these devices, to check out some videos on the Note, Burst and Element and to read the press release. While there isn’t a lot of details for each of these devices yet I’m sure there will be in the coming weeks. Stay tuned! Read more
Good news for those of you who are sports fans and love Slacker Radio. They have announced this morning that they signed a deal with ESPN that will allow the streaming of live sports events in addition to the normal streaming of ESPN Radio shows. As you know, in September, Slacker announced that they were launching personalized ESPN Radio stations catered to your favorite sports and teams and with today’s announcement you will be able to listen in on the big sporting events straight from Slacker.
You can try this new deal out via Slacker.com when Slacker broadcasts the BCS Championship tonight. While you aren’t able to stream them just yet through your Android device, an update for that will be released soon. ESPN Radio is free but if you want the “full” ESPN experience you can upgrade to Slacker Radio Plus or Slacker Premium Radio for $3.99 per month or $9.99 per month respectively.
Slacker Radio is going to be all over CES 2012 this week so stay tuned for anymore announcements they make.
[via Android Central]
I love Zombie games. My sweetie and I spend countless an hour destroying zombies in House of the Dead: Overkill on the Wii. Heck I have a variety of different zombie related games on my Transformer, the most recent being Dead On Arrival. Well when I woke up this morning I saw that there is a new zombie game coming out known as Zombie Wonderland 2: Outta Time! After checking out the trailer it will be a definite download for sure. That is, when it’s slated to come out, later this month. It’ll be free to download with the added in-app purchase model. Hit the break below to check out the trailer! Read more
Folks in the UK have long been waiting for the release of Netflix in their area. Well their wait is over as Netflix is finally available in the UK. Even better news is that the Android App is now available as well. It’s been reported over the past few days that those with PS3’s have been receiving the Netflix application but that sign up wasn’t available. However, as of right now you can head over to Netflix.com and sign up for a free one month trial. After that month it will cost you £5.99 a month to stream all the content you desire. This app is compatible with a wide variety of Android 2.2 devices and up so hit the break to get your download links, enjoy! Read more
With CES 2012 on the horizon Toshiba has taken the time to give us a little bit of a preview of what to expect from them this year. They will be debuting their “world’s thinnest and lightest 10.1-inch tablet.” There is also a hint of waterproofing and mention of the Organic EL panel. If you want to take a stab at reading the source translated hit the source link below and stay tuned for more CES news!
It’s shaping up the be one heck of a week as Lenovo announced today a new duo of Android devices. They are the IdeaPad S2 10 Tablet and the S2 smartphone. The tablet will weigh in at less than 1.5 pounds and boast the following specs:
- 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 8960 dual-core Processor
- Lenovo’s Mondrian (custom version of Ice Cream Sandwich)
- 10.1-inch 1280×800 IPS Display
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB/32GB/64GB Internal Storage
- Wifi and 3G Connectivity
- micro USB, micro SD, Micro HDMI ports
- 5MP rear camera and 1.3MP front facing camera
- Integrated keyboard dock also available
The Lenovo S2 smartphone has the following specs:
Well Acer is looking to kick off CES with a bang. Today they announced that we will be seeing the next generation Iconia Tab and it’s slated to be a very impressive tablet. The Tab will have a 10.1-inch 1920×1080 display, and case you didn’t know that’s a 1080p resolution. It will also have a Quad-Core ARM processor and is said to be running Nvidia’s Tegra 3. Although Ice Cream Sandwich wasn’t officially announced it may be safe to bet that it will be the Android flavor of choice going forward. While not a lot of details were announced, a 1080p Tablet would be quite impressive. Here’s hoping that we get ourselves some hands on time with the device this week. Stay tuned!
[via Android Central]