ViewSonic Teases 22-Inch ‘Smart Business Tablet Monitor’

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If you thought Toshiba’s 13-inch AT330 was huge, wait until you get a load of this. ViewSonic just issued a teaser image containing what could eventually be the largest Android tablet on the face of the earth. I say eventually because at this point it’s just a prototype but if it ever makes it to production this won’t be the tablet you so effortlessly lug around in your backpack every day. As part of ViewSonic’s “Touch and Connect” series prototypes, this 22-inch “smart business tablet monitor” runs Android ICS, but will also be offered in a less appealing Windows 8 version.

Set to debut on June 5th at Computex in Taipei, this behemoth of a tablet is said to be unveiled alongside a few other tablet monitors, a new cloud storage solution, and other high-tech ViewSonic gadgets. No pricing or availability has been suggested although you can expect more details in the coming weeks.

source: Engadget

Complimentary case with pre-ordered Evo 4G LTE, courtesy of Sprint and HTC

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It’s not a secret that the HTC Evo 4G LTE launch delay has been the talk of the town lately among the Android community. Evo ready customers should have already been kickstanding and shutter buttoning a week ago and still only a small portion of the pre-order early birds are just now receiving handsets.

Well the Now Network recognizes and appreciates everyone’s patience and has included a free gel cover with pre-ordered Evos as a thank you gesture along with an apology letter. ”HTC and Sprint want to thank you for your patience as we know you have been anticipating the arrival of your new HTC Evo 4G LTE. Please accept this accessory as a small token of our appreciation and thanks.”

It’s unclear for how long Sprint and HTC plan on including the free case, but at least they are making an effort and acknowledging the inconvenience of the situation.

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Release dates for the T-Mobile GSIII, Galaxy Note and myTouch

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Now this is a great way to start off the holiday weekend! Sources from the highest level of the government have leaked the supposed release dates for Magenta’s upcoming Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note and myTouch by Huawei.

  • Samsung Galaxy S III 16GB Metallic Blue – June 20th
  • Samsung Galaxy S III 32GB Metallic Blue – June 20th
  • T-Mobile myTouch (Huawei Phoenix) – July 11th
  • T-Mobile myTouch (Huawei Buddy) – July 11th
  • Samsung Galaxy S III 16GB Ceramic White – July 11th
  • Samsung Galaxy Note – July 11th

If these dates are legitimate, T-Mo customers can look forward to getting the magnificent GSIII in metallic blue in less than a month. Let’s hope this all pans out in what looks to be a killer summer for T-mobile.

source: tmonews

Xperia Play Android 4.0 Upgrade Has Been Canceled

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Sony Mobile has confirmed that the Xperia Play’s upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has been canceled, leaving the PlayStation-certified smartphone on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Sony explains that compatibility and stability issues with the Play’s gaming features are to blame.

Other 2011 Xperia phones are still on track to receive the upgrade to ICS, including the Xperia Arc, Xperia Neo, Xperia Mini, Xperia Mini Pro, Xperia Pro, and Xperia Active. These devices will begin receiving an optional 4.0.4 update through the PC Companion app starting next week.

Existing Xperia devices already running 4.0.3 will be getting an update to 4.0.4 around the same time frame. These devices include the Xperia Arc S, Xperia Ray, and Xperia Neo V.

Late June is the date for the Xperia S to get ICS, and the Xperia P and Xperia U should receive it in Q3.

source: sony blog

 

Vlingo Labs Beta App Tests New Siri-Like Features For Ice Cream Sandwich Devices

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Ever since Samsung announced S-Voice, an exclusive voice-activated virtual assistant for the Galaxy S III, people have been scrambling to try to install it on other devices. S-Voice is actually powered by Vlingo, which has its own voice app in the Play Store that has been around for quite some time.

Now, Vlingo has released Vlingo Labs, a beta version of their latest virtual assistant that provides much of the same functionality as S-Voice minus the device restrictions. Labs is where Vlingo will test new features, such as being able to wake up Vlingo with a spoken word, SMS/search/voice calling dictation, and truly hands-free operation. These features, when fully fleshed out and tested in the Labs app, will then graduate to the full Vlingo app.

Vlingo Labs looks and acts a bit more like Apple’s Siri, bringing Android closer to parity with iOS’s much heralded voice assistant.

Labs only supports U.S. or Canadian devices running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Download it from the Play Store link or QR code below.

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How To Root And Unroot The HTC EVO 4G LTE [Video]

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The HTC Evo 4G LTE was finally released from customs jail, and it’s making its way into Sprint users’ hands. For those users who want to root right away, you’re in luck. XDA developer Zedomax has put together everything you need to root and unroot the Evo 4G LTE, including instructional videos. This method does not unlock the bootloader with S-OFF, but you still get root, and that opens up a lot of possibilities. This will give you full root with the SuperSU app and busybox.

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Watch the First Publicly Aired Video from Google’s Project Glass

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Google’s Project Glass has been getting quite a bit of buzz lately even though it is still in its “project” phase. We have already seen a few Google execs wearing the glasses (or would it be glass?) in public and a few have even posted example photos on Google+. Speaking of posting on Google+, the company also recently posted a short 15 second sample video showing us what 720p video looks like when recorded via the wearable tech. We have included the video after the break for your viewing pleasure and as you will see the quality is pretty damn good.  » Read the rest

More info on the LG LS860 ‘Cayenne’ for Sprint surfaces, Qualcomm S4 and more

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Yesterday the LG LS860 “Cayenne” leaked, which is a QWERTY slider destined for Sprint. At the time it seemed like a Viper with the addition of the slider, but it appears to be a little better. We thought it would have the Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, but it appears it will come with the Snapdragon S4, which puts it in line with the AT&T HTC One X, Sprint EVO 4G LTE, and most likely all U.S. Samsung Galaxy S III variants.

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Android OS is top dog according to Millennial Media’s Mobile Mix Report

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Mobile advertising platform company Millennial Media has just released their Mobile Mix Report for Q1 that includes data on mobile devices, manufacturers and operating systems as well as global technological trends. According to the report, Android is the leading operating system today. This news comes as no surprise given the fact that the Android OS comprises of 59% of smartphone market share.

What is also interesting is that the original Samsung Galaxy Tab appears to have the number two spot in tablets, beating out Amazon’s Kindle Fire and coming in behind Apple’s iPad. The report appears to be measuring advertisement activity within the devices to assess trends among each category. Being that Google is the king of ads, we can see how the Galaxy Tab, having been around for a good bit, would be at the top of the tablet category.

Other honorable mentions include Samsung being the number two manufacturer and mobile gaming saw an increase of 10% from last year. Hit the source link below for more details on this unique collection of data.

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Bump App Improved by adding Desktop Photo Sharing

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Originally Bump was great for sharing photo, apps, contacts, and other information from phone to phone. I used it a number of time, and for me it always worked great. Although I haven’t used it in a long time, I may give it another shot with this new feature they are offering. Bump is now giving users the option to share only photos with your desktop pc. ‘How does this work?’ You may ask. Well you’ll need to have the application installed on your Android device, head over to the Bump website on your desktop pc, choose the photo’s you’d like to move, and hit the spacebar on your computer and magic! The photos are now on your pc. If you feel like giving it a shot, let us know how it goes for you.

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