If you bank with Bank of America, and have an Android 3.0+ tablet, this app is for you. The first banking app that is optimized for tablets, this app lets you check your account balances, pay bills, transfer funds and find nearby banking locations using GPS. Bank of America assures us that the app is secure, and it uses the same SiteKey technology to log in that the normal online banking website uses. All of this will be easy on the eyes with the larger displays of tablets. At least paying bills will be a little more fun with the new Bank of America app. Download it for free with the Google Play Store link below.
There’s no denying it; now is a great time to get your hands on an Acer Iconia A500 tablet as great deals are popping up all over. Here’s a quick breakdown of its features:
- Android 3.0
- 10.1″ (1280 x 800) display
- 1Ghz dual-core Tegra 2 processor
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage
- 5MP rear-cam and 2MP front-cam
Not too shabby, right? Now onto the deals: Wal-Mart is offing this 3.0 tab + 3 Bonus Games for $398 via their website or you can head on over to either Target or Best Buy, where you can pick up the same tab for $399 and they’ll throw in a $100 Gift Card for their respective stores.
Those are some sweet deals considering Android 3.1 for this device is already available for download and the Android 3.2 Honeycomb update will be released on August 25th.
Lenovo is close to entering the tablet arena with its offering in the IdeaPad Tablet K1. There hasn’t been much hype over this device, but the price is enough to make a few people look in its direction more than once and give it some consideration. As most other tablets worth their weight in hardware run around $599 – $649 for a 32GB model, the Lenovo IdeaPad running Android 3.0 Honeycomb will chime in at $499 when it launches at OfficeMax (I know, OfficeMax?)
It’s got all the specs to complete with the Xoom, G-Slate, iPad 2, and Galaxy Tab 10.1. It’s a 10.1 inch display tablet with 1280×800 resolution, cameras on the back and front (we don’t have the exact size), and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n built in. Not bad for at least $100 less than it’s competitors right? Should be launching soon.
What’s better than getting a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 from Google I/O before anyone else can get their hands on one? Getting the Android 3.1 Honeycomb update before anyone else can get it of course (for the Samsung Galaxy Tab that is anyway). The Limited Edition Galaxy Tab v10.1 which was handed to all Google I/O attendees this year will be getting the 3.1 Honeycomb update before other v10.1 models do, which is going to bring Google Books to the platform as well as removing Samsung Aps, Music Hub, Amazon, Kindle, & Weatherbug applications.
For more information on the update and instructions, hit the Samsung source link below.
There it is! June 8th we should see the Galaxy Tab 10.1 available. Samsung will be selling this device directly to us as the consumers. This, I’d say is great, being a WiFi device ran on Android 3.0 Honeycomb, and the chance to purchase directly from Samsung, there’s no worries about getting locked into a contract. You buy the tablet for $399 and you’re home free.
Tha Motorola Xoom is now one of the latest tablets to make it’s way to Radio Shack, which is now being shown on their website as a pre-order only, but should make it’s way into stores on April 26th 2011 according to their site information. The Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi 32GB model is priced at $599.99, which is common in most other stores, including Best Buy.
If you’re looking to save a few bucks however on a new Xoom from RadioShack, you could take advantage of their Trade and Save Program, designed to ease the full price pain.
Earlier this year at CES, Toshiba announced their new Android 3.0 tablet the Regza AT300. This 10.1″ device sports a dual-core Tegra 2 processor, with the following additional specs:
- 16Gb of storage
- 1GB of RAM
- Accelerometer and ambient light sensor
- 1280 x 800-resolution display
- USB and HDMI jacks
- Mini-USB socket
- SD card slot
- 5 megapixel rear camera
- 2 megapixel front-facing camera
This new Toshiba table it is slated for a Japan release in June as of right now. As for word when we will get out hands on it state-side is yet to be known.
NVIDIA’s forum area was peppered with displeased Android fans after word had mistakenly been stated that there would be no support for the NVIDIA Harmony platform, which incidentally, is viewed differently by NVIDIA than it is by the Android Community, and therefore seems to be the root of confusion over the following statement on their forums:
NVIDIA is only supporting the Ventana platform for android releases going forward. At the moment we have released Froyo and Gingerbread OS images for Ventana and will release Honeycomb after Google has done so.
Tegra Developer Relations
Due to the forums taking a bit of heat, clarification was needed, and was provided by NVIDIA as follows:
According to an excerpt out of the Nikkei newspaper, Sony is planning on releasing an Android tablet running Honeycomb. Coming from Chief Executive Officer Howard Stringer, the tablet will release in the United States before anywhere else. Here’s to hoping the price tag is a little more approachable than the Xoom.