News360 releases their dedicated app for Android tablets; brings along a revamped UI

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Reading news is something many do daily on their Android tablet. News360 has made that more enjoyable by releasing a dedicated app for Android tablets along with a revamped UI. Here’s what you can expect from the app:

  • A beautiful interface that allows you to quickly scan headlines, preview stories and dive deep into the content
  • More than 30,000 sources, from the top national news providers, to local and niche sites and blogs
  • The Home feed – stories from the day’s headline news and your specific interests are merged together into a single stream, so that you don’t have to jump between sources and topics to avoid missing anything important
  • A flexible and smart personalization system, so that you can tailor your news however you want, by choosing the topics, sources, companies and people you want to follow, and News360 will pick up on the nuances of your interests as you read
  • Synchronize your interests and saved stories with News360 on your phone or at news360.com
  • Local news using your GPS
  • Tons of sharing and export options

What you can expect on the new version:

  • An entirely redesigned interface provides a quicker, sleeker browsing experience
  • A single integrated “Home” feed serves as a one-stop shop for discovering the news that’s most important to you
  • Your News360 learns more about you as you use it, improving feeds as you read, share and like articles

If you’re interested in this app you can head on over to the QR code or download link for a free download after the break!

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Amazon Releases Teaser Promo Of New Kindle Fire Before Today’s Announcement

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Looks like we won’t need to wait any longer for the new Kindle Fire since Amazon has “leaked” a teaser promo highlighting the newest addition to the Amazon family. Amazon subtly displays an obvious tablet, one with no sort of identification and no branding. Instead, Amazon highlights the potential a consumer can do on a simple tablet– reading shopping, viewing sports content, etc. The ad effectively highlights Amazon’s concern of making consumers’ lives just a little better.

Of course the teaser left many who saw it wanting much more. Fortunately we won’t need to wait too long as we’re just hours away from Amazon’s big announcement later today.

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Motorola Xoom WiFi Soak Testers Get Confidential Email Indicating Another Update Is On The Way

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If you’re a Motorola Xoom WiFi owner out in the US, it looks like you have a minor update to look forward to. We just got word that a survey has just been sent to the various soak/beta testers indicating a minor update to the existing Jelly Bean OS is definitely on the way:

 

Hi,

Thanks for joining the Motorola Feedback Network. We are inviting owners of the Motorola Wi-Fi Xoom (U.S. only) to participate in an early preview of a new software release, and provide feedback.  If you are not currently using a Motorola Wi-Fi Xoom, please excuse and ignore this email.

Click this link — https://___________ — to take the enrollment survey if you wish to take part. Note that you must be a member in good standing of the Motorola Owners’ Forums to be included. The registration window could close without notice so please respond as quickly as possible.

This is a confidential test under the terms of the Motorola Feedback Network. Do not post any details or information about this on any public sites.

Thanks — please understand that start times are always fluid. We ask for your patience if you register but don’t hear from us right away.

Matt
Motorola Owners’ Forums
Motorola Feedback Network

 

Whatever the update may be, it looks like both MOTO and Google are looking to get it tested and rolled out ASAP. Keep it locked here with Talk Android and we’ll be sure to keep you posted on whatever it is this update may be.
Cheers Dave!

Barnes & Noble to Offer Nook Products and Content to the UK

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Barnes & Noble announced today that it will be bringing its Nook products and digital content to the UK. The E-Ink based Nook Simple Touch and Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight will be the first two devices in the initial launch in the UK. That’s not all either– according to the UK Nook website, the Nook Tablet is coming soon as well. So this means those of you from the UK wanting a more powerful device should also know Barnes and Noble’s more advanced devices won’t be left out of the party. To compliment the devices, Barnes & Noble will provide “2.5 million titles” of its popular digital content that consists of books, children’s books, magazines, movies and apps. Barnes & Noble also confirmed the devices will launch in time for the holiday shopping season.

It seems apparent Barnes & Noble is trying to make a splash in the e-reader market outside the US, but they will face an uphill battle in the UK as the Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Apple’s vaunted iPad already leads the way. Only time will tell if this move will pay off.

Source: Barnes & Noble

Samsung Officially Launches The Galaxy Note 10.1, Brings Quad-Core Glory And Hefty RAM

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It took long enough, but it Samsung has finally launched the Galaxy Note 10.1 for those looking for some stylus action in their tablets. The Galaxy Note 10.1 will initially arrive in a WiFi-only flavor and be available immediately in the U.K., Korea, Germany and of course, here in the States. Those of you looking for some cellular action will be able to score the 3G/HSPA+ and LTE variants of the tablet later on in the year. In case you’ve forgotten, the Galaxy Note 10.1 was scheduled to be released earlier in the year, but was pulled for “minor tweaks” and will now come fully loaded too as it will feature: a 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos processor, a whopping 2GB of RAM, 16/32/64GB storage configurations, an expandable microSD slot and a display capable of 1200 x 800.

While the Galaxy Note 10.1 sure does sound tantalizing— there’s no word on the exact pricing just yet. Oh but don’t worry— we’ll find out soon enough at Samsung’s event next week… which we will be there by the way giving you up-to-date news and details. While you wait for our coverage, why not go ahead and check out the full presser and the cool tablet in action once you hit past the break?

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Motorola And Verizon Send Out Questionaires To Select Verizon FIOS Customers, Tries To Gauge Feedback Of New Toy On The Way

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It’s no secret that Verizon has major intentions to bring its FIOS service to Android devices. We first had a glimpse of this notion when Verizon announced its FIOS app for smartphones and tablets. Then we saw the always Verizon-friendly brand Motorola try to sneak out an Android TV tablet for TV rooms. Now there is actual proof indicating a WiFi-only tablet is on the way for Verizon FIOS subscribers. Apparently FIOS subscribers were sent a survey recently which sought some opinions and feedback of a new device which “may be available in the future”.  This device will feature Android 2.3 (sighs)– while allowing users to run a full assortment of apps and of course the ability to stream certain channels. All in all, all signs point to the Corvair finally becoming a reality.

Of course Motorola and Verizon are still trying to see how people feel about the device and whether it’s necessary or not. My guess is that many (if not all) subscribers wouldn’t mind having a new toy to play with. Let’s hope we see this thing sooner than later.

source: Engadget

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Models In Italy Get Android 4.0 Update

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As you’re already aware, Samsung initiated the Android 4.0 rollout to many of its devices. As some of their smartphones and especially their tablets have seen a taste of ICS, others have yet to see the update— and that’s why Sammy announced the rollout of ICS to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (GT-P7500). While this is indeed exciting news, please keep in mind that the update is for P7500 users in Italy only at this time, but the hope is that the update will soon be rolled out to owners of the device in other markets.

If you live in Italy and own the tablet, you can use Samsung KIES or OTA for this update— but make sure the WIFI is on if you plan to update via OTA. Those of you GT-P7500 owners in other markets just sit tight, the update should be on its way sooner than later.

source: SamMobile

 

Court Documents Point to Samsung Preparing an 11.8-Inch Tablet with ‘Retina’ Display

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The Apple Vs. Samsung trial began today, in California, and some court documents were made public revealing Samsung’s future tablet plans. Samsung is working on a tablet dubbed “P10″, the tablet would include LTE connectivity and an 11.8-inch display at 2560×1600 resolution (WQXGA). As Samsung is one of the world’s largest suppliers of LCDs and AMOLEDs, it’s no surprise they would push a screen to rival that of the iPad. Given the pixel density of 256 ppi, the P10 would qualify as a ‘Retina’ display, although, I’m sure Samsung will come up with something more creative to call it. Hit the break for the court doc to see for yourself.

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Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite Unveiled, Comes Stocked with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

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Huawei officially announced the Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite which will be stocked with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Whether we can expect an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update or not in the future, we don’t know. When it comes to tablets, Huawei isn’t a company that really comes to mind. The tablet does look interesting and with the features that’s been released so far, I’m a little bit curious.

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