While I talked about this in the launch article, the SHIELD Tablet is very much the culmination of lessons learned from 2013. While the Tegra Note 7 was a decent tablet, it had to eke out a profit through hardware sales against competition that was willing to sell their tablets with no profit on hardware. While the SHIELD portable was a good portable gaming device, it was far too specialized to be anything but a gaming device. Without an established gaming ecosystem, NVIDIA struggled against established competitors. As a result, NVIDIA is the first to launch a serious gaming tablet running Android. While gaming tablets have been done before, they’ve been few and far between. It’s always been technically possible to take a high end...

LG Optimus Q2 Unites QWERTY with Thin

Keyboards and Android have had an on again/off again relationship since the G1. LG's looking to get involved in the affair with the LG Optimus Q2. Announced today for...

13 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/19/2011

Pantech Breakout Announced: $99 LTE On Sept. 22nd

Hot on the heels of AT&T's own LTE launch, Verizon Wireless is rounding out their own LTE handset line-up with a value model, the Pantech Breakout. This phone's not...

4 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/19/2011

Samsung Confirms APQ8060 for T-Mobile Galaxy S 2

After the Samsung Galaxy S 2 launch announcement, I made an educated prediction that the T-Mobile variant would come with a Qualcomm SoC and not Samsung's own Exynos. The...

13 by Brian Klug on 9/13/2011

Google: All Future Versions of Android Will be Optimized for Intel x86

Paul Otellini just showed off a Medfield based Android phone (running the "latest" version of Android) and immediately announced a development partnership with Google. Andy Rubin from Google just...

16 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/13/2011

Motorola Droid Bionic - A Quick Preview

Hot off the heels of finishing our Samsung Galaxy S 2 review, I'm off to Microsoft's BUILD conference with Ryan while Anand covers IDF. Before we get knee deep...

64 by Brian Klug on 9/12/2011

Samsung's Galaxy S 2: The Smoothest Scrolling Android Device Around

One aspect of differentiation between Android smartphones has always been how smoothly they scroll both in the OS and in the browser. Later versions of Android have addressed the...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/12/2011

ARM's Mali-400 MP4 is the Fastest Smartphone GPU...for Now

Earlier this morning we published our long awaited review of the Samsung Galaxy S 2. In it we dedicated a few pages to investigating Samsung's own Exynos 4210 SoC...

30 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/11/2011

TouchDroid Project Dies, But Work Continues on Touchpad Android Port

The TouchDroid project, which was created just weeks ago in the wake of HP's Touchpad liquidation sale, has already disbanded. The project's discontinuation stems not from technical problems but...

15 by Andrew Cunningham on 9/9/2011

Schmidt Says Ice Cream Sandwich To Arrive October/November

Last Thursday, Eric Schmidt sat down for a keynote interview at Dreamforce '11, Salesforce.com's cloud computing conference held in San Francisco. The keynote covered a lot of history, several...

19 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/7/2011

Nexus S 2.3.6 Update Lands - Voice Fix Included

If you're a lucky owner of a Nexus S, Google's second flagship device that launched in December, chances are that you're well aware of the rather nagging voice search...

1 by Saumitra Bhagwat on 9/2/2011

IFA 2011: Samsung Keynote Introduces Galaxy Note, Galaxy Tab 7.7 and Wave 3

Not content with one big press event this week, Samsung is breaking some new and curious ground at their IFA keynote. Along with the LTE variants of the Galaxy...

18 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/1/2011

Verizon Will Be Absent From Galaxy S II Reveal

In just a few days we'll be covering the Samsung Galaxy S II event in New York City, and expect to have some hands-on time with Samsung's latest and...

10 by Jason Inofuentes on 8/25/2011

Sprinkle brings Water Physics to Honeycomb

NVIDIA has talked in the past about its Tegra Zone marketplace, which is home to Tegra-optimized games. Well, today they've announced availability of a game which caught our eye...

7 by Brian Klug on 8/25/2011

TouchDroid Project Bringing Android to HP Touchpad

The open source community is wasting no time taking ownership of HP's orphaned Touchpad tablet: a new group called the TouchDroid team is looking to bring Android to the...

18 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/22/2011

Minecraft Now Available for Sony's Xperia Play

The first exclusive for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play has arrived. Indie gaming sensation Minecraft, from Mojang, hit the Android Market today in the form of Minecraft: Pocket Edition...

6 by Craig Getting on 8/16/2011

Observations on the Google-Motorola Purchase

If you've been on the Internet for very long today, you've probably already heard about this: Google intends to purchase Motorola Mobility Holdings for $12.5 billion, or about $40...

56 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/15/2011

Google Acquires Motorola Mobility

Google has just announced that they will acquire Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. (or more commonly known as just Motorola). Google will be paying $40 per share, which means a...

19 by Kristian Vättö on 8/15/2011

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G LTE Review

Using a tablet outside of the home in areas where WiFi isn't prevalent is unbelievably frustrating. Sure it's nicer to use the larger screen of a tablet compared to...

41 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/15/2011

Symantec Releases Free Security Software for Android

Symantec, well known for its extensive lineup of security products on both the Windows and Mac platforms, today released Norton Mobile Security Lite, a freeware security product aimed at...

13 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/11/2011

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play: Where Do You Want To Take Your Gaming Today?

The debate over the potential (or not, depending on your perspective) for cellular handsets to supplant dedicated portable gaming consoles was already at the 'dull roar' stage when Steve...

36 by Brian Dipert on 8/8/2011

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