With the latest I/O conference, Google has finally publicly made public its plans for its new runtime on Android. The Android RunTime, ART, is the successor and replacement for Dalvik, the virtual machine on which Android Java code is executed on. We’ve had traces and previews of it available with KitKat devices since last fall, but there wasn’t much information in terms of technical details and the direction Google was heading with it. Contrary to other mobile platforms such as iOS, Windows or Tizen, which run software compiled natively to their specific hardware architecture, the majority of Android software is based around a generic code language which is transformed from “byte-code” into native instructions for the hardware on the device itself. Over the years and from...

T-Mobile Introduce HSPA+ Equipped Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus

With the WiFi SKU just a week from release, we knew we'd see a cellular radio sporting SKU crop up sooner or later. And so, T-Mobile and Samsung announced...

5 by Jason Inofuentes on 11/8/2011

Barnes & Noble Introduces Nook Tablet

Barnes & Noble today unveiling its new Nook Tablet, the follow-up to its modestly successful Nook Color tablet. Like the Nook Color and Amazon's upcoming Kindle Fire, the device...

8 by Andrew Cunningham on 11/7/2011

Confirmed: Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Uses Exynos SoC

In August, at the TouchWiz UX event, we asked a Samsung representative when we would see Exynos in a tablet, he promised it would be within the year. They've...

23 by Jason Inofuentes on 11/2/2011

Dell Introduces Latitude ST Business Tablet

Dell today announced its Latitude ST, a 10.1" 1.8 pound Windows 7 tablet aimed directly at Windows-centric IT shops. There's nothing particularly inspiring about the Latitude ST's hardware: a 1.5...

9 by Andrew Cunningham on 10/27/2011

Toshiba Releases 6.1" Display with Resolution of 2560x1600

Pretty much ever since the iPhone 4 with retina display was launched, resolutions have played a major role in smartphone market. In September, Samsung unveiled Galaxy S II HD...

50 by Kristian Vättö on 10/22/2011

Samsung Bringing Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus To US: 1.2 GHz Dual-Core Tablet For $399

Samsung hasn't been shy about pumping out Android tablets abroad, and so far we've seen them trickling our way steadily but surely. And so, today Samsung announced that the...

13 by Jason Inofuentes on 10/21/2011

Samsung Bringing Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus To US: 1.2 GHz Dual-Core Tablet For $399

Samsung hasn't been shy about pumping out Android tablets abroad, and so far we've seen them trickling our way steadily but surely. And so, today Samsung announced that the...

13 by Jason Inofuentes on 10/21/2011

Asus Teases The Transformer Prime; Kal-El Tablet Due Nov. 9th

With the rapid pace of the tablet market showing no signs of slowing, Asus CEO Jonney Shih pulled out the Transformer successor, apparently called the Transformer Prime, while on...

21 by Jason Inofuentes on 10/19/2011

ARM's Cortex A7: Bringing Cheaper Dual-Core & More Power Efficient High-End Devices

How do you keep increasing performance in a power constrained environment like a smartphone without decreasing battery life? You can design more efficient microarchitectures, but at some point you’ll...

77 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/19/2011

Time for Unification: RIM Announces BlackBerry BBX for Smartphones & Tablets

With its PlayBook tablet RIM introduced a brand new mobile platform built on QNX's Neutrino 6.5 OS. The result was an extremely smooth user experience with great multitasking support...

28 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/18/2011

HP TouchPad 3.0.4 Update Now Available, Adds non-webOS Phone Pairing

HP just let us know that the TouchPad, its recently discontinued tablet with an unknown future, is getting another software update over the air today. Version 3.0.4 of the...

10 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/18/2011

ASUS Eee Pad Slider Review

I understand the appeal of tablets. Regardless of OS, they all provide a far more intimate experience when browsing the web and reading emails. I genuinely prefer doing both...

35 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/4/2011

Adobe Announces New Tablet Apps

Adobe has announced a new suite of apps for Android and iOS tablets designed to integrate with the company's desktop applications, and to allow for basic editing and sharing...

3 by Andrew Cunningham on 10/4/2011

Samsung Gives Portability Another Try with Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus

The original 7-inch Galaxy Tab wasn't all that impressive. It was a premature release with an inadequate SoC running a version of Android intended for smartphones, not tablets. Since...

11 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/30/2011

Amazon Kindle Fire: A $199 Kindle Tablet

In a move that has been anticipated for sometime, Amazon has introduced their own branded Android tablet, the Kindle Fire. Though based on Android, you won't be confusing this...

81 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/28/2011

Toshiba Unveils Thrive 7" Tablet

Now that the 10” tablet market is pretty well fleshed out, the new hot device to have this season is a smaller tablet in the 7-9” range. Toshiba came...

12 by Vivek Gowri on 9/28/2011

The Wait is Over: Samsung Announces the Galaxy Tab 8.9

When I first met the Galaxy Tab 8.9 in Florida earlier this year I felt like it may be the perfect tablet form factor: small enough to be really...

18 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/26/2011

Asus Eee Pad Slider Available Now For $479

Originally introduced in January at CES, alongside the Transformer, Asus has quietly announced the availability of the Asus Eee Pad Slider. You'll recall, the Transformer maintained the traditional tablet...

18 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/20/2011

Kal-El Has Five Cores, Not Four: NVIDIA Reveals the Companion Core

Last week NVIDIA provided an update on its Tegra SoC roadmap. Kal-El, its third generation SoC (likely to launch as Tegra 3) has been delayed by a couple of...

74 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/20/2011

HP Offers Refund to European Touchpad, Pre3 Buyers

The HP Touchpad's troubled saga continues: the company's European arm is now offering partial refunds to anyone who brought the tablet at anything other than the bargain-basement fire sale...

8 by Andrew Cunningham on 9/14/2011

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