CyanogenMod 7 for HP TouchPad has made further progress today, as the developers have announced a tool called ACME Installer which will allow users to dual-boot CM7 with webOS on their TouchPad.
It’s been a long time since we last talked about CyanogenMod 7 for HP’s discontinued TouchPad tablet. It was all quite for the past two weeks from the developers, but today they uploaded an all-new video in which they demonstrate a tool called ACME.
It has been nearly a week since you’ve heard from us. Far, far too long.
Today we want to introduce you to “A CyanogenMod [...]
Folks interested in trying out Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread on the discontinued HP TouchPad are in luck, as a couple of days ago developers working on the TouchDroid project uploaded a comprehensive walkthrough detailing some of the many steps required to install Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread on the HP TouchPad. If you’re interested, you can follow the guide after the break.
News of the walkthrough comes from Touch-Droid Forums. Flashing Android on the TouchPad is a bit of a lengthy and risky process. It requires considerable skill with computers to follow and there is great potential that you might [...]
The ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro has a confusing name, operates much like a Microsoft Tablet PC from years ago and, while the concept of a “dual boot” tablet sounds appealing, it actually just runs Android 2.2 in Windows 7.
However, the ViewPad 10Pro has a few interesting perks that could line up well with the needs of some users, especially those in a corporate setting. The most important one is battery life. The 10Pro lasts for over eight hours, which is twice as long as the first ViewPad model, the ViewPad 10s. That means, for mobile pros who need to run Windows apps and switch [...]
You know all the good things about tablets such as the iPad 2 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1? Their beautiful screens, slick touch controls, speedy operations and excellent battery lives? What if you didn’t bother with all of those, and made a really, really cheap tablet instead?
Well, Binatone is here to answer that particular thought experiment, and you will be shocked – shocked! – to learn that the result is pretty undesirable.
But let’s start on a positive note. The form factor of the HomeSurf is fairly good. It’s quite light, it’s not too thick and it’s [...]
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It has taken two years for Sony to enter the tablet market, and in that time every manufacturer and their budget Taiwanese spin-off have colluded to fill the tablet market with dross.
This presents both and opportunity and a threat to Sony, and while there are many sub-standard tablets on the market, some great work has been done by a few companies, and there’s now a handful of successful, great value Android tablets to choose from.
Aside from the obvious iPad 2, which is the gold standard of design and usability, Samsung has unleashed a flurry of tablets, from the [...]
Top 10 Gaming Laptops – September 2011
This list is based on actual or estimated gaming performance, factoring in the hardware specification (particularly the graphics card) relative to the laptop’s size.
September Update: When buying a gaming laptop now–in Q3 2011–it should definitely be built around a 2nd-generation Core processor from Intel (Sandy Bridge). These CPUs are built with a 32nm manufacturing process and offer the best overall performance as well as the best performance per Watt. AMD machines based on the new A8 Fusion APUs are also an interesting alternative for gamers on [...]
If you’re looking for a tablet and don’t fancy an iPad, then Android is the way to go. (Don’t know what an Android tablet is? Check out: what is an Android tablet?)
There are other options out there; Windows 7 tablets are available, the BlackBerry PlayBook is on sale now and the HP TouchPad has come and gone in a flurry of £99 panic-buying. But Android 3.0 is currently the main OS rival to the iPad, and the products are creeping onto the shelves one by one.
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We’ve gone from zero Android tablets to stacks of the things in a very short [...]
Samsung has just unveiled a rather unexpected addition to its fleet of tablets, with the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. Available in both 16GB and 32GB varieties, this new slate is fueled by a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, runs Android 3.2 Honeycomb and features a seven-inch LCD with 1024 x 600 resolution. It also packs a two megapixel front-facing camera, along with a three megapixel shooter that supports 720p video, boasts 1GB of RAM and ships with Sammy’s TouchWiz UI baked-in. In terms of connectivity, you’ll find support for quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, 3G with 21Mbps HSPA and the usual smattering of [...]
This mysterious $35 tablet has broken our hearts, crushed our fantasies and even made unicorns cry with delay after delay. Today, HRD Minister Kapil Sibal assured us that the much anticipated slate will be released on October 5th — promising that this time, “[It's] not just a dream.” Evidently, the tablet has overcome the manufacturing problems that plagued the project previously and now production is proceeding according to a new plan. That means that five, seven and nine inch slates are said to be shipping to lucky Indian students in early October — sadly, both the Loch [...]
Okay, so it wasn’t much of a surprise, but Amazon finally has a tablet, and as expected its name picks up where the Kindle left off: Fire. Of course, rumors of an Amazon tablet date back to this time last year (if not before), but it seems that Jeff and co. have wisely chosen to get this thing out on the open market before having yet another wild and wacky holiday quarter. Bloomberg has curiously reported on some of the details before the event itself kicks off, noting that the 7-inch device will run a version of Android while acting much like a “souped-up Kindle.” The real kicker, [...]