Monthly Archive: May 2013
Looking Glass tablet has been caught crossing the FCC, complete with UMTS/WCDMA support for both AT&T and T-Mobile USA. The filing for the M02M - which is believed to have a 7-inch display and run NVIDIA's Tegra 2 chipset - also lists WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR. There's also a SIM card slot and an SD card slot, both accessed via a door on the side of the Looking Glass; it's unclear at this stage whether the tablet will be able to make voice calls, like the Dell Streak or not. It also seems that the back panel is non-removable, suggesting a non-user-replaceable battery. We're expecting to see the Looking Glass launch at CES 2011 next month as the Dell Streak 7. [via Engadget]
MyDroidWorld, the Motorola Build Blur (3.0.0) System 2.2 has been deodexed, busyboxed, and given root privileges. Motorola is yet to announce when - or if - the DROID 2 will get an official MOTOBLUR update, so for now this is probably the best way to enjoy the new UI. [gallery] [via IntoMobile]
Walt Mossberg, has pushed out his list of the best and worst reviewed products for 2010, and an Android device tops the charts for the most mediocre. According to Mossberg, the Dell Streak is "a tweener" that isn't big enough to be a successful tablet but is too large to be a smartphone. Android did show up in Mossberg's top gadget list, however, with the Samsung Galaxy S tied for third place with the iPhone 4.
Samsung Hub, the Samsung Galaxy Player YP-GB1 runs Android 2.2 Froyo on a Super LCD display, and has WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0. There's also T-DMB, SoundAlive audio-enhancing DSP and a 3.2-megapixel rear camera, along with a front-facing camera for video calls. It also gets Android Market access, despite not having 3G, along with Samsung's own appstore, and there's a microSD card slot and GPS. We're guessing there'll be more details, such as pricing, early next year. [via Gizmodo]
some spray-rubber can do to the Nexus S' battery cover, but a supposedly "limited edition" version of the Googlephone is even more appealing. Up for order at Negri Electronics, the difference is in the replacement back panel, which is covered in tiny Android logos. The regular Nexus S panel has a far more dull, generic pattern to it, so we much prefer this limited edition back-plate. It's not entirely clear whether it's the handiwork of Samsung, Google, or a third-party, but what we do know is that it doesn't come cheap; Negri is asking $843.50. [via Twitter]