Monthly Archive: December 2013
hitting Japan in 2010. If you are in the US and want one of the Sharp tablets, you were probably hoping that Sharp would announce the tablets for American in time for the holiday season this year. That didn’t happen, but the good news is that you won't need to wait long to get the Galapagos tablets if Santa didn’t get you an Android device.
ARMDevices caught up with the company for an overview, which you can see below, and then MP4Nation grabbed some in-house footage of Rockchip benchmarking an RK29xx-powered smartphone prototype. The device managed a Quadrant score of over 1,900 points, besting a TI OMAP3530 powered tablet by around 400 points. Rockchip expect to officially launch the RK29xx chipsets at CES 2011 next week. Rockchip RK29xx Overview: [youtube mFTvklDv7eU] Rockchip RK29xx Testing: [youtube KuZnKHBwM5g]
crossing the FCC, suggesting a US release is in the works. Already on sale in Europe in 8GB and 16GB versions for some time now, the Android 2.1 PMP has a 3.2-inch 480 x 320 resistive touchscreen. There's also WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth and a microSD slot, together with a 2-megapixel camera on the rear. [via GottaBeMobile]
Lookout, the Geinimi malware is installed as a side-effect of compromised third-party applications; these have been found in Chinese app stores. Installed, the trojan sends the phone's location coordinates and unique identifiers for the device (IMEI) and SIM card (IMSI) to remote servers. Titles in the Android Market are clean, however, so only those users who side-load apps onto their smartphones should be at risk. Still, it's a good idea to check the security permissions on each app rather than blindly stab at the OK button, since these compromised Geinimi titles ask for far more access to your phone than a regular app might.
absence of standard 4G, but Android and Me's source suggests there's a PCI express card slot on the Motorola slate for the necessary modem. The DROID XOOM is expected to drop at CES 2011 next week, with a teaser campaign counting down the days to the show. It runs Android 2.3 Honeycomb on an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor.
The device features a unique over-molded PVD stainless steel structure which houses some impressive internals. These include:
- 1 GHz processor
- 3D Graphics accelerator
- HDMI out
- 7-inch capacitive touch screen
- Android 2.2