Sony Ericsson LiveView update goes live: Bluetooth issues addressed says SE

Sony Ericsson has pushed out the promised LiveView update, promising improved stability of the remote display and automatic reconnection of the Bluetooth link. There's also support for a greater number of simultaneously installed plugins, now raised to 30.
  • Improved stability in the phone application (update available on Android Market since some weeks ago)
  • Improved plug-in handling and limit of number of installed plug-ins raised to 30.
  • Connection stability improved – most identified reasons for random disconnects should be fixed now.
  • There were some cases of random reboots reported, and all those reported crashes have now been resolved.
  • Compatibility with competitor phones is greatly improved, both in regards to stability and to battery life time.
  • Automatic reconnect when coming back in range improved.
As for those plugins, Sony Ericsson says there are over 30 in the Android Market today. The update will hopefully address some of the issues we experienced in our review of the LiveView over at SlashGear. You can find details on the update here.

Honeycomb update for Notion Ink Adam a work-in-progress

Notion Ink has announced it is working on Android 3.0 Honeycomb for the Adam tablet, though an exact release date for the software update is still unknown. The news confirms, however, that the Tegra 2 slate will bypass Gingerbread altogether and look instead to Honeycomb, Google's tablet-centric version of Android. Doing so would be is understandable, given Notion Ink's work on the Eden UI and multitasking system, intended to turn the smartphone-suited OS into something workable for a 10-inch display. Notion Ink says it is working with NVIDIA at the moment for the necessary Tegra 2 polish. The company has also announced that some Adam touchscreens were damaged in transit, and which will affect deliveries of certain pre-orders; Notion Ink's touchscreen suppliers are working over the Chinese New Year to replace them. No word on other display issues some owners have reported, however.

LiveViewGPS tracks your stuff from your Android phone

If you are the security conscious type that wants to protect your important gear like laptops, cars, and other valuables from being stolen you might want to put a GPS tracker on the stuff to keep up with it. LiveViewGPS has a ton of different GPS sensors that will track your gear and even track people.

Notion Ink Adam torn down by FCC

Like a bunch of you, we were excited at the prospect of the Adam tablet from Notion Ink. The thing looks really cool and has nice features. We were bummed that it kept getting delayed along the way to market though. Those delays finally disappeared not too long ago and the tablet landed in the hands of buyers all over the place.

Samsung promises dual-core Galaxy S2 & new Galaxy Tab range for 2011

Samsung has confirmed that it will be launching a dual-core successor to the Galaxy S in the first half of 2011, complete with a Super AMOLED Plus display; the handset is believed to be the Samsung Galaxy S2, tipped to arrive at MWC 2011 next month. Meanwhile, the company is also promising to "complement its Galaxy Tab with a range of devices to optimally meet various user needs." The news comes as part of Samsung's financial results for 2010, in which the company posted record revenue and sales of 80.7m mobile devices in total. Predicting a tough market ahead, Samsung says it will focus on "increasing shipments of high-end smartphones and tablet devices." [via SlashGear]

Samsung sells 2m Galaxy Tab slates in 3 months

Samsung has reportedly passed the 2m sales mark for the Galaxy Tab, less than three months after the Android slate first went on sale. The news follows Samsung's announcement of 1m Galaxy Tab sales in early December 2010, though still leaves the 7-inch tablet trailing Apple's iPad in popularity. However, Samsung might not mind that too much, given it has supposedly inked a deal with Apple to supply mobile processors for future devices; more, in fact, than it will be using for its own products. [via SlashGear]

Notion Ink’s Adam rooted & Android Market access added

Notion Ink's Adam tablet has been successfully rooted, and with it the Android Market added to the slate's software. The handiwork of NotionInkHacks, the root not only opens up Adam to modification but makes a few extra tweaks, for instance adding the Gingerbread keyboard as an option, and restoring the YouTube app. There's also a home switcher and Live Wallpaper support, along with a slight increase to the frame buffer rate which might just make the screen a little smoother. On the flipside, it's expected that using the new firmware will break the official Notion Ink OTA updates, but we're guessing that most users will be content with using offline updates if it means they get access to the Android Market. [youtube L4FyhHN4Dlg] [Thanks Kam!]
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