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Archos Arnova 9 G2 budget-friendly tablet revealed

Honeycomb may be all the rage with Archos' top of the line tablets, but they never miss an opportunity to make good with the low end as well. Behold the Arnova 9 G2, a Gingerbread 9.7-inch affair with tablet-friendly modifications to Android. Even so, the tablet packs in some respectable hardware with a 1Ghz ARM processor and 8 gigabytes of built-in storage.

CyanogenMod team begins work on CM9 Ice Cream Sandwich, skips Honeycomb

CyanogenMod is without a doubt the most popular and prolific of the myriad custom Android ROMs, and now that the Ice Cream Sandwich source code is available, the team is hard at work on an Android 4.0 version. Cyanogen and his teammates only work with AOSP code, so they haven't bothered with the various SDK ports that have popped up recently. Steve "Cyanogen" Kondik confirmed that work has begun in his Twitter feed.

Netflix updates with new tablet-friendly UI

Netflix customers using an Android tablet got a surprise late last night, when a new version of the Android app sporting a completely revamped UI showed up in the Market. The new user interface appears to be contingent upon screen resolution, not operating system, so those of you rocking a Froyo or Gingerbread tablet can get in on the action as well. In a few days the new UI will be showing up on the Nook Tablet and Kindle Fire.

Swiftkey X Beta brings better tablet support, we go hands-on

With its advanced text prediction and easily theme-friendly interface, Swiftkey X is the software keyboard of choice for a lot of Android users. Developer TouchType sent us the new beta for Swiftkey X, in both smartphone and tablet versions. We couldn't resist trying it out. The most important new feature is the ability to customize the height of the keys themselves. Take a look:

Team Xron’s CM7 dresses up your TouchPad in Honeycomb

Just like the rest of us, the CyanogenMod team doesn't have access to the Honeycomb source code, so for now the best they can do for custom ROMS and the HP TouchPad is Gingerbread. But themers are a crafty bunch, and since CyanogenMod is open sourced, a group calling themselves Team Xron has released a skinned version to at least make you feel like you're using a tablet OS. Users won't have access to Honeycomb apps, but the various customizations do make Gingerbread look pretty slick.

Android Community Weekly: October 30, 2011

It's time to wrap up the last week of tech news for October 2011 - just in time for Halloween tomorrow. Monday, HTC partnered with DropBox to offer all Android users 5GB of free storage on their HTC devices. Whether or not this applies to HTC's past devices or only future ones still remains unclear. Also Monday, Cory Gunther performed a hands-on of the new HTC EVO Design 4G. Near the end of the week a much more comprehensive review was completed.

Best Buy is selling the HP TouchPad you want with the HP computer you don’t

WebOS may be doomed, but there's still plenty of interest in the HP TouchPad, due to the dual charms of insane firesale pricing and an increasingly stable Android port. If you missed your chance to pick one up when inventories were liquidated, everyone's favorite evil electronics retailer Best Buy has your back. Not that you should show it to them. Limited stocks of 32GB TouchPads are available for the low, low price of $149... as long as you buy an HP-branded PC as well.

Spotify adds Android Preview app with Facebook sign-in and sharing

Now that United States citizens have been welcomed with open arms, Spotify's Android app is getting some much-needed love. The new version is available as a non-Market download from Spotify's blog, showing off some new social features. Users can now log in with either their original Spotify credentials or by connecting to Facebook - you don't even have to create a new account if you opt for the latter.

A week with CyanogenMod on the HP TouchPad [Video]

Like many out there, I jumped at the chance to get my hands on an HP TouchPad during its initial $99 fire sale specifically for the purpose of running Android on it. It's a very similar motive for when I bought a Barnes & Noble Nook Color, though in this case, I got a whole lot more tablet for the money. Like the Nook Color, the best (but not the first) option for running a full version of Android is the venerated CyanogenMod, now on its seventh version. I've spent the last week or so installing, customizing and generally playing with the one-two hardware and software combination - here are my impressions.
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