"Project Glass". It's a wearable glasses-like device that presents a transparent screen, introducing an overlay of web-connected data to your everyday life. It's not a full pair of glasses as some expected - the transparent screen is a small strip that hangs above the user's right eye - but it looks like it either connects directly to the Internet over a mobile broadband connection or uses a tethered connection from a phone.
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Instagram is up on the Google Play Store and ready for download. The much-anticipated photo and sharing service had been an iOS exclusive since its debut way back in 2010, but the company has been teasing hundreds of millions of Android users with the release for months. The app is free, though you'll need a free Instagram account to use it, and any Android device running 2.2 or later is welcome at the party.
Acer has outed its first quadcore Ice Cream Sandwich tablet, the Acer Iconia Tab A510, a 10.1-inch slate running Android 4.0 on NVIDIA's Tegra 3 chipset. The A510 has a 1280 x 800 10-point touchscreen with 85-degree viewing angles, a microHDMI port, micro USB 2.0 port and microSD card reader. Inside there's 32GB of storage and 1GB of RAM, along with WiFI a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR. A front camera runs at 1-megapixel and is fixed focus, while the 5-megapixel rear camera supports autofocus and can simultaneously snap stills while recording HD video. Polaris Office 3.5 along with various other apps are preloaded, together with Acer's own clear.fi DLNA streaming system and the Acer Ring UI. The chassis is 10.2(w) x 6.9(d) x 0.43(h) inches and weighs a little over 24 oz, and bears both Acer and Olympics logos as it's apparently an "Olympic Games Tablet Edition." The Acer Iconia Tab A510 is up for pre-sale today, priced at $449.99, and available in black or silver. A matching case with integrated stand is priced at $39.99. [gallery]
Google Play, things are about to get crazy. They've just launched what I can only describe as a HUGE sale on just about everything. With Play of the Day deals on music, movies, apps, and more. Offering 25 of their most popular apps for only 49 cents.
Transformer was the first to update to new versions of Honeycomb, the Prime was the first to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Now ASUS has mentioned Android 5.0 and Jelly Bean, and we sure are excited.
a quick rumor about it yesterday, but now we can lay it to rest: Verizon is getting the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 on Thursday, March 1st. It's the first version of Samsung's Super AMOLED tablet to go on sale in the United States, and as a consolation prize for waiting nearly six months after it was announced, it's packing 4G LTE to boot. Naturally it runs Honeycomb (no word on a timeframe for an Ice Cream Sandwich) and Verizon gets the smaller 16GB version. The tablet starts a $499.99 on a two-year contract, or a whopping $699.99 without.