Android 3.0

Swype 3.0 for Honeycomb BETA Review

We've got our hands on the brand new Swype 3.0 as it exists in beta, up for testing for Honeycomb devices. This beta is available to everyone who signs up for the program and you're freely welcomed to try it out for yourself at your own risk through Swype's own homepage. That said, let's have a demonstration / review look at this newest edition of the system and decide whether it's up to the task, the task being screens as big as your head!

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Arriving First On Verizon With 4G LTE?

At Google I/O earlier this week, every attendee got to walk away with a limited edition Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. We reviewed the slate and compared it with the Motorola XOOM and the LG G-Slate and we even did an epic unboxing battle to which you can vote a winner for a chance to win the limited edition tablet. And what's even better? Now we get word that the ultra thin and lightweight tablet may be heading to Verizon as its first carrier and sport speedy 4G LTE.

Advent Vega gets Honeycomb port complete with Hardware Acceleration!

Generally, when it comes to porting Honeycomb over to a tablet that hasn't had the official release of the OS you lose some important features and capability. One of those important features that it lost with every port out there is the hardware acceleration. Without hardware acceleration, the tablets will run Honeycomb, but things slow to a snail's pace when animation and transitions happen making the user experience less than ideal.

Notion Ink Adam Tablet gets a Honeycomb port

Man, when we reported earlier this week that Notion Ink was back with more Adam news, we didn't know they'd be back with a vengeance. But that seems to be the case as we've got two more bits of news about the home grown Android Tablet. The first bit of news is that a stalwart Android fan named MrGuy, has managed to port Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) onto his Adam. He's managed to boot up the system, install all his apps, and troubleshoot OpenGL issues which prompted Force Close. Pretty cool.

Acer Iconia Tab A500 deal at Best Buy

Best Buy is featuring the Acer Iconia Tab A500 in their weekly sales circular and at a pretty good price, too. The Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet is on sale for just under $450, cheaper than Motorola's XOOM, which is selling for around $600, WiFi only. It's also available now at that price, while the slightly cheaper EeePad Transformer (at $400) won't be out for another few weeks. And with our earlier report that users can root the Iconia (with a step by step guide included), the time is ripe to ask the question ... why wait?

ACER Iconia Tab A500 Rooted [Plus a Step by Step Guide!]

It seems as though we've come to a point in this lovely Android timeline where it's not if a device is going to get rooted, it's not even when, it's WHO will gain root. I suppose that's a little bit of when in there too, but mostly who. In this case it's monki-magic and his modified Gingerbreak apk (the original being made by Chainfire) - plus there's a few more players, but we'll get to that soon. What we're rooting here is the ACER A500 Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet and we've got a whole set of directions to offer up to you right here and now!

Lenovo Android ThinkTab leaked

Okay, it's not called that, it's called the Android ThinkPad Tablet. But don't you think ThinkTab is more catchy? Regardless of what it's called, details of the new Lenovo Honeycomb Tablet have been leaked. And Lenovo looks to be catching the Android, and leaving Windows behind.

HTC Flyer preorders start Monday at Best Buy

HTC Flyer fans, you're wait is nearly over. As we reported here, Best Buy is now making it official with preorder details and pricing. Beginning on Monday, April 25, 2011, you will be able to pre-order the WiFi version of the Android Tablet for $499 through the Best Buy website. One thing though, the Flyer will not come with Android 3.0 (Honeycomb), but has Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) preloaded instead, with HTC Sense. Google hasn't made Honeycomb available just yet to HTC. And it may not, since we reported last month that Google is requiring separate license for the Honeycomb OS and is blocking updates from all Android 2.x tablets.

Android Community’s Gigantic XOOM Contest!

What's that? You're completely unaware that Android Community is giving away not one, not two, but THREE Motorola XOOM tablets? That's right, our pals at NVIDIA have busted open their generosity boxes and worked with us to give away three XOOM tablets here on Android Community and two more over on our sister site SlashGear. The entry rules are magnificently simple, two or three clicks and you're in - everyone has an equal chance at winning - what are you waiting for?!

Reminder: We’ve got a XOOM Giveaway Going on!

What the heck, you didn't know we had a Motorola XOOM giveaway going on? You've gotta get in on this! We've got three whole wifi-only XOOM tablets here for you to win, and we've got some entry rules so simple that a dog could do it! On the other hand, only humans are eligible, so no dogs, please. Take a peek below at the rules on how to enter, then DO IT!
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