LG G Pad 8.3 and the Dell Venue 8 -- both of which are selling at a discount today.
Dell first brought mentioned Project Ophelia back in January, during CES. We learned some of the basics at the time, such as how this would be a 'computer on a stick' and how it would be running Android. The device then briefly turned up over the summer and now it looks like an FCC filing has been discovered.
Dell announced a pair of Android tablets earlier in the month. Those devices included the Venue 7 and Venue 8 and along with some specs, Dell offered up some pricing details and said they would both be available for purchase on October 18th. So as we had been expecting, the Dell Venue 7 and Venue 8 are available for purchase beginning today.
earlier rumors, Dell has re-entered the Android world this morning. Specifically, to the Android tablet market with the introduction of the Venue 7 and Venue 8 tablets. As the numbers in the name imply, these are 7-inch and 8-inch tablets and both are IPS with a resolution of 1280 x 800. Otherwise, both are sporting relatively low price points and both are expected to arrive a bit later in the month.
Chromecast device, Dell has started shipping test units of its own take on the "computer on a stick" concept. Named Project Ophelia, the Android-powered thumb PC is aimed to be an affordable, lightweight PC alternative, according to Pund-IT principal analyst Charles King.
Dell in the smartphone space these days, and it looks like that's only going to continue. The company has announced that it will be exiting the smartphone market entirely, as it wants to focus on its Windows PC and laptop business. Little surprise there, considering that Dell is a PC maker first, but it has dabbled in the smartphone space a few times in the past.
PC World that the company has no intention of producing more smartphones for the United States market. While a few of its Android devices like the 5-inch Dell Streak gained some notoriety, the Venue line and others never caught on in Dell's home country, at least not enough to make them profitable. Dell is continuing to produce and sell smartphones in India and some Asian territories. The last we heard, Dell had partnered with Chinese search engine Baidu for a special edition of the Streak Pro.
Dell Streak 5. Now it looks like the rest of the armed forces are getting in on the action. The Pentagon has certified Android 2.2 Froyo for use on all Department of Defense projects, and the Dell Venue has been approved for use in military applications. Classified information and proxy access can now be granted to that model of phone. It's likely that they'll get them in bulk from Dell.
update is available for you. Dell released the official update to Gingerbread for the Streak 5 tablet this week. The official Gingerbread ROM is available for the tablet right now and it is a 155MB update. Apparently you need to have stock recovery version 350 installed on the tablet.