Galapagos

Sharp Shows Off 7″ Android 3.2 Galapagos Tablet

Today Sharp has unveiled their newest tablet and this one will be running Android 3.2 Honeycomb on a small 7" form factor. This Android slate looks nice and has an aluminum uni-body design around back and will be powered by those specs we are all used to for tablets. NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core 1 Ghz processor, 1GB of ram and should have 8GB internal storage.

Sharp Galapagos 7-inch Android Tablet Passes FCC

Hoo boy wouldn't you like to get your hands on a device named after a pile of islands? That's what Sharp is banking on, and if our brief history with the Galapagos name is any indication, we're in for a hit-or-miss ride. What this tablet COULD mean for us is a 7-inch tablet (though in the past we've also hear 5-inch and/or 10-inch, just to cover all the bases, and an Android with massively present user interface overlay. Big fat tablets from the East, what we desire!

Android Disney Phone Detailed [Video]

Last time we spoke about this lovely Mickey Mouse branded phone, we didn't know all that much about it. Now we've got a bit of a tip from a fellow named Paul.F who has shown us the way to the official Disney Phone homepage in Japan. This is the DM009SH, previously believed to be a re-branded version of the Galapagos 003SH, this one appears to be not all that far off point. This is Disney's first Android smartphone (and indeed their first smartphone period, if you want to think of it that way,) all previous models being lower-tier flipphones and other tiny products. Here's the big mouse.

Sharp Galapagos tablets headed to US early in 2011

Back in November, we caught word that the Sharp Galapagos Android tablets would be hitting Japan in 2010. If you are in the US and want one of the Sharp tablets, you were probably hoping that Sharp would announce the tablets for American in time for the holiday season this year. That didn’t happen, but the good news is that you won't need to wait long to get the Galapagos tablets if Santa didn’t get you an Android device.

Sharp Galapagos tablets due in Japan on December 10

Sharp has announced that its Galapagos Android tablets will arrive in Japan on December 10, with the 5.5-inch EB-W51GJ-R/-S priced at 39,800 yen ($475) and the 10.8-inch EB-WX1GJ-B coming in at 54,800 yen ($654). Initially the slates will be paired with an ebook and emagazine download store, but in Spring 2011 Sharp expects to open up video and music downloads to the pair. Your money gets you a 1024 x 600 display on the smaller units, 1366 x 800 on the larger, complete with an 8GB microSD card in the box and WiFi for browsing. More details in our hands-on.

Ameri-Smartphone Moon over Japan – Sharp Corporation to Release Galapagos Android Devices

So you're walking around a city in Japan, it's about five or ten years back, what do you see? Japan-born electronics as far as the eye can see. Now you're in that same city, it's 2010 - what do you see? iPhones. Tons of iPhones. And what else do you see a spattering of? Android-based phones. Just a spattering, but they're on the rise. In a country known as the Galapagos Islands of mobile phone markets for their wonderful and varied selection of devices and systems, a new wave is cresting, a wave of American-made mobile tech - and app developers are in the mood for surfing.

Sharp announces 2 new Android Ereader tablets, named Galapagos

Sharp has officially announced 2 new eReader tablets that it has been working on. The 2 tablets, one “mobile” and one “home”, short for small and big, are code named Galapagos. This is not only the bizarre name of the hardware but also Sharp’s new eBook ecosystem. The home model is a 10.8-inch LCD with a resolution of 1366 x 800, while the mobile version is only 5.5 inches with a 1024 x 600 resolution display. Video demonstration after the cut.