Sony Tablet S. With Sony's Playstation Suite integration and a great price this could be a nice grab for the holidays. Today the Tablet S is the Ebay Daily Deal and is being offered at a $100 discount, for just $399.
Springboard, T-Mobile is adding yet another tiny tablet to its lineup of connected devices. The new Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus will be available with T-Mobile "4g" bands, starting on November 16th, the same day as the Springboard. Prices start at $249.99 for a subsidized tablet on a two-year data contract, minus a $50 mail-in rebate. Contract-free pricing has not been announced yet.
T-Mobile Springboard is something novel. For just $179 (after a mail-in rebate and on contract, natch) you get a 7-inch Honeycomb tablet with a 720p screen and a dual-core processor. That makes the Springboard one of the smallest tablets around, and assuming you're down with T-Mobile's mobile data fees, one of the cheapest as well. The Springboard will be available starting on November 16th.
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.
ASUS Eee Pad Transformer owners should be happy to know an OTA update is hitting devices today. No, this is not Ice Cream Sandwich sadly but there are a few changes and improvements and so far we are hearing good things. The Transformer was updated to Android 3.2.1 Honeycomb late September, the latest version of Honeycomb and today that hasn't changed but we do have build version 188.8.131.52 in a small incremental update.
nearly cracked 40% of the worldwide Android platform. This month it's passed it, taking 43.9% and inching closer to the still-dominant Froyo. Android 2.2 is still running on just over half of all Android devices, nearly eleven months after Gingerbread's release. Android's tablet OS Honeycomb barely increased to 1.9%, up just two tenths of a percent in a month.
Motorola XOOM 2 and 8.2-inch Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition both being confirmed today. Each packing a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, splash-resilience and a pair of cameras - 1.3-megapixels upfront, 5-megapixels on the back - the only real disappointment is that they run Android 3.2 Honeycomb rather than 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Inside, each packs 1GB of RAM along with 16GB of storage. There are various preloaded business apps on the bigger tablet, while the Media Edition gets Motorola's music/video streaming app preloaded. The Media Edition also boasts 178-degree viewing angles. The XOOM 2 is 253.9 mm x 173.6 mm x 8.8 mm and 599g, 100g less than its first-gen predecessor, while the XOOM 2 Media Edition is 139 mm x 216 mm x 8.99 mm and 386g. Both have Gorilla Glass. No word on pricing, but they'll each arrive in the UK midway through November. [youtube x16LUdsMPqw] [gallery] [via SlashGear]
Toshiba Thrive 10" Honeycomb tablet. I recently saw it for $370 at Walmart although this deal is even better than that, but it wont last long.
official announcement of Google TV 2.0, apps specifically designed for integrated TVs and set-top boxes have started appearing in the web version of the Android Market. You can use this URL to check them out for yourself. There's just 28 results when you specifically search "for Google TV", and not all of them are true Google TV apps. The generic "Google TV" search shows thousands, most of which are just ordinary Android apps matching the search terms.