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Touchscreens may do double duty as solar panels

French company Wysips is working on a new technology which would cause smartphone touchscreens to do double duty as solar panels to recharge phones. The concept is quite interesting as it involves laying an ultra thin transparent photovoltaic film layer on top of the cellphone display screen. The film would capture energy not only from the sun, but any nearby light source. Projected recharge times would be about six hours from direct sunlight and a few hours longer from leaching energy from indoor lights. Wysips is already at work on the second generation of the technology, which looks to provide 30 minutes of talk time after just an hour in the sun.

Study: Nearly 70% CIOs to buy Tablets in 2011

Morgan Stanley strikes again with yet another interesting study which reflects the trend of CIOs planning to purchase tablet computers for employees in 2011. Over half of companies surveyed stated that they were either in the process of purchasing tablet computers or planning to by year's end. The trend shows that tablets are not only gaining traction, but reflect the belief by corporate America that they will make workers more efficient in their work.

Study: More Tablets, less trees

As HP moves to position their TouchPad tablet into the marketplace with wireless printing, they are also seeing that a tablet's ability to view and edit documents easily is making the demand for printing material drop pretty rapidly. And a Morgan Stanley study reflects that with the expectation that printer supplies revenue will drop by as much as 5 percent annually by 2012. That's certainly good news for the environment and bad news for printer companies.

Sony Leaks S1 PlayStation Tablet

Sony is finally getting into the tablet game with their development of the S1 Playstation Tablet. And it looks to be game centric with Playstation games, Sony music, eBooks and video on demand linked through Qriocity, Sony's proprietary subscription service in Europe.

Join Us With Google’s Honeycomb Showcase Stream

Today is a big day for Android. Google will officially be showing off Android 3.0 Honeycomb and will be giving full hands-on demos of the operating system for the first time. We're preparing to head over now, and you can join us with the live stream of the press event!

Google States Honeycomb is a Tablet Operating System

One of the biggest mysteries of the Honeycomb operating system was if it would also be available for smaller devices such as phones. After the initial walkthrough at this year's CES, it seemed that it might be able to function on a smaller screen, but an unnamed Google spokesperson has contradicted what we've heard and stated "...right now, [Honeycomb] is a tablet operating system."

Android Community Daily Wrap Up: December 15th 2010

It's the 16th of December and as we near the holidays and the end of the year, news is somewhat slow, we expect this to fully change come January with CES 2011. Have you not entered our Google Cr-48 giveaway? You might want to get on that as, if you win, you'll be one of the first to experience the Chrome OS on the Cr-48 before its launch. For the rest of the news covered here at Android Community, check below!

Android Community Daily Wrap Up: December 14th 2010

It has been quite a busy day here at Android Community. First and foremost, we're giving away two Google Cr-48 notebooks! If you win, you'll will be among the first group of people to get their hands on a Chrome OS notebook, as many notebooks aren't expected to hit shelves until mid 2011. We also posted our full review of the Samsung Nexus S, which is proving to be quite the device. For the rest of the news covered here at Android Community, check out the list below!
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