Tegra 2

Honeycomb update for Notion Ink Adam a work-in-progress

Notion Ink has announced it is working on Android 3.0 Honeycomb for the Adam tablet, though an exact release date for the software update is still unknown. The news confirms, however, that the Tegra 2 slate will bypass Gingerbread altogether and look instead to Honeycomb, Google's tablet-centric version of Android. Doing so would be is understandable, given Notion Ink's work on the Eden UI and multitasking system, intended to turn the smartphone-suited OS into something workable for a 10-inch display. Notion Ink says it is working with NVIDIA at the moment for the necessary Tegra 2 polish. The company has also announced that some Adam touchscreens were damaged in transit, and which will affect deliveries of certain pre-orders; Notion Ink's touchscreen suppliers are working over the Chinese New Year to replace them. No word on other display issues some owners have reported, however.

Notion Ink’s Adam rooted & Android Market access added

Notion Ink's Adam tablet has been successfully rooted, and with it the Android Market added to the slate's software. The handiwork of NotionInkHacks, the root not only opens up Adam to modification but makes a few extra tweaks, for instance adding the Gingerbread keyboard as an option, and restoring the YouTube app. There's also a home switcher and Live Wallpaper support, along with a slight increase to the frame buffer rate which might just make the screen a little smoother. On the flipside, it's expected that using the new firmware will break the official Notion Ink OTA updates, but we're guessing that most users will be content with using offline updates if it means they get access to the Android Market. [youtube L4FyhHN4Dlg] [Thanks Kam!]

NVIDIA Tegra 3 detailed: quadcore, 3x graphics and sampling Q4 2011

Having seen a 3D-related section leak earlier, the remainder of NVIDIA's 2011 roadmap for mobile processors has emerged, and it's not just three-dimensions that the company is considering. According to the document - believed by Bright Side of News to have been prepared for MWC 2011 next month - NVIDIA expects to begin sampling the Tegra 3 SoC in Q4 2011, with two versions suiting tablets and smartphones respectively. The Tegra 3 T30 is headed to tablets, promising up to four 1.5GHz ARM Cortex A9 cores along with support for Blu-ray video and capable of driving a 1920 x 1200 panel, with 3x faster graphics and an ULP (Ultra Low Power) mode. Meanwhile the Tegra 3 AP30 is for phones, with either dual- or quad-cores, and capable of 1366 x 868 resolution displays. Both mean super-high resolution slates and handsets are possible, and both are expected to sample by the end of the year and then likely show up in new products come CES 2012. [via SlashGear]

Advent Vega gets v1.08 update; still no official Flash

Advent has pushed out a new firmware release for the Vega Tegra 2 tablet, v1.08, said to clear up several of the slate's bugs as well as improve screen responsiveness while on mains power. The release also updates the Vega's WiFi driver. However, the new firmware still doesn't include official Adobe Flash Player 10.1 functionality, which Advent yanked back in December over missing certification. That will be "available soon" the company says.

Tegra 2 3D Chips Coming Spring 2011

NVIDIA was huge in the mobile marketplace at this year's CES with the official unveiling of their Tegra 2 platform to be included in "Super phones." And now, according to a leaked slide from their upcoming Mobile World Congress presentation, they will have a Tegra 2 3D chip ready for Spring release.

LG Optimus 2X Now Available for Pre-Order in Europe

It looks like we're nearing the launch of the ultra powerful LG Optimus 2X in Europe. Expansys, a UK-based online retailer, and Ellos, a Danish retailer, have put the device up for pre-order. The device is listed at £499.99 (~$800) and the company is also offering it for free with a few contracts from Vodafone. Expansys has an expected launch date of March 21, 2011. Also in Europe, Danish store Ellos has the Optimus 2X up for pre-order for just 3599 DKK (~$650). They expect to see the device February 25, but this is just speculation at this time. The launch date for the device on T-Mobile USA is still yet to be announced, but if these international expected launches have any ground, we can expect to see the device in March. [Via AndroidCentral]

Notion Ink’s Adam slate ships today, Wednesday 19 2011

According to Notion Ink, the company's Adam tablets will ship out today, now that FCC approval codes can be printed onto the slate itself. As well as those pre-orders that are listed as shipping in January in their online status summary, Notion Ink is aiming to push out those orders estimated for February delivery. That's because the company apparently built in some extra time padding into the schedule, based on over-cautious fears about FCC delays. So, who'll be watching the post box eagerly? [gallery]

Mystery T225 Motorola Device Passes the FCC

The FCC has always been the main go-to for product leaks as they're ready to be released. This weekend a FCC filing was placed for a mystery Motorola device with model number T225. Could this be the XOOM or something new? The XOOM, being an obvious guess is further backed up by the T2 in the model number which could point to the tablet's Tegra 2 processor. Could this be the XOOM - how about a new unannounced tablet, or even a separate Android device? What do you think? Let us know in the comments! [Via Phandroid]

NVIDIA Tegra Zone coming to Android Market

CES saw a gob of tablets unveiled that will run the powerful NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and smartphones are coming with Tegra 2 as well. The problem some users run into on Android devices is that not all of the Android phones are created equal when it comes to gaming. You only have to look to Angry Birds to know that some devices just can cut it for mobile gaming as well as others.

LG Optimus 2X gets £500 UK pre-order ahead of Feb 21 release

UK retailer Expansys has put the LG Optimus 2X up for pre-order, with the Tegra 2 powered Android smartphone expected to arrive on February 21 2011. Priced at £499.99 ($779) SIM-free and unlocked, the Optimus 2X runs Android 2.2 on the NVIDIA dual-core 1GHz chip and has a 4-inch display and 8-megapixel camera. There's also an HDMI port and support for 1080p HD recording and playback. More on the Optimus 2X in our hands-on over at SlashGear. LG Optimus 2X hands-on: [vms e2df9b6c000b75b5da10]
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