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Happy New Year from Your Friends at Android Community!

Joy un 2 the new year! We're here with our fabulous technology watching a double live stream of the New York Times Square ball drop event. Both of the streams we're watching are courtesy of the Toshiba end of the camera - it was the first live stream we found when searching for the event trying to see it live online, and it just happened to be a featured app in the Android Marketplace. The app had a bunch of features that allowed us to potentially interact with the event and both the stream on the laptop we're using, an ENVY 17 3D (see the full review soon on SlashGear,) and the app allowed us to see the event in a totally live stream.

Toshiba Folio 100 firmware addresses lag, multitouch, more

Toshiba has pushed out the promised firmware update for the Folio 100 tablet, with update v.2.2.5.0053 expected to address the responsiveness and multimedia processing issues which prompted retailer PC World to yank the slate from shelves. According to The Tech Blog, the new firmware does indeed address much of the lag. However, reports from xda-developers suggest that this isn't quite enough to bring the Folio 100 fully up to scratch, with the tablet still prone to going into deep sleep mode and demanding a reboot to get it working once more. The new firmware also lacks the Flash Player 10.1 plugin, which has to be installed separately.
1) screen/soft-touch responsiveness 2) lag fixes 3) Most importantly Pinch-and-Zoom capability for web-browsing and others. 4) Improved viewability (I think) 5) Smoother video/audio processing.

Toshiba TG01 May Now Run Android

According to XDA Developers Forum member Markinus, he's got a test build working for the Toshiba TG01 allowing a run of Android/Linux. He's been working on this for some time and continues to work on it and asks for feedback so as to improve the system as much as possible. Currently one of the bigger issues is calibrating the values which lead to accurate touchscreen tapping. You can access the first test build now and get to tappin and callin up your ol' pal Vader!

PC World yank Toshiba’s Folio 100 over poor buyer feedback?

Toshiba's Folio 100 Android tablet has supposedly been pulled from the shelves of retailer PC World, after high return rates from disappointed buyers. Engadget found an overpriced demo unit at their local store - the £999.99 figure is apparently meant to deter the stores from putting out stock and demo units, as some sort of internal shorthand, though it obviously didn't work this time - and had a play with what's described as "a letdown" of a tablet. Low pixel density, poor screen viewing angles and cheap plastics don't help, and that's before you get to the missing Android Market and bugs in pinch-zooming and other aspects. All things we put down to pre-production status in the Folio 100 we tried back at IFA 2010, but it seems Toshiba hasn't ironed out those bugs. We're waiting to hear back from all involved with the official word.

NTT DOCOMO Unveils Three New Android Phones, Coming Soon

NTT DOCOMO, over there in Japan, has just unveiled a plethora of new devices for their network, and while there's 28 to choose from, only three of them are worth mentioning on the Android front. The three new handsets feature plenty in the hardware department, but there's only one of them that will launch with Android 2.2 under the hood, while it's only one other that even mentions upgrading to the newer version of Android in the first half of 2011.

Toshiba AC100 Review with Closeups!

Toshiba is about to bite the bullet with one miraculous device that hopes to hang on to every market from huge smartphones to netbooks to the smallest of portables. All of that's here, borrowed and carefully screwed together in the Toshiba AC100. It looks like one thing, runs like another, and has a cute little Android inside of it.

KDDI out new ISO4, IS05 and IS06 Android smartphones

Japan has already taunted us with the Sharp IS03; now carrier KDDI is flaunting a further three Android smartphones that look reasonably tempting.  Toshiba, Sharp and Pantech are behind the new devices - the REGZA IS04, IS05 and SIRIUSα IS06 respectively - running Android and all toting 1-Seg digital TV tuners. The Toshiba REGZA IS04 has a 4-inch 854 x 480 touchscreen, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 12.19-megapixel camera and is waterproof.  It also has WiFi, Bluetooth and high-speed 3G data, together with a microSD card slot.  It'll land in Japan in January 2010, the only drawback being its Android 2.1 OS. The Sharp IS05 and Pantech IS06, meanwhile, get Froyo and 3.4-inch touchscreens (854 x 480 on the IS05, 800 x 480 on the IS06).  The IS05 has an 8-megapixel camera, Snapdragon, 720p HD video recording and Bluetooth/WiFi, while the IS06 has a 5-megapixel camera, and will drop in December. [gallery] [via Akihabara News]

Toshiba AC100 Arrives In The UK

The Toshiba smartbook AC100, running Android 2.1 is now available in the UK. Sad news is, that it is only the AC100-10Z, with no 3G access, but has Wi-Fi b/g/n for connectivity. Pricing is £292.52 including tax ($449), and that includes 8GB of flash memory along with Bluetooth.
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