Toshiba updates AC100 to Android 2.2 with Flash Player support

Toshiba's Froyo update for the AC100 smartbook has been released, bringing Android 2.2 along with Flash Player 10.1 support to the Tegra 2 based ultraportable. Spotted by owner Steve Paine (of Carrypad fame), the 202MB update was pushed out this morning via Toshiba's official software upgrade tool. It replaces the Android 2.1 Eclair OS the AC100 launched with back in the second half of 2010, and will hopefully add up to a new turn of speed for the 10-inch ultraportable. Without a touchscreen, many of the original complaints about the AC100 will still stand, but at least it shows that Toshiba hasn't forgotten completely about the device. [via SlashGear]

Toshiba Honeycomb Tegra 2 tablet due first half 2011

The Toshiba Folio 100 failed to take the tablet world by storm, but the company isn't planning on leaving it at that. A new, unnamed Toshiba tablet prototype running NVIDIA's Tegra 2 chip has shown up, with Engadget grabbing some time with a non-functional prototype. The slate won't arrive until Google release Android Honeycomb. Specs include a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 capacitive touchscreen, rear 5-megapixel camera, front 2-megapixel camera, accelerometer, ambient light sensor and a removable battery. There's also HDMI, USB, mini-USB and an SD card reader, along with interchangeable rubberized rear door panels. The slate weighs in at 1.7lbs and will be 0.6-inches thick; Toshiba say it'll drop sometime in the first half of this year.

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. 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.
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