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Android Community Daily News Round-Up

Today has been a busy one in the world of Android but I know you don't all have time to look through all the posts and forums so this is a little round-up just for you. I'll mention a few articles and link to them for your convenience. Lets start with SwiftKey X as it just launched on the market today and is available for both phones and tablets (not just Honeycomb either). They are offering both versions for a discount and only $1.99 til Saturday so hurry and get it while its hot (and cheap).

ViewSonic VB730 priced at $229

There are a lot of people out there that are on a budget, but still want some cool gadgets like a new Android tablet. The Xoom and some of the other really expensive tablets out there don’t fit the budget for lots of people interested in a new tablet . Some folks are shopping for a simple and cheap tablet with decent performance. Often these are the folks that end up rocking the cool Barnes & Noble Nook eReader powered by Android.

Viewsonic debuts new ViewBook 730 Android tablet

Viewsonic has added a new Android tablet to its line of offerings called the ViewBook 730. The tablet has a 7-inch screen and runs Android 2.2 for the operating system. The little tablet has access to Amazon Apps, YouTube and all the other places you expect an Android tablet to access. The tablet supports the playback of 1080p content on your TV or other display via HDMI output and it has Viewsonic RiteTouch technology that allows both pen writing on the tablet and touch capability.

ViewSonic ViewPad 7x and dual-boot 10Pro confirmed

ViewSonic has refreshed its Android tablet range, with the new 7-inch ViewPad 7x offering Honeycomb on a 1024 x 600 touchscreen, while the 10.1-inch ViewPad 10Pro gives a choice of Froyo or Windows 7 on an Intel Oak Trail Atom processor. The ViewPad 7x - which leaked earlier this month - has a Tegra 2 processor and twin cameras, along with along with HSPA+, HDMI and DLNA support. It weighs 380g and has a microUSB port and an LED flash. As for the ViewPad 10Pro, that has a 1.5GHz Intel Oak Trail Z670 processor along with WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth and all the usual features you'd expect from an x86 tablet. Unfortunately ViewSonic's decision to go with Android 2.2 rather than Honeycomb looks likely to hurt the 10Pro's reputation. No word on pricing or release dates at this stage. [via SlashGear]

Viewsonic 7x puts Honeycomb on a Tegra 2 7-incher

Viewsonic's Android tablets attempts haven't quite hit the mark yet, but the company is readying a new Android Honeycomb model that could well change all that. The Viewsonic 7x is, Pocket-lint has heard, headed to Computex 2011 at the tail-end of this month, with a 7-inch touchscreen as the name suggests. Like other Honeycomb tablets we've seen, it'll pack NVIDIA's 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor, twin cameras - front and back, though no word on how many megapixels yet - and integrated HSPA+ WWAN. There's also the somewhat mysterious "greater support on the connectivity front" which we're assuming means WiFi, Bluetooth and USB along with the HDMI port, at the very least. DLNA and a distinctive patterned back panel round out the key specs of this 380g slate, which is expected to hit retail in June 2011. No word on pricing at this stage.

Viewsonic Viewpad 10 gets Android update

All Android users get excited on upgrade day for their device. New updates to newer versions of the Android OS bring with them all sorts of new features and bug fixes that will make devices work better. If you are a Viewsonic ViewPad 10 user today is your upgrade day with the little tablet jumping from Android 1.6 up to Android 2.2.

HBO to GO now in the Android Market

A few weeks back, we reported that HBO to GO would be coming to the Android Market. The we didn't know when it would be coming to Android, although it was strongly hinted at May 2nd in their commercials. Well, HBO has released it early and the app is now live. Users who subscribe to the PayTV service can download it to most Android devices.

Cyanogen Gingerbread Mod adds Droid support with bug fixes

A new update of Cyanogen 7 has been released, fixing a few bugs, adding a few new features, and bringing Gingerbread to the Motorola Droid. The new release, CM7.0.2, offers a built in theme engine, GPS fixes, a fix to the proximity and light sensor, as well as tablet and notification tweaks. The release comes fresh on the heels of 7.0.1 which was announced at the beginning of the month. But users complained of several bugs and the mod was prompted pulled and polished to get it ready for prime time.
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