WiFi

Skytex Primer Pocket 4-inch Wi-Fi Android Device Now Available

So you're in the mood for something relatively tiny and extremely low in cost considering it's attached to no data plan? How about an Android device by the name of Skytex Primer Pocket? It's certainly not the most magnificent device you've ever beheld, it having a 4.3-inch 480 x 272 pixel resolution multi-touch resistive touch panel LCD display, a 600 MHz MIPS Xburst processor with a 400MHz DSP for video playback, and Android 2.2 Froyo onboard. On the other hand, think of how awesome this little number would have seemed a year or two ago!

Pandigital Planet, Nova and Star budget tablet trio revealed

Pandigital has outed a trio of new Android tablets, as well as the promise of a high-end model by the end of the quarter. The Pandigital Planet, Nova and Star will all hit shelves this month, each toting a 7-inch touchscreen - 800 x 480 on the Star; 800 x 600 on the Planet and Nova), WiFi, Barnes & Noble's eBookstore app preloaded, and both WiFi and HDMI connectivity. Unfortunately, as the $159 starting price might suggest, we're not looking at Honeycomb here. Instead, the Planet and Star each run Android 2.2 Froyo, while the Nova steps up to 2.3 Gingerbread. Pandigital tells us that future firmware updates are in the pipeline, but it's unclear whether that will ever include a step up to Google's tablet-centric Android branch. Both the Planet and Star have 2GB of integrated memory, while the Nova doubles that to 4GB; there's a microSD card slot and USB On-The-Go support, though with a mini USB port you'll need an adapter if you want to plug in a regular thumb-drive or peripherals. Pandigital has struck a deal with GetJar to include the software download store on all three models - there's no official Android Market access, at least until the hacks arrive - and there are apps for email, browser, the camera (rear on all models; front-facing on the Star) for stills and video and the OfficeSuite Viewer for opening documents. The Pandigital Planet (R70A200) is on sale today for $189, while the Pandigital Nova (R70F400/ R70F452) will arrive this week for $189. The Pandigital Star (R70B200) will follow on in mid-August for $159. Meanwhile, Pandigital is promising a "flagship" tablet for September, though details won't be released until next month. [gallery]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi Version Available Nationwide Tomorrow

Get your wallets and or plastic ready because tomorrow the thinnest and lightest Android tablet is being released nationwide. The extremely thin and extremely lightweight Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi version is going to be for sale across multiple sites and retailers everywhere. It will be available at places like Best Buy in-store and online, Fry's Electronics, Amazon, Newegg.com and more. You should all know plenty about this tablet already, it is running on Android 3.1 the latest version of Honeycomb and it is super thin and impressive to say the least.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Review [Wi-Fi Edition]

Welcome to the ongoing epic story we've got unfolding here at Android Community with the Samsung Galaxy Tab series, having reviewed just about every version of the original tab, then seeing this newest series before its software was even connected to its hardware, moving on then to the official announcements and pre-release hands-on of the 8.9 and the 10.1 and yes, the most popular review of the Google I/O Limited Edition Galaxy Tab 10.1 on the internet. Now we've got the official Wi-Fi edition of the 10.1 tab on our desk and it's time to cross check and review this iteration - yes indeed!

Sony S1 tablets hit FCC

Sony's S1 Honeycomb tablet has crossed the FCC, following its clamshell cousin the Sony S2. Four versions of the S1 are listed, the  SGPT111US/S, SGPT112US/S, SGPT111CA/S and SGPT112CA/S, with Sony suggesting that the only differences are for "marketing purposes." We're guessing that's two models for the US and two for Canada, perhaps with different amounts of memory inside. All four get WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR but, unlike with the S2, there's no 3G/4G connectivity. We spoke too soon: the S1 has a separately listed 3G module, the same HSPA+ capable Ericsson chipset as the S2. Sony has previously said that the S1 and S2 will go on sale sometime this fall, perhaps with a change of name before that happens. The tablets run Android, but other hardware has been left undetermined; however, Sony has confirmed that the S1 will function as a universal remote control, using a built-in IR emitter to tame your A/V setup. [via SlashGear]

HTC Flyer WiFi Review

A lovely white plastic and silver metal chassis, a smooth 7-inch 1024 x 700 pixel resolution capacitive touchscreen capable of working with special Scribe pen surrounded by a generous black border, cameras on both front and back, HTC's newest version of Sense UI, a 1.5 GHz single-core processor, capable of accepting microSD card, working with Bluetooth 3.0, DLNA streaming, Wifi 802.11 b.g.n, micro-USB (of the 12-pin micro-USB 2.0 variety,) and GPS. This is the HTC Flyer tablet as carried by Best Buy in the USA, containing 16GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM, and a partridge in a pear tree. See our full review and get your hands on the giant handset - or one tiny tablet, whichever you prefer, of course!

Google Rolling Out Fix for Android Security over Wifi

Over the last few days there has been some talk regarding another security issue in Google's Android OS. Apparently there is a problem where 3rd party's could potentially access and snoop around in a users Calander, and Contacts. From what we are hearing this is a security loophole that is causing some snooping while a user is operating on a Wifi network. Google quickly mentioned this has been fixed in Android 2.3.4 and above but all earlier versions need the fix, that is like 99% of Android phones.

Motorola Xoom 3.1 update hitting 3G and Wifi models both already

So you have all been following along with Google I/O right? If not check out all things I/O here. There were so many announcements about Android Ice Cream Sandwich, and Android 3.1 Honeycomb updates and more. For those that might have missed it Android 3.0 Honeycomb is being officially upgraded to 3.1 and the roll-out started OTA yesterday. From the Google event word was spread that it was for 3G only, and Wifi Xooms would have to wait a few weeks.

Make a WiFi webcam from an Android phone

We came across a nifty little tutorial that can turn an Android smartphone into a wireless webcam. The tutorial, on Instructables, uses an Android and PC app called DroidCam. We just tested it out and while it crashed a few times, it worked quite well with Skype, making it a viable video chat option for those who don't want to buy a separate camera. Here's a breakdown on how to set it up.
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