WiFi

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.

WiFi Only Galaxy Tab 7″ hardware differs from 3G model

This looks like nothing but bad news, according to some pretty unhappy users over at the XDA forums it looks like the WiFi-Only Samsung Galaxy Tab (original 7" model) has been downgraded on more than just a few things. It is much less than just a Galaxy Tab with no 3G radio inside. This has nothing to do with the upcoming 8.9" or 10" but it is disturbing news either way. Users are reporting it to have different hardware inside all together, with Samsung never mentioning this that is not cool. Weaker GPU that performs much worse in gaming, video playback taking a huge hit with that as well, even lack of HDMI features and more.

Android Community’s Gigantic XOOM Contest!

What's that? You're completely unaware that Android Community is giving away not one, not two, but THREE Motorola XOOM tablets? That's right, our pals at NVIDIA have busted open their generosity boxes and worked with us to give away three XOOM tablets here on Android Community and two more over on our sister site SlashGear. The entry rules are magnificently simple, two or three clicks and you're in - everyone has an equal chance at winning - what are you waiting for?!

Reminder: We’ve got a XOOM Giveaway Going on!

What the heck, you didn't know we had a Motorola XOOM giveaway going on? You've gotta get in on this! We've got three whole wifi-only XOOM tablets here for you to win, and we've got some entry rules so simple that a dog could do it! On the other hand, only humans are eligible, so no dogs, please. Take a peek below at the rules on how to enter, then DO IT!

WIN a XOOM in Android Community’s Gigantic Tablet Giveaway!

It's the day you've been waiting for, the day where we give you one of THREE Motorola XOOM tablets we've got stowed away, courtesy of our awesome friends at NVIDIA! Of course, as you know, the Motorola XOOM Android 3.0 Honeycomb-laden 10.1-inch tablet is powered by NVIDIA's always excellent Tegra 2 dual-core processor, and the ones we've got for you here at the wifi-only versions. That means no data plan for you, just a free and clear powerhouse of an Android tablet! We're going to use this opportunity to get everyone in the community hooked up with our recently born AC Facebook page, too - wins for everyone!

Motorola XOOM 16GB Confirmed, Set to Compete with iPad 2

So all you XOOM fans out there with a hankering for a tiny monster the same size as your minimalistic iPad 2 Wifi-only 16GB, you're in luck! Our good pals at DroidLife have happened upon a screenshot from inside of what appears to be Verizon's network showing a Motorola XOOM 16GB that appears for now to be 3G, upgradable to 4G only. Now if only we could get this fancy little lady to be available for under $600 - or perhaps that's the situation!

XOOM WiFi gets pre-release price cut

The Motorola XOOM WiFi has seen a price cut, with UK retailer Dixons slashing the slate to £379.99 ($617). That's despite sales of the Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet not even having started yet. Your money gets you 32GB of storage, a 10.1-inch touchscreen, NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and twin cameras. According to Dixons the XOOM WiFi will begin shipping sometime this week. The 3G version of the XOOM, currently a Carphone Warehouse exclusive, remains at £599.99. More on the XOOM in our full review.

Samsung Galaxy Tab WiFi-only P1010 ships March 31 tips Amazon

Amazon UK is taking pre-orders for the WiFi-only Samsung Galaxy Tab P1010, with the 7-inch slate expected to begin shipping on March 31. Priced at £299 ($477), the P1010 is £100 less than the unlocked, SIM-free 3G version that has been on sale for several months now. Last we heard, the US launch of the WiFi-only Galaxy Tab would take place on April 4, though currently the slate is nowhere to be found on Amazon US. However, the dates certainly align, suggesting Samsung's cheaper version is finally ready to make its debut. Although Samsung reached the market quickly with the original Galaxy Tab, it faced significant criticism over pricing. US carriers had demanded that the voice-call capabilities be disabled, and sold the slate with a data contract (generally lasting two-years).
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