This year’s Computex featured a lot of exciting new things in the world of Android. QuickBoot by Ubiquitous aims to shorten the time it takes to boot up Android to a fraction of the current time. It usually takes 30 seconds of more to for Android to boot up, this video has a device that does it in 1 second.
While we all wait for the arrival of the official Google TV, we may soon be able to get a taste of what’s to come from these 2 set-top-boxes. Both of them are capable of 3D television and should be available sometime this year. If that’s not enough good news for you, the highest one is expected to retail around $129.
Don’t be alarmed, the title is similar to the last but it isn’t the same story (not exactly). This is another Android 1.6 device by Acer that has been recently announced at this year’s Computex. This version shares a few things in common with the E130 as you will see later.
For the longest we’ve heard that the Cliq will join the ranks of Android 2.1 in Q2. Well, the end of Q2 is fast approaching, in fact there’s only a few more weeks left in Q2. Tmonews is now reporting that the Cliq will get 2.1 in the begging of July.
Not too long ago we found out Qik would be charging for “premium features”. This was an additional fee of $4.99 a month. Couple this fee with the 4G and hotspot fee and the EVO was becoming quite an expensive device to own. The good thing is this fee wasn’t mandatory, it just unlocked access to those unnamed premium features.
It’s about time Sprint placed this beauty on television. The first EVO 4G commercial has just leaked and its pretty good. The theme of this ad is “first”, as we all know, the EVO is the first 4G Android device to hit the US and the first 4G phone period to be offered.
The Compal 7 is an Android tablet that features the famed Tegra 2 chips, it was recently handled at the Netbook Summit here in San Francisco. Is it just me or is the wait for these NVIDIA Tegra 2 tablets following in the footsteps of Flash 10 for Android. It seems like we’ve been waiting on these to arrive for a year now. There have been many prototypes demonstrated with this awesome technology ad yet none of them has hit the streets yet.
Since Android 2.2 was released to developer’s phones recently, modders around the world has been working hard to port it to other Android devices. Froyo may be making its way to the Acer Liquid soon. A video posted by Josselin Cornou shows Android 2.2 running on the Liquid.
With the upcoming release of the HTC EVO 4G, Samsung Galaxy S and Dell Streak, the need for video calling software will increase drastically. Yes, most of these devices will come with preloaded software that can handle this but this is Android and there always room for choice. Fring will be the first to offer video calling software to Android and it is capable of a lot more than just that.
Viliv has manufactured many different types of PMP’s and Mp3 players. This rendition has the ability to run Android as well as Windows CE. This media player has a beautiful screen and can run Android 2.1. The only thing missing so far is a release date and price.