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By Macktion On 9 Dec, 2011 At 10:57 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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In a move that has surprised us all, HP has decided to turn its WebOS platform open-source. CEO Meg Whitman has said that in addition to allowing the world to help improve it they will also keep a group of about 600 employees working on it at HP. A mere 6 weeks after the launch [...]


By Will765 On 21 Nov, 2011 At 12:37 PM | Categorized As News | With 2 Comments
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For nearly one year, there have been a number of large screen android tablets to hit the market. Motorola, Samsung, ASUS, HP, Toshiba-you name the major company, they’ve put out out a tablet with bigger than seven-inch screen.  However, not a single one can be considered a real success.  All of these offerings were going [...]


By Macktion On 7 Sep, 2011 At 10:09 AM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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This time, we have a video on Youtube from team-touchdroid Looks like they have ten point multi-touch working. I hope this encourages all of us to step our game up a notch, and claim that bounty for a working android port on the HP touchpad.  With the second round of discounted HP Touchpads is still [...]


By Will765 On 31 Aug, 2011 At 11:59 AM | Categorized As News | With 1 Comment
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In a surprising move, HP has decided to manufacture and sell one last run of Touchpads. From their site- “Despite announcing an end to manufacturing webOS hardware, we have decided to produce one last run of TouchPads to meet unfulfilled demand. We don’t know exactly when these units will be available or how many we’ll [...]


By udayan On 31 Aug, 2011 At 11:44 AM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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Yet another Indian company has announced a new tablet, and guess what ? It is priced at a meager $99. While the HP’s fire sale last week is still fresh in our minds, we have another tablet that sells for $99. The Bangalore based firm, LACS(Lakshmi Access Communications Systems) has introduced its tablet called Magnum [...]


By Will765 On 22 Aug, 2011 At 06:11 PM | Categorized As News | With 2 Comments
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Zerofill has tweeted HP, and emailed the CEO to try and purchase 5 Touchpads for the community to use. The goal is to give the device, recently canceled, a new lease on life by porting an android operating system to it.   There was a huge number of Touchpads sold since the drastic price drop, [...]


By Will765 On 19 Aug, 2011 At 11:10 AM | Categorized As News | With 2 Comments
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In a stunning move, HP has decided to halt sales of their WebOS-based tablets and phones. The press release states, in part,  ”HP reported that it plans to announce that it will discontinue operations for webOS devices, specifically the TouchPad and webOS phones. HP will continue to explore options to optimize the value of webOS [...]


By Will765 On 16 Aug, 2011 At 12:00 PM | Categorized As News | With 2 Comments
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If you thought having operating systems from Apple, Google, HP, and RIM wasn’t enough, you’ll be happy to learn about GridOS and the Grid 10 tablet from Fusion Garage.  Built from an android kernel, it has quite a different feel than you’re used to.  On startup, you see a screen where you actually sign in. [...]


By Will765 On 15 Aug, 2011 At 02:42 PM | Categorized As News | With 2 Comments
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For the first time, Google is moving into ownership of a major smartphone hardware maker, rather than a partnership.  Motorola Mobility Holdings will be bought at around 12.5 billion dollars, with a premium paid over the current stock price of around 63%.   Google CEO Larry Page wrote on his blog  ”The combination of Google [...]


By skipskovhugger On 3 Aug, 2011 At 08:29 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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Qualcomm (known for the SoC’s used in HTC phones and tablets, among others), have released their next roadmap, showcasing their Snapdragon CPU development. The main change is a complete overhaul of their naming scheme. Gone are the days where consumers had to choose between an QSD8250 or an MSM8255. The new lineup will consist of a more [...]