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Latest Android Gingerbread News & Reviews

Innotrends brings Ca-Fi infotainment on Gingerbread

The Chinese company Innotrends has announced a new version of its Android-based in-car infotainment system, Ca-Fi 621000 2Din, reports Engadget. It runs on Android 2.3 “Gingerbread” with a 1.0 GHz processor with 512MB of RAM, and the company claims it represents an advance on competitors…

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TI video - Questions about using Gingerbread for your embedded design?

Just to flag some new Android-related content from another part of our website (our Texas Instruments microsite, to be precise). TI has a video entitled Ask the Expert: What are the differentiators between TI’s C667x multicore processors and the new C665x multicore processors? It aims to answer questions…

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Sony's Gingerbread Xperia Sola goes for floating touch

What comes after a touch interface? How about ‘floating touch’? Sony will reportedly release a smartphone with floating touch support to enable browsing control without actually touching the screen, just wafting above it… According to the Computer Business Review, the Gingerbread-powered Sony Xperia Sola will be on sale in…

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Intel seeks customised Android to compete with ARM on Atoms

This one caught my eye on SlashGear. It seems Intel is looking to get a custom version of Android Gingerbread in order to support tablet builders looking to run with its Atom E series of processors. According to SlashGear it would better enable Intel to compete against the likes of…

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Sharp NFC payments with RW-T107 Android tablet

We’ve touched on Android and NFC before, and here is a further development. In Japan, Sharp is releasing its RW-T107 Android tablet complete with an NFC reader to accept payments… Engadget writes…

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Samsung to go glasses-free Android 3D

What Android needs is 3D displays. So believes Samsung, according to SlashGear.com. Everybody knows the South Korean “chaebol” is majoring on 3D, and plans are apparently afoot for an Android-based 3D smartphone before the end of the year. This is not as startling as first sounds, as LG…

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LG brings NFC with Optimus Pro and Optimus Net

LG Electronics has officially unveiled two additions to the Optimus series of smartphones – the LG Optimus Pro (LG-C660) and the LG Optimus Net (LG-P690). They will run on the Android “Gingerbread” 2.3 platform. They have been previewed and digested in the blogosphere (see this video preview on…

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