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Technology Magazine News - Android Honeycomb

CES: Android enables Sensics' immersive SmartGoggles

At CES 2012, Sensics is showing off Natalia, a “fully-immersive pair” of 3D goggles that uses the company’s SmartGoggles technology. It promises first-person, 356° hand tracking, and can be used in stand-alone mode or paired with a console, PC or phone… Unlike other headsets, reports The…

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Google previews Google TV Add-on for the Android SDK

One to note, from Google’s official Android-developers blog – the search giant is previewing a Google TV Add-on for the Android SDK. It enables developers to emulate Google TV and provide new APIs for TV interaction, because with the upcoming OS update to Honeycomb, Google TV devices will…

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Android could be badly bitten by GPL licensing

It’s a dramatic headline for a story on SlashGear but it has an awful ring of truth to it – previously submerged issues about Android’s licensing becoming ever less subterranean… Google challenges Lodsys but Android faces legal firestorm over source sluggishnessBasically, it says that not all Android parties have…

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 hits DSG today

A Tab for all screen sizes…I’ve delayed writing about the latest Galaxy Tab until today, the official UK launch date, but now the latest in the Galaxy Tab range is available in Dixons stores. Samsung claims it as the lightest and thinnest 10 inch tablet available. The Galaxy…

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Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Tablet takes centre stage

Lenovo is pretty near Android stage centre at the moment, having just announced its entertainment-oriented IdeaPad K1 Tablet, which will be available at the beginning of August. Running Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) on an Nvidia Tegra 2 T20 processor, with 1GB of RAM, the 10.1-in display has…

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Android 3.2 platform (and SDK) heading to a tablet near you

Google has officially announced the release of the Android 3.2 platform and updated SDK tools. It is, they say, an incremental release that adds a few new capabilities for users and developers. The new platform includes API changes and the API level is 13, reports Xavier Ducrohet, the Android…

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Video: Honeycomb 3.0 and a Motorola Xoom review

Having started to document, via video, the Android interfaces – version 2.2 of the OS, Froyo, in the case of the entry-level Viewsonic tablet – here is an overview of a more recent Honeycomb (v3.0) device… the Motorola Xoom…

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Intel confirms Android Honeycomb-on-x86 port

A bit of Android news emerging from the Intel quarterly results announcements. SlashGear reports: Intel has confirmed that it has received the Android 3.0 Honeycomb code from Google, and that it is “actively” working on porting the tablet-centric platform to run on x86 chips like its Atom processors…

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