Archives for October 2010

iOS 4.2 Jailbreak for iPad Achieved

The new iOS 4.2 is still in beta (3rd beta to be exact) and it has already successfully been jailbroke. The iOS 4.2 jailbreak comes thanks to iH8sn0w who made the announcement on October 28 by showing the image above, also found here. Another picture of the accomplishment can be found over here.

Beta 4 of iOS 4.2 was expected to arrive this Tuesday just gone, but for some reason it missed the date. TiPb suggests that the secret Apple event being held next week for developers might actually signal the launch of iOS 4.2 GM as early as next week. [Read more…]

ASUS Tablet Details Arrive

ASUS has revealed a bit more information about its plans to launch tablets. The ASUS was reported to be buying Tegra 2 chips a few days ago and has now confirmed that several tablets will be arriving starting in December of this year.

Several tablets will be made available with screen sizes starting at 7 inches moving on to 10 and 12 inches. The 12 inch tablet will be a Windows based tablet running an Intel chipset. This particular model is not expected to hit until January. [Read more…]

Kilogram to get an Overhaul

The image you are looking at here is a rendering of what the “official kilogram” looks like. The 1KG weight its self is stored in France and is the source to which everybody calibrates their weight system by.

Theres a snag though as the weight is 130 years old and folk in the US believe that it might not be accurate anymore. This will now start a project to look in to this and make sure that 1KG is 1KG. How they measure that and how they knew it was 1KG in the first place sounds a little too complicated for me to figure out. [Read more…]

Acer Liquid Metal Android 2.2 Smartphone Announced

Acer has announced the Acer Liquid Metal smartphone. This particular phone runs the Android 2.2 operating system and is classed by Acer as the latest generation of Acer smartphones.

The Liquid Metal has a 3.6 inch screen, has an 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7230 processor and has 802.11n wireless networking.

The phone is a HSDPA device capable of connecting up to speeds of 14.4Mbps when in optimal network coverage. [Read more…]

Elonex eTouch Android Tablet Hits Toys-R-Us in UK

The Elonex eTouch Android tablet is being made available at Toys ‘R’ Us here in the UK. Price wise, it is being listed as the cheapest tablet around at just £90 for the smaller 7 inch model.

This puts it about £100 cheaper than the nearest rivals, the Next and Disco tablets we mentioned previously.

Two new models are being made available which includes the 7 inch priced at £89.99 and the larger 10 inch model priced at £149.99. [Read more…]

Novatech nTablet to get Android and Windows 7

Novatech is launching a new tablet called the nTablet. One of the main differences with this tablet is that it runs both tghe Google Android operating system as well as Windows 7.

When starting up the tablet, you are given the option to boot in to Android or Windows. The reason for wanting to do this could include using Android for a quick check of emails or a quick browsing session and then switching to Windows for more demanding tasks. [Read more…]

Verizon Launch new Data Plans Starting at $15

Verizon [VZ] has launched new data plans with prices starting at $15/month.

Two main options will be available for data plans. These particular prices are for smartphone owners. The first is the $15/month plan that comes with just 150MB of data each month. The other option is $29.99 and is for unlimited data. When compared to AT&T [T] we see that the lower end offers 50MB more for the same $15/month price, but the higher end is restricted to 2GB for $25/month with no unlimited option. [Read more…]

Archos Gen8 Series Tablets to get Android 2.2 Update

If you run an Archos Gen8 Tablet, you’ll be getting an official Android 2.2 update in the next few weeks it seems.

When the Android 2.2 update is launched, it will bring it up to the latest version of the Android sofware, until Gingerbread comes out of course. [Read more…]

Google Maps for Android Update Arrives

Google [GOOG] has updated Google Maps for Android to bring a few new features to the service.

The new version is Maps 4.6 that brings a new design to the Place page reviews as well as Google Latitude real-time updating and more options to filter search results. [Read more…]

HTC Wildfire Launching on All Carriers in US

HTC has announced that the HTC Wildfire will be launching in the US on multiple North American carriers. The launch will be held sometime in the forth quarter of this year… which is any time from now.

The device its self has a 3.2 inch QVGA touchscreen and is classed as a mid-range Android smartphone. It has a 528MHz processor, 512MB of ROM and 384MB of RAM.

On the back of the Wildfire is a 5 megapixel camera. For connectivity it has Wireless 802.11b/g. It runs the Android 2.1 operating system. [Read more…]

Google Nexus Two Could be Announced November 8

We haven’t heard much at all about the Google Nexus Two since initial rumours several months ago. Suddenly we heard this week that Carphone Warehouse will be getting an exclusive on it here in the UK. We now hear that Google and Samsung (not HTC) will be making an announcement on November 8.

As written on Android and Me

Google and Samsung will announce the “Nexus Two” at a press conference on November 8th in New York city. The phone will be the first device to ship with stock Gingerbread (Android 2.3) and it will be available soon on multiple carriers.

[Read more…]

GMail for iPhone Gets Updated

Google [GOOG] has updated the web version of GMail for the iPhone Safari browser. Two new enhancements have been made that make the web based email service easier to use while on the go.

The first change is the swipe gesture that acts better than before. Now you are able to scroll more quickly through your messages with the speed of the scroll matching the speed of your swipe. [Read more…]