Ubuntu for smartphones hits RTM (release to manufacturing) stage

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The first smartphones to run Ubuntu software could ship later this year, and they’re expected to sell for between $200 and $400. Development of the open source operating system for smartphones and tablets has been taking place in public view, and there are tools that let anyone try a pre-release build of Ubuntu on existing phones, tablets, […]

Acer C720 Chromebook with Core i3 review

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Acer was one of the first companies to launch a laptop running Google’s Chrome operating system, and the company has updated its Chrome OS laptops a number of times over the past few years. This year’s lineup includes models with bigger screens, ARM and Intel Celeron and Bay Trail processors, and Acer’s most powerful Chromebook […]

Deals of the Day (9-18-2014)

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In the market for a big discount on an ultrabook or tablet? If you don’t mind buying refurbished models, today might be your day. Woot is running a sale on Asus Zenbook thin and light laptops with models starting at just $500 (although I’d recommend checking out some of the higher-priced Zenbooks like this $650 […]

OnePlus One smartphone “pre-order” period begins in October

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The OnePlus One smartphone features top-tier specs at a mid-range price. For $299 you get a phone with a 5.5 inch, full HD display, 3GB of RAM, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. But it’s tough to actually get your hands on the first phone form OnePlus. There’s a limited supply of phones from this […]

Now you can run most Android apps on a Chromebook (unofficially)

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Google recently rolled limited support for running Android apps on a Chromebook. At launch only 4 Android apps were added to the Chrome Web Store: Duolingo, Evernote, Vine, and Sight Words. But while you’re waiting for more Android apps to hit Chrome’s app store you can actually get just about any Android app to run […]

Notion Ink launches a $330 Windows tablet for India

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Notion Ink grabbed headlines a few years ago when the Indian company designed one of the first Android tablets with an NVIDIA Tegra processor and unusual features including a custom user interface and a sunlight viewable display from Pixel Qi. But the Notion Ink Adam tablet got mixed reviews at best and over the past […]

Amazon unveils Fire OS 4 “Sangria” for smartphones, tablets

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Amazon is updating the software that runs on its tablets and smartphones. Fire OS 4 “Sangria” is based on Google Android 4.4 KitKat, but like earlier versions of the operating system it features a distinctly Amazon design. The home screen, settings panel, and other components are all Amazon… as are the app, music, video, and […]

New Amazon Fire HD 7 launches for $139 and up

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Like the look of Amazon’s new 6 inch tablet, but wish it came with a 7 inch screen? It does. The new Fire HD 7 is basically the same tablet as the Fire HD 6… it’s just a bit bigger, has stereo speakers instead of mono, and has a starting price of $139 instead of […]