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GameStop to offer Android tablet for gamers

Earlier this year US video game seller GameStop announced plans to launch a gaming-centric tablet. At the time there wasn’t much more information available, but today reports that Gamestop has picked an Android powered tablet. Instead of building a tablet from scratch, GameStop will sell a tablet from another hardware maker and slap on […]

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Toshiba Thrive Android tablet review: full-sized ports make a difference

The Toshiba Thrive isn’t the first Android tablet to hit the streets. It’s not the thinnest, lightest or cheapest. But Toshiba’s tablet manages to stand out from the crowd in a few ways that makes this 10 inch tablet worth considering if you’re looking for a more PC-like experience from an Android tablet. Toshiba’s tablet […]

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This week in Mobiputing (6-25-11)

Disney launched a comic book app for iOS, we learned how to mount an Android device’s SD card on a PC or Mac without unmounting it from your mobile device, and we rounded up every good place to download Android apps we could think of. We’ve been busy little bees at Mobiputing this week. Here […]

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18 places to download Android apps (that aren’t the Google Play Store)

Update: This article was originally published in 2011 at, and some of these websites and app stores are no longer around (or no longer very good). If you want to see a more recent list of recommended alternatives to the Play Store, check out our updated list of Play Store alternatives.  How to get […]

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Rumor: Microsoft could launch its own Windows 8 tablet next year

Microsoft recently gave us a first look at its next-generation operating system optimized for both tablets and computers with a keyboard and mouse. Over the last few years PC makers haven’t had a lot of success pitching tablets running Windows 7, and the upcoming Windows 8 operating system is designed to be much more tablet-friendly. […]

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Seagate GoFlex Satellite offers 500GB of wireless storage

Seagate promised it would launch an iPad companion this month, and the company followed through today with the introduction of the GoFlex Satellite. It’s a 500GB hard drive with a built-in WiFi transmitter that lets you stream media to an iPad using a free iOS app. The Seagate GoFlex Satellite is available for pre-order for […]

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Recently on Mobiputing

Shortly before releasing Ubuntu 11.04, the folks at Canonical released an updated version of their Ubuntu One Music app for Android. This week HBO also launched mobile apps for iOS and Android, Motorola promised future devices would have unlockable bootladers, and we found a nifty app for automatically uploading files from your Android phone to […]

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GameStop prepping a gaming tablet

Video game store GameStop has announced plans to offer a mobile tablet with a focus on gaming. The idea is that you’ll be able to download games to play on your tablet, or possibly stream game rentals over the internet. The company hasn’t yet decided whether to offer an existing tablet or to work with […]

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Sony, EMI, Warner and Univeral launch a streaming music service

Sony has teamed up with music labels Universal, EMI, and Warner to create a new streaming music service called MusicUnlimited powered by Qriocity. The service is already available in parts of Europe including the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. It will soon launch in the US, Australia, and New Zealand as well. Music Unlimited […]