Archos Arnova 8 Android tablet hacked to include root access, Android Market

The Archos Arnova 8 Android tablet just went on sale in the US this week, but hackers have already built custom firmware for the tablet adding a few features you won’t find in the stock software — including access to the full Google Android Market. Like other Archos tablets, the Arnova 8 ships with the […]

Highlights from Google’s Feb 2nd Android event

Google held an event today to talk about Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb and the Android Market. There weren’t a ton of surprises, but we did get a better look at the Honeycomb interface designed for tablets, and Google did announced some Market changes that are going to make life a bit easier for Android developers […]

Notion Ink torn apart by the FCC, rooted by users, receives unofficial Market access

The Notion Ink Adam tablet has been shipping for a couple of days and users have been busy testing the limits of this 10 inch Android tablet with an NVIDIA Tegra processor, custom Android software stack, and optional Pixel Qi transflective display. Among other things, we’ve seen users: Root the tablet and create a custom […]

How to install Android Market on the NOOKcolor

The NOOKcolor is a 7 inch eBook Reader that ships with a highly customized version of Google Android 2.1 preloaded. Out of the box, it only runs a handful of apps including Barnes & Noble’s eBook software and a web browser. But we’ve seen hackers working their hardest to turn this $250 device into a […]

Acer may not launch Android tablet until 2011

Acer, like virtually every other PC maker in the world, is working on a Google Android powered tablet. But while we had been expecting the device to ship by the end of the year, DigiTimes is now reporting that Acer may wait until early 2011 to launch the tablet. The delay would allow Acer to […]

Don’t bank on KMart’s $150 Augen tablet getting Android Market access

When KMart started advertising that the Augen GenTouch78 tablet which the store was selling for $150 would have access to the Android Market, I was skeptical. Google may not review every  app in the Android Market with as much rigor (and suspicion) as Apple does with the iTunes App Store. But to date, Google has […]

Google Android tablets to get Android Market access soon?

The Google Android operating system was initially developed for smartphones. But dozens of companies seem determined to bring Android-powered tablets to market to compete with the Apple iPad. And the touch-friendly mobile operating system actually works pretty well on tablets. But there’s one major problem: Google only allows phones to access the Android Market, where […]