RockPlayer: Google Android finally gets a decent video player

Google Android has a video player built in… but it’s hidden away in the gallery section which you use to display photos. And out of the box, the Android video player can usually only handle whatever video formats your phone’s hardware specifically supports. That often includes H.264 and MP4, but good luck trying to get […]

RockPlayer: The best media player for Android (DiVX, Xvid, WMV support)

Most Android devices support a handful of media codecs out of the box, including H.264 and MP4. But there are a ton of formats that aren’t typically supported, including MKV, DiVX, Xvid, and WMV. And RockPlayer can handle them all. The RockPlayer user interface couldn’t be much simpler. When you fire up the app, you’ll […]

Archos 5 tablet update adds OpenGL support for 3D gaming

The Archos 5 Internet tablet is a pretty good portable media player and a halfway decent web browsing device. But up until recently it wasn’t exactly the best Android product around for playing video games. But now Archos has pushed out a software update that adds support for OpenGL, which means that the Archos 5 […]

VIA’s $100 tablets are real, and they’re… meh

You know VIA promised that we’d start to see tablets sell for $100 to $200 soon? Well those tablets might not be available at your local Best Buy just yet, but they are real products and VIA is showing off a number of them at its booth at Computex. Engadget grabbed some face time with […]

Goodbye Skylight OS: Lenovo Skylight and U1 Hybrid to use Google Android

First the good news: Lenovo realized that nobody wants to use a custom Linux-based user interface with virtually no third party apps on the company’s upcoming Skylight smartbook and Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid tablet/laptop device. So Lenovo is killing the Skylight OS project and will instead use Google Android on those two devices. Now the […]