Hands-on with the Creative Zen Touch 2 Android media player

Google’s Android operating system is showing up everywhere. What started out as a smartphone OS is powering tablets, notebooks, and portable media players like the Creative Zen Touch 2. While I could certainly see some folks eying this little media player as a way to try out Android without actually buying a phone and signing […]

Shenzhen Firstview keeps the Android netbook flame alive

Last year at CES you couldn’t walk more than a few feet without running into a cheap Chinese netbook with an ARM-based processor running Google Android or Linux. This year, they’re few and far between as companies have largely replaced them with trendier tablets. But I wandered into the Shenzhen Firstview booth this week and […]

CES booth tour: The many tablets of Rockchip

Chinese chip maker Rockchip had one of the most crazy spread of Android tablets I’ve seen at the show this week. Unfortunately none of the tablets were labeled, and most won’t be sold globally any time soon. But you do get an idea of just how many low cost devices are running RockChip’s low power […]

Hands-on with the Creative ZiiO 7 and ZiiO 10 Android tablets

Creative is showing off its new line of Android tablets at CES, and I got a chance to check out the Creative ZiiO 7 and 10 inch devices. Both tablets feature Creative’s own ZiiLabs ZMS-08 media processor which has support for a wide range of audio and video formats. The tablets can also pump out […]

Shuttle shows off a line of Android tablets

Shuttle is probably best known for producing small form factor PCs and barebones computers, but the company also has an ODM (Original Device Manufacturer) business going, where it builds laptops and tablets which other companies can order and rebrand to sell under their own name. This year the company is showing three new tablets at […]