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Lilbits (4-26-2013): AirDroid 2.0, Ubuntu remixes, NOOK HD+ sale

Facebook recently launched a beta program where a limited group of folks using its Android app could get new features first. To do that, Facebook started sending update notifications to users within the Android app itself, asking users to download and install an update without going through the Google Play Store. It doesn’t seem like […]

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Intel pays $50 million to license, acquire part of Creative’s ZiiLABSs graphics tech

Chip maker Intel is spending $50 million to license graphics technology from ZiiLABS, a subsidiary of Creative. The company will also acquire some assets of the UK subsidiary ZiiLABS Limited. The deal allows Intel to license some of Creative’s graphics processor technology which can be used or adapted for upcoming Intel products. While the official […]

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ZiiLabs launches Jaguar3 tablet reference design

ZiiLabs has been showing off its 1.5 GHz dual core and quad core chips for a few months, and now the company has introduced a tablet reference design that device makers can use to build products featuring the ZMS-20 or ZMS-40 chips. The Jaguar3 reference design doesn’t look all that different from any other Google Android […]

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Chip news: New ZiiLABS chips unveiled, 2 GHz Samsung chip on the way, AMD ships 3 million Fusion chips

The folks responsible for cranking out computer chips are having a busy quarter. Creative Technology has announced that it will bring two new ZiiLABS processors for tablets, Samsung says it will have a new 2 GHz dual core smartphone chip ready to go by next year, and there’s a report suggesting that AMD has already […]

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Creative ZiiO 7 Android tablet benchmarked: It’s fast, but not ridiculously fast

The Creative ZiiO 7 is one of the first Android tablets from Creative to feature the company’s new ZMS-08 media processor. We know that the chip is designed to 1080p HD video playback, and high quality Bluetooth audio. But how does the ZiiO 7 stack up against other Android devices with speedy chips? Hardware Zone […]

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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 […]

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Creative Zen Touch 2 Android portable media player coming to the US?

It wasn’t that long ago that US residents looking for an Android-powered alternative to the Apple iPod touch didn’t have a lot of choices. OK, to be honest, you still don’t. While you can pick up an Archos 28 or Archos 32 handheld device running Android 2.2, you won’t find many other portable media players […]

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Creative ZiiO 7″ tablet now shipping in the US

The Creative ZiiO 7 inch Android tablet went on sale in Europe a few weeks ago. Today it’s available in the US. A 16GB model will set you back $269.99, while an 8GB model is available for pre-order for $249.99 — thus showing yet again that device makers think it’s fair to charge 250 Euros […]