iodé sells Android phones stripped of tracking and advertising (and the Play Store)

A new French company called iodé is selling smartphones that ship with a custom Android-based operating system that offers some of the benefits of Android (like ease-of-use) while offering more privacy. The company says its software blocks advertisements, spyware, and other apps and services from tracking your personal data. One trade-off is that the phones […]

Acer Iconia A1-810 tablet with 7.9 inch, 1024 x 768 pixel screen shows up in France

French retailer Rue du Commerce is taking orders for a new Acer tablet called the Iconia A1-810. It’s a previously unannounced tablet featuring a quad-core processor, Android 4.2 software, and a 7.9 inch, 1024 x 768 pixel IPS display. In other words, it’s an Android tablet about the same size and shape as an iPad […]

Evigroup ships dual-boot Windows 7, Windows 8 preview tablet

French tablet maker Evigroup is officially one of the first companies to ship a tablet running Windows 8. Actually, the Evigroup SmartPaddle Pro is available with Windows 8 Release Preview and Windows 7 in a dual-boot configuration. That lets users decide which operating system they prefer — and when Windows 8 is released this fall, […]