Intel confirms that Android 3.0 is coming to x86 tablets

Intel CEO Paul Otellini has confirmed that the company is working to bring Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb to devices with x86 chips. Honeycomb is Google’s first crack at an operating system designed for tablets, and Intel clearly doesn’t want to cede the growing tablet space to competitors with ARM-based chips. Google hasn’t yet released the […]

More signs of a Google Chrome OS tablet build show up in the source code

Google has been showing off mockups of tablets running the upcoming Chrome Operating System for ages, but the folks at CNET spotted a number of changes in the source code for the web browser-based operating system that show some real work is being done to optimize Chrome OS to run on tablets. Google continues to […]

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 […]

Google Android Honeycomb ported to the NOOKcolor: Doesn’t really work yet

The good news is that the first version of Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb has been ported to an existing Android tablet. Xda-developers forum member deeper-blue combined data from the preview SDK Google released this week with a kernel for the NOOKcolor eBook reader to get the software up and running on the tablet. The bad […]

Next Surfer Pro: 10 inch Android netbook for the UK

UK retailer Next is no stranger to Android devices, having introduced an Android tablet last year. But the company’s latest Android product is a bit more bizarre: a 10 inch laptop with Google Android called the Next Surfer Pro. The Surfer Pro has a 10 inch display, 1GHZ processor, 256MB of RAm and 16GB of […]

Google Android Honeycomb will require a dual core processor

There’s been a rumor going around for the past few days that the next version of Google Android (code-named Honeycomb) will have minimum hardware requirements including a dual core processor. I’ve resisted the urge to post on this rumor, because as far as I was concerned there wasn’t very strong evidence to support it… but […]

Motorola Android 3.0 tablet makes another appearance

Sure, we got a pretty good look at Motorola’s upcoming Android tablet when Google’s Andy Rubin showed one off on stage recently. But Rubin didn’t share many details on the hardware. For that we have to either wait until Motorola is ready to talk… or look to Taiwan where some dude in the Mobile01 forum […]

Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread adds support for tablet displays

While Google is officially positioning Android 3.0 Honeycomb (due out next year) as the first truly tablet-friendly version of Android, the company has added support for “extra large screens” to Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Gingerbread was officially launched yesterday, and in the developer guide there’s information about coding apps to fit multiple screen sizes. That includes […]