February 13, 2011
In India, trips on the bus are just going to be more entertaining than ever. The government is providing free 7″ Android tablets built right into the back of the headrest. All you have to do during travel is simply log in with your account and you have complete use of these generic Android tablets to watch video, use maps, check your emails, everything. The best part: its absolutely free and I’ll give you 1 guess how it’s all possible… by serving your advertising!
After all, its gonna get better after those $35 Indian Tablet – world’s cheapest Tablet.
January 30, 2011
Google would be announcing Honeycomb aka Android 3.0 OS optimized for tablets, and we already have a ported Honeycomb OS to Nook Color Tablet.
As per the developer:
graphics acceleration more or less working. The SGX driver seems too old for some buffer request of android 3.0, so right now the statusbar is invisible but still functional. Not sure if I can fix that or have to wait for the AOSP release.
What is not working… pretty much everything else, no accelerometer, no wlan, no sound. Haven’t started working on those things yet.
The OS was ported on friday and over weekend Hardware acceleration was enabled for the GUI, though its still half-baked. Checkout the Video below after a jump:
January 10, 2011
Matias Duarte, the man behind webOS (as well as the Sidekick and Helio UIs), who’s now heading up Google’s user experience for Android, has a talk with Engadget and talks about how he is currently driving the interface and design for Android 3.0 Honeycomb. He’s bringing his big, bold ideas to the Android platform. This is the first video interview Matias has done since leaving Palm.
You’re not working on one product, you’re not saying “we’re one company, vertically integrating and making one product and we’re going to focus on one market and we’re going to try and meet that particularly need.” But instead, the idea is that there’s a common problem that every company that wants to succeed in making computing better, making computing mobile has and that’s the fundamental platform problem. We’re not only going to try to find a way to get everybody to benefit from it, we’re going to do it for free. We’re going to work on building this common tide that rises all boats.
It’s interesting to think of Android as “the tide that rises all boats”, a platform that accelerates mobile development not just for smartphones, but also for tablets, media players, digital cameras, TVs, cars, appliances and much more.
He shares his experiences while working on gingerbread, and upcoming Android Honeycomb dual core Tablets in this video:
December 7, 2010
The Tablet is powered by Dual core Nvidia Tegra2 with 3D capabilities and features video chat. The design is splendid and the honeycomb UI looks intuitive.
September 23, 2010