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PI Hardware/ Tablet, 12 modelli a confronto - Android 3.0. I primi tablet con sistema operativo Android 3.0 sono ormai alle porte.

PI Hardware/ Tablet, 12 modelli a confronto - Android 3.0

Diversamente dalle versioni precedenti, questo sistema operativo è stato progettato interamente per i dispositivi tablet compresa la nuova interfaccia utente. I primi modelli ad utilizzarlo, come vi abbiamo raccontato, sono stati mostrati ad inizio anno in occasione del CES 2011 di Las Vegas anche se sul mercato ne troviamo ancora molto pochi. Ma quali sono le reali novità del nuovo OS di Google? È davvero migliore di Apple iOS? Android 3.0 arriva proprio in concomitanza con il lancio, da parte di Apple, del secondo iPad ultrapiatto: abbiamo visto in funzione il nuovo sistema di Google sul Motorola Xoom e su un esemplare di preserie del Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.

Home screen di Android 3.0 L'ultimo arrivato dalla casa di Mountain View valorizza finalmente l'ampio schermo già dalla nuova pagina iniziale. Pulsanti presenti nei tablet Android 2.2 Alcuni software di Android 3.0 Elenco delle App. The Google Chromebook Breaks Cover At I/O 2011, Hits Retailers June 15th. The Google Chromebook is here — for real, this time.

The Google Chromebook Breaks Cover At I/O 2011, Hits Retailers June 15th

Google first announced the nondescript Cr-48 Chrome OS Notebook back in December of 2010 but the production version, now called Chromebook, was just announced at Google I/O 2011. The idea is the same as the original in that it’s basically a barebones computer that runs Google Chrome OS. In many ways the philosophy is a lot like Apple’s iPad in that the hardware takes a backseat to the user experience. Google is selling a Chrome interaction platform, not a traditional notebook. The hardware seems like a dream machine: built-in security, “all day battery”, and multiple connectivity methods that keep the hardware always connected. The connectivity of Chromebooks allows users to always have access to their personal cloud.

13 Alternative Ways to Consume Your News. How we consume the news has changed dramatically over the years.

13 Alternative Ways to Consume Your News

With the rise of social and information networks like Twitter and Facebook, we now have access to our own crowdsourced news wires. Add to that an army of applications reinterpreting the magazine and newspaper for mobile and tablet forms, and what we have is a news media renaissance that puts the reader's interests above all else. Should you prefer to discover news through social connections, you can turn to Flipboard, Smartr or XYDO. If you want to consume news from just the publishers you trust, then you'll likely develop an affinity for Pulse or FLUD.

Apple iPad 2: 20 essential apps for your new iPad. Of Apple and Android: Running Scared. The smartphone space is turning into a textbook example of why patents not only do not promote innovation as their supporters claim so insistently (though never with any proof to corroborate that claim), but actively block the further development of a field.

Of Apple and Android: Running Scared

Just look at the diagram at the bottom of this post from Techdirt to get an idea of how hopelessly entangled things are. In fact, that diagram is already out of date: yet more lawsuits have been filed in this market, including this one from yesterday: In the latest intellectual property suit to hit the smartphone industry, Apple is suing Samsung, alleging the Galaxy line of phones and tablets infringe on a number of the company’s patents and trademarks. The iPad 2 Rant. MartianCraft has a fair amount of Android work right now.

The iPad 2 Rant

Personally, I try to focus on the iOS work whenever possible, but we're a small company, so nobody gets to play the primadonna. As a result, I spend a good chunk of my time on Android projects and have to stay abreast of both the Android and iOS worlds from both a hardware and a software perspective. Last week, I found myself grudgingly admitting to myself that the Motorola Xoom is not a bad tablet. It feels incomplete in many ways. It has rough edges, some definite hardware and software CBBs¹, and a general dearth of good, native-resolution apps. The thing that I haven't seen in any of the Android tablets, however, is a compelling reason to buy them instead of the iPad.

Then came yesterday. Two days ago, the Xoom looked like a decent, almost finished and slightly overpriced tablet. Today, simply put: The Xoom is fucked. As a tablet platform, Android has two big challenges. First Impressions Using Android Honeycomb, Google’s iPad Rival. This morning Google held an event to showcase Android Honeycomb, the new version of the mobile OS that is focused on tablets.

First Impressions Using Android Honeycomb, Google’s iPad Rival

There wasn’t much news around the OS — we’ve seen it previewed in a few demos — but the team did show off some of Honeycomb’s slickest features, like widgets and an improved 3D rendering engine. But what about actually using the tablet OS? For all the whiz-bang previews we’ve seen, very few people have actually written about what it’s like to use these tablets. Unfortunately today’s event wasn’t the ideal place to do a full hands-on, either — there were dozens of reporters and only four tablets (most people got to play with one for maybe five minutes).