Early complaints about the Toshiba Thrive tablet are starting to pileup on various tech forums. It seems some owners are having trouble getting their tablet to wake up from sleep mode, and others are claiming that the device is turning itself on when not in use.
Rumored to be the most powerful Android smartphone Samsung ever built.
Rumored price $350
The Android blog Droid Attic posted a screen shot showing that the Mototrola Droid 3 will be shipping to Best Buy stores on July 13. If the picture is true, the new Motorola phone should be available for sale on Thursday, July 14.
Possible flagship smartphone for Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
Rumored features: 4G LTE radio, 720p HD display, 1080p HD video capture and playback
Possible release date: November, 2011 (Thanksgiving)
"Google is two devices deep in a quest to deliver its vision of what a mobile device should be, while pushing the envelope forward as far as specifications and collaboration is concerned. BGR has exclusively learned that Google’s next Nexus device, possibly called the Nexus 4G, is going to be an absolute beast. We have been told that the Google Nexus 4G will feature a next-generation dual-core 1.2GHz or 1.5GHz CPU, and contrary to reports about it featuring an NVIDIA Kal-El processor, our source indicates it’s most likely an OMAP 4460 or a, ultra low-power 28nm Krait-based Snapdragon. The display is said to be a 720p HD “monster-sized” screen, and it won’t feature physical Android menu buttons below the screen anymore"
Despite reports yesterday that Dell would be delaying the release of its expected 10-inch Android tablet, Forbes is reporting today that Dell will instead be releasing their 10" Android tablet earlier than expected, possibly as early as June. Regardless of whether or not Dell's currently unbranded 10-inch tablet hits the streets by June, Forbes' Elizabeth Woyke is reporting information from a source which indicates the tablet is expected sometime this summer.
Dell is also expected to release another 10 inch tablet, one that will run Microsoft's tablet OS rather than Android, sometime later this year. Instead of being pushed forward, this tablet has been pushed back, due to unexplained delays. This tablet is expected to share a body with its Android cousin.
Sony has confirmed earlier rumors that the company had a tablet in the works that would run Android 3.0 Honeycomb. In a report by the Nikkei, reported by Bloomberg, Sony CEO Howard Stringer revealed that Sony has in fact been working on such a tablet and that it would come to market sometime before the end of the summer. Stringer also indicated that the tablet would be sold first in the US market.
Rumors suggest the tablet may come in a unique factor, as seen above in a mockup produced by Engadget. The tablet would offer a "wrap" design, with the wrap assisting in holding the tablet by balancing the weight of the tablet in all the right places. The wrap would also double to assist in positioning of the tablet for typing.
The Asus Eee Pad Transformer tablet has been eagerly anticipated stateside since its announcement and subsequent Taiwanese release. The tablet features a long list of impressive features and also combines with an optional keyboard dock to operate in clamshell netbook fashion. The lingering question was whether Asus would price the Transformer to compete strongly with the iPad, which many Android tablet manufacturers have confusingly failed to do with their offerings.
A recent leak by both Best Buy and NewEgg.com have hopeful consumers giddy. Both retailers posted the same price of $400 for the yet-to-be-released tablet. These price posting have since been pulled on both sites and deemed "mistakes", but the fact that both retailers displayed the same price increases the likelihood that the price will be $400 and that these retailers released this information prematurely.
Despite the many things that the Verizon enjoys pointing out that the Motorola "Droid Does", evidently one of the things it doesn't do is get the Android 2.1 update, at least not yet. It had been fairly heavily rumored that Verizon was planning an OTA update to Android 2.1 for all Motorola Droid owners yesterday, January 22nd. Unfortunately for many hopefully Droid owners, yesterday has come and gone, and without an Android update.