Posts Tagged ‘tablet computer’

Netflix updated interface now rocks

November 15th, 2011

Have you seen this yet? The new Netflix interface on Android has improved nearly 250%. You instantly have more visual access to the shows and movies that you want or are currently watching.

The new design is much more immersive and provides greater focus on the growing number of titles in the Netflix catalog. In fact, the new interface displays twice as many movies and TV shows as before, enabling you to discover even more titles you’ll love. Also, we’ve taken greater advantage of the tablet’s unique features, inviting you to swipe through rows of titles featuring larger artwork.

Thank you Netflix…we love you!

Lenovo IdeaPad A1 Android tablet

September 2nd, 2011

My friend Avatar shared this with me today. I will share it with you.

Lenovo A1 Android Slate


Was the thought runnning in my mind in a loop during the first few seconds after i read the news: Lenovo has just announced today that they will be releasing a Android 7″ Slate with a starting price of $199.

I am sure this news were like an earthquake and that it sent up seismic waves all around the world to low-end and high-end hardware manufactures, effectively turning their day upside down.

Because is certainly not the same knowing that there are $199 Android Slates out there from unknown brands that you know comes with some serious compromises like cheap finishings, cheap build, cheap internals and a very limited guarantee. And now knowing there will be a $199 Android Slate from a premium brand like Lenovo, that don’t has these compromises and that comes with a way better guarantee.

But what exactly does the Lenovo A1 specs are?

– 7″ (1024 x 600) capacitive screen,
– 1ghz single core ARM Cortex A8 processor,
– 8gb SSD,
– 3 megapixel back camera,
– VGA (640k or 860K) chat cam,
– SD slot
– microSD slot
– Wi-Fi
– Microphone speaker
– Android 2.3 (gingerbread)

Which for the sake of comparison are very similar specs to the first gen Samsung Galaxy Tab 7-incher. With the only differences being that the G.T had a GPS chip (i think) , 3G chip and came with a 16gb SSD. But then if you want to buy a brand new one today, you will be looking at paying $399 for it or no less than $299 for a semi-new or refurbished one with almost no guarantee.

Making the A1 price even more striking, but not as striking as also knowing that there will be 16gb and 32gb versions of the A1 for only $250 and $299 respectively.

How crazy those prices then seem now?

Close to irresistible, even for me that i am not an Android user or an Android fan at all. Point-in-fact as i use a HTC HD2 with WP7.

Yet i can certainly not help being in awe of such a bold move from Lenovo, eagerly waiting for this to be released by the end of september so i can check it out.

For now i will just entertain myself seeing what kind of stir this news from Lenovo causes in the Tech industry.

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Samsung Galaxy Note is PhoneTab

September 1st, 2011

PhoneTab is my name for a Crossover device called the Galaxy Note just announced by Samsung. (Crossover meaning a combination Smartphone and Tablet.)

Smartphone for obvious reasons such as 3G/4G connectivity and a dialer. Tablet for other reasons such as screen size and stylus. Microsoft? Hardly! This thing is Android all the way.

The Galaxy Note comes with a dual-core 1.4GHz processor (the same as in the Galaxy Tab 7.7), 1GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, an 8-megapixel rear- and 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and a dedicated stylus dubbed S Pen. In the finest tradition of old school PDAs, there’s even a slot in the 9.65mm-thick case of the Note where the S Pen slides in.

Presently running Android 2.3.5, the Galaxy Note has added an appreciated new feature on the UX front. A row of five launcher icons can now be found at the bottom of the lock screen, which can each be dragged upwards to unlock the phone into the particular app.

Two videos that help explain the device.


Samsung GALAXY Note Product Specifications
HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100
EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
1.4GHz Dual Core Processor
5.3” WXGA(1280×800, 285ppi) HD Super AMOLED
Android 2.3(Gingerbread)
Main(Rear) : 8 MP with LED Flash
Front : 2 MP
Action Shot, Beauty, Panorama Shot, Smile Shot, Share Shot
Video : MPEG4, H.264, H.263, WMV, DivX, Xvid, VC-1Recording [email protected]~30fps, Playing [email protected]
Music Player with SoundAlive
3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS
Value-added Features
Samsung Apps
Samsung Kies 2.0/ Samsung Kies air
Samsung TouchWiz/ Samsung L!ve Panel UX

Samsung ChatON mobile communication service
(Downloadable via Samsung Apps)
Smart Note Apps
S Pen / Pen UX
Social Hub
– Integrated Messaging(Email, SNS), Contacts/ Calendar Sync
– Basic: POP3/IMAP Email
Social Hub, Readers Hub , Music Hub
GoogleTM Mobile Services
– GmailTM, Google TalkTM, Google SearchTM, YouTubeTM, Android Market TM,
– Google MapsTM with Google Places and Google Latitude
Enterprise Solutions

Bluetooth v 3.0
USB 2.0 + HS
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Direct
Accelerometer, Proximity
150MB + 2GB inbox + microSD (up to 32GB)
110 × 58.2 × 12.3 mm, 102.4g
Battery (Standard) Li-on, 1,200mAh
Talk Time : Up to 13 hours(2G), Up to 4.6 hours(3G)
Standby Time : Up to 570 hours(2G), Up to 390 hours(3G)


HoneyGram web app for Android Honeycomb Tablets

June 27th, 2011

We are still waiting for an official Instagram app for Android… everyone will have to settle for the next best thing.

HoneyGram…an Instagram web app. This particular web app is made for Android Honeycomb. It takes advantage of the touch screen and gestures to see and share all of your pictures.

There really is no sense waiting for Instagram to come out with an app for Android when they clearly aren’t interested in doing so. If I was to make a guess…maybe they have been tempted by a ‘magic’ Apple and have decided to abandon all thought of a liaison with a little green Android.

All the usual Instagram perks work. Users can see all the popular images on Instagram, images based on location, search tags and put a widget onto your homescreen.

Many more features are unlocked when you log in with your Instagram account. Authenticating allows you to view your images, your friend feed, view other user’s images, follow/unfollow users, view more results for tag searches, and add 3 more types of widgets to your dashboard. (my friends, tag search, my pictures)

Check out HoneyGram in the Android Market

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