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[Unconfirmed] Acer Delaying Iconia A100 Tablet Due To Honeycomb Restrictions On 7-Inch Screens?

[Unconfirmed] Acer Delaying Iconia A100 Tablet Due To Honeycomb Restrictions On 7-Inch Screens?

The Acer Iconia A100 - a 7-inch Honeycomb tablet [unlike the 10" A500... makes sense, right? - Aaron]- was originally slated to hit the market in late May/early June, but has been delayed until August/September due to restrictions with Honeycomb on a 7-inch, 1024*600 display. Honeycomb was designed to take advantage of 10 inch, 1280*800 displays, and according to Digitimes, Google is too busy "resolving other issues" to tend to this little debacle, so Acer had no choice but to delay the device.

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It's Official: LG Revolution Hits Verizon Stores May 26, Packs LTE, Bing, And Froyo For $250 With Contract

It's Official: LG Revolution Hits Verizon Stores May 26, Packs LTE, Bing, And Froyo For $250 With Contract

Official word just came our way from Verizon that the LG Revolution will be available at Verizon beginning tomorrow. Let's be honest: the Revolution is not an exciting device, and as with the Charge, is probably overpriced for what it is. But then again, it's not as though the Revolution is sub-par, either:

  • 1GHz Snapdragon processor
  • Verizon LTE
  • Android 2.2 (ಠ_ಠ)
  • 4.3" 480x800 display
  • Bing (ಠ_ಠ)
  • 5.0MP camera with flash (rear), 1.3MP (front)
  • 720p video recording
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • 16GB microSD card preinstalled

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Aside from the LTE, some fairly average specs by today's standards.

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Has Samsung Learned? Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Will Ship With Android 3.1

Has Samsung Learned? Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Will Ship With Android 3.1

Could Samsung have learned a lesson from the Galaxy S Froyo update shenanigans? The company will be shipping their hottest new device, the Galaxy Tab 10.1, with Honeycomb 3.1 rather than 3.0. No shipping with out-of-date software here - and pretty speedy turnaround, given that Honeycomb 3.1 probably hasn't been available to manufacturers for too long. Then again, the 10.1 doesn't have TouchWiz yet and won't until after release, so there was no custom UI to slow the update.

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[Deal Alert] Refurb Samsung Galaxy Tab 7" 16GB WiFi/3G On Woot For $265 Shipped

[Deal Alert] Refurb Samsung Galaxy Tab 7" 16GB WiFi/3G On Woot For $265 Shipped

The O.G. Samsung Galaxy Tab (7") may not pack quite the same horsepower as the Viewsonic gTab, but it's still a damn fine piece of kit, and today Woot is selling it for just $260 + $5 for shipping. Even better, it's the 16GB Sprint 3G + WiFi model, meaning those of you who want to sign up for a service plan can do so. The catch: it's a refurbished model.

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HTC "Reviewing" Its Bootloader Policy - We'll Believe It When We See It

HTC "Reviewing" Its Bootloader Policy - We'll Believe It When We See It

Update: If you've somehow ended up on this page, please note: HTC has since changed its bootloader policy - all future phones will be unlocked.

Once a great example of how open Android phone manufacturers could be, HTC has taken a lot of heat from its fan base over recent decisions to lock its devices' bootloaders (such as with the Sensation and EVO 3D), endangering the possibility that these devices will be able to support custom ROMs.

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[Updated: It's Gone] Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0 Now Available On Amazon For $229

[Updated: It's Gone] Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0 Now Available On Amazon For $229

UPDATE: ...and it's gone. Did anyone successfully place an order before Amazon pulled the listing?

If you're the type that would rather have a dedicated MP3 player instead of using your phone for such a task, but still want to show your love and support for Android, then you'll be glad to know that the Samsung Galaxy Player 4 is now officially on sale at Amazon for $229.

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This 4 inch iPod Touch competitor features a 1GHz processor, 8GB of internal storage with SD card slot (expandable up to 32GB), 3.2 MP rear camera, VGA front camera, Wi-Fi b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth, and Android 2.2 with Market access.

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[Rumor] Throw Out Your Credit Cards And Grab A Nexus S 4G - Google May Be Rolling Out Mobile Payment Services Using NFC On May 26th

[Rumor] Throw Out Your Credit Cards And Grab A Nexus S 4G - Google May Be Rolling Out Mobile Payment Services Using NFC On May 26th

The tech world has been abuzz about NFC (near field communication) for the last several months, and it appears that Big Goog may be rolling out the mobile payment service that utilizes it in a couple of days. According to Bloomberg, Google has a press event set for May 26th, where the service should be officially announced. The initial launch is rumored to include five cities - New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

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[Book Giveaway #1] Want To Get Started With Android Development? We're Giving Away O'Reilly's "Learning Android" To A Lucky Reader

[Book Giveaway #1] Want To Get Started With Android Development? We're Giving Away O'Reilly's "Learning Android" To A Lucky Reader

To help aspiring Android developers get off the ground and develop our next dream app, Android Police has partnered with O'Reilly Media, one of the largest technical book publishers, to give away a multitude of Android books to our readers. Each week or so for the next few months, we'll be giving away a different O'Reilly Android book, asking for nothing but a minute of your time in return.

Learning Android

The first book in the list is Learning Android by Marko Gargenta, released by O'Reilly in March 2011.

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News360 Brings User-Specific News Aggregation From Your Personal Cloud To Android Honeycomb Tablets

News360 Brings User-Specific News Aggregation From Your Personal Cloud To Android Honeycomb Tablets

If you're into accurate, concise, well organized news stories and you have a Honeycomb tablet, then News360 is the app for you. It brings over 1500 news sources into one stream, neatly organized into appropriate categories. You can select which companies, people, providers, and locations to include in your feed, so you only see the news that interests you.

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News360 gathers information from your cloud (with your permission, of course) - Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, Google Reader, etc.

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Play Tegra Zone Games On Non-Tegra Devices With Chainfire3D

Play Tegra Zone Games On Non-Tegra Devices With Chainfire3D

Yesterday, we told you about the OpenGL video driver Chainfire3D. At the time, there was a common question: what can you really do with this? Some crafty XDA users have set out to prove exactly what you can do using CF3D, and here at AP, we all think it's nothing short of awesome.

In the past, we've highlighted several games specifically for Tegra devices, and we felt the backlash from users that wanted these games but lacked the proper hardware (read: no Tegra).

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