samsung galaxy sii android 4.0 *******www****booknews**** Wonder what the Ice Cream Sandwich update look like on the Samsung Galaxy SII? We'll walk you through the changes as well as some of the benchmarks to go over the improvements that this next generation Android 4.0 update can offer you. If you're wondering what types of issues you'll also encounter we went over a few of those as well.
Galaxy S2 ICS Stock ROM Hands On - *******www****booknews.de - Wir schauen uns fuer euch Ice Cream Sandwich Update fuer das Samsung Galaxy S2 an und vergleiches es mit dem Samsung Galaxy Nexus
*******www****booknews****/ Pegratron's Vivid on display at the Nvidia booth is based on the Tegra platform and has a set of quick launch buttons all focused on connectivity to the web.
photo-realistic rendering *******www****booknews**** Photo-Realistic Rendering can still look cartoon like or fake but this next generation interactive Monte Carlo ray tracing engine doesn't disappoint. It generates photo-realistic images of complex models within seconds and it's capable of displaying preview in real time. This technology is used for virtual prototyping, architectural visualization, movie production and online car configurations to name a few.
When I first walked up I didn't realize it was a model, cool stuff.
qualcomm peer to peer *******www****booknews**** All you need is one device hooked into the sound system and everyone will be able to control the device. It might give your parties an eclectic soundtrack but it will allow everyone to play DJ, the coolest thing about the app it that you can control the hardware of the other device. We got to see the volume control's in action. If you're super keen to see a video CES is only a few months away so we'll keep an eye on their booth to grab you a video demo.
We were able to grab a demo of an application using Alljoyn called Quick Draw, which is a collaborative drawing application. We see a demo of how quickly the devices are able to discover each other and how quickly information is transferred over WiFi.
In terms of gaming, think of how two device could play each other head to head on three different devices, , you would need to know exactly where you opponents are. If you were playing on a network the latency would make the game less competitive, by making the experience real time it opens up a new level of interactivity.
The lucky thing is that even though this is a project sponsored by Qualcomm, AllJoyn is an open-source software system that doesn't actually have to run atop Qualcomm hardware. The biggest bonus for those of us who travel is that there is no data required, so groupsn of people at a conference or on a tour who want to keep tabs on one another's location will be able to without roaming on a foreign network.
Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 *******www****booknews**** Samsung has released the Galaxy S Wifi 5.0(also known as the Galaxy Player 5.0) yesterday. The device has a 5.0 inch screen, a 3.2 megapixel back facing camera, with a VGA camera on the front. The CPU is very fast. It is a 1 GHz Hummingbird processor, single core. In other words, it is the same processor that the iPhone 4's processor is based on. While it is disappointing that the processor in the Galaxy S Wifi 5.0 is single core, it still works well.
The device has a microSD card slot on the top of the device, both the power and the volume rockers on the right side(sorry left handed folks), a miniUSB and a 3.5 mm headphone jack on the bottom. It also has a 800x480 in pixel resolution, and very responsive touch screen.
wetab AR *******www****booknews**** the WeTab tablet, the MeeGo flexible software architecture and metaio´s unique image processing capabilities, visitors can catch a glimpse of how consumers will look at images, objects, museum pieces, billboards and natural sites in the future. Additional and dynamic content can be connected to almost any object, opening many new possibilities for the design and access of, and interaction with, information. Displayed on a large tablet screen and using seamless gesture control, consumers can peer into a window to the virtual world. Based on the MeeGo open source platform, WeTab will integrate virtual content into live video through its front-facing camera to display AR images, a demonstration of how digital information may be experienced in the future.
*******www****booknews**** Budget cuts are still taking place in schools all over the world and netbooks are dropping in price making them attractive alternatives. Before the economic down turn UC Berkeley spent the money to build in audio visual equipment into the language labs but the budget got cut right before the final piece of the puzzle was purchased. All the teachers at UC Berkeley needed was a netbook, a laptop, a computer to make sure of the screen and projectors built into the classrooms. Enter Toshiba, who generously donated 3 netbooks to the Spanish and Portuguese department to help them make the most of time in the language lab.
The question is what exactly do they do with the netbooks? How does each classroom actually share the resources of 1 netbook with 20 students? Getting creative with just one computer has been the challenge for many teachers in search of a lesson plan. Language lab instructor Juan Caballero has broken down exactly what programs he uses and how the students use the netbook to engage their peers.
So how are single netbook’s making a difference in the classroom?
The students make power point presentation for the classroom and present on various topics in Spanish or Portugese using the projector as a visual aid Class materials are show rather then printed out or shown on an over head projector
Make full use of online and next generation textbooks which often include audio and video files Transcribing oral presentations and then facilitating class discussions regarding grammar
If you want to see exactly how this comes together Caballero has shot a video demonstrating how he uses his Toshiba netbook.
Colourful Flexible Rewritable ePaper *******netbooknews**** ePaper is going to have to evolve if its going to remain competitve, so seeing this new protype at Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) was refreshing. The ePaper uses a thermal printer, the same kind as that used in fax machines the result is when the message is no longer needed, the paper can be erased with the flip of a switch. The epaper currently has a lifespan of260 times uses and they believe it is idea for the replacement for the paper signs and posters that are now produced by the millions around the world.
What makes the "i2R e-paper" stand out is its coating -- a plastic film covered with cholestric liquid crystal, a type of liquid crystal structured similarly to cholesterol molecules. The compound does not require a backlight to print, and can produce different colors. It does not require patterned electrodes -- it is very light, soft and rewritable. From this perspective, this is a true e-paper.
If you wanted to erase the paper, all you have to is connect it to electricity so what's printed on the paper can be erased. There is also a modified printer that erases the paper by rolling it backwards.
An A4 sized piece of the e-paper, which is already in production, costs roughly $60 Taiwan dollars, or about $2. Developers hope it will be available to consumers within two years.
Here is a video showing the ePaper in action on a visit to ITRI Hsinchu research facility.
*******www****booknews**** Pleasant surprise at Google I/O to come across a brand new prototype from NVIDIA a Tegra 2 tablet. This was the 2nd NVIDIA prototype tablet that I took a video of, the other was running BackBreakers by Natural Motion. I wasn't allowed to take video of the ports of the tablet, but I can tell you what they were. We are lucky that e grabbed these videos on the first day since they were pulled from the show floor for getting too much press. There are two theories as to why this happened, the first was that Google wanted to focus on phones and didn't want tablets on the show floor so they asked NVIDIA to pull. That was rumor what NVIDIA told me what that they were prototypes and not final products. Either way, controversial devices are always good, anything to pull the attention away from the iPad is something that I can stand behind.
The NVIDIA Tegra 2 Prototype Tablet is an 8.9 inch tablet was running Android 2.1 with its 1Ghz Tegra 2 processor. It was also sporting a webcam & microphone and for connectivity on the left hand side of the device we have audio jacks, docking port connector and a microsd card slot. On the bottom we have some status LEDs for Power, Wifi and a lighting blot, not too sure what the lighting bolt LED was for, charging perhaps, hard to say. Moving around the device to the right we have two USB ports and the PSU all covered up with a silicon flap. On the top because it is Android after all we have back, menu and home we also have what appears to be a SIM card slot though it curiously looked a little bit too thin.
The unit measured around 1cm in thickness, but talking to Andrew Edelsten from NVIDIA he did remind me that it is a protype and there are much thinner & lighter versions behind closed doors.
Oh yeah, Unity, is knows for its ability to run amazing games right in your browser, they say its the future, and well, I have to agree.
*******www****booknews**** Vodafone announced Webbox, an internet-enabled keyboard intended to turn a regular TV into an “internet portal”. To access the internet you use a 14 x 25 cm QWERTY ‘board with an RCA connection for the TV. The Vodafone Webbox packs the Opera Mini 5.1 browser together with support for SMS and email messaging, an FM radio, photo gallery and a music player.
Connectivity is via an integrated GSM/EDGE modem (no 3G), though thanks to Opera’s compression technology – which can shrink pages by up to 90-percent. The carrier will preload bookmarks suited to its entry-level audience, including online news, dictionary, social networks, some games and a rudimentary application service.
This is a product that is clearly targeted at the emerging markets with its initial launch being in South Africa. The connected keyboard is priced at around €75, with a free 2GB SD card and data purchased on pre-paid SIM.
For more information please visit Vodafone.
*******www****booknews**** USB 3.0 is coming fast and furious. Display link shows us a prototype of their USB 3.0 USB to DVI graphics adapters upscales your output to 1080p and takes off some of the GPU load off your netbook.
*******www****booknews**** Along side numerous tablets Samsung has released a new phone called the Samsung Galaxy SII. At a mere 8.49mm from front to back it’s a real Posh Spice of a phone, so slender it even out-diets the iPhone 4. It’s light too, at 116g, although the down side to this is it feels a little plasticky and cheap. Still, Galaxy S felt even cheaper and sales weren't affected very much because of it, so even though we wished they didn't cheap out overall we don't think it is going to matter too much.
But the new SII isn’t all about looks, the screen is pretty impressive too. Sporting an improved version of Samsung’s Super AMOLED technology – Super AMOLED Plus – it measures 4.3in from corner to corner and has a eye-poppingly detailed resolution of 1,280 x 800.
Under the hood there are more headlines, with a “Samsung Dual Core Application processor” powering Android 2.3 along at a speed Usain Bolt would be proud of, 1GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of storage, an 8-megapixel camera at the rear with an LED flash capable of shooting Full HD (1080p) and a 2-megapixel one at the front.
*******www****booknews**** Like Motorola's Atrix but wish it had a different case? Well if you're in China the Motorola MT870 is the Atrix specification wise except its got a different case. The MT870 is Android 2.3 on a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor with China Mobile’s TD-SCDMA 3G network. Its 4-inch touchscreen display has a QHD resolution of 540 x 960 pixels and comes with 1 GB ROM and 2 GB RAM.
The MT870 also comes loaded with an 8MP camera which allow it to record video in 720p and if you're looking to play it back on the device you are also in luck since it supports up to 1080p playback functions. Connectors include a micro SD card slot and a micro USB and micro HDMI that are hidden behind a flipcover but are in the correct positions to be able to dock it into a lapdock or docking station.
*******www****booknews**** We first ran into the S7 Android tablet at MWC at the Huawei booth. It was a mystery what it was running, the rumors were VIA or maybe ARM, but we see today that its running on the Qualcomm Snapdragon platform.
The build quality of the tablet is one of the highest of the show. The battery was run out and we think it had been over played with because out of the 1/2 a dozen people we know who played with it, I was the only one to have it re-boot during the video, so at least you get to see how quickly it boots.
The andriod tablet running 2.1 is 7 inches and also acts as a phone. We have high hopes for this tablet as we know Chippy from CarryPad has already named it tablet of the show.
*******www****booknews**** Computex 2010 is the show of tablets and we have gotten our hands on quite a few, and well, many of them aren't good. So when a nice one comes around we get a bit excited. Fujian Sanxi has come out with an Android Tablet running 2.1 and a functioning version of marketplace. We think the word snappy is over used, but we think that it is the right word to describe how this tablet runs. Its running a Rockchip processor and has a finish that doesn't make it feel cheap. The device is will be available to distributors for around $105 so we think it'll be on the streets for about $150. For that price I'd give them my piggy bank!
*******www****booknews.de - Wir werfen einen kurzen Blick auf das ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Tablet, das auf der CeBIT 2011 anders als erwartet doch schon mit Android 3.0 zu sehen ist.