Android Honeycomb 101 – Know Your Android Tablet

May 20, 2011 · Posted in Techy News and Tips · Comments Off on Android Honeycomb 101 – Know Your Android Tablet 

Not sure how to get started with your new Android tablet? Fear not: We’ve got you covered.

So you’re the proud possessor of a shiny new Android tablet. Now what?

Android Honeycomb 101

Wi-Fi only Xoom launching March 27th

March 16, 2011 · Posted in Techy News and Tips · Comments Off on Wi-Fi only Xoom launching March 27th 

It took a while for Motorola Mobility to confirm it, but the Wi-Fi-only Xoom is now official.

On March 27, the tablet will launch in the U.S. for $599, Motorola Mobility announced today. The device will feature the same 10.1-inch display as its 3G-equipped counterpart. It will also come with Android 3.0 Honeycomb, 32GB of onboard storage, and a 1GHz dual-core processor.

This is huge for the people that are looking for a tablet for home use with out needing to sign up with Verizon to get one. Samsung and other manufactures to follow. Staples has a list of tablets that they are planning on carrying in 2011.

Read cnet’s article on the announcement.

iPad2 vs. Android Honeycomb

March 3, 2011 · Posted in Techy News and Tips · Comments Off on iPad2 vs. Android Honeycomb 

So with the launch of the Apple iPad2 and the Android Honeycomb version of the Motorola Xoom, they can finally be compared. Here are some snippets from the article from JR Raphael.

Quick Analysis: Apple’s iPad 2 matches the competition in terms of hardware basics, but it lags behind in features, flexibility, and customization potential.

What I found impressive is the Xoom’s higher resolution display (10.1 inches at 1280-by-800 vs. 9.7 inches at 1024-by-768); support for expanded storage via MicroSD cards; and support for USB connections. For those of you that will buy one of the tablets with connectivity thru a Sprint, AT&T or Verizon, the Xoom is upgradeable to 4G in the near future, while the iPad 2 is 3G forever.

Android’s strongest advantages, though, come via the innovations found in the Honeycomb operating system — innovations that will be present in all Android 3.0 tablets, not just the Xoom. So as other models become available from multiple manufacturers. In addition to creating a far wider spectrum of prices, that’ll present a far larger choice in size and form factor — something Apple’s single iPad can’t offer

Read the full analysis and come up with your own opinion.