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Asus Transformer Gets a Software Update

Asus has started rolling out a new software update for one of the most popular Honeycomb running tablet – the Transformer. The update is aimed at mainly fixing the bugs found in the current software of the Transformer, including the abnormal battery consumption issue. The update also introduces an application named ‘App Backup’, which allows users to backup their installed apps and games.

One handy feature of the app is that it allows you to restore the backup on another Asus tablet. Looks like Asus wants to make sure Transformer users are easily able to upgrade to the Transformer Prime. Below is the full change-log of the update-:

Performance Improvement:

  • Improve Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Fix 8.6.5.13 mobile dock abnormal battery consumption issue
App Updates:
  • Latest version of Google Books, Maps and Market
  • Asus Sync – Ability to turn on/off Asus Sync
  • Email: Supports .Zip download
  • MyNet: Improves Device Search
  • Browser: Improves Compatibility
  • MyCloud: now supports remote desktop within different network
  • Update Italian Input method
  • Supernote: Improves performance and bug fixed
  • Polaris Office: supports large file loading, improve compatibility
Next week, Asus will also announce its much anticipated successor to the Transformer, the Transformer Prime. The tablet will be powered by Nvidia’s quad-core SoC, dubbed Tegra 3.
Recently, some  preliminary  benchmarks of the Prime leaked on the Internet. The tablet blew its competition out of the water, by scoring more than 10k points in the AnTuTu benchmark.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Arriving In India On August 10

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the successor of the Samsung’s popular tablet, the Galaxy Tab. This device was first announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona. To compete with the new iPad 2, Samsung went ahead and completely redesigned the Galaxy Tab 10.1. The new Galaxy Tab 10.1 was showcased at the CTIA 2011. This tablet is already available in most of the countries. Even, Verizon recently launched the 4G LTE version of this tablet exclusively for its customers in the US.

This device was expected to release during mid-June in India. Most of the Indian customers, are still waiting for the launch of this device. The guys at BGR India, have learned from their multiple sources that, the Galaxy Tab is finally arriving in India on August 10. If you are willing to buy this tablet, then check out the complete specs below.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Specs:

  • 10.1 inch WXGA display
  • 1280 x 800 pixels resolution
  • 1 GHz Dual Core application processor
  • Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) OS
  • Samsung TouchWiz UX
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • 3G Connectivity
  • 3 megapixel rear camera with LED Flash
  • HD (720p) video recording
  • Full HD (1080p) video playback
  • 2 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.2
  • Gyroscope
  • Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
  • Quickoffice HD Editor
  • Stereo Speaker
  • 16GB / 32GB / 64GB memory
  • microSD card slot
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • Android Market
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • USB 2.0
  • Samsung Mini Apps Tray
  • 6800 mAh battery

The price of this device is still unknown. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is expected to be available soon for pre-orders at online retailers such Flipkart and LetsBuy. Stay tuned for more updates!

Acer Iconia Tab 4G A501 Up For Pre-Order At Amazon For $499.99

Acer announced the Android powered Acer Iconia Tab A501 at the CTIA 2011. This tablet runs on the Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) Operating System and features a 10.1 inch touchscreen display, 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra dual core processor, 5 megapixel rear camera and more. Later, AT&T announced the 4G version of this tablet, the Iconia Tab A501. This tablet is already available in most of the countries including UK and India. AT&T customers in the US are still waiting to get this device. But, the wait is finally over. Amazon has finally started taking the pre-orders of the Acer Iconia Tab 4G A501 in the US.

“Consumers are seeking cutting-edge mobile computing devices and we look forward to giving them another great choice with the Acer Iconia Tab A501,” said David Haight, vice president of business development, AT&T Emerging Devices. “This tablet is packed with features that will enable HD gaming and exceptional video playback. It offers a first-class on-the-go entertainment experience.”

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Acer Iconia Tab A501 comes a 10.1 inch touchscreen display with 1280 X 800 resolution, 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra dual core processor, Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) OS, Acer User Interface, 5 megapixel rear camera with flash, 2 megapixel front-facing camera, Full HD (1080p) Playback, HDMI port, Bluetooth, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G connectivity, USB port, DLNA certified, Dolby Mobile, 3.5mm headset jack, 16 GB internal memory, 32 GB expandable memory and a Li-polymer battery with up to 8 hrs back up.

Acer Iconia Tab A501 is available for pre-order for just $499.99. The release date of this tablet is still unknown. To pre-order the Acer Iconia Tab A501, head over to this page at Amazon.

Verizon 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 To Be Available From July 28

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the company’s third tablet device and the successor of the original Galaxy Tab. This device was originally launched at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona, but after the launch of Apple iPad 2, Samsung went ahead and completely redesigned the device. Samsung finally launched the re-designed Galaxy Tab 10.1 at CTIA show. To avoid confusion, Samsung renamed the old Galaxy Tab 10.1 to Galaxy Tab 10.1v. This device is already available in US, but Verizon recently announced the availability of 4G LTE variant of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 exclusively for its customers.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 features a 10.1 inch WXGA display with 1280 x 800 pixels resolution, 1 GHz Dual Core application processor, Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) OS, 3 megapixel rear camera with LED Flash and HD (720p) video recording, Full HD (1080p) video playback, 2 megapixel front-facing camera, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 4G Connectivity and more.

Other features include a 3.5mm audio jack, Adobe Flash Player 10.2, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0, Gyroscope, Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, Quickoffice HD Editor, Stereo Speaker, 16GB / 32GB / 64GB memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Android Market, Samsung TouchWiz UX, Samsung Mini Apps Tray and a 6800 mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with 4G LTE will be available from July 28 in either Metallic Gray or Glossy White color. This tablet will be available for $529.99 with a 2 year service agreement for the 16 GB version and $629.99 for the 32 GB version. You can also purchase the 16GB Wi-Fi only Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 from July 28 for $499.99. The Wi-Fi-only model will be available in Metallic Grey.

Motorola Launches The Xoom Android Honeycomb Tablet In India

Motorola finally launched its Android powered Motorola Xoom tablet in India. This device was announced at the CES 2010 in Las Vegas and it was later showcased at MWC 2011 in Barcelona. Motorola Xoom is the first tablet, which runs on the Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) Operating System. Motorola is selling both the Wi-Fi only version as well as the Wi-Fi + 3G version of this tablet in India.

Motorola XOOM is redefining the tablet experience by pre-empting the future mobile experience today,said Rajan Chawla, Mobile Devices business country head for Sales and Operations, India and South West Asia, Motorola Mobility. Designed from the ground up with the user in mind, it offers productivity while on the go and, provides more ways to have fun and connect with friends. Whether surfing the Web, watching the latest hit movie as it was intended or video-chatting with friends, Motorola XOOM will delight customers with its ease of use, speed and vivid graphics. Motorola XOOM is everything that a tablet should be!

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Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi features a 10.1 inch touchscreen display with 1280 x 800 pixels resolution, Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) OS, 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor, 5 megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash, 2 megapixel front-facing camera, HD (720p) video recording, Full HD (1080p) playback and more.

Other features include a 3.5mm headset jack, Google Chrome bookmark sync and incognito mode, Android Market, micro USB 2.0, Corporate Sync, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR + HID, 32GB internal memory, SD card support, 1GB DDR2 RAM, Integrated GPS, up to 10 hour video playback and a 3250 mAh Lithium-ion battery.

Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi comes with a price tag of Rs.34,490, while the Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi + 3G is available for Rs.41,490. The Best Buy prices of Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 3G are Rs.32,990 and Rs.39,990 respectively.

Currently, 5 major tablets are officially available in India – Apple iPad 2, HTC Flyer, Motorola Xoom, BlackBerry PlayBook and Acer Iconia Tab A500. Which tablet you are planning to buy? Let us know in the comments below.

Motorola Announces The Android Powered Xoom Tablet In India

Motorola Xoom is the first tablet powered by the Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) Operating System. This device was announced and showcased at the CES 2011 in Las Vegas. Motorola Xoom sports a 10.1 inch touchscreen display, NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 dual-core processor, Wi-Fi connectivity, Full HD (1080p) video playback and so on.

Acer already announced the India’s first Android Honeycomb powered tablet, the Acer Iconia Tab A500 in early-May. Even the BlackBerry PlayBook and HTC Flyer are already up for pre-order in India. But, we have a good news for those, who are eagerly waiting for the launch of the much-awaited Motorola Xoom tablet in India. Motorola India recently announced the Xoom tablet and it is expected to release by the end of this month.

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Motorola XOOM redefines what the tablet experience should be. Designed from the ground up with the consumer in mind, it provides more ways to have fun, connect with friends and stay productive while on the go,said Rajan Chawla, Mobile Devices business country head for Sales and Operations, India and South West Asia, Motorola Mobility.

Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi features a 10.1 inch touchscreen display with 1280 x 800 pixels resolution, Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) OS, 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor, 5 megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash, 2 megapixel front-facing camera, HD (720p) video recording, Full HD (1080p) playback and more.

Other features include a 3.5mm headset jack, Google Chrome bookmark sync and incognito mode, Android Market, micro USB 2.0, Corporate Sync, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR + HID, 32GB internal memory, SD card support, 1GB DDR2 RAM, Integrated GPS, up to 10 hour video playback and a 3250 mAh Lithium-ion battery.

Motorola Xoom will come with the Android 3.0 OS in India, instead of the Android 3.1 OS. But, Motorola will roll out the Android 3.1 update via OTA (Over-The-Air) soon after the launch. The price of this handset is still unknown. Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi is available in the US for $599, so the price of this tablet in India is expected be around Rs.30,000-32,000.

Motorola Xoom, HTC Flyer and BlackBerry PlayBook are expected to launch in India, by the end of this month. Which device you are planning to buy? Let us know your views in the comments section below.

Google Music, Books And Movies Services Goes Live!

Google has just announced three new media related services at the Google I/O Google Books, Google Movies and Google Music.

Users can purchase any book from the Google market, and read it on any Google Books compatible device.

Android users can rent movies for 1.99$ for up to 30 days. After renting a movie and watching it for some time, users have 24 hours to watch the whole movie. Users can stream movies, in HD quality; to any device they wish to including Google TV, Android Honeycomb tablets etc.

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Honeycomb based tablets will get a special app dedicated to Google Movies, with the Android 3.1 Honeycomb update. The service is also available for Android 2.2+ based handsets. Google has also added two new sections to the Android Market Books and Movies.

The Google Music service also went live, after months of speculation. The Music site is already up, and sadly the service is invitation based only. The Google Music service will allow users to stream their whole music library to their Android tablet or handset, via a Google Music app for Windows/Mac. Basically, once a user adds his music library to the Google Music app, his whole library is uploaded to the cloud.

Users can add up to 20,000 songs as well! The service will remain free, until it is in beta. Sadly, the service is only for people residing in the U.S.

Google has also released a new music app for the Android 2.2+ handsets, which can be downloaded from the Android market.

Google Music Page Goes Live; Available Only In The U.S.

Google I/O is going to kick-start in just half an hour from now, and the Google Music page is already live!

It was very well known that Google will be launching Google Music’, a cloud based music storage and player for all Android Gingerbread based phones and Honeycomb based tablets. As with any Google product, the service is in Beta right now.

Also, the service is in Invite only mode for now. So, readers interested in Google Music need to request for an invitation first. The Google Music page also states that the service is free only for a limited time.

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However, the biggest issue with Google Music is that it is only available to the people living in the United States. I seriously did not expect this from Google. There is a world outside the United States, and they also deserve their share of cloud based music player.

The Google Music is the second cloud based music player to pop-up on the Internet, after Amazon unveiled its cloud based music player a couple of months ago.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Arriving In US On June 8

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the company’s third tablet device and the successor of the original Galaxy Tab. Galaxy Tab 10.1 was announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 but it was later renamed to Galaxy Tab 10.1v. Samsung went ahead and unveiled the redesigned Galaxy Tab 10.1 at the CTIA 2011.

It comes with a large 10.1 inch touchscreen display, 1 GHz Dual Core application processor, Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) Operating System and more. Samsung recently tweeted that, the much-awaited Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be available in the US from June 8th. Check out the complete specs below.

galaxy tab 10.1

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 features a 10.1 inch WXGA display with 1280 x 800 pixels resolution, 1 GHz Dual Core application processor, Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) OS, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 3 megapixel rear camera with LED Flash and HD (720p) video recording, Full HD (1080p) video playback, 2 megapixel front-facing camera and more.

Other features include a 3.5mm audio jack, Stereo Speaker, 16GB / 32GB / 64GB memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Adobe Flash Player 10.2, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0, Gyroscope, Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, Quickoffice HD Editor, Android Market, Samsung TouchWiz UX, Samsung Mini Apps Tray and a 6800 mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will compete with Motorola Xoom and Apple iPad in the US. This is definitely a good news for those, who were eagerly waiting to purchase this powerful tablet. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is expected to be available in the European and Asian market, by the end of June. Head over to this page and register your interest about the Galaxy Tab 10.1.

Motorola Droid Bionic Launch And XOOM 4G LTE Upgrade Delayed!

Back at CES 2011, Motorola announced the Atrix 4G and the Droid Bionic. While the Atrix 4G is already available to the general consumer, the Droid Bionic was expected to be released sometime in Q2 of 2011.

The Droid Bionic is the first dual-core 4G LTE phone headed to Verizon’s network. However, there is a twist in the tale. At the company’s Q1 earning call, Motorola’s CEO Sanjay Jha told the folks over at Droid-Life that the Droid Bionic launch, as well the XOOM’s 4G LTE update has been delayed.

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Instead of the original Droid Bionic, Motorola will now release a new improved and better spec’d Bionic in Q3,2011 .

The XOOM 4G LTE update has been delayed because of Verizon’s 4G LTE network. It looks like the carrier wants to beef up its network, before the XOOM gets 4G LTE support.

For the people who were worried about the low sales figure of the XOOM, the company managed to sell more than 250,000 units.

Keeping in mind that the XOOM launched in the last week of February, and is still not available all over the world, 250k units is not bad at all!