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Lenovo’s ThinkPad and IdeaPad Tablets use different Operating Systems

Since the moment they revaled IdeaPad U1, Lenovo stepped up its game and released their new tablets available in the market: the ThinkPad and the IdeaPad K1 and P1 both featuring Honeycomb 3.1. Lenovo also developed their very own App Shop, which is a lot like the one for Apple. With unique differentiators and a limited Netflix partnership, it looks like the company took their time to make the wait worthwhile.

ThinkPad Tablet

This Honeycomb 3.1 tablet – which features a 10.1 in screen – was created mainly for business individuals, sporting an impressive 1280 x 800 resolution display with 3G and WiFi options. It might not be the thinnest tablet developed but it will run on a 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and 1.6 GB of RAM with 24.1 Wh battery. It also has an HDMI slot with USB 2.0 and micro USB ports. The Thinkpad also has a front and rear camera. SD cards and SIM can also be inserted on the edge.Lenovo Thinkpad

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4 Things That Android 3.0 Honeycomb Should Have

Android 3.0 HoneycombAs we have all been witnesses, there are numerous tablets coming out nowadays; their goal is to compete with Apple’s iPad and its legendary iOS. Most of them happen to be Android-based, which in turn was created by Google for its mobile devices that want to compete with the iPhone.

With today’s rising popularity of tablets, the Android OS seemed not enough for the hungry market. Therefore, Google took a plunge and released Android 3.0 Honeycomb. In simpler terms, plain Android is for mobile phones and Honeycomb is for tablets. Even though the majority of tablets are now running on Honeycomb, there are quite a few features that are missing.

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Toshiba Thrive Tablet features Android 3.1 and Tegra 2 Processor

  • 07/06/2011 at 02:54 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Gadgets

Toshiba Thrive TabletToshiba seemed to be in the down low for the last couple of years, but this has ended as now it has returned announcing their latest gadget: a tablet called Thrive Honeycomb. The announcement was made on June 2 and the tablet will be available until July 10.

The tablet will be running on Honeycomb 3.1 by Android, the battery is said to last eight hours, it weighs 1.6 pounds and the screen measures 10.1 inches. It is also well equipped with a camera that has an awesome resolution and that can be used in two ways: it can be used facing the back or the front, although the resolution varies from 5 MP when used from the back, and 2 MP when used from the front. This will be extremely functional for those users that rely on Skype and other video-conference programs.

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Sony joins the Honeycomb Party with two Unique Tablets

Sony S1 and S2 TabletsLast week Sony announced their entrance in the tablet world with two uniquely designed tablets S1 and S2. Of course these tablets will run with Android 3.0 Honeycomb as rumored in the February.

The S1 is designed as a magazine and really feels like a magazine when you hold it and the S2 is a dual screen tablet which makes it easy to carry in your pocket. Yes, this is the feature which you were looking for so long, a really portable tablet!

The S1 has a 9.4-inch display which has lots of uses: this tablet is not equally thick in all areas. Rather it is thicker at the upper side and it is gradually thinned towards the bottom. That’s why it’s called the magazine style, it’s really easy to hold and has a better grip than other tablets in the market. Sony promised that these tablets will be lighter too.

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Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb brings a lot of new features

Android 3.0 HoneycombOn Feb 2nd Google holded a press conference where they featured some of Android 3.0 Honeycomb features. The tablet used for this, was Motorola Xoom, which is now the first tablet that will use the new OS.

We begin and say that first of all there is a powerfully developed desktop appearance which makes navigation easy and smooth. On the bottom left of the home screen, there are back, home and multi tasking button. The multi tasking button, which is a new feature to Honeycomb, enables visual previews of recently used applications. On the bottom right corner of the home screen, there are icons for notifications of the system’s status.

With these entire multifunctional buttons placed at the bottom, the rest of the screen is dedicated for applications. “It’s not just a ware house full of apps” says Hugo Barra, director of PM in Android, “it’s an application development platform in itself.”

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The Honeycomb LG Optimus Pad or G-Slate will aim soon the market

LG Optimus PadLG G-Slate or Optimus Pad is another one of the first Honeycomb devices coming to the market in the Q1 of 2011. This year at CES the whole Honeycomb attention was pulled by Motorola Xoom, a tablet that is also getting a good support from the Google themselves.

Now what is the key point of this tablet? Why will it get a special attention? This device has such a point and it’s the 3D. The 3D functionality will not be only in displaying, but also in taking pictures. It has some really good specs though we have already seen such specs in the highly anticipated Xoom, but the thing we will be looking for-is the performance, usability and seamless utilization of Honeycomb OS, the first OS from Google which is optimized for tablets.

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