Posts Tagged ‘Xoom’
Just recently, the search giant announced on Google+ that the latest version of Ice Cream Sandwich (Android version 4.0.4) would be rolling out to three devices.
The latest version of Ice Cream Sandwich will be rolling out to two smartphones and a tablet. The first device is the first smartphone to run Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), the Google Nexus S. The Second device is the first Android device to run Ice Cream Sandwich, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The third device is the first tablet to ship running Android 3.0 (Honeycomb), the Motorola Xoom. All three will be updated to Android 4.0.4.
The post reads, “We’ve started rolling out Android 4.0.4, Ice Cream Sandwich, to UMTS/GSM Nexus S, Xoom Wi-Fi, and HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus devices, and we’ll be rolling it out to more devices in the coming weeks. Some of you will be receiving Ice Cream Sandwich for the first time, while others will be receiving an update to your existing Ice Cream Sandwich experience with stability improvements, better camera performance, smoother screen rotation, improved phone number recognition and more.
Aside from the three devices mentioned, Google is planning to roll out Ice Cream Sandwich to more Android devices soon. We’ll keep you posted once we know more.
A single picture of Motorola’s new tablet has been leaked online. This rumored tablet looks more slender looking compared to Motorola’s current Honeycomb-powered tablet, the Xoom.
This Is My Next posted the blurry picture. All that is revealed in this picture is an extremely slim tablet sporting a 7 inch display, which is most likely to offer an aspect ratio of 16:9.
According to This Is My Next, the pictures show that the tablet comes with ports, which reveal micro HDMI and micro USB functionality. We took a closer look at the picture, but there was no way to confirm this. Sadly, the image was too blurred for us to know for sure.
This Is My Next adds that the mysterious black rectangular figure above the tablet may possibly be the Droid HD. We’re guessing TIMN used a microscope or CSI tech to come to this conclusion.
Motorola’s CEO, Sanjay Jha, has hinted in the past that the company will be releasing a 7 inch tablet. Is this the tablet the CEO was referring to? We can only hope that Motorola reveals more about this 7 inch tablet soon.
This Is My Next is known to be in the know, when it comes to unreleased tech. However, it would be best to take a grain of salt with this information.
Apparently, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is not the only Honeycomb-powered tablet Apple’s legal attack dogs are targeting. The Motorola Xoom is also facing similar patent infringement charges in German courts. This follows the recent injunction filed against Samsung, preventing the Korean tech giant from distributing its 10 inch tablet to retailers across Europe. It seems Apple is going after every major Android competitor in the market.
According to Motorola, Apple filed the case against them back in the 27th of May this year. Motorola added that this was Apple’s response to their own patent infringement case filed against the house of Jobs back in April of 2011. It is most likely that the Cupertino firm will also be asking for a widespread injunction banning the sale of the Xoom across Europe.
In an interview with The Inquirer, Motorola said, “After Motorola filed patent infringement complaints against Apple in Germany in April 2011, Apple responded by filing its own patent infringement actions against Motorola in Germany including design patent infringement claims.”
Motorola adds, “Apple’s complaint for design patent infringement was filed on May 27, 2011, over two months ago. Motorola has reviewed Apple’s claims and believe they have no merit. We intend to vigorously defend Motorola’s own product designs.”
True, Apple’s iPad is currently the most popular tablet in the world. However, their legal actions make us question their motives. Should they continue with their legal bullying tactics, or should they just use the money spent on lawyers on more innovative products to stay ahead of rivals. It certainly looks like Apple is waging legal battles not to protect their intellectual property, but to cripple the competition.