A bit of a stink has errupted over the weekend as more and more ASUS Transformer Primes finally started getting into users’ hands, and said users discovered the bootloader is locked down tight. That really shouldn’t be a surprise, and the suggestion that ASUS partook in false advertising for not mentioning the bootloader on the box is, at least, ridiculous. (For what its worth, the review unit we received wasn’t [Read More...]
With Christmas all said and done for yet another year, it’s time for those at Google to start looking at the number of devices that got activated over the Holidays. Luckily, Andy Rubin anticipated our wondering and has given up the goods:
UPDATE: There were 3.7M Android activations on 12/24 and 12/25. Congrats team-android!
Also, as noted on his Google+ account from previously — “activations” means you go into a store, buy [Read More...]
If you thought that 700,000 daily Android activations was an impressive number, you’re in for a treat. Andy Rubin has just announced via Twitter that there were 3.7 million new Android devices activated over the Christmas weekend. To put that in perspective, that number is two and a half times higher than the average day. Unfortunately, the numbers are not broken down by OS version, so we don’t know how many [Read More...]
Who knew we’d cover so many lawsuits and patents today? This evening’s lawsuit actually makes a bit of sense, though it leaves us asking what the heck took so long. Toy maker Hasbro is suing ASUS, claiming that naming ASUS’s latest tablet the Transformer Prime is in violation of Hasbro’s brand copyright. Hasbro is seeking damages and a temporary halt of sales of the quad-core Tegra 3 Transformer Prime tablet in [Read More...]
The largest newspaper publisher in the United States has decided on the mobile tech its reporters will carry — and it’s not good for Android. Gannett newspaper division president Bob Dickey, in an internal memo published by the independent Gannett Blog, announced that the company had purchased thousands of iPad 2s and iPhone 4Ss, which will reach newsrooms in January.
What’s that have to do with Android, you [Read More...]
As if you needed another reason to keep your Android phone or tablet in the living room… Super Bowl XLVI, taking place February 5th 2012, will be streamed both online and on mobile phones for the first time, the NFL said Tuesday. Rather than a simple broadcast of the same stuff you’ll find on television, the app will include additional camera angles, live stats, and highlights. Oh, and [Read More...]
A few days ago, my Logitech Revue received its long-awaited update to Android 3.1 and with it came glorious, glorious access to the Android Market. The main category I’d been longing to fill was a solid media player with decent codec support. I finally found that in Plex so I wanted to review the app, which meant I needed a [Read More...]
Andy Rubin just let loose a new number on Google+, stating “There are now over 700,000 Android devices activated every day”. That’s a whole lot of Android phones and tablets. In fact, that’s 4,900,000 per week, 19,600,000 per month, and a whopping 235,200,000! With Android currently having over 200 million active devices, that means we’ll be close to 500 million Android phones and tablets having been sold and activated by next December [Read More...]
Are you a sad Verizon customer still waiting on the official Galaxy Nexus release date? Here are three new videos to cheer you up.
[Thanks @micktdr for the tip]