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The Gotab GTi8


Other ICS Android tablet has just entered the market through a small company in UK . The new gadget is called Gotab GTi8 and has been launched by Ergo Electronics Company.

The Gotab GTi8 comes with beautiful slim design, brings a capacitive touch screen 8 inches with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels and multi-touch capability for 5 points, and support for stylus input, but not included.

Executed in the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, the Gotab GTi8 is powered by an ARM processor at 1.2GHz A10 Boxchip combined with Mali 400 graphics, 1GB of DDR3 RAM, and 8GB of internal memory which can be expandable card slot MicroSD up to 32 GB. There 5GB of free storage in the cloud Box.com .

This equipment provides a front and a rear camera of 2 megapixels, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, orientation sensor, Mini HDMI 1.4 and microUSB 2.0 port. The 3600 mAh battery allows 20 hours of music playback or 5 hours of web browsing.

The GTi8 Gotab Android 4.0 has a price equivalent to about 153 euros.



Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 vs Nexus 7: Speed Comparison


The main rival of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is definitely the iPad 3, a device that dominates the length and breadth of the tablet market. But the new terminal of the Korean manufacturer has some formidable opponents even in the same world of Android.

One of these is the Nexus 7, a device with different dimensions and technical characteristics, but costing much less. It has the potential to become the best selling Android tablet of all time.

Both animated by a quad-core processor (Samsung Exynos for GALAXY Note 10.1 and NVIDIA Tegra 3 for the Nexus 7), the two tablets differ in display (10.1 inches for the GALAXY Note, 7 inches for the Nexus 7), amount of RAM (2GB for GALAXY Note, 1GB for the Nexus 7) and version of Android (Ice Cream Sandwich for the Galaxy Note, Jelly Bean for the Nexus 7). The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 also boasts the user interface developed by the Korean manufacturer and the method of S Pen interaction.

Two devices, therefore, is dedicated to different types of users, but both able to guarantee performance of the foreground.



Sony Xperia Acro S Debuts in Russia for 600 Euros


Already available in some Asian markets since the beginning of August, the Sony Xperia Acro S begins to approach the European continent.

The new smartphone of the Japanese manufacturer, in fact, is getting ready to debut in Europe and makes a first appearance in Russia, where it is already available in both white and black at an online retailer at a price of 23,990 rubles (equivalent to 600 euros ).

Based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the Sony Xperia Acro S is characterized by a body resistant to dust and water, a 4.3-inch display with HD resolution, a 1.5 GHz dual core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in memory and a camera with 12 megapixels.

We are waiting for official news from the Japanese manufacturer regarding date availability and price of the Sony Xperia Acro S in Italy, which will probably be announced in the IFA 2012 in Berlin, which will kick off in a few days.




Ergo GoNote: A Netbook Touchscreen Based on Android


Ergo Electronics has developed the GoNote, a new hybrid netbook is designed for educational purposes or for students. This Android-based netbook will be available in the UK in September at a price of around 188 euros each.

Besides being executed in the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, the Ergo GoNote has a resistive touch screen of 10 inches with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels and support 2 point multitouch. Its heart is an ARM Cortex-A8 single core Rockchip RK2918 1.2 GHz, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory expandable via MicroSD cards.

In terms of connectivity, there is Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Ethernet LAN, four USB 2.0 ports, Mini HDMI, microphone and headphone jacks.

It has a 0.3 megapixel camera, a copy of Kingsoft Office (compatible with Microsoft Office documents), and of course, full access to the Google Play store.

Its battery allows up to 6 hours of surfing the internet with Wi-Fi connectivity.



The Archos GEN10 XS Comes with Keyboard and Android 4.0


Archos has introduced its new line of tablets GEN10 XS . The line consists of three thin Android tablets, all running on a version of Android 4.0. The GEN10 SX line devices will look a book factor integrating a keyboard that also serves as a deck, dock, and walk to the tablet.

The new line includes models Archos 101 XS, 97 XS and 80 XS . The XS 101 will sport a 10.1-inch screen, 97 XS will have a 9.7 inch screen, and 80 XS integrate an 8-inch screen. All three tablets will have a multi-core processor at 1.5GHz and 1GB of RAM.

The 101 XS come with an OMAP 4470 CPU with PowerVR SGX544 GPU. Its 10.1-inch screen offers a resolution of 1280 × 800, and will have 16 GB of internal memory. It has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and memory will be expandable to 64 GB with microSD card. Connection options will also sport USB and Micro HDMI Mini.

A key feature of the new line will be the new keyboard attached to Archos. The protective cover of 1 cm thick secured with magnets ensures proper alignment when connected. The Coverboard also integrates a magnetic base that provides position angles for the team.

Archos also announced a line of accessories designed for the XS series GEN10. These include a speaker dock, a docking station with USB and audio ports, and a number of bags in a variety of colors.

The GEN10 XS series will be sold with a full version of OfficeSuite Pro 6, priced at 12 euros, inclusive. The Archos 101 XS would be launched in mid-September at a price of about 320 euros . Models 80 and 97 XS XS will be launched in late 2012.


LG Optimus Vu Will be Launched Worldwide from September


LG has announced that its Android smartphone, the Optimus Vu, is available only in South Korea and Japan. It will be released worldwide from next September.

Unlike the Vu introduced in Korea and Japan, the international version will have a quad-core processor Nvidia Tegra 3. For other functions, there is no change: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 5-inch IPS display with resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels, 8-megapixel rear camera with 1080p video recording , 1.3 MP front camera, 1GB RAM, and 32GB internal memory.

As mentioned above, the Optimus Vu LTE will also be available in the U.S. market , which should be launched by Verizon. This can not come with an Nvidia processor (as for now, Tegra does not support LTE), so users probably will use the same dual-core Qualcomm processor 1.5 GHz that is being deployed in the Korean version.





Swedish User Receives ICS Update on His Samsung i9103 Galaxy



The Samsung Galaxy i9103 was released in 2011 under two names: Galaxy R and Galaxy  Z. At that time, it was running Android 2.3, but now, it looks like it’s getting the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

A user of the Galaxy i9103 in Sweden recently sent his phone for service, and when it was returned to him, it was running on 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. This of course means that other users should begin to receive the update soon.

Meanwhile, if you do not want to wait for the official ICS update, and wants to know how to install a ROM on the i9103, you can get all the details here on this link: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1836688

The Samsung Galaxy i9103 has a 4.2-inch WVGA display, dual-core processor of 1 GHz, 1 GB of RAM and 2 GB of ROM.



The Fujitsu Stylistic M532



Fujitsu has just launched in the U.S. market a new military grade tablet. Under the name of Fujitsu Stylistic M532, it aims to be used in the corporate world. This robust unit is not only available for purchase at a price of 440 euros, and there are also plans to lease about 15 euros per month.

The Fujitsu Stylistic Tablet M532 is a military grade that meets MIL-ST-810G standard. It has an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core 1.4 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, 32 GB of onboard storage, and runs on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.

This Fujitsu tablet incorporates a touch screen of 10.1 inch IPS and resolution of 1280 x 800, plus an 8MP camera with autofocus on the back with LED flash, and a 2-megapixel front camera.

Other features are Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n, Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR, microSD card slot. Its 3170 mAh battery delivers 8 hours of video playback.



HTC One X Gets Ice Cream Sandwich Update



A few days earlier than expected, HTC has begun the release operations of the expected update to Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich for the One X .

The new software version is the v.2.17.401.2 and introduces several improvements: the main signal a more fluid and powerful Web browser; the improvement of some features of the camera (white balance and autofocus); a more stable system; and the Beats Audio update.

Among the new upgrades, there is also the HTC Sense version 4.1 interface, introducing, among other things, the ability to map the recent key applications, eliminating the annoying “menu button with three dots” applications.

For users who have not received notifications of the update’s availability, you can do it manually. Just go to Settings > Information > Software Updates.




Lenovo IdeaPad A1107, an Android 4.0 tablet for 160 euros



The new Lenovo IdeaPad A1107 Android tablet  is now available at Best Buy at a price equivalent to about 160 euros.

Executed in the Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, the IdeaPad A1107 is powered by a Texas Instruments 3622 (Cortex A8) to 1.0 GHz and sports a display LED capacitive touchscreen of 7-inches with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels.

As for memory, it has 16 GB of space storage onboard, 512 MB ​​of RAM, and a MicroSD card slot.

Other specs include a 3-megapixel rear camera, a 0.3 megapixel front camera, Bluetooth 2.1, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, and a USB port.



The Sony Xperia J


Sony Mobile is preparing to launch its entry-level smartphone that will be called Sony Xperia J (ST26i).

Like any low-end device that looks good, it does not offer much great performance than the high-end ones. According to the source, the Sony Xperia J will work with the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, but will be powered by a single core processor 1GHz Snapdragon MSM7627A to run applications.

The Sony Xperia J sports a 4-inch touch screen with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels and a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash. At the top right of the terminal, there are buttons for power and volume, but no dedicated camera key.

Based on the picture, the Sony ST26i come in color options black, white and pink, and so it can be seen is pretty slim.
There is no word on price or release date yet.