In the same way a good mechanic can keep an old car running like new, an experienced, technical-minded person can usually extend the life of an older computer, or boost the performance of lesser components. They can also usually configure a no-name brand computer to work just as well if not better. A good operating system optimized properly will work for most general tasks (business work, surfing the Web, music, etc.), even if the hardware is a little dubious. I made a similar assumption when I purchased a generic tablet running Android 2.1 on eBay, thinking I'd save some cash by taking matters into my own hands. Man, did that assumption come back to bite me, hard. Read on to find out how.
Recently Google's Android operating system has enjoyed almost more attention and user enthusiasm in the mobile and tablet space than the company's primary search tool, so much so that a couple of Japanese companies actually created a real working robot based on the Android logo.
Man, technology is getting kind of nuts. Here we have a pair of ski goggles that run a cellphone operating system. Yep, these goggles are rocking Android.
If you're looking for a phone that can double as a laptop in a pinch, the Motorola Atrix might be that phone. Just unveiled today at CES, the Atrix is a dual-core Android phone that can dock into a laptop.
Motorola's Android 3.0 Honeycomb Xoom tablet made quite a commotion last month. It's expected to be one beefy tablet inside. A new report suggests that all future Honeycomb-powered tablets may require powerful dual-core processors and high resolution displays in order to run properly.
Despite the promise of the iPad as a replacement for dead-tree magazines, the lack of subscription options and the high price of single issues have kept it from really taking off for publishers. And Google clearly sees that as an opportunity.
Here in the US we're used to seeing lines of Apple fanboys camping out to get the latest from Cupertino, but in China phone fans appear to be equal opportunity nutjobs, if this line for the latest Android from Meizu is anything to go by.
Smartphones are quickly becoming much more powerful than the computer I used just a few years ago. I mean, the HTC Thunderbolt is rumored to have a dual-core 1.2GHz MSM8960 processor! I used to rock a desktop PC with a single-core 1GHz processor!
While it's hardly the first attempt at combining various iconic tech devices, this three-way combo seems to take the concept one device too far, by trying to mash an HTC Android phone, GameBoy, and a (fake) iPhone4 into one clunky device.
Ladies and gentlemen, the smartphone has officially peaked. How do we know? We know because Sega Dreamcast games can be emulated on an Android phone.