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Sony Z3 Compact with Android 7.1.2 - only possible via custom ROMs

Android: Do manufacturers bypass "Project Treble"?

With "Project Treble" the update problem in the Android world is supposed to improve - unfortunately the full functionality is only available for devices that were delivered with Android 8.0 "Oreo". Almost the impression arises that the manufacturers try to slow down Treble intentionally: even devices that will be introduced in 2018 (and thus after Android 8.1 is released) will be shipped with Android 7.x first - only ...

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Kindle Fire HD 8.9 available in Germany

Amazon is also selling the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 shopping tablet in Germany from today, starting at 269 euros. In return, you get a tablet with an 8.9 inch display, which offers a resolution of 1,920×1,200. Furthermore, 16 or 32 GB memory is integrated and dual band WLAN. According to first tests, the device is fast enough to play all media sold by Amazon for the device. In addition to the Kindle Store, ...

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Sony Xperia Tablet Z: thin and waterproof

With the Xperia Tablet Z, Sony brings a tablet that matches the Xperia Z smartphone. The special features: a thickness of only 6.9 millimetres and IP67 certification. The latter means that the tablet can survive a bath in one meter of water for 30 minutes without damage. This makes it ideal, for example, if you are taking a bath and don't want to do without the Internet even then. But ...

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Google Nexus 10: Data and images surfaced

On Monday, Google will present the Nexus 10 tablet, weather permitting, and will add a big brother to the well-known Nexus 7. The device, which according to a BriefMobile report has a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels at 10.1 inches, will be the new flagship among Android tablets. Besides the display, which has a much higher pixel density than Apple's "Retina Display" in the iPad ...

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Google Nexus 7: first impression

After I ordered a Google Nexus 7 through a campaign on the PostedPlanet.com website, I had time over the weekend to get a first impression. For comparison I have an iPad 3, which plays in a different price league, but is the main competitor of the Android tablets. With the Nexus 7 manufactured by ASUS, which is available in 8 and 16 GB, Google wants to create a reference model for ...

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Samsung loses to Apple - high penalty

Samsung has suffered a major setback in the much-noticed lawsuit between Apple and Samsung in the USA: the court ruled that Samsung must copy the design of the iPhone manufacturer from Cupertino and pay a fine of over one billion US dollars. Apple also wants to obtain a ban on sales, which would hit Samsung additionally. Apple naturally sees the verdict as very positive, and the lawyers of the currently most valuable company have agreed to the court's ...

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Order Google Nexus 7 with Posted Planet subscription

The website Posted Planet - according to its own statement "a new daily newspaper for new readers on the web, at the tablet and at the reader" - offers the Google Nexus 7 tablet in the 8 and 16 gigabyte versions for ordering in its own shop. The 8 GB model costs 209.90 €, the 16 GB version costs 244.90 €. The only commitment you make is a Posted Planet subscription via the Pulse-Reader app, which is ...

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iPad 3: First experiences, impressions

Even though Apple does not refer to the third iPad as iPad 3 but only as "iPad", it helps to make it clear which iPad is meant. So the language here will be "iPad 3" 😉 As already noted in the previous blog entry, the main new feature of the current iPad generation is the display: with a resolution of 2,048×1,536 pixels, it beats pretty much everything it currently offers in the consumer sector.

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Absinthe: Download Untethered Jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 with iOS 5.0.1

Until now, there was no untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2 with iOS 5 and 5.0.1 respectively. After a restart of the device, the jailbreak had to be performed again each time. Now there is a tool called Absinthe (message on PCGames.de) which performs the jailbreak under MacOS. An integration into the well-known redsn0w tool is planned, as well as a Windows and Linux version. Supported is ...

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Samsung brings Android 4.0 ICS to tablets - in 2012

According to Golem.de, Samsung has announced to release Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" (ICS) next year for the current tablets Galaxy Tab 10.1, 8.9, 7.7 and 7.0. The original Galaxy Tab (without number) seems to go empty, but in any case Samsung hasn't made an announcement here yet. This will give Samsung's tablets, which are closest to the iPad 2 in terms of workmanship and appearance, the ...

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