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

Android: Do manufacturers bypass "Project Treble"?

Project Treble" is supposed to improve the update problem in the Android world - unfortunately, the full functionality is only available for devices that were shipped with Android 8.0 "Oreo". It almost seems like the manufacturers are intentionally trying to slow down Treble: even devices that are only introduced in 2018 (and thus after Android 8.1 is released) ...

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Kindle Fire HD 8.9 available in Germany

Amazon is selling the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 shopping tablet in Germany as of today, starting at 269 Euros. For that, you get a tablet with an 8.9-inch display that offers a resolution of 1,920×1,200. In addition, 16 or 32 GB of memory are integrated and dual-band WLAN. According to the first tests, the device is fast enough to display all media that Amazon offers for ...

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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 millimeters and an IP67 certification. The latter means that the tablet can survive a swim in one meter of water for 30 minutes without damage. This makes it ideal for taking a bath, for example ...

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Samsung loses to Apple - high penalty

In the high-profile trial between Apple and Samsung in the US, Samsung has suffered a major setback: the court ruled that Samsung copied the design of the iPhone manufacturer from Cupertino and must pay a fine of over one billion US dollars. Apple also wants to obtain a sales ban, which would hit Samsung additionally. Apple naturally sees the ruling ...

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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, on the tablet and on the reader" - offers the Google Nexus 7 tablet in the 8 and 16 gigabyte version for ordering in its own shop. The 8 GB model costs 209,90 €, the 16 GB version costs 244,90 €. The only obligation ...

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iPad 3: First experiences, impressions

Even though Apple doesn't refer to the third iPad as iPad 3 but only as "iPad", it still helps to make it clear which iPad is meant. So here the language will be from the "iPad 3" 😉 As noted in the previous blog entry, the main new feature of the current iPad generation is the display: with 2,048×1,536 pixel resolution ...

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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 or 5.0.1, after a reboot of the device, the jailbreak had to be performed each time again. Now there is with Absinthe a corresponding tool (message on PCGames.de), which performs the jailbreak under macOS. An integration into the well-known redsn0w tool ...

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Samsung brings Android 4.0 ICS to tablets - in 2012

According to Golem.de, Samsung has announced that it will release Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" (ICS) next year for the current Galaxy Tab 10.1, 8.9, 7.7 and 7.0 tablets. The original Galaxy Tab (without a number) seems to be going away empty-handed, in any case Samsung hasn't made an announcement here yet. With this, Samsung's tablets that are closest to the ...

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