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Sharp’s 7-inch Android tablet breaks cover

Author: androidcommunity.com

Back in mid-September, we got word that the Sharp Galapagos 5.5-inch and 10.8-inch tablets had been killed off. These tablets never sold very well. Sharp hoped at the time that its 7-inch Galapagos tablet would be better received by the Android tablet buyers out there. I have my doubts about that, but the Sharp Galapagos 7-inch tablet has now been seen in the flesh.

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Kindle Fire Finds Easy “1-Click” Root Method – Let The Games Begin

Author:phandroid.com

Okay, so it was only a few minutes ago that I told you guys the Kindle Fire source code had been made available by Amazon. Now, that’s all fine and dandy for creating custom ROMs but there’s only one small problem — you can’t install a custom ROM without first getting root onto your device.

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How-To: Enable ADB on your Kindle Fire (Windows)

Author:Jerry Hildenbrandandroidcentral.com 

Kindle Fire

anna sideload apps (or use ADB for any other reason) to your Kindle Fire via your computer?  It’s really easy — just add the USB Vendor ID to the Windows ini file.  Even reading it seems more complicated than it really is.  On your Windows computer, press the Start button, then choose “All programs” > “Accessories” > “Command prompt” to open the text based…

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ASUS Transformer Prime already getting the hands-on treatment

Author:engadget.com

Considering ASUS just officially let the quad-core cat out of the bag two days ago, we didn’t expect to see an Eee Pad Transformer Prime hands-on claw its way to the surface quite this quickly. Nonetheless, here’s the first hands-on (that we’ve seen anyway) of an engineering model of the pioneering tablet.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 review

Author: engadget.com

What is the optimal size for a modern-day tablet? Is it 10 inches? Is it seven? Or, is it something smaller, like the economy-sized smartphone that is the Galaxy Note? We can’t say for sure, but we surely can say that Samsung is as much in the dark as we are. Like a gadgety Goldilocks traipsing between an endless sea of options, that company seems completely unable to make up its mind, splitting niches into sub-niches and then cleaving those in twain again with a seemingly endless array of fractionally different tablets.

Today we’re looking at the Galaxy Tab 8.9. This powerful slate exists because, apparently, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is too big and the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus is too small. Is the $449 8.9 just right, then? Read on to find out.

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ARM Unveils New Mali-T658 GPU, Promising Ten Times Better Graphic Performance Over Current-Gen Chips

Author: androidpolice.com

With the Mali-T400 running on the Galaxy SII, and the Mali-604 still in production, ARM is still racing ahead, releasing details surrounding the Mali-T658 GPU today – yet another next-gen chip that will support up to eight cores.

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Adobe makes it official: Adobe AIR now its focus for mobile, HTML5 takes over the web

Author:Phil Nickinsonandroidcentral.com

Adobe Flash Player

Adobe this morning confirmed a ZDNet report that Flash Player would be going the way of the dinosaurs, marking a fairly major shift in the company’s mobile strategy. Instead, Adobe will focus on AIR for cross-platform mobile applications, and to ramp up its contributions to HTML5 — with which it also had been working all along.

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