LG Electronics plans to release an Android-based tablet computer by the fourth quarter, the company announced Monday.
The South Korea-based company said in a press release that it will use Google's open-source operating system but provided no pricing or technical details. The tablet is part of an upcoming line of about 10 smart devices and smartphones that the company plans to release by year's end, LG said.
The press release stated that the first tablet LG plans to release will be based on the Android operating system. It's unknown whether the new tablet will replace or compete … Read more
I think we can all agree on one thing: flying cars may be cool, but it's going to be a slaughter in the skies--at least at first. Also, the Verizon iPhone is here again! Yay! We'll believe it when we see it, just like we'll believe that Google Me is real and a real competitor to Facebook when we see it and when Google manages to understand actual humans and what they want in a social network. But hey, fingers crossed! Special guest, Darren Kitchen of Hak5!Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
Several launches are planned for fall and winter 2010, but the iPad, on track to sell 16 million units, according to some, will be the iPod of tablets by then. If anything, iPad 2G will have been announced and everyone will be queuing up for the version with the camera … Read more
Cisco Systems has hopped on the tablet PC bandwagon with a device of its own that uses Google Android software and is targeted at business customers.
The company announced plans for the new tablet, called the Cisco Cius, during its annual customer conference in Las Vegas on Tuesday. The device, which will only weigh about 1.15 pounds, will sport Cisco's collaboration software that integrates virtual desktop applications with high-definition video.
Specifically, the new device will have front- and rear-facing cameras that record in high definition for video conferencing and a 7-inch high-resolution screen. The device will be integrated … Read more
Our second live CNET Showcase event was all about the market for smaller-than-laptop computers: Slates, tablets, and Netbooks. We brought Dan Ackerman out from our New York office to argue with Donald Bell about the merits of different technologies and platforms, in front of a live audience.
The video above is our discussion, in which we focus a lot on Apple's iPad and what it took to give it the market position it has: more than 3 million devices sold since it first … Read more
Join us tonight for CNET Showcase Live, a discussion on tablets, slates, and Netbooks. Here in our San Francisco headquarters, we've gathered the latest portable technology from Apple, Asus, Archos, Nvidia, Panasonic, Samsung, and Toshiba. We're going to be showing off the gear to our in-person audience after a good discussion about the market and various vendors' approaches to it.
You can watch the discussion live over at CNET TV (in the Reporters' Roundtable slot), starting at 6 p.m. PDT. There's a live chat right under the streaming window, so you can participate with other viewers … Read more
In less than 3 months, Apple has sold 3 million iPads, the company announced Tuesday.
For those keeping score at home, that's 3 million in 80 days, and 1 million sold in the last 20 days alone. Apple announced after 60 days that it had sold 2 million of the touch-screen tablets. It took Apple 28 days to sell the first million.
The company is already blowing past the early expectations of Wall Street. One analyst predicted 2 million iPads would be sold in the first year.
Apple is clearly enjoying its success, but it also appears to be … Read more
Here's the thing: Google keeps insisting that the data it snared from open WiFi hotspots isn't a big deal, it's useless, it was an accident, and so on. But now, some French investigators discovered that the "useless data" contains obvious passwords and recognizable snippets of email. Which isn't as "useless" as Google suggested, you know? Also, Apple iOS 4 is here; the Nook is, hopefully, resetting e-book reader prices to somewhere they should be; and you decide: Toshiba folding tablet, awesome or DOA? Or both?Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more