Posts Tagged: android tablet


26
Feb 11

Xoom – Motorola’s Honeycomb Android Tablet Unboxed

We managed to find a Motorola Xoom Android tablet today to add to our test devices.  It is only one day after the official launch and all of the Best Buy stores in the Bay area were sold out.  That said, it doesn’t sound like each store got that many.

The Xoom is looking like the first Android tablet that can have a chance at competing with the iPad.  It is also the first tablet available with Google’s Honeycomb operating system made just for tablets.

We will have more to tell you after we play with it but here are some initial pictures.

android tablet motorola xoom box


motorola xoom un-unboxed - what's inside

motorola xoom un-boxing - xoom honeycomb android tablet


Motorola Xoom Compared with iPad and Samsung Nexus S

Motorola compared with iPad and Samsung Nexus S



And of course, very soon, we will be adapting our Android tablet file manager to run on the Motorola Xoom.  We will let you know here on our blog as soon as we have news.


25
Jan 11

A Whopping 46 Android Tablets Announced for 2011

Here come the Androids, the Android tablets that is.   At CES 2011, there were a whopping 46 (yes forty six) Android tablets and e-readers announced by 27 manufacturers.  We predicted over 30 Android tablets to be announced but we were on the low side.  Even the 46 announced is likely on the low side as many manufactures will have several models and sizes to add to their tablet lineups in the coming year.

This is great news for innovation in touch computing and tablet format.  It is likely that this first wave of Android tablets will be playing catch up with Apple’s iPad, but that will change over time.  Soon, Google will release the official tablet version of the Android operating system and we will see another wave of devices and innovation.

2011 is shaping up to be an exciting year for the tablet and it will be interesting to see who the handful of winners are who will produce the best Android tablets to take on the almighty iPad.

Below, you will find a list of some of the Android tablets announced at CES 2011.  (list data is originally compiled and posted by Boy Genius Reports, thanks to them for this information.  They also have a full list of 100 tablets with all operating systems.)


GoAruna has released the first Android tablet file manager and online file storage app.   If you don’t have GoAruna yet, it allows you to store, manage and share all your documents, files, photos and media anytime, anywhere and on any device.  You can get a free online storage account here.


46 Android Tablets Announced at CES 2011

OEM

Name

New

tablet or e-Reader

Screen size

OS

Acer

iconia tab a500

New

tablet

10

Android

Aluratek

Cinepad

New

e-Reader

10

Android

AOC

Breeze

New

tablet

8

Android

Archos

101

New

tablet

10

Android

Asus

Eee Pad Slider

New

tablet

10

Android

Asus

Eee Pad MeMo

New

tablet

7

Android

Asus

Eee Pad Transformer

New

tablet

10

Android

Augen

Doppio

New

tablet

10.1

Android

Augen

Espresso

New

tablet

7

Android

Augen

Latte

New

tablet

7

Android

Augen

Latte Grand

New

tablet

7

Android

Azpen

tablet

New

tablet

7

Android

Dell

Streak 10

New

tablet

10

Android

Dell

Streak 7

New

tablet

7

Android

eFun

Nextbook Next4

New

tablet

10

Android

eFun

Nextbook Next6

New

tablet

7

Android

Enspert

Identity Tab E201

New

tablet

7

Android

Enspert

Identity Tab E301

New

tablet

7

Android

Entourage

Pocket eDGe

New

e-Reader

6

Android

Lenovo

LePad

New

tablet

10

Android

LG

Optimus tablet

New

tablet

8.9

Android

LG T-mobile

G-Slate

New

tablet

10

Android

Motorola

Xoom

New

tablet

10

Android

MSI

WindPad 100A

New

tablet

10

Android

MSI

Kid Pad

prototype

tablet

10

Android

NEC

Cloud Communicator LT-W

New

tablet

7

Android

notion ink adam

tablet

New

tablet

10

Android

OpenPeak

OpenTablet 10

New

tablet

10

Android

Panasonic

VieraTablet

New

tablet

4

Android

Panasonic

VieraTablet

New

tablet

7

Android

Panasonic

VieraTablet

New

tablet

10

Android

Pandigital

Multimedia Novel

New

e-Reader

9

Android

Pandigital

Multimedia Novel

New

e-Reader

7

Android

PocketBook-USA, Inc.

701 IQ

New

e-Reader

7

Android

Rullingnet

Vinci

prototype

tablet

7

Android

Samsung

Galaxy Tab WiFi

Previously Released

tablet

7

Android

toshiba

Toshiba Tablet

New

tablet

10

Android

Velocity Micro

Cruz tablet

New

tablet

7

Android

Velocity Micro

Cruz tablet

New

tablet

8

Android

Velocity Micro

Cruz tablet

New

tablet

10

Android

Viewsonic

ViewPad 10s

New

tablet

10.1

Android

Viliv

X10

New

tablet

10.2

Android

Vilix

X7

New

tablet

7

Android

Vizio

Vizio (Via) Tablet

New

tablet

8

Android


16
Jan 11

Android Tablet File Manager – Update

Today we released a new and improved version of the GoAruna file manager for Android Tablets. If you don’t have it already, it is the combination of a powerful file manager and cloud file storage service specially built for the larger screen size of Android tablets.

In this release, v0.8.1. the following improvements have been made:

- PDF viewer. Now view and read PDFs on your Android Tablet with ease
- TXT viewer. Ditto goes for text files. Now they just open as you would expect.
- Multilingual. A bunch of languages have been added. Some of them are French, German, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Swedish, Dutch, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Swedish, Brazilian Portuguese.
- Improve the new account signup dialogue
- Replace a couple icons
- Minor bug fixes

File Manager for Android Tablets v0.8.1 is available immediately in the Android Market. You can find it by searching GoAruna in the Market on your device or by scanning the QR code below which will take you directly to the app download page (works on Android devices only).

If you are not yet a member of GoAruna, no problem, you can sign up right inside the app in about 5 seconds and a 2GB online storage account is free and you are welcome to use it forever.
download file manager for android tablets - cloud storage qr code


5
Jan 11

A File Manager & Cloud Storage App for your Android Tablet

First, GoAruna Files, the Android file manager, file sharing and cloud storage app for mobile / cell phones has been very well received. We are pleased with it’s performance and from what we hear, so are the majority of you (if not, we love to hear how we can improve!). Thanks to all our Android app customers for helping shape the Android cloud storage app and your experience with your online files and media on your mobile phones. You can be sure that we will continue to improve GoAruna Files for Android mobile devices in 2011 and beyond. But there is something new and exciting brewing on the horizon. Tablet and touch computing.

2010 saw Apple’s iPad storm on to the scene and for the first time gave users an excellent and convenient way to interact with their computers by touching, swiping and pressing. Some call it magic, a revolution, a shift and many more descriptions are abound to what Apple created and the movement that is about to happen. We are referring to the explosion of a new genre of devices, namely tablets with bigger screen that we touch and physically interact with (rather than using keyboards and mice or other input methods). While 2010 saw apple’s iPad dominate a 95% market share, 2011 will bring a slew of new competitors trying to take away and eat some of Apple’s pie. Samsung has already started the attack by selling over one million of their 7 inch Android Galaxy Tab tablet devices in a matter of weeks in the latter half of 2010.

2011 is underway and CES, the famous electronics show is about to start. It will kick off the barrage of Android tablets that will come to attempt to take away Apple’s tablet market share. We expect over 30 Android tablets from more than 20 manufacturers to be announced in the next week. Some of the companies include Acer, Archos, Asus, Cowon, Creative, Dell, eLocity, Entourage, Fusion Garage, LG, Motorola, MSI, Notion Ink, Onkyo, Ramos, Samsung, Toshiba, ViewSonic and Vizio. We also expect there will be some more from lesser known manufacturers. By 2012, we should also see numerous models and sizes from each manufacturer plus more smaller players getting in on the Android tablet action. This could push the number of Android tablets on the market up to 100.

Tablets as you know have more screen real estate and as proved by the iPad, deserve a special kind of app that makes use of the extra screen space and makes things even easier for the user. Managing, viewing, editing and sharing your documents, photos, music, video and files is no exception. This is why we wanted to provide you with a GoAruna app to manage your files and cloud storage on Android tablets. We have been working hard on this and over the weekend we quietly launched the preview release of GoAruna file manager for Android tablets.

To our knowledge this is the first Android tablet file manager and cloud storage app on the market that is made specifically for the tablet experience. We hope you like it and we look forward to your comments and suggestions on how we can make it even better.

GoAruna File Manager for Tablets is available now in the Android market (search for “tablet file manager” or “GoAruna” in the Android market). You can also scan the QR code below on your device to go directly to download it in the Android market.
download file manager for android tablets - cloud storage qr code


14
Sep 10

The Best File Manager for Archos Android Tablets


We are happy to announce to all the Archos Android tablet owners, that the best Android file manager is now available for your tablet.

As some of you may know, the regular Android Market for Android mobile phones (“THE” Android market with 60,000+ apps), is not available on any tablets as of yet.  Google, does not currently allow it as most of the apps are not optimized or tested for use on the very large tablet screens yet.   Google has also recently stated that the latest version of Android, 2.2 Froyo, is not “tablet ready”.

Official word from Google and the real world are two very different things however.  There are 20 – 50 (or even more) new Android tablets in the works by various manufacturers at the moment and many are about to hit the market before the holiday shopping season.

Archos is one of the first to get their Android tablets to the marketplace.  They have made tablets for some time in fact and they adapted early and got their 5 inch and 7 inch Internet tablets out into the wild running an early version of Android (v1.6).


To get the Archos tablet Android File Manager by GoAruna on your Archos tablet, you just need to open the Appslib App Store that comes pre-loaded on your Archos tablet.  You can either search “GoAruna” or you can find us under the Productivity section of the Appslib App store.