Posted: April 10th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Business News, Technoid, Technology | Tags: Amazon Kindle Fire, ASUS, Budget Tablet PC, Google Online Tablet Store, Googlestore, Samsung, Tablet PC | Comments Off
Our favourite internet behemoth – Google – is planning to open an online store to sell tablet PCs directly to consumers, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Google’s online store would offer tablets made by Samsung and Asus based on Google’s Android software, according to the WSJ report.
Google briefly sold a specially-designed Android smartphone – Nexus One – directly to consumers in 2010, but closed the store after four months saying it had not lived up to expectations. Google now relies on retail and carrier partners to sell Android smartphones made by a variety of handset makers and Android has become the world’s No.1 smartphone operating system, ahead of iPhone-maker Apple Inc. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: November 25th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Technoid, Technology | Tags: Android, Android 4, ARM, ASUS, ASUS Transformer Prime, Buddhas Brother, Gorilla Glass, Ice-Cream Sandwich, IPS+ Panel, Netbook, Nvidia, Quar Core ARM, Tablet, Technoid Computer News, Tegra 3 | Comments Off
The ASUS Transformer Prime has already had to endure such superlatives as blazingly fast, super slim, functionally brilliant and sexy as hell, it would blush if only it weren’t true. Don’t be fooled by the name though ‘The Transformer Prime‘ is no child’s toy, it is in fact the must have tablet for Christmas, ASUS certainly hopes it will be anyway. Earlier this month ASUS and NVIDIA officially announced the Prime and it’s specifications. At the same time NVIDIA introduced to the world it’s brand new QUAD core chipset, Tegra 3. Only a few days after the announcement videos appeared of Google’s latest operating system – Android 4 Ice-Cream Sandwich - running happily on the Prime. Thankfully the wait for Prime won’t be long, GameStop yesterday let the cat out of the bag by listing the Prime for pre-order with the product release date of December 9. Get ready world, the Transformer Prime is about to take over Christmas. READ MORE