Posted: December 1st, 2013 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: Technoid Computer News | Tags: Android, iOS, Microsoft, Microsoft Mobile Computing, Surface, Tablet, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Mobile Computing News, Windows 8, Windows 8 RT | Comments Off on Windows Device Chief Killing RT Tablet OS
Microsoft’s head of Devices, Julie Larson-Green has caused a stir in the tablet market, unofficially announcing that the Tech-behemoth would only be running with two – of three – operating systems for mobile devices.
Microsoft currently runs Windows Phone, RT and Windows 8 on tablets and phones. Punters are betting large on RT being the odd OS out.
RT was developed solely to take advantage of ARMs 32-bit architecture, giving devices like Surface super thinness and power efficiency.
RT is a cutdown version of Windows 8, sitting smack in the middle of Phone and 8, with more functionality than Phone but less functionality of 8.
Devices currently running Windows RT have a selection of scaled back, bundled programs – MS Office 2013 – however, it’s inherently incompatible with previous versions of Windows.
Punters it seems are flexing their purchasing power, choosing full-blown Windows 8 rather than the OEM only RT as their tablet OS :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: January 4th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Technoid Computer News | Tags: Aakash, Aakash Tablet PC, Amazon Kindle Fire, Apple iPad, Google, Google Android, india, Tablet, Tablet PC | Comments Off on Aakash $45 PC Tablet Clocks 1.4 Million Sales! Pricing Expected to Drop Under $20
Back in October 2011 we spruked the Indian Governments unveiling of it’s prototype touchscreen, tablet computer, the Aakash Tablet PC. The Indian Governments foresight into computing was admirable, as more data is migrated to the cloud simple web-enabled platforms such as tablet-pc’s will replace the bloated desktop and laptop hardware architectures of today, the Indian Government apparently got the premise that the future is mobile.
Since it’s release 2 weeks ago, the world’s cheapest tablet computer has clocked 1.4 million bookings since it was put up for sale online two weeks ago in India.
Bookings for the long-awaited Aakash, priced at 2,500 rupees – $US45 – kicked off on December 14, two months after it was unveiled as the “computer for the masses”
Posted: November 24th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: mcsixtyfive | Tags: Android 4, ASUS Transformer Prime, Blip, desktop, Ice-Cream Sandwich, NVIDIA, Quad Core ARM, Tablet, Technoid Computer News, Tegra 3, Über Tablet, Übercool | Comments Off on ASUS Transformer Prime: Übertablet, Portable Gaming Powerhouse, Sweet Business Suite!
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 B★B READ MORE
Posted: October 18th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: mcsixtyfive | Tags: Apple, Apple Inc, Favorite New Thought, Galaxy S, GALAXY Tab 10.1, iPad, iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, Kiss My, Michael Courtenay, Samsung, Smartphone, Standout, Tablet, Tablet PC, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News | Comments Off on Samsungs Mawashi Move! Apples iPhone 4S Removed From Sale in Australia and Japan
Samsung says it has filed for preliminary injunctions in courts in Australia and Japan, seeking a ban on sales of the iPhone 4S on the grounds it infringes Samsung’s technology patents. The South Korean semiconductor, consumer electronics and gadget behemoth says it is also seeking a sales ban on the iPhone 4 and iPad 2 in Japan. In May 2011 Apple won a temporary ban on sales of Samsung’s Galaxy 10.1 tablet in Australia. The filing in Japan cites infringement of technology patents, Samsung said, accusing Apple of also violating in Australia three of its wireless technologies essential for operating mobile phones. In a separate filing, Samsung also appealed against an Australian court’s interim order Friday to suspend sales of its Galaxy 10.1 tablet at the request of Apple, which claims a breach of touchscreen technology patents. Samsung, the world’s number two mobile phone maker after Nokia, and Apple have been embroiled in a series of patent suits accusing each other of copying designs and technology for their smartphones and tablets. M★C READ MORE
Posted: October 14th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: mcsixtyfive | Tags: Aakash, Aakash Tablet PC, Agora, Android, Budget Tablet PC, Cortex A8 CPU, Favorite New Thought, Google Android, Google Android 2.3, Hardware, kogan, Michael Courtenay, News, Tablet, Tablet PC, Technoid Computer News | Comments Off on Kogans Budget Tablet PC: Agora 10-inch from $189
Budget tablet-pc’s seem to be the flavor of the month. While not as easy on the pocket as the Indias Aakash tablet unveiled earlier this week. Our favorite consumer electronics manufacturer and online retailer, Kogan, has announced its own budget tablet offering. Agorah 8 and 10 inch tablet pc’s join the baby sized 7 inc tab.
Aside from the screen size and resolution – 800 x 600 for the 8-inch and 1024 x 768 for the 10-inch – the specs of the two models are almost identical. Both feature a 4:3 ratio capacitive touchscreen, are powered by a 1 Ghz Cortex A8 CPU and 512 MB of RAM, and come running Google Android 2.3 with access to the Android Market. There’s also an internal G-Sensor, 2-megapixel front-facing camera and 4 GB of on-board storage, expandable up to 36 GB via microSD card. M★C READ MORE