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Verizon Wireless and Motorola were poised to issue another software update to the Xoom
tablet earlier today, but apparently have pulled back at the last minute.
On Thursday, Droid-Life was first to report that an HMJ078 update was expected to start hitting the Android 3.0 tablet today. The site even grabbed a screen capture of the enhancements and new features.
Among the list of coming changes were improvements to Web and data access, easy viewing and transfer of photos from digital cameras, and support for Bluetooth mice. Noticeably absent from the list, however, is the ability to use the microSD card for added storage. Currently, users are limited to the 32GB internal storage for media and files.
Yet, Droid-Life reported this morning that Verizon changed its Xoom support page that lists the benefits of the update. Visitors to the page instead will see the previous software update from a month ago.
Given that the carrier has yet to announce the update in the first place, I don’t expect to hear a reason for the sudden change. Perhaps Verizon has gone back to amend the list with additional features.
On a related note, Adobe issued an updated version of Flash 10.2 into the Android Market designed for Honeycomb tablets. This release is said to take advantage of coming changes in Honeycomb that include hardware accelerated playback of 720p HD video and a security update addressing the Flash Player vulnerability announced in mid-April.
Given that Motorola updated the tablet to 3.0.1 back in March, the new build of Flash will have to wait. According to the Adobe blog, this update is now live in the Android Market.
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After seeing a number of Android tablets demonstrated in January at the Consumer Electronics Show, only one became available in the three months that followed. The $799 Motorola Xoom was priced high for many but this week saw news of at least three tablets coming soon at far lower price points. All are Wi-Fi models, so there’s no carrier contract nor monthly fee, which should also help spur consumer interest although Android for tablet use may still fall short when compared the iPad 2 experience.
ASUS kicked of the tablet price wars at the end of March by introducing the Eee Pad Transformer in the UK at £379 ($608 USD), but the 10.1-inch device is expected to launch in the U.S. with a low $399 price tag. Acer followed suit with not one, but two tablet announcements in the past few days. The A100, likely the first 7-inch slate to ship with Android 3.0, will cost £299 ($483 USD) abroad, which may equate to a price range of $299 to $349 in the U.S., while the larger A500 tablet and its 10.1-inch screen will cost $449.
Samsung too is finally making a Wi-Fi tablet by taking the mobile broadband radio out of its popular 7-inch Galaxy Tab. The device will sell for $349 and will see a storage boost to 32 GB over the 3G models. In lieu of Honeycomb, Samsung is staying with its customized Android 2.2 platform, however.
An even cheaper tablet available now, isn’t officially at tablet at all; at least not yet. Many have turned the $249 Barnes Noble Nook Color e-reader into a tablet by rooting the device’s underlying Android operating system. It’s not a complicated process to do so, but Barnes Noble will be making it an unnecessary one for some. The bookseller will offer a software update to the Nook Color in mid-spring that will bring third-party Android apps and other tablet enhancements to the device. The company began soliciting software from developers this week and will curate the app store through similar standards used to curate the e-book storefront.
While BN is planning its own Android app store, Google appears to have tweaked the Android Market. According to one developer, its download numbers rapidly rose through the use of Google rewarding apps that offer greater user engagement: myYearbook jumped from #63 to #11 in the Top Free Social category on Android Market in a short time. If Google has changed its Android Market algorithm, apps that see more daily or regular usage could gain a discovery advantage.
Related content from GigaOM Pro (subscription req’d):
- Why iPad 2 Will Lead Consumers Into the Post-PC Era
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- A Global Mobile Handset Platform Forecast, 2011 – 2015
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PSX4Droid, the PSOne emulator for Android that got the smackdown from Google recently, has found a surefire way of getting around the ban: Go free and open source. The latest version of the software does just that, skipping out on Google’s market completely and putting both the app and the source code online for anyone to download and check out.
Developer “ZodTTD” says that the original Sony complaint only had to do with a trademarked logo that had snuck into the app’s icon, but since then, Google has closed both his Android Market and CheckOut accounts, leaving him unable to publish any apps. As a result, he’s self-publishing PSX4Droid, and will be exploring other third-party markets to sell the app in. In the meantime, you can go enjoy the new version, which adds better compatibility and performance, though save files from the previous version will no longer work.