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Archos Updates G9 Tablets with Ice Cream Sandwich
Tags: Tablets, Android (all tags)
The company’s Android based tablets have gotten a boost to the new operating system.
If you’re rocking an Archos G9 tablet, then you’re eligible for a free upgrade to the Android 4.0.3 operating system, or as its more deliciously referred to, Ice Cream Sandwich. It’s an over-the-air update which means all you need to do is tap the “A” in the upper right hand corner of your screen and wait for the software to download and install.
In addition to everything the OS update brings – faster browsing, customizable screens and more – Archos is adding 1080p video file support, DLNA support and compatibility with MKV3D files.
Dolby Digital Plus is Coming to HBO Go, Tablets, Smartphones, and More
Tags: Dolby, Dolby Digital Plus, Tablets, Smartphones, HBO Go (all tags)
This adds to the already significant deals with streaming services like Netflix, Vudu, and CinemaNow.
People tend to focus on picture quality primarily when speaking about streaming services, but video is only half the story - bad audio can make even the best looking films suffer. The addition of Dolby Digital Plus to a variety of services and devices is a move to combat the problem and provide higher quality sound to those streaming their content.
HBO Go is the latest to adopt Dolby Digital Plus to provide its customers with better sound when tuning in through connected TVs and Blu-ray players. Samsung is also adding Dolby Digital Plus to the Acetrax application that's used by European Blu-ray players.
In addition to the Acetrax app Samsung is among the companies that will be using Dolby Digital Plus in new smartphones, and tablets. Other makers incorporating the tech are Acer, HP, Lenovo and more.
Finally, L L Cool J has partnered with Dolby specifically for CES. He's promoting a new website called Boomdizzle that's meant for collaboration between recording artists and Dolby provided technical assistance to make his Dolby enabled laptop sound its best.
Vizio Set to Introduce a Tablet at CES
Tags: Vizio, Tablets, Industry Trends, CES 2011 (all tags)
They'll be bringing a smartphone too, on the Android platform.
It seems our little Vizio is finally growing up. What started as a solid budget TV company has grown into what may soon be an electronics powerhouse.
The company will be introducing not only a smartphone at CES later this week, but a tablet as well. The tablet will be named the Via, and will boast an eight inch touchscreen high-resolution (but not high-def) screen, three speakers and built-in Wi-Fi.
Apple's iPad tablet has seen great adaption rates by home theater enthusiasts - after all, who can say no to a large touchscreen remote? Since Vizio is a TV maker already, integration of their components with the new tablet is sure to be top-notch.
There's no word on pricing for Vizio's tablet yet, but we do know that both products are set for a summer 2011 release.
Source: Wall Street Journal