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Clarion has taken the wraps of a new ‘smart’ car stereo head unit powered by Android 2.2. The Mirage is currently targeted at OEMs looking to integrate it into their vehicle ranges and is not available to the general public. In addition to including typical car-based apps including GPS and map functions, users will also be able to enjoy apps like Angry Birds and Facebook from their 6.5-inch capacitive touch center console.
Motorola Cliq 2 users who may have been holding out for an update to Google’s Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS are on the verge of getting their long awaited update from Android 2.2 (Froyo). First released in late 2010, Gingerbread has since been superseded by Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Nonetheless, Motorola has announced that it is recruiting 1000 customers to try its latest Motoblur-inspired Gingerbread variant before a final release is issued to all remaining Cliq 2 users.
Dehli-based company Classteacher Learning Systems has launched the Android 2.2 touting Classpad, a range of lower-cost tablet set to take on DataWind's Aakash, a $35 7-inch Android 2.2 tablet. While it will be priced above the Aakash, the new tablets are up to 1GHz faster at 1.3GHz than the cheaper tablet and will have options for 4GB and 8GB of storage. The Classpad tablets will also come in a range of sizes including 7-, 8- and 10-inch variations.
Chinese company Yinlips has released a Sony PS Vita clone it calls the YDPG18. The device, which also bears a resemblance to the original Sony PSP, runs Android 2.2 and allows users to download games from the Android Market. It is powered by a 1.2GHz processor matched with 512MB of RAM and centers on a 5.0-inch touch screen display with a resolution of 800x400 pixels.
BeBook Live has in introduced the BeBook Live Tablet. The device is one of the few newly launched tablets to persist with Android 2.2 although the OS is not specifically designed for tablets. Like the original Samsung Galaxy Tab, which also runs Android 2.2, the BeBook Live Tablet even incorporates Samsung’s own 1GHz single-core Hummingbird Cortex A8 processor matched with 512MB of SDRAM. It is also Flash compatible.
AT&T has announced that it is finally ready to release an Android 2.2 update for HTC's Aria handset. The carrier promises the update to arrive on Friday, after the company began releasing over-the-air Froyo updates for Samsung's Captivate handset earlier today.
Toshiba has finally posted an Android 2.2 update for its AC100 smartbook, several months after the promised time-frame of an October release. The update brings the standard set of Froyo features, including Flash support, along with Toshiba's own app market and additional support for the Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities of the 3G version.
T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S 4G has appeared in a series of more definitive photos. Also referred to as the Samsung Vibrant 4G, the new photos clearly show that 4G update does not differ greatly in external appearance to the original Samsung GalaxyS 3G. The most notable external changes are silver color touches and a front-facing camera. The version snapped in the photos is also still running Android 2.2 (Froyo), although Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) remains a possibility for the shipping model.
LG has launched its Optimus 2X, which is billed as the world’s first dual-core smartphone. Also introduced was a previously unseen white version of the NVIDIA Tegra 2-powered handset. The NVIDIA chip gives the phone H.264 video encoding and decoding capabilities and the ability to output video at 1080p over HDMI. It also features true dual-display support.
The Notion Ink Adam, which shipped as promised on January 19, has received its first unboxing pictures courtesy of a proud Notion Ink CEO Rohan Shravan. The 10-inch Android tablet, which runs a heavily customized version of the Android 2.2 OS, has been eagerly awaited by all those who contributed to the device’s first allocation sellout. Shravan posted some remarks along with the photos explaining details of shipping roll-out for users who might be somewhat impatiently awaiting the arrival of their shiny new slate.
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An Apple job listing for a dedicated clock face team may suggest future fashion-brand partnerships, possibly in time for the updated watchOS updates that are likely to be revealed at this spring's Worldwide Developer Conference. Since the introduction of watchOS 2, there has only been four new watch faces, but three of them were left over from the first release, with only one truly new one -- the co-branded HermÃ©s face exclusive to that edition. There is a rumored March 15 event, but if that takes place it will likely focus on new band options as regards the Apple Watch. http://apple.co/1O1TbTI