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ViewSonic brought its offerings for Mobile World Congress out on Friday, starting with tablets. The previously-leaked ViewPad G70 hopes to claim the budget title by combining Android 4.0 with a seven-inch screen. Prices are kept down by using a two-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front camera, although it has 1GB of RAM, a microSDHC card slot, and mini HDMI; ViewSonic hasn't identified the processor.
ViewSonic will unveil a seven-inch Android tablet at Mobile World Congress next week, Pocket-lint learned. Likely to be called the ViewPad G70, the device should run on Android 4.0 and a 1024x600-resolution touchscreen. It should also have the firm's custom ViewScene interface, but it ought to still keep access to Google services and access to the Android Market.
ViewSonic gave us a quick look at its upcoming hardware at the CES show. This included the 10-inch ViewPad 10e and dual-booting 10pi and 7-inch E70 Android tablets and ViewPhone 3. The phone will cost $280 and be unlocked when it ships in March, supporting AT&T and T-Mobile networks.
ViewSonic has finally announce a launch time-frame for its ViewPad 7e tablet, which is scheduled to arrive before the end of October. The Android-based tablet features a seven-inch display with 800x600 resolution, presenting Android 2.3 with ViewSonic's own "ViewScene 3D" interface overlay. Features are modest compared to high-end Android tablets, however the device aims to focus on the entry-level market.
ViewSonic has announced its first ten inch Android-only tablet, the ViewPad 10e. The Viewpad 10e has a 9.7in. IPS LCD display with 1024x768 resolution. Like its smaller sibling the ViewPad 7e, the Viewpad 10e uses a 1GHz, single-core Cortex A8 processor, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB onboard storage expandable to 36GB with an SD card. It will use the Android 2.3 and ViewSonic's proprietary 3D interface.
ViewSonic's entry-level ViewPad 7e tablet introduced at IFA is now available for pre-order on Amazon for $200. It sports a seven-inch display with a 1024x600 resolution and a 1GHz, single-core processor, along with 512MB of RAM. Android 2.3 is onboard, overlaid with a 3D interface.
Microsoft continued its campaign of profiting from Android's success on Thursday with new patent licensing deals through Acer and ViewSonic. The deals will see each pay royalties for their Android devices, such as the Iconia Smart and ViewPads. In spite of Acer being one of the first Chromebook makers, only ViewSonic of the two will also pay royalties for any Chrome OS devices it makes.
ViewSonic will bring three new tablets to the IFA show in Berlin. There are two 7-inch devices, with an Android 3.2-powered one called the ViewPad 7x and a cheaper, more e-reader like model in the ViewPad 7e. A 10-inch ViewPad 10pro will have Windows and Android with dual-booting.
After introducing several new tablets last week at Computex, ViewSonic has unveiled another seven-inch model, the ViewBook 730, with an entry-level feature set. The device offers an 800x480 touchscreen and Android 2.2, rather than the tablet-optimized version of Google's mobile OS. The 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor is capable of 1080p video output via HDMI, while a front-facing VGA camera supports video chat.
ViewSonic today gave owners of its unusual ViewPad 10 dual-boot tablet an upgrade to Android 2.2. The hybrid is leaping from the aging 1.6 and now gets access to a much more recent web browser, voice search, and many apps that were previously off-limits. No mention was made of official Flash 10.2 support, although the Windows 7 boot doesn't have that issue.
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Google killing Picasa starting May 1
Google Photos head Anil Sabharwal confirmed in a blog post today that the search engine giant will be shutting down acquisition Picasa. Support and downloads for the desktop application will terminate on March 15 with the application continuing to work for the time being. The transition to Google Photos truly commences on May 1, with deprecation of some Picasa API calls happening shortly thereafter. Users that have Google Photos access will find their photos already migrated. A mass-download tool for users not wishing to use Google Photos will be available sometime after May 1. http://bit.ly/1SmV2KH