Cute Android: New Android Devices Introduction: Motorola Xoom & Motorola Atrix 4G & Motorola Droid Bionic
The Motorola Xoom is an Android-based tablet computer by Motorola, introduced at CES 2011 on January 5, 2011. It will be the first tablet to run Android 3.0 Honeycomb. It will be made available in the first quarter of 2011. It was launched with 3 other products: the Motorola Atrix, the Motorola Droid Bionic, and the Motorola Cliq 2.
The Motorola Xoom supports up to 1080p video playback and Adobe Flash. It features a 2 MP front-facing camera for video chatting over WiFi or cellular Internet and a rear-facing 5 MP camera that records 720p video. The Xoom has a 1280×800 widescreen, 10.1-inch display and 3D graphics acceleration, as well as HDMI-out. It features a variety of sensors, including a gyroscope, a magnetometer, an accelerometer and a barometer. The Xoom uses a dual-core Nvidia CPU and an Nvidia Tegra GPU.
The Motorola Xoom supports docking stations for charging and as a stand for viewing video. It also features Bluetooth keyboard support.
The Xoom will run Google’s Android 3.0 Honeycomb, whose new features include a redesigned, tablet-optimized UI, a 3D desktop purportedly taken from BumpTop (which Google acquired in April of 2010), improved multitasking, Google Maps 5 in 3D and browser enhancements including tabs, form auto-fill and bookmark syncing.
Motorola Atrix 4G
The Motorola Atrix 4G is an Android-based smartphone by Motorola, introduced in CES 2011 on January 5, 2011. It also introduced a concept called Webtop, in which a smartphone can be used as a fully functional laptop. It will be made available in the first quarter of 2011. It was introduced along with three other products which are Motorola Xoom, Motorola Droid Bionic, Motorola Cliq 2. It uses an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor. It is the first phone to use the PenTile qHD display with 24-bit graphics. With its high resolution output and docking hardware, the Atrix qualifies as a NirvanaPhone. The Motorola Atrix 4G will be carried by the following wireless providers: AT&T Wireless US, Orange UK, Bell Canada CAN. The release dates have not been set for any carrier. However, Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha, did confirm that it will launch at the “End of February”(US AT&T). It won CNET Best of CES 2011 Award in the Smartphone category, winning a total of 9 awards at CES 2011.
* Also known as Motorola Atrix MB860
* NVIDIA Tegra 2 (Dual-Core 1GHz Cortex A9 + GeForce ULP)
* HSPA+ at 14.4 Mbps (Where Available)
* Android 2.2 (Android 2.3 Release planned for later in 2011)
* 1GB LP DDR2 RAM
* 16GB Internal memory, expandable by microSD 32GB (Total of 48GB)
* 4-inch qHD display (540 x 960) with Gorilla Glass
* 5.0MP with Dual LED Flash, 4x Digital Zoom and Auto Focus, 720p video capture @ 30fps
(Full 1080p video capture will be supported via Software upgrade post-launch)
* VGA Front facing camera for video calls
* TriColor LED Notification Light
* Fingerprint scanner
* 1930 mAh battery
* 117.75 Long x 63.5 Wide x 10.95 Thin (millimeters)
4.63 Long x 2.5 Wide x 0.43 Thin (inches)
* 135 Grams (Approx. 4.8 oz.)
Motorola Droid Bionic
The Motorola Droid Bionic is an Android-based, 4G-capable, smartphone designed by Motorola, It is scheduled for release in Q2 2011, although no sale date has been offered.
It was introduced at the same time as the Motorola Xoom, Motorola Atrix, and Motorola Cliq 2.
The smartphone includes 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, HDMI output, 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra dual core processor, a 4.3″ qHD display, 3G wireless hotspot capability, GPS, an 8 MP low-light–capable camera with 720p video capture and a front-facing camera for video chat. In the United States, the handset will be distributed exclusively by Verizon Wireless.
Motorola DROID BIONIC is one of the first Android handsets to leverage Verizon’s 4G LTE network. It comes with a 4.3 inch qHD (540 x 960) display and has a dual-core processor from Nvidia which will run at 1GHz, while 512MB of DDR2 RAM comprises its memory capabilities. An 8 megapixel camera with HD video capabilities and a front-facing camera enables high resolution photos and HD video along with video calling. The phone comes with Adobe Flash and HTML 5 support, as well as with HDMI output to an HDTV
Motorola DROID BIONIC specifications also known as Motorola XT865
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First acquired Tweetie which is the very popular Twitter application for the iPhone, then announced the new Twitter app for RIM’s BlackBerry, and now the offical Twitter app for Android phones will be lanunched recently. Today at Twitter’s Chirp conference, CEO Evan Williams said:
“We found we were under-serving users. We realized we had to have a core experience on these major platforms just like we do on the Web, otherwise we are failing users. It’s (Android client) going to be awesome.”
For unofficial Twitter mobile clients like TweetDeck, Twitdroid, Echfon or Seesmic, this is deathful. But it does not exclude that Twitter acquires an existing android twitter client app like “Tweetie for iPhone” acquisition instead of developing its own twitter app that would otherwise take time.
In the near future, Twitter will have its own official client app for the growing smartphone platforms, like iPhone, Blackberry and Android, this means Twitter has a new separate business arm that could be as the “killer apps” in the Mobile Platforms.
If you visit “Mobile phones-Coming soon” page of the Vodafone UK shop website, you will be surprised by the Android platform based smartphones, including HTC Desire, HTC Legend, Sony Ericsson X10 and Google Nexus One. Except Nexus One, other three versions of Android Phone will come in April.
Based on the Android 2.1 platform, HTC Desire is highly customizable which giving users seven home screens to customize. And powered by one GHz Snapdragon processor, HTC Desire’s speed will be amazed whatever users are doing on their phones.
The contacts in HTC Desire make life easily – everything’s together in one place, such as Facebook, Twiitter and email accounts of people in user’s address are linked together. For touch screen, HTC Desire provides 3.7 inch screen which is large enough for user to browse website, read e-book and view photos.
Similar with Desire, HTC Legend is also based on the Android platform, provides seven home screens for user and links all in one simpler contacts. The 3.2 inch touch screen in Legend is smaller than Desire, but with the Adobe Flash, the web on HTC Legend could look like the web on the PC. HTC Legend is also pre-loaded with the Vodafone 360 home screen, making users access to their contacts, apps and games all at the touch of a button.
Sony Ericsson X10
With a huge 4 inch touch screen and 8.1 megapixel camera, Sony Ericsson X10 stands out in the Android phones. Based on the Android platform, X10 could be easy to sync with user’s account and work seamlessly with Google and Google Mail.
According to the official report of Opera Software, the newest beta version of browser for mobile pones, Opera Mini 5, has been launched for the Android plat form. As the word’s most popular browser for mobile phones, Opera Mini 5 beta may bring a fast and cost-efficient Web experience to mobile phones which built with the Android platform.
The new features of the Opera Mini 5 include:
1． Tabbed browsing：You can browse several Web sites at the same time, while easily jumping from one to another.
2． Speed Dial: With the help from a set of visual bookmarks, you can go to you favorite web page with just one click.
3． Opera Link: You can synchronize your bookmarks and Speed Dial between your Android mobile phone and desktop computer.
4． Download manager: You can manage downloads right from the browser, and if you need, you can also pause and resume downloads anytime.
If you want to download Opera Mini 5 beta, two methods are provided: one is using your phone’s default Web browser to visit the address m.opera.com/next; another is download it to your computer firstly, then install it to your mobile phone, the address is: http://www.opera.com/mini/next/download/.