Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Nvidia Tegra prototypes

Check out Nvidia's new hardware for tablets and MIDs. I'm still not up to date with the iPad specs, but this baby features a 1Ghz dual-core CPU, hardware 3D graphics & HD video playback.

I don't believe it is shown in the video, but the Tegra powered 15,6" Vega tablet from ICD is looking very sleek. Anyone fancy a 15" calendar/browser/videoplayer/e-mail display in their kitchen?

Monday, February 1, 2010

HTC Magic Sense's New Features

Let's have a quick look at what is new in HTC's Sense UI update for the Magic:

Multitouch is here!
While browsing the web or watching your photo's you can now pinch zoom to grow or shrink the content. If you don't want to pinch, you can still double tap to switch between 4 different zoom factors. Awesome feature which was until now only possible on custom roms.

New Browser
A new browser with MT enabled and visual bookmarks which show a thumbnail preview of the page.

Google Maps
The latest Google Maps v3.2.1 client, but with layers and navigation disabled (only available as of Android 1.6).

USB tethering is selectable from the Communications Settings menu. You can enable it by pluging in the USB cable. Another feature previously only available for rooted roms.

The clock application allows you to add different places & timezones, great for people who travel alot and want to keep track of the time at home. They also added a stopwatch and a countdown timer to the default clock application.

HTC Widgets
Doesn't really need mentioning, but cool nonetheless! Have a look at all the HTC Hero widgets. Oh, and as a bonus, the new HTC Hero & Eris widgets on the Android Market seem to work too!

I'm sure I missed some other additions, but these ones really popped out at me.

On a side note: the new HTC Sense UI for Android 2.1 will be available by the end of March 2010.

So let's keep building those awesome customized kernels & roms! Continue the inspiration ;-)