December 20, 2011 20:35 by Ty
For those of you that own an Android cell phone or are in the midst of purchasing one, many of you can now upgrade and experience the new Google Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) Operating System (OS) on your smartphone.
“Android 4.0 brings an entirely new look and feel. The lock screen, widgets, notifications, multi-tasking and everything in between has been rethought and refined to make Android simple, beautiful, and beyond smart.”
The new Android holds many new features and functions for the avid Android user. Many of these new features include:
Simple, Beautiful, Useful
- Refined, evolved UI
- Home screen folders and favorites tray
- Resizable widgets
- New lock screen actions
- Quick responses for incoming calls
- Swipe to dismiss notifications, tasks, and browser tabs
- Improved text input and spell-checking
- Powerful voice input engine
- Control over network data
- Designed for accessibility
Communication and Sharing
- People and profiles
- Unified calendar, visual voicemail
- Rich and versatile camera capabilities
- Redesigned Gallery app with photo editor
- Live Effects for transforming video
- Sharing with screenshots
- Powerful web browsing
- Improved email
- Android Beam for NFC-based sharing
- Face Unlock
- Wi-Fi Direct and Bluetooth HDP
Google has stated that all smart phones with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS and tablets with the Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) OS will be able to upgrade to Android 4.0 (ICS), unless the cell phone manufacturer decides to not let the upgrade happen.
If you’re looking to upgrade to ICS, below is a list of manufacturers and smartphone models that will get an official upgrade to Android 4.0 in the course of the next few months.
Google Ice Cream Sandwich Cell Phone Compatibility List:
- Samsung Nexus S - Now Available!
- Samsung Galaxy S II (Q1 2012)
- Samsung Galaxy Note (Q1 2012)
- Galaxy Tab 10.1
- Galaxy Tab 8.9
- Galaxy Tab 7.7
- Galaxy Tab 7 Plus
- HTC Vivid
- HTC Sensation
- HTC Sensation XL
- HTC Sensation XE
- HTC Rezound
- HTC Evo 3D
- HTC Evo Design 4G
- HTC Amaze 4G
- Sony Ericsson Xperia arc
- Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S
- Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY
- Sony Ericsson Xperia neo
- Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V
- Sony Ericsson Xperia mini
- Sony Ericsson Xperia mini pro
- Sony Ericsson Xperia pro
- Sony Ericsson Xperia active
- Sony Ericsson Xperia ray
- Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman
- Motorola Droid RAZR
- Motorola RAZR
- Motorola Droid BIONIC
- Motorola Xoom
- Motorola Xoom 2
- LG Optimus 2X
- LG Optimus Black
- LG Optimus 3D
Other Phones and Tablets
- Asus Padfone
- Meizu MX
- Meizu M9
- Asus Transformer Prime
- Asus Eee Pad Transformer
This Google ICS list is current as of December 17, 2011. If you would like more information on the Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ICS upgrade, please visit the following Web sites.
December 20, 2011 00:23 by Jeremy
eBatts.com has put up a new video on YouTube, demonstrating our Duracell Universal 90-Watt Laptop Charger for notebook/laptops. The DRAC90 is a universal laptop charger that is compatible with many popular laptop manufacturers.
The Duracell laptop charger comes with 10 voltage tips for compatibility with most laptop manufacturers. The Duracell universal laptop charger also comes with a 2.1 Amp USB port allows you to charge a phone, PDA, iPod, iPad, iPad 2, Kindle Fire, and more while charging the notebook.
The Universal Laptop Charger is available on our site now, along with many other Laptop Batteries and Laptop Chargers.
December 14, 2011 02:28 by Ty
Compaq is another one of those popular laptop brands that has lasted over the years with popular models that include the Presario, Evo, LTE, Armada and Business Notebooks. With Compaq merging with HP in early 2002, HP took back the #1 position in laptop sales, beating out Dell in 2005.
You can find replacement Compaq laptop batteries and chargers for any Compaq laptop model. Popular Compaq models include the Armada, Business Notebooks, Contura, Evo, LTE, Presario, ProBook, and Tablet PC laptops. EBatts.com carries different types of replacement laptop batteries that include the standard battery, slim battery and extended battery replacement. We recommend the extended laptop battery if you want to have a laptop with a longer run time. All three types of laptop batteries are direct OEM replacements. These aftermarket Compaq laptop batteries are lithium-ion based (Li-ion), and some might be available in Li-Polymer.
If your Compaq laptop battery seems to be running out of power too quickly, you might be due for a replacement laptop battery. We also carry replacement Compaq laptop chargers if your Compaq laptop will not charge with the OEM power adapter. EBatts.com carries high quality laptop products that come with excellent customer service and support.
December 9, 2011 23:40 by Jeremy
Meg Whitman (CEO) and Marc Andreessen (board member) of HP sat down today in an interview with The Verge to discuss the future of webOS - a platform which, just months ago, many thought would be halted completely. But even with the fire sale of HP TouchPad tablets continuing on Sunday, Dec. 11, Whitman and Andreessen admit that webOS won't actually be going away anymore.
Specifically, one may expect webOS to return in a new type of HP Tablet. While Whitman and Andreessen admit that there are no concrete decisions yet, they agree that a tablet is a much more acceptable option for the previously-dead platform. "I do not believe we will be in the smartphone business again," said Whitman earlier on in the interview.
The same team that developed webOS will continue to work on it, along with a slew of new partners. Whitman and Andreessen announced that they want webOS to become an open source platform, but also concede that getting there may take a while due to the technology behind webOS. "...there are some current components of webOS - in its current form - that are not open sourceable, so there's some work that has to happen to swap those out and swap in some open source alternatives," said Andreessen.
Check out the link below for a full transcript of the interview on The Verge.
Source: The Verge
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December 2, 2011 16:32 by Ty
If your Apple laptop battery has died and doesn’t hold a charge, there are aftermarket OEM replacement laptop batteries available for Apple laptops. Most Apple laptops come with either a Li-Ion battery or Li-Polymer battery when they are shipped directly from the factory. Both Li-Ion and Li-Polymer laptop battery replacements are offered as an aftermarket solution vs. OEM.
Apple laptop chargers sometimes fail as well and need to be replaced in order to charge and power your Apple laptop. You can buy an OEM Apple laptop AC power adapter directly from Apple or buy an aftermarket replacement AC power adapter.
You can find both replacement Apple laptop batteries and Apple laptop chargers on eBatts.com. These are available for the Apple iBook, MacBook, MacBook Pro, PowerBook G3 and PowerBook G4 laptop models. All of the aftermarket replacment Apple laptop battery and charger untis are 100% OEM compatible and come with a full one year warranty.
Check out eBatts.com for the latest aftermarket Apple laptop battery and Apple laptop charger repalcements.