Honeycomb archive

  • Gingerbread still most popular version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich still playing catch-up
    Phones

    Gingerbread still most popular version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich still playing catch-up

    By 2 May 2012

    Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich share has grown to 4.4 per cent in Google's latest platform versions report, showing that the newest version of Android is growing in popularity, but by no means the most popular version of the mobile OS. That crown goes...

  • Archos G9 Ice Cream Sandwich update rolls out
    Tablets

    Archos G9 Ice Cream Sandwich update rolls out

    By 9 March 2012

    Archos G9 owners have been given a special treat by the company: an upgrade Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich on Friday. "Starting today, the over-the-air (OTA) upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich will begin rolling out to G9 owners worldwide," the company...

  • Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition review
    Tablets 4 out of 5

    Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition review

    By 30 January 2012

    Many, including Motorola, followed the iPad's about-10-inch route with the launch of their first tablet, but there's a lot to be said for a more compact format as seen here with the 8.2-inch Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition. But with challengers in this...

  • Orange Tahiti: 7-inch Android Honeycomb tablet with 3G
    Tablets

    Orange Tahiti: 7-inch Android Honeycomb tablet with 3G

    By 10 January 2012

    Orange is offering an own-brand Android tablet called the Orange Tahiti, following its trend of naming devices after places you might want to go on holiday.  The Orange Tahiti will offer you a 7-inch LCD display, come with a respectable Qualcomm Snapdragon...

  • Fujitsu Arrows waterproof honeycomb tablet pictures and hands-on
    Tablets

    Fujitsu Arrows waterproof honeycomb tablet pictures and hands-on

    By 9 January 2012

    How often do you worry about dropping your Android tablet in the bath, or if your mega rich, in the pool? If the answer is every waking second then you'll probably want to sit up and pay attention for the next couple of hundred words. Although not available...

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Play owners get 200 new games from OnLive
    Gaming

    Sony Ericsson Xperia Play owners get 200 new games from OnLive

    By 23 December 2011

    Are you a Sony Ericsson Xperia Play owner? Good news if you are, OnLive, the streaming gaming service has just confirmed that your phone is one of the new smartphones now supported meaning you can game games like never before.  "The OnLive app for Android...

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #66 - Christmas special
    Online

    Pocket-lint Podcast #66 - Christmas special

    By 22 December 2011

    It's Christmas time, there's no need to be afraid. At Christmas time, we let in light and we banish shade. We also present a special edition of the Pocket-lint Podcast where the team looks at the top tech stories from 2011. Oh yes. Rik Henderson, Chris...

  • Asus Transformer Prime review
    Tablets 4.5 out of 5

    Asus Transformer Prime review

    By 16 December 2011

    The Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime isn’t a robot in disguise, but it does have a few tricks up its sleeve that any Autobot or Decepticon would be proud of. This new Transformer improves upon the original version from earlier this year, adds more power...

  • HTC Flyer Honeycomb update arrives
    Tablets

    HTC Flyer Honeycomb update arrives

    By 6 December 2011

    HTC has confirmed, via Facebook, that it is rolling out the much waited Honeycomb update for its tablet; the HTC Flyer. “Ready for some ‘sweet’ news? The GSM/3G version of the HTC Flyer tablet, available here in the UK, is beginning to receive...

  • Gingerbread now the dominant Android platform
    Phones

    Gingerbread now the dominant Android platform

    By 2 December 2011

    Froyo has been toppled from its lofty perch as the the dominant Android version, being replaced by Gingerbread. The 2.3 variations equate for over 50 per cent of the Android market share, across all mobile devices, and the figures suggest that the fandroid...

  • Sonos Controller for Android Honeycomb pictures and hands-on
    Tablets

    Sonos Controller for Android Honeycomb pictures and hands-on

    By 30 November 2011

    Sonos has released a new version of its Android remote control application that adds support for Honeycomb tablets, better Spotify integration and a few other bonus features. The updated Sonos Controller for Android is available now on the Android Market...

  • Adobe: Flash for Android 4.0 before end of 2011, no Flash for Android 5.0
    Phones

    Adobe: Flash for Android 4.0 before end of 2011, no Flash for Android 5.0

    By 21 November 2011

    Adobe has confirmed to Pocket-lint that it plans to release Flash for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich by the end of 2011, but it will be the last update going forward. That means that there will be a Flash-free future for Android beyond ICS.  "Adobe will...

  • Archos 101 G9 review
    Tablets 3.5 out of 5

    Archos 101 G9 review

    By 17 November 2011

    Archos were making "tablets" before the majority of manufacturers had even considered it. It had large screen devices before the birth of the iPad and before Android even existed. Of course they were called portable media players in those days, and it...

  • Motorola Xoom 2: Review of rumours, features, pictures and specs
    Tablets

    Motorola Xoom 2: Review of rumours, features, pictures and specs

    By 1 November 2011

    The Motorola Xoom 2 might not be the first of the next generation Android Honeycomb tablets, but if the original Xoom is anything to go by, then there's plenty of reason to be excited still. In fact, with the first incarnation launched all those months...

  • Motorola Xoom finally sees some Android 3.2 action
    Tablets

    Motorola Xoom finally sees some Android 3.2 action

    By 1 November 2011

    Forget about the possible Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Motorola Xoom, Xoomers in the UK are still awaiting a promised Honeycomb update to arrive. Or were rather, as Motorola has started rolling out the Android 3.2 update, a few weeks late on the...

  • Asus Eee Pad Slider review
    Tablets 4.5 out of 5

    Asus Eee Pad Slider review

    By 26 October 2011

    It’s not much of an exaggeration to say that the Asus Eee Pad Transformer is one of our favourite Android tablets of all time. In fact, it’s pretty reasonable to argue that the Transformer is the best Android tablet on the market. The optional keyboard...

  • Apple: iPad even greater than we thought
    Tablets

    Apple: iPad even greater than we thought

    By 18 October 2011

    Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has said that the iPad is even greater than the company first thought, after another bumper quarter of Apple iPad sales. "We thought from the beginning that it would be a huge market, and it's even bigger than we thought. We think...

  • Sony Tablet S review
    Tablets 3.5 out of 5

    Sony Tablet S review

    By 18 October 2011

    Sony is a comparatively late entrant into the Android tablet fray, bringing forth two tablets of very different character. The Tablet S is the rather more conventional of the pair, but Sony does at least manage to differentiate. Is there a place for the...

  • Best Buy Motorla Xoom Family Edition, for kids
    Tablets

    Best Buy Motorla Xoom Family Edition, for kids

    By 16 October 2011

    Motorola and Best Buy in the US have announced a special edition of the Motorola Xoom designed for families. The new Android 3.1-powered Motorola Xoom Family Edition comes pre-loaded with almost $40 worth of applications and also features Kid Mode by...

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Plus: UK release, Honeycomb, and new design
    Tablets

    Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Plus: UK release, Honeycomb, and new design

    By 30 September 2011

    Not sure you want a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 or even the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9? Then Samsung believes you’ll want an updated Samsung Galaxy Tab 7, which they’ve now called the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. That’s right, so confident that one size...

  • Skype video calling hits the Honeycomb tabs
    Apps

    Skype video calling hits the Honeycomb tabs

    By 29 September 2011

    Skype for Android has received a major new update, adding a further 14 devices to the video calling party - including the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Motorola Xoom. The mobile video calling option landed for Android in June, but only on four handsets...

  • Acer Iconia A100 review
    Tablets 3 out of 5

    Acer Iconia A100 review

    By 20 September 2011

    Steve Jobs doesn't like 7-inch tablets. Hardly surprising, given that Apple only has one tablet, and it's not 7-inches. But Pocket-lint likes all tablets, especially ones that give the people what they want: choice. The Iconia A100 is Acer's most recent...

  • Google: Developers should prepare for imminent Ice Cream Sandwich launch
    Online

    Google: Developers should prepare for imminent Ice Cream Sandwich launch

    By 20 September 2011

    As Google prepares to launch Ice Cream Sandwich over the next 2 months, it has posted a request to developers that they should also prepare. They have been prompted to get their apps ready for a new world of multiple screen sizes, be it an Android smartphone...

  • Honeycomb: What devices are Android 3.0 ready?
    Tablets

    Honeycomb: What devices are Android 3.0 ready?

    By 19 September 2011

    A bevy of manufacturers have announced Android 3.0 devices at CES in Las Vegas this year, so we've put together a simple and easy to understand list, featuring all the devices that have been confirmed as Honeycomb (Android 3.0) ready. We will try to update...

  • HTC Jetstream pictures and hands-on
    Tablets

    HTC Jetstream pictures and hands-on

    By 14 September 2011

    When it comes to tablets, HTC has two. A 7-inch Gingerbread powered HTC Flyer, and the new 10-inch Honeycomb powered HTC Jetstream just announced in the US on AT&T. Keen to see how Honeycomb works on the new 10-inch model and what it looks like in the...