ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime: 10-inch Super IPS+ display, 12-hour battery and quad-core Tegra 3, ships in December for $499
For three weeks now, Android fans have been fidgeting impatiently. Specifically, ever since ASUS chairman Jonney Shih took the stage at last month’s AsiaD conference and teased the next-gen Transformer tablet. Though he only gave us a quick glimpse, he recited a laundry list of specs: a 10.1-inch display, 8.3mm-thick body, mini-HDMI output, microSD slot and an update to Ice Cream Sandwich by the end of the year, if not sooner. Not to mention, it’ll pack NVIDIA’s hot-off-the-presses Tegra 3 SoC, making it the first-ever quad-core tablet. We knew this: we’d learn more on November 9th. Read more
Gingerbread is officially the most popular version of Android. Gingerbread (Android 2.3.x) is on 44.4% of all devices, passing Froyo (Android 2.2.x) which now accounts for 40.7% of Androids. Somewhat surprising is Eclair (Android 2.1.x), accounting for 10.7% of all Androids. Honeycomb– which covers tablets only– accounts for roughly 2% of all Androids. Considering Google’s upcoming sweet treat should theoretically work on any 2.3 device, you can’t help but wonder how it will eat at Gingerbread’s overall lead of Android devices this time next year. Hit the break for an exact breakdown of Android’s software distribution after the break.
Apple has announced that it has no intention of rolling out its recently released, voice-commanded personal assistant Siri to older iPhone devices.Landing on the newly launched Apple iPhone 4S Siri looks set to remain exclusive to the latest generation smartphone with official word from Apple tricking through that the Cupertino based company “currently has no plans to support older devices.”The announcement, which landed via the blog of an Apple reporter was release in response to a number of issues some users had been experiencing with the personal assistant service.”Engineering has provided the following feedback regarding this issue: Siri only works on iPhone 4S and we currently have no plans to support older devices,” the Apple confirmation read.Apple iPhone 4S SpecsWhilst a number of users have attempted to port the Siri software to their iPhone 4 handsets, the service looks set to remain officially exclusive to the 4S.Officially release last month in place of the much mooted iPhone 5 the iPhone 4S boasts the same ARM A5 dual-core processor found within the iPad 2 alongside and 8-megapixel rear-mounted camera with 1080p Full HD video recording capabilities.Would you make use of Siri if it was made available to the iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS or would it simply be an unnecessary add-on? Let us know via the comments box below.