A bit like Area 52, Apple’s iPad2 doesn’t officially exist; even though, at this stage, we have all seen the pictures of it. Going one better the guys over at the iPhone blog published a video of a, supposedly accurate dummy, iPad2.
Asus have announced a number of tablet offerings ahead of tomorrow’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Jonney Shih, Chairman of Asus, appeared on stage to make the announcement of four new Asus tablet devices.
Recently it would seem that electronic manufacturers worldwide are queuing up to announce plans to launch their own Android-powered tablet devices. Yesterday we wrote about Vizio’s new 8 inch tablet, now Toshiba plan to launch their own 10.1 inch tablet that will become available when Android Honeycomb is officially released.
According to StatCounter GlobalStats, Android OS has surpassed SymbianOS to become Ireland’s second most popular mobile operating system. iOS, the operating system found on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, is still by far the most popular mobile OS in Ireland.
According to tech blog GigaOM, the team behind the popular media player VLC will release a VLC Android app in “a matter of weeks”. This follows from the release of a dedicated VLC iPad app in September of this year, with iPhone support arriving in October.
App of the Day, a site that features a community-nominated iOS app everyday, have released an interesting infographic on app statistics. The infographic visualises various app data including proportionate data between paid and free apps, specific iOS platform data as regards the percentage of apps available to each, app category distribution, and app prices per category.
Unconfirmed reports suggest that Apple's second generation iPad will be released in February 2011. Reuters reports that sources in Foxconn Electronics, manufacturers of the iPad, the device will begin mass production at the start of the year. Initial shipments are expected to be in the region of 400,000-600,000 devices.
Apple have today released their much anticipated iOS 4.2 update for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Much of the update brings existing features from the iPhone to the iPad, particularly the long awaited multitasking ability.
As we speculated in this morning’s article Google Docs now supports editing on Android and iOS devices, including the iPad. In the coming days Google will be rolling out their ‘new documents editor’ that supports editing on mobile browsers.
In a recent blog post An Post have announced the release of their iOS app. The app allows users to track shipments, find the nearest post office, and calculate postage rates, all from their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
From the makers of Angry Bird comes another highly addictive mobile game for iOS: Cut the Rope. The game which is currently topping the paid app charts on the App Store is available for 79c for the iPhone and €1.59 for the iPad version.