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    Battle Heats Up for Tablet Market Between Android and Apple Apps

    NEWARK, Jan 24 2011



    The battle between Android and Apple applications for tablet devices is yet in its infancy. But give it two months, said NJIT’s Tim Kellers, an instructor who’s teaching an on-line course at NJIT in Android apps, and you may see a very different landscape. “There are 300,000 Apple apps available and a device to run them on, the iPad,” said Kellers. “There are only 100,000 Android apps but no real device. That will change dramatically, however, within a few months as Android tablet devices start appearing on the market.”

    Kellers, who is available for media interviews (for details call Sheryl Weinstein, 973-596-3436), recently offered the following insights.

    Future is bright

    Google owns the Android market. People can download Android apps for free since Android is an open source market. The program source code is also free with no licensing fees. Conversely, Apple’s operating system is closed source and Windows operating system is closed source. But Android—based on a Linux kernel and JAVA (also an open source program) is free and will work on any hardware written to run it. Do the math and you’ll see the future.

    Here’s an analogy

    In Apple’s early days it ruled the market. When Microsoft came along with a system that would run on anyone’s hardware, Apple lost market share. Google’s Android is poised to enter the same position Microsoft had then. The good news is that Android will run on all sorts of hardware: cell phones, GPS applications; word processing applications. It can display video and gaming platforms. It can control server computers by remote applications.

    Honeycomb

    Yes, there’s been no new device since Apple’s iPad last year. But coming soon is Android 3.0, a code name for a competitive tablet known as Honeycomb able to work on a large format tablet device. Large format tablet devices are seven- inch or larger diagonal screens. The technology is not yet there because Android was not designed to run on tablets; it was designed for smart phones. But smart developers have already adapted the Android operating system to run on a 2.2 system. The NJIT applications to be taught in the new course will use these smaller Android systems.

    More Big News

    A 3.0 Android operating system for tablets will be on the market Feb. 1. Once the system is released electrical engineers can fine-tune tablets that they’ve begun designing. Expect to see real Android competition to Apple’s iPad on the market around April. Some 3.0 systems in beta are already being tested. Early adopters now can use Samsung’s 2.2 Galaxy pad which runs on an Android system. Kellers advised saving your money, though, until the reviews are in. And, stay tuned for more!

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    Default Motorola Xoom vs. Apple iPad: A Tale of Two Tablets

    Motorola Xoom vs. Apple iPad: A Tale of Two Tablets

    Added by Ryan Whitwam on Jan. 25, 2011



    The upcoming Motorola Xoom is the first Android tablet that Google has really given their blessing. Yes, the Galaxy Tab has the Android Market on it, but it runs a version of Android that Google has explicitly said is not for Tablets. The Xoom is likely going to be the first true competition that Apple's iPad has seen. When it comes down to it, what are the advantages of each, and what can we expect as the devices develop? Is the hardware the most important element, or is it the software?

    Read on as we break it down so you can make the right choice in a future tablet purchases.


    The Screens

    The Moto Xoom will be packing a 10.1 inch capacitive touch panel at 1280x800. To give you an idea, this is the same size, and slightly higher resolution that most netbook screens. It works out to a respectable 160 pixels per inch (PPI). This should make for a reasonably crisp display. The other thing to be aware of is that the Xoom has a 16:9 widescreen display. This is great for watching video in landscape mode, but if you turn the device to portrait, it's suddenly a strangely tall device.

    Some of us may have chuckled at the iPad's 1024x768 resolution display when it came out. But admittedly, that was mostly a snap judgment. The image produced by the iPad is good for most situations. The screen itself is 9.7-inches, so that works out to 132 PPI. Not quite as high as the Xoom, but in the same ball park. The iPad is intentionally designed to feel comfortable in any orientation, so the 4:3 screen ratio actually works well here.

    The winner of this contest is going to come down to who has the higher quality touch experience. We have not been able to really dig into the Xoom, so for all we know the digitizer could be terrible, or the panel could be prone to bad viewing angles. Only time will tell. Whatever developers come up with should at least look great on either device.

    Cameras (or lack thereof)
    This one is simple. The Xoom has two cameras, the iPad has none. Google is building in support for native video chat for the new Google Talk client, so that front facing Xoom cam will actually be put to use. Despite Apple's robust Facetime network of iPhones and iPod Touches, the iPad can't play in that sandbox.

    The Xoom sensors clock in at 5MP rear, and 2MP front. A 2 MP front sensor for video chat could be awesome, but they went further than they probably had to for the rear sensor. Rarely, if ever, can we see ourselves shooting lots of pictures with a 10-inch tablet. We recently had the opportunity to shoot some images with the Galaxy Tab, but even a 7-inch tablet seemed preposterous to hold up to take images. So, it might be nice to have, but a rear-facing camera is not a big selling point for a tablet.

    That front-facing camera is going to be important though. With the iPad 2 potentially having a front-facing cam, the Xoom needs to be prepared. Apple will tie into Facetime if this ever happens, and Google will have Google Talk video, which gives users access to a fair number of people. It's probably going to come down to the quality of the implementation.

    Storage Space
    The iPad comes in various storage sizes. There are 16, 32, and 64GB models. All this is non-expandable memory that is soldiered onto the mainboard. There is, in Apple fashion, no SD card expansion. So you need to pick the model you want at the start knowing that's all the space you'll ever have. A benefit from having the internal memory is that is tends to be faster to access than removable memory.

    The Xoom will apparently only have a single SKU, a 32GB unit with expandable storage via a MicroSD card. This is the best of both worlds as you've got faster internal memory, but if you just need more space, you can drop in another 32GB of space on an SD card.

    Data Connection
    The iPad is currently only available on AT&T in the US for 3G data. A Verizon iPad is expected at some time in the future, but no firm plans have been released. For a lot of people, the AT&T situation is a deal-breaker. However, there is a Wi-Fi only version of the device. That can be great for those who don't want to have yet another connection to the cell carriers.

    The Xoom is a Verizon device that will run on 3G at launch, with an update to 4G LTE later on. It's not entirely clear how that upgrade will happen. Verizon may need to add a component to the device itself, which could mean sending it out. Still, having access to 4G data on the Xoom is a solid benefit.

    Other Hardware
    Most of the other hardware in these tablets is less important in the comparison, but here's the rundown. The Xoom will have a Tegra 2 dual core CPU at 1GHz per core. It's also going to have 1GB of RAM. The iPad is running a 1GHz A4 CPU, and has 256MB of RAM.

    By the numbers, it's a big win for the Xoom, but the internal specs are not as important because they do not have significant impact on the user experience. We already know that the iPad is plenty fast enough with its lesser specs. You only need to look at Infinity Blade to see that much. Similarly, we expect the Xoom to be snappy with its hardware. Although again, we have not had a chance to see the device in action.

    Down the road, the Xoom may be able to run more impressive games with that Tegra 2 chip and 1GB of RAM. We know it has the potential for great things, but developers will have to get on-board. The iPad probably has some juice left in it too, but it's likely closer to its ceiling than the Xoom is.

    The Software Experience
    More than anything else, the software will make a tablet either a win, or a flop. The iPad has proven that it is a robust development platform, leading to some excellent mobile apps. The interface, however, is limited. You're tied to the paradigm of the rows of icons on the home screen. Multitasking is limited, and low-level hardware access is mostly unavailable. That said, the iPad is, by its very nature, easy to use. By keeping the interface streamlined, Apple has kept it snappy and simple to learn.

    The Xoom will be running Android 3.0 Honeycomb. By all accounts, this will be a much more visual experience than previous version of Android. Google is striving to bring the sort of unified UI to Android that iOS has long had. Features that were out of the way, like the multitasking UI, have been brought forward. It may not match iOS in ease of use, but the functionality of Android is much greater. Take the widget framework for instance. Xoom users will have access to a great number of live updating widgets to surface information, but the interface has been made more visual and easy to use.

    One factor that has made the iPad so huge, as mentioned before, is the developer ecosystem. This may be the area Google has the most catching up to do. Apple has an SDK specifically for the iPad, and developers can easily take advantage of the additional screen space. Android has always had scaling ability built into the SDK, but that may not be enough. Google recently added some new features for developers to tag resource elements for tablet-size screens, but developers will need to see the market before any truly compelling apps will surface.

    The intrinsic strengths of the Motorola Xoom are the same as Android phones. Google products and services are built in. If you live in Google's world, the Xoom will be useful to you. The iPad offers a more controlled experience, but it's very polished. Some of the hardware features of the Xoom could give it a leg up on the iPad. The Xoom screen, cameras, and potential 4G data are all great selling points. However, if a new iPad is announced in the coming months, it could all come back to the software again. That's the part about the Xoom we still have the most questions about. Presumably Google knows that and is hard at work finishing Honeycomb.

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    Default Sony reveals PlayStation Suite framework, store for Android gaming

    Sony reveals PlayStation Suite framework, store for Android gaming

    By Sean Hollister. posted Jan 27th 2011 1:21AM



    Sony just dropped a bomb on the Japanese stage -- not a single PlayStation Phone, but a PlayStation Phone experience for everybody. The company unveiled a cross-platform software framework called PlayStation Suite, which sounds rather boring in those words, but what it amounts to is an official PlayStation Store filled with games for your Android tablets and cellphones. Sony's starting with an emulator for existing PSOne titles and is promising an Android game store later this year, but soon it might be much, much more: the company's calling PlayStation Suite a "hardware-neutral" development framework to make games portable for all sorts of handhelds, and says that "new and exciting content" is also on the way.

    Sony will sponsor a first-party licensing and quality-assurance scheme called PlayStation Certified, and provide the marketplace as well, likely hoping to attract major game developers to build top-tier titles for mobile and get a piece of the action too. If your device doesn't have have a pop-out gamepad handy, it looks like PlayStation Suite will emulate touchscreen controls, and you won't necessarily need a phone to get in on the action, as Sony says the next-generation PlayStation Portable will be compatible with games developed for PlayStation Suite right off the bat. Doesn't look like we're getting any details on game prices or compatible devices, but we imagine one particular phone will change all that at Mobile World Congress next month.

    Update: Looks like PlayStation Suite requires Android 2.3 at a minimum, and it's PSOne, not PlayStation Portable titles that will be emulated here, despite Kaz Hirai's quote during the festivities. PR after the break!

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    Default First taste of Honeycomb: Android 3.0 user interface preview

    First taste of Honeycomb: Android 3.0 user interface preview

    By Ryan Paul | Last updated about 2 hours ago



    Google has released an early preview of the Android 3.0 software development kit (SDK). Android 3.0—codenamed Honeycomb—introduces Android's new tablet user interface, which is expected to officially debut next month on Motorola's Xoom tablet. Developers will be able to use the SDK preview to get a head start on updating their applications to support the tablet form factor.

    The SDK also offers Android enthusiasts an early look at the new tablet user interface. It includes a partial Android 3.0 environment that runs in the Android emulator. Due to the emulator's glacially slow performance, however, we weren't really able to get an accurate feel for the responsiveness of the interface. The following screenshots highlight some of the major characteristics that differentiate Honeycomb's tablet interface from Android's conventional smartphone interface, but keep in mind that it's still just a preview build for developers and might not accurately represent what the platform will look like on an actual product.

    The Honeycomb home screen comes with sophisticated scrolling widgets and can accommodate much more content than the conventional Android home screen. Like the traditional Android home screen, it still comes with multiple pages that the user can rotate through by swiping right and left.



    You can add elements by clicking the plus button in the top corner, which will launch the home screen editor. It will let you drag widgets and application shortcuts to any of the five home screen pages.





    The Android application drawer also got a significant overhaul. It is accessible through an "Apps" button that appears in the top corner of the screen. The application drawer has tabs at the top that act like filters.



    The platform's settings panel has gained a dual-column user interface that displays the preference categories as a sidebar. It also takes advantage of the greater screen space by spreading out the elements and giving more room to section headings.



    The e-mail client has gained multicolumn layout. In the main view, the user sees their e-mail folders alongside the list of messages in the selected folder. When a user selects a message, the interface adjusts to show a list of messages on the left-hand side and the message content in a column on the right-hand side. You can see a menu button in the top right-hand corner.





    The Android Web browser has gained a tabbed user interface that more closely resembles a desktop browser. The browser crashed almost instantly whenever we tried to interact with it in the emulator, so we didn't really get an opportunity to try out multiple tabs or look at the bookmark system.



    The SDK doesn't come with any of the Google-branded applications like the GMail client or the Android Market, so we were unable to test those. Some of the applications, such as the music player, don't appear to have been fully updated for the new user interface yet. Other applications, such as the calculator, have had some minor layout adjustments so that they look right at larger screen sizes.





    Honeycomb's notification system is somewhat different than in conventional Android phone environments. Notifications pop up as toaster-style bubbles in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. You can tap the area next to the click to see them. There is also a system status panel that can be accessed through the notification area. It has an orientation lock feature and allows the user to adjust screen brightness and connectivity settings.



    Multitasking in Honeycomb appears to function in much the same way it does on Android phones, but with an expanded user interface. You can switch between tasks by hitting the overlapping window icon in the bottom-left area—it's roughly analogous to doing a long-press on the physical home button on a regular Android phone. It will pop up a list of the recently-used applications and allow you to switch to one by tapping its icon. On actual hardware, this multitasking view will reportedly show actual application thumbnails instead of just the program icon.



    Although Google has already confirmed that Android 3.0 will eventually ship on smartphones, there are a lot of unanswered questions about when and how this tablet-centric user interface will be adapted for handsets. In an effort to gain some insight into Honeycomb's ability to scale down, we reconfigured the emulator to run the Honeycomb system image at a standard WVGA resolution.

    It successfully booted and presented a standard Android phone user interface with a conventional notification bar at the top, but the home screen process crashed before it rendered. It's worth noting that the message about the crash was properly scaled down to fit the phone screen size. We wanted to try out some of the applications in Honeycomb at that resolution, but the lack of a launcher made it a bit difficult. To work around the limitation, we made a very simple Android application that uses the platform's IPC system to launch the Web browser.



    In the screenshot above on the right, you can see what Honeycomb's browser and notification bar look like at a regular phone resolution. It appears as though the platform automatically uses the standard Android interface elements (albeit with slightly broken artwork) when it is displayed at a conventional phone resolution. This s***ests that we might not have to wait long before Android 3.0 arrives on phones in addition to tablets.

    The Honeycomb tablet interface has some novel elements, but it feels very incomplete and has a lot of rough edges. It's important to remember that this is still an early preview build, however. We are hoping to see a more polished and mature version next month when it arrives on actual hardware. For more details about Honeycomb, you can refer to the SDK release notes.


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    Default T-Mobile’s G-Slate Packs A Serious Punch, 3D and HD capable, available ‘this Spring’

    T-Mobile’s G-Slate Packs A Serious Punch, 3D and HD capable, available ‘this Spring’

    February 2nd, 2011 by Joe Sirianni


    The salivation express is coming back around again and this time it has its eyes on the T-Mobile G-Slate. First announced at CES in January, it’s a definite formidable opponent to the Moto Xoom and most certainly worthy enough to take on what’s its face, you know, the one whose company is named after a fruit? On paper, we have to admit, this device is coming to the forefront packing some serious heat. The device, upon release in “the coming months“, will tout HSPA+ 4G speeds (21-42 mb/s), a high definition 8.9″ 3D-capable multi-touch display, ability to record in 3D and full HD video.

    In addition, the Slate also supports 720p HD on-device video playback and HDMI output to show 1080p content on 3D and HD displays. As we mentioned before, the device will be powered by Nvidia’s Tegra 2 dual core processor. Furthermore, the device will ship with 32 GB of internal storage space, Honeycomb (Android 3.0), and some funky old fashioned 3D glasses to take it all in. Check out the video below for a quick preview of what’s to come with the T-Mobile G-Slate.



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    Default Viewsonic to release dual-SIM Android smartphone, dual-boot Android/Windows 7 tablet

    Viewsonic to release dual-SIM Android smartphone, dual-boot Android/Windows 7 tablet

    February 11th, 2011 by Mikka Burrell


    Although Mobile World Congress hasn’t officially started, the internet is buzzing about the new products Viewsonic intends to debut.

    The first device that you see on the left is the Viewsonic V350 smartphone running Android 2.2. Other features include a 3.5-inch HVGA capacitive touchpanel, 5 megapixel camera, a microSD card slot, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 and GPS. Perhaps the most interesting feature of this device is the dual-SIM capability. Basically, you can insert 2 SIM cards, which gives you more options for data/calling features when traveling overseas.

    Next up is the ViewPad 10Pro, which allows dual-booting of Android and Windows 7. This is a particularly great feature for those who want the Android experience but also need to take care of business with Windows 7 programs. This tablet will also utilize Intel’s long-awaited Oak Trail platform. Other specs include a 1024 x 600 LED-backlit capacitive touchscreen, 3G connectivity, WiFi, and Bluetooth.

    There’s no official word as to pricing or release on these devices, but we hope it’s sooner than later! You can see the entire press release after the break.

    ViewSonic Europe targets prosumer market with Dual-SIM Android Smartphone and Windows/Android dual-boot Tablet device

    Devices to be previewed for the first time in Europe at Mobile World Congress on stand 2B77 Hall 2.


    Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, 11 February 2011 – ViewSonic Europe, a global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, today announced the launch of its new Dual-SIM Android Smartphone, the V350 and its new 10 inch professional tablet PC, the ViewPad 10Pro. Both products have been designed to enable users to easily access both their work and personal life via just one device and will be previewed for the first time in Europe at Mobile World Congress (2B77 Hall 2) on 14 February 2011.

    The V350 Smartphone with 3.5 inch display is an active Dual-SIM device running the Android 2.2 Froyo operating system, enabling the use of two network services at the same time. Its Dual-SIM capability is ideal for businesses wishing to provide staff with a mobile device that can offer separate numbers and bills for both personal and business use. This feature also enables travellers to carry just the one phone whilst still be able to take advantage of different pricing plans and network offers for voice and data in various countries. The V350 however does not compromise in other areas, with Android 2.2, a HVGA capacitive touch screen, 5-megapixel auto-focus camera, Micro-SD expansion, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth® 2.1 and assisted GPS navigation.

    The ViewPad 10Pro is a 10″ professional tablet PC with dual boot functionality, offering a quick switch capability between Windows® 7 Professional for business use and Google Android 2.2 for personal and social entertainment. Dual-boot enables users to access business software that only runs on Windows and investigate Android without switching completely. Many users enjoy the familiarity of Windows but want to get to know Android and configure their preferences before using it more widely. The ViewPad 10Pro is one of the first tablets to have the Intel Oak Trail processor combined with support for flash 10.1 and the new interface provides an excellent navigation experience. It has a 1024×600 LED backlit capacitive multi-touch panel, is fully connected with 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and has at least six hours of battery life.

    “Last month Deloitte predicted, in its annual sector forecast, that UK companies will buy more than 10 million tablet devices in 2011. ViewSonic is well placed to capitalize on this market and offers users the best of both worlds from one device” said Derek Wright, Product Marketing Manager at ViewSonic Europe.

    “Our V350 Smartphone is one of the most functional Dual-SIM phones on the market. With Android GMS for access to more than 200,000 Google applications, it has powerful multimedia capabilities and with both SIM cards active, you can place and receive calls on each at any time. The Dual-SIM proposition is compelling and will generate considerable market uptake this year.” Wright concluded.

    For the first time in Europe, ViewSonic will also show its ViewPad 10s 3G. Launched at CES in January, the ViewPad 10s now benefits from 3G functionality that enhances current features that include GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR.

    About ViewSonic

    ViewSonic® Corporation is a leading global provider of visual display and computing products. ViewSonic develops, markets and supports a broad range of innovative products, including computers, LCD monitors, projectors, LCD TVs, digital signage solutions, digital photo frames and other consumer electronics products. For further information, please contact ViewSonic Corporation at 0871 855 3355 or visit http://www.viewsoniceurope.com/uk/.



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    Default ZTE Skate Revealed At MWC, Rocks Android 2.3 and Sports A 4.3-inch Screen

    ZTE Skate Revealed At MWC, Rocks Android 2.3 and Sports A 4.3-inch Screen

    February 15th, 2011 by Axl Logan


    ZTE has made an appearance at MWC and they have chosen to leave the “budget friendly” devices at home to rest with mama. They’ve recently stepped up their game with the unveiling of the ZTE Skate, their latest 4.3-inch contender. This kind of reminds me of a Hyundai and Kia come back. The Skate, as stated, rocks a large 4.3-inch touchscreen and will ship with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It’s also been reported that the device will come with an unnamed 800 MHz CPU and the Adreno 200 GPU. Other specs include a 5 MP camera with LED flash, Bluetooth, A-GPS and your standard WiFi protocols. As of now, the frequencies the device will support show no indication of a US release. Hit the break to check out the full press release and don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comments below.

    Press Release:

    ZTE Unveils Skate Smartphone at GSMA Mobile World Congress

    Featuring a large 4.3-inch screen and Android 2.3 operating system


    14 February 2011, Barcelona, Spain – ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, today launched its flagship Android Smartphone, the ZTE Skate, at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona. The company also announced its new “Light Your Smart World” strategy, under which ZTE will promote its entire range of signature smart products, including tablet devices, internet boxes and Smartphones.

    Inspired by the skateboard, the ZTE Skate is fashionably thin and lightweight at only 120g, featuring a large 4.3-inch screen to provide an optimal web surfing experience to consumers. It uses the Android 2.3 operating system, an 800MHz processor and the Adreno 200 graphics processing unit (GPU) to support the widescreen, high-definition display. In addition, the ZTE Skate also incorporates a 5MP camera, multimedia Bluetooth extension, A-GPS capability, hardware compass, and G-sensor.

    The open Android operating system ensures that the Skate can run an extensive range of apps, meeting not only the in-depth customisation needs of operators, but also providing a user-friendly user interface (UI), and convenient and powerful multimedia features. The Skate supports GSM/GPRS/EDGE at 900/1800/1900MHz and HSDPA/UMTS at 900/2100MHz, as well as WiFi internet access.

    The ZTE Skate is expected to be available from May 2011 in markets worldwide. The Smartphone launch also kicks off ZTE’s “Light Your Smart World” smart product strategy. At GSMA Mobile World Congress 2011, ZTE is showcasing a range of smart terminals including its Android-based Amigo slide phone designed for young and fashionable users, the highly successful Blade Android Smartphone, and the F952 handset running Brew MP and supporting the WAC (Wholesale Applications Community).

    An IDC report shows that ZTE has become one of the world’s top five handset makers – in 2010 the company’s global shipment of handsets reached 60 million units and terminal products over 90 million units. Signature models such as the ZTE Blade and ZTE Light became bestsellers across multiple markets, achieving outstanding sales records in more than 30 countries including Europe and Japan, within a very short period of time. The ZTE Blade was also frequently referred to as the “Most Valuable Smartphone” by media in these markets.


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    Default Special YouTube App Allows LG Optimus 3D Users To Share 3D Videos

    Special YouTube App Allows LG Optimus 3D Users To Share 3D Videos

    February 15th, 2011 by Axl Logan


    On Monday, LG announced that it will be partnering with the Google owned YouTube to utilize a special version of its application that will allow Optimus 3D users to share their 3D content with others online. The application, which will come preloaded on the device, will allow Optimus 3D users to record their videos and then upload them to a YouTube 3D channel that they can share with friends and family. It’s no surprise that LG would push for partnerships like this, as it will prove to be vital as a means to share that 3D content with others who may not have a 3D enabled device. The only downfall, if you consider it a downfall, will be that those viewing the content on the special YouTube channel will need to purchase 3D glasses that will be available on YouTube’s online store for $7.10 per 10-pack. Check out the press release after the break and don’t forget to let us know what you think of the whole ordeal in the comments below.

    Press Release:

    LG AND YOUTUBE PARTNER TO BRING THE FULL 3D EXPERIENCE TO MOBILE DEVICES

    BARCELONA–(Korea Newswire) February 14, 2011 — LG Electronics (LG) and YouTube are taking a major step forward today by announcing a partnership to provide a unique 3D mobile experience to users. LG’s upcoming Android-powered premium smartphones will enable users not only to capture and view 3D videos without glasses, but also to upload and share them instantly with others via YouTube.
    “The Optimus 3D is LG’s newest flagship smartphone. It is our answer to two major pain points of the current 3D experience – limited mobility and specialized glasses. Furthermore, our partnership with YouTube will ensure that our customers can easily generate and access ample 3D content,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.
    The new partnership is part of a broader push into 3D entertainment by LG and the world’s largest online video community. YouTube and LG collaborated to enable the delivery and sharing of 3D video onto mobile devices in a way that makes it simple and easy for consumers.
    “3D technology has traditionally been reserved for the major Hollywood movie studios,” said Francsico Varela, Head of YouTube Platform Partnerships”With the new LG Optimus 3D anyone anywhere in the world can shoot 3D videos, upload them to YouTube and share them with their friends. We’re excited to see the creative videos our community captures and shares with this new technology.”
    Powered by a unique “Tri-Dual” Configuration — dual-core, simultaneous dual-channel and dual-memory, LG’s advanced Optimus 3D will be unveiled at the 2011 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and will be the first mobile device capable of providing the YouTube 3D experience. The Android-powered Optimus 3D will be available globally starting in Europe early in the second quarter of 2011.


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    Craigslist? Im sure they are looking into an android app, they want netflix on anything and everything. Craigslist? Really?

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