Adobe Flash For Mobile Devices: It’s Dead

It is dead. Adobe has officially abandoned Flash for mobile devices, including Android. According to Adobe, they are going to “aggressively contribute” to HTML5, a platform with much broader support and more capabilities than Flash (in any version) was ever able to deliver, anywhere. As for AIR, they will continue to work on that for mobile devices as well. So I guess HTML 5 is winning this battle, eh? However, it has not yet won the war.

Via: Adobe

Meet The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime: A Quad-Core Tegra 3 Device

This is a supercomputer tablet with a quad-core processor, made by NVIDIA called the Tegra 3. It has a 10.1-inch Super IPS Gorilla Glass display (and a brightness of 600 nits), 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, when it debuts in December of this year. It will cost $499 with a beefy 32GB of storage, moving up to $599 for a 64GB model. The keyboard dock you see up there will cost $149, separately. There’s also 1GB of RAM, GPS, a gyroscope, SonicMaster audio and a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera (an 8 megapixels CMOS sensor is on the back with 1080p HD video recording). And as for battery life, ASUS claims it is 12 hours thanks to a 22Wh battery included with the tablet (huzzah!). See press release after the break.

NVIDIA Launches The Tegra 3, And States It’s A ‘PC-Class CPU’

The Tegra 3 is official. A quad-core CPU for Android devices, it has more than doubled the detail in existing Tegra devices in terms of computational ratios, and as for GPU performance, well, it’s out of this world. Smartphone versions of the Tegra 3 will be unveiled next year, and deployment of devices with this technology will also occur next year. All of NVIDIA’s long posts on the Tegra 3 are available, at this source link.

Via: NVIDIA Blog

HTC Confirms Which Devices Will Get Ice Cream Sandwich In 2012

HTC has finally come out with the official list of HTC Android smartphones that will have the capability to support Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as part of an over-the-air (OTA) upgrade from their respective carriers. The devices are: the EVO 3D, EVO Design 4G, Amaze 4G, Rezound, Vivid, and the full set of Sensation series smartphones — Sensation 4G, Sensation XE, and Sensation XL. The upgrades will come in “early” 2012, and that the aforementioned handsets are just but a few that HTC will provide ICS upgrades to, so owners of different devices don’t have to make HTC’s actions look sullied yet, I suppose. Via: HTC (Facebook)

Samsung Galaxy S II for AT&T Review

This is the Galaxy S II, a favorite Android device among many. And still, despite the Galaxy Nexus soon to appear on shelves it will remain a top-notch handset. It has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a 1080pHD video camera with 8 megapixel shots, a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus 800×480 screen, 14.4MBps HSPA+, NFC (not enabled yet), and a 3.7 volt battery. This is my favorite Android device on the market using Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread, and it’s still going to be a contender when updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. So now, onward with the review.

AT&T’s 4G LTE Handsets From HTC And Samsung Launch Today For $100 Less

For some reason, AT&T has decided to temporarily drop the price points of both the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and HTC Vivid, and offer them for $149.99 and $99, respectively.This also means that the SGSII with 4G LTE is $50 cheaper than the one without. It’s a shocking move. Check out both handsets at the source links. Via: HTC Vivid, SGS II Skyrocket