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Aocos N19: The Best iPad Clone, runs Android Gingerbread

The Apple iPad is one of the most popular tablet devices on the planet and with popularity comes enemies and wannabes. There are a lot of chinese manufacturers out there that try to copy the elusive iPad and it’s amazing design/touchscreen, but fail almost abruptly. So is not the case with this new iPad clone from a chinese company, which is known as the Aocos N19.

A glance at the Aocos 19 will deceive your eyes and make you believe that you’re looking at an iPad, but when you get closer/nearer to it you’ll realize how wrong you were. The tablet looks very much similar to the original iPad and has 9.7 inch IPS display and a capacitive touchscreen that you normally don’t find on Chinese rip-offs. However, this tablet doesn’t run on iOS, but on Android Gingerbread 2.3.3. MIC gadgets, discovered this amazing rip-off, which has some amazing hardware as well.

The Aocos N19 runs on a 1.2GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor, has Android Gingerbread 2.3.3 and comes with a 1024 x 768 IPS display that is bright and has pretty good viewing angles.  It also has 720p HDMI output, 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video calling, a microSD card slot and a miniUSB slot. That’s a lot of good features for a China made tablet!

You probably have an iPad. But some Chinese could not afford it. So what they do? Get an iPad knockoff. The Aocos N19 is the latest iPad clone to hit the scene. Unlike Apple’s original iPad, the Aocos is all about Android. The Aocos N19 is a pretty decent iPad knockoff. It was widely discussed at the local tablet computer forums for its amazing IPS display. At first sight, it is clearly an iPad clone. It packs the usual Android build into a casing that looks a lot like the real thing.

Watch the video of the tablet in action after the break.

So, if you’re looking for a nice affordable tablet, and somehow have a thing for China, then this is your best bet. For 1,499 Yuan or about $235, you can make this yours. Also check out the iPhone Fakes and the complete Apple Store rip-off from China.

HP TouchPad Can Now Dual-boot WebOS & Android 2.3.5 [Video]

Looks like the abandoned HP TouchPad is going to have a bright future after all. HP decided to stop production of the HP TouchPad and stop development on it’s operating system for tablets and mobile phones, the webOS. Soon after, the TouchPad received huge discounts on it’s selling price, dipping as low as $99. People took that opportunity to get themselves a feel of the webOS and the TouchPad.

Hence, developers set out to find a solution for the problem that was the webOS. Sooner or later, it will turn out to be hindrance and the TouchPad’s more than decent hardware due to no updates and service. The team’s most important task was to make a Custom Android build run on the HP Touchpad. And they were successful at it, however, nothing seemed to be working, not even the touchscreen.

We recently showed you the video of the RootWikiz team from the TouchDroid project showing you the CyanogenMod 7 boot on the TouchPad. And already, they’ve successfully achieved the ability to dual-boot both of the operating systems. Dual-booting is an important factor when you’re trying to run a non- compatible OS on a device. If something goes wrong, which is bound to happen, you can boot in to WebOS and try out some other build.

That’s what has been accomplished today by the developers of the ” target=”_blank”>RootWikiz team. Here’s what they said;

We have dual boot working as you can see in the video. It can boot both android + webos. At the moment we are utilizing one kernel for both OS’s. This may change in the future. You may ask why? Simple answer is we don’t have units to spear to science. Many of the developers working on this, Do Not Have Units. And the Few that do once they brick we have to wait on HP to repair them. (which will only slow development)

I’m not going to keep you waiting, so here’s the video of HP Touch Dual-booting WebOS and Android.

If you own a TouchPad? Then it’s time you were really happy about it!!

HP TouchPad Running CyanogenMod 7, Android 2.3.5 [Video]

So HP decides to stop production of WebOS devices and the HP TouchPad sales increased as if the world were going to end and the only way to survive was to buy one. No, of course that’s not why the sales have increased tremendously. The HP TouchPad is a brilliant device with a good collection of hardware that some folks believe is better than the iPad 2. However, all that doesn’t matter as HP has stopped production of said device and will soon be selling webOS too. So, naturally, the deflation in the pricing.

Few days ago, the HP TouchPad 16GB was going online for a mere $99 and the 32GB for $149. The online stores that were selling the TouchPad quickly went out of stock and it’s no longer available anywhere on the internet of in stores. HP has said that they will be clearing off all the remaining tablets for the same price in the same way, but we have no idea when that Firesale will kick off again. Since the tablet has some pretty nice hardware, a 9.7 inch display and a very Linux friendly processor, it has all the required ingredients for being Android friendly too. Yup, that’s one of the main reasons why people want to get their hands on the TouchPad.

The tablet was seen by Mr. Blurrycam running Android OS right after HP announced the tablets horrible fate. Later on, the TouchDroid project was started by four developers who took an oath to run Android Gingerbread on the HP TouchPad. And now, days later, they’ve made some progress and the future looks good. They have managed to cook an all new Android Gingerbread 2.3.5 ROM based on CyanogenMod 7 for the TouchPad. And these aren’t any normal cooks, they’re the CyanogenMod developers themselves, the masters of custom Android ROMs.

There’s a video of CM7 running on the device, but nothing is working yet, except for the display. The touch doesn’t work and the graphics is all messed up. Yet, it does feel good to see that familiar Android on the HP. Watch after the break;

So? Happen to have a TouchPad lying around somewhere? Don’t worry, it will be reborn. Read the official announcement by the guys over here.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Finally Get’s Android Gingerbread

It’s been a really really, swearing filled, long time since the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 got an official updates. However, it’s now time to celebrate, as Sony has now officially began updating the X10’s firmware. Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 can now be upgraded with the Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread firmware, officially by using the PC Suite.

Yes, it’s true. I’m pretty sure most of you X10 owners may already have given up on expecting a new update, but we did mention that there will be one. This update is official, hence everything will work on your device, unlike those Custom ROM’s that tend to give you one or more problems. In case you have done that, then it’s obvious that your device is rooted. If you have a rooted X10, it’s probably best that you don’t upgrade to the latest firmware as you’ll lose all Superuser access. We are not sure if this official update is root friendly.

To update to Gingerbread, you’ll need to have Sony Ericsson PC Suite installed on your PC. Once it’s installed, or if you already have it, then you’ll be notified of this update when you connect your device. It’s just clicking of the next buttons after this and you’ll have your dear Xperia X10 running Android 2.3.3 in all it’s glory. Maybe not all, since they have their own UI and other things. There’s not much new with this update, except some Facebook Integration, Wi-Fi Hotspot, New Music Player, App tray sorting and few others.

You can read more about the update from Sony Ericssons official page here.

Do you own an Xperia X10? Have been stuck with Android 2.1 Eclair? It’s time you gave your X10 a much needed update.

Sony Ericsson Launches Xperia Ray, Xperia Active & txt

Sony Ericsson is yet again back in action, with the launch of three new phones. The company announced the new handsets, Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray, Xperia Active and Txt at the Communic Asia 2011 event held at Singapore today.

The Xperia Ray runs on the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and features a 1GHz processor 3.3 inch display which comes the BRAVIA engine, 8 Megapixel camera with Exmor R backlit sensor . The Xperia Active is meant for the adventurous people, which is a dust proof, water resistant (under 1m of water for 30 mins), scratch resistant phone with an on-screen heart and pulse rate realtime monitor (enabled by ANT+ wireless networking technology).  Sony Ericsson txt is a  QWERTY candy-bar handset, which comes with a 2.6 inch display, and is targeted mainly for the younger generation.

Check out the complete specs of the three phones after the break.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray Specifications

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS
  • 3.3 inch TFT Capacitive Multi-touch Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine
  • Scratch-resistant mineral glass
  • 1GHz Processor
  • 111 x 53 x 9.4mm
  • Weight: 100 grams
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • UMTS HSPA 850/1900/2100
  • 300MB Internal memory
  • 4GB microSD Memory card (Included)
  • MicroSD card slot (expandable upto 32 GB)
  • 8.1MP Camera Exmor R CMOS sensor with Flash, AF, Image Stabiliser
  • HD 720p video recording
  • Front facing VGA Camera
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth with A2DP
  • GPS
  • microUSB
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • TrackID music recognition
  • PlayNow
  • SensMe
  • Battery:1500mAh
  • Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 6 hrs 50 min
  • Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 430 hrs
  • Talk time UMTS: Up to 7 hrs
  • Standby time UMTS: Up to 440 hrs
  • Colors: Black, Gold, White and Pink

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active Specifications

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS
  • 3 inch TFT Capacitive Multi-touch Wet finger tracking Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine
  • Scratch-resistant mineral glass
  • 1GHz Processor
  • 55 x 92 x 16.5mm
  • Weight: 100.8 grams
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • UMTS HSPA 850/1900/2100
  • 320MB Internal memory
  • 2GB microSD Memory card (Included)
  • MicroSD card slot (expandable upto 32 GB)
  • 5MP Camera Exmor R CMOS sensor with Flash, AF, Image Stabiliser
  • HD 720p video recording
  • Face recognition
  • Red eye reduction
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth with A2DP
  • GPS
  • microUSB
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Dust and water resistant
  • TrackID™ music recognition
  • PlayNow™ service
  • SensMe™
  • Barometer
  • Compass
  • Battery:1200mAh
  • Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 4 hrs 53 min
  • Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 351 hrs
  • Talk time UMTS: Up to 5 hrs 31 min
  • Standby time UMTS: Up to 335 hrs
  • Colors: Orange band with black back cover – white extra cover in the kit, White band with black back cover – white extra cover in the kit

Sony Ericsson txt Specifications

  • 2.6 inch TFT screen
  • Scratch-resistant
  • QWERTY Keyboard
  • 106 × 60 × 14.5 mm
  • Weight: 95 grams
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • 100MB Internal memory
  • MicroSD card slot (expandable upto 32 GB)
  • 3.2MP Camera with Video recording
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth with A2DP
  • MicroUSB
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Radio (FM radio with RDS)
  • MediaGo
  • TrackID
  • PlayNow
  • Battery:1000mAh
  • Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 3 hrs 12 min
  • Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 416 hrs
  • Colors: Black, Blue, White and Pink

The three Sony Ericsson phones will be available globally in selected markets in the third quarter of 2011.

So what do you think of the new phones? Which one are you planning to buy?