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Nook Color unofficially gets Android 3.0 Honeycomb (AWESOME)

First it was Ubuntu, now Honeycomb, the latest version of Android designed for tablets, has been ported to the Nook Color. What is especially amazing about this port is the fact that Android 3.0 Honeycomb emulator was just realized yesterday.  xda-developers has a thread going on the subject; the current port is said to be really slow and mostly broken.  The developer says he plans on working on graphics acceleration to improve performance over the weekend.

UPDATE: The promised graphics acceleration is complete. Video of it in action below.

Amazon announces Kindle specific app for Android and Windows-based Tablets

Amazon announced that they are creating Kindle apps that will be  tailored specifically for Android and Windows-based tablets. Amazon specifically notes that these apps are intended for upcoming devices referring to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that kicks off tomorrow.

From Press Release:

Today, Amazon announced that Kindle apps will also be tailored specifically for Android and Windows based tablets to enable customers to access the Kindle Store, and with it the largest selection of the books people want to read.  Like all Kindle apps, the new Kindle apps built for Android and Windows tablet computers will let customers “Buy Once, Read Everywhere”—on Kindle, Kindle 3G, Kindle DX, iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, Mac, PC, BlackBerry, and Android-based devices. For more information about the free Kindle apps, go to www.amazon.com/kindleapps.

Full Press Release Below:

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November 20, 2010 Part 1

Mix:

Android fragmentation causes Angry Birds devs to create 2 versions of app (one for regular powered devices and one for lower/under powered devices.)

How to Build an Airplane in 2 weeks?

Fox moves Fringe to Friday-night “death slot” stating January. (Dear Fox, Do not end the best show you have.)

A brief history of zombies culture in America.

Full screen Quick View by pressing Option Key and spacebar.

Gizmodo has courteously provided a list of airports that use Full Body Scanners. (Oh come on LAX.)

Oh and CERN captured for 1/10th of second, antimatter this week.

iOS 4 ported to HTC device

To be more precise it was ported to the HTC Magic (Android phone) which has similar specs as an iPhone 3G (528 MHz processor). Therefore  the phone is rather slow like the current 3G with iOS 4.0. This is probably the most realistic port done since everything works including folders, quick-app switching, spotlight, and all the keyboards.

Nokia CEO steps down as company struggles to combat iOS and Android

Nokia has announced that CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo will resign and Microsoft’s Stephen Elop will replace him (left in picture) as CEO. Kallasvou has been Nokia’s CEO since June 2006, but the company clearly took some hits with Apple’s entrance into the smart phone business in 2007 with the iPhone.

Apple projected to ship 130M iOS devices in 2014 as Android hits 259M

Gartner

According to Gartner, Android and Symbian will trump iOS by 2014. Apple is projected to sell 130 million iOS-based mobile devices per year by 2014, but both Google Android and Nokia Symbian are expected to each double that amount.

The research firm said on Friday it believes that both Symbian and Android will account for 59.8 percent of all mobile OS sales by the year 2014. It sees Apple’s iOS, which powers the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, coming in third place with a market share of 14.9 percent.

iPhone 4 approved in China


Apple’s iPhone 4 seems set to hit the Chinese market as the device has won key approval from government agencies.

The company has won a China network license for the iPhone 4 from China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center. That’s broadly in line with statements from Apple’s Chinese iPhone carrier, China Unicom, which has previously said it expects to offer the iPhone in China later this year.

This will potentially be a very big deal for Apple’s adventures in China. The company intends opening Apple retail stores all across the country.

Another report tells us that while the WiFi will work on the iPhone 4, don’t expect YouTube. That’s because that Google service is blocked in China.

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