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From: sylvester8012/3/2011 6:29:11 PM
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OMG...Asus Transformer Prime DESTROYS the iPad2 in Gaming Graphics [ed: and on top of that, it costs $100 less than the iCRAP2]
ASUS Transformer Prime vs iPad 2, side by side gaming
Chris Burns, Dec 2nd 2011 Discuss [34]
slashgear.com

One of the most surprising aspects of our hands-on series with the ASUS Transformer Prime thus far has been the single benchmark in which the iPad 2 did better graphically than this quad-core powerhouse, as seen in our first comparison between the two – but check out a couple of videos that should very well convince you that there’s no perfect clarity in a set of benchmarks performed on machines with two very different sets of innards. What we’ve got here is the Prime and the iPad 2 running two games side-by side at the same time: first Riptide GP, then Shadowgun, both games that show the real power of dual-core and up gaming – behold the smoothness!





Riptide GPThe first example you’re looking at here is a game by the name of Riptide GP, a jetski racing game whose developers have been working closely with the NVIDIA team to optimize both the gameplay and the graphics within. What you’re seeing here is the most updated version of the game for the iPad 2 and its dual-core A5 chip on the left, and on the right the most advanced version of the game made for Android tablets and the Tegra 3 quad-core processor from NVIDIA. So that’s the iPad 2 on the left, Transformer Prime on the right, and ever so slightly different versions of the game due to the help NVIDIA has given the developers at Vector Unit (the folks who make the game.)

HANDS ON VIDEO - click link

iPad 2 vs Transformer Prime, Riptide GP

You’ll notice an abundance of graphic advancements on the Android version of this game because the Tegra 3 processor in the Prime allows them all to happen without any slowdown in the game. While the iPad 2 version plays perfectly well if you’ve never seen the other version of the game, it’s hard to go back and feel like you’ve got the real full experience once you’ve gotten it. The jetski jams into hyperdrive visuals at a boost, water spray and wave graphic intensity increases, and water splashes on your display when you dunk in after a long jump.

Shadowgun

Next there’s Shadowgun, a game that only a few weeks ago was released for Android, now out for both platforms, and not just for dual-core processors. You’ll want at LEAST something so powerful to play it though, mind you, if you want to get anywhere without jumps, skips, or lag. What you’ll see here is absolutely none of that, and once again as it was with the Riptide game, NVIDIA has worked with the developer team that made the game, Madfinger Games in this case, to make it as awesome as it could possibly be here on this platform.

HANDS ON VIDEO - click link
iPad 2 vs Transformer Prime, Shadowgun

You’ll see all the cores put to the test on both devices, and neither one stutters a bit, but notice the Prime hit the water and you’ll find that there’s a whole extra layer of graphic excellence going on here and the Tegra 3 is no worse for wear. Like the Riptide game, I should let you know, this is a developers copy of the game too, so it might not look as nice as it will when the game is out for the Android Market as well. So look forward to that ladies and gentlemen!

Also note that this is just one in a series of hands-on reviews and demonstrations of what we’re dealing with here with the first quad-core processor toting Android device on the market in the ASUS Transformer Prime. Be sure especially to check our our full review of the Prime and stay tuned to SlashGear as we continue through the release and beyond!

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To: sylvester80 who wrote (5082)12/4/2011 12:46:42 AM
From: bacchus_ii
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Great news. I thought Galaxy S II would be easier than Nexus S.

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To: bacchus_ii who wrote (5088)12/4/2011 8:01:13 AM
From: sylvester80
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The nexus line will always get the earliest mothership updates. That is why my next phone will be the galaxy nexus

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To: Stoctrash who wrote (5063)12/4/2011 10:02:20 AM
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New Android App Finds Carrier IQ Fast, Free, and Easy
By David Murphy
December 3, 2011 07:21pm EST 1 Comment

Whether you believe Carrier IQ or not that its software, embedded on certain smartphones, is a malicious, keylogging entity or a tool that helps operators improve the smartphone user experience, you have a choice. Namely, there are ways to eliminate this question from the equation by detecting and removing Carrier IQ from your device, if you really want.

And Lookout Mobile Security – makers of the "Lookout" security app for both IPhones and Android smartphones – have given you an easy way to do just that. Detect, we should specify, and only for Android devices.

Why Android only? Carrier IQ is no longer supported as of iOS 5 (Apple insists its customers have to opt-in before any information about their smartphones is shipped off to Apple HQ), and blocking its effects on your iOS 5-based iPhone is super-easy: Click on your Settings button, then General, About, Diagnostics & Usage, and select " Don't Send."

However, Carrier IQ is a bit more integrated within the Android OS – so much so, that you'll need to root your device prior to attempting any removal efforts. But the first step in the process is finding out whether your smartphone has Carrier IQ installed to begin with. And Lookout's new app makes this a one-touch affair.

Install Carrier IQ Detector from the Android Market and fire up the app. That's it; you're done. Carrier IQ Detector immediately tells you whether Carrier IQ is installed on your phone, and you're welcome to hit the "More Info" button to receive more details about what that could mean for you.

While useful for detecting whether any manual removal efforts have succeeded, Lookout's Carrier IQ Detector doesn't actually perform any of the removal process for you. For that, you'll have to either flash your Android device with a custom ROM that doesn't contain Carrier IQ or you can try grabbing the app "Logging TestApp Pro," contributing a dollar for the registration key, and using the app's full version to remove Carrier IQ in a more automated method.

As Extreme Tech's Sebastian Anthony notes, "this doesn't always work, though." But with Lookout's new easy-to-use detection app, at least you'll be able to find out whether your dollar was successful in helping you to strip this buried software off your device.

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To: Stoctrash who wrote (5063)12/4/2011 10:04:16 AM
From: sylvester80
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BTW, using the detector... my wife's HTC MyTouch 4G does NOT have carrierIQ (this is running the original OS from T-Mobile and it does NOT have it)
My CM7 Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant does NOT have carrierIQ (running CMT, a AOSP ROM)
My Asus Transformer does NOT have carrierIQ (this is running the original OS from ASUS and it does NOT have it)

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From: sylvester8012/5/2011 8:31:56 AM
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HCI Roommate III puts Android powered TVs in hospitals
By Richard Lawler posted Dec 5th 2011 5:00AM
engadget.com

Many companies have tried their hand at Android-powered TVs and set-top boxes outside of the Google TV ecosystem before, but HCI's Roommate III is apparently the first line destined for the sterile environment of hospitals. These 22- to 42-inch wall mounted LCD HDTVs run an unspecified flavor of Android that supports apps, web browsing, and a built-in whiteboard. Things like accreditation status, outcomes studies, and incidence of medical errors will probably still be our main concerns in picking a hospital, but if these displays catch on then our doctors can describe our next elective surgery with the help of Google Body.

HCI-TV

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To: bacchus_ii who wrote (5088)12/5/2011 8:55:11 AM
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ASUS Transformer Prime hits Canada TODAY December 5th according to Best Buy
02 DECEMBER 2011 BY CORY GUNTHER

androidcommunity.com

While the US launch date has been up in the air will all sorts of random leaks it will officially be here December 19th said ASUS themselves. We just learned that for those of you north of the border getting snowed on up in Canada BestBuy.ca is reporting the ASUS Transformer Prime quad-core beast will be available December 5th, and is already taking orders.





From the screenshot above you can clearly see Canada’s Best Buy stores marks the date for the 5th and while you might have got excited after seeing that, they appear to already be sold out online. You might have better luck in store come Monday so get ready to run down to the nearest Best Buy and give it a try.

While we patiently wait here in the US, and those in Canada too for a few more days feel free to enjoy our full in-depth hands-on with the Prime. If that isn’t enough our pal Chris Burns from SlashGear has a full review you can see here. Online order status pages don’t always tell the entire story but Best Buy is usually pretty accurate — especially this close to the date. Most likely Canada will be lucky enough to pick up this slate come the 5th. Let us know if you’ve ordered one yourself and feel free to share the details if and when it ships.

[ via Best Buy] — Thanks Sonny

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To: sylvester80 who wrote (5093)12/5/2011 10:55:11 AM
From: bacchus_ii
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I will wait...

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To: zax who wrote (5086)12/5/2011 11:12:14 AM
From: bacchus_ii
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Yes zax, don't mix Syl. He's a reel man and don't mix the box : youtube.com

:-)))))

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From: sylvester8012/6/2011 12:40:39 PM
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Leak: Galaxy Nexus to be In Stores 12/8 in Time for 12/9 Launch, DROID 4 Launch on 12/8
Leak: Galaxy Nexus to be In Stores 12/8 in Time for 12/9 Launch, DROID 4 Launch on 12/8?
by Quentyn Kennemer on December 6th, 2011 at 12:09 pm
File this one in the “be extremely cautious about this rumor” category. There are a few things to look at here in this leaked screenshot detailing some Verizon launches. Firstly, Galaxy Nexuspromo materials will reportedly arrive in stores sometime this Thursday for showcasing on Friday. They materials are said to go up after close of business that day so you might be able to catch workers setting up.



Secondly, the Motorola Droid 4 is supposedly launching on 12/8 to replace the DROID 3. It’s nearly the same phone but also adds to its repertoire 4G LTE radios. Not a bad upgrade if you’re still on the original DROID and haven’t upgraded to anything else yet.

Finally, the White DROID RAZR that is coming sometime this month will be in-store, though we’re not entirely sure what its purpose is yet. The wording suggests only one unit will be sent to each store. This usually indicates that they are getting experts ready for training but this phone is the exact same as the original except it’s wait. Your call on that one. [via Engadget]

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