Here is a roundup of the latest news this week from the technology world.
Toshiba AT200 receives Ice Cream Sandwich update
The Toshiba AT200 is now able to receive the Ice Cream Sandwich update after users in Holland began getting notifications that the new version is ready to be downloaded and installed. The AT200 was known as the Toshiba Excite when it was launched last year in March and was claimed to the world’s thinnest tablet
Users who installed the update will see the tablet now running Android 4.0.3 (build IML74K.05.5.0004). A Dutch user said that the new version had made the tablet experience smoother, including scrolling and faster applications load time.
For those users who have not had a notification update, then you can check your tablet by going to Settings > About tablet > System updates.
HTC confirms new tablet will arrive in the UK next year
A HTC spokesperson has confirmed that a new tablet device that will be coming to the UK. The spokesperson was speaking to PC Advisor about the tablet saying it will have "a unique selling point" but would not reveal when it will be released.
They did reveal that the tablet is currently in development. Since the HTC Flyer only the HTC Jetstream, a 10-inch tablet was released in the US. It is unclear whether HTC will be going with a 10-inch tablet or tries the 7-inch tablet market again. If HTC do go with a 7-inch, it will be face more competition than before as it contends with Google Nexus 7, Kindle Fire and possible iPad Mini.
Microsoft to buy Perspective Pixel
Microsoft has revealed that they are in talks to purchase touchscreen developers, Perspective Pixel. With speculation mounting that Apple are to release a mini iPad, Microsoft could be heading in the other direction as it could start producing wall-sized tablet devices.
The founder of Perspective Pixel, Jeff Han was at a Microsoft conference in Toronto showcasing a wall-sized touchscreen device that was running the new operating system Windows 8. Microsoft has yet to reveal what it will be paying for the company as it is expected they will use their technology in smaller tablet devices as the demand here is greater.
Microsoft has already showcased its Surface tablets that will be running Windows 8 in the form of Surface for Windows RT and Surface for Windows 8 Pro and will be available in October and the beginning of 2013.
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Published on Friday 13 July 2012 @ 10:54:34 by ANDYW
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