Asus has reportedly postponed the launch of its new, dual-booting Android+Windows notebook following pressure from Google. The Transformer Book Duet TD300, which was announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas back in January, was scheduled to go on sale in March — but it may not go on sale at all.
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The Android-powered MOJO console from Mad Catz has successfully been rooted, giving users expanded access to the Google Play Store. Setup is as easy as flashing a custom boot image using a Mac, Windows, or Linux-powered PC; there’s no need to overwrite the MOJO’s existing ROM or alter the contents of its data partition.
It seems Android-powered all-in-ones are set to be all the rage this year, with new offerings already announced by LG, Acer, and Lenovo. And now HP has thrown its hat into the ring with the Slate 21 Pro, a slightly enhanced version of last year’s original Slate 21 that’s aimed at business users.
Not only is it an Android-powered PC all by itself, but its HDMI connection allows it to also act as a monitor for other Macs and PCs.
Earlier today, we reported the various issues Nexus 4 owners are facing after updating their handset to Android 4.4 KitKat including Bluetooth connection dropping, random reboots and more. If you are also having trouble with KitKat on your Nexus 4 and are looking to downgrade to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, here is a quick guide on doing so.
Acer CEO JT Wang has announced his decision to resign from the consumer electronics company following poor financial results and struggling PC sales. Wang will step down from the CEO position on January 1, but will remain chairman until the second quarter of 2014.
Acer president Jim Wong will become its new CEO.
As promised, Microsoft has released its official Remote Desktop app for Android and iOS to coincide with the launch of Windows 8.1. The app is free to download and use, and just like the many third-party remote desktop clients, it allows you to access your Windows PC remotely from your smartphone or tablet.
In a move that’s sure to upset some third-party app developers, Microsoft is planning to launch official Remote Desktop apps for Android and iOS later this month. Like the Remote Desktop solutions for Windows and OS X, the apps will allow you to connect to your PC and control it remotely from your smartphone and tablet.
BlackBerry failed miserably in its attempt to bring BBM to Android and iOS last week, but the Canadian company hasn’t given up on making its popular messaging service available to all. In fact, it isn’t just targeting other mobile platforms, but it’s also planning to bring BBM to your desktop, too.
Microsoft has today launched Xbox Music on Android and iOS almost a year after the music streaming service made its debut alongside Windows 8. The apps allow subscribers to stream tens of millions of songs straight to their mobile devices, and create playlists that sync across your smartphone, tablet, PC, and Xbox 360.
Microsoft has also updated its Xbox Music web app to offer free, ad-supported streaming for all.
Dreams of an Android-powered Nokia were well and truly quashed today when Microsoft announced that it has reached a deal to acquire Nokia’s Devices and Services unit for $7.2 billion. The move will see Microsoft take ownership of the Finnish firm’s entire smartphone lineup, giving it complete control over both hardware and software.