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AndyPad - Quality Tablet for an price under 150 EUR

Have you heart from the new AndyPad? A Britisch Startup will offer their first tablet with an price of just 129 GBP (about 150 EUR). The specification of the tablet are promising:
OS: Android 2.37 inch screenWiFi, HDMI, MicroSD3D GPU1,2 GHz A8 processor1080p HD videoOn their officialWebsite you will find a 75 days countdown until the start of the tablet. Until September 2011 the website is not fully in operation. But it is communicated that several Android Apps will be installed by default including Twitter, Facebook, Tune In, Paradise Island, Tank Hero and more.
They also announced the reason why they will not use Honeycomb for their tablet. According a twitter message the conpany is waiting for Android Ice Cream Sandwich wich is expected to be released just a few weeks later. It can be assumed that AndyPAd will work on an update for Ice Cream Sandwich as soon as it is released.

The main difference between the whole bunch of tablets is the price. AndyPad tries to find their customers in…

Google Maps offline Navigation

According to Allaboutphones the Google Maps team plans another new feature within their Maps application for Android: Google Maps offline Navigation. With this feature Google Maps will compete with traditional navigation companies such as TomTom or Gamin. It is not exactly known how this new possibility in Google Maps will work. But it can be assumed that your Route has been planned in advance and related map information is downloaded on the phone as long there is connection to the web. After downloading the route, you can start your trip and go to "offline mode".
The offline navigation feature will rise some technical questions: How will the navigation software react, if you drive the wrong way. Will it detour you?Possible Answer: The caching of map material will include a buffer around the route. This will cover most of the detours and allows rerouting within a certain area. Of course there are some limitations because the street network is tricky and the buffer has to be ca…