Ashton Kutcher Joins Lenovo, Keeps Day Job

Lenovo’s newest product engineer got a higher-profile introduction to the world than many of the company’s other employees. That’s because he’s also famed actor and investor Ashton Kutcher. Lenovo announced its multiyear partnership with the Two and a Half Men star at the launch event for the company’s latest tablet. Kutcher will work with engineers on the Yoga Tablet product line, Lenovo said.

Sony’s Xperia Tablet Z Can Really Make a Splash

Sony introduced the Xperia Tablet Z on Monday, touting its thin form factor and powerful components at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Sony has been in the tablet market since 2011, when it introduced the Android-powered Tablet S, but the company now seems to be making a more serious play.

Tick, Tock, Tablet Time [Important Ubuntu Announcement Coming Tomorrow]

Just like more than a month ago, when Ubuntu Phone OS was announced, a countdown is displayed on the Ubuntu.com homepage, and this time it says: “Tick, tock, tablet time!”. So what could this be? An Ubuntu tablet is about to be released? Or more probably an optimized Ubuntu Phone OS for tablets?The announcement will […]

How To Properly Mount Android 4.0+ Devices In Ubuntu Using Go-mtpfs

Mounting an Android 4.0+ device in Ubuntu is pretty tricky, but there is a FUSE filesystem called Go-mtpfs, created by a Google employee because “mtpfs was very unstable” for him, which works great. Read on to find out how to use it and easily install it in Ubuntu using a PPA!Also see: AirDroid: Manage Your […]

Google’s Nexus 10 Hits Apple Where It Lives

Google canceled its New York press event Monday due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast, but that didn’t stop it from announcing its new Nexus 10 tablet, along with the Nexus 4 smartphone and Android 4.2, an update to Jelly Bean. A step up in size from the Asus-made Nexus 7, released in July, the Samsung-made Nexus 10 will be available beginning Nov. 13.

Google to Get Last Word in Week of Tablet Launches

Google could be poised to roll out new Nexus tablet offerings at next Monday’s press event in New York City. The search giant is also likely to introduce a new smartphone, the LG Nexus 4, powered by Android 4.2. The timing of the event is certainly interesting, as it comes later on the same day that Microsoft is holding a Windows Phone 8 event in San Francisco.

Sony Takes Another Swing at Android Tablets With Xperia S

Sony on Wednesday launched the Xperia Tablet S at the IFA consumer electronics show in Germany. It’s the second generation of the Tablet S, and it continues its predecessor’s positioning as both a tablet and a universal remote control. However, the Xperia Tablet S is slimmer than its predecessor.