Tag: Android

Graebert Ares Commander update includes new Android 2D CAD

Graebert Ares Commander update includes new Android 2D CAD

With more than 6 million active users, Graebert has become a considerable force in DWG-compatible drafting. Graebert GmbH today announced its 2015 product line-up, which extends the triple-OS Ares Commander desktop CAD platform to the Android mobile OS.  Graebert sells Ares Commander as a dwg-compatible alternative to AutoCAD on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Graebert [...]

Autodesk releases PLM 360 Mobile apps

Autodesk releases PLM 360 Mobile apps

Android and iOS versions connect to the cloud-based PLM. Autodesk has released mobile apps for its PLM 360 suite, extending the capabilities of its cloud-based system beyond the desktop. The Android and iOS versions are identical, taking a dashboard approach to connecting to the workgroup’s PLM installation. Autodesk says PLM 360 is in “active use” at [...]

Google acquires mobile 3D graphics expert drawElements

Google acquires mobile 3D graphics expert drawElements

Android gains a way to standardize 3D graphics, testing for OpenGL/OpenCL compliance.  Google has purchased drawElements, a Finnish software company with tools for testing the accuracy of OpenGL ES and OpenCL GPUs running on mobile devices. Terms were not disclosed, but various sites reporting on the deal speculate Google may have paid an eight-figure sum. [...]

HP ships new $99 Android tablet

HP ships new $99 Android tablet

The Allwinner quadcore CPU and no Bluetooth helps keep the cost low. HP this week started shipping in the US a new low-cost Android tablet. The HP 7 Plus Tablet uses an Allwinner A31 ARM-based CPU and ships without Bluetooth connectivity to keep costs down to $99 retail.  The A31 is based on an older [...]

Review: Nvidia Shield handheld Android game device

Review: Nvidia Shield handheld Android game device

Nvidia’s first consumer gaming device is a solid product, blending well into the connected world beyond gaming. By C. Robert Dow Nvidia Shield has finally come to fruition, and we are excited to see what the graphics expert can do as a handheld system builder. From the second you pick up the $299 Shield it [...]

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SolidWorks releases eDrawings for Android

SolidWorks releases eDrawings for Android

After initially resisting calls to move beyond iPad, the new Android app is optimized for tablets. The SolidWorks division of Dassault Systèmes has released an Android version of its popular eDrawings mobile viewer. Optimized for tablets running Android 4.0 and higher, the specs pretty much match the free iPad version. The $1.99 app is now [...]

Nook platform opening up to third party manufacturers

Nook platform opening up to third party manufacturers

The well-regarded but lagging competitor to Amazon Kindle wants to find a new competitive edge and cut its losses. The Nook is a strong competitor in the reading device market, but it’s a long race and the plucky little device is falling behind. Barnes & Noble’s Nook segment, which includes the company’s digital business (devices, [...]

GrabCAD launches Android app for CAD collaboration

GrabCAD launches Android app for CAD collaboration

Both the GrabCAD public library and a user’s private workbench projects are accessible.  GrabCAD today announced the release of the GrabCAD Android app, allowing Android users to view 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) models on their mobile devices. The CAD collaboration site says the app is the first application for the Android operating system that [...]

Autodesk updates the cloud software formerly known as AutoCAD WS

Autodesk updates the cloud software formerly known as AutoCAD WS

Now it’s AutoCAD 360, and comes with subscription pricing and optional access to other cloud services. Autodesk has renamed its cloud-based 2D CAD application AutoCAD WS to bring it into line with its other cloud-based offerings. Now known as AutoCAD 360, the product expands from being primarily for review and mark-up to a basic drafting [...]

Rightware releases Basemark benchmark app for Apple and Android

Rightware releases Basemark benchmark app for Apple and Android

The app enables objective cross-platform comparisons of gaming performance. A Windows 8 version is coming soon. With the recent arrival of Basemark in iTunes, utility software developer Rightware now has its new smartphone benchmark software on both the Apple iOS and Android platforms. Basemark X is a professional performance evaluation tool enabling objective cross platform [...]