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No more Dell Android tablets

No more Dell Android tablets

The lure of a keyboard and a touch screen makes 2-in-1’s more popular for business. Dell recently announced it will stop producing Android-based tablets. The company says tablets have a long replacement cycle—something between a phone and a PC—and the arrival of phones with large screens has encouraged some users to forgo their tablets altogether. […]

By July 14, 2016 Read More →
Tech Soft 3D Releases 3D PDF reader app for Android

Tech Soft 3D Releases 3D PDF reader app for Android

Multi-touch gestures allow full viewing control, with support for PRC and PMI data. Tech Soft 3D has released 3D PDF Reader for Android, available for free on the Google Play store. 3D PDF Reader allows the use of multi-touch gestures to rotate, pan, zoom, slice, section and interrogate 3D data embedded within a 3D PDF […]

By September 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Onshape releases Android app

Onshape releases Android app

The browser is good enough on the desktop, but CAD works better on mobile devices with a dedicated app. CAD startup Onshape has released its second dedicated mobile app this week with the launch of the Onshape for Android app in the Google Play store. As with its sibling app previously released for iOS, Onshape […]

Novel Android hover-and-touch controller seeks Kickstarter boost

Novel Android hover-and-touch controller seeks Kickstarter boost

The Zrro Android console turns any HDMI TV into a gaming platform. A team of experienced hardware developers has turned to Kickstarter to fund production of their new hover-and-touch Android console, designed to make possible playing every Android game on a TV. The Zrro consists of a pad that combines two kinds of sensing technology […]

By February 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Autodesk 123D Sculpt+ now available on Android

Autodesk 123D Sculpt+ now available on Android

Autodesk is continuing a trend away from web-based consumer tools to platform-specific apps. Autodesk has released an Android version of 123D Sculpt+, its freeform 3D sculpting app already available on iOS. It replaces an older version (123D Sculpt) as well as 123D Creature, which is being phased out. The introduction is part of Autodesk’s continuing […]

ZWCAD Touch becomes CAD Pockets and comes in two flavors

ZWCAD Touch becomes CAD Pockets and comes in two flavors

ZWCAD revamps tablet app for CAD and reaches out for broader market. New version can read, edit, and create files. ZWCAD is a CAD product from China’s ZWSoft designed to challenge AutoCAD. Obviously, the company in­tends to win against Autodesk on its home turf in China, but the company also has larger ambitions. Its newest […]

By December 31, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Graebert offers Android tablet and CAD free with desktop CAD purchase

Graebert offers Android tablet and CAD free with desktop CAD purchase

$799 gets you DWG-compatible CAD for Windows, Mac, or Linux; the late beta version of Ares Commander Touch; and a $399 Amazon gift card. To promote its new Android CAD program—an industry first—Graebert is selling a special holiday bundle that includes a desktop copy of Graebert Ares Commander 2015, the late beta of Ares Touch […]

By December 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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. […]