Tag: Android

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 [...]

By September 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
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 [...]

The pen is mightier than the finger

The pen is mightier than the finger

Re-visiting N-trig tablet pens and the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet By Jon Peddie Of all the tablets we’ve tested (and certainly not all that are in the market), one of my favorites is the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet. One rea­son I like it is because it has excellent pen input capability. Introduced in late 2011 with a [...]

By February 22, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Nvidia Project Shield: disruptive technology or just a Grid peripheral?

Nvidia Project Shield: disruptive technology or just a Grid peripheral?

Calling it another device for the gamer’s backpack is too simplistic. By Jon Peddie [Editor's Note: This article is excerpted from a more detailed report in the current issue of Jon Peddie Research TechWatch.] Project Shield, Nvidia’s Android-Tegra game controller with a screen, is striking when first seen. However, the configuration is not novel. Game [...]

By February 1, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
An Android tablet with a game console interface

An Android tablet with a game console interface

Archos GamePad is the first Android tablet with buttons designed for gaming. The first true Android games console, Archos GamePad is a new type of tablet that combines physical gaming button controls with an Archos patented mapping tool. The unit brings physical buttons and analog thumb-sticks to Android mobile gaming. The Archos GamePad uses a [...]

By December 14, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Software app developers constantly challenged to keep up with mobile technology

Software app developers constantly challenged to keep up with mobile technology

Apple gives little or no advanced notice when they change specs; Google is not much more forthcoming about changes to Android. Even a 1000-lb. gorilla like Autodesk has to find a way to stay agile. When Apple introduced Retina Display on the iPad in March of this year, only a few of the thousands of [...]