These last two days, we’ve seen some nice new developments in the technology world and I will try to lay down the most interesting (in my opinion) :
WebOS and Android tablets
We’ve had some nice news about the up and coming HP / Palm’s WebOS Tablets. Engadget has photos and some information about the possible release dates (which seem to be aimed at the second half of this year) -> http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/18/exclusive-hp-palms-webos-tablets-pictures-plans-and-mor/ . All-in-all this seems to be an awesome tablet from the looks of it (and the fact that WebOS itself is pretty cool already), but I do not like the deadline at all. I do not think I will be going for a WebOS tablet if I get to choose between that and an Android 3.0 (Xoom or something else that will have come out by then) or the iPad 2 which is rumoured to come out not too long from now.
Android tablets had some nice surprises with Acer announcing work on 3 new tablets based on the Sandy Bridge processor (Intel), probably running Android 3.0. Three form factors that will give consumers and even wider choice as to which size is best for them. I personally cannot wait . On top of that, we are going to see a Triple-booting “Evolve III Maestro” triple booting Android (update : 2.2, sorry) , Windows 7 & MeeGo ! Engadget has some more information and a video : http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/17/evolve-iii-maestro-slate-triple-boots-android-meego-and-windows/ .
Facebook turns around on data sharing
You might have followed that there was quite a bit going on about the fact that many Facebook applications managed to have access to much more of your information then you were actually aware of. Initially, Facebook decided just to ignore the issue once it got out, but it seems they are going back on that decision and have frozen the data sharing for now. They are saying that it will stay frozen until they have figured out a better way to handle the issue. The BBC has a nice article that explains all of this in more detail : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12214628?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter