Toshiba outs firmware update for Folio 100 tablet
Toshiba has now released its long-needed firmware update for its Android-powered Folio 100 tablet. The software, 2.2.5.0053, should address the significant responsiveness and multimedia processing issues that were serious enough to make UK retailers pull it from shelves for some of the repeated quality complaints. Other than the lag fixes, the touchscreen responsiveness and video processing have been improved, and it introduces a pinch-to-zoom multi-touch feature.
Toshiba to bring three different tablets to CES?
Toshiba is said to bring three new tablets to CES in January, with a release date to follow in the first quarter of the year, industry insiders reported today. While the PC maker itself didn't confirm this report, unnamed sources for Digitimes said the production of the computers will be outsourced to Quanta, Compal and Pegatron, all three of which are also based in Taiwan. Each will have a different OS, with the 11.6-inch model most likely to sport Windows 7 while the two 10.1-inch models will probably use Google's Android and Chrome OS.