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Upcoming tablet teased by Acer at Computex 2013

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In a brief video, taken “behind the scenes” of the Acer Aspire R7 product film, Acer is hinting not one but several new devices to be revealed.

The Acer Global Press Conference will be held on June 3rd at the Computex event in Taipei, during which we should behold several new tablets from the Taiwanese manufacturer. Read more »

Rumor has it Apple is looking to introduce a 12.9″ iPad Maxi in the first half of next year

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Apple higher-ups always say “We’re never going to do X” and later they go and do X anyway – the company was claiming that 9.7″ is the perfect screen size for a tablet and then went and released a smaller, 7.9″ tablet. Can the same happen in the other direction, a tablet with a bigger screen?

Korean site ETNews thinks yes and claims Apple plans to launch an iPad Maxi (no, it’s not going to be called that) in the first half of next year. The publication also suggests that Apple is already talking to parts suppliers that will make the screens. Read more »

Samsung and Intel might announce Tizen 2.1 tomorrow

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Samsung and Intel are rumored to launch the Tizen 2.1 tomorrow at the last day of Tizen Developers Conference, which began yesterday in San Francisco. According to a report from Tizen Indonesia, the Tizen 2.1 is developed under the codename Nectraine.

The report also claims that the latest platform is all set to make its public appearance. Samsung is expected to launch its first Tizen smartphone in Q3. Read more »

Alleged second-gen Nexus 7 makes a short appearance in an official Google video

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With Google denying us new device announcements at its I/O event, rumors surrounding the upcoming second-gen Nexus 7 were bound to heating up even more. Today a viginal redditor going by the nickname DangJuice has spotted an unusual looking Nexus 7.

The alleged updated Nexus tablet is starring in one of the developer panels at the Google I/O conference. As you can see from the screenshot above the tablet on the left doesn’t look like the current Nexus 7 tablet. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mega pops up in Samsung WatchON update description

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The description of an update for the Samsung Watch ON app in the Google Play Store suggests the company is working on a new addition to the Galaxy S4 family – the Galaxy S4 Mega.

As you can see in the excerpt in the screenshot above, the Galaxy S4 Mega is put next to the Galaxy S4 mini and the Galaxy S4 Active (those are also not officially announced by Samsung). Read more »

Specs and a photo of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 leak online

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 lineup has been established recently with the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 announcement. Since then we saw quite a few leaks about the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and Galaxy Tab 3 10.1.

Today’s leak is quite spicy, as it brings all keys specs of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and even gives us a glimpse of the slate’s design. Read more »

Yahoo considers acquiring Tumblr for $1 billion

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Yahoo is the second most popular search engine on the web (according to Alexa.com) but has had issues in the last couple of years to stay relevant. Among its top problems is its aging demographic, which contributes to the company’s lack of coolness. Yahoo’s Chief Financial Officer Ken Goldman even admitted this, saying the company has to make itself cool again, something it “got away from for a couple of years”.

Sources, allegedly close to both sides claim that Yahoo has been in “serious” talks with popular blogging service Tumblr on some kind of a collaboration deal or even a complete acquisition. Tumblr has what Yahoo wants – the large user base in the 18-to-24 age group. Read more »

Microsoft’s second generation Surface RT tablets to be unveiled in June, estimated to be priced around $249-$299

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We already know that Microsoft is working on the second generation Surface RT tablets. The slates are rumored to be announced in the month of June, according to a report from DigiTimes.

The upcoming Surface RT tablet is reportedly manufactured by Pengatron Technology, using an Nvidia Tegra processor. Furthermore, the second generation Surface Tablets are estimated to be priced around $249-$299. Read more »

Alleged Motorola X shows up in GFXBenchmark scores, runs Android 4.2.2 on Snapdragon 600 chipset

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With Google I/O getting close (it kicks off in just two days) we were bound to see Motorola X rumors heat up. A device claiming to be it surfaced in GFXBenchmark scores as Motorola XT1058 (supposedly AT&T’s version of the Motorola X).

The X phone already showed up in AnTuTu scores, showing an uninspiring result for a 1.5GHz processor. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 shows up in GLBenchmark scores, has WXGA screen and runs Android 4.2.2

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The third generation of Samsung Galaxy Tab lineup only has one official member so far (the Tab 3 7.0), but the rumor mill is adamant that there are 8″ and 10.1″ versions on the way. And the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 may have just shown up in GLBenchmark scores.

The device listed as Samsung SM-T311 runs Android 4.2.2 on a 1.5GHz processor with Mali-400 GPU. Read more »

Analyst predicts Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU and 16:10 display for the second-gen Nexus 7

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A research report coming from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that the second-gen Nexus 7 is going to pack a substantial upgrade compared to the outgoing model. He suggests the new Nexus 7 would feature a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and is going to run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

The upgraded slate is still going to be manufactured by ASUS with the 7″ display left will bring a major resolution boost – 1920 x 1200 pixels. Read more »

HTC allegedly working on R7 and R12 Windows RT Blue tablets

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HTC is allegedly working on a couple Windows RT Blue powered tablets, which are codenamed R7 and R12. The “R” in the title indicates that the slates will be running on the latest Windows RT Blue edition.

The HTC R7 is rumored to sport a 7″ full HD display and a 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor along with 2GB of RAM. Read more »

Samsung purportedly working on a 16MP Galaxy S4 Zoom cameraphone

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The latest rumor suggests Samsung has a new camera-centric smartphone in the works – the Galaxy S4 Zoom, which will feature a 16MP camera sensor.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom will be less powerful than the Galaxy S4 flagship. It will pack a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED screen and run on a dual or a quad-core processor. Read more »

Photos of Tegra 4 powered Toshiba tablet crop up, show a QWERTY keyboard accessory

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A number of Tegra 4 powered devices were discovered in AnTuTu benchmark results, including a Toshiba tablet. Now we’re getting a better look of that tablet thanks to photos sent to Techblog.gr.

The tablet runs Android 4.2.1 and is powered by four Cortex-A15 CPU cores clocked at 1.8GHz. The Tegra 4 chipset also packs a fifth power-saver core. Read more »

Benchmarks reveal unannounced Tegra 4 devices – HP SlateBook 10 X2 and HP SlateBook 21 AiO, and a 10-incher by Toshiba

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It looks like both HP and Toshiba are working on devices powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 chipset. HP has two – a tablet and an All-in-One computer – and Toshiba has at least one tablet (that we know of). The trio was discovered in AnTuTu benchmarks.

The HP tablet is called HP SlateBook 10 X2 and packs a 10” screen with FullHD resolution. It ran Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean at the time of benchmarking. Read more »