The official Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update for the LTE variant of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 has started rolling out.
Dated June 20, the update weighs in at around 925MB, and carries a build number of T335XXU1BOF8. It is currently rolling out in Switzerland, available both over-the-air (OTA) as well as via the company’s desktop PC companion app Kies. Read more »
The original price for the LTE-capable HTC Nexus 9 tablet with 32GB of storage was a whopping $599. We’re quite far from its launch, though, so understandably that has gone down. But you probably weren’t expecting it to have dropped as much as it has.
Right now Expansys USA is selling this exact model for only $379.99. That’s $220 less than the initial price, and $120 less than this retailer’s previous pricing for the tablet. Read more »
Apple quietly removed the first iPad mini slate from its official online store. The original model came out in late 2012, contradicting previous Apple public statements that the smaller tablets are useless.
Followed by the highly popular iPad mini 2 with Retina display and iPad mini 3 with Touch ID, the original mini slate was and still is quite a decent position due to its lower price and current iOS version. Read more »
The Apple iPad may have reopened the tablet market, but it surely wasn’t the first one to come. Many have tried before but none quite succeeded. The guys over Mobile Madhouse made an infographic on The Evolution of the Tablet and you can learn what was before the iPad.
As it turns out Apple didn’t make the first ever slate, but the company has a good track record of taking niche gadgets and turning them mainstream and earn good money doing it. Read more »
We often see carriers offering low-end or midrange smartphones for free as long as you sign a new two-year contract. Now though T-Mobile is trying something similar for a tablet, the LG G Pad F 8.0.
As a Father’s Day promotion, the magenta carrier is basically offering to give you one of those for free – no upfront cost, and no monthly payments either. The one condition it has is for you to activate and keep a data plan (with at least 1GB of traffic per month) for the tablet for two years. Read more »
Last month AT&T finally started pushing out the Lollipop update for its version of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S 10.5, and today it’s time for that device’s smaller sibling to receive the tasty treat too. We’re talking about this carrier’s iteration of the Galaxy Tab S 8.4, of course.
In its unlocked form, the tablet started getting the update in early May in certain markets. If you bought yours from AT&T, though, only now can you truly celebrate. Read more »
British service provider EE has been working hard on its own device lineup and adding a connected tablet was just a matter of time. The device is called the 4G Harrier Tab and joins its two existing Harrier siblings – the 4.7-inch and the 5.2-inch handsets.
The 4G Harrier Tab covers the next form factor with an 8-inch screen. Underneath the hood, there is a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC with octa-core CPU clocked at 1.5 GHz, along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage. The tablet has a dual-camera setup, although it is nothing impressive at 8MP for the main shooter and 2MP for the front-facing one. It boots Android 5.1 out-of-the-box and is powered by a reasonable 4,650 mAh battery. There is even a microSD card slot thrown in the mix. Read more »
Just a couple of weeks after there were reports that Samsung is working on a foldable-display phone – internally codenamed Project Valley or Project V, a newly published patent (No. 30-0757696) from the company has surfaced online, revealing a tablet display that could fold up to two times, effectively forming a single device.
It isn’t yet clear how the device’s display would work in its unfolded form – would all three connected screens work together to display wide-screen video, or would one of them double as a keyboard? Read more »
Just days after Sony pushed back the shipping date for its Xperia Z4 Tablet from June 5 to June 17, it looks like the device’s launch has been delayed yet again.
A quick look at the tablet’s product page now reveals that the WiFi variant of the device – which was not listed earlier – will begin shipping on June 29. Interestingly, the listing of the LTE model appears to have been taken down now. Read more »
Sony has pushed back the UK shipping date for its Xperia Z4 Tablet, which was announced by the company back in March at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.
While the tablet was supposed to begin shipping today, the official listing of the LTE variant of the tablet – which carries a price tag of £579 ($884) and comes with a keyboard — now clearly says that deliveries will start on June 17. Read more »
If you’re in Spain and love Real Madrid, this might be pretty interesting. There’s a new tablet out over there, and it’s one that comes with a whole lot of Real Madrid branding. Microsoft’s name is also associated with it, though apparently it isn’t a Microsoft product – instead, it’s made by an unnamed Spanish OEM but Microsoft and Real Madrid are the “featured brands”.
This confusing explanation aside, the Real Madrid tablet is now up for grabs starting at €199, in three different designs. Unfortunately for Real Madrid fans who live elsewhere, its release is so far confined to Spain. Read more »
Micromax shook hands with Intel to introduce the new Canvas Tab P690 tablet powered by a 4th Generation Intel Atom chipset. Sporting a 7.8mm sleek design, the Canvas Tab 690 flaunts a metallic grey finish and will be sold for INR 8,999 ($145).
The Canvas Tab P690 houses a quad-core 1.3GHz Intel Atom processor with Intel HD graphics coupled with 1GB of RAM. Micromax has used an 8-inch IPS display with WXGA (1280×800) pixel resolution to provide ample screen estate. Read more »
Last month Verizon’s version of the LG G Pad 8.3 got its Lollipop update, and starting today the exact same thing will happen for the LG G Pad 10.1 sold by the carrier. Obviously though, as we’re dealing with an over-the-air update, it might take a few days before the notification pops up on all units.
Big Red has been offering the G Pad 10.1 LTE since November of last year. After applying the Lollipop update, the tablet will run Android 5.0.2 and software version VK70022A. Read more »
It has been over half a year since Amazon unveiled the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition and now you can almost buy one in Europe. US users have been able to grab one for months now, but now kids across the pond get to pre-order one of these as well.
The tablet is based on the Kindle Fire HD 6 (which is even cheaper), but the Kids Edition has been ruggedized to survive the hardships of being a child’s toy. Read more »
At the moment, Google is holding some limited time promos in its hardware store. Clearly the best deal is to be had for the Motorola Nexus 6. This smartphone is now $150 cheaper than its normal price.
That means the 32GB model can be yours for just $499, while the 64GB version now costs $549. There’s no telling how long these offers will last, by the way, so if you’ve always craved a Nexus 6 but couldn’t quite get yourself to pay the whole price, now may be the time to act – fast. Read more »