Verizon is preparing for Black Friday, which is just in 10 days, on November 29, Friday. The biggest US carrier has a number of deals in line. For starters the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 have been slashed on that day from $149.99 to $99.99 on a two-year deal.
Tablets and Motorola DROIDs are also on the menu but as you might expect Verizon is requiring a contract with almost everything. Check inside for the full list. Read more »
Amazon released a firmware update for the Kindle Fire HD and the Kindle Fire HDX. Version 3.1 of the company’s custom Android OS brings a host of improvements to Amazon’s family of tablets.
One of the most notable features which the firmware update brings on board is the ability to wirelessly stream video content from the tablet to another screen. Read more »
Apple’s stranglehold of the tablet market may be coming to an end next year, as Samsung has polled its supply chain to ship an even greater amount of tablets in 2014. The Korean company’s ambitions amount to some 100 million units.
This follows reports of a sizeable increase in tablet market share in Q3 2013 where Samsung was able to ship almost 10 million units, an increase of 123% over the same period in 2012. Read more »
If you live in the UK, you can buy the latest Apple iPad Air for just £329 today. This is £70 off the official retail price and comes courtesy of a one day-promotion by Play.com.
The promotion is only for the 16GB Wi-Fi only Space Gray model of the iPad Air. Read more »
A Reddit user claiming to be an employee at carrier Telefonica has leaked out two images of what is allegedly the LG-made Nexus 10 tablet.
The tablet looks pretty similar to the current-gen Nexus 10 that’s made by Samsung. The image suggests the model number of the upcoming Google table is LG-V510. Read more »
Android pretty much rules smartphones in terms of market share, but Apple held a firm grasp on tablets. In the third quarter this year things changed though and Android tablets surpassed iPads in revenue for the first time ever.
According to an analyst from Morgan Stanley, Android-powered tablets raked in 46.2% of the revenue, while iPads took 45.6% home. Read more »
Google has released the Android 4.4 KitKat binaries and factory images for the LG Nexus 4, the original Asus Nexus 7 and Samsung Nexus 10.
In the KitKat announcement bulletin, Google said the factory images will come after the OTA updates have started rolling out for all devices, but it has jumped the gun and now users eager to have a taste of the latest version of Android can do flash those themselves. Read more »
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for the latest Asus Transformer Pad TF710T will be released on November 18.
The Tegra 4-based slate was launched with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, but Asus seems to be ready with the new update. Read more »
CES awards were flying off the shelves and into the laps of various companies. Samsung, Sony and Nokia were honored with awards in several categories for their mobile and imaging products.
The winners in the Wireless Handsets category were the LG G2 and the SpareOne Plus. Read more »
A day after it hit the store shelves, the iPad mini 2 unsurprisingly paid a visit to the folks at iFixit. As expected, Apple’s slate got a proper teardown to go with the traditional iFixit repairability score.
The first thing to grab the attention under the hood of the second generation iPad mini is a beefy 24.3Whr battery. Read more »
Today Amazon UK started the sales the sales of the Kindle Fire HDX 7 slate. It is available for purchase at the retailer’s website and costs £199 for the 16GB ad-supported version.
If you add £10 more you can get the ad-free model. Read more »
The US is getting ready for the big discounts on Black Friday and Best Buy is kicking off things early with a Surface RT 32GB deal for just $200. Black Friday isn’t for a couple of more weeks so you’ll have to wait until then, the deal is only valid between November 28 and 30.
The good news is that this is an online deal, so you won’t have to brave the Black Friday queues. Plus you get free shipping. Read more »
Google began rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat for Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets. The good news arrived on Android’s official Google+ account.
The latest Android version is currently seeding to Wi-Fi only 2012 and 2013 Nexus 7 tablets. Read more »
As the first slates using the platform are beginning to make their way into the marketplace, a couple of NVIDIA Tegra Note 7 promo videos made the rounds online. Announced back in September, NVIDIA’s creation aims to bring powerful internals and affordable price to the tablet realm.
The first promo video gives a broad outlook of the tablet platform’s talents. Read more »
A Vodafone retail store in Canberra had to be evacuated on Wednesday because an iPad Air burst into flames.
The fire allegedly started at the charging port, set the whole iPad on fire and proceeded to fill the entire store with smoke. Read more »