A Bluetooth SIG listing that popped up today suggests that HP is planning on releasing its own phablet: the HP Slate 6 Voice Tab. Deemed a “voice tablet”, and with a screen measuring 6 inches, it’s safe to assume that HP is trying to get into the gigantic smartphone game.
The speculation becomes more interesting coupled with stories of HP purportedly working to distribute two tablets, 7 and 6 inches respectively, in developing markets for under $250 each. If HP does indeed sell a 6-inch Android phablet for under $250 SIM-free, it could certainly perk up some ears in the smartphone world. Read more »
Late last year we heard about Audi and Google’s partnership to provide an in-car infotainment system powered by Android.
Google has since unveiled its Open Automotive Alliance, and their new partnership with Audi has resulted in a specially designed tablet optimized for in-car use, but also can be taken outside the car as a fully-functioning standalone device. Read more »
XOLO is playing Pokemon with chipset provides, doing all it can to catch them all. The latest addition is AMD. The XOLO Win is a 10.1″ tablet running Windows 8, powered by an AMD APU that uses the same CPU core as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (Jaguar).
XOLO aims the tablet at youths and working professionals. Read more »
The last device Asus announced on CES at Las Vegas was the innovative Asus Transformer Book Duet. It’s a dual-boot slate with a detachable keyboard dock that looks a bit like MacBook Air and can run both Android 4.2 and Windows 8.1 in both tablet and laptop modes.
The slate is based on Intel i3/i5/i7 with the latest Intel’s dual OS platform that allows running Android and Windows on a single device and supports switching instantaneously between them via a single button. Asus rates the switching time to 4s and it appears about right when trying it for real. Read more »
Micromax outed its new Canvas Laptab at CES 2014 and got a chance to take it out for a spin. The device is a part of a new trend of devices that’s able to dual-boot both Android 4.2.2 and Windows 8.1, and seamlessly switch between them.
It’s all thanks to Intel’s new “dual OS platform” technology that allows you to run both OSs on a single device, and we already saw it in action on the Asus Transformer Book Duet. Read more »
Intel’s keynote at the on-going Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas saw the announcement of a new technology, which the company calls ‘dual OS platform’. The newest innovation from the semi-conductor company allows you to run two of the most popular operating systems, Android and Windows, on a single device.
With Intel’s newest technology on board, you can switch from Android to Windows OS almost instantly by just pushing a button. Read more »
ASUS has announced a new 8-inch Windows 8 tablet, the VivoTab Note 8 today at CES. It comes with a special Wacom stylus, a 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display, 2GB RAM, a 5MP primary camera, and an HD front camera.
The real star of the show, asserts ASUS, is the Wacom stylus. It can purportedly deal with 1,000 pressure levels, making this a potentially enticing device for artists and users who are looking for a more true-to-life longhand writing experience. In the Windows tablet landscape, there really isn’t anything else like it, so it makes sense for ASUS to push the Wacom stylus’ technology. Read more »
Mozilla’s Firefox OS developer program for tablets was just announced today. The company pledges to distribute both hardware and other support to developers dedicated to growing the tablet operating system.
Mozilla hopes to flesh out its OS in the same fashion that its ground-breaking web browser was developed: through a communal effort. Mozilla plans on beginning the development program soon after CES comes to a close and it hopes to have a working and ready tablet OS build this year. Read more »
Asus has unveiled a new convertible device that’s set to dual boot between Android and Windows. More impressively the device can switch between them seamlessly in as little as 4 seconds.
Powered by 4th-generation Intel processors, the Transformer Book Duet has the standard folding form factor of ultrabooks, but also features the removable 13.3-inch screen that Asus is famous for. Read more »
Lenovo brought out more convertible laptops than just the refreshed Yoga lineup – the Miix 2 line got 10″ and 11″ models and for those who prefer bigger laptops, Lenovo brought the Flex 14D and 15D.
The Miix lineup consists of detachable laptop/tablet hybrids, while the screens on the Flex lineup can do a swivel motion of up to 300 degrees. Read more »
Micromax, the Indian smartphone manufacturer, has announced its first dual-boot Android and Windows tablet dubbed LapTab at CES in Las Vegas.
Micromax’s LapTab runs both Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS and Windows 8 OS and offers flexibility to all its consumers who are looking to adopt a machine with two of the most popular operating systems. Read more »
Lenovo has announced a new 8-inch, Windows 8.1 tablet called the ThinkPad 8. The device is meant to compete with the iPad mini and is targeted at professional users.
The ThinkPad 8 has an 8-inch, 1920×1200 resolution display, although Lenovo does not bundle a stylus with this device. On the back the tablet uses an aluminum body and supports flip cover similar to the iPad’s Smart Cover that magnetically snaps on to the side. Read more »
Acer has officially announced the Iconia A1-830 and B1-720 tablets. The latest additions will be showcased at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that kicks off on January 7.
The Acer Iconia A1-830 sports a 7.9-inch LED-backlit IPS display with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. The 4:3 screen can be viewed at angles of up to 178 degrees. With 1GB of RAM, the tablet is powered by a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z2560 processor, which also comes with the Hyper-Threading technology. Read more »
Polaroid has officially unveiled its Q-series of Android slates that contain three budget offerings. The Polaroid Q7 is a 7-inch slate, while Q8 and Q10 are 8-inch and 10.1-in respectively.
All the three tablets from Polaroid are powered by the latest Android operating system, the 4.4 KitKat. Read more »
Microsoft has started shipping slightly faster version of the Surface Pro 2 last month without any official announcement. The change was noticed by some customers who purchased the device recently.
How big is the change? Not much, it seems. The base model that shipped with an Intel Core i5-4200U clocked at 1.6GHz is now clocked at 1.9GHz. The more expensive 4300U model also gets an unspecified amount of clock speed boost along with Intel’s Trusted Execution Technology. Read more »