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Samsung’s JK Shin confirms Galaxy Note 8.0

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Samsung head of Mobile Communications JK Shin recently confirmed the release of an 8 inch model of their popular Note lineup of devices.

If this is the same model which we reported on earlier, it will most likely be a direct competitor to the Apple iPad mini. Read more »

New Samsung ad tells you to take your Note to the office

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While Samsung didn’t announce much in terms of mobile devices during its CES press conference, one term that was thrown around a lot was BYOD.

Bring Your Own Device refers to a growing trend among enterprise users of bringing multi-function mobile devices to work, and Samsung wants to be a major part of it going forward. Read more »

Sony announces 10-inch Xperia Tablet Z for the Japanese market

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Sony has announced a brand new Android-based tablet in Japan, called the Xperia Tablet Z. This new tablet is 6.9mm thick and weighs 495g, which makes it the thinnest and lightest 10-inch Android tablet on the market and even thinner than smaller tablets such as the iPad mini.

On the front the Tablet Z has a 10.1-inch, 1920 x 1200 resolution ‘Reality Display’ powered by Mobile Bravia Engine 2. The design language of the tablet is similar to the recent Sony Xperia handsets, such as the Xperia Z. Also, just like the Xperia Z, the Xperia Tablet Z happens to be dust and water resistant. Read more »

US Galaxy Note 10.1 gets Android Jelly Bean and Premium Suite upgrade

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The US owners of the Galaxy Note 10.1 are in for a treat today – the tablet is about to join in on the Jelly Bean fun its European cousin has been having for a while now.

The Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy Note 10.1 also comes with the Premium Suite Upgrade, which means it’s not a mere update of the operating system but it also delivers a pack of new features to the tablet owners. The new stuff should provide improved performance, enhanced S Pen Functionality and fully resizable apps. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 confirmed, benchmarks results leak as well

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The arrival of the upcoming stylus-enabled Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet has been confirmed, and is set to rival the iPad mini in terms of size and specifications. The info comes courtesy of the usually very reliable Sammobile and its undisclosed internal sources.

While Samsung has many offerings in the 7-8″ tablet range, this will be the first Note device to fall within the mini-tablet category, and is set to run Android 4.2 out of box. Read more »

Sony rumored to work on the Xperia Tablet Z, purported specs leak UPDATED

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Rumors are suggesting that Sony is working on a replacement for the not-so-successful Xperia Tablet S that it going to be called Xperia Tablet Z with a codename C690X Pollux.

The Tablet Z would be the second addition to the Xperia Tablet line-up and is expected to make an appearance at the MWC 2013 in Barcelona. Read more »

Nibbio Full-HD runs Android 4.0 and Ubuntu 12.04 in FullHD glory

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Coming from Italy, courtesy of DaVinci Mobile Technology, is the Nibbio (meaning Kite) Full-HD, which can run Android ICS 4.0 and Ubuntu 12.04 for €373.

The Nibbio Full-HD has a WUXGA (1920 x 1200 pixels) screen, a quad-core Exynos 4412 chipset complete with 2 gigs of RAM (making it Note II-worthy), 32 GB of internal storage and two cameras on each side (2 MP on the back and a VGA front-facing one). Read more »

Apple launches cellular versions of iPad mini and iPad with Retina display in China

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Apple today announced that they have started selling the Wi-Fi + Cellular versions of the iPad mini and the iPad with Retina display in China.

The Wi-Fi models of both devices have been available since last month but the cellular versions have only just been released. The new models will be on sale starting Friday, January 18. Read more »

ASUS announces 7-inch MeMo Pad Android tablet for $149

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ASUS has announced a the new MeMo Pad, which is their new 7-inch low cost Android tablet and will be going on sale in the US for just $149 for the base model.

For that money, you get a tablet with a 7-inch, 1024 x 600 resolution display, VIA WM8950 SoC with 1GHz Cortex A9 CPU and Mali-400 GPU, 1GB of RAM and 8/16GB internal memory with microSD card slot. Read more »

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update starts rolling out to Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and 7.0 in the US

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After pushing the update to the European version of the Galaxy Tab 2, Samsung has now begun rolling out the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the US version as well.

According to Android Police, both the 10.1-inch as well as the 7.0-inch models are now receiving the 4.1.1 update, over the air as well as through the Samsung Kies application. Read more »

Archos introduces Titanium 70, 80, 97 and 101 extremely affordable Android 4.1 tablets

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Archos is well known for offering affordable tablets but for the first time ever the manufacturer comes out with so good-looking ones.

Over at the now fading away CES 2013 show the France-based company showed off the Titanium line of tablets (70, 80, 101 and 97) – all running Android 4.1, all using IPS screens with dual-core processors and quad-core graphics (that’s 1080p capable), all having sleek aluminum design and all costing under $250. Read more »

We run our hands all over the durable Panasonic Toughpad JT-B1 Android tablet

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Panasonic is all business and no play at CES this year. The company made a splash with a Windows 8 Pro slate and an ICS-powered 7″ tablet that goes by the name Toughbook JT-B1.

Being mobile-loving as we are we decided to have a closer look at the JT-B1 and we’ve got the hands-on below. Read more »

Panasonic showcases Windows 8 Toughpad FZ-G1 and Android JT-B1 rugged tablets

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Tablets are once again making headlines at CES with Panasonic being the latest to show off new offerings.

The company unveiled the Windows 8 Pro-running Toughpad FZ-G1 with the Android 4.0 ICS JT-B1. Both are extra durable and coming later this year. Read more »

Archos 97 Platinum hands-on: Getting the 9.7″ Retina treatment on a budget

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There are quite a lot of tablets here at CES 2013, but probably very few of them will catch the consumer’s attention as much as the Archos 97 Platinum.

Built around a 9.7″ IPS display pushing an iPadeqsue resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels (264 PPI), the Archos 97 Platinum packs a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM that help the slate run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean very decently. Read more »

Polaroid unveils 7″ and 10″ Android 4.1 tablets on a budget

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Polaroid, better known for its photography and eyewear products, wants to play a part in the tablet game as well.

The company unveiled two tablets over at the CES 2013 floor – the 10″ M10 and 7″ M7, both running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and featuring expandable storage and below-$250 price tags. Read more »