The budget nature of the Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue calls for much corner cutting but when it comes to the battery backup, the Chinese have done pretty well. The 7 incher is packing a potent 4100mAh Li-Po battery that promises to go great distances.
However, the Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue packs a rather outdated quad-core Cortex-A9 CPU, which isn’t exactly known for its power-efficiency. We were quite interested to find out how those two balance out. Read more »
The new Nexus 7 is easily one of the best Android tablets available on the market today and most would say that it is, in fact, the best Android tablet available on the market today. However, so far it has been available officially only in the US and Canada, but that changes today.
Starting today, those who live in UK, Germany, France, Spain, and Japan will also be available to head over to their Play Store and purchase the new Nexus 7 directly from Google. Read more »
We saw the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids in a leaked press material just yesterday and we even found the slate’s manual on Samsung’s official website. So, it’s no surprise Samsung outs the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids today.
There are basically no new details – the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids has the same specs as the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 but comes with highly customized user interface for kids plus lots of pre-installed age appropriate software and games. Read more »
LG has just released a video teaser of its upcoming tablet called G Pad 8.3. The teaser is called “Just Right For You” and promises to bring you a slate that’ll be best suited to your needs.
The teaser’s description is even bolder saying we should “prepare to be amazed”. Read more »
Samsung seems to be preparing a Kids edition of its Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 slate. The tablet is called Galaxy Tab 3 Kids and will launch this September.
The specs of the customized Tab 3 Kids are identical to those of its vanilla sibling – it comes with a 7″ TFT display with a resolution of 1024×600 pixels, runs on a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and features a 3MP camera, 1GB of RAM and 8GB expandable storage. Read more »
The specifications of the next-gen Asus FonePad HD 7, MeMo Pad HD 8 and MeMo Pad HD 10 have surfaced. According to them, the FonePad HD 7 will be an upgrade to the current version of the FonePad and the upcoming tablet is codenamed ME372CG.
As its name suggests, Asus FonePad HD 7 will sport a 7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The slate will be powered by a 1.6 GHz dual-core Intel Atom processor and pack PowerVR GPU clocked at 400MHz. Read more »
The Ubuntu Edge jumped past the $10 million mark today and as of the time of writing has gathered $10,386,000 in its (doomed) crowd-sourced funding campaign.
The first couple of days of Canonical’s Ubuntu Edge crowd-funded campaign went pretty well. The company raised a bit over $2 million in the first 24 hours, but since then, the whole project has slowed down too much for it to become successful. Read more »
An Amazon tablet has been spotted in a GFX Bench database. The entry reveals the specifications of what will be the second-generation Kindle Fire HD 8.9 tablet.
The unnamed Amazon tablet with codename Apollo will sport a 2560 x 1600 resolution display and the upcoming slate will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset with Adreno 330 GPU. Read more »
A Nokia Windows RT tablet has been spotted in the wild. The device has the familiar Verizon and 4G LTE logos on the back and the red color to go with the branding. The tablet will also be available on AT&T at launch.
In terms of specifications, the Nokia tablet is said to have a 10.1-inch display, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and obvious LTE support. Read more »
Samsung and Sony have dominated this year’s prestigious European Imaging and Sound Association awards getting five winners each. It was HTC that won in the arguably most important category, though – Advanced smartphone. The EISA awards recognize the best equipment across a range of technology categories and the winners are picked based on the judgement from 50 specialized magazines, which are based across 20 countries in Europe.
Samsung has managed to bag the Smart TV, Photo Innovation, Compact System Camera, Social Media Phone and Green Phone awards. Sony on the other hand grabbed TV, Advanced camera , Compact camera, HT Receiver and Tablet awards. Read more »
Lenovo has recently became the fourth largest smartphone manufacturer in the world with a 4.7% market share, just 0.3% less than LG in third. Lenovo’s success doesn’t end with its newly earned fourth place though.
According to the latest earnings report the Chinese company has sold more phones and tablets than personal computers for the first time in its history. If you think the achievement is not that impressive, you should note the fact Lenovo is currently world’s biggest PC manufacturer with 12+ million PCs shipped globally in the last quarter alone. Read more »
The latest report from independent analyst company Canalys indicates that some 30% of the top 50 tablet apps found on iOS do not have an Android equivalent in the Google Play Store.
A further 18% were not optimized for tablet use, offering smartphone interfaces blown up to tablet screen size. Read more »
Intel is making big promises with its next-generation Atom chips from the Bay Trail platform like $200 Windows 8 tablets. So, the “Samsung with Bay Trail SoC” that appeared in some shipping manifests is a cause for some excitement.
Bay Trail chips will be built on a 22nm process, hit 2.1GHz and along with the CPU core redesign, the chips will use Intel’s own GPU architecture from Ivy Bridge. Read more »
After recently having being diagnosed with GPS connectivity issues, owners of the new Nexus 7 tablet are now complaining about the erratic performance of multi-touch functionality on the display.
According to reports, the display often registers phantom touches on the screen when you try to use more than one finger. This is most easily observed while typing as the device presses wrong keys on the keyboard. Read more »
Being an early adopter is not all fun and games. Although you get to use the latest and greatest technology before everybody else, you are also often the first one to face issues that someone who may buy later won’t have to deal with.
A similar situation has arisen for the owners of the new Nexus 7 tablet, which despite its excellent specs and price, isn’t free from glitches. According to the users, the tablet is facing GPS connectivity issues, where often loses connection to the satellite after a few minutes and fails to get a lock on afterwards. Read more »