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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 overheating results in back cover damage

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 rocks a potent Exynos chipset with an octa-core CPU in a great looking 6.6mm thick shell. However, several early adopters have noticed that the tablet is overheating when put through its paces and this leads to unwanted consequences.

The back of the tablet is deforming because of the excessive heat and in the photo above you can see the back panel has noticeable defects. Read more »

Asus Transformer TF701T receives Android 4.4.2 KitKat update

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Asus is currently pushing an update for the Transformer TF701T tablet to Android 4.4.2. The OTA update takes the tablet from Android 4.3 Jelly Bean to a more recent version of KitKat, but the company isn’t bragging about it as there’s no official information on exactly what the update changes.

Nevertheless, our tipster who has received the update in Spain, says that there’s now a Powered by Android logo added to the boot animation. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 now available on AT&T

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AT&T is now offering the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 on its network and the tablet can be purchased online. The carrier will start selling the slate in its brick and mortar stores from July 25.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 can be yours for $18.50 a month with $0 down and no annual service contract or $269.99 with a two year agreement. Read more »

Save 80 pounds on Kindle Fire HDX until July 16th

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Thinking about picking up a Kindle Fire HDX? Then you’re in luck.

Amazon is selling the tablet at an £80 discount for both the 32GB and 64GB versions of the device. Read more »

Free group video calls now possible on Skype for Windows tablets

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Skype has announced a new update today, and this one enables you to do free group video calls if you use a Windows tablet or a “2 in 1 device” (which presumably refers to convertible laptops).

You have to be running Windows 8.1 on your device, though, as Windows 8 isn’t supported. If you do qualify, however, using this feature seems to be very straightforward. Read more »

An LG Nexus tablet pops up in an import manifest

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According to manifest documents from Indian imports tracker Zauba, somebody has brought a prototype LG Nexus tablet into the country. It sounds pretty reasonable to guess that this may as well be the Nexus 8 we saw mentioned earlier this month in a similar manifest.

Of course, it may as well be a 10-inch slate as it’s been a while since Google released theirs. Interestingly, the last two compact Nexus tablets were made by Asus and both received stellar reviews so it would be surprising to see Google move production to LG. Read more »

Samsung releases new Galaxy Tab S ads, taunts the iPad

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Samsung has published two new videos advertising the recently released Galaxy Tab S flagship slates. The first one demonstrates the Tab S multi-tasking capabilities and compares them to…an iPad, of course.

The second video focuses on the Super AMOLED’s great contrast against an unnamed Android slate. Read more »

LG G Pad 7.0 and G Pad 10.1 already up for grabs in the US

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LG has announced that two of the three tablets that make up its mid-range roster have gone on sale in the US today. They are the G Pad 7.0 and the G Pad 10.1.

Intriguingly, there was no mention of the G Pad 8.0 in LG’s press release, which may mean that particular model won’t officially be headed to the US. Or it could simply come later. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet lands at Verizon on July 17

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Verizon has just announced that it’s going to be exclusively selling the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet starting on July 17. It will go up for pre-order tomorrow.

If you want to get the five-month old tablet from the carrier, you’ll need to shell out $499.99 and sign a two-year contract as you’d expect. Read more »

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 to get a connectivity fix on July 16

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Microsoft’s latest Surface Pro 3 slate has been plagued by some serious Wi-Fi connectivity issues since its release a few weeks ago. The early adopters hoped Microsoft will resolve their issues with an upcoming update, and as it turns out they’ll only have to wait a few more days.

There is already an update rolling out for the Surface Pro 3 focusing on “Wireless network controller and Bluetooth”, but unfortunately it doesn’t fix the Wi-Fi connectivity problems. Read more »

Everyone in Germany who buys a Galaxy S5 in July gets a Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 for free

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Samsung is holding a very attractive promotion for everyone that has bought a Galaxy S5 in the month of July by giving a free Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Wi-FI edition tablet. The promo is available exclusively for Germany.

The new Galaxy S5 owners in Germany can redeem their free Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 tablet until August 10. Read more »

Mobile device shipments to exceed 2.4 billion in 2014 – tablets almost reach PCs

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This year will see another big rise among smart devices shipped to retailers and sold to customers – by its end more than 2.43 billion units will have left the manufacturing facilities which compares nicely to to 2013′s 2.34 billion.

The numbers come from Gartner which breaks them down by traditional PCs, ultrabooks and premium laptops, tablets and mobile phones. Interestingly the PC market will account for 308 million devices with tablets closing in at 256 million. Gartner’s projection for 2015 is that tablets will overtake PCs with roughly 4 million more shipments. Read more »

Amazon.com drops 10″ Asus VivoTab RT TF600T tablet to just $175

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The Asus VivoTab RT TF600T is getting on two years old now and Amazon is clearing out its stock by slashing the original price to just $175. The Windows RT platform is drying up on the vine, but getting a 10.1″ tablet under $200 is still a pretty good deal.

Before non-US readers get excited I should clarify that the price cut is only available on Amazon.com. Read more »

LG starts rolling out G Pad 10.1 in global markets

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LG unveiled a trio of new G Pad tablets – G Pad 7.0, G Pad 8.0 and G Pad 10.1. The slates were showcased at the MedPi 2014 trade show in Monaco earlier this year, but there was no word on the availability of these devices.

Today, LG has announced the global launch of G Pad 10.1. The company’s largest tablet will be up for grabs in United States followed by other markets in Europe, Asia and Latin America later this month. The pricing hasn’t been detailed as they are said to vary from each market. Read more »

Nexus 8 tablet prototype spotted entering India

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A new Nexus tablet has long been rumored to come this year, and now a couple of prototypes have entered India for testing purposes.

This information comes from an Indian website that tracks imports to the country, but unfortunately the Nexus 8 listing doesn’t give us an idea about which company is making it. Read more »