Today Xiaomi announced its first tablet called Mi Pad and it’s looking like a pretty exciting piece of tech at a hard to believe price point. The slate features a 7.9″ 2048×1536 pixel display (326 ppi), which matches the one on the iPad mini 2 and is the fist to be powered by the latest gen Nvidia chipsets.
Under the hood of the tablet lives the powerful Nvidia Tegra K1 with a 2.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A15 32-bit CPU, a potent 192-core Kepler GPU and 2GB of RAM. According to a leaked benchmark score the CPU inside the Tegra K1 is more powerful than even the Krait 450 inside the Snapdragon 805. Read more »
LG has the irksome habit of announcing stuff with just a photo and virtually no specs, the same thing happened with the three new LG G Pad tablets. We have to resort to sources like AnTuTu for specifications of the LG G Pad 7.0 as if it’s a rumored, unofficial device.
So, here it goes. The 7″ screen has 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, making for 216ppi. Read more »
A new set of Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 photos has surfaced thanks to the FCC. The photos show the tablet from different angles and not just from the front and rear as the first batch we saw a few days ago.
In addition to the new photos, the FCC also provides measurements of the tablet, carrying the model name SM-T800. It measures 246.5mm wide and 176.4mm tall. Sadly, thickness isn’t specified yet, but by the looks of it, the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 is quite slim. Read more »
According to a report in 9to5Mac, Apple is about to bring split-screen multitasking to the iPad range with iOS 8. The tweak will finally allow iPad users to use two apps at the same a time.
The feature is certain to enhance the productivity credentials of Apple’s slates, especially the full-size ones such as the iPad Air and the iPad 4. Read more »
It looks like people really want to use Microsoft Office on their iPad, as the application has garnered over 27 million downloads in just 46 days.
The last 15 million downloads occurred in just over a month, making the app a roaring success. Read more »
In January this year Lenovo unveiled the ThinkPad 8, a Windows 8-powered tablet. Now it revealed the ThinkPad 10, you guessed it a 10″ version of the tablet. It has a 1,920 x 1,200 pixel resolution, a quad-core Atom processor (Bay Trail) and 64-128GB of built-in storage (plus what you put in the microSD card slot).
The ThinkPad 10 body is made of aluminum, while its face is protected by Gorilla Glass. Read more »
Samsung may be busy transitioning its tablet lineup to AMOLED screens and expanding it with new sizes, but it hasn’t completely forgotten about the devices it already has. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, which once was a premium mid-sized tablet is starting to receive its Android 4.4 KitKat update across the globe.
The Korean version was the first to get the boost, but only a few hours later the international version joined the fun with Poland the first market to receive it. Unless there are unexpected issues with the update, all Galaxy Note 8.0 units should follow suit shortly. Read more »
A report conducted by DisplaySearch states that Samsung was the largest supplier of iPad displays in the first quarter of the year. In spite of the ruthless legal battle between the two companies, Samsung Display shipped 5.2 million 9.7″ iPad display panels.
This accounts for 62% of the total shipment of such displays, which are used in the iPad Air and iPad 4. The other company that is handling the iPad’s display production is LG. Read more »
Evleaks posted a number of images of HP tablets, though it turns out some of those are already official. Still, there are at least two new tablets among the images, possibly three.
One is very characteristic – a spitting image of the HTC One (M8). It looks quite similar to the HP Slate7 VoiceTab, except the front-facing camera is positioned differently. Read more »
The Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) may no longer be Samsung’s flagship tablet, but it’s certainly one worth considering at the sweet price of $364. You can now have either the black or the white version the slate for that exact price thanks to a promotion held by US retailer Woot!.
You can even grab the 32GB version for just $35 extra or $389 in total. That’s a significant price cut compared to the retail price of the product over at other retailers such as Amazon, which lists the slate for $479 (16 GB) and $529 (32GB). Read more »
Android tablets may be slowly taking over sales in the tablet marketplace, but the iPad still reigns as king in customer satisfaction.
This is mainly due to the myriad bargain, low-quality Android tablets that are currently on the market. Hit the jump to see the official rankings, courtesy of J.D. Power. Read more »
Microsoft sent out invitations for a “small” Surface event in New York City on May 20. The Redmond giant is more than likely to take the wraps off a Surface Mini tablet.
Compact Microsoft Surface tablet has been circulating for quite some time. Read more »
More details on the previously rumored, yet to be announced Samsung tablet with AMOLED display made the rounds online. Set to launch in 8.4” and 10.5” display size, the slate will form a new family of Samsung tablets, dubbed Galaxy Tab S.
As expected, the biggest highlight in the specs of the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S family is the display. Read more »
If you’re a Brit and were thinking about picking up a Samsung Galaxy Tab pro 8.4, now may be the time to do so.When you purchase the slate, the Korean manufacturer will thank you by giving you some Play Store credit, £100 to be exact.
You can currently find the tablet for as low as £279 at brick and mortar retailers like John Lewis and Curry’s PCWorld. Read more »
IDC has confirmed that worldwide tablet sales are selling sluggishly.
There was only a 3.9% growth in sales as compared to last year, suggesting that the entire tablet market may be reaching a point of stagnation. Read more »