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 »
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 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 »
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 »
Another day another leak – an iPad Air 2 one in particular. We’re dealing with a dummy once again and it looks like we’ve seen this one already.
This time however the leaksters have been considerate enough to picture the dummy iPad Air 2 next to the current version like in that video we saw a recently. Read more »
Facebook has been pushing hard to become a top player in the messaging game. The company has recently purchased WhatsApp, took a page out of Snapchat’s book with Slingshot, and made its messenger available for Windows Phone.
Facebook has taken another step towards improving its messaging experience by making Facebook Messenger a universal application for iOS; meaning that it will function on both the iPad and iPhone similarly. Read more »
The new Samsung Galaxy Tab S has raised a lot of eyebrows (including our own) with its impressive Super AMOLED screen of 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution.
To highlight the capable display tech, which appears for the first time at this resolution, Samsung has released a new TV spot comparing it to one of its regular LCD screens. Read more »
Microsoft Office for iPad was a raging success, blowing away download records. It seemed that there were plenty of people who wanted the full office suite available on their iPad, but Android tablet owners don’t get to join in on the fun.
Well it looks like they won’t be left out in the cold for much longer as Microsoft is allegedly hard at work preparing for the release of Office for Android. Read more »
HTC hasn’t had that much success in the tablet space, but that might change with the rumored upcoming slate from the Taiwanese manufacturer, the Volantis.
Update: It turns out that the image was a hoax. Move along people – nothing to see here. Read more »
NVIDIA is working on a SHIELD Tablet, believe it or not. This has been confirmed by the fact that the device just got certified by the Global Certification Forum (GCF).
The SHIELD Tablet could be the next evolution of the SHIELD handheld gaming console that got official last year. Read more »
Windows 8 has come under a lot of fire for not being desktop computer friendly. Sure the tile approach may work for tablets, but the experience just doesn’t translate well to a mouse and keyboard set-up. Users made their discontent be known: they wanted their desktop experience back.
But what if there was a way to have the same operating system, that would recognize which platform it was installed on, and adapt to it accordingly? That’s what Windows 9 will purportedly be offering. Read more »
Nividia spokesperson has confirmed to Fudzilla that the company’s Tegra Note 7 tablet unveiled back in February is definitely going to receive an update to Android L.
The Tegra Note 7 is powered by the Tegra 4 chipset and came with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box. Currently, the tablet is updated to Android 4.4.2 KitKat, but no exact date has been provided as to when the update to L might come. Read more »
Before kids were whipping out tablets in the classroom, they were compiling all of their notes in swanky-looking Trapper Keepers.
Well if you’re feeling nostalgic for the days of lugging one of these bad boys through your high school hallway, then you’re in luck. Kensington has teamed up with Mead and Pee Chee to create a line of Trapper Keeper tablet covers. Read more »
So Tegra Note 7 devices already had their Android 4.4.2 updates primed and ready to go from NVIDIA about four months ago, and just now the HP Slate 7 Extreme received the update.
Despite being nearly identical to other Tegra Note 7 tablets, (like the EVGA Tegra Note 7, for example), 4.4.2 has just now been made available for HP’s tablet. Read more »
It might be an American holiday, but on July 4th, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S will hit the UK.
We’ve got a rundown of the Galaxy Tab S’ specs, and it looks like the Korean tech giant is gunning hard to take on the iPad. Read more »