Archive for the Android Tablet Category

Lava Xtrom Mega dual-SIM Android tablet announced

February 17, 2015 by Tom in Android Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

It's got a pretty grand name, the Lava Xtrom Mega. Sadly its specs are less exciting. Hailing from India, this newly announced tablet has a 10.1-inch display at 1,280 x 800 pixels and runs on a quad-core ATM7029B processor clocked at 1.3GHz. The black tablet also comes with 1GB of RAM and 16GB storage, which is expandable to 32GB via microSD. Representative of its region's needs, it has dual-SIM support, as well as WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 support. The cameras aren't much to shout about, they're a bog-standard 2MP rear shooter and a 0.3MP front-facer. It runs Android 4.2 JellyBean, comes with a 6,000mAh battery and price is TBA. Via tablet-news  

Pipo to bring out dual boot Windows and Android Intel Core M tablet

February 12, 2015 by Tom in Android Tablet, Tablet, Windows Tablet with No Comments.

The next Pipo tablet to utilize an Intel Core M processor will be a dual boot Windows and Android tablet. It has a 10.1-inch display and runs on the M-5Y10C chip. It comes with an impressive 4GB DDR3 RAM and supports USB 3.0 and SD card expansion. The only thing to look out for here is as it's a large tablet, the Windows side of it might just be the trial, which will need to be activated at cost after 30 days. Windows aside, with its specs it could just serve as a solid Android slate. It's expected to be out for around $399. Via liliputing

64-bit Allwinner A64 processor for budget 4K video Android tablets

February 11, 2015 by Tom in Android Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

Chinese chip manufacturer Allwinner wants to bring down the cost of running high quality videos with its new Allwinner A64 S0C processor. Touted as a cost-effective solution to 4K video and faster processing, the A64 sports four Cortex A53 CPU cores and supports H.265/H.64 video decoding, as well as 4K video output via HDMI. These chips will be available to device manufacturers at the low cost of $5, which could usher in a new generation of high powered affordable devices running Android 5.0. Via gizchina

Budget Aigo X86 Android tablet runs on Intel and boasts Retina Display

February 10, 2015 by Tom in Android Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

Chinese firm Aigo has announced the X86 Android tablet, a budget model with better-than-budget specs. The X86 Android tablet runs on an Intel Bay Trail quad-core processor and comes with 2GB of DDR3 RAM. It runs MIUI based on Android 4.4.4 an has a 7.85-inch display with a great resolution of 2048 x 1536. It has a 5MP rear camera, a 2MP front-facer, 16GB memory and packs a 4300mAh battery. The X86 launches in China at 999 yuan (US $159). Via gizchina

NVIDIA Shield adopts Tegra X1 processor for second generation

February 10, 2015 by Tom in Android Tablet, NVIDIA, Tablet with No Comments.

The first NVIDIA Shield tablet turned heads within both the gaming and general tablet community thanks to its powerful 2.2GHz Tegra K1 chip. Now it has announced the second generation of this acclaimed device will pack an even more powerful Tegra X1 chip, which is said to be 40% more powerful than its predecessor. It is expected to up the stakes in terms of memory, with rumours hinting at 3GB or 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage. Lots more speculation has been offered but we'll report once it becomes fact. Via tablet-news

ASUS MeMo Pad 7 Android tablet goes pink for 2015

February 6, 2015 by Tom in Android Tablet, Asus, Tablet with No Comments.

The ASUS MeMo Pad 7 ME572CL Android tablet has added fresh pink model to its already exotic colour range of tablets, which include champagne, burgundy red and gentle black. The MeMo Pad 7 has a 7-inch Full HD IPS LCD display at 1,920 x 1,080 pixels and runs on a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3560 processor clocked at 1.86GHz. It supports 4G LTE connectivity via the Intel XMM7160 LTE modem, and comes with 1GB of RAM and 16GB storage. It also works with Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and runs the ZenUI Android skin. This model will be out in Japan on 13 February. Via tablet-news  

Nokia N1 tablet sells out completely in China for fourth time

February 5, 2015 by Tom in Android Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

The Android 5.0 Lollipop Nokia N1 tablet has completely sold out again in China. For the fourth time it has been snapped up in a matter of minutes. The first release of 20,000 devices sold out in four minutes and the second wave of 32,000 was gone in under eight minutes. The Nokia N1 has a 7.9-inch display at 2,048 x 1,536 pixels and runs on a 64-bit quad-core Intel Z3580 processor. It also has 2GB of RAM and 32GB storage, expandable via the microUSB Type-C reversible port. The N1 will next be on sale in February 26 for $256. Via tablet-news

Rumour mill: Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 might get 64-bit Snapdragon action

February 2, 2015 by Tom in Android Tablet, Samsung, Tablet with No Comments.

Potential upgrades to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.0 range have set the rumour mill rolling with news that the upgrade to the Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 and Tab 4 8.0 will include a 64-bit Snapdragon 410 processor. Also expected is that the Tab 4 7.0 will have a Marvell Armada Mobile PXA1908 chipset, over the quad-core Cortex-A53 processor. The Tab 4 7.0 is likely to go under the model number SM-T239 but street name Galaxy Tab 4 Lite 7.0 LTE. It should launch with Android 4.4 KitKat installed. Price and availability TBA, possibly at Mobile World Congress. Via pocket-lint

Chinese YouTube Tudou launches 15.6-inch Android tablet

February 2, 2015 by Tom in Android Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

The Chinese equivalent of YouTube, Tudou, has launched a large 15.6-inch tablet that will be available at a discounted rate for Tudou subscribers. The tablet is dedicated to video playback and runs on a Rockchip RK3188 processor and comes with 1GB of RAM and 8GB storage. It has a 15.6-inch, 1366 x 768 Philips display and will cost 799 yuan (US $128) for Tudou club membersĀ  or 999 yuan (US $160) standalone, or finally 1279 yuan (US $207) with a subscription thrown in. It supports WiFi and OTG for keyboard and mouse functionality. The Android OS is a heavily modified version and it's available to preorder in China through Suning. Via gizchina

Ultra-bright and super touch RuggON Rextorm 10.1-inch tablet

January 30, 2015 by Tom in Android Tablet, Tablet, Windows Tablet with No Comments.

RuggON has announced three versions of the RuggON Rextorm 10.1-inch tablet. None of them are scared of getting bashed about and each sports an ultra bright readable display for outdoor action. The Rextorm has a Gorilla Glass display and apparently meets military standards for shock and vibration protection. It's as bombproof as a horse. The tablet runs on options of an Intel Core i5 Haswell or Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, and has the choice of 4GB or 8GB DDR3 RAM and 120 or 240GB SSD storage. The ultra bright display is down to the 1000 nits, which each model - PX-501, PM-521 and PA-501 - offers. They also have a hot swap dual battery and the P-521 has the option of Windows 7 or Windows 8 Pro. Android versions are also available. They have LTE connectivity, microHDMI

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