Archive for the Android Tablet Category

Acer teases surprise mystery Android Predator gaming tablet

April 25, 2015 by Tom in Acer, Android Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

Acer has made its first move in its attempt to get a slice of the dedicated gaming tablet market. A mysterious new Predator Android tablet is an angular 8-inch tablet that features four front-facing speakers. So far that's all we know. With no announcement on specs, the NVIDIA Shield needn't be quaking in its boots just yet. [gallery link="file"] Via tablet-news

Dual-OS Windows / Android Chuwi Vi10 tablet announced

April 23, 2015 by Tom in Android Tablet, Chuwi, Other Tablet, Tablet, Windows Tablet with No Comments.

By the end of the month Chuwi is set to release the Chuwi Vi10 tablet - an Intel-powered dual-OS Windows and Android tablet with a 10.6-inch display. The tablet will ship with Windows 8.1 and Google Android 4.4, with an Android 5.0 lollipop update to swiftly follow. It runs on an Intel Atom Z3736F processor and comes with 2GB RAM and 32GB storage, expandable by a further 128GB via microSD> Also onboard is an HDMI port, micro USB port and an 8,000mAh battery. Two purchase options will be available: the standalone tablet at 799 yuan (US $129) or 899 yuan ($145) with a leather keyboard case. Via liliputing

Dark Side: Xiaomi Mi Note Black Edition released

April 18, 2015 by Tom in Android Phone, Android Tablet, Phone, Tablet with No Comments.

The Black Edition of the popular Xiaomi Mi Note has been released in China. This is the latest variant edition of the Mi Note is a limited edition and will cost $400. Fans of Mandopop might be keen to learn that it also comes bundled with Jason Zhang's latest album onboard. The Black Edition is limited to 30,000 units, the specs remain the same as the standard Mi Note. Via ubergizmo

Asus Padfone S Plus smartphone and tablet combo unveiled

April 8, 2015 by Tom in Android Phone, Android Tablet, Asus, Phone, Tablet with No Comments.

Asus has unveiled its latest Padfone, their phone and tablet dock combo device. The Padfone S Plus ups the stats from previous incarnations and will launch first in Malaysia this week. The Padfone S phone will cost around $300 and the tablet dock is sold as an optional extra. The phone sports a 5-inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display and runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. It comes with 3GB of RAM, 64GB storage (with microSD expansion), a 13MP rear camera with 4K video support. There's also WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, QI wireless charging and a 2300 mAh battery. The tablet costs and extra $165 and has an 8.9-inch display and 4,990mAh battery. Via liliputing

GamePad Digital Q9 nice price Android gaming tablet

April 8, 2015 by Tom in Android Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

The NVIDIA Shield is the undisputed Android gaming tablet champion but there are lots of other options available at a much more appealing price. New out is the GamePad Digital Q9 tablet, which has a 7-inch display flanked in gamepad controls. This Q9 runs on a Rockchip RK3288 ARM Cortex-A17 quad-core processor with a Mali-T764 GPU. It comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage. It has HDMI output but the IPS display is just 1024 x 600-pixels. On the flipside it's only $120. Via liliputing

Xiaomi Mi Pad price drop might mean impending Mi Pad 2

April 7, 2015 by Tom in Android Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

The Xiaomi Mi Pad has been out for almost a year and as we know in slate lifecycles, that's more than enough time past for a device to step aside for its younger, better and brighter sibling. Original Mi Pads have gone down in price in China, fueling speculation that the Mi Pad 2 will be with us very soon. The website is also currently down for a facelift. The Retina-display Mi Pad runs on the powerful Tegra K1 chip and is reasonably prices, so the Mi Pad 2 is worth looking out for. Rumours suggest it will have curved glass, LTE and will this time run on a Snapdragon CPU. Via tablet-news

PiPo updates W4 tablet: dual boot, double the RAM and four times the storage

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

The PiPo Work W4 budget Windows tablet was released last year. Now PiPo has overhauled its specs and has doubled the RAM and quadrupled the storage, while the size and processor remain the same. It is now also billed as a dual boot system that runs both Android and Windows OS. The updated PiPo W4 is an 8-inch tablet that runs on an Intel Atom 64 bit Z3735F processor. This time around it comes with 2GB of RAM and 64GB eMMC storage, a significant leap from the previous model's 16GB. The screen resolution isn't much to write home about at 1280 x 800 and the battery is 4500mAh. With the new features comes a higher price, this W4 will cost 699 yuan (US $110), while the old basic version cost $80. Via imp3  

New 8.9-inch, 16MP cam Android HTC tablet expected May 2015

March 30, 2015 by Tom in Android Tablet, HTC, Tablet with No Comments.

Spec speculation on the next HTC branded tablet have begun and if rumours are to be believed it'll be an 8.9-incher with a 1530 x 2048-pixel display, which sits it in the same stead as the Nexus 9. It's expected to run on a 2.2GHz Allwinner H8 processor with a PowerVR SGX544 GPU. It's also expected to come with 2GB of RAM, 16GB and 32GB storage options and Android 5.0. A 16MP main camera and 8MP front-facer should be onboard and it'll have a 6,700mAh battery. There's also talk of a front-facing stereo BoomSound speaker system. ETA is May 2015. Via ubergizmo

Keep it secret, keep it safe, with Secusmart SecuTABLET Android tablet

March 17, 2015 by Tom in Android Tablet, Blackberry, Samsung, Tablet with No Comments.

Secusmart, a subsidiary of BlackBerry, has announced the SecuTABLET Android tablet, which is essentially a Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 with beefed up security. It'll cost $2,400, which is five times the price of a regular tablet so it should be five times as secure. The tablet will be fully unveiled at the CeBIT trade show in Germany but it's known so far that the tablet supports the BlackBerry 10 portfolio and SecuSUITE infrastructure for secure voice and data communications. It also adds a layer of security for apps such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, as well as encryption services for data, networks and software interactions. It'll feature a 10.5-inch, 2560 x 1600-pixel AMOLED display, 3GB of RAM, 16GB storage and microSD expansion. Via liliputing

ASUS MeMO Pad 7 Android tablet with 11.5 hour battery life imminent

March 12, 2015 by Tom in Android Tablet, Asus, Tablet with No Comments.

The  new ASUS MeMO Pad 7 ME171C will launch in Japan on March 13. The 280g, 7-inch Android tablet promises a massive 11.5 hours continuous life thanks to the low-power Atom Z2520 processor. The tablet has 1GB of RAM and 16GB eMMC storage. It supports WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and sports GPS capabilities and an accelerometer. In the camera department it has a 5MP rear camera and a 2MP front-facer. There's also microUSB and microSD/microSDXC ports and it sports ZenUI. It'll be available in black, gold and red for ¥17,800 (US $148). Via akihabaranews

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