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VIA toughens up with rugged Viega Android tablet

July 23, 2014 by Tom in Android Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

The next tablet from chip maker VIA is the rough'n'ready rugged 10.1-inch VIA Viega - an IP65 certified water- and dust-proof tablet made for the outdoor life or the factory floor. The vibration protection promises to keep it working after drops from six feet up and the shatter-resistant glass seals the deal. So, what are you protecting? A pretty standard tablet that runs on a 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core processor with Mali-400 GPU, 1GB of RAM, 16GB storage, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The 10.1-inch display is 1280 x 800 pixels, it has 2 micro USB ports, micro HDMI, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS and optional 3G connectivity. Battery life is at nine hours and VIA puts its money where its mouth is with a confident three year "longevity support". Via liliputing

HP x Huawei in all but name for new HP Slate 8 Plus, Slate 10 Plus and HP 10 Plus Android tablets

July 22, 2014 by Tom in Android Tablet, HP, Tablet with No Comments.

HP will release three new Android tablets - the HP Slate 8 Plus, the Slate 10 Plus and HP 10 Plus models - which will be built by Chinese manufacturer Huawei but bear the HP branding. The 8-inch HP Slate 8 Plus is a born-again Huawei MediaPad M1, which features a 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display, a 1.6GHz Hisilicon Kirin 910 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB storage and microSD expansion. The standard model has 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. A 3G model will also be available. The 10.1-inch HP 10 Plus tablet has a larger 1920 x 1200 pixel IPS display, a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB storage and a 770mAh battery. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat and has a 5MP rear camera and a 2MP front-facer. Finally, the HP Slate 10 Plus swaps in a HiSilicon quad-core

Chuwi VX8 tablet full specs revealed

June 9, 2014 by Tom in Android Tablet, Chuwi, Tablet with No Comments.

The full specs for the Chuwi VX8 tablet are out. It appears to be a super-slim tablet at 5mm and it's powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT8127 processor using A7 architecture and clocked at 1.3GHz. The GUP is the Mali 450 MP4. On the display front, the 8-inch screen has a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution and a viewing angle of 178 degrees. It's a little more lightweight on the memory side: it has 1GB of RAM and 8GB storage, expandable to 32GB. It has a 4000mAh battery and supports WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and FM radio. Via imp3

Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablet official pics

June 9, 2014 by Tom in Android Tablet, Samsung, Tablet with No Comments.

Official photos of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablet have leaked ahead of the official unveiling, expected later this week. From the pics, it's looking likely the Tab S will have a fingerprint scanner home button (which will also be used for security confirmations for services such as PayPal) and a call function. It's expected to be a 465g, 6.6mm-thick tablet. It is also expected to have an Ultra Power Saving Mode for low battery times and a Download Booster that combines the power of WiFi and network data. The screen's expected to be a 10.5-inch 2560 x 1600 resolution AMOLED display and it's likely to be powered by an octa-core Exynos 5420 processor with a Mali-T628 GPU and 3GB of RAM. Also expected is an 8MP camera, 32GB storage and Android KitKat 4.4.2. We'll find out fo

Google Project Tango Tablet officially unveiled

June 7, 2014 by Tom in Android Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

Preorders begin at the end of the month for the Google Project Tango Tablet, which will cost just over $1000. So, what do you get for your grand? The Tango Tablet allows the capture of 3D images (good for archeologists, architects, ...archers?) and runs on a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor. It has a 7-inch Full HD display, 4GB of RAM, 128GB storage for all those data-packed images, and supports WiFi, Bluetooth, LTE, USB 3 and microHDMI-out. The 3D part is thanks to the depth sensor and dual back cameras. One is a 4MP shooter with a two-micron sensor for accurate light sensitivity and the other has a 170-degree wide-angle lens. The front-facer's good too, with a 120-degree lens for more environment scanning. The tablet will come with Android 4.4 KitKat. Via ta

Fuhu nabi DreamTab 8 – Y’know, for kids!

June 4, 2014 by Tom in Android Tablet, Other Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

The Hudsucker Proxy showed us something simpler that was, "y'know, for kids!" but Fuhu nabi has brought things up to the 21st century with the DreamTab 8, which features built-in Shrek action and Kung-Fu Panda parts. The 8-inch colourful tablet has some pretty grown-up specs - it runs on an NVIDIA Tegra 4 quad-core processor, has 2GB of RAM, an HD display and a digital pen. Why is it for kids, then? Well, this is made in collaboration with DreamWorks Animation, so the characters and tied into the operating system, and it comes loaded with some DreamWorks exclusive software. It's built into a colourful sturdy case to keep it safe and a 12-inch model is in the works. It comes with 16GB of storage and supports NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and microSD expansion. If US$269 is too steep for jus

Asus Iconia Tab 8 tablet steps up specs from the 7 and adds airlock

June 1, 2014 by Tom in Acer, Android Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

A month ago, Asus introduced the 3G 7-inch Iconia Tab 7. Now ready for June it presents the Iconia Tab 8, which loses the 3G but steps up the rest of the specs. The Iconia Tab 8's 8-inch display is Full HD, it runs an Intel Atom Z3745 quad-core processor clocked at 1.86GHz and has 2GB of RAM - all improvements on the 7. It also features Zero Air Gap Technology on the display, pushing it hard against the glass substrate to avoid... air gap. The tablet comes with Android 4.4 (another jump), and supports Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi and microUSB expansion. It weighs 360g and is 8.5mm thick. Via tablet-news

Granville Fly cheap Nvidia Tegra K1 Android tablet with added stylus

May 30, 2014 by Tom in Android Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

The Granville Fly is a 7-inch budget Chinese tablet that has the perks of a Nivia Tegra K1 and a stylus. The $160 Fly has an HD 1280 x 800 pixel display, 1GB of RAM, 16GB storage and microSD support. The cameras are respectable, with a 5MP on the back and a 3MP front-facer. It's powered by a 4.100 mAh battery. Via tablet-news

Asus PadFone S smartphone and tablet combo to come out at Computex

May 28, 2014 by Tom in Android Phone, Android Tablet, Asus, Phone, Tablet with No Comments.

Computex 2014 will be the official launch of the smartphone-that-docks-in-a-tablet Asus PadFone S - the international version of the PadFone X. The handset has a 5-inch full HD display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8974 processor clocked at 2.3GHz. It has 16GB of storage (expandable up to 64GB via microSD), 2 GB of RAM and 4G LTE connectivity. It also boasts wireless charging, NFC and certified water resistance. The phone slots neatly into the back of the tablet, which has an 8.9-inch full HD display, dual stereo speakers and a 4.990 mAh battery. The combo will cost US$664. Via tablet-news

Toshiba Excite Go 7-inch Intel cheapie

May 28, 2014 by Tom in Android Tablet, Tablet, Toshiba with No Comments.

Joining the Toshiba Encore 2 models is another budget tablet, the 7-inch Excite Go, which'll debut at US$110. It's powered by a quad-core Intel Atom processor and has a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. The price is the main selling point here, it has 8GB storage, microSD support and comes with Android KitKat. It'll be an ok main tablet but is probably best suited as a secondary slate to give to your kids to keep grubby fingerprints off your pride-of-place model or to have in the kitchen for Netflix while cooking. Via androidauthority

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