On Monday, Samsung’s vice-president announced that the Galaxy Note 8.0 would be formally announced at this year’s Mobile World Congress at the end of February. Excitement has clearly gone around the company, enough for an alleged picture of the new device, as well as its hardware specifications, to leak online via a Twitter account of Spanish language classifieds website which has not hesitated to spread the word and win its fair share of publicity.
This new size of tablet joins the plethora of other Samsung tablets, but comes in with a [...]
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1’s software is about to get a lot more useful, thanks to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and the company’s “Premium Suite” of apps.
The original Galaxy Note got the same boost when it was updated to Ice Cream Sandwich from Gingerbread earlier this year, and the upcoming Galaxy Note 10.1 update promises truly useful inclusions.
Perhaps most importantly, the two-window multitasking, which wasn’t multitasking at all but merely two apps loaded side-by-side, will be changed to Samsung’s Multi Window feature. This allows up to 16 [...]
Microsoft’s newest big-time brand, Skype, has just been updated to version 3.0 for Android. With it comes a brand new interface for tablets, though Microsoft didn’t seem to think that anyone uses a Nexus 7 since the frame is forced into landscape mode. Hopefully this will be fixed in the next update.
Much like the desktop client or iPad application, the new Android version offers a two-column approach aimed at simplifying multitasking. For example, users can now easily access IM messages without leaving a video call.
The claim to improved sound is credible. The variability of Skype’s audio makes it hard to pin down, but apparently there’s a better [...]
David Chang, ASUS’ CFO, stated last month that shipments of the Nexus 7 were initially slow, popping in around “500K units a month, then maybe 600, 700K.” He then declared October was a breakout month with shipments getting “close to one million.”
With the recent release of the 32GB Nexus 7 and 32GB 3G version you can expect interest to peak, especially at their low-cost price points. News today from an overseas report in DigiTimes claims that their supply chain sources believe that Nexus 7 shipments – all models – will reach 5 million units by year end. That’s not to hard to [...]
Google today announced the Google Nexus 4 Smartphone, the Google Nexus 10 Tablet and the 32 GB version of the Google Nexus 7 tablet.
The Google Nexus 4, the newest smartphone in the Nexus line-up from Google, was announced today for availability starting next month in select markets.
[quote]“LG is proud and excited to play this role in helping build the latest Nexus smart-phone,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Com-munications Company. “Users will be delighted by the perfectly balanced combination of form and [...]
Celkon Mobiles is all set to launch the 7-inch sim-based tablet Celtab (CT2), priced at Rs 7499, based on Android Ice Cream Sandwich Operating System, a month after it forayed into the segment with e-tab CT1.
[quote]”Celkon got huge appreciation for CT1 and currently have orders for 50,000 units from market for CT1 and CT2. The product will be available in two days,” Celkon Mobiles Managing Director Y Guru told reporters. [/quote]
Celtab comes with 1 GHz processor, 512 RAM and a provision for 3G dongle to access the internet, he said. The device has been priced at [...]
Amazon.com Inc is having a press conference on 6 September near Los Angeles, said an invitation sent out on Thursday by the world’s largest Internet retailer. Rumours are rife that the company will use the event to unveil its new Kindle Fire tablet, which is expected to see a release in the UK later this year.
While mooted specifications are still few and far between, there are whispers that the Amazon Kindle Fire could feature a larger 10in screen and run a heavily tweaked version of Android. It is also expected to come with a front-facing video calling camera plus microUSB and [...]
The IFA trade show in Berlin, Germany seems to be the ground center for several new devices that run on Google’s Android mobile operating system. Samsung is probably one of the most-discussed companies that are expected to launch new smartphones at the event, but Sony doesn’t fall too far behind.
If rumors are anything to go by, the Japanese electronics giant has three smartphones and one tablet lined up for this event.
This Xperia-branded tablet has earlier leaked via a set of slides, which detailed some very attractive specifications. A 9.4-inch 1280 x 800 screen can be seen up front, while a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 chipset provides the power. It [...]
Pantel Technologies has launched a new 8-inch tablet PC – Penta T-Pad WS802C – that comes bundled with a 3G data plan of 2GB from BSNL valid over a period of 60 days.
Priced at Rs 14,699 , it runs on Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. The tablet features an 8-inch capacitive touch screen and is powered by a 1GHz processor and 512MB DDRII RAM. Penta T-Pad Tablet PC, the WS802C, is portable and acts as a brillianthandheld tablet PC, according to the company. The tablet supports 1080P HD videos via HDMI and comes with a built-in GPS, 3G SIM slot and Wi-Fi option.
The tablet comes pre-loaded with several games such as Angry Birds and [...]
If you do a lot of reading on your Tablet and your tablet is an Android one then you will be happy to know that Amazon has pushed out a new version of the Amazon Kindle app for Android.
The big addition is the ability to view two pages side-by-side in landscape mode (as seen above). Otherwise, you’ll now find additional options for margin and spacing controls, along with a number of bug fixes . Including the major bug that required you to re-sign in every time you restarted the App.
Intex has just launched their new iTab (names don’t get any better than this). The new iTab priced at Rs. 11990 features a poor capacitive two point touch, with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, which appears to be customized in the images.
Under the hood is a 1 GHz cortex A8 core processor, an 8GB internal memory , Wi-Fi, GPS, 360 degree G-Sensor and a 5000 mAh battery. You can get 3G using the Intex 3G dongle on the USB 2.0 port. Apps like Word, Excel and Power Point viewer, Adobe Reader, Android Market, Angry Birds, Solitaire and Talking Tom are preloaded.
The product is already [...]
Asus has announced a major rebranding of its Transformer lineup of dock-able tablets, now to be called the Asus Infinity Pad. The first in this release lineup is the TF700T with a dual-core Qualcomm MSM 8960 Snapdragon S4 CPU and an optional LTE radio. For wifi only versions there is a Tegra 3 option, the 3G / 4G versions will have a S4 chip.
A lower end 16GB option will also be available, the specs are the same, including a quad-core Tegra 3 SoC, dual 8MP / 2MP cameras, 1GB of RAM, HDMI and a 10.1-inch, 1920 x 1200, Super IPS+ Gorilla Glass 2 display.
Infinity Pad will run Android [...]