When Apple released the iPad in 2010, it toppled the industry owing to the groundbreaking design and technology the device incorporated. It is still considered as the time which led to the advent of tablets. Many Android manufacturers including Samsung and Motorola, tried to cash in on the trend at the time but failed. The market for Android tablets hasn’t really caught on since. So, what can be the reason for the tremendous success of the Apple iPad but the dismal failure of Android tablets?History Of Tablets
Interestingly, the first tablet with touch input was neither running iOS or Android. While it is debatable, the Microsoft Tablet PC, announced in the [...]
After a few days of speculations and leaks, Xiaomi has officially confirmed that the Mi Pad 4 is coming. The Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 will launch in China on June 25th. The poster was posted on the company’s official Weibo page. The fourth-gen Mi Pad will succeed the Mi Pad 3 which was launched in April 2017.
The Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 has so far flown under the radar of internet leaks. We barely know anything about the upcoming tablet apart from a few vague details. Recent leaks suggest the Mi Pad 4 will run on Snapdragon 660 chipset and sport an 18:9 aspect ratio. If true, this will be a headline-grabber as well since no other tablets with this aspect ratio have launched so [...]
Lenovo has continued its efforts of consistently launching tablets with two new additions of the Tab 7 and Tab 7 Essential. While the Tab 7 is priced at US $99.99 (Rs 6500 approx.), the Tab 7 Essential is priced even lower at US $79.99 (Rs 5200 approx.).
The Tab 7 has a 7-inch IPS LCD display with a 1280 x 720 px resolution.
Under the hood, the budget tablet has the MediaTek MT8161 chipset, 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage which can be expanded via microSD card. Lenovo has not mentioned the exact battery capacity of the tablet but, it does claim up to 15 hours of usage time.
The Mercury mTab7 price in India has been revealed by Kobian, a brand that’s not known for merely associating itself with budget tablets. It’s given us the Rs. 15,000 mTab Neo2 and the Rs. 16,000 Neo previously.
This time around, the company is catering to the ‘price sensitive Indian market’ with its latest introduction. It is the sixth and newest of the mTab members, all of which run various versions of the Google mobile OS.
Priced at Rs 6,499, the tablet comes with a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen. Other specifications of the tablet include a 1.2 [...]
Ice Cream Sandwich’s share of the Android market continues to grow rapidly, with the operating system now present on nearly 16 percent of all Android phones.
Ice Cream Sandwich has more than doubled its distribution share over the space of a single month — variants of Android 4.0 have risen from a combined total of 7.1 percent to 15.9 percent, according to figures from Google.
Gingerbread still reigns supreme at 60.6 percent, but that was down from the 64 percent of the market it held inJune.
Ice Cream Sandwich just barely ekes past Froyo, which is still present on 15.5 percent of Android devices. Eclair is [...]
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.
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 [...]
Asus has officially announced its revision to the Asus EeePad Transformer, this one dubbed the “Transformer Prime” will feature enhancements inside out. The major changes include the all new Nvidia Tegra 3 SOC with quad core processors and 12 core GPU, the enhanced 10.1 inch Super IPS LCD display. The new tab will also feature a 8.3mm-thick/ thin body, mini-HDMI output, microSD slot ( for next Gen. upto 64GB)
The pricing has also been revised to tackle the market by surprise, the tablet launches worldwide in December for a price of US $ 499 for the 32 GB version ( Approx. Rs 25,000/-) and US $ 599 for the [...]
Fujitsu is all prepped to launch a waterproof Tablet, making it the first company with such a device. The waterproof tablet called the Arrows Tab for some wicked reason, is completely soak proof. The device also boasts decent specs10.1-incher WXGA display Dual-core processor running Android 3.2 1.3 megapixel front-facing / 5 megapixel rear camera Up to 32GB of storage Waterproofing seals and air tight vents. The interesting bit would be how Fujitsu prices this device, the fact that is might as well be the first waterproof tablet. But also it won’t be the last [toggle title_open=”Press Release” title_closed=”Press [...]
Samsung has announced the new Samsung Note and the Galaxy Tab 7.7, the tab features a new Samsung made 1.2GHz dual core processor which is capable of 14 thread multitasking.
Specs of this new tablet include7.7-inch (1280 x 800) display Super AMOLED Plus panel Android 3.2 Honeycomb TouchWiz UX Samsung-made dual-core 1.4GHz processo HSPA+ radio speeds as high as 21Mbp 0.74-pound (335-gram) 16GB to 64GB of internal storage microSD card slot 5,100mAh battery rated for 10 hours 802.11n WiFi GPS Bluetooth 3.0 Dual 3MP and 2MP cameras This tablet is what completes the Samsung Galaxy line up – with a galaxy [...]
Want a tablet for INR 50. ? Well the Sharp Galapagos tablet has gone on sale in Japan on contract for a mere 100 ¥, which is roughly Rs 50.
The Device is one of the first tablets to show instances of Honeycomb 3.2 in person, But don’t fall easy for the cheap price tag, you will need to tie yourself in a deal with the ISP for a long and problematic contract. The device is also available outright for ¥44,800 or INR. 28,000, which is still cheaper than the Galaxy 750 / tab 10.1s asking price.
The Device is a WiFi only 7 inch device with Android 3.2 Honeycomb and a Unibody shell.