Well, look who’s getting bullish about its Android prospects. It’s Acer, which seems to have gotten fed up with living in the shadows and might look to bathe in the spotlight come next week’s IFA.
Founded in 2009 in Canada and acquired in 2011 by Japanese tech giant Rakuten, Kobo has been a fairly shy presence in the gadget world so far. Their e-readers are sizzling hot up North, where they’ve been outselling Kindles for more than a year, but worldwide they’re a mere blip on Amazon’s radar.
Google’s second-generation Nexus 7 tablet has gone live on the Google Play Store in UK, Germany, France, Spain, and Japan, ending its US and Canada exclusivity.
Japan’s NICT (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology) has developed a new system for tablets that allows it to use communication frequencies that are within the range of television broadcasting systems.
September 5 is shaping up to be a great day for Chinese mobile technology, as Xiaomi is rumored to be prepping not one, but two gadgets with mind-blowing specs. You have your Mi3 phone, which some say could pack an octa-core SoC, and your budget-conscious “Zimi” tablet.
Nokia’s Windows RT tablet is a reality whether people like it or not, and now, details on the specs of the device, codenamed Sirius, have surfaced online.
Though hated and contested by many (I’m looking at you, Apple fanboys), Samsung’s Android-powered gadgets have one virtue that probably no one can deny – they’re diverse and can essentially fit every taste, need and style.
Oh noes, it seems LG will not go all in with its first tablet effort in two years after all. The G Pad, as it’ll likely be called, has been floating around the interweb for a few weeks now, being initially tipped to run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU.
The multi-touch issue that was found to be affecting some Nexus 7 (2013) units is being given the boot via an update to build JSS15Q, which is currently rolling out over-the-air.
Whoa, is LG on a roll or what? Not only are the Koreans believed to be back in the mix for the next-gen Nexus handheld, but they’ve also revealed a magical and record-breaking 2,560 x 1,440 pixels resolution smartphone display a few hours ago.
According to Microsoft and their sometimes fun, sometimes deceptive commercials, the Asus VivoTab Smart, Dell XPS 10, Surface RT and Acer Iconia W3 are all faster, cheaper and/or better at multitasking than Apple’s iPad and iPad Mini.
Remember that crazy-sounding rumor about Apple working on a 13-inch iPad? Yeah, I didn’t buy it either at first, but now there are whispers about Samsung also prepping a larger than 10-inch slate, which indirectly adds credence to last month’s report.
Rumors and speculation around Nokia’s upcoming Windows RT tablet are becoming more and more frequent, and now a picture of what is allegedly the Verizon variant of the tablet has surfaced online.
Showcased at Computex in June for the first time, Intel’s record-breaking new Bay Trail chips are reportedly to get a second unveiling next month and should find their way inside commercial products by November.
After the colossal flop of the Optimus Pad back in 2011, LG made the radical decision to indefinitely pull the plug on Android tablets. Still, it always seemed like a matter of time until the Koreans were to make a comeback, with rumors of a new slate gaining traction the last month or so.
Abandoned by virtually every old Tegra 3 partner, including big names of the mobile industry such as Google, Asus, HTC or Sony, Nvidia has only a couple of cards left to play with the new, zippy but pricey and power-demanding Tegra 4 chips.
An anonymous tipster suggests that Nokia will be announcing its first Windows 8 tablet sometime in September, followed by an unveiling of its Lumia phablet in November.
Big day today for Asus as far as media attention goes, with a large chunk of the company’s near future plans revealed courtesy of two subsequent leaks. The Taiwanese are reportedly working on a follow-up to Samsung’s Nexus 10, plus an array of 100% self-branded phones and tabs.
So the Nexus 5 is to be co-manufactured by Motorola (or shall we say manufactured by Google alone?), the next-gen N7… is a long way down the road and the follow-up to the first ever Nexus 10 will be built by Asus.
It’s the same old story with just a slightly tweaked script. Windows-based tablets are better than Apple’s iPads, despite what sales numbers say, and the best Microsoft can come up with to prove that is through deceitful commercials that only tell one side of the story.