Android 5.0 Lollipop Nexus 10

After all this time, here’s what Google still gets wrong about big tablets

By on November 17, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

After all this time, here’s what Google still gets wrong about big tablets

Google has certainly released some quality tablets, most notably its smaller series of Nexus 7 tablets. However, Ars Technica has taken a very detailed look at the Nexus 10 with Android 5.0 Lollipop installed and has concluded that Google still can’t get large tablets right. More →

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iPad Pro Release Date

New report brings bad news about Apple’s mythical 12-inch iPad Pro

By on November 13, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

New report brings bad news about Apple’s mythical 12-inch iPad Pro

Apple’s rumored 12.2-inch to 12.9-inch iPad Pro tablet will not enter mass production sooner than the second quarter of 2015, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has learned, as Apple is still struggling with manufacturing issues. The analyst, who’s often right about Apple’s upcoming devices, has also said that iPad sales in the first quarter of next year might be significantly lower than they were in the same quarter this year. More →

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iPad Air 2 GPU

The iPad Air 2 is even more impressive than everyone thought

By on November 12, 2014 at 3:51 PM.

The iPad Air 2 is even more impressive than everyone thought

When unveiling the iPad Air 2 during its special mid-October media event, Apple specifically highlighted the new A8X processor inside the slim tablet, which is supposed to offer an even better performance than its predecessor, both when it comes to processor and graphics. Following its launch, the iPad Air 2 was dismantled, with professionals revealing the tablet packs a triple-core processor and 2GB of RAM.

AnandTech took a closer look at the A8X’s graphics processing unit (GPU), finding it to be even more impressive and powerful than people initially thought. More →

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Android Vs iOS

Big Android fan reviews Apple’s iPad Air 2 after using it for two weeks

By on November 10, 2014 at 3:45 PM.

Big Android fan reviews Apple’s iPad Air 2 after using it for two weeks

Often times when we see outspoken fans of one mobile platform share thoughts on another platform publicly, the result isn’t objective enough to even bother with. Sometimes, however, when the author manages to remain objective, they surprise us with interesting and useful insights. We always try to share good comparisons and reviews like these because intelligent thoughts on one platform from users of another platform can potentially help readers see things from a different perspective. And this past weekend, a nice iPad Air 2 review popped up on Reddit from an Android enthusiast who used Apple’s latest and greatest iPad for two straight weeks. More →

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Surface Pro 3 Vs. iPad Air

This is Microsoft’s most humiliating Surface product placement failure yet

By on November 5, 2014 at 4:30 PM.

This is Microsoft’s most humiliating Surface product placement failure yet

When you consider how often we see Microsoft Surfaces on our televisions versus how many are actually sold, you really have to question whether Microsoft’s big spending on such product placement is worthwhile. This is especially true when such product placement backfires in hilarious ways, such as when NFL announcers refer to the Surface tablets coaches are using on the sidelines as “iPads.” However, it turns out it can get even worse than that because GeekWire has spotted a new Surface product placement failure that might be Microsoft’s most embarrassing one yet. More →

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Nexus 9 Design Flaw

Uh-oh: It looks like the Nexus 9 might have a ‘Bendgate’-like flaw of its own

By on November 5, 2014 at 10:00 AM.

Uh-oh: It looks like the Nexus 9 might have a ‘Bendgate’-like flaw of its own

Breathe easy, Apple: Your high-end devices aren’t the only ones that are coming under heavy scrutiny. Ars Technica’s Ron Amadeo has posted a GIF on his Google+ page that shows how the rear shell of the new HTC-manufactured Nexus 9 can be easily dented in the middle with minimal pressure applied. More →

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Microsoft Surface Pro: 13-inch and 14-inch

Microsoft might be working on even bigger and better Surface Pro tablets

By on November 4, 2014 at 3:50 PM.

Microsoft might be working on even bigger and better Surface Pro tablets

After suggesting a few weeks ago that Microsoft might be interested in discontinuing its underperforming Surface Pro line of products — a report Microsoft has vehemently denied — Digitimes now says the company might be working on even bigger Surface Pro models than the 12-inch Surface Pro 3 released a few months ago. More →

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Nexus 9 Price

You can get a brand new Nexus 9 right now for just $199 (half price!)

By on November 4, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

You can get a brand new Nexus 9 right now for just $199 (half price!)

BGR reviewed the brand new Nexus 9 tablet on Monday and we didn’t beat around the bush. While we recommend you read the full review for a closer look at the good and bad aspects of Google’s new Nexus 9, we basically called it the best Android on the market for a number of key reasons. Google and HTC did a tremendous job of building a premium tablet with solid materials, great specs and the perfect size to make it both portable but still great for watching videos and being productive.

And now, despite the fact that the Nexus 9 was released just yesterday, you can already buy a brand new one for just $199 — which is an incredible half off the tablet’s regular price. More →

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iPad Pro vs. iPad mini

This might be why the iPad mini 3 didn’t get a major update this year

By on November 3, 2014 at 3:55 PM.

This might be why the iPad mini 3 didn’t get a major update this year

Even though Apple released two new iPad models this year, including the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3, only the 9.7-inch version received a significant upgrade, with the mini model only getting a Touch ID fingerprint sensor and an extra color option. A report from Chinese publication Economic Daily News suggests that starting next year, Apple will discontinue the iPad mini line and replace it with the bigger 12.2-inch iPad Pro model. More →

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12.2-inch iPad Pro Release Date and Specs

Specs for Apple’s unannounced iPad Pro may have just leaked

By on November 3, 2014 at 9:55 AM.

Specs for Apple’s unannounced iPad Pro may have just leaked

Many reports have so far mentioned Apple’s plans to release a bigger iPad model in the future — unofficially called the iPad Pro — with most of them suggesting the device will have a bigger 12.9-inch display. However, a new report from Japanese Apple blog Macotakara, a publication that has offered accurate details about unreleased Apple products in the past, suggests that the iPad Pro will be slightly smaller than that. More →

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Nexus 9 Release Date

You can buy Google’s sleek new Nexus 9 right now

By on November 3, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

You can buy Google’s sleek new Nexus 9 right now

We can’t officially call Google’s new Nexus 9 tablet the best Android tablet on the planet at this point, because we haven’t yet reviewed the sleek and powerful device. From what we know so far, however, it’s certainly shaping up to be the crown jewel of Android tablets. The Nexus 9 is also the first device to feature the latest and greatest version of Google’s dominant Android operating system, Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Now, the Nexus 9 is finally available for purchase as of November 3rd. More →

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Nexus 9 vs. iPad Air 2

Nexus 9 not supposed to be an iPad Air 2 killer, just a template for one

By on October 27, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Nexus 9 not supposed to be an iPad Air 2 killer, just a template for one

Google this year announced a hight-end new Nexus tablet that’s closer in size to Apple’s iPad Air flagship, but also when it comes to performance and price. However, the company doesn’t see the Nexus 9 as an iPad Air 2 killer, even though it announced it just before Apple unveiled its own 2014 iPads. Instead, it’s supposed to be just a model Google hopes other Android tablet makers will follow when they build the upcoming iPad killer, according to Engadget. More →

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