Samsung Tablet AMOLED Display

Samsung’s mystery tablet to have exclusive screen feature

By on March 13, 2014 at 3:15 PM.

Samsung’s mystery tablet to have exclusive screen feature

In addition to flooding the market with a variety of tablets meant to meet various needs, Samsung is apparently planning a new device that will offer user a unique display feature: an AMOLED display with 2K resolution (2560 x 1600), SamMobile has learned. While Samsung’s recent line of Pro tablets also come with high-resolution screens, they don’t have AMOLED displays. The company has not released a tablet with an AMOLED screen since the 2011 7.7-inch Galaxy Tab model. More →

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Surface Power Cover Release Date and Price

Surface Power Cover finally arrives to fix your battery issues

By on March 11, 2014 at 7:25 AM.

Surface Power Cover finally arrives to fix your battery issues

Microsoft is finally ready to ship the promised Surface Power Covers, as the company is currently taking pre-orders on its website, ZDNet reports, having revealed a March 19 launch date for the accessory. Priced at $199.99 in the U.S., the cover can extend battery life of up to 70% while still acting as a full keyboard and a screen cover for the Surface tablet. The device also recharges the battery of the Surface tablet while in use. More →

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Nexus 8 Specs Intel 64-bit Processor

Why the next Nexus tablet may run on Intel’s new 64-bit quad-core processor

By on March 10, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

Why the next Nexus tablet may run on Intel’s new 64-bit quad-core processor

Various reports have indicated that Google may be discontinuing the Nexus 7 tablet line this year, in favor of a new 8-inch Nexus 8 tablet that could be launched alongside Android 4.5 at some point this summer. While this device and its launch are far from being confirmed by Google, AndroidPit speculates that the summer launch may have something to do with Intel’s release plans for a new mobile processor, suggesting that Google and Intel may partner up for this particular Nexus device. More →

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iPad Air 2 Details

Two unannounced iPad models discovered in iOS 7.1 code

By on March 10, 2014 at 2:45 PM.

Two unannounced iPad models discovered in iOS 7.1 code

Apple on Monday released the latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 7.1. The new build for iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices includes a number of bug fixes, visual changes and some new features such as CarPlay support. According to a new report from 9to5Mac, however, it also includes references to two unannounced iPad models that Apple plans to launch sometime in the future. More →

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Amazon Kindle Phone Analysis

Amazon looks primed to give HTC, Motorola and LG a knockout punch

By on March 7, 2014 at 12:51 PM.

Amazon looks primed to give HTC, Motorola and LG a knockout punch

The latest Chitika statistics show Samsung gobbling up 55% of web traffic that Android devices generate in North America. No surprise. But what is intriguing is that Amazon generates the second largest chunk of web traffic. This means that on the strength of its Kindle tablets alone, Amazon muscles ahead of Motorola and HTC, even though these fading Android vendors both have wide ranges of smartphones. Amazon’s plan all along was to grab big enough a chunk of mobile content market to bootstrap a whole device operation into life. That plan is on track and may have surprising implications on the smartphone and tablet market in America in coming years. More →

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HP 8 Specs and Price

HP quietly launches affordable 8-inch Android tablet

By on March 7, 2014 at 6:30 AM.

HP quietly launches affordable 8-inch Android tablet

HP continues its silent assault on the Android market with a new device the company isn’t really making any fuss about. Simply called the HP 8, the new 7.85-inch Android tablet is an affordable device that’s already available for purchase on the company’s website – the HP 8 costs just $169.99 and ships immediately. For an additional $29.99, interested buyers can also purchase an HP 8 Blue Tablet Case that’s similar to an iPad Smart Case. More →

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Leak

Samsung unintentionally announces Galaxy Tab 4 in Gear Fit ad

By on March 3, 2014 at 9:30 PM.

Samsung unintentionally announces Galaxy Tab 4 in Gear Fit ad

Although the Galaxy Tab 4 did not make its debut at Mobile World Congress, the next-generation tablet seems to have been confirmed by Samsung unintentionally in a recent advertisement. Planete Galaxy came across an ad (seen above) which lists all 20 devices that will be compatible with the upcoming Gear Fit, and at the end of the list is the unannounced Galaxy Tab 4. The tablet listing highlights three different sized models: 10.1-inch, 8-inch and 7-inch (the same lineup as the current Galaxy Tab 3). The Galaxy Tab 4 is rumored to feature a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 64GB of total storage and Android 4.4 KitKat. Be on the lookout for an official reveal in the near future.

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iOS Android Tablet Market Share

History repeats: Samsung helps kill iPad’s tablet dominance

By on March 3, 2014 at 12:05 PM.

History repeats: Samsung helps kill iPad’s tablet dominance

For a long time, the iPad ruled as the tablet market’s unquestioned champion as many Android-based tablets — anyone remember the Motorola Xoom? — failed to compete in terms of either quality or pricing. However, new data from Gartner shows that Samsung has helped make Android the world’s top tablet OS much in the same way it helped cement Android’s dominance of the global smartphone market. More →

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iPad Pro Photo

What if the 12.9-inch ‘iPad Pro’ looked like this?

By on February 28, 2014 at 2:05 PM.

What if the 12.9-inch ‘iPad Pro’ looked like this?

The person in the image above is not a professional working a 12.9-inch iPad Pro model with a stylus. And for that matter, Apple did not just leak the 13-inch iPad Pro on its website. The company “doesn’t leak unannounced products,” as iMore succinctly puts it. The image simply shows the lid assembly of a MacBook laptop, and was posted on Apple’s Supplier Responsibility webpage alongside various other images of employees working on existing Apple products. But the image apparently fooled many into believing the company may have inadvertently a rumored iPad model. More →

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BlackBerry PlayBook 2 Release Date

Ever gluttons for punishment, BlackBerry mulls PlayBook sequel

By on February 28, 2014 at 8:55 AM.

Ever gluttons for punishment, BlackBerry mulls PlayBook sequel

The original BlackBerry PlayBook was certainly not the company’s crowning achievement. In fact, the PlayBook was such a notorious dud that BlackBerry never even bothered to upgrade it to BlackBerry 10 and former CEO Thorsten Heins said that BlackBerry was basically done with tablets for the foreseeable future. However, a new management team has taken over and with it has sprung a new sense of optimism about the company and what it can do in the future. And apparently, that even includes taking another shot at the tablet market. More →

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Microsoft Office Tablet App Alternatives

How mobile apps could chip away at Microsoft’s Office empire

By on February 27, 2014 at 2:21 PM.

How mobile apps could chip away at Microsoft’s Office empire

Microsoft Office may not be in danger any time soon. It still makes up a large chunk of Microsoft’s revenue, and most businesses rely on its Word, Excel, and PowerPoint programs. But Office is also notorious for being misused — people will paste screenshots into Word and email them instead of just pasting them directly onto email, or they will open up Excel to perform a simple calculation. Analyst Benedict Evans has drawn a key insight from these classic misuses: Increasingly, different functions in Office, such as the various misuses, can be done with apps on tablets or phones. More →

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Android Tablets 4K Gaming

Upcoming 4K Android tablet games could blow away anything you see on the iPad

By on February 26, 2014 at 3:35 PM.

Upcoming 4K Android tablet games could blow away anything you see on the iPad

There are plenty of reasons to pick an Android tablet instead of an iPad, but a great selection of third-party games has never been one of them. Although many of the most popular iOS apps do eventually make their way to Android, the Google Play store has never been especially competitive with the App Store. The introduction of 4K gaming could change that, however. More →

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