FreedomPop on Wednesday announced plans to sell discounted LTE tablets that come with a free data plus connectivity capable of offering tablet buyers phone features. In addition to browsing the web with their tablets, FreedomPop tablet buyers will also be able to send and receive text messages and make voice calls for free. More →
Both the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch and 10.1-inch tablets have been lacking multi-user support since their release, but a software update should fix this issue in the coming weeks. Android 4.2 has allowed for multiple user profiles on a variety of devices for a while, but this will be the first time these two tablets will have access to that functionality, according to SamMobile. There is no sign whether this update will bring any other features to the Samsung tablets. A screenshot of the user profiles can be seen below, although SamMobile notes that the screen is from a test build of the firmware. More →
Because Samsung apparently hasn’t released enough new tablets lately, the company on Monday announced that would be launching three new tablet models in the United States on July 7th. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3 tablet family will feature 7-inch, 8-inch and 10.1-inch models and will be available for preorder starting on Tuesday. The new tablets continue Samsung’s strategy of making as many different tablets in as many different sizes as possible to cater to the largest market possible, and will be priced at $199 for the 7-inch model, $299 for the 8-inch model and $399 for the 10.1-inch model. Samsung’s full press release is posted below. More →
Samsung is rumored to be preparing a new Galaxy Tab tablet to debut in the coming months. Earlier reports claimed the device would be equipped with a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 pixel resolution display, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a 3-megapixel camera, a 7,000 mAh battery and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Recently discovered benchmark results, however, suggest Samsung may turn to Intel to power the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1. Results from the GLBenchmark database reveal that the upcoming tablet is equipped with a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 processor with a PowerVR SGX 544 MP2 GPU. Samsung has traditionally relied on ARM-based processors such as its in-house Exynos line or Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips to power its devices. A deal with Samsung, the world’s largest mobile vendor, would greatly benefit Intel as it attempts to increase its share in the mobile market. The most recent rumors claim the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 will launch in late June or early July.
Remember when Samsung trolled us by adding an ear speaker and voice calling capabilities to the international version of the Galaxy Note 8.0? The sometimes-jester of tech is back again, this time with a 7-inch ear speaker-equipped tablet dubbed the Galaxy Tab 3. To be fair, there probably wouldn’t be much to talk about if not for the Tab 3’s phablet features because the rest of the specs are decidedly dull — Samsung’s new slate includes a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, a 1,024 x 600-pixel display measuring 7 inches diagonally, a 3-megapixel rear camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and optional cellular connectivity. The Galaxy Tab 3 will launch sometime in May, though pricing hasn’t yet been announced. Samsung’s full press release follows below. More →
Details surrounding Samsung’s next-generation Galaxy Tab tablets may have just leaked, suggesting the company is planning a modest specification bump for its upcoming Galaxy Tab slates. Greek blog Techblog.gr reports that the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 are both set to debut in June or July, though neither device seems terribly exciting according to the rumored specs. The blog states that the larger of the two Galaxy Tab 3 slates will feature a 10.1-inch display with 1280 × 800 pixels, a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, a 3-megapixel camera, a 7,000 mAh battery, optional LTE and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. The smaller Galaxy Tab 3 will reportedly include similar specs but with an 8-inch display at the same resolution. The claims contradict a number of earlier reports, which suggested the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 would debut in September with Samsung’s eight-core Exynos processor and a full HD display.
A new report suggests Samsung (005930) is preparing to unveil a new Galaxy Tab tablet later this year. According to SamMobile, the slate will be equipped with either a 10.1-inch or 11.6-inch Super AMOLED display with full HD resolution and an eight-core Exynos 5 Octa processor. The tablet could come to market as the Galaxy Tab 3 Plus to separate the device from other non-HD Galaxy Tab models. An earlier report claimed that Samsung would debut the Galaxy Note III and Galaxy Tab 3 in September at the IFA trade show in Berlin.
The next major addition to Samsung’s (005930) Galaxy Note lineup — the Galaxy Note III “phablet” — may be set to debut at the IFA 2013 conference, which kicks off on September 2nd this year. The report comes from SamMobile, which has a good track record when reporting details about unannounced Samsung devices. The blog also claims that Samsung’s next major Galaxy tablet iteration, the Galaxy Tab 3, will debut at IFA 2013 as well. No specs or details regarding launch timing were provided for either device.
Benchmark results allegedly belonging to Samsung’s (005930) upcoming Galaxy Tab 3 tablet have appeared on GLBenchmark’s website and may have confirmed previously rumored specs. The results suggest that the tablet will be equipped with a 1280 x 800-pixel display, Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean and a 1.5GHz processor with an unknown number of cores. Earlier reports have claimed that the Galaxy Tab 3 could debut with a price tag starting at $149. Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy Tab 3 along with several other devices later this month at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.