31 min ago

Amazon Fire 7-inch tablet discounted to $35, Fire HD 6 now on sale for $69


Amazon's 7-inch Fire is already one of the most affordable tablets money can buy, but the retailer is knocking an additional $15 off the price of the tablet. The Fire is now available for just $35 in the US, and £35 in the UK.

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52 min ago

Vodafone UK's Black Friday deals include the Moto G 2015 for £17 a month


Vodafone UK has kicked off its Black Friday deals, offering discounts on pay as you go handsets as well as monthly plans. Notable promotions include a £15 reduction in the monthly plan of the Moto G 2015, and a price cut on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2.

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1 hour ago

Google Store slashes prices of Nexus 5X, Nexus 9, Chromebooks, and much more


Google Store has kicked off its Black Friday promotion, offering a discount of $80 on the Nexus 5X. You can now pick up the 16GB model for just $299, with the 32GB version available for $349. Retailer B&H Photo is also running a similar deal, throwing in a $25 gift card as well.

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14 hours ago

The best Android tablets


These are the best Android tablets you can buy right now. We've got them side-by-side for a quick and easy comparison.

You're on the hunt for the best Android tablet out there, and we're going to help you out. Whether you're looking for something slim and compact, or a big-screen beauty bordering on laptop replacement, we're rounding up the best of the best.

The diversity of the Android ecosystem means there is likely something to suit everyone. Large tablets, small tablets, those that don't cost so much, those that are the bleeding edge. Whatever it is you're looking for this little list is what we consider to be the cream of the crop.

Note: This post will be continuously updated as new tablets are released and reviewed.

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17 hours ago

Please don't buy a crappy cheap tablet on Black Friday

Don't buy crap tablets

You owe it to yourself to avoid buying something terrible.

We've all been there, scrolling down the list of sales online or flipping through the heap of ads that arrive in the newspapers that week. A tablet that was "regularly priced at $299" is going to be available for $50, but only to the first 20 people in line who ask for them. That tablet never cost $299. The store probably didn't spend $299 to get those 20 units into the store to trick you into buying in the first place. If you go stand in line for that tablet, you will come home to find little more than sadness in the box.

Let's get this out of the way right here and now — there is no such thing as a good cheap tablet on Black Friday. They don't exist, and any company trying to sell you one knows you're going to get more use out of the box that tablet comes in than you will the hardware contained within.

If you are dead set on purchasing any kind of technology on Black Friday, here's what you need to know.

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3 days ago

Xiaomi launches the Mi Pad 2 with all-metal chassis, Intel Atom SoC... and Windows 10


Alongside the Redmi Note 3, Xiaomi unveiled the Mi Pad 2. The successor to the Mi Pad, the latest version of the tablet eschews Nvidia's Tegra K1 in favor of Intel's quad-core x5-Z8500 CPU. Interestingly, the vendor is offering a Windows edition of the tablet that runs Windows 10 out of the box along with the Android version, which comes with MIUI 7.

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4 days ago

Samsung Galaxy View gets a $100 discount on Amazon, now on sale for $499


Samsung's gargantuan 18.4-inch Galaxy View tablet has received a discount of $100 on Amazon, and is currently on sale for $499. That's for the 32GB variant, which comes with a Full HD display, 1.6GHz Exynos 7580 octa-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, microSD slot, Wi-Fi ac, 2.1MP front camera, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, and a 5,700mAh battery.

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6 days ago

Samsung Galaxy Tab E comes to U.S. Cellular


U.S. Cellular has announced that it is now offering the Samsung Galaxy Tab E both online and in-store.

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1 week ago

NVIDIA commits to Marshmallow update for Shield Tablet K1, original Shield Tablet


With the launch of the new Shield Tablet K1 and the swift move of the original Shield Tablet to end-of-life status, NVIDIA has stated that it commits to a Marshmallow update for both tablets. The new Shield Tablet K1 is of course launching with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, quite the same build that we see on the original, which really is unfortunate but feels a bit better knowing that Marshmallow is on the way.

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1 week ago

NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1 hands-on

Shield Tablet K1

The same winning formula, now a year older and $100 less.

In July of last year NVIDIA launched the Shield Tablet, which took over from the ho-hum Tegra Note 7 and was really one of the best mid-sized tablets available through that year and into 2015. It had a super-powerful processor, solid screen, good battery life and exceptional gaming chops — but you had to be committed to buying it with its accessories for a total of $400 to get the best experience. Still, I used it as my main tablet (the LTE model, actually) and recommended it to others.

Rather than tear it all down and start from scratch 16 months after the launch of the original Shield Tablet, NVIDIA is releasing a refreshed model simply called the Shield Tablet K1. It has the same specs, screen and performance as the original, but now with a few tweaks in the hardware and a notable reduction in price to $199.

Read on for our impressions of the new version.

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1 week ago

NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1 specs


NVIDIA's new Shield Tablet K1 isn't actually an altogether new device — it's a slightly refreshed version of 2014's Shield Tablet, and that means not much has changed. The internal specs have stuck around from last year's model, but that's okay — the processor is more than capable and the rest of the hardware keeps up just fine. If you're curious about the full specs, though, we have you covered right here.

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1 week ago

Samsung Galaxy View coming to AT&T on Friday, November 20


AT&T is the first US wireless carrier to announce plans to sell the recently launched Samsung Galaxy View tablet. AT&T will start sales for the massive 18.4-inch tablet on Friday. November 20.

AT&T has a promotional price for the Galaxy View for new and current DirecTV customers:

For a limited time, customers that sign up for new DIRECTV service (24-month agreement required) can buy the Samsung Galaxy View for $99.99, with a two-year wireless agreement. Existing DIRECTV customers that activate a new line with a smartphone on AT&T Next can also get the Galaxy View for $99.99, with a two-year wireless agreement.

For everyone else, the Galaxy View will be available for $499.99 with a new two-year agreement, or for $30 a month for 20 months under the carrier's Tablet Installment Plan.

Source: AT&T

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1 week ago

Nextbook Ares 11 mini review

Nextbook Ares 11 detached keyboard

In the Android tablet space, price has always been a key factor in quality. The cheaper the tablet, the lower the quality, and it was almost always an instant no when talking about whether it should be purchased or not. Nextbook is trying to change things up in that space, offering a quality tablet at a relatively inexpensive price — meet the Nextbook Ares 11.

So, how does Nextbook begin to change things when it comes to affordable tablets that aren't terrible? Well, let's take a look at the hardware, software and what you get for the money, and then you can make the decision for yourself.

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2 weeks ago

Save 50 percent on a Project Tango Development Kit for a limited time


For a limited time, developers can sign up for a 50 percent savings on the Project Tango Development Kit, dropping it to just $256. The codes are limited in quantities, and only available in certain areas, so if you are interested in picking one of these up, you'll need to act quickly.

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2 weeks ago

Verizon announces the Ellipsis 10, available now for $199 on contract


Verizon has added another Android tablet to its lineup with the Ellipsis 10, a 10.1-inch tablet that connects to its powerful 4G LTE network. The tablet features a 1920x1200 pixel display, and runs Android 5.1 out of the box. For capturing memories, or taking video calls, you've got a 5MP rear-facing camera along with a 2MP front-facing shooter. Internally, the Ellipsis 10 has 16GB of storage, which you can expand with a microSD card if you need additional. The anti-fingerprint coating that wraps the tablet will help prevent smudges and keep the tablet looking new, and the 9100mAh battery should provide up to 25 hours of power.

As far as pricing, Verizon is offering a few different payment options. First up, you can sign a two-year contract and the tablet would be yours for $199, or if you'd rather pay for it over time you can do so at $12.49 a month for 24 months. Finally, Verizon is offering the tablet off-contract for $299.

Purchase the Ellipsis 10 tablet from Verizon

Source: Verizon

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