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2 months ago

Great keyboard options for the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7

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Great keyboard options for the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7

Working and messaging are made even easier with a compatible keyboard.

If you like to work on the go and don't want the bulk of a laptop, then adding a keyboard to your 9.7-inch Galaxy Tab S2 is a great solution.

Check out our roundup of the best keyboards for your Tab S2!

Samsung Keyboard Cover

Samsung Keyboard Cover

Samsung's own Bluetooth keyboard cover fits your Tab S2 perfectly. It's not magnetic but instead snaps onto the built-in mounts on the back for your Tab S2.

Don't be afraid to put a little pressure on there because it does take some doing to get it on. After that, it's smooth sailing and seamless typing.

The cover folds back to become a handy stand so you can type comfortably on your lap or on a table. When you're not typing away, the cover provides protection for your screen.

Samsung's keyboard cover is lightweight, adding very little bulk to your Tab S2, so your tablet remains as portable as ever and even more convenient.

Of course, this keyboard features Android hot keys so that you can seamlessly interact with your tablet.

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Logitech Type-S

Logitech Type-S

A titan in the accessories market, we'd be remiss if we didn't mention Logitech's Type-S keyboard for your Galaxy Tab S2.

The Type-S is incredibly portable, thanks to its thin design. You can also go roughly 6 months without recharging its battery, so you just have to worry about keeping your Tab S2 topped up daily. The handy auto on/off feature ensures that you're never wasting power.

Your tablet easily snaps into the Type-S, which has magnets to keep the cover closed and to create the stand. Like most keyboards, this one connects via Bluetooth.

If you're looking for lightweight protection for your Tab S2 with a wide-set keyboard that makes typing easy, then give the Logitech Type-S a whirl.

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Fintie Blade X1

Fintie Blade X1

Fintie's keyboard cover features a removable keyboard that integrates via magnets, so if you're wanting to protect your Tab S2 but feel like a little less bulk, you can take it out. That being said, the Blade X1 adds minimal girth to your tablet even with the keyboard in place.

If, for some strange reason, you happen to be far away from your tablet, the keyboard will work up to 10 meters away.

This particular keyboard cover also adds a touch of style to your Tab S2, thanks to its textured PU leather cover that comes in eight different colors from vibrant robin's egg blue to a toned-down purple.

The stand is adjustable, so you can change the angle of your tablet on the fly to suit your comfort. If you're looking for a customizable case option that can change with your daily needs, then Fintie has you covered (pun intended).

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KuGi Ultra-thin Portfolio Case

KuGi Ultra-thin Portfolio Case

KuGi's well-reviewed case features a detachable keyboard and gives you up to 90 hours of uninterrupted work time, so you can enjoy having to charge this one maybe once a week, if not less.

This is another PU leather case, but with a softer finish giving your Tab S2 a refined and sleek look, while keeping it well-protected.

This is also an excellent option if you're on a budget, since you can find it for around $30. This is a sophisticated-looking case the functions well and protects your Tab S2 from bumps and dings, while leaving the necessary ports, buttons, and the camera available for quick and easy use.

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What do you use?

Are you using a great keyboard cover with your 9.7-inch Tab S2? If it's not on our list and you think it's tops, sound off in the comments below!

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2 months ago

Samsung's latest affordable LTE tablet now available in Canada

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Samsung has launched another inexpensive mid-range tablet in the Canadian market to satisfy the lingering demand for portable content consumption on screens larger than the average smartphone.

The Galaxy Tab E 8" LTE is equipped with an 8-inch 1280x800 pixel LCD display, a 1.3Ghz quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage (expandable with microSD), and a 5,000mAh battery, plus LTE connectivity through an unlocked nano-SIM slot.

Available at Rogers, Bell and Telus stores for $289.99, the Galaxy Tab E 8" LTE comes just a couple of months after the 7-inch Galaxy Tab E Lite launched in the country.

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2 months ago

Microsoft Translator optimized for Android tablets, launches on Amazon's Fire tablets

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Microsoft has released its Translator app for Amazon's line of Fire tablets via the Amazon Underground store. Also, the regular Android version of the app has been optimized for tablet use.

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2 months ago

Amazon's Fire HD 10 now available in a silver aluminum enclosure and 64GB of storage

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Amazon is releasing a version of its Fire HD 10 tablet with a silver aluminum all-metal enclosure. In addition, all versions of the tablet now come with an option for 64GB of internal storage.

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3 months ago

Everything you need to know from Computex 2016!

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There's a lot happening at Computex 2016, so check it all out here!

Computex is Asia's biggest and more important annual technology trade show, and this year it has started with a number of great announcements from ASUS, Intel, Qualcomm, MediaTek, ARM, and more. Looking for everything in one place? Let's get started.

Update: This article was last updated May 31, 2016.

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3 months ago

LG G Pad III 8.0 unveiled, goes up for sale in Canada

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LG has launched the latest iteration in its budget tablet series, the G Pad III 8.0. The tablet now features an 8-inch Full HD (1920 x 1200) TFT display, and is powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core CPU. There's 2GB of RAM on offer, 32GB internal memory, and a microSD slot that can accommodate cards up to 2TB.

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3 months ago

Everything you need to know about Corning Gorilla Glass

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An old company with some seriously cool new innovations!

Headquartered in Corning, New York and founded in 1851 – yes, the company is over 160 years old – Corning Incorporated is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science. The Fortune 500 company operates in diverse market segments like Optical Communications, Display Technology, Specialty Materials, Life Sciences, and Environmental Technologies with expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics.

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3 months ago

Samsung's latest tablet in India comes with an iris scanner

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Samsung has launched the Galaxy Tab Iris in India, a budget slate targeted for use by the government and businesses in the country. The highlight of the tablet is the iris scanner, which provides biometric authentication that's certified for use with the government's Aadhar, STQC, and UIDAI programs.

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3 months ago

Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow now rolling out to NVIDIA Shield Tablet LTE in the U.S.

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If you happen to own the LTE variant of NVIDIA's Shield Tablet, your Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is on its way — at least if you call the U.S. home.

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3 months ago

Android N's three multi-window modes, explained

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Android N split screen mode

There's more to multitasking in Android N than split-screen mode.

One of the biggest user-facing features of Android N is the ability to run more than one app on the screen at a time. Sure, some manufacturers like Samsung and LG have offered similar features for years, but from N onwards it'll be supported at the operating-system level, which means better app support, and (eventually) less custom code.

When most people think about multi-window mode, they imagine the traditional split-screen view pioneered by Samsung and LG, and included in newer iPad models. However Android N actually has three distinct ways to run more than one app at once.

Let's dive in.

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3 months ago

Huawei MediaPad M2 10 now on sale at Currys PC World

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If you happen to live in the UK, you can now get your hands on the Huawei's MediaPad M2 10 tablet at Currys PC World.

Originally announced at CES, the 10.1-inch tablet packs a 1920 x 1200 display, 16GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot to expand storage even further. Powering the tablet is a 2GHz Kirin 930 processor, 3GB of RAM and a sizable 6660 mAh battery. Lastly, the tablet packs a 13MP camera on the back, a 5MP shooter up front and runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop.

Check out our Huawei MediaPad M2 10 review

If you're interested, the Huawei MediaPad M2 10 runs £249.99 at Currys, and you can order one from the retailer's website at the link below.

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3 months ago

NVIDIA may be gearing up to launch a new Shield tablet

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If a new FCC filing is any indication, NVIDIA may have a new Shield tablet on the way. Though there's little to go off of, the filing (via Liliputing) shows off a tablet with similar dimensions to NVIDIA's current gaming tablet offering.

Measurements come in at 215mm by 120mm, which compares to the current Shield tablet's 221mm by 126mm frame. And aside from the fact that the tablet sports a micro USB port and supports 802.11ac Wi-Fi, along with Bluetooth and Bluetooth LE, spec details are nonexistent.

In any case, the timing makes sense as it seems like the Shield tablet is due for a refresh. The original launched in 2014 before being recalled due to a battery issue. NVIDIA then relaunched the tablet as the NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1 in 2015 with similar specs.

Hopefully we'll get a full look at what NVIDIA has up its sleeve relatively soon. In the meantime, what would you like to see out of a refreshed NVIDIA Shield tablet? Let us know in the comments!

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3 months ago

Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0 review: The B-team tablet

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Huawei MediaPad M2

Huawei's latest Android slate is a decent piece of hardware that doesn't know what it wants to be, ultimately let down by half-assed software.

The quick take

The Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0 is a product of the old, weird Huawei, not the promising top-tier manufacturer responsible for great phones like the P9. As a media playback slate it works well enough, partly thanks to the harman/kardon-certified speakers. But overall performance is average at best, and EMUI features bugs unfixed from the company's 2015 phones. And to top it all off, it commits the cardinal sin of shipping on Lollipop in mid-2016. Like most Huawei products, the hardware is solid, and the bundled accessories are a welcome touch. But the overall package is mediocre, and that's mostly the software's fault.

The Good

  • Quick, accurate fingerprint scanner
  • Decent audio capabilities
  • Camera not terrible
  • Good battery life for video streaming

The Bad

  • Mediocre performance
  • Low resolution display
  • Notification glitches with some Google apps
  • Shipping on Android 5.1

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3 months ago

NVIDIA Shield Tablet updated to Android 6.0.1 with Vulkan graphics API support

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The original NVIDIA Shield Tablet has a new update that includes both Android 6.0.1 and Vulkan graphics API support.

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3 months ago

Marshmallow update hitting Xperia Z2, Z3, Z3 Compact, and Z2 Tablet in India

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Sony is rolling out the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update to a slew of phones in India, with the Xperia Z2, Xperia Z3, and Xperia Z3 Compact receiving the update. The Xperia Z2 Tablet is also picking up the OTA update, which is now going out to consumers in the country.

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