Barnes & Noble is partnering with Samsung to continue the Nook series of tablets. It's more of a co-branding than anything, as the first product will be the "Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook", based off the 7-inch version of the Galaxy Tab 4.
Over-the-air update files now available for multiple devices
Following the recent release of Android 4.4.3 for Nexus devices in factory image form, the first over-the-air updates have started rolling out this morning. So far we've confirmed it's rolling out for the Nexus 7 2013 (Wifi), Nexus 5 and Google Play editions of the Galaxy S4, HTC One M7 and HTC One M8. We'd expect more Nexus devices (and eventually Google Play editions) to follow with OTAs in the near future, and as always not everyone will get the update immediately. In the meantime, impatient Nexus owners can always fall back on a manual install of the update if they're feeling adventurous.
We've got download links and more info after the break.
T-Mobile has announced they're shaving off $100 from the price of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 for Father's Day. It's now $600, or $25/month over two years. If you'd rather be scraping around the bargain bin for your Father's Day present (how much do you love your father?), the Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7 is getting released on June 18 for a scant $168. Just keep in mind that you get what you pay for. Of course, T-Mobile is still offering 200 MB of free tablet data to anyone.
AT&T has announced it will be the first wireless carrier to sell Samsung's Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 tablet, along with the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, starting on June 6. The Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 runs on Android 4.4 KitKat and has a 1.2 Ghz quad-core processor, along with 16 GB of internal storage. That amount can be expanded by up to 16 GB in additional memory. It also has an 6,800 mAh battery that is supposed to last up to nine hours.
Ahead of an official announcement of Samsung's rumored Galaxy Tab S series, we now have what appears to be official press images of the Galaxy Tab S 8.4. It appears that Samsung is keeping the design language of the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 consistent with the flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone and with the previously leaked Galaxy Tab S 10.5 tablet.
Notorious leakster @evleaks just posted press renders of Samsung's 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab S, an AMOLED tablet that the South Korean manufacturer is scheduled to unveil on June 12 in an event in New York.
We got our hands on the AT&T's Asus PadFone X on Wednesday and we think its price makes it stand out. For $199 with a new contract or $549 full retail price, you get a combination of a 5-inch Full-HD LTE Android smartphone and a 9-inch Full-HD LTE tablet. What exactly do you get for the price? Watch our unboxing video to find out.
The last time we saw the Asus Padfone X, it was locked inside a glass case. Tonight in New York City, AT&T and Asus finally let us get our hands on them. The Padfone X is a new smartphone and tablet hybrid that will be available to pre-order from AT&T online or in stores on June 6th for $199 with a two-year agreement. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.3GHz quad-core CPU, 16GB of on-board storage with a Micro SD slot, and runs Android KitKat 4.4.
After a lot of noise and not a lot of real information, AT&T has finally announced a June 6 preorder date for the ASUS PadFone X. You'll be able to snag one for as low as $22.92/month, or $199 on a two-year contract. That price includes the PadFone Station tablet which the phone plugs into for a better view of whatever you're working on.
Samsung's upcoming tablet series, the Galaxy Tab S, will allegedly feature a fingerprint scanner that is similar in functionality to the one used in the Galaxy S5. In addition to the fingerprint scanner, the tablets will come with a battery saver mode that debuted on the Samsung's latest flagship, called Ultra Power Saving Mode.
A couple of weeks ago, LG announced three new additions to the G Pad range – a 7-, 8- and a 10.1-inch offering. At the grand LG G3 Day showpiece event in London, the new tablets were on show and so we got chance to spend a little time taking a look at each of them.
The internal hardware is very much the same across all three, and with a Snapdragon 400 inside we're not looking at the absolute cutting edge in terms of hardware performance. There is a HD display on board – though not 1080p – Android 4.4 KitKat and some elements of LG's latest user interface, with some visual elements straight out of the G3.
Toshiba hasn't enjoyed much success in the tablet segment, a fact it is looking to change with the launch of its latest offering, the 7-inch Excite Go. Available in July for $109.99, the tablet is one of the most affordable slates from a major vendor.
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