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3 months ago

LG G Pad F 8.0 announced by AT&T, hitting stores on May 29

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AT&T has announced the US carrier will be stocking the LG G Pad 8.0 from May 29. The tablet will sport some interesting specifications, including a HD 8-inch display and a stylus accessory.

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3 months ago

Second look: Dell Venue 8 7000 Series with Android 5.0.2

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Dell Venue 8

Dell's most impressive Android offering to date has finally been updated to Lollipop, improving an already impressive tablet experience.

It has been six long months since the Dell Venue 8 (aka the 7000 Series or the 7840) crossed our desks. And while we had plenty of nice things to say about this tablet in our review it couldn't be more clear that the biggest problems here were software-related. Dell's ultra-thin, (nearly) bezel-free, horizontally asymmetrical tablet feels amazing in your hand and handles anything you throw at it with ease. But it was running Android 4.x KitKat, and Dell's small additions to the software were clumsy at best.

Now that the big update has landed on this device, it's time to take a second look at the software running on this stunning little looker and see what happens when you give Dell and Intel a Lollipop.

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3 months ago

New Intel-powered ASUS ZenPad tablets leak online ahead of launch

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ASUS is prepping a new family of Android-powered devices that will be covered under the name ZenPad. According to reports, the company plans to unveil the new hardware at Computex 2015.

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3 months ago

Samsung Galaxy Tab A is heading to the UK on May 21

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Samsung has announced that its latest tablet, the Galaxy Tab A, will be available in the UK from May 21, with both Wi-Fi and cellular editions on offer along with a variant that comes bundled with the S-Pen.

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3 months ago

Get $100 off when you buy a new Samsung phone and tablet from T-Mobile

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T-Mobile is offering customers savings of $100 when purchasing a Samsung phone and tablet together, and use T-Mobile's Equipment Installment Plan to pay them both off.

If you are in the market for a new smartphone and tablet, you will want to check out T-Mobile's latest promotion that will save you $100 on your purchase. With this new deal, customers can save when purchasing a Samsung smartphone, like the brand new Galaxy S6, along with a Samsung tablet, like the Galaxy Tab S.

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3 months ago

LG G Pad X with Android 5.0 leaked, heading to Verizon

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According to an image shared on Twitter by @evleaks, LG is set to launch a tablet called the G Pad X on Verizon.

Not much is known about the tablet other than the fact that it comes with an 8.3-inch screen (which was revealed in an earlier tweet), but from the image above, it looks like the G Pad X will run Android 5.0 with LG's latest UX 4.0 out of the box.

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3 months ago

Nexus 9 Wifi Android 5.1.1 factory image and OTA file now available

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If you're tired of waiting for the Android 5.1.1 OTA to hit your Nexus 9, update manually.

We're a handful of days removed from the announcement that the Android 5.1.1 OTA is now headed to Nexus 9s, but considering that the rollout takes some time it's worth mentioning that the necessary files for a manual update are now available.

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3 months ago

AT&T announces its first self-branded tablet, the Trek HD 4G LTE

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AT&T is taking the next step in the tablet market, releasing its own branded tablet, the Trek HD 4G LTE.

While AT&T carries a variety of tablets already, but the Trek HD 4G LTE is different in one major way. This is the carrier's first company-branded tablet. With sales of the Trek HD 4G LTE starting on May 12, and an in-store release date of May 15, the company has not released a whole lot about the tablet.

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3 months ago

Leaked press render of the Galaxy Tab S2 offers a first look at Samsung's upcoming tablet

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The leaked render reveals a design that is similar to that of the Galaxy Tab A, with a metal frame running around the sides of the tablet.

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3 months ago

Lollipop now hitting Dell Venue 8 tablets, forcing encryption during update

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Dell Venue 8

We're no strangers to Lollipop updates around here, but Dell adding encryption during the update is something new.

One of the big topics to come up during the launch of Android 5.0, especially after using the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, was the inclusion of full disk encryption to the platform. Nexus users quickly discovered they had little say in the matter, but most manufacturers have left encryption as a choice in both updates and new device releases. During the update to Android 5.0.2 today, Dell Venue 8 users will notice a step in between agreeing to reboot and start the update and the "Android is upgrading" screen. This sleek little Intel tablet is encrypting the device during the update process, and it's happening without user consent.

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3 months ago

What to do if the Android 5.0.2 update sends your Nexus 9 into a bootloop tizzy

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Nexus 9 factory reset

The Android 5.0.2 update apparently is breaking some Nexus 9s. But it's possible to reset your way out of it.

Strange things are afoot with the Nexus 9. The Android 5.0.2 update that started rolling out a couple days ago — that's the one ahead of the Android 5.1.1 update that'll drop any time now — has been sending some tablets into a bootloop tailspin. That's absolutely not the sort of thing anyone wants to see happen with an update, and it's sure not something you expect from what's supposed to be the most unadulterated Android experiences.

There have been a number of reports of "bricked" Nexus 9 tablets in Google's support forums, our own forums and other online watering holes. (In fact, my Nexus 9 went into bootloop limbo as well.)

The good news is that there are options should your tablet be soft-bricked (that's as opposed to actually dead) after taking this update.

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3 months ago

Vodafone UK launches the Tab prime 6, a 9.6-inch tablet for just £150

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£150 gets you a 9.6-inch tablet running Lollipop, along with 6GB of data included.

Vodafone UK has announced the Tab prime 6, a £150 tablet with a large 9.6-inch display. Running Android 5.0 Lollipop with a 1.3GHz quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM internally, the Tab prime 6 also has a 5MP camera on the back as well as a 2MP front facing camera.

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3 months ago

Google releases Android 5.0.2 factory images for the Nexus 9

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Google has posted the latest factory images for the Nexus 9, bumping the device up to Android 5.0.2.

Following the (somewhat disappointing) OTA update to Android 5.0.2 earlier today, Google has posted factory images for both the LTE and Wi-Fi versions of the Nexus 9.

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3 months ago

Nexus 9 gets a long-awaited update ...

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... to Android 5.0.2.

There are a couple ways to react to the Nexus 9 receiving an over-the-air update to Android 5.0.2 today while other Nexus devices — watches and TV boxes and older tablets — are hitting Android 5.1.1.

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4 months ago

Acer's new Iconia 8 brings Intel's Atom to the U.S. this summer for $149

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Acer's latest entry into the mid-sized market is the Iconia 8 (B1-820). It's got an 8-inch IPS display (1280x800), comes in either 16- or 32-gigabyte configurations, weighs 335 grams and is 9.5 mm thin.

The Iconia 8 is powered by an Intel Atom processor and is pushing Android 5.0. It'll be available in the U.S. in July for $149 and in this month in Europe starting at €179.

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