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1 month ago

LG begins rollout of G Pad 7.0 in Europe, other models set to launch in the coming weeks

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After announcing a new lineup of G Pad tablets last month, LG has stated that the 7-inch variant would be rolling out across Europe later this week, with the 8- and 10.1-inch models set to follow suit in the coming weeks.

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1 month ago

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 review

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Galaxy Tab 4

Samsung's latest mid-range tablet offers decent performance and excellent quality at the right price

Samsung loves to make tablets. From innovative products like the high-spec'd Pro series, to the more mediocre Galaxy Tab models, they pump them out in sizes and price points to suit almost anyone. This year's Galaxy Tab 4 continues that trend. Coming in 7-inch, 8-inch and 10-inch sizes, the Galaxy Tab 4 may not be the powerhouse you can get from other vendors, but decent performance and a great price point — combined with plenty of time and money spent to make sure you know that they exist and where to buy them — make the Tab 4 a product that many will end up buying. That's good for Samsung, and after all is said and done it's good for many users, as well.

We got the 8-inch model to have a go with, and after some time with it I have to say it's a decent piece of gear for the price —$269 MSRP — compared to the competition. Many TouchWiz bells and whistles are on board, and many of the things you would shut off on your phone are surprisingly useful on an 8-inch screen. The size and build quality are on-target, and overall it's a good tablet for the money. Not everyone needs a Pro series with expensive innards to sit on the couch and watch HBO Go. That's where the Tab series fits in, and just like last year, Samsung has mostly hit the mark.

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1 month ago

Asus PadFone X review

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AT&T Padfone X

The PadFone X is finally here, and it may just be the best bang for your buck on the market today. 

It’s finally here. After what seems like an eternity of waiting with baited breath, the Asus PadFone X has finally arrived on AT&T shelves and, in large part, it was well worth the wait.

First introduced back in January, Asus’ smartphone/tablet hybrid was unlike anything else on the market, and today it’s as unique as ever -- combining a powerful, flagship worthy 5-inch smartphone (dubbed the "PadFone") and an equally impressive 9-inch tablet (dubbed the "PadFone Station"), the PadFone X is as good of a two-for-one deal as you’ll find, priced at an affordable $200 on a two year contract.

But as you’ll see, Asus sacrificed form for function, and the PadFone X could take some cues from its fellow 2014 flagships in the style department. But all things considered, its power, usability and cool factor more than make up for its shortcomings.

 

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1 month ago

Samsung reportedly working on a foldable tablet, debut planned for 2015

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Samsung is reportedly said to be working on a tablet with a foldable display that can fold in on itself into a smartphone form factor. The device will allegedly be launched in 2015.

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1 month ago

NVIDIA Tegra Note 7 gets OTA update that boosts Netflix streaming to 1080p

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Owners of NVIDIA's Android-based Tegra Note 7 tablet should check their device to see if they have an OTA update to download. The company has announced that once that update is installed, the hardware can start streaming Netflix videos in full 1080p.

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1 month ago

Samsung Galaxy Premiere 2014 event now has a super peppy countdown video

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The colors! There's a Samsung event on for June 12th (that's next week!) in New York City, with the promise of "tab into color." Reading between the lines that can only mean one thing to us: Samsung's finally going to unveil their long-awaited Galaxy Tab S range of tablet with AMOLED displays.

And now there's a preview video that's, well, a spinning tablet seen edge-on with lots of color. As one would expect from a saturation-happy AMOLED screen. Oh, and there's a look at a black slab tablet from the front, but it's all dark and mysterious like on the colorful background.

Tune back in next Thursday, when we'll be live in Madison Square Garden to see the latest from Samsung.

Source: Samsung (YouTube)

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1 month ago

AT&T expands pre-paid GoPhone service to select tablets

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AT&T is expanding its pre-paid GoPhone service to include a limited number of tablets for the first time. This will allow users with compatible tablets to purchase data time on AT&T's network on a monthly basis.

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1 month ago

Amazon UK takes 20% off its family of Kindle Fire HDX tablets in latest sale

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Amazon is never shy to launch sweet deals for consumers to take full advantage of and today the retailer has subtracted a full 20 percent off its entire line of Kindle Fire HDX tablets (see our overall review) in the UK. This means you can pick up your own Kindle Android tablet from just £159.20 (7-inch, 16GB, Wi-Fi only). That's not a bad deal.

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1 month ago

Samsung toying around with a tablet with a 4K display

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2K displays like those in the Samsung Note Pro tablets and the LG G3 are all the rage these days, but we all know what comes next: 4K. Apparently Samsung knows that too, and they've already got a tablet that is said to be sporting such a 4096x2160 display out in the wild.

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1 month ago

Project Tango Tablet Development Kit available from Google later this year

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Project Tango, a Google research project aimed at making gadgets aware of 3D space, has produced a new prototype that fits into a slim tablet form factor. Google intends to ship these out to developers later this year for $1,024, and have opened up a page where you can sign up for notifications. This bad boy packs some serious horsepower, including an NVIDIA K1 chip, a 7-inch 1080p display, 4 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, USB 3.0, and, of course, running Android 4.4. The real party's in the back, though. There you'll find a 4 megapixel camera with a massive sensor, a dedicated motion sensing camera, and depth sensor.

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