LG has today announced an LTE version of its new G Pad 8.0 that we first saw back at the G3 launch in London. It's the exact same tablet as before – a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 CPU, 1280x800 resolution display, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and Android 4.4 KitKat – just now with added 4G LTE connectivity.
The Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 with support for Sprint's high-speed Spark network will be available starting this Friday, August 15. The Galaxy Tab 4 is the first tablet that supports Spark, which can boost LTE data speeds up to 60Mbps. While a number of phones can already take advantage of Spark the Tab 4 for Sprint is the first tablet built to do so.
Our predictions of which phones will see the next version of Android
Look at the phone in front of you. You probably love it, and chances are it's one of the most used items you own. It's OK to be a little attached to it, and it's a great idea to keep it as long as you can instead of spending money on each and every new thing that comes along.
We know that's not always easy. Soon, we're going to start hearing more and more about Android L, how great it does something, or how cool some new feature looks. You're going to want Android L on the phone in your hands. Not that you need it, and nothing that your phone does today will stop working just because there's a new version of Android. Still, as Android fans, we just gotta have it.
For some of us, that means a new phone. Still hanging on to that Galaxy S3? Yeah, you're upgrading or rooting and romming. For others, getting Android L is a given — the Nexus 5 and most of the Google Play devices will have it in short order after it rolls out sometime later this year. But for most of us, we get to speculate and talk about it a little bit.
We've been seeing plenty of Sony leaks leading up to IFA 2014, and the recent invites they've shot out for their press conference at the show provide a glimpse at what new devices we can expect. The Sony Xperia Z3 is a pretty safe bet and its little cousin the Z3 Compact is a distinct possibility. A new QX100-style camera is clearly shown in the invite as well, and that top-right image could be a new tablet.
Sony may launch a new Xperia tablet at this year's IFA, if a certification listing on Indonesia's Postel website is any indication. The device, which sports a model number SGP621, has a similar naming convention to earlier tablet models in the Xperia series, the Xperia Tablet Z (SGP321) and the Xperia Z2 Tablet (SGP521).
The 32GB, Wifi-only version of Amazon's 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDX is on sale right now for $130 off. The HDX with Special Offers is available for $299, down from it's usual price of $429. Without Special Offers, the device costs $314, down from $444.
AT&T will start selling the LG G Pad 7.0 LTE tablet on Friday, August 8 and the wireless provider will price it at just 99 cents if users also purchase the LG G2, LG G3, or LG G Flex smartphone from them at the same time.
The second member in the Android-powered Shield family is here — we break down some of the must-know info
NVIDIA is taking another swing at a tablet, but this time it's taking things completely in-house and doing the hardware, software and branding itself. The result is the Shield Tablet, the second member of the gaming-focused Shield family. We've covered all of the details on this new device in our complete (and extensive) review, but you can't always hit every bit of information in just one post.
We've picked out the top 10 things you should know about the NVIDIA Shield Tablet. Whether you're still doing some research deciding if you want to pick one up, or you already have it in your hands and learning, you'll want to know this info.
FreedomPop has announced that it will offer 500MB a month of free 4G LTE data for tablets that supports Sprint's network, along with direct sales of Apple's iPad mini and Samsung's 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 on their website.
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