The idea of a tablet playing a central role in a family's day-to-day life isn't exactly a new one. We've seen any number of manufacturers give this a shot, to varying degrees of success. Now it's Alcatel's turn, with the 17.3-inch Xess. Yes, you read that right, it's a 17-inch Android tablet. But it's also decently thought out, even if we're in the early days on execution.
After it wrapped up officially unveiling the new Gear S2 smartwatch, Samsung once again gave us a tease for a new product — this time it's the "Galaxy View" tablet. The limited views we got of the device show a big, wide-screen form factor with some sort of a kickstand or case on the back. Obviously leaving the rest up to our imaginations.
If you are looking to purchase a new tablet, and have been eyeing Samsung's latest, the Galaxy Tab S2, you are likely wondering where to pick one up. Pre-orders for the tablet began in the middle of August, and the tablet is now officially available.
Book seller Barnes & Noble is once again launching its own version of a Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet that has the company's NOOK branding. The 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 NOOK tablet is now on sale for $399.99.
Lenovo is updating its line of Android-powered Yoga tablets at IFA 2015, announcing the Yoga Tab 3 in two sizes, as well as the Yoga Tab 3 Pro. All three models iterate on the wedge-style design, with a rounded chamber on one edge to hold the battery, camera and kickstand (with a new push-button release) as well as give your hand a place to grip. They all offer optional LTE connectivity as well. On the software side, all three tablets are running Android 5.1, with very minimal customizations by Lenovo.
Impressive components? Check. Interesting design? Check. Quad-speaker setup? Check. Say hello to the Acer Predator 8, which was announced today at IFA 2015. Acer is going all-in when it comes to gaming hardware and the Predator 8 tablet is no exception.
We've already taken one look at ASUS' latest round of ZenPad tablets (thanks, Computex!) Now we're getting another look at them here at IFA in Berlin, and this time they've brought some accessories along for the right.
If you're new to the ZenPad (and if you've used either of ASUS's Nexus tablets, particularly the 2013 model), you know ASUS can do some good stuff. And that continues in the ZenPad 7, 8 and 10 models.
After showing off its somewhat-crazy gaming tablet, the Predator 8, at Computex, Acer is ready to put it on sale for everyone. The Predator 8 (officially the GT-810) is a gaming-focused tablet with lots of power and looks to match its branding.
If you have been looking to get your hands on Samsung's latest tablet, the Galaxy Tab S2, Sprint will begin selling it on September 3. Recently, Samsung announced pre-orders of the Wi-Fi variant, and now carriers are beginning to sell the cellular model.
After becoming available on Amazon's Fire TV products earlier this year, the Sling TV Internet television service is expanding again to include Amazon's Fire tablets as well. The service is available via an app on the Amazon Appstore for the Fire HDX 8.9, Fire HDX 7, Fire HD 7 or Fire HD 6 tablets.
AT&T will offer the DIRECTV Everywhere app pre-installed on their upcoming version of the LG G Pad 10.1 tablet. It will go on sale September 4 online and on September 11 in stores for the price of $249.99 with a two-year contract or for $17.50 a month for 20 months.
ARCHOS has announced its newest Android tablet, the Diamond Tab, which follows shortly after revealing its all-new Diamond S smartphone. The tablet, which features a 7.9-inch display, will be available in October 2015 for £179. Running Android 5.1, the Diamond Tab will be powered by a Mediatek MT8752 Octa-Core 1.7 GHz processor partnered with 3GB of RAM.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is now becoming available for pre-order, should you reside in the US. The tablets should hit select retailers and carriers on September 3, with 9.7- and 8-inch variants available for those who are picky about size. You'll be able to place an order for the new tablets on Amazon, Samsung's own official store and Best Buy for $499.99 and $399.99 respectively.
"Stagefright" is the latest vulnerability to bubble to the surface of Android, and while updates are still coming for millions of phones, some have already been patched. If your phone is not listed below, you can still protect yourself from Stagefright by disabling auto-retrieve for MMS. Google has also said that there are security measures like ASLR in place to help protect your data from being exploited.
We'll be refreshing this list as more updates arrive..
After announcing the 8-inch model in the G Pad II series in its home market, LG has mentioned that it will launch the 10.1-inch variant next month at the IFA conference in Berlin. Following its official debut, the tablet will be available in Wi-Fi and LTE-enabled variants in Asia, North America and Europe.