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1 year ago

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus hands-on: A 10-inch tablet for entertainment

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Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus hands-on: A 10-inch tablet for entertainment

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Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus
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Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus
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Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus
Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus
Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus

Lenovo rolled out the Yoga Tab 3 series last year at IFA, and this time around we're being treated to the latest addition to the lineup, the Yoga Tab 3 Plus. The big change from last year's Yoga Tab 3 Pro is the shift in hardware from Intel's Atom x5-Z8500 to the Snapdragon 652.

1 year ago

Nougat changes Android's emoji to look like people

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Nougat changes Android's emoji to look like people

Android Nougat is here, and it comes with one of the system's biggest updates to emoji, based on the new Unicode 9.0 release.

As part of the Nougat update, Google announced that it will support the Emoji Unicode 9 standard, which includes a number of new pictorials. Also included are skin tone variations, a feature that iOS users have been enjoying for some time.

But perhaps the most interesting change is that Google has moved away from its often-reviled cartoon emoji in favor of a "more human-looking design," according to the Nougat webpage.

Android N emoji

New glyphs include "Face Palm," "Bacon," and "Mother Christmas," most of which are available in Android 7.0.

Google already added a host of new emoji with Android 6.0.1 back in December, but as with any new Android release, only a small percentage of users have received it. Of course, some manufacturers override Google's own emoji design. Samsung in particular has its own unique set of emoji, and it's unclear whether Google's changes in Nougat will have any impact on how the company approaches its pictorials in the future.

Android Nougat

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1 year ago

Acer Predator 8 review: Gaming, flawed

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Acer Predator 8 review: Gaming, flawed

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Acer Predator 8

Acer Predator 8

Acer's gaming brand has an Android tablet that shouts a big game, but doesn't quite hit the mark.

Acer has made Android tablets for years, but it is getting into a more niche space with its first Predator-branded product for the ecosystem, the Predator 8. How does it stack up? Read on.

1 year ago

AT&T starts selling the 8-inch Trek 2 HD tablet on August 5

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AT&T starts selling the 8-inch Trek 2 HD tablet on August 5

ATT Trek 2

AT&T has announced it will begin selling the 8-inch Trek 2 HD tablet on August 5, in its stores and online. The tablet will have Android 6.0 Marshmallow pre-installed.

1 year ago

LG K10 and G Pad X 8.0 heading to AT&T on July 22

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LG K10 and G Pad X 8.0 heading to AT&T on July 22

LG K10 and G Pad X 8.0 heading to AT&T on July 22

AT&T is adding a new phone and tablet from LG to its lineup of more affordable devices. The carrier will sell the LG K10 smartphone and LG G Pad X 8.0 tablet beginning Friday, July 22.

LG K10 and G Pad X 8.0 heading to AT&T on July 22

1 year ago

Seeing a Spanish update message on the Nexus 7 (2013)? Don't install it just yet

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Seeing a Spanish update message on the Nexus 7 (2013)? Don't install it just yet

Nexus 7 (2013) Spanish update message

Several users are receiving an update message in Spanish on the Nexus 7 (2013) configured for English. The update includes the July security patch and comes in at 12.1MB, but the description is in Spanish and it looks like there isn't a way to clear the update notification. According to Google's issue tracker, the update is being received by users across regions.

1 year ago

NVIDIA Shield Tablet update brings professional audio enhancements and more

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1 year ago

Verizon's Galaxy Tab E 8.0 picks up the Marshmallow update

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Verizon's Galaxy Tab E 8.0 picks up the Marshmallow update

Verizon Galaxy Tab E 8.0

Verizon has started rolling out the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update to the Galaxy Tab E 8.0. The update increments the firmware version to T377VVRU1BPD6, bringing the latest security patch to the tablet.

1 year ago

Dell discontinues Android-based Venue tablet line; ends OS upgrades for current products

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Dell discontinues Android-based Venue tablet line; ends OS upgrades for current products

Dell Venue

Dell has confirmed it will not be launching any new tablets in its Android-based Venue family. It also won't be pushing out any OS updates to the Venue tablets that are already sold to customers, although it will continue to honor any currently active warranties and service contracts.

1 year ago

Honor decides it's okay to launch a tablet with KitKat in 2016

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Honor decides it's okay to launch a tablet with KitKat in 2016

Honor T1 7.0

At a media event in New Delhi, Honor rolled out the 5C, a budget phone with a metal-backed design and impressive hardware. The vendor also launched the T1 7.0, a 7-inch affordable tablet with a WSVGA resolution (1024 x 600), a 1.2GHz quad-core Spreadtrum SC7731G processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB internal memory, microSD slot, 3G, and a 4100mAh battery. The pièce de résistance? The T1 7.0 runs EMUI 3.0 out of the box, which is based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

1 year ago

Samsung launches the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 in South Korea

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Samsung launches the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 in South Korea

Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 South Korea

Samsung has launched the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 in its home market, with the tablet available in Wi-Fi and LTE-enabled variants. The Wi-Fi-only model will retail for 359,000 won ($310), whereas the LTE version will debut at 399,000 won ($345). The tablet will make its way to Europe, where the Wi-Fi model will sell for €289 and the LTE variant for €349.

1 year ago

LG G Pad X 10.1 on AT&T now receiving the Marshmallow update

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LG G Pad X 10.1 on AT&T now receiving the Marshmallow update

LG G Pad X 10.1 Marshmallow

AT&T's LG G Pad X 10.1 has started receiving the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. The OTA update — coming in at 869MB — increments the kernel version to 3.4.0, the build number to MRA58K, and the software version to V93020f.

2 years ago

Samsung Galaxy Tab E and On5 headed for T-Mobile later in June

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Samsung Galaxy Tab E and On5 headed for T-Mobile later in June

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Galaxy On5

T-Mobile is gearing up to launch two more Samsung devices later in June with the Galaxy Tab E and Galaxy On5.

2 years ago

NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1 update brings audio quality boost and June security patches

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2 years ago

Lenovo shows off insanely flexible phone and tablet concepts

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Lenovo shows off insanely flexible phone and tablet concepts

Lenovo shows off flexible phone and tablet concepts

On stage at Lenovo Tech World today, Lenovo gave a quick demonstration of some prototype flexible tech that it is working on.

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