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Galaxy Tab S Pro inadvertently revealed by Samsung

Posted by wicked January - 30 - 2015 - Friday Comments Off

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Yesterday, Samsung introduced Milk Music support for Galaxy Note tablets and the trio of Galaxy Tab 4 devices. The company has now published a list which reveals all the devices that support Milk Music.

This usually won’t interest us much, but the mention of a mystery Galaxy Tab S Pro has grabbed our attention. There’s no word on whether this is an error or if Samsung is actually planning to launch a tablet under this name in the future. But considering that Samsung is expected to launch a handful of tablets this year, it’s very likely that this is a large sized Galaxy Tab S variant.

The ‘Pro’ tag usually suggests a large sized device with beefed up hardware, so it’s safe to assume that this is a 12.2 inch variant of the Galaxy Tab S. As we’re only seeing the name mentioned here, there’s no word on the hardware as of yet, but we expect that to change over the coming weeks.

What do you think of a large sized AMOLED tablet from Samsung? Would you be interested?

Via: Sam Mobile

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Benchmark reveals new Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 variant with a 64-bit chip

Posted by wicked January - 22 - 2015 - Thursday Comments Off

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A new benchmark listing has revealed Samsung’s intentions to launch a new version of the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 sporting a 64-bit processor. The revelation was made by GFXBench, which has spilled the beans on several devices in the past.

This tablet sporting the model number SM-T333 is shown to be packing Qualcomm’s budget ranged Snapdragon 410 SoC, which is used on multiple midrange smartphones that have launched recently.

This chip uses the 64-bit CPU architecture which makes it fully compatible with Android 5.0, although having a 64-bit processor isn’t a prerequisite for running Android Lollipop.

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Barring this, the tablet is shown to be packing similar hardware as the current Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 variant which includes the 8 inch 1280 x 800 resolution display, 16GB of internal storage, 1.5GB of RAM, Android 4.4.4 KitKat and a 3.15-megapixel rear camera.

Would you be interested in this new variant of the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0? Let us know below.

Source: GFXBench
Via: Sam Mobile

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Google Play edition devices are no longer available

Posted by wicked January - 22 - 2015 - Thursday Comments Off

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Never got around to purchasing a Google Play edition device? Then it is likely safe to say you never will. Slowly but surely, we have seen Google Play edition devices vanish online. A warning was never issued by Google and the company has proceeded to pull the devices from the Play Store. Most recently, the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Google Play edition was removed after months of being out of stock. Then, today, the HTC One (M8) Google Play edition was shown the door. It left the Google Play edition section with nothing to show; therefore, the initiative that pushed a stock Android experience on flagship devices is presumably gone.

Have you ever purchased a Google Play edition device? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Google Play

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HP’s Pro Slate 12 is the first tablet to feature a Gorilla Glass 4 display

Posted by wicked January - 20 - 2015 - Tuesday Comments Off

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HP isn’t a common name in the tablet segment, although the company has a few devices in the market today. These tablets however are mostly midrangers, catering to the budget segment. However, the company has now revealed its high end productivity oriented device known as the Pro Slate 12.

Just as the name suggests, the tablet comes with a massive 12.3 inch display although the resolution is sub-par at 1600 x 1200. The device is interestingly the first tablet to sport Corning’s Gorilla Glass 4, which promises increased durability compared to the predecessor.

The Pro Slate 12 can also digitize content from a standard paper, which is an excellent feature to have on a tablet. Other specs of the tablet include a Snapdragon 800 quad core chipset, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, an 8-megapixel camera on the back and a 2-megapixel front camera. The pricing for the Pro Slate 12 starts at $569, so it’s certainly not going easy on your wallets.

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The company also took the wraps off the Pro Slate 8 which packs a 7.9 inch 2048 x 1536 resolution display and retains most of the hardware of the Pro Slate 12. Both these devices support HP’s Duet Pen Stylus which is developed in partnership with chip maker Qualcomm. Android 4.4 KitKat is running by default on the Pro Slate 12 and the Pro Slate 8.

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Lastly, the company also revealed the Pro Slate 10 EE which will reportedly be aimed at schools and other educational institutions. It packs a 10.1 inch display and comes with a micro HDMI port which makes it easier to connect to an external monitor or a projector. The device supports a keyboard dock which has to be purchased separately. The tablet has an Intel Atom (Bay Trail) processor inside as well as a 5-megapixel camera on the back accompanied by a 2-megapixel front camera. This tablet will set you back by $279, which isn’t a lot for a device like this.

Via: PC World

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The Android 5.0.2 OTA update became available last night for the Nexus 7 2013 WiFi so it was a matter of time until the Nexus 10 link became available. That time is now so if you’re rocking a Nexus 10, you can update it to Android 5.0.2 on your own or you can wait for it to be pushed to your device automatically. The auto method could take up to a couple of weeks, so if you’re anxious, then download the OTA from the link below.

If you’re not sure on how to install it or you simply need a refresher, be sure to hit up our extensive guide on installing OTA updates to Nexus devices. Have fun and let us know if you notice any peculiar bugs with this update.

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Last week Google released factory images for the Android 5.0.2 update for the Nexus 7 2013 WiFi and the Nexus 10. The OTA update is now available for the Nexus 7, so you can manually update your device yourself.

We have the download link below, but if you aren’t sure of what you’re doing or you just need a refresher, be sure to check out our very extensive guide on how to do it. The Nexus 10 OTA is still not available, but I would expect a link to become available within the next day so stay tuned if you’re rocking a Nexus 10.

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Could a next-gen LG G Pad 8.3 be on the way for Verizon?

Posted by wicked January - 18 - 2015 - Sunday Comments Off

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A leaked document from Verizon shows a device codenamed “LG-VK815″ listed next to other Verizon Wireless tablets: LG-VK410 and LGV700.

The 815 seems to be a step up of sorts from the original LG G Pad 8.3′s codename, 810. This could be suggesting the 815 is a new G pad tablet coming from Verizon — of course this is all very speculative, but it’s something to keep an eye out for nonetheless.

Source: MyLGPhones.com

 

 

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Google releases Android 5.0.2 factory images for Nexus 10 and 2013 Nexus 7

Posted by wicked January - 16 - 2015 - Friday Comments Off

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Google has just posted Android 5.0.2 Lollipop factory images for the Nexus 10 and 2013 Nexus 7. Until now, the only images that were available were for the 2012 Nexus 7. The build number on today’s images is the same as last month’s LRX22G. Google hasn’t posted any change log, but we aren’t expecting big changes in the new firmware.

The images are available on Google’s developer site and should begin to rollout over-the-air soon. If you don’t want to wait, however, you can check out our guide on installing factory images here, and download the image via the source link below. 

Source: Google Developers

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HP to Release new Pro Android Tablet

Posted by wicked January - 15 - 2015 - Thursday Comments Off

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HP has been making some increasingly better tablets of late, sporting both Windows and Android operating systems, as to provide consumers with more options. Today the company released two new tablets—one running Android, the other Windows—called the HP Slate Pro 10 and the HP Pro Tablet 10. Essentially, they are the same tablet under the screen: quad-core Bay Trail processors, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB storage, and NFC capabilities. But the Slate is the one running Android and the Tablet is the one with Windows.

Each of the tablets is 10 inches large, and is called Pro due to the inclusion of a passive stylus for more accurate touches. Mind you, this is not a capacitative stylus like the Note 4 or Surface Pro 3. It will do what your finger does, but a bit more precisely. Both tablets have Wi-Fi, but are rumored to potentially have the option to add 3G connection as well.

The tablets aren’t officially announced yet, but they should be hitting the stores sometime later this year—sooner, rather than later. While the few images purported to be of the tablets show them to be a bit unwieldy, the specs are nice and they should be capable devices if priced appropriately.

What do you think about HP’s latest tablets? Do you trust HP to deliver a quality 10 incher, or do you have your own horror story to tell about an HP tablet experience? Leave a comment below and let us know what’s up.

Source: Liliputing

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Samsung is working on a bunch of new Android tablets

Posted by wicked January - 14 - 2015 - Wednesday Comments Off

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According to SamMoble, Samsung is in the midst of developing a minimum of four new Android-powered tablets it plans to launch as part of its Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Note lineup in Asia, America and Europe in the third quarter of this year.

The first two model numbers to catch our eye are the Galaxy Tab AS (SM-T350/351) and the Galaxy Tab AL (SM-T550/T551), which we believe to be the small and large successors to the Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 and Galaxy Tab 4 10.1, respectively.

Next we’re looking at the SM-P350/351 (Wi-Fi/Cellular) and SM-P550/551 (Wi-Fi/Cellular) tablets, which are rumored to be new devices under the Galaxy Note Series, seeing as they bear the same “SM-P” format as the current Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note Pro range of slates.

All of these units are set to launch with the latest build of Android 5.0 Lollipop on board.

Source: SamMobile

 

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