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NVIDIA announced the Tegra Note tablet platform back in September. That news was quickly followed by EVGA who unveiled a branded Tegra Note 7 tablet and mentioned that it would be available soon. Well, it appears as if the tablet has begun arriving with US retailers. So far we are seeing a listing with Newegg.
The tablet has arrived at the expected price point, which is to say it is selling for $199.99. And otherwise, there wasn’t any surprise when it comes to the specs either. The EVGA Tegra Note 7 feature set includes a 7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 and NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor. There is also a GeForce 72-core GPU and as the ‘Note’ in the name would suggest, the tablet also has an included stylus.
In this case, that would be the NVIDIA DirectStylus which brings the promise of 3x faster stylus performance with finer point and broader stroke control. Other hardware specs for the tablet include 16GB of storage, a microSD card slot, 1GB of RAM and a 4100 mAh battery. There is also HDMI-out and Bluetooth for those looking to connect to a television and pair the tablet with a game controller.
With that in mind, the Tegra Note 7 also features TegraZone access for Android games and arrives with the promise of any future over-the-air updates coming direct from NVIDIA. For now the tablet is running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Remaining hardware includes WiFi and GPS/GLONASS as well as a VGA quality front-facing camera and 5 megapixel rear-facing camera.
All said and done, the EVGA Tegra Note 7 appears to be a nice mix of price and specs. As to how the Tegra Note 7 stands up with real world use, those curious should head over and check out our full written review.
Toshiba has introduced a mid-range tablet to compliment their recent introduction of higher end devices to the market. We’ve seen tis one before in benchmark tests, but now we have a name: the Excite 7. The Excite 7 is the smallest Toshiba has on offer at — you guessed it — a 7-inch screen. It doesn’t pack much of a spec punch, but the price is right.
That 7-inch screen is going have a 1024×600 resolution, and a quad-core processor with 1GB RAM. It will have a two cameras — a 3MP shooter not he back, a 0.3MP variant on the front — and 8GB of memory. The Excite 7 will also have a microSD card slot, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, stereo sound powered by SRS, and will be running Android 4.2.2.
Toshiba claims the tablet will get 13 hours of use with “general usage”, and 8 hours of video playback. They’ve not disclosed the size of the battery, but if it’s a decent size, we can see those numbers being accurate. The Excite 7 comes in silver, and weighs in at 0.77 pounds.
For $170, this may just be the mid-range tablet to get. Toshiba builds solid products, and while it’s not a powerhouse device, it’s a good entry level offering. You’ll get much more with a $70 upgrade to a Nexus 7, but if money is a concern this holiday season, this one is nothing to turn your nose up at. The Toshiba website notes it starts shipping tomorrow, so there would be almost no waiting.
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- Toshiba AT7-A tablet leak reveals a 7″ tablet with Jelly Bean
- Toshiba Excite Pure, Pro and Write tablet retail availability expands
- Toshiba TransferJet now in micro-USB form, smartphone module to follow
Toshiba, which has been a silent player in the tablet industry, has just announced its own budget tablet called the Excite 7. This 7 inch tablet will go one on one with the likes of the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX and the 2013 Nexus 7, which are giants in this segment. Priced at $170, Toshiba certainly has the right idea, but the specs sheet isn’t exactly high end.
The tablet comes with a 7 inch 1024×600 resolution display, 8GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot, 1GB of RAM, 3MP camera on the back, a 0.3MP front camera, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, Stereo Speakers, a RockChip RK3188 quad core processor and a battery which last 13 hours with normal usage or 9 hours of continuous video playback.
It’s quite clear that the Excite 7 is not a beast with the hardware, but considering that it’s priced $60 less than the entry level Nexus 7, this might not be a bad bet after all. With the holidays approaching, the Excite 7 could be the perfect gift for your loved ones.
An inexpensive 7-inch tablet with a display and performance worthy of the price tag
Toshiba has a history of keeping a fresh lineup of medium and large Android tablets running alongside its Windows offerings, and the latest in that lineup is the Excite 7. A decidedly lower-end device than the latest refresh of its 10-inch Excite Pro tablet, and not to be confused with the previously-released Excite 7.7, the Excite 7 is a $169 7-inch tablet with one clear vision — sit on store shelves with a great price and a few key specs hoping to sell well.
At this price level you're not going to get any fancy features, bells and whistles or flair, but sometimes that's a good thing. Realizing what you can reasonably do in a tablet for $169, Toshiba has put together a pretty solid package in the Excite 7 that undercuts offerings from other manufacturers by $30 to $80, and that's a big deal for many consumers, especially this holiday season.
Read on past the break and see what the Toshiba Excite 7 has going for it.
The Motorola DROID Xyboard 10.1 tablet which broke cover in late 2011 is now getting the Android 4.1.2 update according to the owners of the device. The update is long overdue now, but not surprising considering Motorola’s history with tablet updates. The tablet was launched in partnership with Verizon in December 2011 and hasn’t made a lot of news since then. But this update should bring some joy among the users, if there are any left. The update changes the system version to 98.8.127. As users are shifting from Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, there are a lot of changes on board, including Project Butter which brings a smoother UI and better functionality.
To jog your memory a bit, the tablet sports a 10.1 inch 1280×800 resolution display, a TI OMAP 1.2 GHz dual core chip, 1GB of RAM, 16/32GB of internal storage, a 5MP rear camera, a 1.3MP front camera and a 7,000 mAh battery to round off the hardware specs sheet. This is probably the last of the updates for the tablet as it’s running on the now unsupported TI OMAP chipset, which is the reason why Google decided to not rollout the KitKat update to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
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Hell hasn’t frozen over just yet, but it’s definitely getting a little colder down there. According to Nintendo software engineer Nando Monterazo, Nintendo is has been hard at work on a new tablet, and it’s based on the best mobile OS on the planet: Android.
Monterazo spilled the beans on Twitter where he says he’s currently testing the “communication environment” of educational games kids will be playing on the new Nintendo tablet. Yes, you heard right. Looks like this will be an educational tablet aimed solely for children (think Leap Frog or Nabi Tablet).
It’s been one year since the Nintendo Wii U was released and there’s no question that the console has gotten off to a very slow start. But it seems Nintendo could be looking for new hardware avenues to help generate some additional revenue. We’re not sure how big of a market there is for educational kids tablets, but it’s nice to see Nintendo thinking outside their normally rigid box.
While it appears that this mystery Nintendo tablet is indeed in the works, whether or not it will ever see the light of day on these shores is another matter entirely. Would anyone be interested in picking up an Android-based Nintendo tablet for the kiddies? Do you think this would launch with KitKat or Gingerbread?
Google apps on the £49 'Avoca' tablet were not properly licensed, according to reports
Following the arrival of cheap Android tablets from British retailers Argos and Tesco, retail chain Carphone Warehouse made headlines with the launch of its own budget slate, priced at just £49. By all accounts the "Avoca" tablet packed pretty basic hardware — a 1GHz CPU, WVGA display and 512MB of RAM stands out as being decidedly low-end — but at least it included the full suite of Google apps.
Now it seems the those apps may have been loaded onto the device without being properly licensed. The UK-based Mobile Magazine reports via "industry sources" that the Avoca's software was not licensed by Google, and as such manufacturer STB Developments had loaded apps like Google Maps and the Google Play Store onto the tablet without permission. Applications like this form the GMS (Google Mobile Services) package, which is licensed separately to the open-source Android OS.
Black Friday is coming up in just a few weeks, but Staples already has great deals flowing. You can get any tablet over $149 for $50 off. That includes the new Nexus 7, and brings down the price to $179 for the 16GB version, and $219 for the 32GB tablet. That is an incredible deal for a brand new, top of the line device.
All you have to do to take advantage of this deal is enter the coupon code 24373 while you’re checking out on Staples.com. This deal is only valid today, so be quick!
Source: 9 to 5 Google
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Google has started posting factory images of Android 4.4 KitKat for the Nexus 10, Nexus 4 and the two Nexus 7 tablets from 2012 and 2013 respectively. But flashing factory images can be rather tough for rookies who don’t do a lot of modding and flashing on their devices. Today, we will discuss how to flash a factory image on the Nexus 10 tablet. This applies to all users who haven’t received the OTA update from Google yet.
If you find this complicated, make sure you go through the XDA forums for detailed instructions on flashing ROMs through ADB. Users will need some basic understanding of Command Prompt on Windows or Mac to go through with this process. Before we proceed with the process, make sure you have the latest Android SDK installed in your computer. And here is the Android 4.4 zip file for the Nexus 10 containing the ROM and other data.
Although some users have had luck without USB debugging, it could help to turn on this feature in the developer settings just to be safe. This is achievable by heading over to Settings-About Phone and tapping the Build Number 7 times. After this, you can head over to Development Options and enable USB debugging.
- To begin with, you will need to rename the downloaded file to update.zip and place this zip file (as it is) in the Android SDK/platform-tools directory on your computer.
- Now turn off your tablet and once it is powered down completely, press the volume down, volume up and the power button simultaneously to start the tablet in fastboot mode.
- When you get to the fastboot menu, connect the tablet to your computer via USB.
- Now using the volume keys as navigation buttons, get to Recovery Mode and press the power button to select that setting.
- At this point, you will notice an Android with an exclamation mark on your tablet’s display. As soon as you see this symbol, press the volume up and power buttons together to open the recovery menu.
- Using the volume keys, navigate to apply update from ADB and press the power button to confirm.
- Now open command prompt on your computer and navigate to the Android SDK/platform-tools folder.
- After this type adb.exe sideload update.zip if you’re on Windows. Mac users will have to type ./adb-mac sideload update.zip while Linux users have to type ./adb sideload update.zip. After this, the update will start installing on your tablet.
- Once it’s done, head over to reboot system now using volume keys as navigation buttons and press the power button to confirm. Your device will now boot with stock Android 4.4.
This is quite a tricky process and we don’t blame you if you didn’t get the hang of it. However, if you’re patient enough to follow each step closely, it doesn’t sound as complicated. Try this out on your Nexus 10 today and let us know if you had any success.
Via: Phone Arena
It’s been more than a year since we last heard about Philips planning on launching a new Android tablet. Since then the consumer electronics manufacturer has practically fallen off the Android radar. This latest leak, however, puts the company back on track with its Amio tablet that surprisingly sports acceptable hardware for a budget price.
Just to make it clear, this is definitely a low-end tablet. It has a 7-inch display that supports a rather low 1024×600 pixel resolution. No indication is given on the panel technology used, but given how things go, it will most likely be a TFT screen. It has an unnamed 1.5 GHz dual-core processor. It will be interesting if it turns out to be MIPS-based, in line with Philips’ plans last year. RAM is capped at 1 GB, which sounds just about right for tablets in that range.
Things get slightly better from there, though, which gives the Amio tablet a bit of a mid-range streak. It has a storage capacity of 8 GB, quite good for the price, and is even expandable via the micro SD slot. It even has a micro HDMI port for video output. The battery is a good 3000 mAh, though battery life is something still to be determined by actual usage. Philips is boasting of a FullSound audio feature on the tablet, which it claims improves audio quality via digital signal processing, something you don’t see on your run of the mill budget tablet. It also runs Android 4.1, which, while definitely not the latest Jelly Bean, at least partly improves the device fragmentation problem.
Of course, the price tag is what makes the Philips Amio a budget tablet. The device is expected to hit European markets at 100 euros, which makes it around $135 when converted directly. No news yet on when its availability and whether it will arrive in the US at all.
In the market for a new Android tablet? For a limited time, you can grab any tablet off of Newegg for 10% using a special coupon code. The code works on all of the tablets we tried, which was the new Nexus 7, a few Galaxy Tabs, and other various ASUS tablets.
10% may not seem like much, but it all adds up over time. If you were thinking about picking up a new Nexus 7, then there is no reason not to save some money. And if you were thinking about preordering the Tegra Note tablet using the code, it won’t work, but according to a Reddit user, Newegg will refund you $20 after the tablet ships if you use this code. That’s a solid deal.
Have at it.
Coupon Code: EMCWWWS22
Ematic has a wide range of tablets available, some for anyone and some that are intended more for children. While adults more often than not can keep their non-waterproof tablet from getting covered in water, kids aren’t always so good at doing the same. With that in mind, it looks like the folks at Ematic have taken two of their more popular models and began treating them with Liquipel.
The two models include the Genesis Prime and FunTab Pro and according to Ematic, both are now “watersafe” and protected against “accidental spills and other wet encounters.” That having been said, Ematic also mentioned how both models are fully protected. Or in other words, the Liquipel covers the entire tablet including the buttons and open ports.
Aside from being water protected, the FunTab Pro is a 7-inch tablet with Android 4.1 and the Zoodles Kid Mode. Zoodles is a kid-friendly interface that lets the kid do what they need and/or want while at the same time, providing progress reports for the parents. This model also has a bunch of kid-friendly software pre-installed. Some of these include the Art Studio and interactive books as well as games such as Fruit Ninja and Angry Birds.
The Genesis Prime is currently running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and similar to the FunTab Pro, also sporting a 7-inch display. This is a Google certified tablet which means Google services and access to the Play Store. Otherwise, while these are both now water-friendly thanks to the new Liquipel coating — a big selling factor appears to be the prices.
The FunTab Pro is $129.99 and the Genesis Prime is $89.99. Both models are currently available with Walmart.
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- Ematic EM63 tablet brings 7-inch display and Jelly Bean with budget pricing
As mentioned a couple of times in the past, vendors sometimes do the strangest things just to stand out from a market full of people copying each other and doing the same things. One very recent exemplar of this is the Hannspree Hannspad SN14t71, which is probably the largest portable Android tablet you’ve so far laid eyes on, though the aspect of portability is, at this point, almost debatable.
This question of portability is due to the fact that, unlike the common 10.1-inch Android tablets today, or even the rumored 12.2-inch Samsung Galaxy Note on the way, this pushes the boundaries further with a whooping 13.3-inch screen. But for all the size-boasting, the display only supports a resolution of 1280×800 pixels, just enough for 720p viewing.
Unfortunately, things go slightly downhill from there. This tablet is big on the outside but somewhat mediocre inside. It is powered by a 1.6 GHz quad-core ARM processor, paired with 1 GB of RAM. Internal storage is limited to 16 GB, but, luckily, a microSD slot is available. It has a measly 2 megapixel rear camera, though you won’t probably want to be caught snapping up photos using this tablet anyway. It does make up for the low specs with a large 4000 mAh battery, though battery life is promised to last at least 5 hours only. It does run a somewhat up-to-date Android 4.2, so at least not everything is bad.
Things go even lower, but this time for the better. For all its size and specs, the Hannspree Hannspad SN14t71 will only set you back 199 GBP, which translates to around $320 across the ocean. Not bad for a budget tablet of this size, presuming, of course, you have a reason to get one.
Samsung’s next tablet could be the company’s largest yet. Reports indicate that the Korean mobile maker has plans to bring a slate with a 12.2-inch display to market early next year. Seen here passing through the FCC with model number SM-P900, all signs point to the tablet earning a place among Samsung’s Galaxy Note lineup.
What will likely launch as the Galaxy Note 12.2 sometime early next year (the January/February convention season could mark its debut) surfaced only recently, but surrounding buzz suggests other than the larger display the device could end up with a familiar hardware compliment. The S-Pen toting tablet will borrow from the build of the Galaxy Note 10.1 204 Edition, if we are to believe initial reports. This could include a 256×1600 display and Snapdragon 800 CPU (or Exynos 5420).
Samsung isn’t the only company expected to introduce an extra-large tablet next year. Rumors also claim that Apple could get in on the act with a 13-inch iPad as analysts see the market segment picking up steam in the wake of Microsoft’s Surface.
A new FCC listing has revealed the existence of a Sprint tablet manufactured by Chinese OEM ZTE. While there’s no information on what this tablet will feature, it’s possibly safe to assume that it’s a low end tablet aimed to compete against the likes of the Google Nexus 7 and the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX. It is easy to decipher from the corresponding images in the FCC listing that the tablet will pack a 7 inch display, so it is most likely a low end tablet. The tablet has the model number V72C.
The timing of this FCC listing is interesting as Verizon launched the Ellipsis 7 tablet just yesterday which is solely targeted towards the budget segment. We can expect this ZTE tablet to pack a low end MediaTek manufactured quad core processor and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean among other features we’ve come to expect from budget hardware. While this ZTE tablet might not exactly fly off the shelves, it will certainly provide a healthy alternative to users looking for an affordable LTE tablet.
Via: Phone Arena
Remember the days when people would laugh at you for even thinking about using a physical keyboard with your tablet? Nowadays, tablet keyboards, especially those that double as covers, seem to be gaining traction and ASUS is coming out with its own unique, if not strange-looking, contraption.
The TransKeyboard sports the usual features you’d find in most wireless keyboards these days. it’s ultra-slim and light profile keeps the burden of carrying an accessory to a minimum. It connects to a tablet, or even a smartphone, via Bluetooth 3.0, which should support most mobile devices today. It has an instant on/off switch and can be charged via a micro USB cable. ASUS says that, due to the microfiber materials used, the TransKeyboard acts as a protective cover as well, though it doesn’t really say how tablets would be kept in place, even in the video that you’ll find below.
The ASUS TransKeyboard shows off it’s peculiar personality in the way it props up a paired device. While other keyboard covers require tablets to somehow attach to the cover, the TransKeyboard’s flap folds into a stand and is kept in place by magnets. Of course, this means that there is only one fixed angle for setting up the tablet, but that is rather common with this type of accessory. The cover can support ASUS tablets from 5 to 10 inches, though, being a Bluetooth wireless keyboard, almost any device can make use of the cover as long as the stand can hold up its weight. Naturally, there is no OS preference and both Android and Windows tablets work just fine.
ASUS has not yet made known when the TransKeyboard cover and wireless keyboard will be come available in the market. Pricing details are still unknown as of the moment.
ASUS makes some of the best keyboard docking stations around, which is pretty clear looking at the success of their Transformer tablets. Their next move is to introduce a Bluetooth keyboard that’s mostly universal for all Android tablets, and they’re calling it the TransKeyboard.
Not only does this keyboard have a fancy name, but it comes with an incredibly unique folding cover. The cover bends and contorts to create a stand for any device, and it’s pretty firmly held in place thanks to some magnets in the folds. It supposedly fits any device up to 10 inches, which should include just about every Android phone and tablet on the market right now. It’s tough to explain, but the video ASUS uploaded to their YouTube channel late last night gives a great demonstration of the device. It’s also completely wireless and comes with a rechargeable battery that fortunately uses a standard MicroUSB plug.
Aside from the minute-long promo video, there’s no word on a release date or pricing. Hopefully ASUS will fill us in soon. In the meantime, check out the video below to see it in action.
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The Verizon Ellipsis 7 tablet was announced by the carrier a couple of days ago and it has officially gone on sale today. Priced at $149.99 with a two year contract and $249.99 without a contract, the tablet is looking to compete with other budget ranged offerings like the Nexus 7 and the Amazon Kindle Fire. However, a rather underwhelming specs sheet might have a big impact on the potential buyers. Although it packs most of the features we expect in a budget tablet, it’s slightly behind in terms of raw hardware and power. Verizon is also selling a neat looking ruggedized case for the tablet along with the Zaggkeys Bluetooth keyboard + case.
The Ellipsis 7 houses a 1.2 GHz quad core processor of an unknown make, 1GB of RAM, a 3.2MP rear camera, 8GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot, a 7 inch 1280×800 display and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. As this is a Verizon branded tablet, there is ample support for 4G LTE networks across the country which is a huge bonus.
Source: Verizon Wireless
Via: Android Police
It’s no secret that there is an abundance of Android smartphones and tablets in the market, with manufacturers pushing the envelope designing lightweight, narrow, big screened and powerful gadgets. ADVENT is the newest entrant in the Android market as it launched a new 7 incher with a twist today. The ADVENT Vega Tegra Note 7, as the name hints, is powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra processor, the same chip that powers HP’s Slate 21 and Microsoft Surface 2. Compared to these two in pricing, it is safe to say this is a powerhouse at a budget.
The Vegas Tegra Note 7 boasts of a 7 inch 1280 x 800 (215 ppi) display that promises a mesmerizing display and performance although it is not a full HD display thanks to the 72-core GeForce GPU in the SoC. It comes with NVIDIA’s Cortex-A15 Tegra 4 processor, effectively making it the fastest 7 inch tablet in the market. The tablet has 1 GB RAM (I feel for such a processor it should have been 2 GB), 16 GB internal storage, 5 megapixels rear and 2 megapixels front cameras and the standard connectivity features including Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, microHDMI and microUSB. One more notable feature is the inclusion of the DirectStylus by NVIDIA, something that most tablets do not come with.
Advent’s 7 inch tablet will launch with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system and will have other bonus resources including NVIDIA’s PureAudio that pairs with the dual front-facing stereo speakers, a battery that promises up to 10+ hours of HD video playback as well as TegraZone gaming. According to the folks at Android Communityhttp://androidcommunity.com/advent-vega-tegra-note-7-unveiled-with-tegra-4-and-7-display-20131106/, this tablet is also likely to bring Camera Awesome for Android, but this is unclear.
Advent and the Android Market
The Android device market is becoming saturated but it is still competitive as tablets gradually edge out laptops from the scene. This release, however, is limited to customers in the UK via PC World and Currys but there is a high chance that the manufacturer will get it to other markets, including North America, in the near future.
The Advent Vega Tegra Note 7 is an impressive device that is fairly priced at £179.99 (about $290) considering that the 16 GB version of the refurbished Nexus 7 sells for £199. I think if or when Advent decides to join the Chinese in conquering the US Android market, this should be the first gadget they should launch.
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The Advent Vega is back! Currys and PC World are about to launch the Advent Vega Tegra Note 7 here in the UK, a 7-inch tablet running on Nvidia’s Tegra 4 platform. It arrives with something known as the Nvidia DirectStylus — a stylus — and a quad-core chipset that Nvidia claims makes this the “world’s fastest” 7-inch tablet.
Here’s a look at it. It’s the Tegra Note with an Advent Vega logo on it, basically:
Currys & PC World say they’ll begin taking orders for the Tegra Note on November 7th, ahead of a full launch on November 15th. The price is £179.99, so it had better be decent. Here’s the thing. It’s a bit light on full tech specs, though.
ADVENT brings the Vega Tegra Note 7 – powered by NVIDIA Tegra 4 – to Currys & PC World
New ADVENT Vega Tegra Note 7 tablet now available at the UK’s leading electrical retailers, Currys & PC World
Perfect for gaming, music and movies – and including a stylus for quick note taking – the Tegra Note 7 combines iconic industrial design and superior performance capabilities with an accessible price point
ADVENT Vega Tegra Note 7 available for Â£179.99
LONDON: Wednesday 6th November 2013: UK computing brand ADVENT, sold exclusively through the UK’s leading electrical retailers Currys & PC World, today announced the launch of its new NVIDIAÂ® TegraÂ® 4-powered ADVENT Vega Tegra Note 7 tablet. The device will be available for pre-order from Thursday 7th November, and launch on November 15th, at a starting price of Â£179.99.
Today’s announcement continues ADVENT’s long history of bringing the latest technology to the UK at extremely reasonable prices, helping all customers to experience new technologies. The ADVENT Vega Tegra Note 7, powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor, is no exception; combining the ultimate high performance tablet with innovation and chic design at an accessible price point.
Dave Ward, Head of ADVENT Computing for Currys & PC World, said: “We are very excited to bring the NVIDIA-powered ADVENT Vega Tegra Note 7 to market in the UK – it is the perfect device for customers who want a high performance, feature-rich tablet. ADVENT makes technology as easy to understand as possible and the Vega Tegra Note is no exception. This new tablet doesn’t compromise on features and capability, bringing together the latest tech.”
The ADVENT Vega Tegra Note 7 is powered by Tegra 4, with a 72-core GeForceÂ® GPU and quad-core Cortex-A15 CPU with a fifth battery-saver core, making it the world’s fastest 7-inch android tablet.
Other features include:
NVIDIA DirectStylus™ – transforming the normal stylus into an incredibly responsive experience with finer point and broader stroke control
NVIDIA PureAudio™ – offering rich, deep audio including the widest frequency range in a tablet through front-facing stereo speakers with a bass-reflex port
Groundbreaking camera – using Tegra 4’s processing power and NVIDIA Chimera computational photography architecture to deliver stunning new features.
The ADVENT Vega Tegra Note 7 comes in-built with SmugMug’s Camera Awesome app – one of the top camera apps on iOS and Android
TegraZone gaming – easy access to games optimised for Tegra with visual effects not available on other tablets. The ADVENT Vega Tegra Note 7 also supports a variety of game controllers for console-class gaming
Superior battery life – 10-plus hours of HD video playback
Coming in December priced £249.99
Achos has announced the latest tablet in its Gen 11 range, the Archos 101 XS 2. It's a 10.1-inch 1280×800-resolution tablet with front-facing speakers and a Archos' "Coverboard" keyboard cover — a magnetic keyboard which clips onto the device. On the inside it's powered by an 1.6GHz quad-core CPU with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, backed up by Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and the full complement of Google apps. Archos has also bundled OfficeSuite Pro 6 for MS Office document support, along with its own suite of media center apps for movie and TV show playback.
The tablet is due to arrive in the UK this December, priced £249.99 from Archos' own web store.
Verizon’s own-branded 7-inch Ellipsis tablet made official (& we still know nothing about it); Nov 7 for $250
Verizon Wireless has officially announced the Verizon Ellipsis, a 7-inch Android tablet that they can finally call their own. This thing, said to be launching November 7th for $250, likely isn’t going to blow your socks off, but should be a nice option for those who want an affordable Android tablet equipped with Verizon’s 4G LTE radios.
We still don’t know what sits inside this device, so we’ll just have to take Verizon’s word for it being a great tablet that can do great things (work with me, folks). They did let loose that the display is “HD,” though no exact resolution can be had at this time.
Verizon curiously mentioned that this is the “first product from Verizon Wireless in the Ellipsis family,” which would suggest more tablets (or even a smartphone) could be on their way at some point down the line. That said, we’d rather learn more about this little guy before worrying about other products that may or may not already be in the pipeline.
A few days ago, we came across a neat looking Verizon branded tablet known as the Ellipsis 7. This tablet has now been officially announced by Verizon for $249. All we know about the tablet for now is that it packs a 7 inch display as Verizon hasn’t detailed the hardware of the tablet yet. But what we do know is that the tablet comes with support for LTE as well, which is a good feature to have for a $249 tablet. It is said that the Ellipsis 7 will have Google Play Store pre-installed unlike the Kindle Fire tablets which has its own collection of Android apps. The tablet will go on sale in a couple of days on November 7.
It goes without saying that Verizon wants to compete directly with the likes of the Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire with this affordable LTE tablet. While the hardware might not be as flattering as the two mentioned above, it’s certainly going to make an impact in the market. We’re guessing Verizon has contracted a Chinese OEM to manufacture these tablets, which has been done before as well. We hope to learn more about the hardware of the tablet in the coming days.
Update: The tablet will reportedly pack a display resolution of 1280×800, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, a quad core 1.2 GHz processor of unknown make and Android Jelly Bean with an almost stock UI.
Source: Verizon Wireless
Via: Android Police
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The “Apps & Entertainment” page on the official Android site revealed something interesting earlier in the week. There was a tablet that appeared to be somewhere between the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 in size. Naturally, speculation went to an 8-inch model and dubbed it the Nexus 8. That said, it looks like Google has done a bit of touch up on that tablet.
The image that was seen earlier in the week is sitting above. Courtesy of Ron Amadeo, there is a nice side-by-side of the before and after as well. That comparison can be seen below and as you will notice, the finger placement by the back button has shifted. What that picture doesn’t fully show though, the bezel around the tablet has changed in size.
The image that was discovered earlier in the week had the tablet with a rather thin bezel. After this touch-up, the tablet is sporting a much thicker bezel. Given we have heard little in terms of a Nexus 8 up until this point, it seems more than likely this was a poor image editing job to begin with, and Google has just made adjustments to stop the chatter.
Of course, on the flip side, by Google having made an adjustment, that will likely only have some believing they did so to hide the accidental outing of the Nexus 8. After all, this would not be the first time Google revealed a device. They did the same with a Kit Kat statue video — it showed the Nexus 5.
Just to keep the conspiracy alive, there was a recent Bluetooth SIG filing that highlighted an 8-inch tablet. The filing was discovered about a week back and had the LG-V510. Time will tell the eventual outcome here, but we are likely to side with Google sticking with a 7-inch and 10-inch variety for the Nexus tablet line.
Remember that possible Nexus 8 that surfaced on Android’s website over the weekend? Now there’s more of a reason to think that it is indeed real. An LG tablet with the design name “LG V510″ became Bluetooth certified last week. The reason for believing this is the Nexus 8 is because LG’s G Pad 8.3 has the “LG V500″ design name. Do you think LG is going to release another tablet right on the heels of this one? We don’t think so.
If this stays to true Nexus form and mimics another device, we’re looking at a tablet with a full HD IPS display with 273 ppi, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 4,600 mAh battery. So yes, this would be a welcomed addition to the Nexus family. After Apple’s iPad mini was released, many consumers felt it was the sweet spot for tablet screens. You get a decent amount of screen real estate with portability. As always, stay tuned for this and more information on a new Nexus 10.
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Leaks concerning a 12.2-inch Samsung tablet have been popping up left and right lately. The latest is from Taiwan-based supply chain companies which claim that production will begin by the end of the year.
The report, which was published by Digitimes, states that the upcoming Samsung tablet will sport a so-called film-based capacitive touch display. Such part will be supplied by Shenzhen O-film Tech, a company based in China.
Digitimes’ sources speculate that Samsung’s decision to release the large tablets could pave the way for other manufacturers to follow suit in the coming year. The same sources claim that Samsung’s edge over the competitors are its brand name, which has already gained a following; as well as the resources that it allocates for marketing its products.
A few days ago, the 12.2-inch device, which is believed to be called the Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2, was seen at the FCC.
The FCC listing showed the dimensions of the 12.2-inch Samsung tablet, which are 295.56 x 203.95 x 359.09 mm. The listing likewise indicates that it supports LTE Band 5 and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Previous rumors have suggested the possibility of a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core System on a Chip, 3 GB of RAM, a display resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 32GB of internal storage, and Android Jelly Bean. Of course, being a Galaxy Note device, it will also pack the bells and whistles of the other devices in its product line. Among these would be Air Gesture, Air Command, Multi-window capability, and support for the S Pen.
Prior to the FCC listing, the same device was also the subject of an allegedly leaked press image. Furthermore, it was spotted on the Bluetooth certification website. Korean media has also been publishing reports of a 12-inch Samsung tablet even way back in June. Samsung, however, is still silent on the matter.
Meanwhile, other companies like Toshiba and Lenovo have already tried their luck with 13-inch tablets, but their venture did not prove to be very successful.
Are you looking forward to the 12.2-inch Samsung tablet?
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The Nexus 5 has been released, now it is on to the next device. How about a Nexus 8 tablet? Seems that if you head over to Android.com and click the apps and entertainment section, you will find the very image you see above that has this woman holding a new tablet. The tablet is obviously running Android 4.4 from the status bar icons you can see, but it seems to be slightly bigger than a Nexus 7. This could possibly be the Nexus 8 tablet, and we know how Google likes to “accidentally” release images. They possibly might try their hand in an 8-inch tablet, since we do not know when the new Nexus 10 tablet is suppose to get released.
This could all be speculation of course, but the way Google trolled the Nexus 5 like they did, I would not be surprised if this ended up being an 8-inch Nexus tablet. let us know what you guys think.
You weren’t really naive enough to think that the leaks from Mountain View were going to end once the Nexus 5 went on sale, were you? No, sir, that’s not the way Google rolls these days. Having updated their Android.com domain with the release of Android 4.4, the above tablet, which we have so far not seen anywhere, was very visibly featured under the section A Library that goes with you.
Most of the web is considering the tablet to be an 8-inch one, particularly considering the slimmed down bezels from the top and bottom which I’m sure pretty much every one would welcome. While it’s difficult to estimate the size of the device from a single photo, if this is a real device that would be released significantly before summer 2014, it only makes sense that they build something in between their small and large tablet offering.
Is there a market for that size? I prefer 10″ tablets because I use them primarily for watching movies while travelling, and if the tablet is light enough, I don’t have fatigue issues holding it up for longer periods of time while reading. Having said that, the 7″ mark is where Android has excelled commercially. And if the tablet doesn’t take up any more space or weight than the current Nexus 7 and the cost is in the same vicinity, I’m quite confident that consumers would opt for the larger version.
Google launched the Nexus 5 last week, and as a result, the official Android site also got a bit of a refresh. In this we are are looking towards the “Apps & Entertainment” page, which when visited, has a father and daughter sitting in an airport with a Nexus 7. But those scrolling down will get a look at something else, something that appears to be an unannounced Nexus tablet.
First thought of hearing that would be the Nexus 10, but the device in question appears to be smaller than 10-inches. It also doesn’t appear to be the Nexus 7. The device details are obviously at a minimum here and we are shifting to a case of pure speculation. But that being said, the tablet does appear to have a small bezel running around the display and it also appears to be running Kit Kat.
Thought here is that Google has shown a Nexus 8 tablet. This isn’t the first time Google quietly revealed a device without explanation. If you remember back, we first saw the Nexus 5 in a video released by Google. The hope here is that Google has done the same with a Nexus 8 tablet. Though, if an 8-inch Nexus tablet is coming, where does that leave the Nexus 10?
This brings plenty of question, but it could be a case of Google shifting to a three tablet strategy. A Nexus 7, Nexus 8 and Nexus 10. And in an attempt to connect the dots here, an 8-inch tablet would fit. After all, we did see the LG-V510 tablet appear in a Bluetooth SIG filing about a week ago. Bottom line here, it looks like details of the Nexus 8 are slowly beginning to surface.
It has long been rumored that Google is working on a new 8 inch tablet called the Nexus 8. And today we might have uncovered the first glimpse of this tablet from the official Android page. This device was spotted on the apps and entertainments section of the webpage and looks pretty similar to other 8 inch tablets, particularly the LG G Pad 8.3. But since there’s no confirmation coming through at this point, we can’t really make sure yet. However, rumors in the past have suggested that Google has been working on an 8 inch tablet of its own, so we remain hopeful.
Considering that Google only recently launched the 2013 Nexus 7, it seems a little strange that they would launch an 8 inch variant this soon. So take this rumor with a pinch of salt for the time being. But it’s almost certain that what’s being used here is a new device as we don’t see any manufacturer logos on the front, thus indicating that this is indeed a Nexus device.
Source: Ars Technica
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