Rumors have been circulating for most of the summer that Google planned to release a new and larger Nexus tablet, and thanks to Nvidia we know those rumors are true.
Nvidia is embroiled in a lawsuit with Qualcomm at the moment, and they let a couple important details slip in a legal filing. According to the filing, which you can find screenshotted at the end of the post, the Nexus 9 tablet will be made by HTC, and it will have an Nvidia Tegra K1 CPU. Continue reading
As I reported yesterday with Kobo, most companies are avoiding the Android tablet, but luckily for this blogger that does not include E-Fun. This US subsidiary of the Chinese gadget maker Yifang quietly launched a new Nextbook tablet here in the US.
There's been no press release, but shoppers can now find the Nextbook NX700QC16G 7" Android tablet at Walmart for $79.
For the past four years Android tablet have been a hot market niche, with dozens of device makers releasing new models willy-nilly. Some were good, many were bad, and as a result the tablet market in July 2014 is glutted with tablets. Continue reading
Hisense has so far only released a single Android tablet this year, the Sero 8, but it now looks like they have a couple 7" models in the wings. The Sero 7+ cleared the FCC in July, and the Sero 7LE showed up on the FCC website earlier this week.
Like its sibling, the Sero 7LE is a step down from last year's smash hit, the Sero 7 Pro. This tablet features a 7" display with a screen resolution of 1024 x 600, and it runs Android on a dualcore 1GHz Rockchip RK3926 CPU with 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, and a microSD card slot. Continue reading
Intel has been promising for the past 5 months that we would see $99 Windows 8 tablet this year, and while the Encore Mini doesn't quite prove the chipmaker right it does come close.
This $119 tablet is a very slightly upgraded version of the Excite Go Android tablet I reviewed a couple weeks back. It features the same unimpressive 7" screen, Intel Bay Trail CPU, and limited battery life, only now with Windows 8.1 instead of Android. Continue reading
At long last, my new ereader/tablet arrived.
The Boyue T61 is a 6" ereader which runs Android 4.2 on a dual-core 1GHz CPU with 512MB RAM, and 4GB internal storage. It's the OEM version of the Illumina from Icarus, and it costs only half as much.
It sports a 6" Pearl HD E-ink screen with a touchscreen, a (splotchy) frontlight, Wifi, a microSD card slot, a cover, and not much else. (It didn't even come with a retail box, but was packed in a plain styrofoam box.)
A reader has just tipped me to a new entrant in what i am taking to calling the lottery tablet category (Thanks, Fbone!) Staples is running a sale on an off-brand tablet, the Nobis 7, a tablet from a company I've never heard of before.
This 7" wonder sports an unnamed 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU with 512MB RAM, 8GB internal storage, a pair of cameras, all for $49. Continue reading
Woot.com has the 2013 Nexus 7 on sale today for $129. This is a refurbished model, so that's not exactly a great sale price, but at the moment this tablet does offer the biggest bang for your buck.
Every so often I am asked to post recommendations for the best budget tablet value. I don't post those recommendations often enough, so when news of this sale crossed my desk today I knew I had to share. The Nexus 7 (2013) sports a high resolution screen, a fast CPU, two good cameras, and it is running a recently updated version of Android. Continue reading
Barnes & Noble's latest Nook launched today, and it is everything we expected. Based on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, the new Nook tablet has all the same specs as the Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, including the quad-core 1.2GHz Marvell CPU, 1.5GB RAM, and the 7" display with a screen resolution of 1,280 x 800. Continue reading
Fuhu has made a name for itself as a maker of kids tablets with screen sizes ranging from 5" to 10", but their latest tablet could literally crush the competition.
The Nabi Big Tab HD is an Android device so large that it defies the label tablet. Due to arrive this fall, the Big Tab HD is going to be available in 20" and 24" models which will cost $449 and $549, respectively. Continue reading