Archive for the ‘Tablets’ Category
The year is coming to an end and to flaunt the success of their products, manufacturers are bringing out numbers to flaunt the success of their devices.
Samsung has reportedly sold 12 million tablets over the past three months alone. This is hardly a surprise as the company launched the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) during this period. Samsung has been heavily been advertising with attractive discounts and various promotional offers.
Samsung has even bigger plans for 2014, with an already rumoured Galaxy Note 12.1 Pro.
We’ve been hearing about an extra large tablet coming from Samsung almost from July with a rumoured 12.2 inch form factor. Today we have a few hardware specifics, and hear some new rumors about launch plans.
The tablet is expected to have a Snapdragon 800 at the heart of it, 3GB of RAM and a large 9500mAh battery to power a huge 12.2 inch 2560*1600 display which is a 2K display. Expected launch dates are mid-Feb 2014, with some sources saying this tablet could be shown off at CES 2014.
According to a tipster and several reports from India, KitKat used Nexus 7 (2013) images when marketing the promotion, but then shipped the older tablet to winners.
When asked about this to Nestle, this is what they had to say : “We hear you’re unhappy. Winners got the Nexus7 tabs available in India in Sept (contest date). The new version launched only in Nov.”
Well, only if companies could make their marketing campaigns better!
If You still think that the iPad is just the perfect content consumption device then read further. If you are artistically inclined there are a whole bunch of tablet optimised optimized apps on the iPad that help you create professional content.
A Youtube user, created this amazing Morgan Freeman sketch using Procreate, a $6 App on the store. The finished product included more than 285,000 brush strokes and over 200 hours of work.
Check out the amazing timelapse video here :
Over the course of the last few months, rumours about the Apple testing varied versions of the future iPad are increasing.
The entire rumour cloud boils down to two common and strong leaks that say that two variants may finally see the light of the day out of the 5 sizes being tested. While one would have a 2K display (presumably the same 2048 x 1536 resolution with which we’re already familiar), one could have a 4K screen.
The 2k iPad would have a density of 200 ppi while the 4k for the same 12.9 inches would have a 400 ppi – the highest for a tablet.
Well as we come to the of 2013, Google is looking forward to make it’s device portfolio complete. The most obvious question is the 10 inch tablet from Google – when would it be released and who would be making it?
As we speak there are fresh leaks of a possible LG Nexus 10 for the year 2013.There have been a few rumors of a new Nexus 10 in the works, but the anticipation of the Nexus 5 has made this a headline in the background. Fresh leaks suggest that Google has chosen LG to be it’s manufacturer for the Nexus 10 and dumped Samsung.
A rumoured pricing of $490 has also surfaced in some leaks, let’s see how many of these rumours translate to final specs.
Well if you thought Samsung was the black sheep who is going crazy by extending screen sizes , you need to read further. Panasonic recently announced a new Windows 8.1 tablet and with this announcement it pushed the boundaries and limits with the tablet coming hot at 20 inches in terms of dimensions and with a 4K 3840 x 2560 panel that put everyone else to shame.
This Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 has a specification set as follows : Core i5 CPU, NVIDIA GeForce 745M GPU, a 256GB SSD, and 8GB RAM. Having entered a new segment of mobile products altogether , you instantly expect a premium price tag but $6000 is mind-boggling expensive.
This tablet was expected to go on Sale before end of this year however there is less hope that the company would be able to supply the product even to the States by the slated time.
The iPad Air is no doubt Apple’s best iPad, yet – it’s sleek and gorgeous and powered with the best in-class hardware, it’s a gadget everyone wants! However, after reading this, some might be a little skeptical about the iPad Air. According to a report in an Australian newspaper, an iPad Air exploded into flames at a Vodafone retail store in Canberra, Australia.
The iPad Air which exploded was a demo model used to show potential customers who visited the store. It wasn’t a minor explosion, it caused a fire which lead to evacuation of the store after which the fire department had to take control of the scene. A Vodafone spokesperson confirmed that a “burst of flames” shot out of the iPad Air’s charging port while tablet was sitting unused. The iPad Air continued to burn until the fire department arrived to extinguish the fire.
Apple hasn’t said much on the incident, however it is said that an Apple rep visited the store and collected the iPad for further inspection. We hope this was a one off incident and we won’t see any repeats, anywhere.
Google isn’t good with keeping things a secret. Earlier it was the Nexus 5 which was revealed in a video released by the company, being used by a Google employee himself, and now it seems like Google has unofficially unveiled an upcoming 8-inch tablet – Nexus 8.
On the Android website itself there’s a promotional photo that the company has used which features a lady using a tablet. The tablet in the photo doesn’t quite look like either of the Nexus 7 tablets, and it looks pretty smaller than the Nexus 10. This has sparked off speculations that Google might be working on an 8-inch tablet which is most likely to be called Nexus 8, going by the company’s current naming scheme.
So far we’ve seen Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 in the smartphone and tablet segment which belong to a series of naming conventions currently under use by Google. While Nexus 7 has received a refreshed update in 2013, Nexus 10 is yet to see that. Instead, Google might launch the Nexus 8 to combat other 8-inch tablets in the market.
From the looks of it the tablet looks a lot similar to LG’s G Pad which is an 8.3-inch Android based tablet. It would be interesting to see if Google goes with LG to manufacture the Nexus 8 rather than sticking to Asus which currently manufactures Nexus 7 for the company.
What is super fast, super thin, super sexy and makes you cry like a little girl everytime you gaze upon it? Yes, the new iPad Air and it’s smaller sibling the iPad Mini with Retina. I don’t know about you, but iWant either or both of them, so gather the tissues and take a look at our detailed iPad Air and iPad Mini gallery!
Here are the iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Prices:
iPad Air Introduction Video:
iPad Air Colours:
iPad Air Rear:
iPad Mini with Retina Colours:
iPad Mini with Retina Rear: