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Prior to the “unveiling event” that Sony’s planning to hold in Berlin at the end of the month, some details regarding its mysterious Xperia tablet have recently popped online. From the use of Tegra 3 processor to its 9.4-inch HD display, the leaked slides show that Sony means serious business this time around by featuring specs that won’t disappoint, in order for the device to compete with the best tablets in the market. While the specs definitely seem promising, the slides didn’t have any clear pictures of the tablet to really pique our interest. That is, until promotional pictures of the…

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For those who are still undecided on how to best spend their hard-earned cash, Best Buy has a sweet deal on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. The retailer is preparing a special student edition of the tablet with some bonuses thrown in. The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 student edition is bundled with a keyboard dock and an USB connector. From the picture, it seems the QWERTY keyboard only works when the tablet is in portrait mode. It’ll also have several Android function keys. The USB connector, meanwhile, should come handy if you want to connect different peripherals to the…

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Boy, is ASUS hot right about now in the tablet market! Not only does the company manufacture the Google Nexus 7, but it also makes probably the best Android tablet out there (the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity), the first quad-core tablet ever (the ASUS Transformer Prime), as well as a slightly downgraded, inexpensive version of the Prime, (the ASUS Transformer Pad TF300T). As it turns out, the latter model, the TF300T, is bound to receive an upgrade in the form of LTE connectivity. The LTE enabled version of the Transformer Pad TF300T is codenamed TF300TL, and will start reaching shelves…

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After what was not exactly a big hit, many wondered if one of the world’s cheapest tablets will ever get a sequel. Made available to Indian students for the equivalent of $23, the Aakash slate was heavily criticized for its poor hardware by some, while being praised by many for giving access to technology at such a low price. The general opinion of tech lovers was that the technology world would benefit from the launch of an Aakash 2 tablet, provided that the manufacturer was able to up the ante in terms of specs, without bumping up the price. And…

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Who says you can’t use your Android tablet for both work and play? With the right software, some cross-device computing isn’t at all impossible for those who need to access their desktop software or important files on their tablet. Splashtop 2 HD, the self-dubbed next generation of remote desktop software, is now available on Google Play. Gaining access to your PC through your Android tablet opens up a whole new world of possibilities. Just think of all the productive things you can do on the slate, not to mention the work that can be completed while on the road. We’re talking about…

Samsung-Galaxy-Note-10.1

Samsung has never denied it has trouble making Android tablets thrive, especially now, that it has lost quite a few battles in the legal war against Apple. But that doesn’t mean the smartphone kings won’t put up a fight. According to some fresh FCC filings, Sammy seems to be preparing the launch of two new Android tablets in the near future, going by the codenames SGH-i497 and GT-P8110. And while we already knew part of the company’s tablet plans for this fall, that second gadget is a complete surprise. This is the first time we’ve been hearing about the GT-P8110…

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Samsung has re-announced the Galaxy Note 10.1 this week, a 10.1-inch tablet that was initially unveiled at MWC 2012, but suffered certain modifications since being shown first. The tablet will soon be available in various markets, with certain third-party retailers already offering the device for pre-order. But even if the Galaxy Note 10.1 is not widely available already, that doesn’t mean it can’t be rooted. In fact, the first Galaxy Note 10.1 root has already been achieved and there are instructions available for anyone interested in the procedure, even if you don’t own the device yet: This root method will…

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The Nexus 7 got a slightly weaker version of the Tegra 3 SoC, clocked at 1.2 GHz, compared to say the one in the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity, which reaches 1.6 GHz, or the one in the HTC One X, which reaches 1.5 GHz. But that didn’t stop kernel modders from cranking up the CPU of the Nexus 7 up to 1.64 GHz. So now, your Nexus 7 can become the fastest Tegra 3 device on the market, and all you have to do is apply a simple patch. A developer called Morfic, who made the Trinity Seven kernel for the…

ipadkindlefire

We have another comparison between tablets coming out from the folks over at comScore, a customer satisfaction survey performed on a 3-month rolling sample of 6,000 U.S. tablet owners (slates measuring 7 inches or more), but before we’re going to give you the results, we’re going to tell you that they’re not necessarily conclusive for the tablet market. No, we’re not defending the Kindle Fire, which barely lost the race with the iPad in this customer satisfaction survey, we’re just saying that it’s really strange to compare customer satisfaction when dealing with various products. In fact, this shouldn’t be seen…

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Besides actually manufacturing the absolute best smartphones, Samsung has one more thing going for it that helps the company remain the undisputed Android king. The Koreans sure know how to build up the hype surrounding new products, ensuring therefore that the interest of potential customers reaches unbelievable heights way before a device is seeing the light of day. Case(s) in point the Galaxy S3, which has kept us on our toes for months before its official unveiling, and now the Galaxy Note 2. The second-generation “phablet” has been in the spotlight for a while already, but, even with leaks and…