As you may have noticed, most of the time, rumors about upcoming Android devices tend to contradict each other. So, considering that a possible (and quite probable) launch of a Google Nexus tablet would be one of the biggest launches of the year, it’s funny how almost all of the numerous leaks and rumors about the Google Nexus 7 seem to paint an uniform image of its specs, price point, and release date.
In fact, most of the information we compiled in the Nexus 7 rumor roundup that we published back in February still seems credible. There are however some new and interesting developments that paint an accurate picture of the long rumored Nexus tablet. Let’s check [...]
Asus showed a prototype of the MeMo 370T tablet back at the CES in January, but ever since then, the company’s officials left us guessing about their plans with the 7-incher. There were rumors that the gadget’s production has been cancelled, while other “sources” told us that we will see the tablet hit the market as the MeMo 370T during the summer. The most trustworthy speculations, however, pointed towards Asus and Google working together on a Nexus Tablet, set to cost under $250 and to be based on the MeMo 370T prototype.
The most recent development on the matter sees Asus’ 7-incher get the FCC’s blessing, which means that the tablet will in fact be released very [...]
We’ve seen a slew of low-cost Android 4.0 tablets flooding the market courtesy of some Chinese manufacturers. These devices, that fall in the $100 – $250 price range, are quite impressive in their own right, boasting impressive builds and form factors. The low-cost is thanks to compromises in display resolution, RAM (generally 512MB), cameras, processors (generally single core processors, or 1Ghz dual-core processors). Everything said and done, there is obviously something more attractive about a 1920×1200 display resolution with a 1.5 Ghz quad-core processor. That is, if you can ignore that $600+ price tag.
Will there ever be a way to produce [...]
These days, it’s virtually impossible to go through any generalist tech site without stumbling on an “Apple did it again/the new iPad is revolutionary/Android is doomed” op-ed. One of the most ludicrous “analyses” I read predicts an iPod scenario – Apple will master the tablet market for years, just like it does (or it did?) with the iPod, which dominated the now-fading MP3 player market.
Let me say this loud and clear – no way!
With the risk of sounding like a fanboy (whom am I kidding anyway?), I think that Apple is on the verge of losing control over the tablet market. For more than two years, the tablet market has been the iPad market, but now, I really [...]
The Nexus program has always been meant to demonstrate Google’s vision for Android, by combining the best software (the latest purebred Android version) with the best hardware, to deliver the best possible user experience.
When it comes to smartphones, Google’s efforts have produced outstanding results – Galaxy Nexus and the other Nexus devices have received both critical acclaim and commercial success. So it makes perfect sense for Google to extend the Nexus program to tablets, an area where Google admitted that it didn’t fare too well. With Andy Rubin announcing that 2012 will be the year of the tablet for Android, and a slew of rumors surfacing over the past months, [...]
Getting tired of the smallish screen on your Android smartphone? Have a fear of commitment for something too big and unwieldy like a 10-inch tablet? Getting a 7-inch Android is without doubt the next best thing. In fact, 7-inch seems to be the sweet spot between portability and screen size. The list below contains what we believe to be an elite group of 7-inch Android tablets that are worthy of some superlatives in front of their names. In no particular order, check out these fine 7-inchers below.
UPDATE: Find out the best Android tablet in our latest best Android tablets 2013 series.Huawei MediaPad
Huawei MediaPad was heavily advertised as the world’s first [...]