Android tablet

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I've been an Apple product user since 1987, and wear that badge with honor. So I've never really used Android more than just flicking around on demo models in stores or using a friend’s device. That's why, when Julie offered this unit to the team, I thought I'd take it for a test spin. What [...]

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QVC's Today's Special Value is Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX bundled with a Belkin case and an Amazon multi-tip Kindle stylus.  The 7" Kindle Fire HDX has a 2.2GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, Adreno 330 graphics processor, 7" anti-glare HD color display with 1920 X 1200 resolution and an advanced polarizing filter, unlimited Cloud storage for [...]

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This PowerHouse Micro-USB Dock XL is designed for Android tablets and phones, eReaders, and similar devices charged by microUSB.  It has a dock to adjust the microUSB plug so you can dock many of your devices while they are still in a case.  You can rapidly charge your device while photos, music, apps, and other data transfers. [...]

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lepan-tablet-qvc

The Today’s Special Value from QVC today is an 8” LePan Mini Android tablet for $99.96.  Features: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean 1.2GHz MTK M8125 Cortex A7 quad-core processor 8” (dia) capacitive multi-touch screen, 1024X768 resolution, IPS display 1GB RAM 8GB internal memory, expandable with microSD card Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS module, 3D G-sensor, E-compass Cameras: 5MP [...]

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I'm a recent "convert" from iOS to Android.  After owning first-and second-generation iPads, along with the iPhone 3GS and 4S, I decided to move over to Android, since those devices had more interesting features and naturally integrated with all the Google apps that I used.  With more features coming out in Android OS updates, I've [...]

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ematic-egp008-android-tablet

Ematic is a leader in "value tablets", and they have just released the EGP008, an HD Pro Series 8” tablet with Android 4.1 ("Jelly Bean") and Google Play.  The tablet has a 1.6GHz dual core processor and dedicated quad core GPU, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of memory (expandable with up to 32GB more with the microSD slot, [...]

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CyanDelta

If like me your Android devices are rooted and running alternate ROMs  then you'll be sick of downloading 200+MB files everytime an update comes out. If you're running Cyanogen 10.1 nightlies then you'll be downloaded these files, well, every night.  CyanDelta Updater is an app that does incremental downloads of your CM 10.1 nightly downloading only [...]

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I'm going to make a strange admission here for a gadgeteer:  I'm not really a power user on my phone or my tablet.  Though I use my devices for all sorts of things, though I love to play with alternate ROMs and want my devices to be fast and responsive, in the end I'm a [...]

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The ChefPad from Archos is a full-featured Android tablet that's been pre-loaded with the best apps for cooking enthusiasts.  The tablet has a dual-core 1.6GHz CPU, a quad-core GPU, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB capacity (expandable via microSD card) and is powered by Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).  It also has a 9.7” 1024 X 768 capacitive screen, 2MP [...]

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The Slate 7 is the newest Android tablet from HP.  The Slate 7 has a "fully-featuered" 7" screen and front and rear cameras.  The back is made of painted stainless steel, which probably explains why this small tablet weighs 13 ounces.  This tablet runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), and as HP says, it's capable of running [...]

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funtab-pro-android-tablet

QVC is offering the FunTab Pro 7" Android tablet (4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS) for $149.96 as their special value for today (Nov. 30, 2012).  The tablet has a 7" 800 X 480-resolution display with a capacitive multi-touch screen, 1GB processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage (expandable via microSD card), built-in WiFi, and 0.3-megapixel front camera and 2.0-megapixel [...]

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Titanium Backup is one of the essential items in a serial Android ROM flasher's toolkit.  It was one of the first apps that allowed a rooted device to fully backup a user's apps and data and made restores after flashing a new ROM  much easier. But it still meant flashing a new ROM, rebooting, downloading  [...]

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Google Asus Nexus 7 review

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Those of you who have followed my posts will know that my first tablet was the original  Samsung Galaxy Tab 7". I thought this was a fantastic form factor: slim, light and portable. It was so convenient with its 3G slot, and because of its small size, you could even throw it into your back [...]

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QVC is offering a 10.1" Toshiba Excite 10LE Regza Edition tablet at a "today's special value price."  The Excite 10LE has a 1.2GHz TI OMAP 4430 Dual-Core Processor with 1GB DDR3 RAM and running Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich."  It has a 10.1" diagonal LED-backlit Gorilla Glass capacitive 10-finger multi-touch display with 1280x800 resolution at a 16:10 [...]

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BN Nook HD+

It started with the Amazon Kindle Fire, then came the Google Nexus 7, the Kobo ARC, and the Amazon Kinde Fire HD and HD 8.9.  The next entrants in the low cost Android-based tablets battle has just been released by Barnes and Noble. The Nook HD is a 7" tablet  running at 1440 x 900 [...]

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Lenovo (in conjunction with N-Trig) has just released OTA 3.5, a firmware-only update that addresses two of the major issues that still exist with their Thinkpad Tablet. Issues fixed 1) Tablet Pen input not recognized sometimes 2) Screen Unlock not spontaneous Already released for US, WE and UK roms, reports have so far been good. [...]

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Archos has introduced a new line of ultra-thin Android tablets that feature a Coverboard that serves as a keyboard, stand, dock, and protective cover for the tablets.  The Gen 10 XS line of tablets will run "unskinned" Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich (upgradable to 4.1 Jelly Bean).  The Archos 101 XS model is the first [...]

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While the big guys are trying to field tablets in the $200-$250 range, some sellers are introducing 7" Android tablets in the under-$100 range.  The Matrix One is a 7" Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) tablet with a Cortex A8 1.5Ghz processor, capacitive screen, 4GB of storage, and 512MB of memory for $89.99.  Screen resolution [...]

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casiopaper

"Smart and Tough" is how Casio describes their new Casio Writer Table, which is available in 4 different configurations. Combining a more traditional tablet with pen input, and an even more traditional paper pad, the tablet is aimed at those who haven't quite fully made the transition to the digital age. Using a front-facing camera, [...]

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Ematic makes a line of value-priced tablets that always keep portability, accessibility, and productivity in mind. Their newest 7" tablet is called the eGlide 4, and it runs the Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" OS.  It has a 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage and 5GB of cloud storage.  You can [...]

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