Android tablet

Lenovo has started pushing Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.3) out to Lenovo Thinkpad Tablets using the Rest Of the World (ROW) and Japanese (JP) image.  Implementation seems to be good, and it seems to be stable and faster than Honeycomb.  If you have an ROW Tablet and you haven't got the update yet, you can go [...]

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At the moment I'm not a big blogger, well truthfully if you don't include my Gadgeteer posts I'm not a blogger at all. I'd never used WordPress before until I joined the writers on the Gadgeteer and hadn't even looked at any other blogging sites. To me blogs are kind of moot unless you've actually [...]

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archos-child-pad-chipmunks

We told you about the Child Pad from Archos a couple of months ago.  This 7″ compact tablet runs Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich”, and it’s powered by a 1GHz processor and 1GB of RAM.  The interface features colored icons and folders, and the tablet is pre-loaded with games (like Angry Birds), apps, and books.  You [...]

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Lenovo promised Thinkpad Tablet owners ICS 4.03 for their tablet in May, and while there's some conjecture on the forums whether they missed their stated deadline by a small amount, they have delivered.  OTA3 is starting to deploy to Thinkpad Tablets with  UK and Western Europe images, and so far the feedback's been pretty good. [...]

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archos-childpad

Children always want to have things like their parents have, and I'll admit that my daughter had her first (hand-me-down) PDA when she was five.  Before that age, I wouldn't have been comfortable even letting her play with my devices because very young children can have trouble understanding the need for being very careful with [...]

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How do you use your Android tablet? How are your screens set out? Is it just a bunch of apps ? This article is supposed to be in the vein of my Thinkpad Tablet review, a "how it works for me" rather than any sort of technical discussion. ( And you'll note that I haven't [...]

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Oregan Meep

Released at the American International Toy Fair, Oregon Scientific displayed the MEEP! Android Tablet.  Aimed at children aged 6 years and over, the tablet will be available with a number of optional accessories, such as musical instruments, to amuse and educate the children. Ruggedised to take the knocks of everyday play, the tablet has a [...]

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'Bottom' edge with speakers. Samsung Epic shown for comparison- it is actually a tad thicker!

We had a good Christmas season at our house this year, electronics wise! A combination of events from price drops and clearances to unexpected cash meant that my wife and I both ended up with a tablet. She got a white 16GB iPad2, and I got a 32GB Toshiba Thrive AT105 10" tablet. (I am not [...]

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chinon-swift-android-tablets

Chinon has introduced two new Android tablets.  The SWIFT7 (left) has a Cortex-A8 Core 1.2GHz processor with 512MB DDR3 processing memory, 4GB of storage space, and a 7.0 inch 800x600 LCD (4:3 ratio) with a capacitive touchscreen.  The SWIFT10 (right) has a Cortex-A8 Core 1.2GHz processor with 1GB DDR3 processing memory, 8GB of internal storage, [...]

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YINLIPS-android-game-console

This YINLIPS Android Game Console and WiFi Tablet from ishareGifts packs a lot of functionality in a small package.  It emulates NES, SNES, GB/GBC/GBA, Mega Drive, MAME, N64, PSX, Flash 10.X games.  It also functions as an Android 2.2 tablet with which you can surf, listen to music, watch videos, use apps, read ebooks, and [...]

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coby-android-tablets

Coby has announced an upcoming line of Android Internet tablets that will be among the first to feature the Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" OS.  They'll be introduced at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January 2012.  There will be a 7", 8", 9", 9.7", and 10" model, and all will have the [...]

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Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet Review

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"The pen is mightier than the finger" -Ian 2011 (Apologies to Edward Bulwer-Lytton) Let me start this article by saying that if you're looking for a technical review of the new Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet then this is not the article for you. There's quite a few speed and feed reviews out there, but what I want to [...]

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india-akash-tablet

The Indian Government and Canadian company Datawind have just released the Akash, a 7" Android based Tablet. The Indian government has contracted to buy some 8 to 10 million of the devices by March 2012 and will initially be giving the devices away to students for free and when available commercially will sell for around [...]

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0….PLUS

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Samsung has announced their successor to their Galaxy Tab 7.0 imaginatively named..... Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. With  1.2GHz dual-core processor, a 7″ WSVGA (1024 x 600) PLS display , 1GB of RAM, 16/32GB of internal memory, microSD slot (up to 32GB), 3-megapixel auto focus rear camera, 2-megapixel front facing camera, Android 3.2 Honeycomb (with TouchWiz), and [...]

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toshiba-thrive

Toshiba has announced the new 7" entry into their Thrive tablet family.  The Thrive 7" tablet has an AutoBrite LED-backlit multi-touch display with 1280X800 resolution.  It's powered by the NVIDIA® Tegra™2 Dual Core Mobile Processor, and it will run Android 3.2 (Honeycomb).  You can see the dimensions on the above photo;  the Thrive 7" weighs less than [...]

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Everybody has read about the technical specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. We know that it runs the latest version of Android, so it will have access to the world of Android applications. We know we can connect to the world via cellular systems, WiFi, and Bluetooth – and navigate the world with GPS. [...]

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Megapad-1

Martin Drashkov  has taken it on himself to hack himself a 23" Android Tablet :)  Costing him around $600 with off the shelf components "devices like this will make simultaneous use by two users a practicality and will let users more fully immerse themselves in apps and games " Won't fit in your pocket or gadget bag though and Swypes [...]

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powerdvd-for-android-tablets

With PowerDVD Mobile v3.0 on your Android tablet (running Android 3.0 and above) and PowerDVD on your Windows PC, you can seamlessly connect and easily share, play and download media.  You can access your PC's multimedia content from the tablet or stream content from the PC to the tablet.  Use your tablet to playback your favorite [...]

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The Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet is now up and available to "Buy Now"  on the Lenovo online store. Models available are 16GB, WiFi-only for $499 and  $569 (32GB) and $669 (64GB). Preorder now with delivery of these 10.1" Multitouch Display (1280x800) , NVIDIA Tegra 2-powered tablets expected to start on 29th August. Preorder from Lenovo *Edit: Some confusion around [...]

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lenovo-thinkpad-tablet-1

Is the corporate world ready for Android ? Is Android ready for the corporate world? Lenovo seems to want us to think so. Due for release on August 23, the new Thinkpad Tablet is being pitched firmly at the corporate market. This 10.1" WXGA , IPS, Gorilla Glass unit comes with Android 3.1, 64GB storage, [...]

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vizio-tablet

The new 8" Android tablet from Vizio is now available for pre-order.  The VTAB1008-1 tablet will have the V.I.A. Plus interface on the Android 2.3 platform.  It has 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth, and a built-in GPS.  It has the usual tablet features:  capacitive multi-touch touchscreen (1024X768), front-facing camera for video chatting, accelerometer, and 10-hour battery life. [...]

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panasonic-android-toughbook-tablet

Panasonic has a line of rugged Toughbook computers designed for business use, and they have announced they are adding an Android tablet to the line. The enterprise-grade tablet will be introduced in the fourth quarter of this year.  In addition to it's rugged build, it will have a bright, daylight-viewable screen.  An active stylus will [...]

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nookcolor-with-apps

Barnes & Noble has announced the addition of apps, games, and music for their Android-based Nookcolor.  It will come pre-loaded with Pandora radio, Quickoffice, and games like Sudoku, puzzles, and chess.  You'll be able to shop for other apps - like Angry Birds, Lonely Planet, apps to keep you organized, apps for kids, and more [...]

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samsung-galaxy-tab-10dot1

Samsung has announced their newest Android tablet, the GALAXY Tab 10.1.  The Tab 10.1 will have a 1280 X 800 10.1" display and a 1GHz Dual Core processor running the Android 3.0 Honeycomb platform.  There's a rear camera (8MP) and a front-facing camera (2MP) for video chatting.  You'll have 4G and WiFi connectivity.  You can [...]

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Maylong-M-150

Seems like everybody is selling little tablets now - even Walgreens is stocking them in their online store (not sold in brick & mortar stores).  The Maylong 7" M-150 tablet has an ARM9 (VM8505+) cpu with 256MB DDR memory and an SD/MMC slot for adding additional storage.  It runs Google's Android OS (but doesn't specify [...]

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