Android tablet

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… Read More

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… Read More

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 … Read More

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… Read More

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 1280×800 resolution at a 16:10… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

“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… Read More

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… Read More

I managed to get my hands on the Thinkpad Tablet Keyboard Folio Case from Lenovo recently, fairly cheaply.  I hadn’t worried about one before as I found that the Tablet was fine without it for my current needs, but the offer was too attractive to knock back. I’ve mentioned in several of my Thinkpad Tablet… Read More

New to the Google Play Store, My Android Apps makes app management on your Android devices so much easier.  As you can see above, you can now manage each device’s apps separately including the ability to update and uninstall  apps all via your web browser.  Not only that, if you lose your device and have to replace it… Read More

There’s been rumours floating around for a while, but finally Google has their Nexus 7 tablet available for pre-order.  Based on Google’s latest Android version, Jelly Bean, the 7″ tablet made by ASUS has a Quad Core Tegra 3 processor, a 1280 X 800 screen, 8 hour battery life, and will come in 8 and 16GB… Read More

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… Read More