Tablets

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 Wi-Fi receving KitKat

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 Wi-Fi receving KitKat

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 owners rejoice, your KitKat update is on its way. According to a tip from reader, SN Harden the update hit his Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 this weekend past, updating his Jelly Bean build to KitKat in one fell swoop. The P5210XXUBNH1 firmware update brings many of the KitKat features we’ve loved on other Android devices who’ve seen the update, including the transparent status bar and of course the Launcher chooser in settings. Samsung updates include the ability to add the camera shortcut to the lockscreen, as well as some performance improvements. The update should be available[Read More...]

by 1:55 PM on September 22, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Tablets
All Nexus 7 variants on Google Play showing as out of stock

All Nexus 7 variants on Google Play showing as out of stock

With rumours circulating of a Nexus 9 launch mid-next month, there’s possibly something in the fact that customers checking stock levels on all variants of the Nexus 7 (2013) on the Australian Google Play store are being told ‘We are out of stock. Please check back soon’. It could also be nothing, with the tablet having previously gone out of stock, with stock being replenished after a brief time. Though it could be nothing, there’s also signs that stock of the Nexus 7 (2013) is beginning to dwindle at retailers with a number of stores – Dick Smith, OfficeWorks only[Read More...]

by 9:30 AM on September 21, 2014 6 comments Google Play, Manufacturer, Tablets
Aldi bringing back the 3G enabled Onix tablet Wednesday the 24th September

Aldi bringing back the 3G enabled Onix tablet Wednesday the 24th September

After launching the Onix branded 3G enabled 9″ tablet for Fathers Day, Aldi must still have some stock left over, with the supermarket chain re-advertising the tablet as going on-sale this Wednesday. The tablet isn’t going to win prizes for high-end specs, but it’s 3G enabled and will satisfy media junkies with a decent enough processor to watch some videos and microSD Card support to really boost the storage and store more videos on. Onix Tablet (AT9-014) 9″ 1024 x 600 TFT 5 point capacitive screen Dual core 1.2GHz CPU 1GB DDR RAM 8GB internal memory 2MP Rear Camera with[Read More...]

by 8:30 AM on September 21, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Tablets
Rumour: HTC Nexus 9 could debut on 16 October

Rumour: HTC Nexus 9 could debut on 16 October

If you’re a bit jealous about Apple folk receiving their new toys today, the wait for a new Nexus 9 tablet might soon be over, according to a rumour reported on MoDaCo. Admittedly, this isn’t a rumour with a lot of salt content, so a fair bit should be taken. However, Paul O’Brien is a bit of an authority on things Android, so I’m inclined to give the rumour a bit of coverage. Here’s how it happened: Anonymous tipster: The HTC Nexus 9 will be launched on 16th October… — Paul O'Brien (@PaulOBrien) September 18, 2014 Why does this timing make[Read More...]

by 7:40 AM on September 19, 2014 12 comments News, Rumours, Tablets
Amazon launches two new Fire tablets – now available to pre-order

Amazon launches two new Fire tablets – now available to pre-order

Amazon has today added two new models to their range of Kindle Fire tablets, aiming at the low to mid-range end of the market, launching the Kindle Fire HD6 and HD7. As the name suggests, the Kindle Fire HD6 and HD7 are tablets with 6″ and 7″ 1280×800 resolution screen, which are covered in Gorilla Glass 3. Amazon has included a decent array of hardware specs on-board the tablets with a 1.5GHz Quad-Core processor powering the tablets, exactly which processor is unknown at this stage, with Amazon advising they have ‘3x the graphics performance of the Samsung Tab 4′ for[Read More...]

by 2:59 PM on September 18, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Tablets
NVidia mentions HTC made Nexus 9 in legal documents

NVidia mentions HTC made Nexus 9 in legal documents

Well, there’s always some lapse in secrecy surrounding the development of devices, this time it’s the Nexus 9 and it’s some legal documents which have spilled the beans. Earlier this month, chip-maker Nvidia, brought legal action agains competitors Samsung and Qualcomm, claiming they are using technology in their GPUs without paying royalties to NVidia. It’s in the documents for this case, that BrightSideOfNews found a reference to the Nexus 9, with NVidia outing the name, manufacturer and release window as well as confirming it will be powered by the Tegra K1. Nvidia references the Nexus 9 in the documents, stating[Read More...]

by 8:01 AM on September 11, 2014 9 comments Manufacturer, Tablets
Sony rolls out Android 4.4.4 to the Xperia Z, Xperia Z Tablet and Xperia ZL and ZR

Sony rolls out Android 4.4.4 to the Xperia Z, Xperia Z Tablet and Xperia ZL and ZR

Sony has announced that their Android 4.4.4 update for the Xperia Z, Xperia Z Tablet and Xperia ZR and ZL handsets has begun rolling out. According to the tweet announcing the start of the rollout, the update brings with it ‘fixes, battery, wifi & email improvements and more’. The update will begin hitting handsets purchased outright from Sony, but carrier based handsets will have a while to wait just a little longer. Vodafone advises on their latest software update blog, that the status for the Android 4.4.4 update for the Xperia Z is ‘Testing in progress’. Optus actually advises that[Read More...]

by 8:46 AM on September 10, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones, Tablets
7-inch Google tablet hits the FCC with Nvidia Tegra inside – could be Project Tango?

7-inch Google tablet hits the FCC with Nvidia Tegra inside – could be Project Tango?

As Nexus rumours go, this one’s a little confusing. Droid Life reports that a new Google device that looks to be a 7-inch tablet hit the FCC last week for certification, with Nvidia Tegra chips and a phone-sized battery inside. The FCC exhibit identifies the device as 7″ Tablet with designation A4R-NX74751. There’s a confidentiality request around the Block Diagram, Schematics Diagram and Parts List, so we won’t get a look at the details until Google’s good and ready. The listing is dated September 4, 2014, although SAR reports are dated July 2014. What we do know is that there’s[Read More...]

by 10:06 AM on September 8, 2014 6 comments Tablets
Aldi bringing back the Bauhn Sphere B5 dual-SIM smartphone and 7″ Kids tablet on September 10th

Aldi bringing back the Bauhn Sphere B5 dual-SIM smartphone and 7″ Kids tablet on September 10th

Discount supermarket chain, Aldi, is about to bring back two Android products, they first began selling back in June. Both the Bauhn Sphere B5 Dual-SIM Smartphone, as well as the unbranded ‘Kids Tablet’ are returning to their stores next Wednesday the 10th of September. The phone first went on-sale in Aldi stores back in June, for $249, and it seems to have done fairly well for Aldi, with the phone getting a second round in their ‘Special Buys’ of the week. It’s not the best specs in the world, especially when compared with other phones on the market like the[Read More...]

by 9:25 AM on September 5, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Tablets
Lenovo announces 8-inch Tablet in the lead up to IFA 2014

Lenovo announces 8-inch Tablet in the lead up to IFA 2014

Lenovo have jumped the gun a bit on IFA 2014 by announcing the Tab S8 8-inch tablet with an Intel processor with a suggested retail price of $199USD. This tablet is the company’s only Android addition in Berlin but based on the specs, it may be worth a look at if and when it makes its way to Australia. The tablet features an 8-inch Full HD (1920 x 1200) screen 16:10 ratio IPS panel with an Intel SoC (Z3745) quad core processor @ 1.86Ghz with 2GB of RAM. The base model will come with 16GB of storage but unfortunately it[Read More...]

by 5:39 AM on September 4, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, News, Tablets
Sony announces the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact & Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact Flagship devices at IFA

Sony announces the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact & Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact Flagship devices at IFA

Sony have certainly come out fighting with their announcements at IFA, looking to showcase a their products to try and take on the might of Samsung with their new range of flagship devices, the Xperia Z3, the Xperia Z3 Compact and the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. All 3 Xperia Z3 devices continue the design heritage of the Xperia Z line, however they’re evolutions of those designs, showing a much more refined look and certainly look quite beautiful. As well as being beautiful, the Xperia Z3 tablet and phone range are also durable. The Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and Z3 Tablet[Read More...]

by 2:41 AM on September 4, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones, Tablets
Acer announce two new Iconia tablets at IFA

Acer announce two new Iconia tablets at IFA

Acer is expanding its Iconia series of tablets with the company announcing at IFA the Iconia Tab 10 and the Iconia One 8. The Iconia Tab 10 is, as the name suggests, a 10″ tablet featuring a FullHD IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass to provide a scratch resistance surface. Powered by a MediaTek quad-core processor, the tablet also includes a micro-HDMI port, WiDi capabilities and comes running Android 4.4. At this stage, Acer has only released US availability, advising that the Iconia Tab 10 will be available later this month for US$199US. The second device Acer announced was the[Read More...]

by 1:45 AM on September 4, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, News, Tablets
Asus updates its MeMO Pad 7 at IFA

Asus updates its MeMO Pad 7 at IFA

Asus just announced a refreshed MeMO Pad 7 at IFA 2014. Derek Yu, Senior Product Director, took to the stage to guide us through the new tablet’s features. The company wants its new tablet hang with fashionable accessories – “high fashion meets high definition”, if you will. We’re not sure that’s something we’ve needed in our tablets until now, but if Asus wants to take a shot at it then they’re more than welcome to do so. Visually, the tablet takes a cue from the company’s Nexus 7 (2013) – at least in the front with its larger bezels above[Read More...]

by 10:19 PM on September 3, 2014 1 comment Tablets