Tag Archive: Tablet


Should you use the Android N Dev Preview 3 (Beta) on your phone and tablet?

Just because the status of the software has been upgraded doesn’t mean it’s ready for every phone or tablet. (But it is better.)

We knew plenty about Android N heading into Google I/O 2016, but most of us rightly stayed away from installing it on a main device due to its Developer Preview “alpha” status. There were bugs. It was unstable. Features were missing or broken. Even the die-hard Nexus fans had reason to stick with  [Read More…]

Samsung’s latest tablet in India comes with an iris scanner

Samsung has launched the Galaxy Tab Iris in India, a budget slate targeted for use by the government and businesses in the country. The highlight of the tablet is the iris scanner, which provides biometric authentication that’s certified for use with the government’s Aadhar, STQC, and UIDAI programs.

The tablet is being promoted under the Digital India initiative, and features a 7-inch WSVGA (1024 x 600) display, 1.2GHz quad-core SoC, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB internal memory,  [Read More…]

Chuwi HiPen H1 launches for Hi12 Stylus Tablet

Chuwi, a brand we’re seeing pop up more and more, has made its HiPen H1 digital stylus available. Designed with the Hi12 Stylus Tablet in mind, the pen works essentially the same as a real-world unit. With 256 levels of pressure sensitivity, it’s able to discern whether you’re attempting a light feather stroke or pressing

Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0 review: The B-team tablet

Huawei’s latest Android slate is a decent piece of hardware that doesn’t know what it wants to be, let down by half-assed software.

The quick take

The Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0 is a product of the old, weird Huawei, not the promising top-tier manufacturer responsible for great phones like the P9. As a media playback slate it works well enough, partly thanks to the harman/kardon-certified speakers. But overall performance is average at best, and EMUI features  [Read More…]

NVIDIA may be gearing up to launch a new Shield tablet

If a new FCC filing is any indication, NVIDIA may have a new Shield tablet on the way. Though there’s little to go off of, the filing (via Liliputing) shows off a tablet with similar dimensions to NVIDIA’s current gaming tablet offering.

Measurements come in at 215mm by 120mm, which compares to the current Shield tablet’s 221mm by 126mm frame. And aside from the fact that the tablet sports a micro USB port and supports 802.11ac Wi-Fi,  [Read More…]

NVIDIA Shield Tablet updated to Android 6.0.1 with Vulkan graphics API support

The original NVIDIA Shield Tablet has a new update that includes both Android 6.0.1 and Vulkan graphics API support.

The update is the exact same one that was released a few weeks ago for the newer NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1. Here’s a reminder of what’s included in this over-the-air update.

Supports the new Vulkan™ API for high-efficiency access to SHIELD’s graphics hardware Adds Android 6.0.1 changes including: Repositioned Navigation Buttons in Landscape mode & Updated Emoji  [Read More…]

Keep track of your Kids phone and tablet habits with Familoop (Review)

Overview In our protective world, parents are always looking for ways to keep tabs on their children; we (or they, depending on your age) always want to know when, where, how, and who in regards to their children’s lives. In comes Familoop, a parental control app that lets you keep up with what your kids

Marshmallow update hitting Xperia Z2, Z3, Z3 Compact, and Z2 Tablet in India

Sony is rolling out the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update to a slew of phones in India, with the Xperia Z2, Xperia Z3, and Xperia Z3 Compact receiving the update. The Xperia Z2 Tablet is also picking up the OTA update, which is now going out to consumers in the country.

In addition to Doze power-saving mode and Now on Tap, the update brings the following:

Enhanced privacy settings: Manage and control your application data permissions All  [Read More…]

Teclast Tbook 10 2- in-1 Tablet PC dual boots Android and Windows 10

As some of you may know, occasionally we will highlight products from various retailers that we think you might enjoy. Every so often we’ll showcase something that’s off the beaten path, or a little different from other devices. That’s exactly what we’re doing today as we’re bringing the Teclast Tbook 10 2-in-1 Tablet PC to your attention.

$80 Teclast X89 Kindow Reader Tablet PC dual boots Android and Windows 10

As some of you may know, occasionally we will highlight products from various retailers that we think you might enjoy. Every so often we’ll showcase something that’s off the beaten path, or a little different from other devices. Such is the case today with the Teclast X89 Kindow Reader Tablet PC (what a mouthful). What