All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘tablets’

Google’s Pixel C Goes On Sale Today

Google’s Pixel C Goes On Sale Today

Google introduced its new Android tablet – the Pixel C – at an event in September. It’s the first tablet completely designed and made by Google and is essentially the company’s answer to Apple’s iPad Pro. Google announced that the device is available for sale starting today. The Pixel C runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and was designed for both work …

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Google Unveils New Nexus Phones, Pixel C Tablet

Google Unveils New Nexus Phones, Pixel C Tablet

Google made a bunch of announcements at a press event today, including the new Chromecast and Chromecast Audio, which we talked about here. Among the announcements were three new Android devices from the company. Two of these are new Nexus phones: the Nexus 6P and the Nexus 5X. Both include a new fingerprint sensor called Nexus Imprint and Android Pay …

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Amazon Just Unveiled A Bunch Of New Fire Devices

Amazon Just Unveiled A Bunch Of New Fire Devices

Amazon has been making headlines over the failure of its Fire Phone, but its Fire tablets and Fire TV devices live on with new models just being unveiled in time for the holiday shopping season. The company announced a new Fire tablet, new Fire HD tablet models, and a new Fire Kids Edition tablet as well as a new Fire …

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Apple: iPhone, Mac Are Cannibalizing iPad

Consumers seem to be showing less and less interest in Apple’s iPad line as time goes on, and that’s not necessarily because of the device’s competition from other tablets. In February, IDC released research finding that people bought 3 million fewer tablets in the prior quarter than they did a year before that. The iPad specifically not only faces that …

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Best Tablets For Kids: Which One Should You Get?

It’s sometimes hard to figure out which tablets are best for your kids. After all, kids are often content with playing with their parents’ tablets. Most parents would obviously want to buy children their own tablet, but owning a connected device without any sort of parental controls is a lot to ask of any parent. That’s why consumer watchdog groups …

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Amazon Reports Big Increase In Black Friday Sales Of Its Devices

This year was a lot better than last year when it comes to Black Friday sales of Amazon’s tablets and e-readers, according to the company. Amazon said Black Friday sales of Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets on Amazon.com grew “significantly” year over year. Fire tablet sales on the site were up over 3x year over year on Friday, while Kindle …

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People Are Now More Glued to Their Phones Than the TV

Mobile devices have, for the first time, overtaken television in the fight for our eyeballs. According to a report from Flurry, using data from comScore and the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans now spend 177 minutes per day, on average, on their mobile devices. That’s nine minutes more on average than they spend watching TV. Compare that to the …

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Tablets For Kids: Should You Buy One?

Kids love electronics and it seems like most of them are becoming interested in tablets at a younger age. Nowadays, it’s not uncommon to see toddlers with iPads and tablets and while some people might find this absurd, others say tablets are a great investment for children. Here are some things to consider before deciding if you will or will …

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CNN Talking Heads Use Product-Placed Surface Tablets As iPad Stands

Once again, Microsoft is having a hard time controlling the variables of its product placement. You may have been watching CNN’s election coverage last night. If so, you may have seen a bunch of shiny, new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablets resting upright in front of the various commentators. What you may not have seen were the iPads, which the …

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Google Announces Android 5.0 Lollipop, New Nexus Devices

Google just announced that the new version of Android is called Lollipop. It also announced a trio of new Nexus devices: the Nexus 6 smartphone, the Nexus 9 tablet, and the Nexus Player Android TV device. First things first. Google showed off the new Android at Google I/O back in June. Here’s the presentation if you want to familiarize yourself: …

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New iPad Air Leak Shows Touch ID Sensor

Apple’s second big event of the year is set to take place this Thursday. All signs point to the event being Apple’s annual iPad reveal. Rumors are now swirling about what surprises Apple could have for tablet consumers this year. Last year’s iPad event was largely predictable. Aside from the name, the iPad Air was another thinner, lighter iPad for …

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Amazon Announces A Bunch Of New Kindle Devices

Amazon made a whole bunch of Kindle-related announcements late on Wednesday, including some new devices and a new OS. New Kindles First off, Amazon unveiled its seventh-generation Kindle, the Kindle Voyage. Amazon calls this its “most advanced Kindle ever”. Well, I would hope so. “Not as advanced as the last one” doesn’t sound nearly as appealing. The display is brighter, …

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NFL Announcers Keep Calling Microsoft’s Product-Placed Surface Tablets ‘iPads’

Oftentimes, a brand can become so ubiquitous that people stop thinking of it as a brand of a specific product, and instead begin to associate the brand as inherent to said specific product. You probably do it all the time – sometimes without noticing. For instance, in the south, it’s common to call any soft drink a “Coke”. Not just …

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Laptop Sales See New Revival After Decline Of Tablet

Laptop sales have been increasing lately with the decline of tablet sales. The tablet, once touted as the laptop killer, is slowly sinking in popularity. The reason behind the increase in laptop sales is said to be partly due to Microsoft stopping its support for the Windows XP operating system. Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly stands by this idea as …

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Wikipedia Gets A Revamp On Tablets

The Wikimedia Foundation unveiled a new look for Wikipedia and its other properties for tablets. There are similarities to the mobile web version you’ve already been seeing on your smartphone, but there are also some differences. For one, they’ve increased the font size and narrowed the width of the content area, and the design is responsive, so it’s optimized to …

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Microsoft Unveils Thin Surface Pro 3

Microsoft introduced the Surface Pro 3 tablet on Tuesday. It’s actually a tablet and laptop in one with multiple processor, RAM and storage options. For those of you who like it thin, it’s 30% thinner than an 11-inch MacBook Air. It also happens to be the company’s biggest tablet to date. The Surface Pro 3 has a 12-inch ClearType Full …

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Samsung Galaxy Tablets Still Growing Larger, Shows Leak

Samsung’s quest to offer a mobile Galaxy-branded device in every conceivable size category is continuing apace. GSMArena this week reported that Samsung is preparing three new tablet devices in a variety of sizes. The report’s unnamed source revealed that the largest of these tablets has a whopping 13.3-inch display. This display size matches the one Asus chose for its dual-OS …

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T-Mobile Announces New 4G Tablet Deal

Though 4G tablets have been heavily marketed over the past two years, the devices still make up a relatively small portion of the overall tablet market. This is largely due to U.S. wireless carriers, which charge consumers extra device and subscription fees for adding a tablet onto data plans they already pay for. Today T-Mobile announced new tablet policies geared …

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Tech Shipments Growing, Despite Languishing PC Market

With many parts of the worldwide economy still struggling to recover from the recent economic recession, the tech industry still appears resilient enough to weather just about any market fluctuations. Market research firm Gartner today released a new report showing that shipments of tech products are still continuing to rise. The report predicts that shipments of PCs (including “ultramobile” PCs), …

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Microsoft Office May Be Coming To An iPad Near You

Microsoft Office is a staple of many people’s lives, ranging from elementary school students to CEOs and everyone in between. Accessing Office has become easier than ever as of late, with personal computers, smart phones, and tablets becoming so prominent and easily available. The software may well be even more accessible in just a short while, as Microsoft has heavily …

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Even More Hybrid Tablets Are on the Way

The PC market is still in decline, though the bottom of the market may now be in sight. At the same time, the tablet market is still going strong, growing nearly every quarter at a rapid pace. Given these realities, it isn’t surprising that PC manufacturers are now turning to hybrid PC/tablet devices to boost their notebook segments. The only …

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Samsung’s Mega-Tablets Could be Flops

Last year rumors held that both Samsung and Apple were working on mega-tablets, larger versions of their popular tablet lines that could contain displays larger than one foot across. The tales turned out to be true in Samsung’s case, though it seems now that the Korean company may end up regretting that fact. DigiTimes Research today released a report detailing …

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Apple’s Rumored Mega-iPad Reportedly on Hold

Last year, when rumors of Apple’s 12-inch mega-iPad surfaced the product seemed to make sense. Ever larger smartphones have begun to encroach on the sizes of popular 7-inch tablets and the bigger-is-better mentality of the mobile device industry will inevitably lead to huge tablets anyway. Now, though, it seems that Apple hasn’t been able to develop such a device that …

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Tablet Growth to Slow as Markets Saturate

The tablet segment is seeing explosive growth in emerging markets, heralding an even greater slowdown for the PC market in the coming years. Even with tablets flying off shelves in newer markets, though, the overall tablet market may have already hit its peak growth. Market research firm IDC has released a new report predicting that global tablet market growth will …

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Android, Windows Butt Heads on Dual OS Tablets

The Android mobile OS and Windows OS have co-existed peacefully for years, dominating their respective tech realms. As the tech industry moves toward the true internet-of-things, however, Android is increasingly becoming the OS of choice for a variety of new devices. With Microsoft re-designing its Windows OS to be more smartphone and tablet friendly it’s clear now that the operating …

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Android Tops iOS in Banner Year For Tablets

Analysts are seeing established smartphone market growth slow to single digits as consumers move on to newer device categories. Predictions show that fitness bands and smart watches will be the gadget segments to watch for growth in the coming years. Right now, however, the tablet market is where the competition for growth is. Market research firm Gartner today released a …

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Nvidia Introduces Tegra Note 7 With LTE

Nvidia, a company known more for its PC gaming GPUs than anything else, has had its sight set on the mobile market for some time now. Last year, it launched both the Shield handheld gaming console and the Tegra Note 7 tablet. Now you’ll soon be able to take the latter to places where WiFi is in short supply. Nvidia …

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Sales of Smaller Tablets Could Fall This Year

Though Apple kicked off the tablet market with the iPad, it was Amazon that expanded the market to its current size. With its less expensive seven-inch Kindle Fire tablet Amazon pioneered the low-cost tablet segment and Samsung, Apple, and nearly every other manufacturer followed along, with sales of seven- and eight-inch tablets now dominating the tablet industry. Now, however, it …

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Mobile Video Viewing Continues to Grow

With an increased focus on streaming media boxes, all-in-one entertainment devices, and smart TVs, tech manufacturers are now more focused on dominating the living room than ever before. The war may already have been lost, however, as it now appears consumers are more enamored of mobile devices than any of these other streaming solutions. Market research firm ABI Research today …

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More HTC Nexus 10 Rumors Surface

Apple and Samsung still dominate the tablet segment, but Google has managed to maintain a foothold in the industry in recent years through its Nexus tablet line. Through multiple iterations now Google has stuck with Asus as the manufacturer for its Nexus 7 tablets, a relationship that seems to have worked out well for both companies. Current industry rumors hold …

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