NVIDIA Shield Tablet and Controller leaked in full glory

NVIDIA Shield Tablet and Controller leaked in full glory

NVIDIA Shield Tablet and Controller leaked in full glory

NVIDIA is getting ready to announce its new Shield products, but it seems they just can’t stay away from leaksters’ hands. A new set of slides has hit the internet with all the details you could ever ask for. The second-generation Shield launch is rumored to include a Shield Tablet and Shield Controller.

The processor manufacturer was not the most successful at launching the NVIDIA Shield handheld gaming device. This could have triggered their desire to alter the form factor and strategy. Instead of a handheld gaming platform, the new NVIDIA Shield set-up consists of two pieces. The tablet could work as a standalone device, designed for both gaming and daily tasks. Meanwhile, the controller will be available when you are ready for game time.

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Huawei MediaPad M1 hands on (MWC 2014)

Huawei MediaPad M1 hands on (MWC 2014)

Huawei MediaPad M1 hands on (MWC 2014)

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Huawei unveiled a couple of tablets this week at MWC 2014, and while the MediaPad X1 is facing an identity crisis as to whether it’s a small tablet or a smartphone, the other tablet announced, the MediaPad M1, with its 8-inch display, falls squarely in the tablet category, albeit also with voice-calling and text messaging capabilities. Here’s our first look at the Huawei MediaPad M1!

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Final thoughts: is your tablet love affair over?

Final thoughts: is your tablet love affair over?

Final thoughts: is your tablet love affair over?

We had an excellent conversation last week about the role that tablets have in our daily lives, and how we see ourselves using them in the future. The name of the conversation served more truth than we would have imagined, as there were many passionate responses on both sides of the debate Is your tablet love affair over?

Before we discuss your valued input and emotional responses, let’s recap and cover some of the facts. There was a story on the interwebz that suggested that the tablet was dead – that we’ve used them, abused them and they now sit in the corner collecting dust. The author presented his facts and situation rather well. As a passionate Android tablet user myself, I had to debate. My conclusions were simple, the size and capabilities of any given tablet will determine its future.

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“New Nexus 7” specs outed by analyst? Android 4.3, Snapdragon S4 Pro, and more

“New Nexus 7” specs outed by analyst? Android 4.3, Snapdragon S4 Pro, and more

“New Nexus 7” specs outed by analyst? Android 4.3, Snapdragon S4 Pro, and more

Nexus 7 (2012 model) vs Nexus 10 (2012 model)

An analyst says that Google will unveil a second-generation Nexus 7 tablet at Google I/O next week sporting superior specs compared to its predecessor, while being equally affordable.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has sent out a research note revealing potential specifications for the second-generation Nexus 7 tablet a few days ahead of Google I/O 2013.

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Archos launches new Platinum tablet series: great specs for an affordable price

Archos launches new Platinum tablet series: great specs for an affordable price

Archos launches new Platinum tablet series: great specs for an affordable price

The French manufacturer Archos has a track record of releasing highly affordable Android tablets that deliver a great bang for the buck. The same goes for Platinum, the newest tablet series from Archos, which was first teased at CES last month, and today received an official release.

The new Platinum series groups three slates, the 8-inch Archos 80 Platinum, the 9.7-inch Archos 97 Platinum, and the super-sized Archos 116 Platinum, with its 11.6-inch display.

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Nexus 10 in stock in the Canadian Google Play Store again

Nexus 10 in stock in the Canadian Google Play Store again

Nexus 10 in stock in the Canadian Google Play Store again

The Samsung-made Nexus 10 has been a very popular device. So much so that the tablet has been sold out since launch day (in Canada). We have good news for folks today though! The Samsung Nexus 10 has been made available again — to an extent, at least.

The 32GB version still remains to be unseen. However, the 16GB variant of the Nexus 10 is back in stock. Costing $409, it promises a delivery within the standard 3 – 5 business days.

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Samsung releases Jelly Bean source code for international Galaxy Note 10.1, Tab 2 10.1, Tab 2 7

Samsung releases Jelly Bean source code for international Galaxy Note 10.1, Tab 2 10.1, Tab 2 7

Samsung releases Jelly Bean source code for international Galaxy Note 10.1, Tab 2 10.1, Tab 2 7

Samsung has been on a roll lately when it comes to releasing source code, and it looks like the company has no plans to slow down, as it has just released the source code for three more devices.

Just a few days ago, the Jelly Bean source code for the Verizon version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 was released, and before that we saw the Jelly Bean source code for the Galaxy S2 released. This was on top of the numerous source code releases we saw from Samsung back in November.

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Archos 101 XS Jelly Bean update begins rolling out

Archos 101 XS Jelly Bean update begins rolling out

Archos 101 XS Jelly Bean update begins rolling out

Own an Archos 101 XS? We have great news for you. Archos has now started rolling out an update that brings Android 4.1.1 to the tablet.

The update will likely hit in waves, but it doesn’t hurt to start checking for it right away. With the Jelly Bean upgrade, Archos 101XS users get in on project butter speed improvements, Google Now, improved calendars and tons of other Jelly Bean features.

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Microsoft to offer at least four years of support for the Surface

Microsoft to offer at least four years of support for the Surface

Microsoft to offer at least four years of support for the Surface

Have you ever wondered just how much support you’re going to get out of Microsoft if you purchased one of their Windows RT-powered Surface tablets? These devices were first launched not more than a full month ago and many people are now curious as to what exactly Microsoft plans on doing with them in terms of support. There haven’t really been many enlightening clues regarding this issue. Until now, that is.

According to a newly posted update to the support lifecycle page on its own web site, Microsoft will offer at least four years of official support for Surface tablets with Windows RT. For those that are familiar with how Microsoft normally deals with customer support for plain old Windows, this may seem quite different. But it’s not so surprising when you consider the fact that the Surface tablet itself, along with the pre-installed Windows RT software that comes bundled with it, is different and so it deserves a slightly different treatment than normal.

The information on Microsoft’s web site says that Mainstream Support for the Surface with Windows RT will officially end on April 11th, 2017. And it’s possible that it might be extended. But going with the official specified date, that’s still almost four and a half years of full support, which covers free hardware repairs or replacements and parts for all units that are still under warranty. Free firmware updates will also be rolled out to users of all Surface tablets with Windows RT until then. That includes updates to Office Home and Student 2013 as well.

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PengPod700: dual-booting Android and Linux on a $100 7-inch tablet

PengPod700: dual-booting Android and Linux on a $100 7-inch tablet

PengPod700: dual-booting Android and Linux on a $100 7-inch tablet

There are plenty of low-budget Android tablets out there, and we’ve showed you a fair share of them over the time. Usually, these dirt cheap Android tablets shine through one aspect only, and that is their price tag. And that’s fine with us – plenty of people don’t afford to spend more on tablets, and even poor technology is better than no technology at all.

Peacock Imports wants to deliver a cheap Android tablet with a twist. The company took to the crowdsourcing site Indiegogo to sell a line of tablets and mini PCs that offer Android and Linux dual-booting capability.

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