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New 7″ Samsung Phablet Shows up at China’s FCC

April 23rd, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Android, hardware news, Phablet, Samsung, Smartphone, Tablet → No Comments

Keepingsamsung 7 inch phone china 1 with Samsung’s habit of launching a new mobile device each week,  an unnamed Samsung device has appeared on the website of Tenaa, China’s Telecommunications Equipment Certification Center.

The SM-2558 doesn’t quite look like any of Samsung’s existing smartphones or tablets, but it does have aspects of either category.
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Samsung Sees Tizen as a Hedge Against the Post-Google, Post-Android Era

April 22nd, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Android, Samsung, Tizen → No Comments

Having announced plans to use Samsung-Galaxy-Gear-smart-watch[1]Tizen, Android Wear, and Android on a variety of mobile devices, Samsung has confused many bloggers over the past 6 months as we try to figure out their strategy.

The Korean gadget maker is planning to use both Tizen and Android on smartphones and Android Wear and Tizen on smartwatches, and today they explained why.
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New Details Leak About the Amazon Smartphone

April 22nd, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, Android, Smartphone → 1 Comment

We bgr-a-phone-1still don’t know what Amazon’s smartphone is going to cost or what it’s name will be when it launches later this year (or even if it will launch), but new details leaked today about how it’s going to work.

Boy Genius Report is back again today with new info from their source inside Amazon. They don’t have any new photos, but they do have a better description of how the smartphone will function.
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Android eBook App Aldiko Hits 20 Million Downloads

April 22nd, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Aldiko, Android → 6 Comments

aldiko 20 million downloadsAldiko is coming up on its 5th anniversary in June, and the developers will have something to celebrate. They just announced that the app had reached a new milestone.
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Sony’s Waterproof Tablet Ships Next Month, Will Cost $499

April 21st, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Android, hardware news → 1 Comment

Sony sony experia z2 tabletannounced today that the Xperia Z2 Android tablet (not to be confused with the Z2 smartphone) is now up for pre-order in the US. This 10″ tablets is a thinner, lighter, waterproof replacement for the Xperia Z1 tablet, and it is shipping in a couple weeks from Sony’s online store.
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Onyx Launches a 9.7″ E-ink Android Tablet in Russia

April 21st, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Android, eReader News, hardware news, Onyx, Russia → 6 Comments

Android onyx boox m96m zeus blackon E-ink is still a pipe dream in the US but the rest of the world is another matter. Onyx’s Russian retail partner MakCentr has just announced a new 9.7″ Onyx Boox ebook reader.

The Boox M96M Zeus runs Android 4.0 and is available now with a retail price of 14,990 rubles, or about $420 USD.
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Official CyanogenMod Support Arrives for the 2012 Kindle Fire HD 7, HD 8.9

April 21st, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, Android, CyanogenMod, Tablet → 2 Comments

Amazon’sCyanogenMod_Logo[1] second generation Android tablets might not be getting any attention from the retailer but other parties are showing more interest.

The open source Android firmware project CyanogenMod added new nightly builds last week for the Kindle Fire HD 7 and the Kindle Fire HD 8.9. KFHD tablet owners can now share in the joy of using one of the most widely adopted Android firmwares.
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Tesco is Now a Larger Tablet Maker Than Blackberry

April 19th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Android, hardware news, Tablet, UK → 4 Comments

When tesco hudl 3the UK retailer Tesco announced their Hudl tablet last September, no one really knew what to expect.

This tablet cost £119, which was not a bad price for a 7″ tablet which ran Android 4.2.2 on a quad-core 1.5GHz Rockchip CPU with 16GB Flash, 1GB RAM, and a decent screen resolution (1440 x 900). The Hudl was fairly popular with reviewers, and now we know that it is seeing some success with British consumers.
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Samsung to Launch Two Tizen Smartphones, Android Wear Smartwatch

April 16th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Android, Samsung, Smartphone, Smartwatch, Tizen → 1 Comment

When SamsungSamsung-Galaxy-Gear-smart-watch[1] was absent from the Android Wear launch earlier this year it looked like the electronics giant would follow Sony and to pass on the Android Wear platform and stick with its own Tizen OS, but it turns out that’s not the case.

Yoon Han-kil, senior vice president of Samsung’s product strategy team, revealed in a recent interview that Samsung plans to introduce Android-based smartwatch later this year, as well as a couple smartphones running Tizen.
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Asus to Launch 3 New Budget Android Tablets

April 15th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Android, Asus, hardware news, Tablet → 1 Comment

Asus asus logohas a trio of budget Android tablets on the way. There’s been no announcement from the gadget maker, but earlier this week details concerning the tablets were discovered on the Bluetooth and WiFi certification websites.

The listings don’t include many details, so at this point we don’t know the CPU, price, release date, or other specs, but the sites did reveal the model numbers, screen resolutions:
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