Dell’s tablet lineup currently consists of 8 inch and 10.8 inch Windows 8 tablets and cheaper 7 and 8 inch Android models. If TabTec’s leaked Dell product roadmap is to be believed, the company plans to launch new versions of each of those tablets in the second half of 2014.
Unfortunately that’s about all the roadmap tells us. I guess it’s nice to know Dell sees a future in tablets that come in a range of sizes and with a range of operating systems. But it be even nicer to know what kind of features to expect from next-gen hardware.
TabTec also has details about Dell’s upcoming notebooks and hybrids, including an 11.6 inch 2-in-1, a Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series notebook with an AMD processor, and a new Inspiron 13 inch 2-in-1 ultrabook.
Here’s a roundup of tech news from around the web.
- Leaked Dell tablet roadmap shows next-gen 7, 8, 11 inch Android and Windows tablet
While short on detailed specs, the roadmap does suggest a 64-bit version of the Venue 11 Pro is on the way soon. [TabTec]
- The first fanless Intel NUC mini PC is on the way… but it’s aimed at industrial usage
Good news: There’s a fanless Intel mini-PC on the way. Bad news: Intel doesn’t expect you to buy one for use as an HTPC. It has an Atom E3815 single-core CPU and it’s aimed at thin client, kiosk, point-of-sales, and digital signage systems. [Fanless Tech]
- Google Currents is dead. Long live Google Play Newsstand
Google’s Flipboard-like news reader app is closing up shop. The latest version basically tells you to use Play Newsstand to read stories instead. [Android Police]
- Report/rumor: Lenovo, Asus, HTC to build next Google Nexus phones and tablets
Take this with an enormous grain of salt, but rumor has it that a Lenovo Nexus phone is on the way, as well as an 8 inch Asus Nexus tablet and a 10 inch HTC tablet. [IBTimes]
- Amazon Coins now work with the Amazon Appstore on all Android devices (not just Kindle Fire) in US, UK, Germany
Amazon launched a digital currency that you could use to buy content on a Kindle Fire last year. Now you can use it to buy Amazon Appstore apps on any Android device… or you could just use cash or credit. [Amazon]
- BubbleUPnP adds Google Chromecast support
One of the most popular Android apps for streaming media to a UPnP device now supports Google’s Chromecast. It supports Chromecast-native audio and video formats, but also transcodes other formats including Xvid, WMA, FLAC, and TS files. [BubbleSoftApps]