Youku to launch a tablet, media streamer, and router in China

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Youku Tudou is China’s answer to YouTube. Now the online video site is getting into the consumer hardware business. Starting in January Youku will begin selling a tablet, a smart TV box, and a WiFi router. The WiFi router users peer-2-peer technology to offer faster video delivery, while the smart TV box will allow users […]

Ramos launches i9s gaming tablet with Bluetooth controller

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Once upon a time tablets aimed at gamers had touchscreen displays surrounded by gaming buttons so you could hold the tablet in two hands while playing it like a giant Gameboy or PlayStation Portable. These days companies are taking a different approach. The NVIDIA Shield Tablet is aimed at gamers… but the 8 inch tablet […]

Microsoft launches Office for Android tablet preview, updates iOS apps

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Microsoft launched a suite of Office apps for iPads earlier this year. Now the company is bringing its new Office apps to iPhones and Android tablets… although the Android versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are still in the “preview” stages. Full versions are expected to launch in early 2015. Microsoft is also updating its […]

Google Nexus 9 tablet review

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Four years ago Google and HTC partnered to create the first product in the Google Nexus line. The Nexus One was a smartphone that showcased Google’s vision for what an Android device could be… and it was a pretty stellar device by 2010 standards. Since then Google has worked with manufacturers to release 5 more […]

Xiaomi may be building a 9.2 inch budget tablet

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Xiaomi launched its first tablet earlier this year. Now the company may be working on a second model, and this one could have a larger screen and a less powerful processor. In other words, it could be a cheaper alternative to the company’s first tablet. Xiaomi hasn’t actually announced the new tablet yet, but specs […]

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2015) tablet on the way

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Samsung appears to have a new 10.1 inch Android tablet with support for pen input on the way. Several pages on the Samsung website mention a new device called the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2015). That doesn’t look like a typo either — the same page also mentions the Note 10.1 (2014) which launched late […]

HP Pro Slate 12 and Pro Slate 8 Android tablets mean business

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HP plans to launch two new Android tablets aimed at business users. The HP Pro Slate 12 features s 12.3 inch, 1600 x 1200 pixel display, while the HP Pro Slate 8 has a smaller, but sharper 2048 x 1536 pixel screen. Don’t get confused by the name — the Pro Slate 8 is different from the HP Slate […]

Asus introduces the MeMO Pad 10 ME103K budget tablet

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Last month an unannounced 10 inch Android tablet from Asus started showing up at European retail sites. Now Asus has finally gotten around to officially introducing the tablet. As expected, the Asus MeMO Pad 10 ME103K features a 10 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, and Android 4.4 KitKat […]

Acer’s cheap Iconia One 7 Android tablet specs bumped up to Bay Trail

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Acer offers a line of low-cost Android tablets with 7 inch screens. While there are a few different models, Acer confusingly sells all these tablets under Iconia One name. Go figure. Anyway, there are a few Iconia One 7 models with Intel Atom Z2560 Clover Trail+ dual-core processors and prices ranging from $90 to $140. Now it looks […]

Lenovo Tab S8 Android tablet now available for $200

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The Lenovo Tab S8 is an Android tablet with an 8 inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel display, an Intel Atom Z3745 quad-core Bay Trail processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage. Lenovo unveiled the tablet in September, and now it’s on sale in the United States. You can pick one up from Best Buy […]