AARP RealPad is an unnecessary Android tablet for seniors


The American Association of Retired Persons is now selling a tablet aimed at people over the age of 50 who might not be comfortable just buying any old tablet. The AARP RealPad is a $189 tablet which is about the size of an iPad mini, but which runs Google Android 4.4 with a custom app […]

Intel introduces Reference Design for Android tablets

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Intel wants to make it easier for device makers to build Android tablets with Intel chips. To that end, the company has launched a new program called Intel Reference Design for Android. The idea is that Intel will provide a branch of Google Android to device makers that’s guaranteed to work with a certain set […]

Updated Asus MeMO Pad 10 budget tablet on the way?

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It looks like Asus is preparing to update its cheapest 10 inch Android tablet. The Asus MeMO Pad 10 ME102A sells for under $200 and has a 10 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display and a Rockhip RK3188 processor. Now a new model called the Asus MeMO Pad ME103K has shown up at several European retail […]

Alcatel OneTouch introduces the Hero 8 Android tablet

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Some companies refer to their flagship phones and tablets as “hero” devices. Alcatel OneTouch goes a bit further and actually uses Hero in the name of its top-of-the-line devices… like the new Alcatel OneTouch Hero 8. It’s an 8 inch Android tablet with a an aluminum case, a 1920 x 1200 pixel display and a […]

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active is a rugged 8 inch Android tablet

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Samsung is adding yet another Android tablet to its lineup, and this time Samsung means business. Literally. The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active is a rugged 8 inch tablet aimed at business customers. It’s designed for use in retail, transportation, and other situations where a tablet isn’t likely to be treated with kid gloves. The Galaxy Tab […]

Sony introduces Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact with 8 inch display

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What do you get if you take the guts of a Sony Xperia Z3 smartphone and put them into a super-slim 8 inch tablet? The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. Once you get past the name that seems to have been designed by committee, Sony’s new Android tablet looks pretty intriguing. It measures 0.25 inches […]

Acer launches Iconia One 8, Iconia 10 Android tablets

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Acer is adding two new models to its line of Android tablets. The Acer Iconia Tab 10 features a MediaTek quad-core processor, a 10 inch screen, and a starting price of $199. It should be available in the US later this month. The Acer Iconia  One 8 is an Intel Atom-powered tablet that’s basically what […]

Lenovo Tab S8 is an 8 inch, full HD Android tablet for $199

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Lenovo’s been offering Android tablets for a few years, but the company’s new Lenovo Tab S8 is probably the most impressive yet. It’s an 8 inch tablet with a 1920 x 1200 pixel display, an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, and a starting price of $199. In other words, it’s about the same size and […]

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2, IdeaTab S8 leaked ahead of IFA

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With the IFA show scheduled to start in Berlin next week some companies are spilling the beans on their new products early. Others are having their beans spilled for them. Lenovo falls into the latter camp. Notebook Italia reports the company will introduce a new 8 inch Android tablet and an updated version of its […]

ECS 7 inch tablet with Clover Trail+ hits the FCC

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ECS is a device manufacturer based in Taiwan that produces hardware for other companies. One of those devices just showed up at the FCC website, and while it has the specs of a relatively unexciting Android tablet, I have the feeling that the ECS TC69CA1 is worth keeping an eye on. That’s because the specs […]