The idea of Google getting behind a 7-inch tablet has been dormant for some time. And worse than that, the entire Android tablet market has looked like it is on life support.
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There is good news for owners of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablet – the slates are being upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The roll out is underway in Germany, with first the 10.5-inch LTE edition receiving the update, followed by the 8.4-inch LTE version.
Samsung has dealt a blow to owners of the well-liked Samsung Galaxy Tab S, with news that the tablet series will not receive an update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The last official update the devices received was for Android 5.0.2 Lollipop – a version of the mobile operating system that was first released in December 2014.
Although the Android tablet market is not as active as it was a few years ago, Samsung is one notable company that has continued to produce slates based around Google’s mobile operating system. And the South Korean manufacturer looks set to release more high-end Android tablets in 2016, in the shape of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 series.
HTC has confirmed that the production run of its Nexus 9 tablet has come to an end. The device, which was launched in partnership with Google back in October 2014, has since been superseded by the Pixel C.
Owners of the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet and Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact will soon be receiving an update to the latest version of Android. Sony Japan has confirmed that Android 5.1.1 Lollipop will be made available near the end of July.
Following the release of the HTC-manufactured Nexus 9, it appears the Taiwanese company could be planning to announce another tablet. The device will reportedly be of similar dimensions to last year’s 8.9-inch slate, but this time will receive HTC – rather than Nexus – branding.
One of the biggest mobile tech stories to have emerged over the Christmas period is the news that Kodak is to release its own Android smartphones and tablets. The development has received worldwide attention, although the scope of the coverage is not especially surprising.
The latest version of Android has been updated again. Android 5.0.2 Lollipop (LRX22G) is available for the wi-fi model of the Nexus 7 (2012) and addresses issues affecting the performance of the tablet’s internal storage.
The Tesco Hudl has proven to be a big success, with over half a million of the low-cost Android tablets having been sold. Now the world’s second biggest retailer is set to release a successor, with the launch of the Hudl 2 due to take place on 3rd October, just over a year after the original Hudl was unveiled.