HTC’s return to the tablet market looks to be getting ever-nearer. A Wi-Fi Alliance certificate has been issued for a new HTC-manufactured tablet running Android L, the next version of Google’s mobile operating system.
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A new Android tablet from Barnes & Noble has gone on sale, based on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4. The release follows a change of strategy from the company when it comes to NOOK tablets, with the bookseller now working with a third party manufacturer, rather than developing its own hardware.
Chipset maker NVIDIA are reportedly developing an Android-PC hybrid that could spike the interest of serious gamers. The rumoured device will apparently offer the option of playing standard Android games as well as powerful PC games.
Owners of the ASUS PadFone 2 have received something of a pleasant surprise with the release of an official manufacturer-supported upgrade to Android 4.4 KitKat. The news comes despite the fact the this device is over two years old, having originally been released in December 2012.
If you are looking to buy a new Android tablet, then the choice is about to become a little bit larger in Europe, with confirmation that LG is set to launch its new G Pad series throughout the continent. The new range of devices will be available in three different display sizes, with 7-inch, 8-inch and 10.1-inch models on sale.
There is good news for NOOK users with the announcement that Samsung will develop a new tablet for the e-reading platform. Today’s confirmation that a major technology company is going to release new NOOK hardware will help to reassure those concerned about the future of the brand.
UK mobile company EE is continuing with its strategy of rolling out low-cost 4G Android devices. Headlining the latest batch of products is a tablet the company hopes will prove attractive enough to entice new customers to its super-fast network.
Sony have announced an update programme that will see a number of its devices receive Android 4.4 KitKat, in addition to a range of app and user interface improvements. There is also tighter integration with the company’s non-mobile products, as some design elements of the revised UI have been borrowed from the Sony PlayStation 4.
Samsung look set for another assault on the tablet market, with a new range of devices to replace the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 range. The South Korean electronics giant was one of the pioneers in the Android tablet market, but its offerings have failed to capture mainstream attention in the way that Google’s Nexus 7 tablets have managed.
Sony has taken a very different approach to the likes of Google when it comes to developing Android tablets. The recent trend has been for inexpensive, 7 or 8-inch devices like the Nexus 7 7 or Lenovo S5000, but with the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet a more premium product will hit the shelves.