Two weeks ago, I received a press release from a company called D2 announcing its new 16-gigabyte 7-inch tablet running Android Jelly Bean 4.1 and priced at $89. This is sold exclusively at Big Lots and went on sale March 1. This new tablet also has a micro SD slot so you can upgrade its memory, making it a very versatile, yet low-cost tablet solution. That same day I got a...
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Combining a dual-core ARM Cortex A15 CPU and quad-core ARM Mali T604 GPU, the Samsung Exynos 5 Dual SoC provides superlative graphics, whether in a chromebook or tablet.
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Intel is set to introduce its next-generation Atom processor, which will be the first redesign of the chip since it launched five years ago.May 6 is the day Intel is expected to announce the refresh, which will be targeting a range of products from low powered tablets to smartphones and PCs.The 22-nanometer Atom will follow Intel's mainstream Core processors with a speedy...
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Semiconductor company MediaTek wants to improve the performance of low-cost Android-based smartphones with its latest system-on-a-chip (SoC), the MT6572.MT6572 is the world's first dual-core SoC with integrated Wi-Fi, FM-radio, GPS and Bluetooth that's targeted at the entry-level segment of the smartphone market, the company said on Thursday.The heart of the MT6572 is a...
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More companies have signed on for ARM's Big.Little chip design technology, which mixes low-power and power-hungry cores for more efficient energy use of chips in smartphones, tablets, servers and other equipment.Seventeen companies have so far licensed Big.Little, ARM said in a statement Wednesday. That is a jump from seven companies announced at the Mobile World Congress in...
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A growing variety of smaller and cheaper Android tablets will see it trump Apple.
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Filed under: Investing Thanks to a recent announcement to reduce tablet screen specifications, Microsoft has effectively green-lighted Windows 8 tablets to be made in the in the 7- to 8-inch form factor. This is a major development for investors since about half of all tablets shipped today are of the 7- to 8-inch variety. Besides the added portability, a smaller-sized...
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Archos has a bunch of different Android-powered tablets available on the market today. The company has basic Android-powered tablets that we’re all used to seeing and it has a few interesting options that aren’t designs we see all the time. One of those interesting tablets is the GamePad that has physical controls for gamers built-in ...
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Filed under: InvestingThe estimated worldwide market for tablets this year has been pushed up by about 10%, from a previous estimate of 172.4 million units to 190 million units. By the end of 2017, more than 350 million tablets will be shipped annually. The numbers come from the latest research at International Data Corp. (IDC), and some of the other data in the report...
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Gaming is an increasingly popular way tablet owners are spending time with their devices, and chipmakers are paying attention. Here are a few Android tablets that have improved in just the last year.
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