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Just two days to go, and our best lead for a possible Google I/O 2014 headliner is crushed. Sure, the HTC Nexus 9 rumor that cropped up over the weekend could still be phony. At least in part. Namely, the part about the hottest Nexus tablet to date rolling out “sometime in Q4” rather than hot on I/O’s heels. But given the magnitude of the information spill, how all previous hints seemed to be leading up to this, and especially Android Police’s spotless reputation, it’s really implausible they goofed the ETA so horribly. Bottom...

We have previously heard rumors of an Android-based laptop that’s going to be developed by HP. Now it looks like this device is now official as the company announced the HP Slatebook which is expected to hit the market this coming July. What’s unique about this laptop is that it will run on Android 4.3 and uses a Tegra 4 processor. The HP Slatebook is just one of the several laptop models that the company announced will be coming soon. Mike Nash, vice president, Product Management, Consumer Personal Systems over at HP said that, “Customers...

There’s no question Android’s versatility has greatly evolved over time, as the OS now sustains not only conventional smartphones and tablets, but also TVs, cars, transforming tab-laptop crossbreeds and even a couple of skimpy, budget-conscious full-fledged notebooks. Yet nothing seemed to prepare us for what Dell is working on. The creators of mostly lackluster Android devices so far, including the Venue 7 and 8 slates, apparently have an XPS 12 version in the pipeline conceived around Google’s mobile platform. For those of you...

  If you want a faux leather computer, you’ve got one. The 11.6″ Samsung Chromebook 2 will be heading to the UK on May 1st for £249 and the 13.3″ version will be available on May 12th for £329.   There’s no release dates for the different colors, but presumably they will be available on the different screen size release dates. So if you want the Chromebook 2 in the UK, it won’t be very long. Source: The Next Web via Android Central ...

Who stole the Las Vegas show? Who landed in Sin City looking for fame but ended up spending thousands of bucks on travel and accommodation only to realize they didn’t belong to one of the world’s biggest, glitziest tech trade shows in the first place? Who disappointed the most? And who came hat in hand, ultimately stealing everyone else’s thunder? CES 2014 may not technically be over yet, but since no product announcements are in store for the expo’s final two days, it’s time to see which of the exhibitors graduated magna cum...

Nothing meaningful in the long haul ever happens at CES, blah blah blah, the expo lives in MWC’s shadows, yada yada yada, tech journalists only go to Vegas to socialize, drink and gamble. Be honest, you’ve heard one or all of the above at least a dozen times this past week or so, am I right? Meanwhile, day 1 of the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (or should I say day 0, since technically the trade exhibition gets underway today, on January 7?) brought to light Samsung’s four proudest tablets to date, a heap of exciting new Asus products,...

Recently, I wrote about Intel’s efforts in developing a processing platform that could turn Android into a mainstream desktop platform. This will clearly capitalize on a low-power architecture, while still delivering the performance requirements that desktop-bound computing will require. This points to one thing of course: notebook computers, or at least tablets that are also notebook hybrids, like the Microsoft Surface, Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga and Asus Transformer Pad. The question here, of course, is whether Android will be a capable...

HP may have caught plenty of people off guard with its return to tablets this past spring, but what’s even more surprising is the Palo Alto-based PC maker continues to drive forward with tremendous efforts of snatching a piece of the growing mobile pie. The rather underwhelming Slate 7 has clearly been only the first step towards something bigger, albeit the end game still looks rather foggy. That’s not to say devices like the Slatebook 10 x2, Slate 7 HD, 7 Extreme, 8 Pro and Slate 10 HD haven’t upped the ante, they’re just not...