If you’ve been following our website lately, chances are you’ve already purchased a tab, or ten. You’re only human after all and probably couldn’t resist the temptation of a stellar bargain, the best 7 inch+ gamers around, the endurance champions, or ultra-high-res media streamers. But there’s one market segment we haven’t tackled in a while.
Are Android tablets on their sure way to extinction, caught in an inescapable chokehold by rapidly soaring phablets and slowly recovering conventional Windows PCs? Hard to cast a definitive verdict, but even Apple’s mighty iPads seem to be losing steam, as iPhones close the size gap. What’s crystal clear is Google-endorsed slates have trouble standing
Winter is coming, and with it, comes possibly the most fruitful time of the year for both electronics retailers and tech consumers. Yes, you can find compelling promotions on Android gear from January to December nowadays, as competition heats up, manufacturer profits shrink, and upgrade cycles are shortened. But the best deals on smartphones, tablets,
Although we haven’t gone through an entire “upgrade cycle” since July 2014, when we first rounded up your top ultra-affordable Android tablet options, the seven-name list from ten months ago feels dated enough. It’s time we revisited and revised it therefore, expanding the “magnificent seven” to a “grandiose ten”, as the market greatly diversified and
Stacking up on LTE-enabled gear for the cold season and would love to have something left in your bank accounts at the end of the holiday shopping season? Don’t want to make the choice between a spanking new Android tablet and food, as you’re afraid you’ll die of starvation playing Temple Run 2? Then maybe
A whole lot can change in the shifty tech décor in the space of nine months. Heck, even one month sometimes makes a world of difference. Take last month. Lenovo rolled out a slew of A-series budget-conscious slates, HP and Toshiba one-upped each other with the dirt-cheap 7 Plus and Excite Go, and Asus refreshed
So your little one is growing up. Fast. And as he or she is starting to pick up on what tickles your fancy, expect to notice major changes in behavior, interests and “hobbies”. What’s that, I’m preaching to the choir? Then let’s skip the introductions and get right down to the meat of it. The
After timidly trying its hand at tablets for the first time in eons with the compact-but-punchy G Pad 8.3, LG seems to have found its footing in the ever-growing, ever-competitive market, feeling secure enough to turn the G Pad from a one-off affair into a family of devices. Made official teased a couple of days
Fearing they’d cause too much confusion rolling out so soon after the swanky Galaxy Tab Pro trio and S Pen-toting Note Pro 12.2, Samsung held off on the formal introductions of the Galaxy Tab 4 triad. But there’s no point in delaying them any further, as they’ll perplex and confuse us no matter when they
Huawei may have taken a bigger hit than anyone as a consequence of Lenovo’s bold purchase of Motorola, since the Android landscape looks too cramped and competitive to accommodate two aspiring China-based players. But you can definitely count on the creators of last year’s breathtaking Ascend P6 to pick themselves up, get back on the
The hunt for the best Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday electronics deals is already on and you’re probably just about done with getting your ducks in a row and figuring out exactly how much you’ll afford to spend. But why wait two more weeks and risk getting stuck in the traditional shopping season stampede?
The whole world revolves around money. But money can’t buy happiness. What we have there is two universally accepted old sayings that contradict each other without leaving much room in the middle. So which one’s true after all? How about neither? If you’re a geek like me (and you won’t be here otherwise), I’m sure
Ranking the best large Android tablets might seem odd with mere hours left until IFA 2013’s official kick-off. After all, even though 10-inchers are no longer the hottest things in town, they’re still deemed fairly important for the tablet businesses of OEMs such as Sony, Samsung, Asus, Acer and so on and so forth. In
Acer is all set to unveil some new tablets at Computex on June 3rd. Acer has always been the underdog in the tablet market, with competitors like Asus having a much larger share in the industry. However, the company has no plans to give up. Acer has always tried to focus on the budget tablet
Samsung might have only unveiled two tablets in 2013 so far, including the Galaxy Note 8.0, but it appears there will be four new Sammy slates on sale in certain parts of Europe by the end of June. According to Sam Mobile’s trusted confidential sources, the Note 8.0 will get reinforcements in its fight against
Acer’s first 2013 stab at challenging the likes of Google’s Nexus 7 and Apple’s iPad Mini might have been a little underwhelming, but the Taiwan-based company is anything but a one-trick pony. The Iconia Tab A1 has looked much better on paper than the B1 ever since it first starred in a “leak”, and now,
When you control a high-value market the way Intel does with the PC chip world for several years now, you need a challenge from time to time to make sure you still “got it”. And the latest and possibly hardest challenge undertaken by the Santa Clara-based company is leaving a mark in the crowded and
The tablet market has been flooded lately with budget-friendly portable 7 and 8-inchers, all of which crave for a slice of the pie currently shared mostly by Asus and Google’s Nexus 7 and Amazon’s Kindle Fires. There’s Apple’s iPad Mini too, but that’s not exactly cheap, so it appears to have its own battle going
Android tablet prices have dropped and dropped and dropped for the past couple of years, but I’m sure you never suspected you could get a quad-core Jelly Bean-based slate for less than 100 bucks. That’s just crazy, isn’t it? And yet it’s true. Ainol, a manufacturer that has been on our radar in the past
Acer is known for tablets like the Iconia Tab A500, which came with Android 3.0 Honeycomb almost two years ago. The device was a moderate success as with any Honeycomb based tablet, so it failed to stick in people’s memory. Although the company launched a successor or two for the tablet, they weren’t successful either.