Okay, Apple, so you got me to confess to liking your iPad mini 2 more than Google’s new Nexus 7 and Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX 7. Big deal, since at the end of the day, the spanking new 7.9-incher is still pretty expensive. Maybe not unwarrantedly so, but darn pricey nevertheless. Besides, you won a
Say, all ye die-hard Android fans, do you by any chance know what’s set to go down come October 22, i.e. in 24 hours give or take? Probably not Google’s Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat grandiose unveilings, to the sheer desperation of Sherlock Holmes enthusiasts and amateur detectives trying to make heads or tails
NVIDIA has had a rough transition from the PC era to the mobile era, with the Tegra processor line always being trumped by another company, when Tegra 3 was launched, the Snapdragon S4 Pro was fitted on most of the top-end smartphones. Still, Tegra 3 managed to get some attention and NVIDIA has managed to
Microsoft will not be giving up on Windows RT straight away it seems, despite expectations not being met, with new rumours fleshing out about the next Surface RT range. According to new reports, some tablets will come with Qualcomm chips instead of NVIDIA, although the company will continue to use NVIDIA Tegra chips in some
Microsoft flopped with the Surface RT and the Surface Pro may have been an admirable if somewhat unsuccessful attempt at a revamp, but that has not stopped the optimism at Redmond. The company believes they are still in the running to become one of the biggest tablet distributors by 2014, hopefully selling 25 million
Each operating system/platform has a vast developer community, and the number only increases with each coming day. Be it Android, iOS or Windows Phone/Windows 8, they’ve all got a large number of developers trying to bring in hacks/tweaks to unsupported devices. For Android, there’s the CyanogenMod team and similarly for Windows too there’s a big
The Microsoft Surface tablets were proudly announced by the Redmond giant back in June 2012. It was interesting to see the company’s approach towards the tablet industry as they had a regular tablet in the form of the Surface RT, which was aimed at the average tablet user. And a hardcore tablet with similar design
This one’s off the Android topic too, but of particular interest to us all. Microsoft’s Surface tablets were formally announced in June last year and brought to the market in late October, although only the Surface RT was launched. The tablet has found critics right from the start, be it for its poor timing or
The tablet marketshare has substantially increased over the past few years and with good reason. The market which was more or less dominated by the Apple iPad, saw the emergence of the budget tablets like Kindle Fire and the Nexus 7 which marked a new revival (or arrival) of Android tablets on a bigger scale.
Microsoft’s Windows RT based tablet, the Surface RT is a moderate success despite what the company would have you believe. The reasons for that are pretty much out in the open. And there is hardly anything going for the company in the current situation as we told you a couple of days ago. But if
Microsoft clearly didn’t have a good 2012 and that was apparent for several reasons. Firstly the evolution of its mobile OS in the form of Windows Phone 8 received lukewarm response when it was launched, and also because its aspirations for the tablet market took a heavy beating post the launch of the Surface RT.
Samsung’s ambitions in the tablet market have been very high with devices like the Galaxy Tab which had quite a few variants and the Galaxy Note 800. More recently, the company announced the Nexus 10 tablet in accordance with Google which is one of the best Android tablets money can buy right now. However, we
It’s baffling to see how some developers manage to get newest versions of an OS running on a relatively older device. This is crucial for devices which are usually forgotten by its creators. Due to (alleged) hardware limitations, manufacturers quickly write off a device from their update list. The HTC HD2 is one of them.
HTC is certainly not the top manufacturer in the Android world today and clearly hasn’t been having a good time in the market. But there have been hints at a revival by the company with the industry standard setting HTC Butterfly and its subsidiaries, which has opened the doors for 1080p display panels to be
Nokia has never been into tablets, not since the past few years at least. Back then the situation was very different, as Nokia was deeply involved in the development of Symbian and Maemo simultaneously. Since there was very little scope for thinking outside Symbian, Nokia never paid heed to tablets as the form factor was
Do you have a Microsoft Surface and wish there were more game titles made for it? We can understand this since the operating system used, which is Windows RT, is relatively new and games designed for this specific OS aren’t that plenty. It’s different for the Windows, iOS or even Android platform where users don’t
The Microsoft Surface RT was initially launched in select locations and only through Microsoft’s Online Store or its brick-and-mortar stores. This partial rollout of the tablet was heavily criticized as most people had no access to live units of the device to use it before making the purchase. Although Microsoft Stores had the tablet in
The Surface RT arrived in the market with plenty of hope. Microsoft desperately wanted the idea to click so as to get some of that tablet marketshare. However, the concept was not well received by many and it led to the inevitable poor run of the tablet initially. Despite not being able to provide the
Windows RT is a relatively new concept and is targeted at the increasingly developing tablet industry, although without much success. There are plenty of reasons for the success or failure of a mobile platform, and in this day and age, applications have a huge role to play. And if app support was a problem with
Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet certainly isn’t the best out there in terms of performance or day to day use. The tablet has so much going against it that some called even called it a blunder (the jury is still out on that). But here we have Microsoft reassuring its users that what they own is