Huawei ‘Nexus’ tablet may be a second Andromeda device

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With a little over a week to go until Google’s October 4th event, where several new pieces of hardware including the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, are expected to be revealed, software is getting a bit of a bump as well. The frenzy started when word surfaced that a new project called Andromeda may be announced, representing the effective merger of Android and ChromeOS into a new operating system. Now sources are trying to connect dots and think the new Andromeda could land on a rumored “Nexus” tablet believed to be incoming from Huawei. Read more

New Amazon Fire HD 8 with Alexa integration launched

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Amazon launched a new tablet in their Fire HD line today. The Fire HD 8 comes with an 8-inch display, although at only 1280 x 800 resolution, it barely seems to qualify for the “HD” moniker in the name. For those interested in an Amazon tablet, something impressive will be available as Amazon brings their Alexa voice assistant technology to the tablet form factor. Read more

NVIDIA’s next SHIELD tablet might be left on the cutting room floor

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The NVIDIA SHIELD K1 was a solid gaming tablet that could stand steady with its cheap $199 price tag. Considering it was the second tablet in the lineup, and NVIDIA enjoys other products in their SHIELD lineup, it would only make sense to keep expanding the line. There was an FCC filing for a new NVIDIA tablet that suggested a new tablet was on the way, but that might not be the case. Read more

New startup is giving Android tablets to inmates

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Christopher Grewe is the founder and CEO of a new company called American Prison Data Systems, and he’s attempting to tackle one of the biggest problems the United States prison system faces. With one of the highest incarceration rates in the world, the US has tons of criminals in prison, which is why Grewe wants to do something to make prison a little more constructive in the hopes of reforming prisoners instead of turning them into lifelong criminals. Read more