Acer’s Predator 8 up for pre-order from Newegg

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At IFA 2015, Acer inserted itself into the conversation as a go-to for mobile gaming. The company’s Predator 8, like NVIDIA’s SHIELD Tablet, is all about maximizing gaming on a tablet. With an 8-inch Full HD (1920×1080) display, Intel Atom processor, and four front-facing speakers, Acer believes it has a winning formula. But like any mobile device, price is very important. Acer seems to have appropriately priced the Predator 8, with the 32GB model going for $299. And starting today you can pre-order that model of the tablet from Newegg.

The online electronics retailer will be the exclusive seller of the Predator 8 for these next two weeks. Newegg doesn’t have the 64GB model listed on its site at the moment.

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Select retailers are selling Samsung’s jumbo Galaxy View

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Samsung believes that it has identified an untapped market that demands an Android tablet with an 18.4-inch display. Seriously, the company announced the Galaxy View last week, surprising many by putting Android on a device that has a display approaching 20 inches. Remember that this is Samsung and no size or form factor is too abnormal to try. If you’re interested a jumbo tablet, you can now purchase the Galaxy View from select retailers.

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Samsung begins rolling out Android 5.1.1 Lollipop to Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 (WiFi)

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Samsung tablets are often left out in the cold when it comes to firmware updates, it isn’t unknown for one of its flagship tablets to be 2 or even 3 versions of Android behind Google’s latest release. I’m sure that owners of the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition will understand where I’m coming from seeing as that device has languished on Android 4.4.2 KitKat since its launch (unless you had the T-Mobile variant). There is cause to rejoice for some, though, because the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update is finally available to download for the SM-P600 (WiFi) variant. Read more