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Thanks to the Zauba site tracking imports into India, including devices for testing purposes like in this case, new information has been gleaned about Samsung’s work on their tablet devices for 2015. The Zauba site listed a couple Samsung tablets entering the country on December 22nd and 23rd, the Samsung SM-T555 and the SM-T1116 respectively. The former is believed to be a 10-inch version of a Samsung Galaxy Tab 5 while the latter is thought to be a budget model tablet.
Next year, Sony will release a very large tablet. It is being reported by DigiTimes that the Japanese company is about to start mass producing a tablet that has a display exceeding the 12-inch mark. With Sony no longer active in the personal computer market, it looks like high-end tablets are the target.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite was the perfect tablet for the light connoisseur of technology, whether you’re a young child looking to play Angry Birds, or an older adult just looking to read. The price was pretty attractive too, currently at $140 with free shipping from Samsung’s website.
Nvidia has begun rolling out a relatively important stability update to all variants of its Shield Tablet. In terms of added functionality, the upgrade doesn’t bring much to the table, it merely transports “improvements for the general user interface and application responsiveness”, but we’re not complaining as it shows that the manufacturer is committed to making its device the best it can possibly be.
At CES 2015 next month, LG could be introducing new tablets that fall under the G Pad series. The company filed new trademarks a few days ago with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The names are G Pad II, G Pad X, and G Pad F. This does not mean that LG is designing entirely new tablets, though. It could merely be existing tablets with upgraded specifications.
We will find out more in the coming weeks and months.
T-Mobile has at last started rolling out the pretty hefty, much-anticipated Android 4.4.4 over-the-air (OTA) update to all its carrier-branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 3’s located in the United States. The upgrade brings the latest build of KitKat to the slate, complete with a multitude of additional bug fixes and speed optimizations.
Hit the break for the full changelog.
LG has finally launched the LTE variant of its G Pad 8.0 in South Korea. The slate is listed as available on the manufacturer’s online store for ₩ 330,000 ($300) in both black and white colorways.
As we close on 2014, and approach 2015, it doesn’t hurt to take a step back and reflect on what was accomplished and what didn’t work out so well during the year. 2014, without a doubt, showed off some great new tech like Android Wear, and virtual reality is finally showing tangible signs of life. Even Apple decided to finally do something new (for itself) and make a reasonable phone size.
2014, as it’s winding down, is also showing some rather dangerous indications of what might be in store for Android OEMs in 2015. Sharp declines in sales, market stagnation and ridiculous patent warfare may bleed over into the new year, and I doubt anyone is going to come out victorious in the end.
If you’ve been contemplating treating yourself to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 tablet for a while now and couldn’t quite justify the purchase, then this just might help. For today only, Amazon has slashed 30% off the device.