NVIDIA shows Android 6.0 Marshmallow running on NVIDIA SHIELD tablet K1

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While most people are patiently waiting and watching for Android 6.0 Marshmallow to be available for their smartphones, not much noise has been generated by tablet owners who no doubt look forward to the sweet update. NVIDIA appears to be ready to become one of the first manufacturers to get Android 6.0 Marshmallow out to their tablets thanks to an update for the NVIDIA SHIELD tablet K1. If NVIDIA gets the update out soon enough, and they should be close based on a video they released yesterday, they should only be trailing Google’s own Nexus line of tablets. Read more

Google Pixel C team holds Q&A session on Reddit

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Google added a new device to the Google Store this week, the Pixel C, an apparent mashup between an Android tablet device and a Chromebook. With a price tag of $499.99, many people are trying to figure out whether the device is something they want to invest in. Part of that decision-making process is trying to understand just what the device is supposed to be and where Google sees it in the future. To help address some of these issues, members of the team behind the Pixel C engaged in a question and answer session via Reddit.

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[Deal] Get the Fire HD 6 Tablet for just £59 from Amazon UK

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Giving a tablet as a Christmas present can serve dual purposes; on the one hand, it will make you feel good that you gave such a nice present, and on the other it will keep the recipient busy (quiet) for hours. You don’t have to spend the earth either because Amazon’s Fire HD 6 is a perfectly decent offering with decent features for its price. And, handily for this time of year, it has been discounted to just £59, giving a saving of £20. Read more

Google has a $499 hybrid in the Pixel C

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This holiday season, Google has a new tablet for you to consider. The Pixel C debuted earlier this year at Google I/O, surprising everyone by separating itself from the Nexus line. Google is positioning the Pixel C as a high-end tablet focused on productivity. While it’s not quite a laptop, the Pixel C is like Microsoft’s Surface and the very confused Apple iPad Pro. Utilizing a physical keyboard attachment is vital to get the most out of the Pixel C. Like Microsoft and Apple hope for with their premium tablets, Google says the Pixel C merges portability and productivity.

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Samsung releases another Galaxy View specific app aimed at gamers

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The Samsung Galaxy View, a mammoth 18.4-inch tablet device, appears to be a niche product. That is not stopping Samsung from throwing resources in the form of app development at the Galaxy View though. We have already seen a family bulletin board style app for the device hit the Play Store and the Galaxy View Remote which turns a smartphone into a mouse to control the tablet. Following in the path of the Galaxy View Remote app, Samsung has released the S Console Gamepad app to turn a smartphone into a gaming controller. Read more

[Deal] Best Buy has Acer’s Iconia Tab 8 for $99

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A tablet is probably something on your shopping list for a friend or family member this Christmas. Luckily, not every tablet is going to cause your piggy bank to break. And the ones that are on the more affordable side won’t sacrifice quality. Just don’t walk out of CVS or Walgreens with one of those no-name tablets. Then I can guarantee you wasted your hard-earned money. So consider the Iconia Tab 8 from Acer. Best Buy is selling it right now for just $99.

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