Samsung Galaxy Tab S 2 specifications leaked, only 5.4mm thick along with 8 and 9.7-inch options

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It was only a few days ago that we found out that Samsung was working on a second generation Galaxy Tab S range of tablets with the model numbers SM-T710 and SM-T810. A couple of days after that, it was leaked that the new models would be thinner than the Apple iPad Air 2. Now, we have the full specifications of both Galaxy Tab S 2 models, courtesy of Sammobile.

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Nvidia’s Shield Tablet receives Update 2.2 with new GRID games and improved standby times

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The Nvidia Shield Tablet received its first taste of Android Lollipop back in December, and here it is getting a second helping with Tablet Software Update 2.2. Both the WiFi and LTE versions of the tablet are eligible to receive this latest update, which is based on Android 5.0.1. The update brings a few new PC games to play via its GRID cloud gaming service such as Grid 2 and PixelJunk Shooter amongst others. There are also compatibility tweaks and bugfixes present, as can be seen from the changelog below.

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[Deal] Best Buy has the Dell Venue 8 7000 for $369 plus get 1 year of Office 365 for Free

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If you have had your eye on the Dell Venue 8 7000, now might be a good chance to grab one. Best Buy has it on sale for $369.99 ($30 off), plus they are giving you a bonus. That would be 1 year of Microsoft Office 365 Personal, which is a $69.99 value. On top of all this, they are including Free shipping.

The Office 365 subscription will include one PC or Mac plus one iPad or Select Windows Tablet. I am hoping they failed to mention Android in the notes since Microsfot Office is now available on Android tablets.

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[Deal] Amazon selling the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet with $30 gift card and free games

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This weekend, there is a little bit of an incentive to purchase the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet. Amazon has the tablet in both WiFi and LTE variants available at their usual prices, but a $30 gift card and free games are included. The three games included at no extra cost are Half-Life 2: Episode 1, Half-Life 2, and Portal. So, combining the gift card with the free games, consumers taking advantage of this deal will save north of $100.

Amazon has not specified the end date for this promotion.

Source: Amazon [WiFi model] [LTE model]

New Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 passes through FCC on way to U.S. market

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We already know Samsung is working on a new 8-inch Galaxy Tab 4 tablet device thanks to a GFXBench entry that was discovered last month. While the chip used is the mid-tier Snapdragon 410, that is a 64-bit chip meaning the device can fully support Android Lollipop. Based on a new FCC filing for the device, the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 should be headed to U.S. markets. Read more

Samsung is working on a second generation Galaxy Tab S

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According to a new report published online earlier today, Samsung is busy designing a second-generation Galaxy Tab S. There’s allegedly two new variants on the way — the SM-T710 and the SM-T810. The devices are expected to be revamped 8.4- and 10.5-inch models of the current slates, so it looks like we’re not going to be seeing at any major changes.

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Electronic Arts believes that console-level gaming will reach tablets by 2018

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The power of tablets has developed tremendously within the last two years to the point where some are questioning when it will match console-level gaming. To Electronic Arts CFO Blake Jorgensen, that time will be here by the end of the decade. Jorgensen spoke at the 2015 Technology, Internet & Media Conference and expressed the belief that console-level gaming on tablets would be possible by 2018.

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