While many Nexus devices are already receiving Android 4.4.4, Google is making sure one of its tablets don’t fall too far behind. The Nexus 7 (2013) with LTE is receiving Android 4.4.3. Google has posted the factory images and binaries, ready for your consumption. We do not know how far behind Android 4.4.4 is for this tablet, but we would have to assume it will not be to long. Just hit the links below to grab everything as the over-the-air (OTA) update has yet to go live.
Earlier this month, Samsung made the 8-inch and 10-inch versions of the Galaxy Tab 4 available in India, but the 7-inch wasn’t included. After a bit of delay, you’ll finally be able to pick up a Tab 4 7.0 off of Indian retailer Flipkart for about Rs 18,000.
The variant that Samsung is launching is the 3G model, which is typically how Samsung launches tablet products in India. Otherwise, the Tab 4 is identical to the models released everywhere else in the world with a 1280 x 800 resolution screen, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, and 8 GB of internal storage.
Need a new tablet at a great price? The Nexus 7 still holds the title as one of the best overall tablets, even when not considering price. But now through September 30, purchasing the Nexus 7 through Google Play will include 3 months of All Access for free. After that, you must cancel your subscription or pony up the $9.99 per month price.
Not too bad, Google. Are you interested in purchasing the Nexus 7? Or are you waiting for something else? Let us know in the comments.
Waiting for the Nexus 8? So are we. But the next tablet from Google could actually be called the Nexus 9. The alleged device has leaked, a tablet with an 8.9-inch display that has a 2048×1440 resolution. The aspect ratio for such would be 4:3. It is believed to be manufactured by HTC and therefore an aluminum zero-gap construction would be obvious. The leak does claim that stereo front-facing speakers will be present, but the device in the image does not appear to have them. This could merely be a placeholder image.
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We have some information that’s been passed along on the web today regarding both the HTC One (M8) Prime and the Nexus 8. Hit the break to find out what’s going on with these two devices.
LG released a promo video featuring the new G Pad line of tablets. They are offering 7-inch, 8-inch, and 10.1-inch versions and the specs are basically mid-range. No word on U.S. availability, but they are finally starting to appear in European markets.
In this video, The main emphasis is that the G Pad is perfect for taking the day off and relaxing. I’m not sure they get across the idea that the G Pad is all that different than any other tablet, but they do feature Quick Memo, Knock Code, and the ability to answer calls with the device. Since the new Galaxy Tab S also offers the ability to answer calls, expect Samsung to attack back. Hit the break for the near 3-minute video.
Samsung has announced the Samsung Galaxy Tab S will be available for purchase at major retailers starting June 27th. Some of the retailers include Samsung.com, Amazon, Best Buy, and Sears. However, Best Buy is the only location that has units available on the sales floor at Samsung Experience Shops for consumers to spend some hands on time with the devices before placing a pre-order or next week’s general availability.
The WiFi version of the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 will sell for $399.99 while the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 will go for $499.99. Both versions will be available in either dazzling white or titanium bronze.
Samsung indicates LTE versions of the tablets will be available later this year on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.
Samsung’s music streaming service, Milk Music, was previously only available to Samsung smartphones. Today, Samsung is expanding the availability of the service by offering it to a handful of Samsung tablets, including the TabPRO line, the NotePRO 12.2, and the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition. That’s only a few new additions, but it’s better than nothing.
If you have one of Samsung’s new tablets, you should be able to find Milk Music in the Play Store to download.
Samsung’s brand new Galaxy Tab S features a gorgeous Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560×1600, coming in either 8.4 or 10.5-inch sizes. After spending some hands on time with it, one this is clear: the display is incredible. So after receiving so much praise about just how good the display on the Galaxy Tab S is, Samsung decided to reveal the magic behind it.
Experiencing problems with the Android 4.4.3 update on your Nexus device? You are not alone. While just about every Nexus device with the update is being affected by bugs, the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 have apparently been hit the hardest. Issues being reported included WiFi connection drops and lagging within the Dialer app. The Nexus 4′s rebooting issue has even returned despite supposedly being fixed with the update. The Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 are also experiencing issues in the form of battery life and notification woes.
Hopefully Google moves quickly and releases a patch or promises some changes with the next version of Android. That could be a long wait, though, as Google I/O is just over one week away. Some of these issues are not minor.