Samsung UK says the Galaxy TabPRO 8.4 won’t be updated to Lollipop

Samsung_Galaxy_TabPRO_8.4_Main_TADo you remember the Galaxy TabPRO series of tablets that Samsung launched last year with high-end specifications, a premium price and a short shelf life? If you do, you may have a better memory than Samsung because according to Samsung UK’s Twitter team, the TabPRO 8.4 model won’t be updated to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Which means you can probably forget about getting a Marshmallow update as well.  Read more

Xiaomi announces the Mi Pad 2 tablet in China with an Intel Atom processor and all-metal body

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Besides unveiling the Redmi Note 3 that sports a massive 4,000mAh battery, Xiaomi also took the wraps off its latest tablet, the Mi Pad 2, powered by a quad-core Intel processor and sporting an all-metal body. Much in the same vein as the Redmi Note 3, the Mi Pad 2 offers a high-spec experience for an affordable price, with the 16GB variant running MIUI 7, and a 64GB version that will be available running either MIUI 7 or Windows 10.  Read more

CyanogenMod lists the first devices to receive CM13 (Marshmallow) nightlies

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In recent times, most Cyanogen related news has been about which new handset will sport the alternative Android operating system, but today the Cyanogen team has announced the availability of CM13 nightlies for a selection of devices. As you might already know, CM13 is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and the term ‘nightlies’ is basically a euphemism for betas.  Read more

US Cellular now offering Samsung’s budget-friendly Galaxy Tab E

samsung_galaxy_tab_e_verizonUS Cellular has added a new tablet to its lineup, bringing Samsung’s wallet-friendly Galaxy Tab E to the mix. The 16 GB tablet offers plenty of bells and whistles for someone looking for a lightweight device to watch movies and browse the internet on, with some of Samsung’s fancy camera modes and the popular Kids Mode. It offers expandable memory and a 5,000 mAh battery, so it’s a decent option for a binge watching machine, especially if you don’t want to splurge on some of the high end devices. Read more