NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1 gets update to Android 7.0 Nougat

While smartphone users continue to monitor manufacturers and carriers in anticipation of an update for their devices, some tablet owners can now rejoice that they are getting Android 7.0 Nougat. Those owners would be the ones who have an NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1. NVIDIA released the update today, so users should start to see it as being available for their tablets. Besides all of the improvements to the base Android operating system that come with Nougat, NVIDIA included some other additions as well.

Specifications and price of Galaxy Tab S3 leak ahead of possible MWC 2017 launch

It’s been a while since Samsung first launched the Galaxy Tab S2, around 18 months in fact. It’s successor, the appropriately named Galaxy tab S3, was originally thought to be announced at IFA 2016, but it never appeared. Instead, Samsung’s latest refresh of its premium Android tablet range is expected to be unveiled at MWC 2017 next month. Handily enough, specifications for Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3 tablet range have leaked today, so join us after the break for more details.

[Video] Unboxing the Huawei MediaPad M3

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With Samsung having delayed the launch of the Tab S3, Google giving the segment a miss last year, and Sony seemingly abandoning the market altogether, there’s a dearth of premium tablets to be found.

One company that is attempting to grab a bigger share of the tablet market is Huawei, whose latest offering, the MediaPad M3, boasts an 8.4-inch 2560 x 1600 IPS display, the Kirin 950 Octa-core processor (the same processor found in the Honor 8), 4GB of RAM, a premium build, and stereo speakers designed in partnership with the audio experts, Harman Kardon.

The MediaPad M3 was announced at IFA 2016, and its premium build quality impressed us at the time during our brief hands on. Join us after the break to see our Justin Herrick unboxing the Huawei MediaPad M3 tablet.

Samsung reveals which phones and tablets will be updated to Nougat in the first half of 2017

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Unless you own a Pixel or one of the last Nexus devices, a question that runs through your head when Google announces a new version of Android is if your device will receive a firmware update, never mind when. Owners of selected Samsung smartphones and tablets can breathe a small sigh of relief thanks to the Korean manufacturer having revealed which of its devices will be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat during the first half of 2017.

Netflix finally adds the ability to download content for offline playback

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It’s a feature that Netflix has been rumored to have both considered and discarded in recent times, but it seems that the video streaming service has finally decided to offer the ability to download content to watch at a later date. Being able to download content means that it’s going to be easier to watch your favorite Netflix shows, especially useful if you don’t have access to high-speed WiFi, or you don’t have network coverage while you are out and about.

Amazon may release new Alexa device complete with touchscreen

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Amazon, in addition to being among the world’s most popular online retailers, has made a few efforts to branch off and create its own hardware to varying degrees of success. The smart home speaker system, Amazon Echo, has been a big hit for the company and a new report is coming out that suggests that we may soon see a brand new Alexa-powered speaker complete with a large touchscreen.

Join us after the break for the details.

Ellipsis 8 HD available at Verizon starting today

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Because not everyone needs an expensive powerhouse of a tablet from a brand like Apple or Samsung, Verizon creates its own devices with simplicity and affordability being at the core.

Verizon’s next tablet, as Evan Blass revealed yesterday, is the Ellipsis 8 HD which is available nationwide starting today. There’s a difference with this tablet, though, as it’s not as watered-down as its predecessors.

Google posts October’s security update for Android

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Many of us are waiting patiently to see Google announce a raft of new devices later today, as well as wondering if the much-leaked Pixel and Pixel XL handsets have anything left to surprise us with. Until the launch event begins, Nexus and Pixel C owners will be glad to hear that the search giant is in the process of rolling out its October Security Bulletin for Android devices.

Huawei ‘Nexus’ tablet may be a second Andromeda device

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With a little over a week to go until Google’s October 4th event, where several new pieces of hardware including the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, are expected to be revealed, software is getting a bit of a bump as well. The frenzy started when word surfaced that a new project called Andromeda may be announced, representing the effective merger of Android and ChromeOS into a new operating system. Now sources are trying to connect dots and think the new Andromeda could land on a rumored “Nexus” tablet believed to be incoming from Huawei.

New Amazon Fire HD 8 with Alexa integration launched

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Amazon launched a new tablet in their Fire HD line today. The Fire HD 8 comes with an 8-inch display, although at only 1280 x 800 resolution, it barely seems to qualify for the “HD” moniker in the name. For those interested in an Amazon tablet, something impressive will be available as Amazon brings their Alexa voice assistant technology to the tablet form factor.