Not too many Android tablets are around today. Yet there are people roaming the country looking for the perfect fit to serve their needs. If you’re an AT&T customer, you have a new tablet to consider.
Verizon is no stranger to snagging exclusive deals with tablets for their customers, and it seems like they’re going to pad out their portfolio in 2017 with the ASUS ZenPad Z8, according to a leaked press image from Evan Blass.
WWDC is Apple’s annual developer conference, which is fairly similar to Google I/O that we cover every year. It’s a multi-day event with one big keynote where Apple goes over tons of developer-related material and showcases upcoming software and changes, and very occasionally we get to see new hardware, too.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued new guidelines for travelers carrying electronic devices when flying to the US directly from eight Middle East countries. According to the new rules, if you are carrying any electronic device bigger than a smartphone, you will be required to stow it away with your check-in luggage. Join us after the break for more details.
If you have an Android smartphone running either Nougat or Marshmallow, the odds are pretty good that you may already have access to the Google Assistant. This comes after Google started rolling the AI feature out to devices earlier this month. Unfortunately, it looks like one group of device owners is being left out in the cold as Android tablets are not receiving the Assistant and future access appears to be doubtful as well.
People have been waiting weeks for this information, and today we’re sharing with you when the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 can be bought in the U.S. as well as a price. Its pre-order window and release date are approaching fast; however, you might be waiting a little longer to save money as this tablet is quite expensive. Samsung went all-in, which the price is a clear reflection of.
Unlike the Galaxy Tab S2 that was available in both 8 and 9.7-inch sizes, Samsung launched the Galaxy Tab S3 at MWC 2017 in Barcelona in a 9.7-inch size only, with an S Pen included with every unit. With the Galaxy Tab S3 boasting a metal and glass construction and high-end specifications such as the 9.7-inch Super-AMOLED display, Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor, 32GB of internal storage and 4GB of RAM, it was fairly obvious that the tablet would also sport a premium price. Join us after the break to find out just how much you can expect to pay for the Galaxy Tab S3.
At Mobile World Congress 2017, Google met with several journalists to discuss ongoing and future initiatives for the giant tech company. One Google representative in attendance was Rick Osterloh who is the senior vice president for hardware and effectively runs the consumer hardware side of things. During the meeting and in subsequent comments, Osterloh revealed the Chromebook Pixel line of laptops has reached the end of its life and he also threw some doubt as to how committed to the Pixel brand Google may be.
If you’re searching for a new Android tablet, your choices are pretty slim. Lenovo, though, is sticking with the form factor and announced a new family of tablets powered by Android. The Tab 4 Series includes four tablets, each focusing on a different type of consumer.
Hit the break for the spec sheet.
Lenovo isn’t giving up on Android tablets anytime soon. A new bunch of hardware was just announced at MWC 2017 in Barcelona. It’s the Tab Series 4, a family of tablets that feature two mainstream devices and two premium media-focused devices. Lenovo wants to serve different consumers with tablets from the same family rather than heavily differentiating its offerings.
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3 is a special tablet since it includes all of the cutting-edge technology normally saved for high-end phones. Does the tablet work for you? That depends. But the components being used suggest Samsung is catering to entertainment- and productivity-crazy consumers. So, if you’re trying to watch a lot of video or get work done, the Galaxy Tab S3 could be fit.
Hit the break for the spec sheet.
It’s easy for Samsung to brag about the high quality of their displays for smartphones and tablets, and how great they are for consuming media because of their bright, crisp colors, but the screen isn’t all there is to watching a movie or TV show. Sound quality is often an overlooked feature in smart devices as they get thinner and thinner, but it’s just as important for creating an immersive media experience. Samsung is working on fixing that.
We were all expecting some new tablets from Samsung at MWC, but I don’t think anyone expected them to give us several spiritual successors to the old Galaxy Note tablets. We have the Galaxy Tab S3 and the Galaxy Book, a 2-in-1 Windows tablet that comes in two flavors. And yes, it has S Pen support, too.
Last year when Google first revealed Google Assistant, followed by its exclusive introduction via Google Pixel phones, there was some concern that Google was starting to create divergent paths for Android features. Google always indicated that going forward they would eventually make at least some Google Assistant features available to other manufacturers and devices. Their latest move though reveals a slight change in strategy as Google has announced Google Assistant will be coming to many (if not all) devices running Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Another day, another leak, and this one’s coming from Samsung’s tablet department. We’ve already seen a rumor that the upcoming Galaxy Tab S3 will have at least one variant with a stylus or S-Pen, but a new image shows a nifty keyboard companion to the Tab S3, plus a pretty clear look at what the tablet will look like.