So, you are trying to use an account online, and because you’ve forgotten your password, you are asked to answer a security question in order to recover your account. This time, you are being asked to enter the name of your first pets name. Is it Fluffy, Muffy or Tuffy? And is it your very first pet or the first pet you remember growing up with as a child? It can all be very confusing, and worse still, apparently not very secure at all. These random questions often have all too familiar answers, and according to Google’s research, are straightforward enough to be correctly guessed in less than 10 attempts.
As a long holiday weekend got underway in the U.S., NVIDIA took the opportunity to start rolling out Android 5.1 to their NVIDIA Shield Tablet devices. As is typically the case with operating system updates, NVIDIA says this one brings improved performance and responsiveness to the devices. Users will also enjoy improved security and support for Android for Work along with typical Android 5.1 improvements like a better quick-settings menu, better profile management and other items.
Earlier today, AT&T announced that starting Friday, May 29, LG’s latest tablet, the G Pad F 8.0, will be available to purchase from both its online and bricks-and-mortar stores with $0 down and $12.50 per month for 12-months on a Tablet Installment plan, or $149.99 with a new two-year agreement.
Best Buy’s eBay shop has put up a fantastic deal on Dell’s well-equipped Venue 8 7000 tablet, shaving $50 off the list price. You can pick up the very capable 8.4-inch tablet for just $349.
The tablet is in new condition, sports 16 GB of internal storage, a 2560 x 1600 screen, and a speedy Intel Atom processor. It’s running Android Lollipop and offers one of the more compelling 8-inch Android tablet options, especially if you’re not a fan of Samsung’s TouchWizzed Tab S line.
If you discount manufacturing the Nexus 9 tablet for Google, HTC has been out of the tablet market for quite a while, with its last offerings being the JetStream and Flyer devices. Thanks to a recent tumour and today’s spotting of the HTC H7 tablet on India’s import-export database, Zauba, it seems that HTC are gearing up to re-enter the tablet market before the end of the second quarter.
It used to be that when you went to Starbucks, you could pick up a card that gave you a free iTunes download, but it seems that will be coming to and end soon, which is no bad thing if you are an Android user. This is because Starbucks and Spotify have just entered into a multi-year agreement that will see the music subscription service become an integral part of the Starbucks experience. This partnership will see the 7,000 Starbucks locations in the U.S. linked with the approximate 60 million (global) Spotify subscribers, creating a ‘first of its kind ecosystem’.
According to a recent FCC filing, ASUS is set to launch a couple of new Android-powered tablets within the next twelve weeks. Both slates will carry the ZenPad name, but will be available in a two different sizes.
Following up on his earlier leak saying that Sony, LG, HTC and Apple were sending the Xperia Z4, G Pad X 8.3, Desire 826 and iPad Mini 4 respectively, to Verizon, @evleaks has posted a picture of the alleged LG G Pad X 8.3, as seen above.
We’ve been hearing rumours that HTC is working on its own range of tablets ever since the Taiwanese company was chosen to manufacture the Nexus 9. Thanks to a leak posted on Twitter, we can ascertain that one of the tablets being developed brandishes the ‘H7‘ code-name.
AT&T is currently rolling out the Android 5.0.2 update to all its carrier-branded variants of the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 in the U.S. This upgrade transports the latest build of Lollipop, as well as a truckload of bug fixes and stability improvements to the handset.
Four devices, some unannounced at this time, were name-dropped by Evan Blass on Twitter with Verizon being among their destinations. The companies sending their devices to Big Red include Sony, LG, HTC, and Apple.
If a set of leaked user agent profiles are anything to go by, it looks like Samsung is preparing to launch four new Android-powered devices sometime soon — the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0/9.7, Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7.
If you’ve been watching the TV program, Mad Men, then you probably already know that its last episode will air on Sunday, May 17th. To celebrate this, Google has teamed up with the show’s production company, Lionsgate, to showcase ‘The Mad Men Experience‘, an interactive website documenting the program’s characters, themes and storyline. You can relive some of your favourite moments from the program while taking in some of the behind-the-scenes action and interviews with the actors.