HTC’s rumoured 7-inch H7 tablet gets spotted with Quad-core CPU and Dual-SIM support

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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.

Spotify gains control of music at Starbucks thanks to multi-year partnership

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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’.

Google and Lionsgate celebrate Mad Men’s last episode with an interactive web experience and free episode

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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.

Android 5.1.1 OTA update and factory image now available to download and flash for the Nexus 9 Wi-Fi

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Google has finally pushed the Android 5.1.1 update to Nexus 9 Wi-Fi devices. The factory image was already posted and now we have the link to the official over-the-air update as well.

Flashing the OTA is probably your easiest method since you don’t have to lose your data. However, you need to make sure you are on Android 5.0.2 (version LRX22L) before you can do it. Android 5.0.2 was already pushed about a week or so ago, so if you won’t have it, you will need to flash that OTA update first. You can also opt for flashing the factory image, but you will lose your data if your Nexus 9 doesn’t have an unlocked bootloader.

Possible image of Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 leaks

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Samsung has been working on some new tablets to be released in June to be the successors to the Galaxy Tab S devices. The new devices are expected to be named the Galaxy Tab S2 and will come in both 8-inch and 9.7-inch sizes with both WiFi-only and WiFi+cellular variants. A new leak from Twitter tipster @OnLeaks claims to reveal an image of the larger, 9.7-inch version of the Galaxy Tab S2.

At £199, could you see yourself picking up the Nexus 9?

 

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A lot of us are familiar with spending $300 or more on a big ticket item, and later feeling like it was a waste of time and money. At $399/£319, this feeling rings true for most who picked up HTC’s sub-par Nexus 9. However, would it be a waste of money to you if it were £199/$300?

That’s how much you can pick up the tablet for at UK-based retailers John Lewis and PC World. This is the biggest price drop we’ve seen since the tablet released, if not the only price drop. Even with the price drop, there’s still something you have to decide.