Samsung releases official statement regarding deforming back covers on Galaxy Tab S tablets

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Just a few days ago, we let you know about an overheating problem in Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab S tablets. The overheating was causing a deformation on the rear cover of the device.

Now, Samsung has released an official statement on the problem. Hit the break for the official word. » Read the rest

Latest rumor suggests HTC has more tablets in the pipeline

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We have seen the leaked information regarding the forthcoming Nexus tablet that appears to be produced by HTC. If you are interested in an HTC tablet, but not necessarily a Nexus device or the 8.9-inch screen size, you may be in luck. A new rumor indicates HTC has a 7-inch and a 12-inch tablet in the works, with the apparent codenames T7 and T12 respectively. No other information is available.

Do you think an HTC produced tablet, possibly running a tablet optimized version of HTC’s Sense interface, is something you would consider buying?

source: @evleaks (official site)

The rear covers on Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab S tablets are deforming due to processors overheating

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Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab S tablets offer some seriously nice displays, but it turns out the quality comes at a price.

According to Hi-Tech.Mail.Ru, the tablets’ processors heat up after heavy usage — which is not rare, however this heating up is causing a minor deformation of the rear cover. The above photo features a  Galaxy Tab S 8.4 with a damaged back.

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Got a Chromebook? Got pics? Good news. Auto-sync to Google+ is now live

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If you’re a Chromebook user with lots of pictures to store, don’t fret.

When you connect your phone/tablet, camera or storage card to your Chromebook, your photos will now be automatically stored to Google+ Photos. Of course the photos will be set to private, so don’t worry about “my eyes only” pics getting out for “other eyes.”

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AT&T offering $50 of Google Play credit after purchasing new phone or tablet with new contract

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Well folks, the title says it all.

AT&T will be giving away $50 of Google Play credit to customers who purchase a new phone or tablet (with a new 2 year contract) from now until June 17.

After you purchase a new device, you’ll have to redeem a code. From that point, the code will expire on May 15, 2015. You’ll have to have (or create) a Google Wallet account before you redeem the code, though. The cool thing about the deal is that you can purchase up to 10 new devices and you’ll get the $50 credit on all of them, so you can buy new phones for the whole family.

It is an online only deal though, so make sure you don’t make your orders through the store if you want to take advantage of the deal.

Source: AT&T

Leaked pictures of an aborted Motorola Xoom 3 project appear online

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While Motorola’s tablets have had some success, they didn’t exactly live up to the hype that they were given before release. They didn’t introduce anything truly groundbreaking, and they were pretty much run-of-the-mill devices with semi-sleek designs.

Maybe that’s the reason the Xoom 3 was never released.

You heard me right, the Xoom 3.

Never heard of it? That’s because the project was thrown away in its infancy — but there seems to be some pictures of the unreleased tablet. We have them for you after the break, as well as a few of the rumored specs.

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Xiaomi’s high-res MiPad unveiled, features first-ever Nvidia Tegra K1 chip

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Xiaomi now has a really nice tablet on the market, and it’s not just because of its awesome price.

Designed (and named) similarly to the iPad, the MiPad has a 7.9-inch display with 2048 x 1536 pixels (324 ppi). But the really nice news here is that it’s the first device to feature Nvidia’s Tegra K1 chip, clocked at 2.2 GHz, along with a 192-core Kepler GPU. RAM is set at 2GB, and you’ll have two internal storage options, 16 or 64 GB respectively, with a microSD slot that can handle up to 128 GB of expanded storage.

The rear camera is an 8MP Sony camera, and a 5MP camera in the front. The battery is pretty big — it’s a 6700 mAh LG battery. Stereo speakers are on the back of the device. Dimensions are 202.1 x 135.4 x 8.5 and weighs 360 grams.

Six color options will be available, and the price is CN¥1,499 ($240) for the 16GB Wi-Fi version, and CN¥1,699 ($270) for the 64GB Wi-Fi model.

A 3G or 4G model could be coming, but nothing has been announced yet. Release date is also unknown, but an open testing phase for developers will begin in June.

Via: Phone Arena
Source: Xiaomi Singapore 

New press render of upcoming HP tablet leaked

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A few days ago some images leaked, courtesy @evleaks, of a new tablet device that HP appears to be getting ready for market. Now a press render of the device in white has been discovered. The press render appears to confirm the device will come with both front and rear facing cameras and a lone speaker on the back of the device. HP marketing is also readily apparent. » Read the rest

Google’s “Flounder” codename surfaces in Android 4.4.3 changelog

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Earlier this week we reported on the codename “Flounder” surfacing in a Chromium issue tracker entry. The rumor was that this pointed to the release of an HTC produced Nexus tablet from Google. The recent release of a detailed changelog for Android 4.4.3 to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) seems to confirm the connection between HTC and the “Flounder” device as seen in the changelog entry. » Read the rest

HTC reportedly tapped for 8-inch Google Nexus tablet

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A new report from DigiTimes appears to strengthen the rumors that Google has turned to HTC as a partner in development of their next tablet device in the Nexus line. Previous reports suggested Google was working on a successor to the 10-inch Nexus tablet to be released some time in the third quarter of 2014. This latest report suggests that changes in the manufacturing partner are only the tip of the iceberg with Google possibly scaling down the size of the device which could be their last tablet. » Read the rest