Another day, another patent. Last year, Samsung filed a patent on a flexible screen technology. Nearly a year later, on July 7, Samsung was granted this patent. This patent not only supports OLED flexible displays but also LCD ones. The size is near the same as Samsung’s Galaxy tablets. This is remarkable as it seems like just yesterday when the first smartphones where taking off. It will be interesting to see how Samsung brings these displays to the market and when and if they ever integrate them into its their future lineups. However, don’t take this to seriously, the technology of a fully fold-able and bendable tablet could still be a ways off.
ASUS has been extremely busy at the Computex event today. First it announced the ZenWatch 2, then a new Chromebox and just now, a pocket-sized projector that can play video from Android smartphones and tablets via a micro-USB.
We’ve heard multiple times that HTC wanted to get back into the tablet market with something based off of their recent Nexus 9. While the Nexus 9 fills a high end role, (and is mostly maintained by Google) HTC was planning on releasing something a little lower-end to try to appeal to the budget-minded consumers all while keeping some of the fantastic features of the N9. Nothing concrete has come out of those rumors yet, though. Read more
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.
Huawei unveiled its latest tablet, the MediaPad M2, earlier today at an exclusive press conference in Paris, France. The slate is expected to hit shelves in early June with a price tag of €349 ($250).
Acer have been pretty busy lately. It has now officially announced its first Android gaming table, which the Taiwanese company states goes hand-in-hand with its Predator PC’s. The slate, which has been rather aptly named the Predator Tab, is set to go on sale in Quarter 4 of 2015.
During a recent training exercise, “Talon Reach” held in Arizona, DARPA successfully tested a new system for Forward Air Controllers to call in air strikes that made use of Android-powered tablets in place of more traditional radios and hardened laptop devices. The tablets ran a program called Persistent Close Air Support, or PCAS, that was able to communicate with a counterpart program on board air support, known as PCAS-Air, in order to call in an air strike. DARPA and the military believe the new system will give Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) the ability to order air strikes more quickly and with greater precision, even under chaotic and stressful conditions. Read more
If HTC were a kitchen utensil, one might think that the Taiwan-based company is a sieve, considering all the recent leaks about its upcoming handsets. On top of the much-leaked HTC One E9(here and here) and One M9 Plus handsets, we now have news about a tablet with the codename HTC T1H that will be launched in China in partnership with China Mobile. We have the image and specifications after the break. Read more
On Sony’s own Xperia Lounge app, the company confirmed the impending release of their Xperia Z4 tablet that will sport a 2k screen. While nothing else is confirmed on the device, we are almost certain the rest of it will be top tier. The Z4 will most likely be unveiled next week during MWC, so stay tuned for further news as things develop.
source: Xperia Blog
When it comes to productivity, users are always looking for ways to cut out unnecessary steps in their workflows. On mobile devices, one way developers address this need is to integrate apps with each other so the end user is not forced to jump around between different apps. An example of this is the integration between Microsoft Office apps and Dropbox which was rolled out to some mobile devices last fall. A piece that was missing, integration on the Android tablet versions of these apps, has been eliminated with an update that was announced today. Read more