Android powered tablet hits the battlefield in close air support demonstration

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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.
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Leak: The HTC T1H Tablet features an 8.9-Inch QXGA display and Allwinner CPU

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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.
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Sony to release Xperia Z4 tablet soon; Sports 2k screen

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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

Android tablets just got a little more useful with Microsoft Office, Dropbox integration

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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.
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Polaroid L Series tablets announced at CES 2015

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Polaroid’s new Socialmatic Camera was not the only device the company announced at CES 2015. Polaroid also announced the availability of a new L Series line of tablet devices. The L Series consists of two tablets, the L7 which is a 7-inch tablet and the L10, a 10.1-inch tablet, both of which will come with Android Lollipop. Polaroid is clearly going after entertainment consumers with the tablet line as indicated by CEO Scott Hardy’s statement, “Our L Series provides consumers with super-fast quad core processing speeds allowing for faster performance and less wait times when watching movies, playing games or surfing the web.  In addition the L Series’ sleek design and affordable price point make it a great choice.”
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Remix tablet hopes to replace your laptop

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During CES 2015 this year, one of the new devices that was unveiled was the Remix tablet from Chinese company Jide. The Remix tablet hopes to achieve the same thing that Microsoft is trying to do with their Surface tablet devices – cobble together a device that can replace a laptop computer with something that brings the advantages of a tablet device. Unlike the Surface line of devices, Remix has decided to load their tablet with the Android operating system.
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New Magellan RoadMate GPS built on top of Android

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In the world of GPS, over the past few years there has been an ongoing struggle between smartphone software producers, like Google with their Maps product, and dedicated GPS unit manufacturers like Garmin, TomTom and Magellan, to incorporate the best of both worlds into one platform. The software available on mobile devices increasingly has matched dedicated GPS features, notably the ability to access satellite signals when cell coverage is lost, while GPS units keep adding features from smartphones like live traffic and weather updates. At CES 2015, Magellan is announcing a new device targeted at professional drivers that takes the best of their platform and puts it on a 7-inch tablet powered by Android.
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