Can you think of anything worse than bricking your phone when flashing a new ROM? Well, how about your Android device turning into a fancy paperweight when the official OTA update is installing? That’s right, a good bunch of Nexus 7 owners, both 2012 and 2013, are reporting that Android 5.0+ Lollipop is bricking their tablets.
Making matters even worse, users so far are feeling that Google and ASUS both are trying to wash their hands of the problem, leaving users in the lurch. Even users with warranty are feeling the pinch. Hopefully this is just a growing pain or misunderstanding, but these users are pretty vocal, just check out the hashtag #Nexus7bricked for [...]
Asus has just announced its newest Android-powered tablet, the MeMO Pad 7 LTE. The tablet will be available exclusively at AT&T online and in-stores beginning Friday, April 10th for just $.99 when you buy any smartphone on AT&T’s Next plan. If you don’t want to buy a new smartphone alongside the tablet, you can pay $8.75 per month for 20 months or $74.99 with a two-year contract. You can also add the tablet to any new or existing Mobile Share Value plan for $10 per month.
The Asus MeMO Pad 7 LTE features a 7-inch full HD IPS+ display with 178-degree wide angle viewing and a 1.3GHz quad-core Intel Atom processor backed by 1GB of RAM. It also has a [...]
Alongside the announcement of its Chrome OS-powered Chromebit, Google has announced four new Chromebooks aimed at folks who are on a budget. To start off the list, the Haier Chromebook 11 and the Hisense Chromebook are the cheapest of the four, available now for pre-order for just $149.
Since these Chrome devices are so inexpensive, both the Haier and Hisense laptops are made of a black plastic material that seem very resilient to scratches and bumps. Both laptops have 11.6-inch screens with 1366×768 resolution and 200 nits of brightness, though the Hisense is slightly heavier and bigger overall. In addition, Haier has also launched another Chromebook aimed at the [...]
[featured][/featured] There was a time a hundred bucks might get you a decent computer accessory like a high end mouse, or speakers, but a full-fledged computer? Unheard of until now.
Recent price breakthroughs in Intel-based tablets and special offers from Microsoft have produced a slew of great tablet deals at $100-$200 for full-fledged Windows 8.1 tablets in the 7- to 8-inch display range.
There are some interesting advantages to these new tablets for businesses and enterprises looking to mobilize their workforce beyond just the low price, though that’s a significant benefit. For example, not only is say a Toshiba Encore Mini WT7 Signature Edition tablet a steal at [...]
IDC estimates Apple shipped 14.1 million iPads in Q3, down from 14.6 million in the same quarter a year ago. Apples share of the tablet market has also tumbled from 40.2% a year ago to what IDC says is 29.6% today.
Meanwhile, Samsung came in second on the vendor score sheet with 20.4% of the global market having shipped approximately 9.7 million units during the quarter. Nexus 7-maker ASUS grabbed 7.4% of the pie with 3.5 million units.
See all market share figures in TabTimes' The State of the Tablet Market
A recent report out of Korea says Google is set to choose between three possibly Nexus 7 3 manufacturers – HTC, LG and the company behind the last two Nexus 7 tablets, Asus.
The report says Google is likely to decide by December.
The XPS 10 Web page lists models of the tablet as being “unavailable,” and points users to the Latitude 10 tablet, which runs Windows 8 and has an Intel Atom processor.
While Lenovo, Asus and Samsung have announced new Windows 8.1 hybrids with Intel chips, none of them have said they plan to relaunch an RT product based on an ARM processor.
Following in the footsteps of Toshiba in announcing a Bay Trail tablet, Asus detailed the Transformer Boom T300 as being a convertible model (it comes with a keyboard dock) which features a 10.1-inch 1366 x 768 resolution IPS screen, a 1.33Ghz Intel Atom Z3740 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and between 32GB and 64GB of storage.
The tablet also runs the soon-to-launch Windows 8.1, has a 1.2MP camera, Microsoft Office Home & Student and comes with connections for USB, micro SD and micro HDMI. You can also tap into USB 3.0, a keyboard and a touchpad with the tablet dock.
Asus says that the Transformer Book T300 will launch in late October, with the 32GB model to [...]
The Taiwanese firm this week sent out press invites to the event, which will be hosted by CEO Jerry Shen, and said that the launch will be for “the new PadFone Infinity”.
The company has since released a very short – and amusing – video on the new product, but has stopped short of detailing any specs.
The original PadFone Infinity was released in February and comprises a 5-inch inch Android smartphone and an optional 10-inch tablet which can dock the smartphone to take advantage of the bigger screen and better battery life.
Announcing the news on its Facebook page on Saturday, the company teased a picture of the tablet with the slogan ‘We Transform Your Mobility’, something which would seemingly indicate a smaller 7-inch or 8-inch device.
It could well be that the new model is the new Transformer Pad Infinity, which debuted at Computex in June.
The tablet has a 10.1-inch 2560 x 1600 resolution IPS display, the Tegra 4 system-on-chip, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage, while there are connections for HDMI, USB 3.0 and a SD card slot.
The device appeared at the FCC towards the end of last week and is reportedly to launch in the U.S. this fall.