avatarby Jonathan FeistSeptember 1, 201551 comments

I’d like to welcome you to the first of our new TabTimes monthly, an overview of the best new tablets and tablet related technology news and reviews of the last month in the industry. Subscribers to our TabTimes Monthly newsletter will be familiar with what they see here, but we’ve got one more trick up our sleeve, welcome to our first international giveaway.

Enjoy some of our favorite news from August of 2015, and when you get through to the end, sign up for your chance to win a brand new Google Nexus 9.

Microsoft Windows 10


Microsoft launched their latest operating system in the last days of July, with most users seeing the update into August. We spent some time with Windows 10, I’m not ashamed to say that we like it, it could possibly be the best OS Microsoft has ever produced. No point having me talk about it here, check out our coverage of Windows 10 and decide for yourself:

Feature focus: Cortana voice assistant
Feature focus: Windows 10 Start menu
Feature focus: Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
Windows 10 review
How to trigger and install the Windows 10 update

Android 6.0 Marshmallow


Google decided to not make us all wait for the fall to learn the name of the next release of Android, officially announcing what “M” stands for. That is, Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

There is little else to say on the matter here, check out our coverage for more details.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow official announcement

What’s the best …?

Tablets screen sizes HTC Nexus iPad

August was a big month for recommendations on what tablet you might consider buying. It all started before August, but the trend continued. Now we just need to wait to see what IFA and other September tablet announcements are in store, we might have to update a few of these lists already.

Buying a cheap tablet? Things to look for
Best tablet for kids
Best kid friendly cases for iPad
Which iPad should I buy?
Best iPad car mounts
Best iPad stands

ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 review

ASUS ZenPad S 8.0

Our team members at Android Authority spent some time with the new ASUS ZenPad S 8.0, giving us a full review of the Android tablet. This is the tablet that ASUS introduced along with a 5 speaker DTS audio equipped case.

Read the review

Zettaly Avy review

Zettaly Avy power on

I’ll forgive you if you do not know what the Zettaly Avy is, but I do urge you to check it out. The recently successful Kickstarter funded Zettaly started selling the Avy back in July and we spent the month with it to give you a fair review. This is a 7-inch tablet embedded into a two-speaker Bluetooth music box.

The list of functions that Avy can perform with ease is impressive, I used it as a set-top box to watch some movies on the big screen last night, and it is playing music and acting as a digital photo frame as I type this. Point is, don’t let your first reaction sway you, the Zettaly Avy is a great product, one we use daily.

Read the review

Giveaway: Google Nexus 9

Nexus 9 back Nexus

I hope you are as excited about this as we are, our first giveaway! What better way to kick things off than to give away one of our favorite tablets, the Google Nexus 9, built by HTC.
Join giveaway
Nexus 9 International Giveaway!

Terms & Conditions

  • The giveaway is an international giveaway (Except when we can not ship to your Country.)
  • If we can not ship to your country, you will be compensated with an online gift card of equal MSRP value to the prize.
  • We are not responsible for lost shipments.
  • You must be age of majority in your Country of residence.
  • We are not responsible for any duties, import taxes that you may incur.
  • Only 1 entry per person, do not enter multiple email addresses. We will verify all winners and if we detect multiple email addresses by the same person you will not be eligible to win.
  • We reserve all rights to make any changes to this giveaway.
  • This giveaway is operated by TabTimes.
  • The prize will ship when it is available to purchase.
  • Prabhath K

    Done.count me in p/s

  • Tamás Nagy

    This giveaway is operated by Android Authority.

  • Kaushik Medhi

    Thanks for the Incredible Giveaway ! Wish to WIN my first ever ipad in my life ever via this Giveaway.

  • Baldo Sanfilippo

    liked and shared

  • Edmond Leung

    Holy batman, . Wow, prize Asus is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly
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    X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest. Starving artist here desperately
    needs the Asus to work and eat. A life changing exp.

  • Ifrim Marian

    I’m in love !!!

  • Yhen Pusing

    I’m so excited for this <3

  • Janus LaDove

    Nice review. This is the first time I’ve heard of this site.

  • Jakov Glavina

    “The prize will ship when it is available to purchase.” Can somebody please explain to me what does this exactly mean?

  • Isaac Abraham

    Just awesome. I now have a new tech site to visit daily. The giveaway is a solid bonus! I’m still on an ipad 4. Typing that in, my spell checker suggested “inadequate ” lol lucky me

  • Will go along with my nexus phone 😉

  • loop6719

    yea for me

  • sky1309

    Love to own this. 🙂

  • Florence Akara

    this is on my Christmas list:) oh please oh please Jonathan Clause 😀

  • Georgia Vetsou

    Amazed me and has become an awesome.e tablet with the best screen in the market..good luck to all.

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  • Nevil

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  • salman

    Google Nexus 9 is surely kickass!!

  • Peter M

    The Nexus 9 looks like a great tablet.

  • salman

    nexus nexus all the way

  • Julia Christoforidou


  • Akshay Prabhu

    A site dedicated to Tablets! Cheers!

  • Batman lego

    looks awsome

  • susan coad

    Fandabidozi !!!!!!!!

  • Mohamed Kamel

    The rules say: Only 1 entry per person, do not enter multiple email addresses. We will verify all winners and if we detect multiple email addresses by the same person you will not be eligible to win.
    What if my Facebook is registered with an e-mail address and my Twitter is registered with another? What would be the case?

  • sky1309

    Looks great to me.


    The Nexus 9 looks like a great tablet.

  • Sarra RAACHE

    Hey Guys^^ All the best 🙂
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  • Mark Morrison

    why should i have to be age of majority of my country?

  • Aayushk

    Im so excited to win it

  • Nasos Xtou

    Nexus 9 Review!

  • salman

    still 12 days left !!!!!!!

  • Liberty Floro

    wow! Love it!

  • Iqra Saleem Rajput

    oww thanks for the chance

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  • cristina

    The Nexus 9 looks like a great tablet….thx x opportunity

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  • Saket

    Google Nexus 9 <3

  • Iqra Saleem Rajput

    ohh im am in love #tablet ❤️

  • Jevgeni

    I just broke a screen on my Nexus 7 2013 LTE. I definitely need a little luck to win this…

  • Elena Grigoras Bakogiannis

    Looks great 🙂

  • Souvik Sarkar

    win ?

  • Shahr

    good to be here.

  • Martina Evans

    Looks great 🙂

  • Mohamed Sayyaf

    43 hours….

  • karen weiner

    good luck to me

  • I wish to win

  • valeriefurr

    Awesome is all I can say!

  • susan king

    Would love to win this ! Thank you for giving us the chance !!

  • Nathan Cox

    I hope to win, good luck to everyone, especially me


    How do I enter this competition please for November