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Nexus 4 now has unofficial Android 5 Lollipop update

Google Nexus 4 gets unofficial Android 5 update

Although Google plans to roll out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for older Nexus handsets soon, Nexus 4 users can already get one unofficial release.


Samsung Chromebook 2 with Intel Celeron N2840

Samsung Chromebook 2 now with Intel processor

This new portable uses an Intel Celeron N2840 processor from the Bay Trail-T family and retails for just $249.99 USD.


UMi Zero slim Android KitKat smartphone with 5-inch Full HD display and quad-core processor

UMi Zero official details now available

This 5-inch Android KitKat handset offers a premium design and high-end features for less than $300 USD.


Apple iPad Air 2 tablet with A8X chip and 10 hours of mixed use on a charge

Apple announces iPad Air 2

The new iPad Air has offers improved battery life and a solid performance increase thanks to the new 64-bit A8X chip under its hood, prices starting at $499 USD.
HP TouchPad with webOS, back in 2010

Cloud services support for webOS ends in January

New webOS app submissions and purchases will end next month, while cloud services support shuts down on January 15, 2015.
HTC Google Nexus 9 with 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 SoC

Google announces Nexus 9 tablet

The new slate is manufactured by HTC and features a 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 SoC, 2 GB of memory, 16 GB or 32 GB internal storage, also offering a generous 281 ppi 9-inch screen. Puls smartwatch with 3G connectivity unveils Puls 3G smartwatch

This smartwatch has full 3G phone capabilities, can connect to the Internet, has GPS, and can also monitor vital signs and activies.


Google Nexus 6 smartphone by Motorola with Snapdragon 805 and QHD display

Google Nexus 6 is now official

The 6-inch handset has a premium design and top specs, including a QHD display, 13 MP camera with OIS, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SoC.


Google Android 5.0 Lollipop unveiled by Google

Google unveils Android 5.0 Lollipop

Android L is now officially known as "Lollipop" and has been unveiled next to the new Nexus lineup which also includes Nexus Player, the first device running Android TV.
Verizon Wireless Motorola Droid Turbo with Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, 4G LTE, 21 MP camera and Android KitKat

Motorola Droid Turbo detailed specs now available

The entire specs list of this upcoming handset has been revealed, showing highlights like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SoC or a 5.2 inch display with 2,560X1,440 pixels.


Emdoor EM-I8170 Windows tablet with Intel Bay Trail

Sub-$70 Windows tablets show up in China

Windows tablets powered by Intel Bay Trail processors have been spotted in China with prices as low as $65 USD.
Lenovo Tab S8-50 Android tablet with 8-inch IPS display and Intel Atom Z3745

Lenovo Tab S8 now on sale in the US

This tablet features a Bay Trail-T processor and IPS display and can be purchased from Best Buy for $199.99 USD.


Silent Circle Blackphone with encrypted calls, messages, and secure Web browsing

Silent Circle tablet coming soon

The company who launched the privacy-focused Blackphone smartphone promises to deliver a similar tablet in the near future.
HP 8 G2 Android tablet with Allwinner A33 SoC

HP 7 G2 and HP 8 G2 go on sale

These two tablets can be purchased now from Amazon. They run Android 4.4.2 KitKat and use Allwinner A33 processors.


HTC Nexus 9 Android tablet leaked image

Nexus 9 tablet could show up next week

This tablet built by HTC could be unveiled on October 15 and is expected to hit the stores on November 3 priced at $399 USD.
HTC One M8 flagship now with Android 4.4.4 and Eye Experience

HTC One M8 gets Android 4.4.4 and Eye Experience update

The international version of this flagship gets Android 4.4.4 and Eye Experience in Europe already, so carrier versions in the US should soon get updated as well.
Previous generation Google Nexus 5 Android KitKat smartphone

Google Nexus 6 coming this month

People familiar with the matter claim the 5.9-inch Nexus 6 phablet will launch this month, but Google is still silent about it.


Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14 Best Buy-exclusive Windows convertible

Lenovo announces ThinkPad Yoga 14 convertible

This new Windows 8.1 convertible will be a BestBuy exclusive product and will go on sale later this month starting at $1,199 USD.
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro convertible 14-inch, Intel Core M and SSD storage

Lenovo unveils Yoga 3 Pro convertible

This new 13-inch Yoga device has a new watchband hinge design, a QHD+ screen, Intel Core M processor, and JBL audio.
Lenovo to ship Yoga Tablet 2 with built-in Pico projector and Android/Windows OS

Lenovo to ship Yoga Tablet 2 with built-in Pico projector and Android/Windows OS

The Yoga Tablet 2 will be available as 8-inch and 10-inch models, each with a choice of either Android or Windows 8. A QHD 13-inch Pro model will be available as well running only Android with sub-woofer and built-in Pico projector
Motorola Droid Turbo user manual leaks online

Motorola Droid Turbo leaks online

The user manual of this upcoming 5.2-inch Android handset with 21 MP back camera leaked online, revealing that Verizon Wireless customers may get the Droid Turbo soon.
Mushkin Chronos G2 SSD

Mushkin introduces Chronos G2 SSD

This new drive is available in capacities from 60GB to 480GB and offers write performance of up to 90K IOPS, as well as a maximum transfer rate of 555MB/s.
HTC Desire EYE Android KitKat smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 and RE camera

HTC Desire EYE coming to the US this month

This 5.2-inch handset features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC coupled with 2 GB RAM and at least 16 GB internal storage, Full HD resolution, as well as 13 MP cameras on both front and back.
The V Phone I6 clone already available and in review

The V Phone I6 clone already available and in review

The Apple iPhone 6 gets its first Dolly the sheep in under a month since the official unveiling of the latest iPhone refresh.


Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch tablet concept render

Apple iPad Pro could feature Mac OS, iOS-integrated operating system

The 12.9-inch tablet is expected to launch in 2015, driven by an operating system that integrates Mac OS and iOS.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 8-inch rugged Android tablet

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active now up for pre-order

This 8-inch Android tablet is built to face harsh work environments, comes with enterprise-ready capabilities and will begin shipping at the end of the month.
Gigabyte P35X gaming laptop with NVIDIA GTX 980M

Gigabyte P35X gaming laptop arrives later this month

This ultra-slim 15.6-inch gaming laptop with WQHD+ IPS display will get NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M graphics and should be available for purchase later this month.
Toshiba Glass prototype smartglasses

Toshiba Glass smartglasses prototype spotted in Japan

An early version of Toshiba's answer to Google Glass has just been spotted at the CEATEC show in Japan, while the final product is expected to come out in 2015.
Gigabyte P34W gaming laptop with NVIDIA GTX 970M graphics card

Gigabyte announces P34W gaming laptop

This ultra-slim 14-inch gaming laptop features NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M graphics with 6 GB GDDR5 memory and will hit the market in early November.
Aorus to ship X7 Pro with GTX 970M SLI for $2599

Aorus to ship X7 Pro with GTX 970M SLI for $2599

17.3-inch slim gaming notebook gets Maxwell update coming this month and promises extreme performance over a single GTX 980M and GTX 780M SLI.

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Author: Notebookcheck, 2005-09-20 (Update: 2014-08- 1)