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Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 653, 626, and 427 entry-level SoCs

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 653, 626, and 427 mainstream SoCs

The expanded range of SoCs will each include X9 LTE modems and built-in support for dual cameras. The 653 and 626 will ship before the end of this year with the 427 scheduled for 2017.
PBS Kids Playtime Pad tablet for children launches in November 2016 for $79.99 USD

PBS reveals the Playtime Pad tablet for kids

This affordable slate for kids comes with parental controls, as well as access to FreeTime Unlimited, a selection of curated content for the little ones. It is scheduled to go on sale in early November for $79.99 USD.
Nintendo gaming tablet concept unofficial render

Nintendo NX tablet might launch this week

Although it has been in the rumor mill for a while, there is no detailed information about this upcoming tablet/console hybrid available yet. However, insiders claim it could show up later this week and will hit the market next year.
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S Android tablet now with 8 GB RAM, 256 GB storage, and gold finish

New Samsung Galaxy TabPro S model now available

BestBuy has just introduced a gold Galaxy TabPro S model which also doubles the amount of memory of the variants available until now. It carries a price tag of $999.99 USD (with free shipping included) and is also available at most BestBuy retail locations.
Teclast TBook 12 dual-boot Windows & Android convertible tablet

Teclast prepping new tablets with Apollo Lake processors

This Chinese maker of affordable portables will soon unveil a lineup of tablets powered by Intel Celeron N3450 Apollo Lake processors, but at least one new model with a Core i5 under the hood is also expected to show up.
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700 to get one or two successors soon

Lenovo Miix 710 and Miix 720 leak online

The upcoming 7xx series Windows convertibles by Lenovo are expected to feature Intel Kaby Lake processors and up to 16 GB memory, but nothing is official yet.
The Snapdragon 830 has already arrived in India, ready to be tested.

Qualcomm: Snapdragon 830 units on their way to India

Test units with Qualcomm's next generation processor MSM8998 on board have turned up on India's import/export database Zauba. Most likely, this model will be next year's Snapdragon 830 and power a lot of high-end Android phones in 2017.
Gartner: Worldwide PC and smartphone shipments to decline again

Gartner: Worldwide PC and smartphone shipments to decline again

Gartner's latest devices forecast figures predict a second consecutive year of decline. Premium ultramobile PCs are the only device type with a forecasted growth. Mobile phone shipments will fall 1.6% in 2016.
Samsung may manufacture both the Snapdragon 830 and Exynos 8895

Samsung may manufacture both the Snapdragon 830 and Exynos 8895

Samsung and Qualcomm are reportedly partnering on a new 10 nm FoPLP manufacturing process for use on both the next generation Snapdragon and Exynos SoCs.
Wacom launches MobileStudio Pro series of professional tablets for a starting price of $1499

Wacom launches MobileStudio Pro series of professional tablets for a starting price of $1499

The 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch tablets will carry the next generation of Wacon Pro Pen 2 styluses with WQHD/UHD display options and either Intel Iris or Nvidia Quadro graphics when they launch next month.
Google Android 7.1 Nougat coming soon to Nexus devices

Android 7.1 update coming to Nexus devices

The developer preview version of Android 7.1 Nougat is expected to come out by the end of the year, targeting at least the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, and Pixel C devices.
Cube i7 Book CDK09 Convertible Review

78% Cube i7 Book CDK09 Convertible Review

Skylake convertible. The Cube i7 offers a fast Core m3-6Y30 SoC, 64 GB SSD, and a 10.6-inch IPS touchscreen for little money. Logically, cutbacks had to be made in many places. We will reveal where concessions have to be accepted in this test of the tablet including a keyboard dock.
Intel Core m3-6Y30 | Intel HD Graphics 515 | 10.6" | 1.4 kg
Huawei MediaPad M3 Android tablet coming soon to the US

Huawei MediaPad M3 confirmed to hit the US

This 8.4-inch, Kirin 950-powered Android tablet will soon land on US soil, but the details of its launch are not public yet.
You can watch the Google event live today at 9 am PT, noon ET and 5 pm UK time.

Today is Google Pixel day: Watch the live stream here!

We are expecting to see a bunch of hardware, including the Pixel Phones, Google Home, a VR-headset and a new Chromecast. Google might also be giving us a glimpse into the future by teasing Andromeda.
Acer Iconia Talk S 7-inch Android tablet with 4G LTE and MediaTek MT8735 SoC

Acer Iconia Talk S debuts in Taiwan

This 7-inch slate is powered by a MediaTek processor, next to 2 GB RAM and 32 GB storage, runs Android Marshmallow, and retails for less than $240 USD.
Lenovo Tab3 8 Plus Android tablet leaks online

Lenovo Tab3 8 Plus leaks online

This tablet is expected to come in both 32 GB and 64 GB versions, both powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, next to 3 GB of memory.
Andromeda: Google's internal name for the Android-Chrome OS merger.

Google Andromeda: Merged Android and Chrome OS on October 4th?

The 4th of October could be a more significant date for Google than previously expected. A tweet by Android and Chrome OS VP Hiroshi Lockheimer gives reason to speculate about a merger between Android an Chrome OS once again, 8 years after Android was first announced.
Apple is offering a fix for those who suffer from playback control issues with Lightning earpods.

Apple: iOS 10.0.2 fixes Lightning earpods control issues

Even if Apple is already beta testing iOS 10.1, it is still busy fixing bugs in iOS 10. Version 10.0.2 fixes a few usability issues with Lightning headphones and the Photos app.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S Android tablets on Verizon get Marshmallow update

Samsung Galaxy Tab S gets Android Marshmallow on Verizon

After moving from KitKat to Lollipop, this two-year-old slate on Verizon finally gets Android Marshmallow, but this update also removes some bloatware as well.
Cube i9 CDK07 Docking Keyboard Review

80% Cube i9 CDK07 Docking Keyboard Review

Popular design. The CDK07 docking keyboard transforms the Cube i9 into a full-fledged convertible PC. The design of this dock is similar to that of the "Touch" cover from Microsoft. In this review, we will check how the docking keyboard fares in comparison to the Microsoft product and how good the Cube i9 is as a convertible PC.
Intel Core m3-6Y30 | Intel HD Graphics 515 | 12.2" | 1.3 kg
Dell Inspiron 17 7778 Convertible Review

79% Dell Inspiron 17 7778 Convertible Review

Gigantic convertible. A 17-inch convertible? Why not? Anyone preferring the stationary use of Windows 10 in tablet mode should be absolutely happy with this somewhat unusual combination. However, the Inspiron also does a good job as a conventional office machine - only the keyboard could have been of a higher quality for this price.
Intel Core i7-6500U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 17.3" | 2.8 kg
Asus ZenPad S 8.0 Android tablet gets Marshmallow update

Asus ZenPad S 8.0 receives Android Marshmallow

This 8-inch slate arrived on the market in June 2015, powered by a quad-core Intel Atom SoC and running Android 5.0 Lollipop. Although not available via OTA, an official Android Marshmallow update has been finally issued by Asus and can be downloaded from its website.
From now on, it will also be easier to pick a date and time for your event. (Picture: Microsoft)

Microsoft Outlook: New features for the calendar

Microsoft's app "Outlook" for iOS and Android will get new calendar features: Automatically created icons, maps in the event details and publicly available calendars that you can subscribe to. And there's even more...
Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2016) Android tablet with S Pen now available in South Korea

Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2016) with S Pen hits South Korea

Although the new 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab A has been around for a few weeks, the variant with S Pen is only available in Korea for the time being, with more markets expected to follow soon.
Final rollout of iOS 10 and watchOS 3 has started.

Apple iOS 10: Final version started to rollout to users

Apple has started rollout of their newest iOS version to users all over the world. iOS 10 brings a lot of improvements to iPhones and iPads and is being touted by Apple as the biggest iOS upgrade of all times. Apple Watch users can also upgrade to watchOS 3 starting today.
Samsung Galaxy Tab E 8.0 (SM-T375) Android tablet

Snapdragon 625-powered Galaxy Tab E hits Geekbench

According to the benchmark database, this slate features 2 GB of memory and runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, but nothing is official yet.
Google Nexus 9 Android tablet made by HTC

Huawei might build the next Google tablet

A new 7-inch Google tablet manufactured by Huawei is expected to launch later this year with 4 GB RAM, but nothing is official yet.
Microsoft fixes Surface Pro 3 battery issues with software update

Microsoft fixes Surface Pro 3 battery issues with software update

The problem was found to be completely software related with a free firmware update now available for all affected users.
Thanks to a pairing button on the AirPods case, they might work with Android as well.

Apple AirPods: Seems like they might also work with Android

Apple does not want you to know about it obviously, but their recently announced AirPods seem to work with Android as well.
Thanks to the missing audio jack on the iPhone 7 Belkin can sell you an adapter.

Apple iPhone 7: You need this to charge your iPhone 7 while having your headphones plugged in

Belkin wants to sell you a $40 adapter to split your Lightning port in two so you can listen to music while charging your iPhone 7 at the same time.
Amazon is bumping up RAM, storage and battery on its Fire HD 8 tablet.

Amazon Fire HD 8: more storage, more battery, same price

Not only Apple is bumping up storage in their tablets lately, Amazon also gives you twice the storage on its Fire HD 8 tablet. It also bumps up RAM and battery.
The Nexus 7 from 2013 could very well receive a late successor this year.

Will Google release a Huawei-made 7 inch Pixel-tablet on October 4th?

According to a German Huawei blog, Google might release a new tablet on October 4th of this year. It could be called Pixel 7P or Pixel 7 and retain the 7 inch format of its 2013 predecessor Nexus 7.
The iPad Pro now got a 256 GB version, the 16 GB iPads are all but gone.

Apple iPad series: Apple bumps up minimum storage capacity to 32 GB, intros 256 Pro-models

Even if Apple did not officially announce the change at yesterday's September event, they completely eliminated the 16 GB iPad versions from the Apple store. The entry level models all start with 32 GB of storage now, the iPad Pro's top out at 256 GB.
HP TouchPad running webOS, now with unofficial Android Nougat firmware available

HP TouchPad gets unofficial Nougat firmware

As incredible as it may seem, this five-year-old slate with 1 GB RAM can run Android Nougat, although it will never get an official update.
Chuwi Hi10 Plus dual-boot tablet with Intel Atom X5 processor and 4 GB RAM

Chuwi Hi10 Plus tablet coming next week

This new Windows 10/Remix OS 2.0 hybrid tablet features 4 GB RAM, and will hit the market on September 12 for around $240 USD.
Alcatel Pop 4 7 Android tablet now official

IFA 2016 | Alcatel unveils three Pop 4 tablets

These new Android slates come in three sizes, two being powered by MediaTek processors, and the third using a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip. All will launch next month in Europe and MEA.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Android tablet to get a secure variant for governmental use

BlackBerry and Samsung team up to release a secure tablet

Dubbed SecuTablet, this slate is a Galaxy Tab S2 with BlackBerry security technology added, and its price is expected to exceed $2,000 USD.
Asus ZenPad 3S 10 Android tablet with MediaTek processor, 4 GB RAM, up to 64 GB storage is present at IFA

IFA 2016 | Asus ZenPad 3S 10 coming soon

Although announced more than a month ago, this slate still has no official pricing and a global launch date, but can be seen in action at IFA.
Medion unveils 12.5-inch Akoya P3401T detachable notebook

IFA 2016 | Medion unveils 12.5-inch Akoya P3401T detachable notebook

The P3401T is launching before the end of this year for a starting price of 600 Euros with optional Core m7, 8 GB RAM, and 512 GB SSD.
Archos 133 Oxygen Android tablet with 13.3-inch display and Rockchip RK3368 processor

IFA 2016 | Archos 133 Oxygen tablet now official

This Android tablet has modest specs overall but delivers a large full HD display for less than $240 USD.
Lenovo unveils 12.2-inch Miix 510 2-in-1 detachable

IFA 2016 | Lenovo unveils 12.2-inch Miix 510 2-in-1 detachable

The Miix 510 is shipping next month with Skylake U-series options and a 16:10 1920 x 1200 resolution display for a starting price of 700 Euros.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) Tablet Review

84% Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) Tablet Review

Desirable. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) is a compelling package. No other other 10-inch tablet with Android 6, LTE and Full-HD on the market offers more for less. If the performance is up to par as well is the subject of our review.
Samsung Exynos 7870 Octa | ARM Mali-T830 MP2 | 10.1" | 525 g
Since April there have been several developer version of Android Nougat for the Xperia Z3. (Bild: Sony)

Sony: No Android Nougat for devices with Snapdragon 800/801

Sony developers gave insight as to why there will be no Android 7 on the Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z3: Seems like Google is to blame.
The out-of-focus lights may hint at a dual camera on the next iPhone.

See you on the 7th: The iPhone event invitations are out!

Apple sent out its invitations for this year's media event. It will happen on the 7th of September, like predicted, and probably give us a new iPhone and Apple Watch to talk about.
Asus Transformer 3 Pro Windows convertible with Skylake processor

IFA 2016 | Asus Transformer Mini and Transformer 3 Pro to launch in Japan and Europe

These convertibles will hit the two areas next month, and more details on pricing and availability should be unveiled at IFA.
IFA is becoming more and more interesting for fans of smartphones, tablets, laptops and VR.

IFA 2016 | The most important date for hardware manufacturers in Europe

IFA is becoming more and more important for IT companies. This year, new records in exhibitors and exhibition space are being expected.
Wine will soon allow you to run Windows programs on Chromebooks and tablets.

Wine: Bringing Windows programs to Chromebook

Open source software Wind already provides a shell that allows you to run Windows programs on Linux and Mac systems. Now, there will also be a variant for Android.
Lenovo  Yoga Tab 3 Plus: New Android Tablet leaked (Source:

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus: New Android Tablet leaked

A new Lenovo Tablet leaked before its official announcement. The Yoga Tab 3 Plus is meant to round-off Lenovos line of Yoga Android-tablets. It is positioned in the mid-end market-segment.
Amazon Kindle Fire 7 Android tablet might get a successor soon

A new Amazon Fire tablet shows up at FCC

The description of a new tablet that has been spotted earlier this week looks like an unannounced Amazon device might soon hit the market.
Google is planning regular feature- and security updates starting with Android 7.

Google Android 7: Regular Maintenance-Releases planned

Google is planning to release regular Maintenance-Releases for Android 7 Nougat starting as early as this fall. According to rumors, this year's Nexus-devices could be announce together with the availability of MR 1.

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