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Huawei MediaPad T3 Android tablet surfaces at TENAA

Huawei MediaPad T3 spotted at TENAA

This 8-inch slate should hit the market as Honor MediaPad T3 once/if it gets out of China, and its specs are expected to include a quad-core processor, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, all with Android Nougat on top.
Mac Otakara has stated that Apple may update their current iPad Pro and iPhone lines in March. (Source: Otakara)

Apple rumored to update iPad Pro, iPhones in March

According to Japanese website Mac Otakara, the Cupertino Giant will add several new sizes of iPad Pro and new colors to the iPhone SE and iPhone 7 lines.
A teardown of what might be the Nintendo Switch gives us a good look at what's inside. (Source:

Supposed teardown of Nintendo's Switch gives an idea of what makes it tick

A teardown of what might be Nintendo's Switch gives us a peek into what we might see in the upcoming console.
LG G Pad III 8.0 Android tablet receives Nougat update February 2017

LG G Pad III 8.0 gets Android Nougat

Canadian carrier Fido is apparently the first one to release this update to these 8-inch Android slates that arrived back in May 2016, carrying Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on board.
Archos 133 Oxygen Android tablet, Archos to make Kodak tablets soon

Archos to release Kodak-branded tablets soon

This French maker of affordable Android devices has been selected by Kodak as a brand licensee for the European market and the first Archos-made Kodak tablets are expected to become available by the end of May 2017.
New leaks detail Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 635, and 660 mid-range SoCs

New leaks detail Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 635, and 660 mid-range SoCs

The Snapdragon 630, 635, and 660 will succeed the Snapdragon 625, 626, and 653, respectively, with supposed launch dates before the end of the year.
Chuwi Hi13 Windows convertible with Apollo Lake processor to retail for $369 USD

Chuwi Hi13 convertible coming next week for $369 USD

Although it comes with a slower processor and lacks dedicated graphics, this Chinese convertible features a 13.5-inch display with 3,000X2,000 pixels and pen input, 4 GB RAM, and 64 GB internal storage.
The "right to repair" legislation would legally require companies such as Apple to provide parts and service manuals for their products. (Source:

Apple will once again fight to kill "right to repair" legislation: Source

Fujitsu refreshes Lifebook P727, T937, and Stylistic R727 with Kaby Lake

Fujitsu announces Lifebook P727, T937, and Stylistic R727 with Kaby Lake

The 12.5-inch P727 and 13.3-inch T937 convertibles and 12.5-inch R727 detachable will all launch later this month for starting prices between 1100 and 1400 Euros.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Android tablets to get Nougat

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 with Android 7.0 hits Geekbench

Not long after grabbing its WiFi certification, the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 with Android 7.0 Nougat on board hits Geekbench. However, Samsung still has to launch the official Nougat firmware for this tablet and its siblings.
Samsung Galaxy Tab E Android tablet now free for T-Mobile users

T-Mobile offers free Samsung Galaxy Tab E slates

The "Tablet on Us" promotion offers the Samsung Galaxy Tab E for free to T-Mobile One subscribers, as well as to those who sign up for any mobile plan with 6 GB of data or more.
Lenovo Miix 320 Windows convertible with Intel Atom x5 processor

Lenovo Miix 320 Windows convertible leaks online

This Intel Atom x5-driven 10.1-inch convertible has been recently spotted on a few Lenovo websites, the pages showing it being removed in the meantime. Its official launch is expected to occur by the end of the month.
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S tablet successor coming soon, specs leak online

Samsung Galaxy TabPro S2 specs surface online

The upcoming Galaxy TabPro S successor has been spotted at FCC earlier this week, and the latest leak reveals a Quad HD AMOLED display, a Kaby Lake processor, 4 GB RAM, and 128 GB internal storage.
Google Android usage distribution graph at the beginning of February 2017

Lollipop remains the most active Android version

With Froyo finally out of the picture and Nougat still struggling around 1 percent, Android Lollipop continues to dominate the market, closely followed by Marshmallow, each with a share of over 30 percent.
Nintendo Switch hybrid console to come without web browser app and video streaming support

Nintendo Switch to lack a web browser and video streaming support

Although the Wii U browser is quite capable, the Nintendo Switch will not have such an app at launch, confirms the company's CEO. Sadly, this hybrid console will not offer support for video streaming apps, either.
The Cube i35 will have a 3000 x 2000 resolution panel. (Source: Cube)

Cube's upcoming i35 notebook sports a 3000 x 2000 resolution screen

The Cube i35 will have a high-res screen but low-powered processor. Intel's Core M3-7Y30 CPU sits at the heart of the thin-and-light but may not be enough to power the dense display.
Could Andrasta be the new Cyanogen Inc.? (Source:

Cyanogen, Inc. might be renamed to Andrasta

Cyanogen Inc. may be rebranding itself as Andrasta in order to separate future operations from the Cyanogen name.
Lenovo Yoga A12 Android convertible tablet with Intel Atom x5 processor

Lenovo Yoga A12 now official

Not long after surfacing on Amazon, this 12.2-inch convertible tablet with Android onboard is finally official. Its highlights include the Intel Atom x5 processor, two Dolby Atmos speakers, and a Halo touchscreen keyboard.
Samsung SM-T378 details on WiFi Alliance, possibly a Tab S3 variant

Samsung SM-T378 gets its WiFi certification

The new tablet that surfaced on the website of the WiFi Alliance might be related to the Galaxy Tab S3, but nothing is official yet. No less than four versions of this slate have been certified, so we will most likely see them arise at MWC 2017.
Firefox OS and the team behind it are officially gone. (Source: Mozilla)

Mozilla eliminates Firefox OS development team

After discontinuing Firefox OS in September, Mozilla has now disbanded the development team and will be laying off 50 employees.
The casing of the included power adapter can fall apart, creating a risk of electric shock. (Source: Barnes & Noble)

Barnes & Noble issues recall on NOOK Tablet 7 power adapters

Due to problems with the charger casing falling apart, Barnes & Noble has issued a recall. Affected users that send in their power adapters will receive a new charger and a $5 gift card.
Nintendo Switch gaming tablet online access fee to be less than $30 USD per year

Nintendo Switch online access to cost less than $2.5 USD a month

According to Nintendo's president, the online play for the Switch hybrid gaming console does not come for free. However, it is around two times cheaper than Playstation Plus and Xbox Live Gold.
Asia spends almost twice the amount of money on games as North America and Europe combined. (Source: SuperData)

Mobile gaming revenue now makes more than the global box office

Gaming leaders such as Nintendo and Activision-Blizzard have already recognized the vast potential of this market and are trying to grab a piece of the pie. Mobile gaming now accounts for half of the global digital games market.
Lenovo intends for the device to be budget-friendly and fun for the whole family. (Source: Notebook Italia)

Lenovo Tab3 8 Plus full spec details are out

Though news of this device dates back to last September, we're finally getting more information about Lenovo's next Android tablet. Almost everything you wanted to know about the Tab3 8 Plus is now available online.
Plex has acquired Watchup to bring news streaming services to the company. (Source: Plex)

Plex acquires news streaming service Watchup

The media streaming service Plex will bring reliable news streaming into the mix with the acquisition of Watchup.
Nintendo Switch hybrid console might sell 12 million units in Japan

Nintendo expected to sell 12 million Switch consoles in Japan

A study that appears overly optimistic at this stage shows that almost 11 percent of Japan's population will buy the Nintendo Switch console, which means over 12 million units.
Google Nexus 9 Android tablet will not get 7.1.2 Nougat firmware

No more Nougat updates for Nexus 6 and Nexus 9

Although the Nexus 6 phone and Nexus 9 tablet will no longer get Android updates since Google has confirmed that Android 7.1.2 would not reach them, these devices will continue to get security patches.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Android tablet hits FCC

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 arrives at FCC

The WiFi only SM-T820 model and the 4G LTE-capable SM-T825 surfaced on FCC, but the launch date of the Galaxy Tab S3 surfaced online. Reports from South Korea reveal that Samsung plans to unveil it on February 26 at MWC.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Android tablet to get Nougat update soon

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 with Nougat gets its WiFi certification

Two months after Samsung begun the work on the Nougat firmware for this slate, the Galaxy Tab S2 with Android 7.0 on board finally receives its WiFi certification, so the update should arrive soon.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Android tablet spotted back in 2016 at TENAA hits GFXBench

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 hits GFXBench

The device that surfaced on GFXBench had Android 7.0 "Samsung Edition" on board, as well as a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage,and a 9.7-inch multitouch display with 2,048X1,536 pixels.
Toshiba Encore 2 Write Windows tablet, Windows 10 light version apparently in the works

Microsoft apparently working on a light Windows 10 version

This unconfirmed Windows 10 variant is expected to target lightweight devices similar to the Surface RT. As rumors claim, the new operating system could be the desktop Windows 10 Cloud with CShell modularity.
Nokia N1 Android tablet to get an impressive successor by the end of 2017

Nokia's Snapdragon 835-driven flagship rumored to be a tablet

The upcoming tablet is expected to offer the impressive 4K resolution, next to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage, and Android 7.0 Nougat on top.
Sony Xperia Z4 tablet with Android, Sony to debut five new devices soon

Sony could launch five devices next month

One of these five devices could be the Xperia XZ2, a top-of-the-line handset with a 5.5-inch 4K display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 6 GB RAM, and the new Sony IMX400 sensor powering the main camera.
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S Windows tablet with detachable keyboard

A new Windows tablet by Samsung gets certified

The upcoming 10-incher might debut as the Galaxy TabPro S2, no less than four different models being expected to hit the market. For now, they have only received the WiFi certifications.
The classic PC game Myst is now available on Android. (Source: Google Play Store - realMyst)

Classic adventure game Myst now available on Android

The venerable PC adventure game finally comes to Android devices for an immersive gaming experience on the go.
Asus ZenPad 3S 10 LTE Android tablet with Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor

Asus ZenPad 3S 10 LTE now official

This 9.7-inch slate has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor inside, next to 4 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage. Thanks to its 2K display and surround sound, it provides an excellent multimedia experience.
iOS 10 lock screen vulnerability now fixed with update 10.2.1

Apple releases iOS 10.2.1

While this new update does not come with any new features, iOS 10.2.1 is not a minor refresh, either. Apple's latest update of its mobile operating system protects against a few severe vulnerabilities, and it is highly recommended to install it as soon as possible.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Android tablet with Exynos processor

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 specs leak online

The specs of the upcoming Tab S3 tablet with model numbers SM-T820 and SM-T825 have recently surfaced on Weibo. These specs include the Exynos 7420 processor, next to 4 GB RAM and UFS 2.0 internal storage.
WinkPax G1 Android tablet for gamers with MediaTek MT7873 processor

WinkPax G1 Nintendo Switch alternative is already up for sale

This 8-inch "3 in 1 phablet" comes only with Android 5.1, but offers 4G connectivity via a micro SIM card, HDMI output, and has a foldable/detachable/adaptable controller with two joysticks, one D-pad, and four action buttons.
A new year brings new lawsuits for the chipset company. (Source: Qualcomm)

Apple sues Qualcomm for nearly $1 billion

Qualcomm is embroiled once again in allegations of excessive licensing fees that allegedly discourage innovation and make consumers pay higher prices for their phones and tablets.
Nokia 18.4-inch tablet specs on GFXBench, might show up at MWC 2017

Nokia's 18.4-inch tablet hits GFXBench

This huge tablet promises to be more powerful than the Samsung Galaxy View, the benchmark database revealing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage, all with Android Nougat on top.
Sources say that the 9.7-inch model will represent up to 60% of total iPad shipments this year. (Source: Phone Arena)

Apple has three new tablets coming in latter half of 2017

The new tablets are still in the planning phase and aren't expected to release until the latter half of 2017. Still no word on the fate of the iPad Mini, however.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Android phablet to get Nougat soon

Samsung reveals list of devices in line for Nougat

In addition to the Galaxy S7 lineup that has just received Android 7.0, Samsung plans to deliver this update to a pretty long list of devices, including the Galaxy Tab S2, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 5, and a few others. The list is not final, so more Samsung products could get the update in the second half of 2017.
Seamless UI scaling between phones, tablets, Xbox, and full-sized computers is the goal. (Source: Windows Central)

Windows 10 shell update will help close the gap between Windows PCs and phones

Microsoft is allegedly planning on integrating the Windows 10 UIs for PC, mobile, Xbox, and convertibles into one "Composable Shell", allowing for a truly universal Windows OS.
NVIDIA Shield Tablet/Shield Tablet K1 gets Android Nougat update in a few weeks

Nvidia Shield Tablet to get Android Nougat soon

NVIDIA has just confirmed that both the Shield Tablet and its improved sibling simply known as Shield Tablet K1 will receive the long-awaited Android 7.0 software update "in a few weeks."
Fujitsu ARROWS Tab V567/P Windows 10 Pro tablet coming soon to Japan

Fujitsu working on a 6-inch Windows 10 Pro device

The 6-inch phablet/tablet will launch as "ARROWS Tab V567/P," but will only be available in Japanese. Its technical specs are not public yet, but considering the price around $1,300 USD, a high-end Intel processor would not be a surprise.
Samsung foldable phone concept, Nokia could launch similar products pretty soon

Nokia might be working on foldable devices

Nokia seems to be back in the game on all fronts, including the apparently next big thing in the industry, namely foldable devices. At MWC, the company is expected to unveil quite a few new products and prototypes, including virtual reality devices, smart wearables, and more.
Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro Android tablet successors coming soon

Huawei MediaPad T3 gets its WiFi certification

The slate that surfaced online and appears to be the MediaPad T3 (not confirmed yet by Huawei). The MediaPad T2 lineup consists of three models that feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, 3 GB RAM, and a 7-inch or 10-inch touchscreen display.
The new patent builds on an idea for a foldable device Microsoft attempted in 2009. (Source: USPTO)

What Microsoft's foldable device patent could mean for the Surface Phone

A recently-approved patent suggests that the company may be looking into foldable screens for their next device, which many expect to be the Surface Phone. If so, the Surface Phone may not be a smartphone in the usual sense.
LG's concept as seen in the patent filing, unfolded. (Source: GSM Info)

LG has designs for foldable phone-tablet hybrid

LG, Samsung, Nokia and Microsoft are exploring various foldable phone concepts that could hit the market as early as Q3 2017. The race is on.

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