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Apple rumored to showcase split-screen multitasking for iPad during WWDC next month

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According to a report in 9to5Mac, Apple will showcase the long-awaited split-screen multitasking for iPad tablets during WWDC next month. The functionality was initially expected to debut alongside iOS 8 last year.

The Cupertino giant will showcase the new feature using its currently available iPad models. Read more »

AT&T announces the LG G Pad F 8.0, available on May 29

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Today AT&T took the wraps off a new Android tablet made by LG. It’s called G Pad F 8.0 and will be up for grabs at the carrier starting on May 29, which is next Friday. It bears some resemblance to the G Pad 8.0 from last year, both in terms of looks as well as specs.

The G Pad F 8.0 however comes with a built-in stylus and a full-size USB port. Those seem to be its main differentiating features. The screen is quoted as being an “HD+” IPS panel, which we assume means it has a resolution of 1,280×800. Read more »

Android 5.0 Lollipop is now rolling out to the LG G Pad 8.3 LTE for Verizon

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Another day, another Lollipop update rollout. This time we’re talking about the LG G Pad 8.3 tablet, in its LTE-capable incarnation, which was launched by Verizon. Following the update to Android 4.4 KitKat, which it got last year, and then another bug fixer, the G Pad 8.3 is now finally receiving the tasty treat known as Android 5.0.2 Lollipop.

Verizon’s support documents say you should expect to see a new software button arrangement (and design), lock screen notifications, smart lock (using proximity to other devices to auto-unlock the tablet), the new notification screen design, the much-hated Interruptions feature that replaces Silent mode, floating action buttons everywhere, screen pinning, search in Settings, multi-user accounts accessible from the notification panel, as well as an “Avoid bad Wi-Fi connections” item in Settings. Read more »

T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 gets Lollipop too

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The Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 we reported on earlier isn’t the only Samsung tablet to be receiving the Android Lollipop update today. It’s been joined by T-Mobile’s version of the Galaxy Tab S 10.5.

This was one of Samsung’s flagship tablets last year, and T-Mobile’s update comes less than a week after AT&T started seeding the same bits to its iteration of the device. Unlocked LTE-capable units have been running Lollipop since the beginning of April, on the other hand. Read more »

Lollipop has arrived for the LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2

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Samsung just keeps on pushing Android 5.0 Lollipop updates to more and more of its devices. Today’s lucky recipient of the latest tasty treat is the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 LTE tablet, the huge device that was launched last year.

The update will take it to Android 5.0.2, and it’s currently available only in Switzerland, for units sold unlocked. You can apply it through Kies, Samsung’s desktop software, or wait for the over-the-air rollout to reach you. Remember that Samsung likes to release such updates in certain countries first, and if everything goes to plan then the software is pushed to other territories afterwards. Read more »

Mysterious HTC tablet gets Bluetooth Certification

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Recently, HTC was tipped of working on a low-end tablet set to release in coming months. Now we get more solid confirmation that HTC indeed is aiming to grab some space in the budget-level tablets across different countries.

A mysterious HTC tablet has gained Bluetooth Certification and carries 2PMW100 as the model ID. From the listing, it is quite evident that it is one of the prototype units carrying the EVT hardware version number. That means, the hardware is not finalized and may change, if that tablet is released later. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 lands in the UK on May 21

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While the two members of Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab A series are already available in the US, the same can’t be said for the UK. Yet. Today Samsung announced that the bigger model of the two, the Galaxy Tab A 9.7, will be out in the UK on May 21.

That’s in exactly one week from today. The tablet will be offered in three versions: Wi-Fi-only, LTE-capable, and another one that comes with a bundled S Pen stylus. Read more »

LG G Pad X may arrive at Verizon by the end of the month

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Verizon is readying a replacement for the LG G Pad 8.3 tablet, which may be dubbed the LG G Pad X.

Little is known about the tablet, but there’s an image to look at – everything’s better with pictures. Read more »

Android 5.1.1 factory image for HTC Nexus 9 (Wi-Fi) goes live

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Google posted an Android 5.1.1 Lollipop factory image for HTC Nexus 9 (Wi-Fi). The firmware sports version number LMY47X.

The LTE-capable Nexus 9 is yet to receive the Android 5.1.1 treatment. Read more »

AT&T launches its first own-brand tablet, the Trek HD with 4G LTE support

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AT&T is releasing a new Android tablet tomorrow, but it’s the first one to actually bear the carrier’s brand. The AT&T Trek HD is going to become available online on May 12, and in stores nationwide on May 15.

It’s an 8-incher with “HD” screen resolution (we’re guessing that means 1,280×800), a 5 MP rear camera, a 2 MP selfie shooter, and 16GB of expandable internal storage. Read more »

In the UK, the HTC Nexus 9 is now available for just £199.99

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Now that it’s finally getting updated to the latest version of Android, perhaps the HTC Nexus 9 tablet might be an interesting purchase for you. If so, and if you live in the UK, you’re in luck – for there’s just been a price drop for the Nexus 9 over there.

You can now buy the entry-level 16GB Wi-Fi-only model for only £199.99. That’s a great drop from the £319 level it launched at around six months ago. The downside to this is that there’s no telling how long this offer will last, so it might be gone tomorrow. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 gets Android Lollipop update

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Both the Wi-Fi-only as well as LTE-capable versions of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 are now in the process of receiving the update to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. This comes after the much higher-end Galaxy Tab S line has been running Lollipop for a while now.

It therefore seems that it’s finally time for such updates to trickle down to Samsung’s midrange tablets, starting with the Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 as you can see. Read more »

Check out the new iPad ad

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Apple has released a new ad for the iPad called ‘Everything changes with iPad’.

The ad is typical Apple stuff and what we have come to expect from them. It goes through people doing various things on the iPad, such as learning, reading, shopping, photography, sightseeing, looking up recipes, taking notes, redecorating, and a lot more. It’s the standard product-first approach that Apple has had for a while now. Read more »

Samsung giving away set of four limited edition Marvel’s Avengers cases with every Galaxy Note 4 purchase in US

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Samsung, in association with Marvel, is giving away for free a set of four limited edition Avengers cases (worth $200) with every purchase of the Galaxy Note 4 made between May 4 and June 1.

The South Korean company says you must have your device in hand in order to claim the offer, which can be done by visiting the promotion website (click the Source link below) and providing the required information to verify your purchase. Read more »

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet LTE hands-on

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Sony is in a very peculiar position in its high-end Xperia Z-lineup with a modestly updated Xperia Z4 model announced for its local Japanese market, which will apparently be sold globally as the Xperia Z3+. This leaves a new flagship to be expected later this year, with a designation that will likely cause some more confusion.

Meanwhile, it is the 10.1-inch Xperia Z4 Tablet that is left to defend the Z4 badge in markets outside of Japan. It should come as no surprise then that we were very excited when a review unit arrived at our door. Read more »