Those of you looking to buy an Android tablet for even less than some of them already cost, should know that Woot! has a special Android tablet sale day until November 1. It’s not Black Friday just yet, and the tablets available may not all be new, but there are plenty of interesting deals to choose from, assuming you order until November 1 at 9AM CT. Here are some of the tablets Woot! is selling for a cheaper price these days: Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 with Book Cover – $299.99 (factory reconditioned) Galaxy Note 8.0 with Book Cover – $289.99 (factory reconditioned) Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 with Book cover – $159.99 (factory reconditioned) Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 – $169.99 (new, 32% of $249.99 list price) Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 10.1 32GB – $299.99 (factory reconditioned) Asus Transformer Pad 10.1 32GB – $239.99 (factory reconditioned) Polaroid 7 – $49.99 (refurbished) The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and the Google Nexus 10 32GB (both refurbished) were also included in the offer, but they were sold out at the time this article was written. Are you buying anything from Woot!, or are you waiting for some other tablet to come out?

A new report claims that Android Kit Kat is centered around wearables, low-end handsets and fixing some of Android’s long-standing issues. All signs point to Android 4.4 as a major, must-have update. Read more…

As promised, Lenovo has started its newest marketing campaign with actor Ashton Kutcher with a new TV commercial that has Kutcher promoting the newly launched Android-based Yoga Tablet. Read more…

LG is on an upward trajectory in the world of consumer electronics and its increasingly popular smartphones are the main driving force behind this growth. But, while smartphones are very important, the Korean manufacturer just couldn’t ignore anymore the tremendous growth of the demand for tablets. And so, following a two-year hiatus, LG launched a new tablet this fall, the G Pad 8.3, an aluminum-clad mid-sized device that LG hopes will stand out in a sea of competing offers. Is the LG G Pad 8.3 worthy of a place on your shopping list this holiday season? What are the core strengths and weaknesses of LG’s shiny new device? We take a look at all the things that matter in our LG G Pad 8.3 review. Let’s dive in. Design and build quality LG made a point of the G Pad’s dimensions, which, it claims, are the result of research into the average span of the human hand. The manufacturer wanted to maximize the size of the display, while still keeping the width of the device small enough so it can be held in one hand. And indeed, the G Pad is easy to handle, and we often found ourselves using it like an oversized smartphone. The button layout is conventional: the power button and the volume rocker are located on the tablet’s right side, when used in portrait mode. We liked that the buttons are slightly protruding, and therefore easy to operate, which isn’t the case with other tablets of similar design. The most striking design feature of the G Pad 8.3 is the aluminum backplate, which gives it a durable and premium feel. The metal contrasts nicely with the black/white plastic body, and the two-tone look is very attractive. On the front, it’s all plastic; the device has the […]

Lenovo’s Yoga Tablet 10 and Yoga Tablet 8 are new Android devices that pack up to 18 hours of battery life thanks to a built-in kickstand that hides such special battery powers. As you can see in these images (gallery below), both devices have their own stands, which can be used to operate the tablets in specific positions. But that stand also hides a larger battery that offers 16 hours of life (Yoga Tablet 8) or 18 hours (Yoga Tablet 10). The new tablets are both affordable devices, at $249 and $299, respectively, so don’t expect high-end hardware from them. We’re looking at the same set of specs for both tablets including 1280 x 800 IPS displays (8- and 10-inch, respectively,) 1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek MT8125 processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, microSD support, 5-megapixel camera, 1.6-megapixel front-facing camera and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean under the hood. Interestingly, the Yoga Tablets have an iOS-like app arrangement, with each screen being populated with apps. As for the dock, it has three modes it can be used in, including a “Read mode” (kickstand closed, it can be used as a regular tablet) “Stand mode” (kickstand open, it can be used as a laptop with a keyboard, or for enjoying videos) and “Tilt mode” (kickstand open, it can be used to type easier on the touchscreen). Lenovo also has a $69 wireless keyboard to go along with the 10-inch model, and all devices will be available starting with October 30 from Best Buy. Additionally, the 10-inch model will also be available from other retailers including Amazon, Newegg and Fry’s. Anyone interested in Lenovo’s new Yoga Tablets?

Microsoft has announced that the new Windows Server 2012 R2 Remote Desktop apps that were launched for iOS, Android and Mac OS X platforms have already reached the one million download mark. Read more…

Twitter has updated its apps for iOS and Android as well as on the web with image and Vine previews that automatically appear in your timeline, plus some other design changes. Read more…

Weeks after launching Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar has finally released its iFruit companion app for Android – but not all devices can install it, and many have criticised the app as buggy and slow. Read more…

The Galaxy Gear smartwatch may not be doing as well as Samsung hoped, as leaked documentation indicates that over 30% of those bought via Best Buy stores in the U.S. have since been returned. Read more…

The instant you pick the Note 3 up for the first time, it feels like a new device, even if you know its two predecessors very well. The funny thing is the Note 3 isn’t actually that different from the Note 2, but its refreshed design makes it feel like a more radical departure from the past than it actually is. The same can be said about the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition, Samsung’s latest tablet flagship that recently became available around the world. The new Note 10.1 certainly looks and feels like a new device, but is it any better than the old Note 10.1 at the end of the day? More importantly, is the new Note tablet worth its steep price? We take a look at all the things that matter in our Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition review. Let’s dive in. Build quality and design The Note 10.1 borrows heavily from the Note 3, but that’s not a bad thing. In fact, there’s much to love about the design and build of the Note 10.1 2014 Edition, which is generally a massive improvement over the lackluster original Note 10.1. Gone are the two-tone design, extra wide bezels, and glossy plastic, replaced with a more decisive and sober design that is much more suited for a tablet that people are expected to use in a corporate environment. The biggest change is the texturized back plate, which feels nice in hand and gives the new Note 10.1 a good grip, making it easier to hold. The bezels are straight and relatively narrow and the sides of the tablet are flat, which makes the Note 10.1 feel in hand like a large notepad or a sketchbook. The faux leather and faux stitching going around the sides contribute to that feel, […]

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