Android tablets have a mixed history, and while Samsung keeps up the fight in the premium space, the most successful tablets are much less expensive things like Amazon's Kindle Fires. In the face of the iPad, the only way Android tablets can really compete is with price. So it's a little curious that MediaTek would be releasing a new chipset in what is usually a Chromebook-targeted line claiming it's specifically for tablets — that is, unless it isn't destined for Android tablets.
Prime Day isn't always what it's cracked up to be, despite what Amazon and everyone up the totem pole — yep, we're guilty, too. make of it. A prime(!) example is with the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, now on sale at an even lower price than earlier this week!
LCD tablets aren't exactly the best e-readers out there, but they're definitely a choice out in the marketplace. Companies slap on Android and their reader app and it's easy as pie. So easy that Barnes & Noble has opted to commission Lenovo to produce a successor to its 10" Nook Android tablet from 2018.
Samsung usually releases two Tab S slabs in a year and we're inching toward what would historically be the time for a "Lite" release. While we don't have any spec points to discuss at the moment, it's been figured that a mid-range tablet or even two are on their way, including the first in the category to connect to 5G.
For some of you, an Android tablet might be all you need — maybe just with a few mode changes like a dock, a folio, maybe even a pen. Lenovo has catered to this very peculiar subset for a long time and it's doing so again for 2021 with its latest Tab P11.
Searching for a premium Android tablet that won't break the bank? Samsung's really the only place you'll find them, but because they hold value so well between generations, you can still enjoy a Galaxy Tab S6 with 256GB of storage for just $430!
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Android tablets have always been a bit awkward, as products. With the platform lacking the huge ecosystem of tablet-optimized apps that the iPad enjoys, or the large desktop legacy world you can access on something like a Surface Pro, many have asked the question "Why?" when it comes to an Android-powered slate. Perhaps it's not really one worth asking, though, when a company as large as Samsung is bothering to introduce an $850 tablet at all. With the Tab S7 and S7+, Samsung is bringing a capital-P "Premium" tablet hardware experience, and we've spent the last few days using the latter.
Black Friday is in full swing, and the industry's most prominent tech brands are unleashing plenty of deals for the taking. Following up on an entire portfolio of discounts that were announced right after Halloween, Lenovo has taken the wraps off even more Black Friday savings on some of its best Google-powered gadgets, including smart displays, Chromebooks, Android tablets, and more. Here are the highlights worth checking out: