After plenty of rumors that LG would be releasing a new tablet sometime soon, we caught our first glimpse of the LG G Pad X2 8.0 Plus last month when T-Mobile posted a support page for the device ahead of schedule. It listed most of the main specs for the mid-ranger and even had a couple of images, giving us a good look at the Plus Pack attachment. The tablet is now official, and you can get it from T-Mobile's site for $240. Read More
Huawei has maintained a small lineup of Android tablets for a while now, but they have ranged from decent to only usable as a hammer. Today the company took the wraps off four new tablets, with both 8-inch and 10-inch models available. They don't really stand out at all, but they don't seem awful. Read More
Mobile carriers used to rely heavily upon bespoke hardware made specifically for them by OEMs, but now you can mostly get the same devices from all carriers. There are some exceptions like the recently unveiled T-Mobile REVVL and the Verizon Ellipsis tablets. Now, AT&T is going back to the old ways as well with the AT&T Primetime tablet. Read More
It's been a while since LG launched a new tablet, but there have been rumblings about an updated GPad for some time now. Well, T-Mobile just spilled the beans by posting a support page for the LG GPad X2 8.0 Plus. Yes, that's really the name. It's a typical mid-range device, but it'll have an optional dock accessory. Read More
It's no secret that the tablet market has been shrinking for several years now. The IDC has been tracking data like this for quite some time now, and is reporting that this trend hasn't changed for quarter 2 of 2017. That being said, sales increases from companies such as Amazon, Apple, and Huawei have slowed this decline to 3.4%, or 37.9 million worldwide shipments. That's noticeably better than the 8.5% decline we saw for 1Q17. Read More
The 30-hour event known as Prime Day has officially kicked off, and we have a list of ten Android phones, tablets, and Chromebooks that will be included at different times during the sale. For the uninitiated, the sales on Prime Day are staggered, the better to consistently pull your attention throughout the day. So most of the items that will be included haven't yet gone on sale. But, worry not, as with this list you'll be prepared. Read More
Remember when everyone thought tablets would replace PCs, at least for average consumers? Yeah, that didn't happen. In fact, the opposite is happening. In a report from the International Data Corporation (IDC), worldwide tablet shipments in Q1 2017 have dropped 8.5% compared to Q1 2016, with just 36.2 million devices shipped. Read More
It has now been more than six years since the first "real" Android tablets were let loose upon the world. Those Honeycomb slates are now a distant memory, but have tablets really changed that much? App support is still lacking, pricing is high compared to laptops, and distinctive features are few and far between. Despite some compelling devices over the years, sales of Android tablets (and tablets in general) are down. This is the backdrop for Samsung's release of the Galaxy Tab S3, the latest in the OEM's premium tablet lineup.
With a price tag of $599, the Samsung Tab S3 is priced to compete with the iPad Pro. Read More
When Google announced that the Assistant would start rolling out to devices running Android 6.0 and above, there was one little detail we didn't pay close attention to: the official blog post only talked about "smartphones," "Android phones," and "Android partner phones." Tablets? Nada. So when the rollout started earlier this month and more and more phones received Assistant with nary a sign of a tablet getting the same treatment, many of our readers were left wondering: will tablets get Assistant?
We've reached out to Google and got an official answer that's sure to break some hearts:
The Assistant will be available on Android Marshmallow and Nougat phones with Google Play Services, this does not include tablets.
There's a dearth of high-end Android tablets on the market, mostly because people don't buy many of them anymore. If anyone can move a tablet, though, it's Samsung. The Galaxy Tab S2 was launched in late 2015, and now it looks like the Tab S3 is headed for MWC. A new leak lays out the specs for the device, as well as an alleged (very high) price tag in Korea. Read More