There are times when I’m using an Android tablet that I wish I was able to use more desktop oriented features on the device – specifically when using a 10″ tablet. Many applications don’t take full advantage of larger screens and leave us feeling a little shafted when it comes to viewing a single pane of content on such a large screen; thankfully, a few developers have created a collection of extremely useful floating applications to cover all of your multitasking needs. [Read more...]
The Nexus 7 has been out for a few months now and has gained plenty of traction; with the quality construction and consistent performance you really can’t ask for a better bang for your buck. Because the device is so widely accepted, many case manufacturing companies have started shipping out products for the tablet. One of the first to come out with a decent lineup is Amzer: and if you take a look at any of the reviews on Amazon, they push out some quality products. [Read more...]
If there’s one thing about Chrome for Android that I despise, it’s the lack of being able to permanently set the browser to desktop mode when browsing on our tablet or large phone. Data plans and larger screens allow for us to emulate carrying around a desktop, and it should provide us with a desktop experience without having to muck about with loading the mobile one first. Thanks to Google and it’s fantastic ability to search everywhere at once, we were lucky enough to stumble upon a solution on the Google Chrome Forum. [Read more...]
With Google expanding the Play Store, it is only a matter of time before every form of media that Google can get their hands on will be digitized and added to their library. While Amazon and Barnes and Nobles have been taking advantage of this for some time with their newer line of E-book readers, Google recently entered the game when they released their newest version of Android along with the upgraded Play Store. With the low price point and media-oriented design of the new Nexus 7, Google stepped up their game by adding a few new forms of media for users to choose from including Play Magazines and TV Shows. While these are not new to the digital world, they are new to Google and we’re here to tell you if they’re worth it. [Read more...]
With the market for tablets increasing dramatically both recently and over the next few months, many of you may already own or plan on owning a tablet soon. Tablets obviously make gaming and browsing the web far easier thanks to the larger screen and powerhouse running behind them, but many users become frustrated when having to lay the tablet down to pick up their phone and reply to a text. The frustration only becomes worse when you put your phone away to only have it vibrate or ring again the second you do. Application Tablet Talk remedies the situation by allowing you to text on your tablet through your phone: meaning that you send and receive texts messages as usual without ever setting the tablet down. [Read more...]
With the recent release of the Jelly Bean SDK, teams have been working tirelessly to reincorporate their tweaks and customizations. One team has made some incredible progress on a few devices including the Galaxy S III, the Motorola Xoom, and the Transformer series (TF201, and the TF101). While the ROMs are still obviously a work in progress, you can tell just how much Project Butter effects the performance of the device and get a feel for the new OS and features along with it. Today, we’re going to be putting some of these to the test up against the stock Nexus 7.
If you’re interested in getting a tablet and you also wouldn’t mind getting a leg up on technology and its weakness against all things liquid, you might want to look into Motorola’s newly released version of their Xyboard tablets. [Read more...]
Archos’ G9 series tablets (G9 80, 101) are getting their sweet tooth satisfied with the latest Android 4.0 version, Ice Cream Sandwich.
The update is out now, and should be coming to you wirelessly. Alternatively, you can do it manually through your settings and checking for updates. Bug fixes, custom Archos changes, and other performance adjustments and [Read more...]
The ASUS PadFone should be seeing the light of day at last; ASUS’ official Google + account said the PadFone will be released this April.
The PadFone is a three-part, phone to tablet to laptop experience. The entire device system is powered by the 4.3 inch smartphone, which docks into the 10.1 inch tablet. From there, an additional [Read more...]
The Sony Tablet P, a device that strays from the norm with a clamshell design, will be hitting American shelves at long last this weekend.
The clamshell design involves dual 5.5-inch LCD displays one each side, with a hinge in the center. You can use one screen, or both to [Read more...]