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MWC 2014: Sony launches Xperia Z2 Tablet lightly into the air

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Better than Apple’s iPad Air? Sony has announced its new flagship tablet, the Xperia Z2 Tablet. “The thinnest, lightest, waterproof 10″ tablet in the world, and our best tablet yet,” proudly boasts Sony. Sony writes: The Xperia Z2 Tablet features the fully integrated Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 2.3 GHz processor quad-core Krait CPU that delivers high performance without draining ...

Android powers Qualcomm into Smart TV segment

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Qualcomm is expanding into the set-top box and Smart TV business, and Android is the vehicle for the move. It was good to see Qualcomm at the recent Droidcon London event, and Julian Harris (senior business development manager) was banging the drum for developers to pick up the Smart TV ball and run with it. Their hope is that app ...

Intel releases 10-inch and 7-inch Android tablet designs to manufacturers

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We’re keeping an eye on Intel Android developments, and TechHive.com is reporting that Intel’s 7-in and 10-in Android tablet designs are now available to manufacturers. Agam Shah writes: The chipmaker’s 10-inch Education Tablet runs Android 4.0, code-named Ice Cream Sandwich, while the 7-inch tablet runs Android 4.1, code-named Jelly Bean. Information about the tablet designs was posted on Intel’s website ...

Peel app targets second screen Samsung tablet support

Peel, along with Samsung Electronics, has announced the international expansion of its Peel Smart Remote app. Previously available only in North America, this is the first phase of a global rollout, beginning with Europe and Southeast Asia. What it means is that Samsung users on devices with integrated IR ports can use Peel to discover programmes and films online as ...

Apple tablet dispute goes Samsung’s way, in the UK

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The Samsung-Apple tablet patent dispute has evolved in London, reports the BBC. A Court of Appeal in London has rejected Apple's claims and upheld an earlier judgment in Samsung's favour. The South Korean company did not infringe on the registered design of the iPad, it has ruled.

Amazon puts Fire under Android tablet-app development

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Time Magazine is running an interesting article about Amazon addressing what is perceived as an Android weakness – the lack of Tablet-optimised apps. It has interviewed Aaron Rubenson – director of Amazon’s Appstore – and talked about how the company can encourage developers to optimise for larger screens, as opposed to just ‘stretching’ existing phone-oriented apps to fit the larger ...