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Google Nexus 7 competition on Gadget Master

I must flag on our Android blog that we are running a new Google Nexus 7 competition! It’s the Gadget Master blog and follows a familiar format – answer one simple question for a chance of winning the 7-inch Android tablet. Given the prize, I thought it should be…

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

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…

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Android powers Qualcomm into Smart TV segment

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…

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

We’re keeping an eye on Intel Android developments, and 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…

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Asus polishes the display for Nexus 7 tablet

As well as Android 4.3, Google has announced a new Nexus tablet, the Nexus 7 to be precise. Asus is the manufacturer partnering for this release, for what is claimed to be the “world’s highest-resolution 7-inch tablet”  with a 323ppi display. Google writes: Together with ASUS…

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More tablet optimisation tips from Google

It was only last week or so that Google provided an update on its approach to Tablet App Guidelines, making it easier to show off tablet apps to better advantage…

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Some hope for Android tablets - IDC

Our components editor, David Manners, offers a glimmer of hope for the future of Android tablets, not a particularly thriving sector of the Android domain. He writes: Tablet sales will grow to 283m units a year by 2016 from 122m units this year and 172m units next year, reports IDC…

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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…

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