Intel Bay Trail: Laptop-Tablet Hybrids Might Actually Keep Up Now

Just a couple of months ago, Intel's new 4th generation processors helped laptops get a whole lot better. Now Intel's trying to work the same magic on mobile. Meet Bay Trail, a new flavor of chips designed specifically to make Windows 8 and Android tablets more awesome. » 9/11/13 12:00pm 9/11/13 12:00pm

Is This the Next Google Nexus 7?

We've been hearing that Google will release a new version of the Nexus 7 in July for some time now and with Google hosting an event on July 24th, that's probably when we'll officially see the new Nexus 7. But if you can't wait a week, here's what the upcoming Nexus 7 will probably look like. » 7/17/13 8:44pm 7/17/13 8:44pm

Hisense Sero 7 Pro Hands On: A Promising Nexus 7 Clone

Contrary to some rumors, Google didn't announce a refreshed Nexus 7 at I/O a little while back, but up-and-comers Hisense just announced a pretty good alternative to the aging tab. Its new Sero 7 Pro—the companies first foray into the tablet space—is basically a Nexus 7, but at only $150. » 5/23/13 2:19pm 5/23/13 2:19pm

Sony Xperia Tablet Z Teardown: Painstakingly Packed Parts

From what we've seen of the Xperia Tablet Z, it is a skinny little wonder, if not exactly the best Android tablet out there. Where it is the best though, is size, and its guts are packed nice and tight into that svelte frame. Now, we are getting to see that construction thanks to a teardown by, oddly enough, Sony… » 3/22/13 9:23am 3/22/13 9:23am

Best Buy Is Making Its Own Cheap Android Tablet for Some Reason

After the Kindle Fire proved that people wanted cheaper tablets, everybody started making them. Google made the Nexus 7, Apple is coming out with an iPad mini and now Best Buy wants to make its own cheap Android tablet: the Insignia Flex. The only difference is that Best Buy's cheap tablet isn't small. It's a full size … » 10/16/12 7:50pm 10/16/12 7:50pm

Dear Android Tablets: Stay Crazy

Nearly a year and a half ago, I sat down with a representative from a prominent hardware manufacturer. CES was winding down, a show in which 80 tablets entered the world to a massive shrug. He walked me through his company's three or four offerings, which varied in price and size and finish and sheen. » 4/10/12 11:17am 4/10/12 11:17am

B&N Will Give Nook Tablet Owners More Freedom Over Their Storage Space

Nook Tablet owners have been frustrated that the devices only leaves you 1GB for your personal files while reserving 12GB for downloaded content. Beginning March 12th, you'll be able to take your 16GB Nook Tablet into your local Barnes & Noble store, and the staff will help you repartition it to your liking. » 2/22/12 5:06pm 2/22/12 5:06pm

The Pantech Element Android Tablet Only Matters Because It's Waterproof

The Pantech Element is a sorta nice, cheapo 4G LTE Android tablet for AT&T that has a 1.5GHz dual core processor and blazing fast download speeds (100Mbps! Yah! Sure! Only if you're inside a tower). It only costs $250 but requires a scar inducing 2-year contract (why!) but that's not the reason I care for it. The only… » 1/09/12 2:03pm 1/09/12 2:03pm

You're Going to Need a Fat Wallet for Toshiba's Super Thin Tablet

Toshiba's Excite X10 Tablet is only .3 inches thin and 1.18 lbs. heavy but comes with a heavy price tag: $530 for the 16GB version and $600 for the 32GB version. While not dissimilar in pricing strategy with the iPad, it still costs $130 more than the Sony Tablet S and other just as capable Android tablets. It seems… » 1/08/12 10:07pm 1/08/12 10:07pm

Motorola Only Shipped a Measly 100,000 Xooms Last Quarter (Apple Sold

Motorola just announced their Q3 earnings and revealed that they only shipped 100,000 Xoom tablets in Q3. Shipped. Which is a far, far cry from actually sold. As a reference point, Apple sold 11 million iPads in the same quarter. » 10/27/11 5:39pm 10/27/11 5:39pm

No One Uses Android Tablets (Or No One Has Android Tablets to Use)

There's something like 8,142* different Android Tablets on sale right now yet it seems like no one is really using them. I mean, I've yet to see one in public! But that's an inexact method of testing. More exact? How the iPad usage obliterates Android tablets in web traffic. According to Comscore, iPads made up for… » 10/11/11 9:48am 10/11/11 9:48am

Rumor: Amazon's New Tablet Will Be the Kindle Fire

After TechCrunch's MG Siegler gave his initial glowing impressions of Amazon's heretofore-unnamed tablet, we were understandably excited. A true iPad competitor. Now, with Amazon's unveil just days away, new details have started trickling out. Including a new name: the Kindle Fire. » 9/26/11 5:02pm 9/26/11 5:02pm

Is This Really the Motorola Xoom 2? (Updated)

Sources with Droid-Life claim to have images of the yet-to-be-announced Xoom 2, and they might just be right. Without much to go on, it does kind of resemble Motorola's earlier mock-up and even a shot leaked last week. Curiouser and curiouser. » 9/24/11 9:00am 9/24/11 9:00am