Nokia N1 gets a record in sales in China

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Yesterday Nokia N1 was on sale in China. All tablets available in store was sold in only 4 minutes and 2 seconds.

A great success of Finnish company at the beginning of the year 2015 which means that Nokia will be able to regain a part of the lost market in the last period.

The next opportunity to buy the Nokia N1 tablet will be available on January 15, of course if you are in China. Unfortunately until now this tablet is available only in China…

Another point that I want to mention here is the performance of the N1 tablet. The tablet beat the score in benchmarks like AnTuTu comparative with Apple iPad Mini 3. Another test was made on the GFXBench’s Manhattan test, where N1 was at the first place with 589 frames compared with 553 frames for iPad Mini 3. In T-Rex also beat the score of iPad Mini 3.

If your don’t know the main specification of Nokia N1 tablet, take a look at the below list:
– OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop;
– Price in China: 1599 CNY (257$);
– Screen: 7.9-inches (2048 x 1536 pixels resolution);
– Camera: 8-megapixels main-camera, 5-megapixels secondary-camera;
– CPU: Intel Atom Z3580 SoC – 2.3 GHz quad-core;
– RAM – 2 GB;
– Storage: 32 GB;
– Battery: 5300 mAh.

Android 4.4 KitKat update for Nexus tablets it`s available for download

Android 4.4 KitKat update for Nexus tablets it`s available for download

android-4.4-kitkat-logoGoogle starts update its own devices to latest version of OS Android 4.4 KitKat. It’s among Nexus 7 (both version 2012 and 2013, but only Wi-Fi models) and the Nexus 10. Followed by Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 3G.

The new operating system comes with many improvements, so you probably eagerly waiting if you have one of these tablets. You can wait the automatic notification, but you can check also from settings if you can download already. After installation you will immediately notice a better performance of Android 4.4 KitKat.

Not only receiving device Google Android 4.4 sites KitKat. In the next period, several models from Samsung, HTC and Sony and they will be updated with new software.

 

Software update for Galaxy Nexus 7 2013 WiFi edition – JSS15R

Software update for Galaxy Nexus 7 2013 WiFi edition – JSS15R

nexus-7-2013-software-update-septemberLatest rumors show that a small percent of Galaxy Nexus 2 users have received a new update for their tablet. This update is named JSS15R and it`s available only for Wi-Fi tablet according to our source, Android Police.

The size of update, only 8 MB, shows us that it’s a minor update to fix some bugs or errors.

About LTE version, any users not received a software update for their tablet. It’s very possible to have soon an official announcement from Google officials.

Have you received the update yet on your Nexus 7?

 

Top 19 charge times of tablets

ipad-connected-to-macToday I will present you a top 20 of most utilized tablets on the market and the time what you need to wait when the tablet is plugged in to power source until the battery is fully charged. I made some different measurements when I charged these tablets such as:

  • time of charge from 0 to 100% on AC/ USB source;
  • time of charge from 0 to 90% on AC/ USB source.

Recharge time of tablets from 0 to 90 percent on AC

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Recharge time of tablets from 0 to 100 percent on AC

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Recharge time of tablets from 0 to 90 percent on USB

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Recharge time of tablets from 0 to 100 percent on USB

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Note: These tests were made with the screen turned off.

6.3 update for Amazon Kindle Fire now available to install

6.3 update for Amazon Kindle Fire now available to install

Amazon just released a new update for Kindle Fire tablet. The 6.3 update brings more stability, new features and improvments.

  • Users can now share passages from a book using a new “share” option.
  • Book Extras let you character descriptions, glossary terms, and other data without leaving a book.
  • Whispersync will now work with Personal Documents, letting you sync your last read page between devices.
  • Print Replicas of textbooks are now available.
  • There’s a new Reading View in the Amazon Silk web browser which presents everything in a single column view.
  • Movie rental periods now begin when you start watching a video, not when you start downloading it to your device.
  • The Kindle Fire should now reconnect to WiFi more quickly when the screen is turned on.

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iPad 3 to be launched on March 7?

iPad 3 to be launched on March 7?

Apple has started sending invitations to journalists to an event that will take place on March 7. The event subject will be iPad, so it is very likely to see the launch of iPad 2 successor.

Apple still has not disclosed any official information about the future iPad tablet, but this did not prevent rumors. They indicate first Retina Display which is now used only for iPhone devices, follows a dual-core CPU, 5 or 8 megapixels camera, up to 64 GB internal storage and Internet connectivity via Wi-Fi b/g/n, 3G and without LTE.

According to an recent post of 9to5mac team, the prices of iPad 3 will be the same as Pad 2 now. In a previous post I talked about a price cut for iPad 2 with 100$ in the moment when iPad 3 official will emerge.

The iPad 3 is expected to be available in three version of internal storage, with 16, 32 and 64GB.

  • iPad 3 Wi-Fi 16GB – $499
  • iPad 3 Wi-Fi 32GB – $599
  • iPad 3 Wi-Fi 64GB – $699
  • iPad 3 Wi-Fi + 3G AT&T and Verizon 16GB – $629
  • iPad 3 Wi-Fi + 3G AT&T and Verizon 32GB – $729
  • iPad 3 Wi-Fi + 3G AT&T and Verizon 64GB – $829

There are only a few days, so it is best to expect the event to see what Apple has prepared.

Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) was announced: dual-core CPU and Ice Cream Sandwich OS

Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) was announced: dual-core CPU and Ice Cream Sandwich OS

Samsung unveils another Android tablet, the Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0). The tablet is powered by an dual-core CPU and runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) features a 7-inches touchscreen PLS LCD display with 600 x 1024 pixels, 1GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM memory. The Galaxy Tab 2 tablet will be available in three versions of internal storage, with 8, 16 or 32 GB internal storage. This space can be supplemented up to more 64GB via microSD card.

Galaxy Tab 2 has 2 cameras, the back-end camera with 3.15 megapixels capable to record videos at 2048 x 1536 pixels and the front-end camera with VGA resolution. The back-end camera is capable to record videos at full HD resolution with 30fps.

About connectivity, Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) is equipped with fast connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP and Wi-Fi a/b/g/n with DLNA, Wi-Fi direct and Wi-Fi hotspot. The Galaxy Tab 2 has Infrared port.

The dimensions of Galaxy 2 tablet are 193.7 x 122.4 x 10.5 mm and weights only 344 grams. The tablet will be available in 2 color versions, black and white.

About software, Samsung has equipped this tablet with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. Galaxy Tab 2 comes with DivX/Xvid codecs, image/ video editor, QuickOffice HD editor/ viewer, SNS integration and TV Out.

The SAR EU value is only 0.71 W/kg (head).

The Galaxy Tab 2 is expected to be available next month, in march. The price is unknown.

 

Samsung SUR-40 comes with Gorilla Glass and Microsoft Surface 2.0

Samsung SUR-40 comes with Gorilla Glass and Microsoft Surface 2.0

Even if you do not even bring anyone remember that time in November last year when Samsung released the pre-orders for one of the first devices compatible with Microsoft Surface 2.0, now it’s the time to first delivery.

At a price of $8400 or $9049 entire panel assembly in the image, which includes the meals, talk about Samsung SUR40.

Certainly not the most affordable PC with touch screen or tablet cheapest, the best hardware configuration instead comes from the software combined with a fairly well developed by the folks at Microsoft. It is an LCD panel with diagonal FullHD 40″ multitouch display built over AMD system comes with with Windows 7 and Microsoft PixelSense. The latter is a technology developed by engineers at Microsoft to assign a more complex functionality of the hardware created to hands use.

Currently, such a device can be seen in the US National Retail Federation Conference. The good thing is that not even we face a crisis of applications, many developers are rushing to join the first wave of creators of applications compatible with Surface 2.0.

Toshiba unveils Excite X10 – the thinnest tablet (7.7 mm)

Toshiba unveils Excite X10 – the thinnest tablet (7.7 mm)

Toshiba introduced the thinnest tablet at CES. The Excite X10 has only 7.7 mm, it is thinner even than the iPad 2. It remains to see how long they will keep that title, as will many exciting launches at CES and Mobile World Congress 2012.

Excite X10 is lightweight, which is less than 500 grams. Tablet from Toshiba is a premium, with an elegant design and top specifications. Comes with a 10.1 inch screen with resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The processor has 1.2 GHz and 1 GB of RAM memory.

Excite X10 has a 5 megapixels main camera and a 2-megapixels front camera for video calls. The camera can shoot in 720p HD resolution. It can connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi b/g/n, with no SIM card slot, so no HSDPA support. But Tablet has GPS.

The operating system is Android 3.2 Honeycomb, but Toshiba will put Ice Cream Sandwich on all new models later this year. It is worth mentioning that Toshiba does not use its own user interface, leaving it as Android. It is good news for Android fans, especially since some interfaces to use the device unnecessarily slow.

Other features of the tablet are microUSB ports, HDMI Micro, microSD slot and audio jack.

Units will be available for shipping in late February. Pricing for Excite X10 16GB storage is $530 while the 32GB option will be sold for $600. The price is not officially confirmed.