android tablets

Google Now on Tap offers up new Translate card, Discover button

Google Now on Tap offers up new Translate card, Discover button

Google Translate has long been a handy tool for those who need a quick translation job and don't mind if it's a little rough around the edges. Today, Translate got even better on Android phones, with Google adding a "translate this page" card to Now on Tap. Now, when users are presented with a page in a language they don't understand, they only need to hold the home button on their phone and hit the translate card to have the page converted into a words they can actually read.

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Viking Horde malware uses Google Play Store to infect Android devices

Viking Horde malware uses Google Play Store to infect Android devices

Android owners might want to be extra cautious about the apps they download, for a little while. There's a new piece of malware in the wild, and it's turning phones and tablets alike into a part of a large botnet. The worst part about the new Viking Horde malware is that it appears to be coming from a number of apps available on the Google Play store.

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Google Pixel C Review

Google Pixel C Review

Google shows a deft touch for hardware at times, and the Pixel C is one of those occasions. It's a clear cousin to the Chromebook Pixel, with a squared-off anodized aluminum casing and Gorilla Glass protected display. The refreshing absence of logos is presumably considered acceptable because of the color-changing LED light bar on the rear, which can show both the Google hues as well - when the tablet is tapped - as battery status.

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Lenovo Tab 2 A10, A8 hands-on; mid-range and loving it

Lenovo Tab 2 A10, A8 hands-on; mid-range and loving it

At MWC, Lenovo has unveiled some new tablets for Android fans, and we think you’re going to like these. The Lenovo Tab 2 A10 and A8 offer quite a bit, but don’t ask a lot. With sub-$200 pricing, these aren’t flagship tablets. They definitely don’t disappoint, though. Lenovo is also good to provide large batteries in their tablets, so these two are both affordable and long lasting. Both will sport Android 5.0, and will be available starting in June of this year.

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Dell Venue 8 7000 review; premium hardware, work-in-progress software

Dell Venue 8 7000 review; premium hardware, work-in-progress software

Dell is on the comeback trail. Quietly, the company that used to make PCs that would make you groan with disdain has been releasing a series of pretty stellar products. After releasing a MacBook challenger last year, the company made an impressive showing at CES this year. Part of the excitement surrounded the Dell Venue 8 7000 tablet, which is as gorgeous an Android slate as you’ll ever lay eyes on. With an interesting camera under the hood, we took the Venue to task in order to find out if Dell was really back.

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HTC Nexus 9 now said to be announced October 16

HTC Nexus 9 now said to be announced October 16

Google’s Nexus 10 languished in the doldrums since release. Never really catching on in a big way, Google focussed their efforts on the Nexus 7. As it becomes clear Google is focussing their efforts on a larger tablet once again, news emerges about just when we might be able to officially get our hands on it.

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Kobo Arc, the reading centric tablet lineup, hands-on

Kobo Arc, the reading centric tablet lineup, hands-on

If you’re a digital reader, Kobo has a lineup of tablets you should probably take a look at. Their 7 and 10-inch devices are centric to reading, but also keep the Android fun you might like to have with your tablet. The tablets all have Play Store compatibility, so you can download any app you like. We got an up close and personal look with the two devices here at Showstoppers.

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Google disables translucent bars in Nexus 10 KitKat source code

Google disables translucent bars in Nexus 10 KitKat source code

Google's Nexus 10 tablet will not get translucent navigation and notification bars with the Android 4.4.1 KitKat update, which lets the wallpaper go full-screen from top to bottom as it does in the Nexus 5. Developers can activate the bars with a one-step code tweak, but it will not be the default. The lack of translucent decor may also indicate a bit more pervasive and subtle problem with the device.

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IDC tablet shipment numbers show high growth for all but Apple

IDC tablet shipment numbers show high growth for all but Apple

IDC has released its third-quarter numbers on the tablet industry, and in them we see good news for four of the top five tablet vendors, with all but Apple seeing growth -- in a couple cases, substantial growth -- year-on-year. For Samsung in particular, the market share numbers compared to the same quarter last year rose by 8-percent, taking the Korean company above the 20-percent mark.

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Archos Platinum tablets unveiled with A9 quad-core processors and IPS displays

Archos Platinum tablets unveiled with A9 quad-core processors and IPS displays

Archos has taken the wraps off a trio of new tablets, the Archos 97b Platinum HD, 101 Platinum, and 80b Platinum. All three tablets are equipped with A9 1.6GHz quad-core processors, 2GB of RAM, and IPS displays. All three are currently slated to hit shelves this month, though a specific date and price tags haven't been provided yet.

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ASUS MeMO Pad 8 and 10 tablets introduced with IPS displays and enhanced audio

ASUS MeMO Pad 8 and 10 tablets introduced with IPS displays and enhanced audio

ASUS has announced the new MeMO Pad 8 and MeMO Pad 10 tablets, two mid-range Android slates equipped with IPS displays, enhanced audio technology, and quad-core processors under the hood. Both tablets were introduced at the IFA 2013 event today, and though release dates and pricing haven't been pegged yet, we've got all the details for you after the break.

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Nexus 7 2 pre-orders land at Best Buy ahead of today’s event [UPDATE]

Nexus 7 2 pre-orders land at Best Buy ahead of today’s event [UPDATE]

If you haven't already heard, Google is hosting an event later today that is said to see the official unveiling of Google's next-generation Nexus 7. However, Best Buy seems to have jumped the gun a bit and have put the tablet up for pre-order on their website, with both the 16GB and 32GB models available.

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