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Archos unveils new Platinum line of tablets with high-res display and quad-core CPU

Archos unveils new Platinum line of tablets with high-res display and quad-core CPU

Archos may not be a main competitor in the tablet marketplace, but they're doing whatever they can to become more relevant. Case in point: the company just outed three new tablets, all of which come with Retina-quality, high-resolution IPS displays and quad-core processors. The tablets come in 8-inch, 9.7-inch, and 11.6-inch flavors.

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Wikipad lives: 7-inch gaming tablet arriving this spring for $249

Wikipad lives: 7-inch gaming tablet arriving this spring for $249

Back in October, the Wikipad was hit with a delay on the day that it was supposed to be released. Since then, we haven't heard much about it, and the company was even a no-show at CES, despite have booth space during ShowStoppers. However, the tablet is officially back in a 7-inch form factor, which will be releasing sometime this spring for $249.

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ZTE unveils V81 tablet with Jelly Bean and 8-inch display

ZTE unveils V81 tablet with Jelly Bean and 8-inch display

ZTE is moving on up in the world. Just recently, they snuck their way into the top 5 list of smartphone manufacturers during Q4 2012, and now the company is looking to take on the iPad mini with its own Android-based tablet. Today, the company unveiled the V81, an 8-inch 4:3 display running Jelly Bean.

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Google News now optimized for tablets

Google News now optimized for tablets

Google has announced that Google News has been optimized for tablet devices, such as the Nexus 7 and the iPad. When accessed from a tablet, Google News shows an updated design, which isn't terribly different than what you see when accessing the website from a desktop browser. With the update comes a few features that makes tablet browsing easier.

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Nexus 10 receives CyanogenMod 10.1 nightlies

Nexus 10 receives CyanogenMod 10.1 nightlies

If you just bought one of those fancy new Nexus 10 tablets and are looking to get just a little more out of the device, CyanogenMod 10.1 nightly builds are ready for download, right on the heels of the same nightly builds for the Nexus 4, which came out a few days ago. If you're wanting to get into some high-resolution hacking, now is your first chance.

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Android 4.2’s security system features real-time app scanning

Android 4.2’s security system features real-time app scanning

Google's Android 4.2 mobile operating system offers a variety of new features, one of which is a security system. This comes in light of reports about malware targeting smartphones, with Android malware levels tripling in Q2 of this year. The Android 4.2 security system is integrated into the mobile OS, and is always on the lookout for problems.

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Google aiming for more Android tablet apps

Google aiming for more Android tablet apps

Yesterday Google announced the Nexus 10 tablet, proving that the company is serious about moving further into the tablet market. They also announced an updated version to the Nexus 7 that now comes with 32GB of storage and 3G capabilities. With the company's obvious dedication to tablets, it's no surprise that Google wants more Android tablet apps in its Google Play store.

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DMCA exemption makes jailbreaking smartphones legal, but not tablets

DMCA exemption makes jailbreaking smartphones legal, but not tablets

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act was passed in 1998, well before issues like jailbreaking arose. As part of the DMCA, exemptions can be passed as necessary, the latest round of which were announced earlier today. Included in the exemptions is the permissibility of jailbreaking smartphones, but not tablets.

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IC3 warns Android users about malicious malware

IC3 warns Android users about malicious malware

Friday, the Internet Crime Complaint Center, more commonly known as IC3, released a warning concerning mobile malware. This warning comes in response to the growing number of malware that targets Android, potentially leaving users' data and devices vulnerable. Following the warning is a series of safety tips aimed at helping consumers keep their mobile devices malware-free.

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iOS and Android tablet usage level, reveals study

iOS and Android tablet usage level, reveals study

The Online Publishers Association (OPA) has released a new study examining the attitudes of today's tablet users. This latest report is the second year in which OPA has done this study and reveals a surge in tablet usage as well as some interesting trends. To be noted is that the number of people that own iPads versus Android tablets has actually evened out from 72 percent versus 32 percent last year to 52 percent versus 51 percent this year thanks to the popularity of the Kindle Fire.

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IDC forecasts strong iPad growth at expense of Android

IDC forecasts strong iPad growth at expense of Android

According to new data from research firm IDC, it doesn't look like Android tablets will ever catch up to the iPad, at least not through 2016. IDC expects strong growth in the demand of tablets and has raised its forecast for the global tablet market to 107.4 million units this year, up from the previous forecast of 106.1 million units. However, Android's market share is expected to decline from 38.8 percent in 2011 to 36.5 percent in 2012.

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Microsoft rumored to launch Office on iPad in November

Microsoft rumored to launch Office on iPad in November

Microsoft will reportedly be launching its full Office suite on iPads and Android tablets this November. There have been attempts by third-parties such as OnLive and CloudOn to bring the popular productivity suite to tablets, but now Microsoft may officially release the suite itself, especially since it is expected to launch the more tablet-friendly Metro-styled Office with Windows 8 in October.

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