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Ubuntu Touch phones set for 2015 while TV still in the works

Ubuntu Touch phones set for 2015 while TV still in the works

For users that've tried the Ubuntu Touch experience in smartphones and tablets over the past several weeks or months, you know good and well that it's nearly ready for mainstream users - but not quite. As it were, Canonical community manager Jono Bacon spoke up on the situation this week, suggesting that they'll not be ready to deliver any devices before 2015. As for the Ubuntu Edge we saw last year - that's no longer a device that'll be produced at all.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite specifications bring up the low-end

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite specifications bring up the low-end

There’s a wave rolling in with the smartphone and tablet environments concurrently, one that brings low-cost specifications to the public alongside strong enough builds to maintain the status quo. In this case, that means that Samsung’s low-cost Galaxy Tab 3 Lite will cost very little, but will be strong enough to do the basics, at least. What we’re seeing today is a user manual from Samsung that lets the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite free for the seeing.

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Chitika data shows Samsung Galaxy S dominance with 7, 10.1-inch tablets

Chitika data shows Samsung Galaxy S dominance with 7, 10.1-inch tablets

The folks behind the network known as Chitika, generally known for their advertising network, has shown data detailing the breakdown of Samsung mobile devices during the month of December, 2013. The study seeks online ad-impressions across all Android devices, breaking down smartphone and tablet data, then by devices, showing here what they suggest is “the largest single Android manufacturer traffic source”, suggesting also that Samsung’s tablet share in the United States in web usage trails behind Apple’s iPad and all tablet devices (combined, as a brand) made by Amazon.

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NVIDIA Tegra K1 out-performs Intel Haswell in early benchmarks

NVIDIA Tegra K1 out-performs Intel Haswell in early benchmarks

This week a number of early benchmark tests are appearing with clues as to the true (artificial benchmark) performance of the NVIDIA Tegra K1. This processor was introduced last week at CES 2014 with promise that it wasn't just a successor to the NVIDIA Tegra 4, it was a whole new skewed line of SoC, one capable of out-doing even last generation's biggest and best gaming consoles, like the PS3 and the Xbox 360. Now we're seeing some results that suggest the Tegra K1 works better than Apple's A7 chip and the NVIDIA Snapdragon 800 as well.

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Lenovo’s ThinkPad 8, hands-on with the ‘full PC’ in tablet form

Lenovo’s ThinkPad 8, hands-on with the ‘full PC’ in tablet form

Lenovo ThinkPad 8 is an 8.3-inch Windows tablet, which is touted as a “full PC in the Palm of your hands”. That’s a bold statement, and we’ve seen Windows tablets before that couldn’t hold up under the pressure. As Microsoft tries to find a true cross-reference OS, Lenovo tries to bring some true power to back it up. In Las Vegas at CES 2014, we got the chance for a quick hands-on with the new Windows tablet.

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