In its continued quest to separate out each app from its operating system master, Google has released Google Camera for Android. Much like Motorola released the Motorola Camera app for Motorola devices last year, Google aims to separate this app in order to make updates easier.
For those of you watching the Google Ara developers conference live feed, today you may have seen a momentary glance at a slide which describes how the devices will be made. Made as in constructed, made with creatively combined elements which make what’s still called a "Project Ara" smartphone today. Here we’re also seeing the first suggestion that Project Ara could make its way into a tablet, as well.
Some interesting document has been surfacing in the legal battle between Samsung and Apple. Both sides have to provide details of their business during the case that outlines how well products are doing in the US market. A document that has surfaced in the trial from Samsung suggests that the company has been misleading investors and analysts on how well its tablets are doing. Apple and Samsung returned to court in February after mediation failed.
It’s almost time for another Microsoft Surface tablet, and that means the tips are flowing inward. This device is ready to take on the likes of the iPad mini, Acer Iconia A1-830, and Tegra Note 7, not to mention the LG G Pad 8.3 or the Galaxy Note 8.0 from Samsung. Will it be able to stand up to the Android and iOS pressure?
Google is updating Android to continuously check phones and tablets for rogue apps, picking out those with malware behavior even if they've managed to squeeze through the initial verification. The new feature, which builds on Android's existing "Verify apps" system that sifts through software at the point of installation to flag up any concerns, will add real-time and ongoing checks.
T-Mobile is offering free 4G data for tablets, allowing subscribers with post-paid phone accounts to add their 4G-enabled slate to their agreement and, for a limited period, get 1GB of data at no cost. Dubbing the announcement - with a little of its by-now-expected hyperbole - "Operation Tablet Freedom", the new promotion follows Wednesday's Simple Starter plan.
New rumors are circulating that have to do with the iPads that Apple is expected to launch this year. The source of these new rumors is analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI and they are based on details that the analyst gleaned from sources in the industry. According to these rumors, Apple will use price adjustments and product refreshes to drive what the analyst terms "modest growth" in its tablet sales in 2014.
Both Android and iOS devices will soon be given a much simpler and prettier way to look at their photos and videos on Dropbox. With a need to expand on the horizon, Dropbox is opting to expand in several fields. In addition to creating Carousel as an app separate from the basic Dropbox cloud storage title, they’re expanding Dropbox Mail for Android and desktop computers as well.
Lenovo has priced and dated its new A-Series Android tablets for their US launch, with a quartet of slates expected to hit American shelves in May. The range - which was first revealed earlier this month - spans the 7-inch TAB A7-40 through to the 10-inch TAB A10, with an 8-inch TAB A8 in-between, and with pricing beginning at $129.