Google’s Chromecast now has the ability to mirror your smartphone or tablet’s display instantly. First announced earlier this year at Google I/O 2014, Screen Mirroring will allow you to show whatever you’ve got on your small device on the screen of your television.
While we’ve heard rumors of the Verizon Xperia Z2 coming soon, it would appear that the company is bringing their tablet from this lineup instead. We first saw the Xperia Z2 Tablet earlier this year at MWC 2014, where we were impressed by its ability to remain relevant in the face of the still-dominant iPad.
LG is once again trying to leave a mark in the Android tablet scene by announcing the global availability of its largest tablet yet, the LG G Pad 10.1. Though the company bills this to be the perfect device for on-the-go media consumption, it sports an odd mixture of mediocre specs and interesting features that could leave you on the fence about this relatively late newcomer.
With the next SHIELD, NVIDIA may well detach the screen from the controller to bring forth a new, highest-end Android tablet to market. Word from the GCF suggests that the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet is what’s up next on NVIDIA’s plate for self-made hardware, and it likely fits in well with the controller-shaped device we saw in FCC listings earlier this year.
The latest in Galaxy Tab technology comes from Samsung to T-Mobile this summer in the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0. This device was first introduced in April of this year and hit Verizon this June. This version of the Tab will include T-Mobile apps and connectivity with T-Mobile’s 4G LTE.
The stars might be aligning and a new NVIDIA SHIELD device might soon be revealed, but this could be a rather strange beast. Based on a recent certification entry from the Global Certification Forume (GCF) and a recent sighting on NVIDIA's own website, the chipmaker's next SHIELD gaming machine won't be a handheld like before but will be a mid-sized Android tablet instead.
Lenovo is back with another Windows tablet similar to its ThinkPad 8, the aptly-named ThinkPad 10. With this tablet comes a QuickShot cover and screen just as beautiful as its smaller sibling, as well as a couple docking stations, one with and one without a keyboard. To see how the slate and its accessories hold up in everyday usage, read our full SlashGear review.
This week the folks at Google responsible for sending binaries for Android to Nexus devices have done so for five devices, showing the Android L spread for the near future. When a binary is sent out across a range of devices like is has been today, it means that the same - or a very similar - build will be send to the collection. Android L is out as a Developer Preview for the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 7 (2013), and this week it’s been confirmed (not released, just confirmed) for the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (2012), and Nexus 10.
It might not have the immediate impact of Android L or Android Wear, but Project Tango is certainly nearing graduation point with the news today that LG is working with Google to release a consumer device sometime next year. Explaining exactly why someone might want a 3D mapping phone or tablet isn't quite as straightforward as a smartwatch, though, and so Google has been pulling together partners to show off what Tango and the NVIDIA-powered developer tablet can do, including a more grown-up version of the "Cardboard" virtual reality headset that proved the surprise hit of I/O 2014.
This afternoon the Android L Developer Preview has been made available to the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 7 Wi-fi (version 2, released in 2013). This system is meant to be downloaded and used by developers specifically, but anyone can have a peek if they do so desire.