ASUS plans to release a tablet hybrid next month running Intel's Atom Bay Trail processors, the ASUS Transformer Book T100 loaded with Windows 8.1. Earlier today, Intel revealed its plans for the Bay Trail processors, saying they were aiming them at Windows 8 and Android tablets and other similar devices.
The latest iteration of the Nexus 7 tablet went up for sale in July, and a couple weeks later we saw hints that the LTE version of the tablet would be arriving soon. Now the availability of the Nexus 7 with 4G LTE from the Google Play Store has been announced, as well as its upcoming availability in T-Mobile stores.
The LTE version of the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 -- similar to the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 we reviewed in July -- is now available from AT&T, bringing with it support for LTE networks, a 7-inch display, and a dual-core processor. Both two-year-contract and AT&T Next pricing options are being offered, with the latter allowing subscribers to spread the cost of the device across 20 months.
First introduced in the middle of last month, Wacom has shown off its Intuos Creative Stylus for the iPad, a pen offering that aims to make drawing on the Apple slate feel more authentic and variable. The stylus is being offered in black and a blue/black design and is supported by a variety of known art apps, among them being Wacom's own Bamboo Paper.
PayPal has rolled out a major update for both its Android and its iOS apps, bringing with the latest version a newly redesigned interface and some new features. Though multiple notable features have been added, perhaps the most important among them for users is the inclusion of "Shop," a tabbed section that details restaurants and stores that accept payments from the online service.
We've known for a while that Microsoft is working on a successor to its Surface Pro tablet, something that will hopefully better meet consumers' expectations after the company experienced less than anticipated enthusiasm for its Windows 8 tablet. Details on the tablet have surfaced, among them being a Haswell processor, more memory, and an improved kickstand.
ASUS has taken the wraps off its new Transformer Pad TF701T, a 10.1-inch Android slate that is very similar to the Transformer Pad Infinity we saw at the beginning of June. With the TF701T model comes an NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor and a high-resolution IPS display, as well as a metal chassis and SonicMaster audio technology.
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.
Android's Senior Vice President Sundar Pichai has tossed out a couple of announcements about Google's mobile operating system today, first bringing quite a bit of surprise with the revelation that Android 4.4 will be named Android KitKat after the same-name candy bar. He also revealed that Android has reached a new milestone, with over 1 billion activations to date.