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Here’s how Android tablets can survive 2017 and beyond

Here’s how Android tablets can survive 2017 and beyond

Smartwatches seem to be the new poster boy for "device categories that miserably failed" this year. But long before that, prophets of gloom and doom have long been circling around tablets like vultures waiting for a critter to expire. Especially when it comes to Android tablets.

With perhaps the sole exception of the Lenovo Yoga Book, this year hasn't seen any significant movement in the Android tablet front, whether it be from major manufacturers or even the Android community at large. But as the success of the Microsoft Surface Pro and Apple iPad Pro showed, there is still a market for tablets, even expensive ones. Fortunately, the Android platform can still catch up, and most of the solutions can even be done through software only, though it will definitely take some guts from OEMs to make it happen.

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12 tips to make the most out of Surface Pro 4

12 tips to make the most out of Surface Pro 4

If you are anything of a tech lover, chances are, you got a new toy this season. Or maybe you're still planning on buying one while deals are still hot. And maybe, just maybe, you've got your eyes, and heart, set on Microsoft's not so latest but still current Surface Pro 4 "tablet that can replace your laptop". Whether you're already holding one in your hands or have booked an appointment with Microsoft Store, there are a few things you'd want to immediately do to start on the right foot with your new work, creativity, and entertainment partner.

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Christmas gift warning: Barnes & Noble NOOK has malware

Christmas gift warning: Barnes & Noble NOOK has malware

Malware by the name of ADUPS has been discovered this week that the most recent version of the Barnes & Noble NOOK tablet. This is a device available for sale from Barnes & Noble currently, and the device works with ADUPS inside when first taken out of its box. Whatever you do, gift receiver on the eve or morn of your favorite holiday, do not connect that NOOK to the internet and start signing in to accounts - hold off!

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LG G Pad III 10.1 FHD LTE takes a cue from a Lenovo Yoga

LG G Pad III 10.1 FHD LTE takes a cue from a Lenovo Yoga

There’s a scarcity of notable Android tablets this year, save for the curious but eccentric Lenovo Yoga Book. LG seems to not want to end the year without a new slate, so it’s coming out with perhaps the last member of its G Pad III tablet series. In doing so, it has taken a page out of Lenovo’s Yoga design book, but not in the same vein as the Yoga Book. Instead, the new LG G Pad III 10.1 Full HD LTE comes with a kickstand of its own, but not exactly as multi-talented as a Lenovo Yoga tablet either.

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Chrome OS version of Lenovo Yoga Book coming next year

Chrome OS version of Lenovo Yoga Book coming next year

Released earlier this year, Lenovo's new Yoga Book is an interesting take on the 2-in-1 tablet form factor. The device drops a traditional physical keyboard for a touch surface that can be used for both typing and stylus input, and it comes in both Android and Windows models. But now the Yoga Book is about to get a lot more appealing, especially for those users who prefer Chrome OS.

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Microsoft Surface: what Redmond finally got right

Microsoft Surface: what Redmond finally got right

Microsoft, unsurprisingly, made a rather bold boast this week. It attributed the strong sales of its Surface devices to a growing dissatisfaction among MacBook Pro users. While many will definitely call BS on that, it's futile to deny facts. The Surface Pro tablets and the Surface Book laptop has done quite well. An achievement for a company that has traditionally sucked at devices (save for the Xbox). That success is definitely surprising and unexpected, which makes us ask, "how the hell did Microsoft pull it off?"

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reMarkable e-paper tablet is a doodler’s dream come true

reMarkable e-paper tablet is a doodler’s dream come true

We live in a somewhat schizophrenic digital age. On the one hand, the pull of the paperless workplace or classroom is irresistible. On the other hand, the psychological and practical benefits of writing with pen and paper are hard to dispute. For years, modern users have been torn between this digital and analogue dichotomy. The answer, however, might be upon us, if reMarkable is to believed. Putting out digital device of the same name, the reMarkable tablet is, in a nutshell, an e-ink reader you can write on. And it is as conflicted as the problem it tries to solve.

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New Amazon Echo may look a lot like the iMac G4

New Amazon Echo may look a lot like the iMac G4

Amazon's next Echo will have Alexa speaking on the kitchen counter - so says rumors which paint this as a higher-end device. This next Amazon device would fit in with the rest of the Echo-branded smart home assistant products. It would have a display that would allow interaction not unlike a tablet, but the display is able to tilt up for a standing user.

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New iPad leaked in Taiwan

New iPad leaked in Taiwan

Apple's next new iPad is tipped to come with a body that's similar to today's 9.7-inch iPad Pro, with less bezel. This means that a larger display will be able to fit in a space that's the same as current-era iPads. As such, the same cases and docks MAY be able to fit, but a slightly thicker body could ruin that bit before it happens.

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Lenovo Miix 520 leaked, still looks like a Surface tablet

Lenovo Miix 520 leaked, still looks like a Surface tablet

Microsoft’s Surface line of tablets definitely inspired not a few of its hardware partners to follow its trail, not just in concept but, in some cases, even in design. WinFuture has just gotten word of such a 2-in-1 tablet coming from Lenovo, said to be the Miix 520. If that looks familiar, aside from a Surface Pro deja vu, of course, you might have caught a glimpse of the Lenovo Miix 510 unveiled not long ago. You wouldn’t be off the mark, as this Miix 520 is practically a refresh, with beefier specs and presumably higher price tag.

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Eve V 2-in-1 tries to beat the Surface Pro at its own game

Eve V 2-in-1 tries to beat the Surface Pro at its own game

It’s hard to deny the effect that Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablets have had on the computing landscape. Despite a rocky start, the “tablet that can replace your laptop” has created a new category that now everyone is trying to emulate or compete with, including, to some extent, Apple. There is, however, always room for something better, which is what Finnish startup Eve Tech is proposing with the Eve V. And, unlike Microsoft, the Eve V was designed right from the start with consumers on the co-pilot seat.

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Huawei MediaPad M3, other tablets finally come to the US

Huawei MediaPad M3, other tablets finally come to the US

Slowly but surely, Huawei is bringing its brand to the US, and not just through its honor sub-brand. It has had a few of its phones, including the Nexus 6P, sold in this major market, but its tablets are nowhere to be seen. That changes this month, however, as the Chinese manufacture brings not one, not even two, but three of its Android tablets to the country, with the MediaPad M3, T1 7.0 and T1 10.0 coming this week. And it doesn’t end there, as Huawei is also bringing the MediaPad M2 in December, with a rather perplexing proposition.

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