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Nougat for SHIELD Tablet continue’s NVIDIA legacy of long-term support

Nougat for SHIELD Tablet continue’s NVIDIA legacy of long-term support

This week the folks at NVIDIA have announced their intention to deliver the newest in Android Nougat features to their own NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet. This is another example of NVIDIA providing support for devices well beyond the efforts of their other Android-based competition. This makes the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet, again in my mind, one of the most excellent and - certainly for Android - the best tablets in the world today.

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Samsung Galaxy TabPro S2 could be a mixed bag

Samsung Galaxy TabPro S2 could be a mixed bag

It seems that Samsung's theme for MWC this year will be tablets, though it will most likely insert a reference or two to the Galaxy S8. In addition to the Galaxy Tab S2, which is poised to be one of the most high-end Android tablets this half of the year, Samsung is also expected to unveil the Galaxy TabPro S2, the successor to its new Windows 10 tablet line. But while the first model last year impressed with its specs and design, this year's tablet might earn mixed reactions to its mixed specs.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 could support the S Pen stylus

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 could support the S Pen stylus

With the Galaxy S8 out of the running for MWC 2017's best mobile device, save for a rumored minute-long teaser video, it seems that Samsung will be throwing everything except the kitchen sink on the Galaxy Tab S3 tablet instead. In addition to some of the best specs to come to tablets, the Galaxy Tab S3 is now also tipped to be compatible with the company's Wacom-powered S Pen stylus, making it a direct rival of Apple's iPad Pro tablets and raising questions about Samsung's own Galaxy Note line.

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Lenovo Yoga A12 kicks off budget-friendly A Series tablets

Lenovo Yoga A12 kicks off budget-friendly A Series tablets

Lenovo has introduced a new budget-friendly line of tablets to its existing Yoga lineup, the A Series, and it is kicking off that lineup with the new Yoga A12. The new tablet isn’t unlike previous Yoga offerings, being wonderfully thin at only 5.4mm at its thinnest point, and featuring the unique Halo keyboard. Unlike some other Yoga models, though, the A12 will fit the budgets of most buyers with a price starting at $299 USD.

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Apple iPad remains king of tablets despite market decline

Apple iPad remains king of tablets despite market decline

Despite being nearly a decade in existence, if you consider the very first iPad as your starting point, tablets continue to have a rocky existence in the market. While not as unstable as wearables, tablet sales have continued to decline over the years after a golden age early in its life. The latest figures coming from market analysis experts IDC and Strategy Analytics aren’t exactly encouraging. But despite the odds Apple retains its spot as the top dog in the now shrinking tablet market.

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B&N Nook 7 charger officially recalled: here’s how to get a replacement

B&N Nook 7 charger officially recalled: here’s how to get a replacement

Last month, reports surfaced from alleged Barnes & Noble employees who claimed they had been instructed to pull the new 7-inch Nook ereader off shelves. The issue was said to involve faulty chargers included with the tablets, but employees weren't instructed to inform customers, and there wasn't any public recall at the time. That has changed, with Barnes & Noble officially announcing a recall program to get users new chargers.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 hinted in MWC 2017 invite

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 hinted in MWC 2017 invite

Samsung might not be unveiling the Galaxy S8 at MWC in a few weeks, but that doesn’t mean it will be leaving fans of its mobile devices orphaned. The absence of a high-end smartphone is, perhaps, the perfect chance to unveil a high-end tablet instead. And that, indeed, seems to be the case with Samsung’s MWC 2017 press event, which, based on the invitation that just went out, will be focused on a tablet. Said tablet is most likely the Galaxy Tab S3 that just recently made its way through the FCC.

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Apple device Activation Lock Status tool suddenly vanishes

Apple device Activation Lock Status tool suddenly vanishes

A few years back, the rate of iPhone thefts have been so high that authorities have jokingly called the incidents “Apple picking”. Since then, measures have been put in place both to deter the theft and resale of stolen iPhones and iPads as well as to arm buyers with some knowledge about potential purchases. One such measure was the “Check Activation Lock Status” web page that allowed users to check if a device is still currently linked to an Apple account. “Was”, because over the weekend, Apple has mysteriously pulled down the tool and any reference to it but has offered no explanation why.

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Apple’s 3 new iPads not coming until second half of 2017

Apple’s 3 new iPads not coming until second half of 2017

If you’ve been holding out for a new Apple tablet, you might have to wait a bit longer or, depending on your particular proclivities, just suck it up and buy one already. That’s because, according to sources, Apple’s new iPads aren’t scheduled to be even announced until later this year. And even then, what it has in the works might not exactly be to everyone’s liking, with Apple shuffling its tablets around to accommodate a totally new size model.

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NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1 to get Android Nougat really soon

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1 to get Android Nougat really soon

Despite having mostly abandoned the “consumer” Android market, a.k.a. smartphones, NVIDIA has always prided itself as being a good Android citizen for the devices that it does carry. That usually translates to fast updates that would, and should, put other OEMs to shame. It went even further and will make the same features on the new NVIDIA SHIELD available on the old NVIDIA SHIELD. Now it seems it might also be doing good by its tablet users, somewhat. According to a Google+ response from NVIDIA, the more recent SHIELD Tablet K1 will be getting its Android 7.0 Nougat update in a few weeks’ time.

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NOOK Tablet 7″ pulled from shelves over faulty chargers

NOOK Tablet 7″ pulled from shelves over faulty chargers

Barnes and Noble can’t win, it seems. The company’s troubled ereader devices received a needed and surprising refresh with the NOOK Tablet 7, a 7-inch tablet with a $50 price tag unveiled just a few months ago. Unfortunately, news surfaced shortly after launch that the tablets had a malware issue. Now the company is pulling the product off shelves entirely, but for a different reason: it seems there’s an issue with the device chargers.

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New iPad Pro cover could expand its abilities and battery life

New iPad Pro cover could expand its abilities and battery life

This week we're having a peek at a set of official drawings of an accessory for the iPad from Apple. These drawings were made in pursuit of a patent related to the device. In these drawings, the iPad is given the power to show notifications in several ways, the lot of which are displayed on the iPad's smart cover in low-power lights.

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