According to a new report, Apple's 2024 iPad line could include a major upgrade in the form of a Samsung OLED display, bringing the device's display on par with the smaller iPhone.
Smartphones today, at least the high-end ones, are powerful enough to be our desktops. Some manufacturers like Samsung, Motorola, and Huawei have even taken that literally with their own systems for turning their smartphones into desktops. Strangely enough, these companies didn't try building a hardware and software ecosystem around these features, which could have made it easier for users to actually embrace the hybrid lifestyle and workflow. Fortunately, that also leaves the market open for other players like Nex Computer, which is announcing two new ways to be productive with your phone.
TCL has just announced the release of several new educational tools, including a range of tablets as well as the company's new Windows-based laptop. TCL products are directed at learners of all ages and are meant as an affordable gateway to education. The new products are set to release throughout the year.
All things considered, 2021 was a pretty miserable year in general. The COVID-19 pandemic carried on throughout the year, making things like smartphones, GPUs, and game consoles difficult to find, thanks to global shortages. Beyond that, the fact that the pandemic persists is undoubtedly wearing on many emotionally and mentally, making for a crummy year overall. Despite that, 2021 managed to deliver some great tech, from smartphones to tablets and even earbuds. Here's the technology that made 2021 a year to remember against all odds.
Many people use smartphones and tablets as their primary devices, meaning they often contain apps with sensitive data. These can include, for example, banking and investment apps, photo apps with private galleries, and more. Locking apps is a good way to keep others from accessing this content when you let them use your devices, but the exact process depends on which devices you have.
Last-minute shopping is upon us and, right on time, Lenovo has finally made its 2021 premium Android tablet available in new markets, including the US. Going beyond specs and features, the Lenovo Tab P12 Pro might be a worthwhile gift for someone knee-deep in Android app development. Why? Because the model has the distinction as being the first -- and so far only -- device outside of the Pixel with official Android 12L development support.
It seems Samsung will focus heavily on its Ultra models next year, at least if leaks for both the Galaxy S22 Ultra (aka, the Galaxy S22 Note) and the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra are accurate. Some might find the latter device a bit more interesting, again based on those same leaks, because of the big changes it'll allegedly pack. The gigantic tablet might not just be a larger variant and instead will, according to tipsters, bring some new software features to Samsung's tablet line.
Samsung has officially launched what it says is the most powerful and "streamlined" Android tablet in its Tab A Series product line, the Galaxy Tab A8. This new slate offers the right mix of features for work and play, making it a great option for augmenting one's workflow, attending classes online, playing games, and other everyday tasks.
Today Google released the latest version of Android with Android 12L Beta 1, made ready for all intrepid Android-running smart device users to see the future. This is not the first time we've seen this software, but it is the first time we've seen the software available in the Android Beta program for just about anyone who'll give it a shot. This version of the software can be found on the Android Beta website and through Google's developer portal.
Google made a rather unexpected but definitely welcomed announcement in late October that puts a better focus on Android running on large screens, which included not just tablets but also everyone's favorite foldables. Of course, the easiest devices to target with Android 12L are tablets, so it's probably no surprise that a tablet is also the first to get the special spin's first developer preview. As announced back then, the Lenovo Tab P12 Pro is getting that preferential treatment, but its availability almost makes it pretty pointless for many developers.
In late October, Verizon announced the TCL TAB Pro 5G, an Android tablet that supports the carrier's 5G network. The tablet, as expected since the initial announcement, is based around compromise: it gives consumers 5G support at a relatively low price, but hits that lower price point by trimming some features that may ultimately make the tablet less appealing to consumers.