Android tablets have been around for years but, unlike the iPad, their existence is hampered by the lack of support from developers. Even though Google has released their own tablets, there aren’t that many Android apps that are truly optimized for big displays. While the popularity of tablets is falling, there are still good uses for it.
It was exactly a year ago when I reviewed the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S, and while it was a complete Windows system inside a slim tablet, there were three drawbacks: no bundled stylus pen, overreliance on the keyboard case, and lack of ports. The newer, upgraded Galaxy Book — yes, the naming scheme changed once again — fixes one of those issues.
We’ve had our fun coming up with wacky names for Android O, and we even asked popular YouTubers what they think the next version of Android will be called. Now, in a surprising twist, Google is hinting at an unusual moniker that’s not a sweet dessert.
The latest version of Android’s platform, Nougat, is on less than three percent of all Android devices despite being available since last August. And yet, this isn’t stopping Google from launching the follow-up in a few months.
Samsung is saving its big gun of early 2017 for a later event, but it still managed to announce a flagship tablet at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain — the Galaxy Tab S3.
Now that the Galaxy Note 7 crisis is behind us, and with Samsung Executives promising the Note line will live on, fans can now begin imagining what Samsung’s next stylus-toting smartphone will be like.
Obviously, we expect it to be called the Note 8 — but did you know that there’s already been a Note 8?
Android Nougat has finally eclipsed Android Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich in market share, but that’s not something to brag about.
The dream of a Windows 10 smartphone running desktop apps is apparently alive and well. And perhaps next year, it might arrive at a store near you.
Size is a big deal in the world of mobile processors, where smaller nodes translate to all kinds of performance gains. And when it comes to shrinking processors handily, Qualcomm is at the top of the list.
Based on a report made by market data provider Strategy Analytics, Android’s market share is steadily going up for its smartphones, while Apple’s iOS handsets are slumping. The other operating systems are nowhere to be found.
There’s a plot twist in Nokia’s ongoing saga: The mysterious D1C Android device we’ve been stalking for the past few weeks might turn out to be a 13.8-inch tablet, and not a smartphone as previously assumed.
As soon as you read the name, you’d automatically think the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S is one those sleek Android tablets you’ve seen in the news. That’s only half right, because this Galaxy is a full-fledged Windows 10 convertible through and through.
We’re not used to seeing so many hardware announcements from Google at once, which made the major event earlier today all the more special. It’s not going to be something we’ll fondly remember eight years from now (ahem, Google Senior VP), there were several needle-moving products unveiled. Let’s see which ones are hot, and which are not.
Here’s some news that’s sure to spark the Android versus iOS debate. According to research done by Apteligent, Android 7.0 Nougat is much more likely to experience network problems as compared to iOS 10. On top of that, Nougat is even more unstable than Android 6.0 Marshmallow and older versions.
So iOS 10 is out. And while we do think Apple’s “biggest release ever” is great and works as advertised on newer devices, the software update might not be to your liking, or it simply doesn’t run well on your iPhone or iPad. Which leaves you with one option: downgrade to the previous version of iOS.
It’s been nearly two weeks since we installed the final build of Android 7.0 Nougat on our Nexus 6P, and while we’ve been enjoying every new feature, there’s one that really stands out. No, it’s not the upgraded multitasking button or extra set of emojis, but the hidden cat-collecting game called Android Neko.
Whenever we hear the words Samsung and Galaxy put together, Android tablets and smartphones instantly come to mind. That’s why it’s so strange to see the Galaxy label plastered on a Windows tablet when talking about the Galaxy TabPro S. And yet, it’s only when you begin using this convertible that you realize how similar it behaves to an Android tablet.
It’s been nearly two months since Google officially named the seventh version of its Android operating system, and we’re now seeing Nexus devices receiving Android 7.0 Nougat through direct, over-the-air downloads. It’s a given that this is the most mature and jam-packed iteration of any Google-powered OS to date, but how far has it come along?
Android 7.0 Nougat is rolling out to eligible devices via an over-the-air update as we speak. Nexus and Android One phones and tablets, namely the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C, and the General Mobile Android 4G, Google’s first Android One device for Europe, are getting the first bite off Nougat.
Own a Nexus device? You may be in for a nice surprise today. Android 7.0 Nougat, the latest — and sweetest — version of Google’s mobile operating system, has started rolling out to Nexus devices, so you should be able to install the over-the-air software update on the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 6, among others.
Back in June, Apple held its 2016 developer conference, and among other things, unveiled a future major software update for iPhones, iPads, and iPods called iOS 10. Fast-forward several weeks later, and the company today released the update for public beta testing, following a similar trial run with users who have developer accounts with Apple.
After weeks of releasing beta versions to the wild for testing and collecting submissions for Android N names since the Google I/O 2016 developer conference in mid-May, Google has finally named its next major mobile operating system update. Android N will now forever be known as Android Nougat, following today’s announcement on Snapchat and Twitter.
The Nexus 6P is one of the best mobiles to come out of 2015, in part because of how Google prioritizes software updates for its own line of devices.
But, as with all honeymoon phases, the Nexus 6P, along with the rest of the Nexus bunch, will face a time when Google will cease rolling out new updates for existing hardware. As expected, Google has so far been coy about the exact end of life of its signature smartphones and tablets, until today.
With a flurry of possibly desirable consumer products in its arsenal — from a Windows 10 convertible with a liquid-cooling system to a super-durable Chromebook to a smartphone with a 5,000mAh battery — Taiwan’s Acer indeed seems hell-bent on clawing out of the hole it has dug for itself in the wake of the PC’s decline.
The new 9.7-inch iPad Pro is, in all fronts, the most impressive iPad ever built. It’s got a new A9X processor that Apple says is more powerful than most PCs, the camera of the iPhone 6S, which apart from offering better autofocus and low-light performance, can also shoot 4K video, and a new anti-reflective display with TrueTone technology that adapts color temperature based on its surroundings.
Apple may be in hot water with the feds, but that doesn’t mean the California-based tech giant is slamming the breaks on its product release cycle in lieu of its legal battle with U.S. authorities. Apple today sent out invites to a press event at 10 a.m. (Pacific time) on March 21 at its Cupertino campus.
Despite the no-show of the P9 smartphone, Huawei managed to turn heads on the show floor, announcing the MateBook at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona.