Tablets

In a bombshell of a press release issued this morning, Imagination has announced that Apple has informed their long-time GPU partner that they will be winding down their use of Imagination’s IP. Specifically, Apple expects that they will no longer be using Imagination’s IP in 15 to 24 months. Furthermore the GPU design that replaces Imagination’s designs will be, according to Imagination, “a separate, independent graphics design.” In other words, Apple is developing their own GPU, and when that is ready, they will be dropping Imagination’s GPU designs entirely. This alone would be big news, however the story doesn’t stop there. As Apple’s long-time GPU partner and the provider for the basis of all of Apple’s SoCs going back to the very first iPhone, Imagination...

Best Tablets: Q1 2017

Unlike the red-hot smartphone market that continues to grow, with new models appearing at a blistering rate, the tablet market is, well….a little boring. Apple still releases a few...

25 by Matt Humrick on 3/31/2017

Apple Announces 2017 iPad 9.7-Inch: Entry Level iPad now at $329

With the spring finally upon us, Apple this morning is going about some spring cleaning of the iPad family. The iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 2 have...

135 by Ryan Smith on 3/21/2017

Samsung Launches the 9.7-inch Galaxy Tab S3: Snapdragon 820 with 6000mAh and HDR

Along with the Galaxy Book parts being launched today, Samsung also announced the next generation of Galaxy Tab. The S3 is also an iterative design, with what Samsung believes...

79 by Ian Cutress on 2/26/2017

Samsung Launch the Galaxy Book 10.6-inch and 12-inch: Windows Tablets with Kaby Lake

The announcements this year from Samsung are notably muted without the launch of a new Galaxy smartphone, but despite this being a mobile-focused conference in Barcelona this week, there...

38 by Ian Cutress on 2/26/2017

NVIDIA Releases Android 7.0 Update for SHIELD Tablet

A couple of weeks back NVIDA released their Android 7.0 “Nougat” update for their original SHIELD TV. Now this week their other SHIELD devices are getting in on the...

28 by Ryan Smith on 2/11/2017

Synaptics at CES 2017: Advanced Touch and DDIC

To some extent, Synaptics is not nearly as visible to consumers as a company like Intel or Qualcomm, but their role in touch interfaces and display driver ICs is...

4 by Joshua Ho on 1/17/2017

Lenovo Refreshes The MIIX Tablet With the MIIX 720

Lenovo has already announced updates to many of their business focused ThinkPad lineup, but today they are also announcing a successor to the MIIX 700 with the MIIX 720...

7 by Brett Howse on 1/3/2017

Launch Update: ASUS ZenFone 3, Zenbook 3, ZenWatch 3, ZenPad 3S 10

ASUS has introduced a number of new products this summer, but never released their official recommended prices and availability timeframes for the US market. In the recent weeks, the...

21 by Anton Shilov on 10/10/2016

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus: Snapdragon 652, 10-Inch 2K Display, JBL Speakers and USB-C

Lenovo has introduced a new member to its Yoga Tab 3 product family this week at IFA. The new Yoga Tab 3 Plus tablet runs Google Android 6.0 and...

33 by Anton Shilov on 8/31/2016

Razer Announces Mechanical Switch Keyboard For The Apple iPad Pro

When Apple announced the iPad Pro, they also announced a new accessory which was meant to be paired with the large form factor tablet in the Smart Keyboard. To...

16 by Brett Howse on 7/14/2016

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 821: 2.4 GHz Kryo

If you’ve been paying attention to the right places in the past few months it was probably obvious this was coming, but Qualcomm is announcing a higher tier to...

78 by Joshua Ho on 7/11/2016

Microsoft Confirms Surface 3 Production To End In December

File this under “I’m not shocked” but Microsoft has confirmed today that the Surface 3 tablet will cease production by the end of December. The Surface 3 first launched...

63 by Brett Howse on 6/24/2016

Asus Announces ZenPad Z8 for Verizon

As a part of Asus’ continued commitment to the tablet market today Asus is launching a new tablet for Verizon, called the ZenPad Z8. There’s really not too much...

27 by Joshua Ho on 6/16/2016

Apple Announces iOS 10: Continued Refinement

As we get to iOS 10, there are a number of new features that Apple has added to iOS. While not a total redesign on the order of iOS...

14 by Joshua Ho on 6/13/2016

The 9.7" iPad Pro Review

In late 2015 Apple launched a tablet that they called the iPad Pro. It had been rumored for quite some time, and it had a number of features that...

148 by Brandon Chester on 6/1/2016

Computex 2016: ASUS Zenvolution Press Conference Live Blog

Another hour, another Computex Press Event! Billy and I are here, and we're expecting a lot of new Zen devices.

25 by Ian Cutress & Billy Tallis on 5/29/2016

Nokia Is Set to Return to Smartphones and Tablets: What to Expect?

For several months now, the management of Nokia has been talking about the possible return of the brand to the smartphone market, but emphasized multiple times that the corporation...

37 by Anton Shilov on 5/25/2016

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