With all the hype surrounding Apple being mostly related to the iPhone 6, other parts of Apple’s lineup for this September seem to have been ignored mostly. Well, that ends today with new information having surfaced about the next iPad Mini. And starting from the basics, it seems that the tablet is going to get an entirely new nomenclature. The next iPad Mini is reportedly going to be called the iPad Mini Air from this September. This all seems justified with what the latest report seems to claim however. The Chinese Media is reporting that the iPad Mini Air will be a staggering 30% thinner than the current version.
Nvidia is all set to launch the Shield tablet this month. With the Shield tablet, the company seems ready to take a full swing at the portable gaming market. The Shield tablet due to be launched this month is very different from it’s predecessor. The Shield tablet will have an 8 inch screen and will be powered by Nvidia’s Tegra K1, known to have some impressive benchmarks itself. In the Shield tablet, Nvidia has separated the controllers from the main screen of the device. this was not the case in the previous Shield handheld gaming console. The previous Shield provided an opportunity to play your favorite games on-the-go. But in the Shield tablet, not only have the controllers been separated from the device but they will also be sold separately.
Nvidia Shield Tablet To Cost $299 For The Wi-Fi Version – To Be Available In US From July 29 And Worldwide Later This Year
NVIDIA has posted a new teaser on their official site which hints at the announcement of an upcoming product which sources have confirmed to be the Tegra K1 powered Shield Tablet. But while we wait to see a glimpse of the new tablet, Videocardz has managed to reveal the official presentation of the upcoming tablet which will be launching on 29th July in the US market.
Image Credits: Videocardz!
NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 Powered Shield Tablet Launches on 29th July
While the announcement takes place on 22nd July, the Tegra K1 powered Shield tablet won’t hit the market until 29th July in the US/Canada market followed by Europe launch in August 14th and availability will be expanded to more regions in Fall 2014. The Shield tablet will be available in two variants, a 16 GB WiFi model which will retail at $299 US and a 32 GB LTE model which will retail at $399 US. The Shield tablet will also come with additional accessories such as a wireless shield controller and a shield cover which will retail for $59 and $39 respectively.
Coming to the specifications, the Shield tablet is impressive considering it features the Tegra K1 SOC which was unveiled by NVIDIA at CES 2014. From a technical perspective, the NVIDIA Shield Tablet boasts the Tegra K1 SOC with 192 Kepler GPU cores and a 2.2 GHz Quad Core Cortex A15 CPU. This along with 2 GB memory offers better performance than the competitors in the same price range. For connectivity, NVIDIA Shield Tablet offers Wi-FI + LTE on the 32 GB variant which is priced at $399 US while the $299 variant will only feature Wi-Fi connectivity.
With the launch of the Surface Pro 3, it finally looked like Microsoft had indeed gotten the hang of tablets. The Surface Pro 3 is indeed an impressive tablets which features several improvements over its predecessors. These come in terms of more processor, storage and RAM, amongst a few others. For an in-depth comparison of Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 and Surface Pro 2, click here. You won’t be disappointed. However, with the Surface Pro 3, Microsoft was also rumored to have another tablet in the works, the Microsoft Surface Mini. The rumors seemed to be just that however, with very little word from the company on the actual existence of the tablet. Well we finally have updates regarding a Surface Mini tablet now, and they come from the ever reliable @evleaks.
As we know, September is approaching and with it we can expect to see Apple’s this year’s lineup of products. According to those working at the company, it might be the company’s most exciting product lineup up to date. With it, we can also expect the next model of Apple’s flagship iPad Air. The iPad Air 2 is to be Apple’s sixth generation tablet, and with it we can expect several changes and upgrades from the previous versions. We’ve seen several rumors related to the iPad Air 2 over the past few weeks and months and now, in this post lets see what can be expected from the next iPad Air, based on all of them.
Apple has several products lined up for us this year. These include the much anticipated iPhone 6 and two new models of the iPad. one of these is the iPad Air 2 which is supposed to feature several upgrades over the current models. We’ve had several leaks related to the iPad 2 over the past few weeks. They have detailed several changes in the next model, such as form factor changes. Well, japanese site asii.jp has just made a MASSIVE iPad Air 2 leak which now helps us get a very very detailed look at the upcoming device. These include the inclusion of a TouchID sensor which links to previous iPhone 6 leaks.
Leaked iPad Air 2 Pictures Show A Thinner Aluminum Chassis As Well As A TouchID Sensor
There are quite a few differences between the present iPad Air and the leaked pictures showing the iPad Air 2. These include an overall thinner design as well as a TouchID Sensor on the device, which is a clear upgrade from the previous model. In addition to these, the speaker grill openings on the iPad Air 2 also appear to have been changed. Other differences include those in the volume button and the slide switch. In addition. there seems to be an extra mic opening on the iPad Air 2 next to the front Face Time camera on the device. The thinner design of the iPad Air 2 and the inclusion of FaceTime camera show a device that is going to provide strict competition in the market as well as the fact that Apple has not failed to deliver this time either. Below are the pictures for your viewing pleasure courtesy of the Japanese site ascii.jp. The folks over there have compared them to the present iPad Air so you can get a better look at their differences yourselves.
Google reportedly has the next Nexus tablet in the works.The tablet is HTC’s 9 inch Volantis and quite a few details are available about it. The tablet is said to feature a 8.9 inch 2048 x 1440 display with a 4:3 aspect ratio. It is to come with a Nvidia Tegra K1 ‘Logan” 64 bit processor. In addition, it is to feature an 8 megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization and a 3 megapixel rear camera. We’ve covered the complete rumored specifications of the HTC Volantis here. In addition, for a detailed comparison of the Google Nexus 8 with Apple’s upcoming tablets, click here. Well, new information has surfaced related to the Google Nexus 8 or the HTC Volantis. The information is from @evleaks and it includes several updates to the previous information.
HTC Volantis To Come With 5 GB RAM And A Display Of 2560 x 1600.
@evleaks has posted a Volantis ‘macro shot’ which mentions the codename ‘Flounder’. The HTC Volantis is to reportedly feature 5 GB DDR3 RAM, though according to @evleaks this is not final. Other features disclosed by @evleaks include a 64-bit Tegra K1 processor as well Snapdragon 810 processor being tested. Display size of the HTC Volantis is said to be 2560 x 1600 pixels, with the same 8.9 inch size. A 5/8MP 1080p rear camera with BoomSound speakers are also said to come with the HTC Volantis at the time of launch. The image also mentions “Android OS Alpha 1.4″. This means that the HTC Volantis might as well be one of the first tablets to be a part of Google’s Android Silver program. Previous rumors have pointed out the tablet being the Google Nexus 8. Whether this inclusion in the Android Silver program also makes the tablet a part of Google Nexus is yet to be seen. The HTC Volantis is expected to come around Q4 this year.
We are just a couple months away from the next gen iPad to pop up in our lives. That essentially means that we need to start looking at how the iPad Air 2 (the 6th generation iPad) is going to offer based on various leaks received in the past many months. Here is a video comprehensively going through alleged iPad Air 2′s various features and offerings with the a help of a dummy model.
iPad Air 2: rumor-roundup!
Based on the a plenty of leaks and speculations we have seen in the past few months, it is almost the right time to get a complete picture of how the iPad 6 (or iPad Air 2) is going to look like along with its features. The video is based on a dummy iPad Air 2 model which beautifully captures all the leaked details in its form.
One of the very apparent and major changes that we can see in this year’s iPad Air 2 is its form factor. While
With Nexus smartphones off the table, credible rumors have pointed towards the next Nexus tablet in the works. Google launched the Nexus 7 tablet last year and the tablet provided direct competition to Apple’s iPad series. However, Apple soon responded in kind, and launched the iPad Air and the iPad Mini with Retina display to compete with the growing popularity of the Nexus 7. Well it looks like both the companies are set to do the same again, with rumors pointing towards a Nexus 8 tablet in the works and two new iPads. So what we’ve done here is gathered all the rumors and made a comparison of the expected products.
A possible early look at the iPad Mini 3 and the iPad Air 2
A couple of days back we received a leaked photograph showing possible contenders of what the upcoming iPad Mini 3 and the iPad Air 2 might look like. There was also concrete word from the site androidpolice about HTC’s 9 inch Volantis tablet also dubbed as the Nexus 8 tablet. Starting from the processor of the two tablets, the iPad mini 3 is expected to come with a 64 bit A8 processor. Technical specification about the A8 are not yet known but as expected the processor will feature increased computing and graphics performance. The iPad Air 2 is also expected to be launched with the same processor. Coming towards the Nexus 8, androidpolice firmly belives that the tablet will be launched with Nvidia’s Tegra K1 ‘Logan’ 64-bit processor. This will be supplemented by 2GB of RAM.
Apple’s expected to launch several new products this September. According to Apple executive Eddy Cue, this might be the company’s most exciting lineup in his 25 years at the company. Apple is to launch the iPad Mini 3, the iPad Air 2 and the most anticipated of the three, the iPhone 6. The iPad Mini 3 and the iPad Air 2 are expected to be incremental upgrades as opposed to the iPhone 6 which is to feature a significant model redesign. We have more news for you today and this is in the form of a leaked photo courtesy of the website Apple.club.tw. It shows the three expected launches together. The iPhone 6 and the iPad Air 2 are what we’ve seen before, but it also shows them next to a supposed iPad Mini 3 model.
Leak Shows The Three Devices Together. Offers A Possible First Glimpse Of The iPad Mini 3.
As we know, the iPhone 6 is supposed to come in two different sizes, one with a 4.7″ screen and the other with a 5.5″ screen. There has been no official word about the launch dates of the phone but it is expected to be launched in September. The iPhone 6 is expected to feature significant model redesigns to its predecessors. They are to come in the form of an A8 processor with better performance, a slimmer form factor, better screen resolution and an improved camera with image stabilization features. The iPhone 6 is also come with two different price ranges which correspond to the different sizes. The one with the 4.7 inch screen is expected to cost $ 199 and the one with the 5.5 inch screen is to cost $ 299.
iPhone 5s brought in various features but its Touch ID sensor was the pancake dripping with maple syrup – nah! At least it was taken as the cherry of the entire package as the feature hadn’t been integrated by any other major smartphone manufacturer’s flagship (yes, we are saying Samsung). However, in only a few weeks of Apple iPhone 5s launch, reports started pouring in complaining about patchy, unreliable Touch ID fingerprint sensor. If reports are to be believed this year, Apple is going to offer a different Touch ID experience with enhanced durability and reliability.
Improved Touch ID sensor:
As we know, Nexus smartphones have been put off the table by Google with no word being available about their release or existence. Information however has surfaced about a Nexus tablet in the works. The tablet is HTC’s Volantis and the information received by well known website AndroidPolice is quite extensive indeed. Apart from the final form of the device, information about specifications, features, price as well as the form factor is now available. In fact, the website claims the information to be quite concrete and different from speculations and rumors. The tablet is referred internally as Nexus 9 and is to feature Nvidia’s Tegra K1 processor coupled with 2 GB RAM.
HTC Volantis To Feature 2.5 GHz Nvidia Logan (Tegra K1) Processor. To Feature 8.9 Inch 2048 x 1440 display.
The source image shared by androidpolice details several features of the HTC Volantis. The upcoming tablet will feature an 8.9 inch, 2048 x 1440 inch display with a 4:3 aspect ratio. Body dimensions of the tabet are to be 8.91 by 5.98 inches with a 0.31 inch thickness. It is to feature a Nvidia Tegra K1 processor, coupled with 2 GB of RAM and 16/32GB of storage. The HTC Volantis will have a front facing and a rear camera. The front camera will have a resolution of 3 Megapixels with the resolution of the rear camera being 8 Megapixels. The tablet weighs around 299g and will be constructed from aluminum with tapered off sides.
This just in. A couple of images have surfaced showing what might be the Samsung Galaxy note 4. The Samsung Note 4 is yet to be launched by the electronics giant. Through leaked and rumored information, we have learned quite a few details about what might be the Samsung Note 4′s features and specifications. The device is to have a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels with a Super-Amoled display. It is to feature an impressive rear camera of 16 mp resolution with Geo-tagging and auto focus. In addition, it might feature an Exymos 5433 octa-core processor and according to an Antutu benchmark another variant powered by Snapdragon 805 APQ8084 Krait 450 is also in the works. Word on the street also suggest two versions of the phone, one with regular display for mass markets and another one featuring a curved display for a niche sector. This time we have alleged pictures of the Samsung Note 4. These show a device with curved edges.
Pictures Show a Device With Curved Edges. Could Very Well Be The Next Samsung Note.
The images received detail a device with more rounded off edges than previous versions of the
Samsung Note 4. These fall in rather nicely with previous information received about the Samsung Note 4. These images might as well detail what the anticipated device might look like. In addition to the squared off edges, the pictures also show a very thin device. On the first glance, the snapshots received look very impressive indeed.
Current market trends show that laptops are slowly but surely going out of fashion. Users are switching more and more towards the mobility and easy functionality offered by tablets. There are numerous offerings of tablets available in today’s market. We’ve taken two of these – Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 and Surface Pro 3 and compared their features for you to be able to make a better choice. Microsoft launched these devices originally as the Surface RT and the Surface Pro and as time has passed, we’ve seen a significant improvement in their functionality offered as well as their performance.
Starting with the basics, the Surface Pro 3 has several display gains over it’s predecessor. Microsoft has increased the screen size on it’s latest offering, with the Surface Pro 3 having a display of 2160×1440 pixels coupled with a pixel density of 208 ppi. Compared to this, the Surface Pro 2 has a display of 1920 x 1080 pixels with a ppi value of 214. This is because in the Surface Pro 3, Microsoft has increased the screen size. The screen dimensions on the Surface Pro 3 are 12 inches wide and 8 inches high with a thickness of 9.1mm. The Surface Pro 2 has screen dimensions of 10.8 inches by 6,8 inches with a thickness of 13.5mm. This ends up giving the Surface Pro 3 a much sharper resolution and will allow you to view pictures and videos in a much higher detail and quality. Despite the larger size, the screen on the Surface Pro 3 weighs a full 100 grams less than the Surface PRo 2. All of these also make the Surface Pro 3 a more likely laptop replacement, a quality Microsoft was aiming at with the launch of the Surface series.
Surface Mini confirmed by Microsoft:
Microsoft unveiled its Surface Pro 3 tablet in May this year. While Surface Pro is geared towards professional usage with tons of features exclusively advertised to set Surface apart from its primary rival iPad, many expected Microsoft to launch a Mini version this year too. Apple has been getting some good profits from its iPad Mini tablets, Microsoft’s Surface Mini was just a natural development expected.
However, Microsoft did not launch any Mini tablet and the earlier speculations of Surface Mini were considered to be just rumors and leaks. Seems like they were not simply rumors or leaks but Microsoft’s Surface Mini does