On Thursday, in an impressive effort to bolster consumer interest in its well received Nook line of tablet computers, Barnes & Noble Inc. has announced a partnership with Samsung Electronics Co. to release a co-branded Nook tablet. The upcoming device will be a re-purposed Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, called the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook. The co-branded tablet is expected to launch in August, with Nook software pre-installed on the device.
First Oculus Rift, now Google’s Project Tango. It seems that virtual reality might actually be closer to us than we all expected based on how fast the technologies geared for it are advancing. For those of you who don’t know yet, Google has been working with a multitude universities, companies, and research labs for this project. What exactly is it? Well, Google plans to develop devices capable of human-scale understanding of space and motion- that is to say: sense and depth of the real 3D world. This just opens up possibilities in every field such as map apps as well as implications on the next generation of gaming.
It’s an exciting time to be a mobile gamer. Just two days ago we got a news update from nVIDIA on their latest mobile GPU tech – the Tegra K1. The biggest news for us this time is actually the announcement of the first device to use this new GPU – the Xiaomi Mi Pad 7.9.
The gaming themed Android tablet Wikipad has had a new OTA update pushed out to it today. This update brings a crisp new version of Android to the tablet, that being Android 4.2, as well as some other much needed features including control mapping. Wikipad has also announced a new content partner which comes in the form of WildTangent.
Nvidia's own Tegra Note 7 tablet has received its first important software update since the tablet was released. This is an OTA update so everyone who happens to own a Tegra Note 7 tablet should start receiving this update today as it has already begun rolling out this morning.
A survey that was just conducted has come up with some interesting results which point to Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet as being the most popular tablet to play Android games on. While it wasn't the biggest survey on the planet with only 1,117 people taking it, the results are still pretty interesting considering the Kindle Fire came out on top as the most used for mobile gaming on tablets.
Like we briefly mentioned in our last post a few moments ago, Archos has made the GamePad 2 an official thing now which is about time since we got to play with an early prototype at CES 2013 and it was also basically outted thanks to an FCC filing back in August of this year. So what can you expect in terms of hardware for their second gen gaming tablet?
Nvidia today finally unveiled their Tegra Note which is a reference device that shows off their Tegra 4 platform. What this does is allow manufacturers to offer the Tegra 4 platform to create 7" tablets for as little as $200. Basically this means manufacturers can use this tablet as a starting point, enabling them to quickly bring their own branded 7" tablet to market much more quickly by using this one as the base model.
There is always one thing we can never have enough of when it comes to our mobile devices and that is storage space. Even with 64GB or storage in your tablet it generally doesn't take long to fill that sucker up full with music, games, movies and whatever else you enjoy stuff inside your tablet.
If you follow the news about upcoming or rumored Android devices then you are probably already aware that Nvidia is rumored to be making their own Android tablets. The tablets, which are apparently named Tegra Tab, are also rumored to have both a 7" version as well as a 10" size. Well it seems as though one of the rumored tablets isn't that much of a rumor anymore as it appears to have been benchmarked.
The Archos GamePad has only been available in the US for a few months now, having hit store shelves back in March, but apparently the company is already working on a follow-up to their gaming themed Android tablet. At least that is what it looks like according to a new filing at the FCC.