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.
Even though the new Nexus 7 Android tablets were announced only a couple of days ago and are slated to hit Google Play for purchase on July 30th, 2013, if you happen to be the sort of person that doesn't like waiting a few extra days to order yours then you might want to head on over to Amazon where the $229 WiFi model is already up there for sale.
As pretty much the entire Android community knows, this morning is Google's breakfast press event where pretty much everyone knew Google was going to officially announce the new Nexus 7 Android tablet along with the new 4.3 version of Android. Most everything was already known about this refreshed tablet through a variety of leaks but there were some surprise features announced as well as confirmation of some specs that were not 100% known to be fact.
If you follow Android hardware news on a regular basis then you've probably seen the plethora of leaked renders, specs and other details about an apparent new Nexus 7 tablet from Asus getting released soon. Many outlets have the official unveiling of this new tablet dated a few days from now when Google is planning to host a press event.
While we all knew that Tegra 4 devices were on the horizon, it seems as though Toshiba wanted to get their Tegra 4 tablets out before anyone else and have quietly had their new line-up of Android tablets make an appearance on both Amazon and Best Buy. Back in June the company did say that they would be releasing their new line-up, strange to see them actually hitting retail outlets on time.
Computex 2013 is well under way now and Toshiba has come out to announce that they will have two Tegra 4 powered Android tablets hitting the market next month called the Toshiba eXcite Pro and the Toshiba eXcite Write. When it comes to hardware, both tablets are pretty much identical to each other.
Last week the Android gaming-centric tablet Wikipad made its way through the FCC making the tablet's release quite possibly happening soon. Well apparently that 'soon' now has an official date for the tablet's US launch while a worldwide launch will follow shortly afterwards.