Google teases upcoming Android 4.4 as ‘KitKat’
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Google teases upcoming Android 4.4 as ‘KitKat’

Google’s SVP Sundar Pichai has just confirmed — by way of the above photo — that the next version of his mobile OS is called KitKat aka Android 4.4. The exec shared this geeky nugget on both Google+ and Twitter, while his company has updated the Android developer site with a page chronicling Android’s milestones so far. … Continue reading

ASUS FonePad up for pre-order now, Ships to the UK on April 26
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ASUS FonePad up for pre-order now, Ships to the UK on April 26

Back when ASUS first introduced that unorthodox FonePad to the masses at MWC, the Taiwanese company said the 7-inch device would be arriving in the European market at some point in March. Fast forward to today — a couple of weeks late, no less — and ASUS has announced that those in the United Kingdom can now start making … Continue reading

Report: Microsoft Plans 7-inch Tablet to Compete with Apple, Google
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Report: Microsoft Plans 7-inch Tablet to Compete with Apple, Google

Microsoft is said to be planning a 7-inch version of its Surface tablet to help it compete with similar size devices from Apple and Google. The 7-inch version, which will go into mass production later this year, is part of a new lineup of Surface tablets planned by Microsoft, reported The Wall Street Journal on Thursday, citing … Continue reading

First ARM Cortex-A57 processor taped out by TSMC
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First ARM Cortex-A57 processor taped out by TSMC

Your current smartphone just got outdated again thanks to a new landmark from ARM and TSMC: the first Cortex-A57 has reached the “tape out” stage, meaning it’s ready for mass production. The new chip will use TSMC’s 16nm FinFET technology (though the transistors will be 20nm for the A57) and will bring three times the CPU power … Continue reading

BlackBerry chief confirms BB10 update for all the existing PlayBooks
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BlackBerry chief confirms BB10 update for all the existing PlayBooks

BlackBerry’s latest BlackBerry 10 OS will be available for all the existing PlayBook tablets, confirmed Thorsten Heins, during the Q&A session after the platform’s launch. The different variants of the 7″ PlayBook tablets will soon be on the latest version of the OS. According to Heins, BlackBerry is currently trying to figure a way to … Continue reading

Sony’s Xperia Tablet Z announced: 1.5GHz quad-core, 10.1-inch 1,920 x 1,200 screen and 6.9mm thickness
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Sony’s Xperia Tablet Z announced: 1.5GHz quad-core, 10.1-inch 1,920 x 1,200 screen and 6.9mm thickness

Announced today morning in Japan is the Sony Xperia Tablet Z that we’ve been hearing about. As you’d expect, this 10.1-inch Android 4.1 tablet features the same design language as its smartphone counterpart, but it’s what’s inside that really sells this device: a Qualcomm 1.5GHz quad-core APQ8064 processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage, a 10.1-inch 1,920 x 1,200 … Continue reading