Category Archives: Tablets

Nexus devices receiving update to 4.4.2

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Google had started releasing Android 4.4.1 last week to the Nexus 5 but it seems there was a voicemail issue that was found so they’ve quickly rectified the issue & are presently pushing 4.4.2. Reports claim the update is being pushed to all Nexus devices that recieved Android 4.4 officially so if you haven’t received it yet go into your Settings Menu – About Phone – System Updates – Then tap the Check Now Icon to see if the update has been pushed to you yet.
If you never recieved Android 4.4.1 don’t worry you’ll go straight to 4.4.2.
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The update from 4.4 to 4.4.2 will bring Camera improvements you can see listed in the screen shot above as well as now having the ability to Zoom in HDR+ mode which is a great improvement in our eyes. Also we have noticed that the slight static that could be heard when volume was at its lowest but not off has been reduced greatly. Volume seems to have received a boost as certain notification sounds that were hard to hear seem loud & crisp now.

Have you noticed any other improvements in the 4.4.2 or 4.4.1 update? Let us know in the comments below.

New Nexus 7 2nd Gen 2013 hits the PlayStore in Canada

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It’s a couple weeks now since the New Nexus 7 was launched & while it’s been available in Canada through retailers like Staples (where I purchased mine) & Future Shop (who needs to match their Web stock to actual stock so we don’t make a long drive for nothing) it’s now available to Canadians through the Google Play Store. The Wifi-only 16GB version of the tablet goes for $229, while the 32GB model will set you back $269. Both models are listed as in stock and shipping within 1-2 business days.

Those of us who couldn’t wait & grabbed it from retailers like Staples seem to have ended up paying an extra $20 for the 16gb model which cost us $249 + taxes. Still I can’t be too upset as its such an incredible tablet & IMO one of the best mobile devices ever put out, it’s well worth the money. If you haven’t grabbed one yet & are looking for a tablet or on the fence about upgrading from last year’s model I highly recommend grabbing the new model it’s fast, smooth, sleek &  stylish & we have a full review heading your way as soon as I can put it down long enough to write up a review & fit it into all the other reviews we have underway.

Have you already grabbed one, what do you think? I have yet to have any of the issues ppl are reporting, is anybody actually experiencing them?
Let us know in the comments below.

Posted from WordPress for Android by Paul “Kid Android” Deschamps

Samsungs Galaxy Note 10.1 & Galaxy Tab 2 Jelly Bean Updates begin to roll.

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Samsung is Releasing the Android Jelly Bean Upgrades for Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2 in both 7″ & 10″ variants.
Samsung made a statement on the issue & along with explaining in detail what the Note 10.1 will be getting stated the following about what users can expect in these updates which is below.

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Both the Wi-Fi versions of Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1 and 7.0) will benefit from the core improvements of Android 4.1 which features a more intuitive user interface, faster performance and response times across applications, and an overall smoother user experience. This is also complemented by an enhanced user interface optimized for the 10.1-inch screen.

Have you received the update yet, what do think of it?
You know what to do, hit the comment section below 😉

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Samsung to release Another size in the Galaxy Note Series

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The Galaxy Note series of devices seems to be adding another size to the mix. It seems the Galaxy Note 8 will be released at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It will come packed with all the S-Pen features you’ve come to know & love as well it will be running the latest & greatest version of Android, 4.2 Jelly Bean. Specs of the newest Galaxy Note are laid out below.

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GALAXY NOTE 8 SPECS :

Android: version 4.2 Jelly Bean
Official name: GALAXY Note 8.0 (3G, Wi-Fi)
Product codes: GT-N5100, GT-N5110
Battery: 4600 mAh
Dimension: 211.3×136.3×7.95 mm , 330 gram.
Display: 8.0”1280×800 TFT (Super Clear LCD)
GSM networks: EDGE (850/900/1800/1900) HSPA+21.1Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps (850/900/1900/2100)
Camera 5 Megapixel (BACK)
Camera 1.3 megapixel (FRONT)
RAM + Storage: 2GB (RAM) + 16/32GB (optional) + microSD (up to 32GB)
Connections: BT 4.0, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, A-GPS

8″ seems to be a perfect fit into the Note lineup as 7″ would have been too close to the Note 2’s 5.5″ display.

The Note series is an amazing series of devices with the capabilities to do much more than the average device. In fact I run this entire website off of my Galaxy Note 2, from writing & editing articles to posting them, answering comments/questions & even creating some of the photos you see (learning that just the past couple days) , it does it all. Once you go Note you’ll never go back.

So are you in the market for a tablet? If your creative or want to use your tablet for work then you should really take a look at a Galaxy Note.
If you have any questions about the Note series hit me up in the comment section below & I’ll be happy to answer them.

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Jelly Bean hits Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 here in North America

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Samsung is pushing out the 4.1 Jelly Bean update to its Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet in North America finally after it launched running only 4.0 ICS.
Head into your settings menu & look under the About Device section & start hitting that check for updates icon now.
Jelly Bean brings project butter for lag free use as well as Google Now for some voice activated searches & more.

Once you update & try it out let us know what you think, was it worth the wait? What do you like best about the update & are you happy with the device? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Archos Gamepad to hit North America in February

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The Archos Gamepad will be making its way to North America in February according to Archos & will sport a price tag of only $160.

Let’s look at the hardware to see what that $160 gets you exactly.
This device adds hardware controls, including traditional gaming buttons and joysticks, to a 7-inch Android tablet. In terms of specs, the GamePad offer 1024 x 600 IPS resolution, which is powered by a 1.6 GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB RAM & a Mali 400 GPU. Archos has recently added Android 4.1 aka Jelly Bean to offer lag-free game time.
While the hardware isn’t terrible its been reported that the tablet feels a little cheap & reminiscent of an early mobile gaming system as opposed to the sleek stylish designs we’re use to with the tablets we’ve become use to in today’s market.
If physical controls are what your looking for & your on a budget then this could be the gaming device for you. However if you have the cash to invest in a mobile gaming system with a little higher price tag you may want to wait for Tegra to release its Tegra Shield system. The shield runs off Tegra’s New quad core Tegra 4 chipset, has beats audio a much higher res display & can play games from Tegra zone as well as Playstions Mobile store & the Google Play Store.
Well which mobile game system will you be choosing, or are you good playing games on your phone or tablet with virtual touch controls?

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