Jide Remix Ultra tablet review: multi-tasking custom Android at its finest

Jide Remix Ultra is a multi-window tablet made by a crowdfunding company that launched the project last year. The product has been around for a while now, and after a few security patches and updates, it has begun to prove that it is not a shabby device at all! Even if Jide may not be the first OEM that comes to mind when you think technology, you can rest assured that their products are always root-ready and special.       Jide is renowned for their heavily customized version of Android OS – Remix OS – because the software version brings a level of multi-tasking on the market that no usual Android user has ever seen. The largest tablet, Remix Ultra, has managed to change a lot since launch thanks to a number of updates and bug fixes, and it is now worthy of appraisal.       Jide Remix Ultra specs:   11.6” full HD IPS 1920 x1080p display NVIDIA Tegra 4*1 A15 processor at 1.8 GHz 2GB RAM 64GB storage plus SD card support 860g weight 9.5mm thickness 8100 mAh battery 5 MP rear camera with 5MP front camera.   When it comes to design, Jide Remix Ultra looks pretty fancy with bright colors and a clean-looking shipping box. The back of the device has a sheet of aluminum that helps with heat dispersion; plus, it can be “broken” by a hinge that will turn the back into a kickstand that will rest at 40 and 80 degrees, which is rather helpful, considering […]

Pixel C preview: Google’s best $499 tablet to date!

  Pixel C, Google’s most recent mobile hybrid, was officially unveiled today and now it is officially available for the public to purchase. The device is running on Marshmallow 6.0 and it has a 10.2-inch display which makes it one of the brightest tablets you can find in thew price range. What makes Pixel C unique? The tablet has a full-size keyboard that fits very well with it and it attaches to it magnetically too. The tablet and keyboard can be closed together and the keyboard chargers wirelessly and automatically so that you never have to worry about running empty. The battery itself is said to last for 10+ hours of usage. You can buy it on the Google Store for $499 and, in our opinion, it is one of the best in this price range. Official Pixel C specs: Operating System Android 6.0 Marshmallow Display 10.2 inches 2560 x 1800 (308 PPI) 500 nits √2 aspect ratio sRGB color gamut 1500:1 contrast ratio LTPS LCD In-cell touchscreen Dimensions 242 x 179 x 7 mm Weight 0.517 kg Material Anodized Aluminum Color Silver Processor NVIDIA Tegra X1 with Maxwell GPU Memory RAM: 3 GB LPDDR4 Internal storage: 32 GB or 64 GB Cameras Rear: 8 MP Front: 2 MP Audio Stereo speakers Quad microphones 3.5 mm audio out Battery 34.2 Wh Power 15W USB Type-C adapter Wireless Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac², 2×2 MIMO, dual-band (2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz) Bluetooth 4.1 + HS Ports USB Type-C, 3.5 mm audio Sensors Gyroscope Accelerometer Ambient Light Sensor Proximity Sensor Compass […]

LG G Pad II 10.1- mid-range 10-inch tablet for the entire world

LG G Pad II 10.1 was officially announced today, just a few days later to the 8-inch version. The G Pad II 8 version was initially announced as a South-Asian exclusive. It has a pretty underwhelming tech construction with its Snapdragon 210 processor with 1.5 Gigs of RAM and full size USB port plus a stylus. The 10 inch version seems to be something better and, of course, bigger.       Why is LG G Pad II 10 different?   LG G Pad II 10.1 acts as a whole different thing because it is trying to sport more actual features than its smaller sister. It uses a 1920x2000p screen, which is basically the lowest resolution a 10-inch tablet should have to consider itself any good.   The rest of the specs don’t sound that bad either: Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM, Android 5.1.1 and 16GB of storage plus a microSD card. Everything is powered by a 7400 mAh battery AND you can get it in purple or brilliant bronze. The cameras are kinda the lowest score for the LG G Pad tablet: a primary 5MP camera plus a 2MP front snapper.       The LG G Pad II 10.1 does have some interesting and “unique” features like a reader mode where the blue light of the screen is decreased, and a multi-window mode. The device will have pre-loaded Microsoft Office apps and it gets 100 GB of free storage on the OneDrive system. It is available in Wi-Fi and LTE versions. […]

LG G Pad F 8.0 to join AT&T starting May 29th

LG G Pad F 8.0 is one of the newest iterations from the South-Korean manufacturer and it will get on the US market as soon as May 29th. F is a pretty strange letter for a line of products but it appears that LG thought it would be a great denominator between these mid-range devices and its more popular G series.     G Pad F 8.0 is an AT&T exclusive; a tablet that will sell for $149.99 paired with a two-year contract or $250 for a 20-months interest-free installment plan that spreads the 20 monthly payments to $12.50 each. The full price of the device is roughly around $250 as well.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmFD26kM9qU   This 8” tablet has a HD+ screen at 1600x900p resolution and sports a stylus, plus a full-sized USB port, making it perfect for pairing with a PC accessory or even external storage. Under the hood you will find a Snapdragon 400 processor with some RAM, a 5 MP camera and 16GB of storage paired with a MicroSD slot. It’s all powered by a 4200 mAh battery. It is notable to mention that the device will probably run on a LG-flavored Lollipop version and it has QPair, a feature that allows answering calls and texts on paired AT&T smartphones. Source: AT&T

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro (13”) – mid-range tablet with great hardware and not so great software choices

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro (13”) is one of the newest mid-range tablets out there that manages to cram in all sorts of stuff you may or may not need. The tablet has a rather big 13” screen with 2.1 JBL speakers an integrated kickstand and a built-in pico projector for good measure.     The actual design is less than stellar though, because the materials it was built from are average quality and the software experience is not the best out there either. Its best features can be considered the kickstand, rather good camera and good battery life, but it won’t be one of the most desired tablets out there. Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro 13 specs: Display 13.3″ screen Size 2560×1440 LCD CPU Atom Z3745 RAM 2GB Storage 32GB, MicroSD card slot Battery 9600mAh Li-ion Camera 8MP rear, 1.6MP Front Software Android 4.4.2, Lenovo skin Dimensions 331.9 x 223.7 x 22mm Weight 2.09 pounds Other Integrated kickstand, pico projector   Some of the best aspects of this large tablet are the large screen and the kickstand that help users with travel situations and at-a-glance viewing issues. Its 8MP camera has pretty good clarity for a tablet and the screen uses its resolution well and gives good video streaming.     The bad parts of Lenovo’s new Yoga 2 Pro are the quality build, way below the $469.99 price tag, the only decently constructed part being the kickstand. Lenovo’s software skin is no good news either, looking much like an Apple knock-off without the intuitive […]

[MWC] Sony launches Xperia Z4 – an ultra-thin 10 inch tablet

Sony launched Xperia Z4, a new and ultra-thin 10” tablet. Even if Sony’s mobile division is slipping away from the big screens and stages of the mobile world, it hasn’t given up yet.     Xperia Z4 has a slim 6.1 mm body with a 389g weight and it keeps a 2K (2560x1600p) 10” display. Under the chassis you will find a potent Qualcomm 810 processor with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory helped by a microSD slot. It has a 13MP camera on the back and a front camera with a 5.1MP wide-angle lens for awesome selfies. It is all powered by a 6000 mAh battery which allegedly provides over 17 hours of video playback.     Xperia Z4’s strong points as advertised are the two front-facing stereo speakers, digital noise cancelling, faster wireless transmissions via Bluetooth and Stamina Mode. The tablet is also IP68 dust resistant and waterproof and has a capless USB port you will have to dry when immersed in water before you can safely charge it.     Sony Xperia Z4 runs on Android 5.0. It will have some interesting accessories to dry your wallet out, mainly the BKB50 Bluetooth keyboard, the BSP60 smart speaker and the SCR32 perfect fit cover.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aWBoOZFTnM   Z4 will be available worldwide starting June 2015 in white and black with WiFi and LTE variants. No words on pricing yet. Source: Sony Mobile