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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.

 

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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.

 

Remix Ultra

 

 

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 its size and weight. The tablet ships with a detachable keyboard that acts as a cover when not in use.

 

 

Remix Ultra tablet

 

 

When it comes to the OS, Remix turns out to be a great interpretation of Android. Multi-windowed mode is usually useful, but it is mostly forgotten after a few days but, in this case, it becomes a very important step to take in exploring the tablet. The UI looks more like a desktop interface that what you can see on most Android tablets. On the taskbar you can manage apps pretty confidently in order to complete more actions at the same time. Remix OS is very different from stock Android, as most alterations have necessitated changing in order to function as desired. The settings menu looks more like Windows than anything else, which means that you will not be able to use third party launchers (yet).

 

 

 

 

Jide Remix Ultra is not a tablet meant for gaming, but for multitasking, which is where it excels in tests. That is not to say that games do not work pretty well on the tablet, but you may get some lag and frame spikes here and there. On AnTuTu, the device gets a mid range score of 41341, and on Basemark OS II it manages to stay just behind Samsung Galaxy A5 Duos (2014).

 

The full HD display is very bright and clear in the 11 inches it must cover. It is perfect for movies and browsing while still maintaining a battery balance. The colors are well balanced and the saturation is moderate. The stereo speakers offer clear and crisp audio with no distortion.

 

 

 

 

Both cameras on the Jide Remix Ultra tablet are of similar quality and they can take 2560 x 1920 photos and record 1080p videos. You will probably not use them very much though, because of the size of the device itself. The cameras are mostly intended for video calls and the lack of flash will make them behave poorly in low light conditions.

 

 

 

 

If you feel like rooting your Jide Remix Ultra tablet, you should know that you can fairly easily do so. Reports suggest that it has been done with KingRoot already. There is a new OTA for Remix OS 2.0 coming soon, which means that if you do not want to lose such opportunities, you may not want to root.

When it comes to battery life, it all depends on how you use the tablet or how many apps you keep running in the background on a daily basis.

 

Conclusion

 

Jide Remix Ultra is a very good tablet for daily uses and it does manage to accomplish what its creators had in mind. If you need a tablet good at multi-tasking, you should know you will find a good choice in Jide’s offering. If you are interested in buying such a tablet, you should know that you can find it on Amazon, where it costs somewhere around $300, which is a pretty good deal for what the device has to offer.

 

Source: Jide

 

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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.

Pixel C

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
Hall Effect Sensor

Pixel C can be bought on the Google Store starting today. If you hurry, you may get yours right in time for he holidays. Happy shopping!

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Meet the Pixel C, our take on the tablet

December 8, 2015
This holiday season, there’s no shortage of electronics to choose from. When it comes to picking out what device to use, sometimes you want a laptop to hammer out a lengthy document. Other times you want a lightweight tablet to sit back and watch your favorite video. Starting today, you don’t have to choose, because the Pixel C is available on the Google Store. As we previewed two months ago, Pixel C brings together the benefits of a full-size keyboard with the portability of a tablet so it can go wherever you go.

The Pixel C’s high-resolution, 10.2” display is crisp, colorful, and bright—in fact it’s one of the brightest tablets out there—perfect for sharing photos and videos with family over the holidays. Graphics horsepower and stereo speakers mean the Pixel C can keep up with you whether you’re watching a new episode of “Silicon Valley” or playing a new game.

But what really makes the Pixel C unique is the full-size keyboard, which is designed to fit perfectly with the tablet. It attaches seamlessly with magnets, and automatically connects via bluetooth. When the tablet and keyboard are closed together, the keyboard charges wirelessly and automatically—so you never have to worry about it running out of juice. And when you don’t need to type, the keyboard tucks securely behind the tablet with magnets—out of the way but close by for when you need it.

This is the first tablet designed with Android 6.0, Marshmallow in mind. You get added security benefits, smarter and longer battery life (10+ hours) and Now on Tap at your fingertips. To ensure the Pixel C gets even better over time, it will receive regular security and feature updates directly from Google. But what makes a tablet great is the amount of things you can do with it—and you’ve got plenty to choose from with s’more than 1 million apps on Google Play.

The Pixel C is available on the Google Store now starting at $499, and if you order today, you can get it in time for the holidays.

Source: Google

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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.

 

LG G Pad II 10.1

 

 

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.

 

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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’s mid-range tablet will be available in Europe, Asia and North America, but we have no details regarding its price at the moment.

 

Source: LG newsroom

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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.

 

LG G pad F

 

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.

 

 

This 8” tablet has a HD+ screen at 1600×900p 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

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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.

 

Lenovo stand

 

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:

Display13.3″ screen
Size2560×1440 LCD
CPUAtom Z3745
RAM2GB
Storage32GB, MicroSD card slot
Battery9600mAh Li-ion
Camera8MP rear, 1.6MP Front
SoftwareAndroid 4.4.2, Lenovo skin
Dimensions331.9 x 223.7 x 22mm
Weight2.09 pounds
OtherIntegrated 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.

 

Lenovo Yoga pro

 

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 part. There’s also some bloatware with some terribly built-in apps you will definitely not enjoy facing all the time.

 

Lenovo yoga pro 2 projector

 

All in all, if you want a decent tablet with a big screen at a rather big price for its quality, or if you just want to experiment with a Lenovo Yoga product, go ahead and give it a shot. It won’t bite.

Source: AndroidPolice

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[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.

 

Sony Xperia Z4

 

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.

 

 

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