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 […]

HTC Desire T7 spotted in benchmarks; cancellation imminent?

HTC Desire T7 may be the next device to come out of HTC’s warehouses. Scarce are the chances when an unannounced device manages to surprise the public, and T7 wanted to be one of these devices, but alas, Internet strikes again and its hyperactive users manage to spot it on GFXBench. This is in fact a tablet with a 6.9-inch screen coming from the OEM in the near future. It has the model number HTC IV5001-A and it may sell at $170, if previous rumors are to be believed.       The information comes from GFXBench, where more details regarding the device have been revealed. Even if the device has a 6.9-inch screen, it resolution will only be at 720×1280. Under the chassis you will find a Spreadtrum SC8830 processor running at 1.3GHz paired with a Mali 400 MP2 GPU.   You get 1 GB of RAM plus 16GB of internal storage and 5MP cameras on the front and back.       HTC Desire T7 has modest specs and its price is confirming its imminent appearance on emerging markets where the price is more important than anything. With the Mobile World Congress starting next month, we are sure to see this tablet in Barcelona.   A curious piece of information that surfaced just after the GFXBench info comes from China and it mentions the cancellation of the device. It is very curious how the device showed up in benchmarks one day and it was announced as canceled the next. Let’s hope the device […]

[CES highlights] Galaxy TabPro S – Samsung and Windows’ love-child revealed!

Samsung announced the Galaxy TabPro S at CES this week, and the device seems to be a melange of Samsung refinery and Microsoft innovation. This tablet takes Samsung hardware and empowers it with Microsoft software in the hope of creating the perfect premium tablet. By using the most important features of a tablet and a laptop, you get the full notebook PC functionality on the go with the slimmest of devices.       Samsung Galaxy TabPro S runs on Windows 10 and offers users the best PC-tablet experience yet! The age of hybrids has changed and now we also have PC-tablet hybrids, not just mobile-tablet ones.   Samsung Galaxy TabPro S specs:   12-inch Super AMOLED display at 2160 x 1440p Intel Core M processor (Dual Core at 2.2 GHz) 4GB RAM 128/256GB SSD 5,200 mAh battery LTE Cat 6 5MP rear camera and 5MP front camera keyboard cover included for enhanced usability 6.3mm thin weight: 693 grams NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi Direct, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO.       Samsung Galaxy TabPro S is the first tablet to be powered by Windows and support LTE Cat 6 for the most advanced and fastest connected experience. The device has enhanced charging features, which supposedly allow for a full charge in 2.5 hours, and you get no less than 10 hours of battery life in one charge. The Intel Core M processor is used without a fan to minimize noise and maximize efficiency and performance. You also get a multi-port adapter and a Bluetooth pen […]

[CES 2016] Huawei announces MediaPad M2 10.0 – a tablet to please all tastes

Huawei announced the MediaPad M2 10.0 today at CES and the device looks like the love-child of Samsung and Apple. Just to be sure you get the point, these design choices are accompanied by what appears to be a Surface Pro pen. Now every top gun on the mobile market can feel included.       Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0 is not too shabby a tablet regardless of its looks. Well, if you are looking for an Android tablet, that is. The device has a 10-inch display and is powered by a 2GHz Kirin 930 octa-core processor with 2 or 3 GB of RAM and 16/64 GB of storage. You also get a microSD slot for up to 128GB of additional storage space.   The front camera has a 5MP sensor and the back one a 13MP one. The tablet runs on Android 5.1 with EMUI 3.1 on top, but maybe it will get an update to Marshmallow soon? We can only hope.         MediaPad M2 10.0 official specs:   10-inch display at 1920 x 1200p Android 5.1+ EMUI 3.1 2GHz Kirin 930 octa-core processor 2 GB of RAM with 16 GB storage space 3GB RAM with 64GB of storage plus Active Stylus microSD expandable to 128 GB 13MP main camera 5MP secondary camera 6660 mAh battery Bluetooth 4.0 fingerprint sensor WiFi only Micro USB 2.0.   Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0 will be available for purchase sometime in Q1 2016, but pricing will not be announced beforehand. We will find out its […]

Acer announces Iconia One 8, a budget-friendly tablet set to hit the US next month

Acer just announced a new budget-friendly tablet from the Iconia series. Iconia One 8 is one of the cheaper tablets out there and it will reach North America next month, when it will get the price tag of $99. if that’s not cheap for a tablet, what is?       What does $99 get you in a tablet?   Acer Iconia One 8 is a weak tablet with a large screen, but what can more you expect for the price? It’s still good enough for kids and the usual browsing, video watching and occasional games. Iconia One 8 spec list:   8-inch HD screen at 1280x800p MediaTek quad-core processor 1 GB of RAM 16GB of storage plus a microSD slot 4600 mAh battery Android 5.1.       Don’t hope for an update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow either; Acer doesn’t usually get the Android update treatment to its devices very fast; plus, this is a cheap device. Few OEMs actually update their cheaper devices anymore. Acer mentions some software features that could make up for the lack of Android 6.0, if you choose not to look that way. EZ WakeUp allows users to double-tap the screen in order to wake up to a specified app. EZ Snap allows users to use a three-finger pinch for screenshots and the system doctor lets you manage app memory. Additionally, you get a pre-loaded kids UI that will help you set things up for your kids easier.   Acer Iconia One 8 will be available in the Middle […]

Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 – new cheap tablet to upgrade the first Mi Pad

Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 is a new tablet coming from this Chinese manufacturer, and it was shown off for the first time earlier this week, along with the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. This is an upgrade from the previous Mi Pad device, a 7.9-inch tablet launched a while back.       What makes Mi Pad 2 so special? Well, for starters, its price! This tablet will sell for $156 in China, where it is available at the moment. It looks pretty good for a cheap Android tablet, but it has nothing out of the ordinary aesthetically speaking. There is one thing though, you can upgrade the storage space from 16GB to 64GB (this model sells for $203) and this model will also let you choose between the Android OS variant and the Windows 10 one. Although many may want to try the Windows 10 interface in order to be able to stream Xbox One games from the living room, most still prefer Google’s mobile alternative because of its functionality (and lack of keyboards or styluses could factor in).   Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 specs:   7.9-inch 1536 x 2048p display quad-core Intel Atom X5-Z8500 processor 2 GB RAM 16/ 64 GB storage with microSD slot Android OS/ Optional Windows 10; with MIUI 7 8 MP primary camera 5MP secondary camera 6190 mAh battery.   Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 will be available in dark grey and champagne gold color variants. We have no info on when the tablet will be available in the western […]