Today's launch of the new SHIELD Tablet with NVIDIA's Tegra K1 SoC has muddied up the tablet waters a bit. We've posted our full coverage of the device, but for those looking for a short summary of the SHIELD Tablet – and whether it's worth buying or not – here's the synopsis of NVIDIA's latest entry into the mobile gaming market. At its core, the SHIELD Tablet is a fully functional 8" Android tablet, which is quite a change from the initial SHIELD handheld gaming device. Of course it comes with NVIDIA's latest Tegra K1 processor, a quad-core ARM Cortex A15r3 CPU with a 192 CUDA core Kepler-derived GPU and 2GB DDR3L-1866. Storage options are currently 16GB or 32GB, and a microSD slot for additional...

Understanding Intel's Android 4.0 x86 Optimizations

Earlier this week Computer World published a story about Intel adding x86 optimizations to the Ice Cream Sandwich release of Android (4.0). The story itself was fine but a...

12 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/9/2011

ARM's Mali-T658 GPU in 2013, Up to 10x Faster than Mali-400

ARM's licensed CPU cores dominate the mobile space. This year the core of choice for high-end smartphones and tablets is ARM's Cortex A9 and late next year it'll be...

21 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/9/2011

Adobe Kills Mobile Flash Plug-In

Adobe announced via a press release today that it would cease development of the Flash Player for smartphones and tablets, and would shift its focus to HTML5 support for...

40 by Andrew Cunningham on 11/9/2011

NVIDIA's Tegra 3 Launched: Architecture Revealed

Originally announced in February of this year at MWC, NVIDIA is finally officially launching its next-generation SoC. Previously known under the code name Kal-El, the official name is Tegra...

94 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/9/2011

ASUS' Transformer Prime Detailed: Quad-Core Tegra 3 Tablet

Alongside NVIDIA's last remaining architecture disclosures about Tegra 3, ASUS is revealing more information about the world's first Tegra 3 tablet. The Prime is much thinner than its predecessor...

26 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/9/2011

T-Mobile Introduce HSPA+ Equipped Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus

With the WiFi SKU just a week from release, we knew we'd see a cellular radio sporting SKU crop up sooner or later. And so, T-Mobile and Samsung announced...

5 by Jason Inofuentes on 11/8/2011

Barnes & Noble Introduces Nook Tablet

Barnes & Noble today unveiling its new Nook Tablet, the follow-up to its modestly successful Nook Color tablet. Like the Nook Color and Amazon's upcoming Kindle Fire, the device...

8 by Andrew Cunningham on 11/7/2011

Confirmed: Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Uses Exynos SoC

In August, at the TouchWiz UX event, we asked a Samsung representative when we would see Exynos in a tablet, he promised it would be within the year. They've...

23 by Jason Inofuentes on 11/2/2011

Dell Introduces Latitude ST Business Tablet

Dell today announced its Latitude ST, a 10.1" 1.8 pound Windows 7 tablet aimed directly at Windows-centric IT shops. There's nothing particularly inspiring about the Latitude ST's hardware: a 1.5...

9 by Andrew Cunningham on 10/27/2011

Toshiba Releases 6.1" Display with Resolution of 2560x1600

Pretty much ever since the iPhone 4 with retina display was launched, resolutions have played a major role in smartphone market. In September, Samsung unveiled Galaxy S II HD...

50 by Kristian Vättö on 10/22/2011

Samsung Bringing Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus To US: 1.2 GHz Dual-Core Tablet For $399

Samsung hasn't been shy about pumping out Android tablets abroad, and so far we've seen them trickling our way steadily but surely. And so, today Samsung announced that the...

13 by Jason Inofuentes on 10/21/2011

Samsung Bringing Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus To US: 1.2 GHz Dual-Core Tablet For $399

Samsung hasn't been shy about pumping out Android tablets abroad, and so far we've seen them trickling our way steadily but surely. And so, today Samsung announced that the...

13 by Jason Inofuentes on 10/21/2011

Asus Teases The Transformer Prime; Kal-El Tablet Due Nov. 9th

With the rapid pace of the tablet market showing no signs of slowing, Asus CEO Jonney Shih pulled out the Transformer successor, apparently called the Transformer Prime, while on...

21 by Jason Inofuentes on 10/19/2011

ARM's Cortex A7: Bringing Cheaper Dual-Core & More Power Efficient High-End Devices

How do you keep increasing performance in a power constrained environment like a smartphone without decreasing battery life? You can design more efficient microarchitectures, but at some point you’ll...

77 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/19/2011

Time for Unification: RIM Announces BlackBerry BBX for Smartphones & Tablets

With its PlayBook tablet RIM introduced a brand new mobile platform built on QNX's Neutrino 6.5 OS. The result was an extremely smooth user experience with great multitasking support...

28 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/18/2011

HP TouchPad 3.0.4 Update Now Available, Adds non-webOS Phone Pairing

HP just let us know that the TouchPad, its recently discontinued tablet with an unknown future, is getting another software update over the air today. Version 3.0.4 of the...

10 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/18/2011

ASUS Eee Pad Slider Review

I understand the appeal of tablets. Regardless of OS, they all provide a far more intimate experience when browsing the web and reading emails. I genuinely prefer doing both...

35 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/4/2011

Adobe Announces New Tablet Apps

Adobe has announced a new suite of apps for Android and iOS tablets designed to integrate with the company's desktop applications, and to allow for basic editing and sharing...

3 by Andrew Cunningham on 10/4/2011

Samsung Gives Portability Another Try with Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus

The original 7-inch Galaxy Tab wasn't all that impressive. It was a premature release with an inadequate SoC running a version of Android intended for smartphones, not tablets. Since...

11 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/30/2011

Amazon Kindle Fire: A $199 Kindle Tablet

In a move that has been anticipated for sometime, Amazon has introduced their own branded Android tablet, the Kindle Fire. Though based on Android, you won't be confusing this...

81 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/28/2011

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