It appears Apple has won, as Google officially quits the tablet market following the Pixel Slate failure. Here are the details.
Amazon today refreshed its Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 tablets, bringing updated models and price drops depending on which flavor of tablet you want to buy.
Amazon's Fire tablets are already a bit of a steal at their normal retail price, but with the company currently offering quite a few of its products at a discounted price for Valentine's Day, there has never been a better time to pick one up.
Here's a display quality comparison between Apple's iPad Pro vs iPad Air 2 vs iPad mini 4, covering color reproduction, clarity and other metrics.
Nvidia may have been frantically chasing the dream of producing the ultimate gaming tablet when it designed and released its Shield tablet, but it seems like things have gone a little too far, even for the most hardcore mobile gamers out there. The Santa Clara, California, based technology giant has been forced to issue a recall on the entire Shield range due to the risk of a fire hazard that could potentially arise if the internal battery overheats. Not exactly the "extreme" performance that the company was looking for when the Shield gaming-tablet project was first conceived.
Apple's iPad Air may well be revered as the sleekest, lightest, thinnest, most powerful and indeed the most elegant full-sized tablet so far from the Cupertino giant, but even looking at more practical aspects, such as the battery life, the new iPad Air is peerless. Which looked at battery retention rates for a range of top-level tablets, testing common activities such as video playback and Web use to determine which slab could hold out the longest, and on both counts, the iPad Air came out on top.
As of right now, the existing consumer tablet market is dominated and was essentially created by Apple when it released the first iPad. Since then, Microsoft and Google have been working to catch up and get their foot in the door of this Apple-dominated market. Google's Android tablet OS has managed to gain some ground, and we can expect Windows 8 tablets to hit the shelves later this year. However, in the past two weeks, both Microsoft and Google have announced special tablet hardware devices that they hope will help them gain even more ground in this market.
Sony's PlayStation Vita is on its way to becoming an impressive mobile gaming system, but could apps potentially be where its strengths really lie?
Microsoft unveiled Windows 8's new tablet-specific user interface on Wednesday. On that same day, at Computex 2011 in Taipei, Foxconn, Wistron and Quanta all unveiled new prototype hardware that's designed to work with Microsoft's new touch-friendly operating system.
While few would argue that Windows 7 was a considerable improvement over its predecessor, Vista, the current version of Microsoft's desktop operating system still finds itself missing one key feature - it just doesn't play well with touch. In an interview with AllThingsD's Ina Fried, Microsoft showed off some of the new touch-inspired improvements in Windows 8, aimed at bringing the operating system a much needed shot in the arm when it comes to taking on Apple's iOS devices.