Lenovo Announces New Tablet at IFA 2014

Lenovo Announces New Tablet at IFA 2014

Sep 3, 2014

Lenovo is in a revealing mood at IFA 2014, and has just announced its latest entry into the Android-powered slate arena in the Tab S8.

According to Digital Trends, this new offerings will debut with an 8-inch screen, Android OS 4.4, 2GB of RAM and, notably, Intel Atom Z3745 processor. The new device will also have two cameras and dual Dolby speakers.

And how much? It is priced at $200, which will most likely hit the sweet spot for many potential buyers.

More information from the official press release from Lenovo:

Lenovo created the TAB S8 for consumers who are looking for a stylish, slim and affordable Android tablet starting at just $199. At 8-inches, the TAB S8’s 1920×1200 infinity screen is sharper than FHD, while the One Glass Solution touch-panel technology provides a crystal clear viewing experience. The tablet’s ultra-slim bezel seamlessly merges the screen with the dark front panel, giving the TAB S8 a sleek, clean look. The front panel also features a 1.6-megapixel HD camera for easy video chatting. Turn the TAB S8 around to reveal an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera. The wide aperture f2.2 lens snaps sharp photos, even in low light. Pre-installed apps, like SHAREit, allow for easy and safe photo and file sharing.

The Tab S8 is due out soon.

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[Source: Lenovo via Digital Trends]

CES 2012: New Android Hardware Roundup

CES 2012: New Android Hardware Roundup

Jan 11, 2012

Ah yes, a big technology trade show rolls around and plenty of shiny new Android hardware is unveiled. While some on the Apple side of the aisle will sneer at more potential iPhone killers that likely won’t be as such, and WP7 & BlackBerry fans will lament their lack of attention being paid to them, there’s still a variety of interesting new phones and devices to report on.

Motorola Droid 4: The Droid 4 is the latest in the flagship line of Motorola & Verizon’s Droid phones. Like the other flagship Droids, it boasts a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, with only a .5 inch thickness. It has a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, a gigabyte of RAM, 16 GB of storage, 8-megapixel camera with 1080p video recording, and a 4-inch 960×540 screen. Sadly, it will only ship with Gingerbread, but should get an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade later.

Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX: Android phones do not have great battery life; it’s kind of a fact of life at this point, sadly. Motorola’s solution? A new Droid Razr that boasts a 3300 mAh battery versus the original 1700 mAh. Most phones use a similar amount of battery capacity. Apparently the phone is about as thin as the original Droid Razr was, or at least any difference in thickness is negligible. It boats the same specifications as the regular Droid Razr otherwise.

Asus MeMO 370T Tablet: Asus announced this upcoming 7″ tablet in partnership with Nvidia, which hopes to combine two disparate tablet worlds: the low-priced entry model tablets with the high-performance Android tablets. The tablet boasts a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, Ice Cream Sandwich, and various other Nvidia features, such as a “fifth ninja core” that will be used for features like “Direct Touch” which supposedly will improve touch screen response. Apparently the device will be powerful enough to run PC games remotely, as Asus ran a demo with Skyrim running off a remote PC, being played on the tablet.

Asus Padfone: Enthusiastically revealed last year, Asus’ phone with tablet dock is still in the works, as they showed it off at CES. However, it’s being kept under glass at this point, and no release date has been revealed yet. We believe in you, Padfone!

FXI Cotton Candy: This USB/HDMI stick runs, rather impressively, a dual-boot solution of Ice Cream Sandwich and Ubuntu. It can either plug into a display, or be run on a computer. It’s still in prototype form, will require a microSD card to store the OS, and. However, it’s still an extremely intriguing piece of hardware, especially with the ability to just plug in to any display easily using HDMI.

Lenovo K800: This phone is notable particularly for being the first Android phone to use Intel chipsets to power it; it will initially be available in China, boasting a 4.5″ 720p display, and Ice Cream Sandwich. It will release in 2nd quarter this year.

Android-Powered ThinkPad Tablet From Lenovo Could Be Set For This Summer

Android-Powered ThinkPad Tablet From Lenovo Could Be Set For This Summer

Apr 26, 2011

Lenovo seems to have Android clearly in mind as it sets its sights on the corporate environment with a new Honeycomb powered ThinkPad tablet, according to an exclusive post by Joanna Stern on ThisIsMyNext.com.

The post details a set of PowerPoint slides showing off an Android 3.0 tablet that comes with an optional stylus. The slides also show a portfolio case that features a built-in keyboard and trackpad, sure to make working on the tablet as a laptop easy as pie.

The specs of the device look like it will have an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, front and rear cameras and will come in 16, 32 and 64 GB storage options. Weighing in at 1.6 pounds, the 10.1 inch 1280×800 IPS capacitive touch display is also capable of what’s being called a “true pen” option for “sketching and note-taking.” Also featuring USB2.0, Micro USB and mini-HDMI ports along with an SD card slot, that’s a lot of expandability options for a .55-inch thin device.

With the heavily emphasized business features and security software, this is looking like the perfect device for the workplace environment where portability is a necessity; not to mention the perfect “back-to-school” device for college students with limited space. You’re getting all the trappings of a convenient, powerful entertainment device but with the power and tools to get work done when play time is over.

Finally, the most attractive feature seems to be the price. At a projected $499, that pits it squarely against its iOS rival. Toss in 3G/4G connectivity and what more could you ask for? All we need, now, is a name. Some slides are referring to it as the ThinkPad Tablet while others are calling it a Think Slate.

This is a big step for Android, and one that seems to be in the right direction. We’ll keep you covered as news of this device comes out in the coming months.

Story and photos source: ThisIsMyNext.com