January 2014 Tablet Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for January 2014. If you are looking for an article on a particular day or on a particular topic, you can use the menu on the right to narrow your search

Tablet Articles for January of 2014

Below are the 82 Tablet articles for January of 2014

LG G-Slate

The LG G-Slate is an 8.9-inch Honeycomb tablet from LG. It sports a 1280×768 resolution, NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and 3D capabilities.

Acer Iconia Tab A500

Acer’s Honeycomb powered Iconia Tab A500 is a 10.1-inch tablet (1280 x 800) with a NVIDA Tegra processor, 16GB capacity and 1GB of DDR2 memory.

RIM BlackBerry PlayBook

The BlackBerry PlayBook is a seven-inch tablet (1024 x 600) that runs the BlackBerry Tablet OS. It sports a 1GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4430 processor and tethers to BlackBerry handsets[...]

GammaTech U12C

The GammaTech U12C rugged convertible is a 12.1-inch Durabook designed for heavy use in the field, with resistance to shocks and the elements. It runs Windows 7 Pro and sports[...]

Expect a Range of Low-Cost Tablets with Intel Processors

Intel will soon introduce an Android-only Bay Trail chipset in the hopes of powering $100 Android tablets, according to a new report.

Acer Refreshes Entry-Level Iconia Tablets In Time for CES

Acer has announced two new entries in its Iconia line of Android tablets ahead of CES next week.

Microsoft Now Shipping Surface Pro 2 With Faster Processor

Microsoft has upped the processor in its Surface Pro 2 tablet from an Intel i5-4200U to an Intel i5-4300U, upping processor speeds and performance.

DreamWorks Prepping a Tablet for Kids

DreamWorks will soon release an Android tablet for children, dubbed the DreamTab. This will feature original DreamWorks content based on current characters, such as Shrek.

Wikipad 7 Getting Android 4.2 Upgrade; Gaming Controller for Other Tablets Coming Soon

An upgrade to Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) has started going out to the Wikipad 7 gaming-oriented tablet. In addition, the maker of this model has announced the Gamevice, a detachable[...]

Lenovo Reveals More Convertibles and Detachable Laptops

Lenovo has announced new additions to its multimode PC lines with the MIIX 2, a detachable three-mode laptop; the YOGA 2, an update to the convertible laptop with four unique[...]

Lenovo Unveils ThinkPad 8 Tablet

Lenovo's announced the ThinkPad 8, a new 8-inch Windows 8.1 slate aimed primarily at the business class.

HP Reveals the Pro x2 410 Laptop-Tablet Hybrid

HP revealed the Pro x2 410 tablet/notebook hybrid at CES in Las Vegas today showing further commitment to the maturing segment of 2-in-1 laptops.

Samsung Goes Big with 12.2-Inch Galaxy NotePRO, Galaxy TabPRO

The wraps have come off the largest and most powerful tablets in Samsung's Galaxy Note and Galaxy Tab lines. These will be the company's first Android models wit 12.2-inch screens.

64-Bit Tegra K1 Processor from Nvidia Will Bridge Gap Between Desktop and Mobile

At CES 2014 today, Nvidia revealed its next mobile processor, dubbed Tegra K1. It will come as an addition to the company's fifth-generation Tegra chip line-up, and will be available[...]

Panasonic Unveils Toughpad FZ-M1 Rugged Tablet for the Enterprise

Panasonic announced the Toughpad FZ-M1, a new (smaller) addition to its lineup of rugged business tablets, at CES today.

Asus VivoTab Note 8 Windows Tablet Will Boast a Wacom Stylus, Low Price

Asus has unveiled an inexpensive Windows 8.1 tablet, the VivoTab Note 8 with a Wacom digitizer stylus, which it claims will be the "best pen-based tablet for productivity or creativity."

Sony’s PlayStation Now Service Could Put Cutting-Edge Games on Your Tablet

Sony's PlayStation Now cloud service might send pre-rendered game footage directly to tablets, as it isn't inherently limited to use on game consoles. Brighthand has more details.

Asus PadFone X Phone/Tablet Combo Coming to AT&T

The Asus PadFone X isn't a phablet -- It's a phone that can be plugged into a 9-inch, 1080p tablet dock. This unusual device is coming to AT&T later this[...]

Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Hands-On Preview

Lenovo's newly-announced mid-size tablet offers more upscale features for a slightly higher price than many of its rivals.

Apple App Store Sold Over $10 Billion in Software in 2013

Apple has announced that sales in its App Store topped $10 billion in 2013, with December sales surpassing $1 billion in the month alone.

Acer Iconia A1-830 Hands-On Preview

Acer is using this week's CES 2014 to unveil the Iconia A1-830, an entry-level Android tablet that looks and acts more like a mid-range model. Here are our first impressions.

SteelSeries Stratus Wireless Gaming Controller Headed for the iPad, iPhone

The goal of the the newly-announced SteelSeries Stratus Wireless Gaming Controller is to provide a fully immersive gaming experience on an Apple tablet or phone.

Leaked Photos Suggest Windows 8.1 Update 1 Will Arrive In April

Leaked information indicates that Microsoft will release a major update for Windows 8.1 this spring.

Hulu & Netflix, Watch Out! RabbitTV Launches iOS and Android Apps at CES

For video streaming of TV and movies, RabbitTV is dropping its USB stick in favor of a new web site, a set top box, and first-time apps for iOS and[...]

LaCie Fuel Bringing 1 Terabyte of Storage To Your iPad

LaCie, a French storage device manufacturer, is attempting to solve users' mobile storage problems with Fuel, a portable wireless hard drive for iPad, iPhone, and Mac that will offer users[...]

CES 2014: MediaFire To Update Multimedia File Sharing Apps

MediaFire, a rival of sorts to Dropbox, is about to update its iOS and Android apps for synchronization with new desktop editions for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X.

Polaroid Announces Q Series, a Lineup of Three Android Tablets

Polaroid has announced the Polaroid Q series to its tablet offerings with a 7-inch, 8-inch, and 10-inch tablets dubbed the Q7, Q8, and Q10 respectively.

Acer Iconia B1-720 Hands-On Preview

We go hands-on with the Acer's upcoming Iconia B1-720, which skimps on features but comes in at a very attractive price point.

Will Windows/Android Hybrid Tablets Really Find a Market?

At CES, Intel and AMD separately unveiled plans for tablet/laptop combos running both Windows and Android. But will consumers really buy these hybrid devices? NotebookReview explores the issue.

CES 2014: Pokki App Store Heads to Android from Windows 8

In addition to stepping beyond Windows 8, Pokki will start to recommend apps based on device-specific criteria like form factor, screen size, and how a tablet or PC is being[...]

Microsoft Surface 3 Could House Nvidia Tegra K1 Chip

Microsoft may not have made any announcements at CES 2014, but the company seemed to be involved in multiple products from other companies, including the unveiling of the Nvidia's Tegra[...]

Samsung Galaxy NotePRO (12.2) Hands-On Preview

Samsung's super-size Android tablet will include a new user interface, and is targeted at business users. We go hands-on with this upcoming device.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 with LTE Now Available from T-Mobile

T-Mobile has joined the ranks of U.S. telecoms that offer an LTE-enabled version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0. This 4G- enabled Android tablet is going for $312.

Samsung Galaxy TabPRO (12.2) Hands-On Preview

The Galaxy NotePRO isn't the only mammoth tablet coming from Samsung. We go hands-on with the Galaxy TabPRO, which ditches the S Pen but keeps that giant, 12.2-inch display.

Motorola Might Make a Customizable Tablet

The Motorola Moto X is phone that sets itself apart from the pack by being customizable. Its maker is considering a tablet that offers the same option.

HP Pre-Announces Slate 7 VoiceTab Tablet/Phone

HP's next tablet will also be a phone. The Slate 7 VoiceTab can be thought of as a voice-enabled tablet or one of the largest phablets announced so far.

Disney Makes Seven Games Free in Windows Store

Disney is treating Windows 8 users to seven free games for a limited period of time.

Microsoft Releases Surface Pro Update for Touch Cover 2 and Type Cover 2 Support

Microsoft has announced a software update addressing issues with the Type Cover 2 and Touch Cover 2 on original Surface Pros. Yet Surface Pro 2 users are still in the[...]

Corel Unveils Paid Version of WinZip for iOS with Dropbox Support

Like the version in Microsoft's Windows Store, the new paid edition for iOS lets users zip as well as unzip files, and then share the encrypted files in the cloud[...]

FTC Requiring Apple to Pay Back $32.5 Million for Unapproved In-App Purchases

The Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement agreement with Apple over in-app purchases made by children without parental consent.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite (7”) Adds Another Entry to the Budget Tablet Fray

Samsung has announced the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite (7"), the company's latest stab at the budget Android tablet market.

Verizon Ellipsis 7 Review

Verizon offers a 4G tablet at a price that seems too good to be true. We see if it is.

Google Play Movie & TV App Released for iOS

In a move to compete directly with the iTunes store, Google has released an iOS edition of an app named Google Play Movie & TV.

Sharp Announces the RW-16G1, a 15.6-inch Windows 8.1 Tablet

Sharp has taken the wraps off a business tablet that will feature a very large, high pixel-density IGZO screen and an Intel Core i5 processor.

Verizon Ellipsis 7

The Verizon Ellipsis 7 runs Android 4.2.2 on a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, and includes a 7-inch screen with 1280 x 800 resolution.

Apple Expected to Ship 12.9-Inch iPad Later This Year

Sources report that Apple plans to release a 12.9-inch tablet this fall. This will compete with other large tablets that have hit the market lately.

Mid-Range Tablets Will Turn Microsoft Around

Microsoft is going through a rough time, but there's room for optimism: a new crop of Windows tablets offer good featuresets for low prices.

L.A. Schools Will Buy Thousands More iPads for Students

The Los Angeles Board of Education has agreed to move ahead with its efforts to provide every student in the Los Angeles school system, the second largest in the country,[...]

Samsung Galaxy NotePRO with 4G LTE Appears Headed for Verizon

There's good news for those who are interested in the recently-unveiled Samsung Galaxy NotePRO series: these full-size tablets are apparently going to be offered by Verizon.

Intel is Paying Tablet Makers to Use Its Chips

Intel wants its Bay Trail chips to power 40 million tablets in 2014, and it's willing to help pay tablet manufacturers to make it happen.

Case Logic SnapView Folio for iPad Air Review

A lightweight cover for the iPad Air is the Case Logic SnapView Folio, which can also be reconfigured into a stand that offers a range of working angles.

Surface Pro 2 Owners Get Firmware Update to Fix Power Issues Caused by Previous Firmware Update

In December, Microsoft introduced a system software update for its flagship tablet that it was soon forced to pull. The company has now released an update that fixes some of[...]

Apple iPad Air Off to a Strong Start; Outselling iPad mini

The iPad Air was Apple's top-selling tablet last quarter, according to a survey of U.S. consumers. It reportedly even outsold both versions of the iPad mini combined.

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Still in Short Supply

Microsoft started to run short on supplies of its high-end tablet in December, and the situation has seen little improvement, even with the busy holiday shopping season over.

One of the Best Video Players, VLC, Gets iOS 7 Overhaul

Internet video darling VLC has gotten a substantial overhaul for Apple's latest-generation operating system, with a new look, new abilities, and improved cloud storage integration. Read more from Brighthand.

Google Might Replace the Nexus 7 with an 8-Inch Tablet this Summer

Last year's Google Nexus 7 is going to be the last 7-inch tablet made by Google, according to an unconfirmed report. The company's next model will have an 8-inch screen.

LogMeIn Remote-Access Service No Longer Available for Free

LogMeIn has notified its users that the free version of this remote-access service for iOS, Android, and Windows is no longer available.

Sony Xperia Z Ultra Super-Size Phone Launching as a Tablet

Sony will soon release a version of the Xperia Z Ultra in Japan that lacks a mobile baseband radio. This means the Android-powered device will not be a cell phone,[...]

Details of the First Firefox OS Tablet Revealed

Details have emerged regarding the specifications of an upcoming FireFox OS tablet, which is expected to be released in the near future.

Apple Releasing A Fix for ‘Screen of Death’ Bug in iOS7

Apple has announced that a fix is on the way to address a bug in iOS 7, referred to as the "white/black screen of death," that causes iPads to reboot[...]

Almost $900 Million in Microsoft Surface Tablets Sold Last Quarter

As part of announcing its Q42013 earning today, Microsoft revealed how much revenue it had taken in from its tablet line: $893 million. That's more than double the Surface revenue[...]

Samsung Touts Strong Demand for Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014), Galaxy Tab 3 Last Quarter

The last three months of 2013 saw strong demand for Samsung's tablets, according to the company's financial report for the quarter.

30 Years After the Macintosh, Has Apple Learned from the Past?

Apple is on top of the world thanks to the iPad and iPhone, but it has also seen years of struggle. Fortunately, it has learned from its mistakes.

Sprint Introduces $30 3G Tablet, the ZTE Optik 2

Sprint has unveiled the 3G-capable ZTE Optik 2, which it'll sell for just $30 -- with a two-year data plan.

LG G Pad 8.3 with LTE Could Be Headed for Verizon

A device that recently cleared the FCC is fueling rumors Verizon is set to launch its own LTE-variant of the LG G Pad 8.3.

Microsoft Might Be Tweaking Windows 8.1.1 To Use Less Memory

Mid-range Windows tablets are a hot item right now, and an unconfirmed report indicates that an upcoming update to Microsoft's operating system might make life easier for the companies that[...]

Dell Venue 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Tablet Available for Just $230 from the Microsoft Store

The holidays are over, but there are still sales going on. For example, the popular Dell Venue 8 Pro is available at below its regular cost from a number of[...]

iPad Air 2, iPad Pro Could Sport Upcoming Apple A8 Processor

The refreshed version of the iPad Air and the rumored iPad Pro that are expected to be released later this year will allegedly be powered by a new processor developed[...]

Best iPad To-Do List Manager Apps

Wouldn't it be nice if your iPad could keep you and all your "to-do" lists organized? Well, with the right software, it can. Here are reviews of eight task-management apps.

Apple Sold a Record Number of Tablets Last Quarter

Apple sold more iPad tablets last quarter than it had ever done before, with a year-over-year increase of almost 12%. UPDATED

Microsoft Changes SkyDrive’s Name To OneDrive

Microsoft has announced that it will be changing the name of its SkyDrive content storage and sharing service to "OneDrive" following a copyright dispute over the SkyDrive name. Get more[...]

Apple’s iOS 7.1: What Will We See?

With four beta versions out the door so far, iOS 7.1 looks likely to offer faster performance, plus new features that will include a new keyboard, a new voice for[...]

Spy Agencies Allegedly Exploit ”Leaky Apps” for End Users’ Personal Data

Could popular apps such as Angry Birds or Facebook tell the NSA your age, friends, and whether you're straight or gay? Brighthand has all the details.

Google Chrome Apps Head To Android & iOS: What Does This Mean?

Google Chrome apps -- which work offline by default -- are now on their way from the desktop to Google Play and the App Store. But how might the new[...]

Google to Possibly End Nexus Line in 2015

Rumors abound that Google Play Edition devices will replace the Android phone and tablet series

Lenovo Buying Motorola from Google

Google has just announced that it is selling Motorola to Lenovo in a deal worth $2.9 billion. This will give the Chinese company a major presence in the U.S. phone[...]

Future Samsung Tablets Might Look More Like Standard Android

Samsung and Google may reportedly have made an agreement that will get the Korean company to use a more standard version of Android on future tablets and phones.

Global Shipments of Branded Tablets Up 24% Last Quarter

The market for brand-name tablets was up strongly in the final quarter of last year, with Android-based devices narrowly outselling Apple's iPad, according to industry analysts.

What Will Samsung’s Galaxy NotePRO 12.2-Inch Tablet Cost in the U.S.?

Starting at 650 GBP, the Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 will ship in the U.K. February 4. What does this mean for the U.S. price? UPDATED

Evernote Updates iOS App with Major Improvements & Bug Fixes

The popular note-taking app now syncs faster, responds better, and is easier to use. Evernote has also fixed bugs in the app, such as the one that caused audio files[...]

Amazon Could Be Working on Kindle-Based Retail Checkout System

Amazon will soon be going from virtual stores to physical ones with the help of its Kindle tablets, if a recent report holds true.

Will Apple Release the iPen Stylus with a 12.9-inch iPad Pro?

Judging by a recent patent approval from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple is continuing work on a stylus pen that will feature an orientation sensor, giving users a[...]