August 2012 Tablet Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for August 2012. 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 August of 2012

Below are the 47 Tablet articles for August of 2012

Microsoft Windows 8 Released to Tablet Makers

Microsoft fans anxiously awaiting the arrival of Windows 8 can sit tight, for the company has confirmed that the operating system has been released to the companies that will manufacture[...]

Research In Motion Introduces New 4G LTE Blackberry PlayBook Tablet

RIM unveiled its new 4G LTE Blackberry PlayBook Tablet today. Faster than its predecessor, it will offer a suite of features geared at both work and play. It is set[...]

Amazon Brings More Movies and TV Shows to iPad Users

Amazon has just launched its free Instant Video iPad app, giving users access to more than 120,000 videos from the retailer?s online video store. Though, as always, Apple is making[...]

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Launching Soon

Samsung announced today that the Galaxy Note 10.1, which will offer pen and paper functionality on its 10.1-inch display will be released globally sometime later this month.

Five Top iPad and Android Tablet Apps for the End of Summer

August brings the end of summer, and maybe a last-minute vacation. This month's picks for top iPad and Android tablet apps cut across categories that include office suites, entertainment, photo[...]

YouTube App Pulled from iOS 6

Apple and Google were once the closest of allies, but have become serious competitors in recent years. As evidence, the dedicated YouTube app that has been in iOS since its[...]

Need to Stay Connected While Overseas? tep Wireless Review

Tep Wireless thinks they have a solution with the tep Wi-Fi hotspot.

Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Student Edition Expected at Best Buy

Samsung appears to have one more gift for students heading back to school this year. The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Student Bundle is expected to be offered at best buy[...]

Images of Sony Xperia Tablet Leaked

Press images of the next tablet from Sony, the Xperia Tablet, have recently surfaced, indicating a slimmer design that also maintains the unique "folded magazine" essence of its predecessor.

Samsung Not Interested In Saving RIM, but IBM Might

Samsung denies rumors that it has any interest in taking over Research in Motion or creating a BlackBerry 10 device. IBM could be showing an interest, however.

Apple iPad vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab Sales: Where They Stand Outside of Court

As a result of the Apple vs. Samsung trial the U.S. sales figures of both companies have been released. Here's how the tablet sales of these two mobile giants stack[...]

Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD Passes Through the FCC, Headed for Release Soon

With Huawei promising an August release date for the MediaPad 10 FHD, it looks like the company is staying right on schedule, as the tablet was just seen passing through[...]

Microsoft Sheds More Light on Windows RT Tablets

In a recent blog post, Microsoft has clarified that Windows RT has been released to device manufacturers, as well as spelled out which companies will be making Windows 8 RT[...]

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Hands-On Preview

Samsung has high hopes for the Galaxy Note 10.1, considering the 5.3-inch version sold so well. Now they've redesigned that device to make it a top-of-the-line Android tablet.

Barnes & Noble Cuts Prices on NOOK Tablet and NOOKcolor Devices

In an apparent attempt to compete with the Google Nexus 7, Barnes & Noble has announced a price cut for its line of NOOK devices, discounting the 16GB and 8GB[...]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Coming to Verizon Wireless this Friday

Verizon Wireless and Samsung announced today that the carrier is going to start offering the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 later this week. This Android tablet

Windows 8 Tablet Starting Lineup Will Definitely Include HP

Microsoft has announced the starting lineup for Windows RT, and while HP is passing on this version, the company has firm plans to make a tablet running the x86 version[...]

Ten Cool Trip Planning Apps for the iPad

If you're going on a trip (vacation, business or otherwise), the iPad can turn into a very handy tool. Here are ten of the coolest iPad apps for trip planning.[...]

More Apple iPad Mini Details Emerge: Small Bezels, 4G LTE, More

While the existence of an iPad Mini continues to be the product of pure speculation, new reports have surfaced detailing the tiny tablet, pegging this device with the functionality of[...]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Now Available from Verizon

Those who would like a version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 with 4G LTE need wait no longer, as Verizon has just introduced exactly that. High-speed cellular-wireless networking[...]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Student Edition Bundle Includes Keyboard Dock at No Extra Cost

Earlier this month it was rumored that Samsung would be re-releasing the Galaxy Tab 2 in a special Student Edition equipped with keyboard dock and USB adapter free. Now, [...]

Apple iPad Mini Production Already in Full Swing?

As rumors of an iPad Mini continue to mount, the latest report claims that this smaller slate is already in full production, which if true, lines up rather nicely with[...]

OnLive Gaming Service Struggling but Surviving

OnLive brings tablet and smartphone users access to console games and desktop software by streaming them from remote servers. The company behind it just went through a major re-organization, but[...]

AT&T No Longer Subsidizing Prices on Tablets

As part of introducing its Mobile Share plans later this week, AT&T is no longer offering subsidies on the cost of tablets, as these no longer need to be purchased[...]

Amazon Vs. Google Play: Which Reigns Supreme?

Amazon and Google built their respective tablets, the Kindle Fire and the Nexus 7, around their content services. But which service has more to offer?

Android 4.0.4 Software Update Introduced for Motorola Xyboard Wi-Fi in US

Better late than never, Motorola finally offers the Android 4.0.4 software update for both sizes of the Xyboard Wi-Fi tablet, after promising said updates last December. The new updates are[...]

Barnes & Noble to Offer the Nook Line Across the Pond in October

Barnes & Noble has announced the first international expansion of the Nook line, with the book retailer setting its sights on our friends across the pond, bringing its line of[...]

Samsung, Asus Gains Help Keep Tablet Market Growing

Tablets remain popular with consumers, and continue to grow at a healthy rate -- and it's not just Apple that owns the market any more. New figures from market-research firm[...]

Google Takes a Nod from Apple, Starts Offering Google Play Gift Cards

Looking for the perfect gift for the Android tablet owners in your life? Well Google has just made things a little easier by rolling out gift cards that customers can[...]

Amazon Instant Video Review

Amazon now offers a new app for streaming movies and TV directly to the iPad. Is it worth the free download? To find out, read the full review.

New Amazon Kindle Fire Tablets Expected September 6

Today Amazon sent out invitations for the media to attend a press conference early next month. While the company did not specify the reasoning for the press conference, it is[...]

Court Rules Samsung Galaxy Tab Does Not Infringe on the Design for the iPad

The ruling has been handed down in the monumental patent-infringement lawsuit between Apple and Samsung. For the most part the U.S. court ruled in Apple's favor, but not when it[...]

Next Samsung Galaxy Player To Be a 5.8-inch Android Tablet

Samsung has unveiled a new member in its series of all-in-one Android multi-media devices for playing music, video and games. Now at 5.8 inches, the Galaxy Player has hit mini-tablet[...]

Google Loses in Samsung vs. Apple Lawsuit

Samsung is the obvious loser in its patent lawsuit with Apple, although Google and its Android OS, as well as tablets, may also be in the line of fire. [...]

Samsung Galaxy Note II Specs Revealed

Just days away from its official unveiling, the Samsung Galaxy Note II has been withdrawn from its mystery veil, with a Korean newspaper claiming to know all the goodies Sammy's[...]

Google Nexus 7

The Nexus 7 is a 7-inch Google tablet, manufactured by ASUS. It has a Tegra 3 quad-core processor and runs Android 4.1, aka Jelly Bean.

Samsung Series 7 Slate

Windows 8 Preview tablet. 11.6 inches, 1.9 pounds, can be purchased with accessories like a dock, keyboard, and mouse.

IFA 2012: Look for New Tablets, Phones, Ultrabooks

The doors to the IFA tradeshow will soon open. This has become famous for the launches of important mobile devices, like the first Samsung Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Note.

ASUS Showcases Two Windows 8/RT Dockable Tablets: ASUS Vivo Tab and Vivo Tab RT

ASUS has revealed two old faces with new names today, as it reintroduces the ASUS Vivo Tab and Vivo Tab RT, formerly known as Tablet 810 and Tablet 600. The[...]

ARCHOS Unveils GamePad Tablet

ARCHOS unveiled the GamePad today, an Android tablet that will be outfitted with physical controls ideal for gaming, like joysticks, a d-pad, and face buttons.

Samsung Unveils Series 7 and Series 5 Convertible Windows 8 Tablets

Using the IFA stage in Berlin as an ideal platform to announce a slew of new products, Samsung has just took the wraps off the Series 5 and Series 7[...]

Samsung Officially Introduces Galaxy Note II at IFA Unpacked Event

After much anticipation Samsung finally introduced the successor to the popular Galaxy Note, the Samsung Galaxy Note II today. The announcement was made at the Samsung Unpacked Event held at[...]

Lenovo Unveils a Trio of Dockable Android Tablets at IFA

Lenovo has just announced the addition of three new Android-powered tablets to its IdeaTab line, unveiling the 7-inch A2107, the 9-inch A2109 and the 10.1-inch S2110 at the consumer electronics[...]

Samsung Galaxy Note II Hands-On Preview

Samsung's next tabletphone sets a high bar for the other exhibitors at this week's IFA. We go hands-on with this upcoming tabletphone.

Amazon Broadly Hints Kindle Fire 2 Coming Next Week

Amazon announced today that it has sold the complete stock of its Kindle Fire tablet. This is an obvious hint that a new version is coming soon -- probably next[...]

Amazon Kindle Fire 2 Exposed

The official debut of the second-generation Kindle Fire is probably coming in less than a week, but those who want an early look at this device don't have to wait[...]

Huawei Unveils Ultra-Portable MediaPad 7 Lite

Huawei has taken the wraps off the next addition to its tablet family, the MediaPad 7 Lite. The ultra-portable tablet was one of two major announcements made by this China-based[...]