Android Buyers Guide

It’s not hard to find a Google Android tablet. Samsung, LG, Asus, Toshiba, Dell, Acer, HP, Amazon and others too numerous to name rely on Google’s mobile operating system to power their tablets. The devices range in size from seven inches to larger than a foot, and cover the spectrum of processor speeds and capability. Many Android tablets are Google-sanctioned devices, which feature Google’s proprietary apps like Gmail and Google Maps, and have access to the Google Play Store for licensed apps. Others, like the Kindle Fire series, run a heavily-modified version of Android, and are restricted from the Google Play Store, but have access to third-party channels like the Amazon Appstore.

Recent Android Reviews

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Windows vs. Android Battle Heats Up with Launch of Very Affordable Windows Tablets

Last week saw the debut of two Windows tablets with prices so low that they have the potential to shake up the mobile device market. Read full article

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Tablets Make the Grade When It Comes to Innovative Learning in the Digital World

Devices like the iPad and Windows 8 tablets are being deployed in school systems around the world as educators have begun to turn learning into a 1:1 technology initiative. Read full article

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook Review

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook has the build and guts of a Galaxy Tab 4, but features a slight Nook software tweak. How does this $180 Android tablet compare[...] Read full article

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Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact Hands-on Preview

Sony presented its first mid-size tablet at IFA: the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. This is an 8-inch device which boasts a high-resolution display and exceptionally slim and lightweight design. Read full article

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Lenovo IdeaTab A8-50 Review

The ideaTab A8-50 is an 8-inch Android tablet that costs what many 7-inch models do. Is this the best option for those looking for a budget mid-size device? We find[...] Read full article

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook Hands-On Preview

What to make of the Galaxy Tab Nook? Is it just a rebranded version of the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, or have Barnes & Noble and Samsung collaborated enough[...] Read full article

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Asus MeMO Pad 8 (2014) Review

The Asus MeMO Pad 8 sports a high-end processor paired with an 8-inch display and a moderate $200 suggested retail price. How does it stack up against similarly-sized rivals? We[...] Read full article

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Review

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is one of the first mid-size tablets with a 1600 x 2560 display. It sports a beautiful OLED display, but is this more than[...] Read full article

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Asus MeMO Pad 7 (2014) Review

The 2014 version of Asus' MeMO Pad 7 crams an Intel processor and 16GB of storage into a tiny package with a suggested retail price of $149, but is it[...] Read full article

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E FUN Nextbook 8 (2014) Review

Boasting a quad-core processor and a mid-size screen for a retail price of $99, the Nextbook 8 is the latest Android tablet trying to attract buyers through extreme cheapness. But[...] Read full article

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