Qualcomm has accidentally spilled the beans on a new Microsoft Lumia smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 810 processor. This comes as a surprise as Microsoft has been quite content to put out budget devices for the last few months; even the flagship Lumia 830 wasn’t exactly bristling with top of the line specifications.
ARM has announced new products that double the speed of current models, and are being made available to manufacturers this year. Consumers won’t be seeing these electronics appearing in commercial products until next year, but it provides a tantalising glimpse into the next generation of smartphones and tablets.
Cyanogen wants to take Android away from Google, and it looks like Microsoft is more than happy to help it along with a US$70 million investment in the company. While the amount makes Redmond a minority investor in the company, there is a sense that Microsoft would like nothing more than to loosen Google’s grip […]
The Chinese government has managed to convince Apple to turn over their source code to assuage fears of secret backdoors and spying. This brings many years of pressure from the government to an end, although the move could have also have been prompted by US whistleblower Edward Snowden’s comments about the iPhone last week.
Jide Technology, a company founded by three ex-Googlers, will be introducing a tablet that appears to merge the best parts of Microsoft and Android; into a form that mimics the Surface Pro. Called the Jide Remix, it also runs a customised version of Android 4.4.2 that resembles Windows 8.
Heroes of Might and Magic 3, one of the best turned based strategy games from 1999, is returning with a new High Definition edition. Return to Erathia after 16 years, and this time it can be done on a mobile platform; as Ubisoft is bringing it to both Android and iOS as well.
Toshiba has quietly snuck a new 2-in-1 PC into CES 2015, although admittedly this was already announced back in 2014. Toshiba claims that the new Portege Z20t will have 17 hours of battery life while running in laptop mode.
Blizzard’s award winning Hearthstone card game is now available on all Android tablets after a soft launch in selected regions. Players will need to have a device of 6-inches or more to play the game properly, but there are also plans to bring the game to smartphones at some point in the future.
Lenovo’s latest Yoga Tablet 2 Pro will raise some eyebrows, and not just because they had Ashton Kutcher unveil it. The new top of the line Yoga Tablet includes a built-in pico projector that Lenovo says will put out a 50-inch image. It also includes a rear facing subwoofer for completing a tablet version of the […]
Lenovo’s London global launch has revealed a range of new Yoga devices. Among them is the Yoga 3 Pro, which continues Lenovo’s line of folding convertible design, albeit with a redesigned hinge. Also announced was the Yoga Tablet 2, the tablet with a kickstand that now comes in either a Windows or Android option.
Dell’s next tablet has been previewed at the Intel Developer Forum 2014. It isn’t entirely out of place there as this device serves to showcase Intel’s new RealSense camera technology. Like many other new mobile devices this one is also being touted as the thinnest tablet in the world, and at 6mm thick the claim […]
The USB 3.0 Promoter Group has announced that it has finalised the design of the new USB connector. Calling it the USB Type-C, it will be around the size of the current micro-USB connectors and is fully reversible; meaning that no longer will users be stumbling around trying to figure out which side is supposed […]
Samsung’s next flagship tablet, the Galaxy Tab S, will be officially launched in Malaysia next Tuesday. We managed to spend some time with the 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch tablets when they were revealed at Samsung’s global event in New York. It sports a Snapdragon 800 at its core, with the new odd numbering of 3GB RAM and […]
In a few days, Samsung will be unveiling to the world the latest tablet device in their stable, the Galaxy Tab S. On the 12th Of June, Lowyat.NET will be on ground in New York to bring you the latest news from the newest tablets on Samsungs roster. So far not too much is known […]
After announcing the 14nm Broadwell (Core M) processor and waxing lyrical about how it was optimized for a fanless device design because of low heat production, we could only imagine what the devices would be like. At Computex, Intel have a “llama mountain” reference design that measures in at an incredible 7.2mm, 0.3mm thinner than […]
Just when we thought that 6.3Inches would be the biggest a phablet could be before things got ridiculous, enter the new Samsung Galaxy W. Not to be confused with the older 2011 model (running out of letters?), the new Galaxy W features a 7-inch display with a design that allows for 1 handed operation and […]
Between waxing lyrical about the mystical properties of chi, Asus head Jonney Shih managed to introduce the Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi, the thinnest 12.5-inch detachable 2-in-1 laptop. The company claims that the device is only 14.3mm when combined, with the tablet section only measuring 3mm thick at the thinnest part.
Continuing ASUS’ need to create truly odd hybrid devices, the announcement of the Transformer Book V should be no surprise to anyone. It features a 5-inch Android smartphone that docks with a 12.5-inch convertible notebook that runs on Windows. Unlike the previous versions of the Padfone, the two devices will continue to operate even while separated.
Asus has announced two tablets at Computex 2014. The Fonepad 8 and Memopad 8 are both Intel powered tablets which Asus boss Jonney Shih says are proof that it is not the number of cores that determine the capabilities of the device. There may have been some amount of dismissal of the capabilities of current […]
Two years ago, Lenovo unveiled the ThinkPad 2 and after what could only be considered as Eons in the industry, Lenovo have finally shown off its successor, the ThinkPad 10. The ThinkPad 10 stays true to its leaked specs with a 10Inch display pushing out 1920 x 1200 resolution, Intel quad-core bay trail processor, 64/128GB […]