HTC is reportedly working on the Nexus 8 tablet, the soon to be newest in Google's line of products. Codenamed Volantis, the Nexus 8 is supposed to be arriving this summer, although HTC could be adding another couple of tablets
Samsung's Galaxy Tab S range of tablets is very good, the best the company has made in fact. Sure, we could argue that the Note line was already covering the company's slate output just fine
After missing its rumoured launch at Google?s I/O event, the HTC Volantis Nexus 8 tablet has been the subject of plenty of speculation. The latest piece of information comes from known tech deep throat Evleaks,
We revealed rumours yesterday that the HTC Volantis (or Nexus 8 as it will be known) would come with monster specs including a 64-bit processor, a metal chassis, Boomsound speakers, and 5GB of RAM.
Some more spec details have emerged about the HTC Volantis, or as you may know it, the Nexus 8. Through the barrage of launches at the Google I/O event the Volantis was surprisingly missing, but the tablet is still scheduled to land sometime during the second half of the year.
"Hey, what's that?" is a very common question at company developer events during keynote speeches when images of devices flash on the screen. At Google's I/O the "what's that?" moment came when the company flashed a tablet on screen that we have never seen before, meaning it could be the HTC Nexus or another new slate.
The Nexus brand is up in the air at the moment, at least from a smartphone perspective. Google is likely to ditch the Nexus brand for Android Silver early next year, so last year?s Nexus 5 is likely the last smartphone bearing the name. However, the Nexus tablet range still has some steam left in it and we can expect to see some new slates from Google towards the end of the year.
Samsung began accepting pre-orders for the Galaxy Tab S last week, and the company has now confirmed that it will begin selling the Super AMOLED tabs next week. General availability for the Tab S 8.4 and 10.5 models will begin June 27th when the Wi-Fi models go on sale for $399.99 and $499.99 respectively. The tablet will be available in white or bronze and will be sold at Best Buy. AT&T previously stated that it would carry the cellular model of the Galaxy Tab S, but there's still no confirmed date for that launch. For now, interested Tab S buyers will have to stick with Wi-Fi to get a look at that Super AMOLED display.
I'm not quite sure why Samsung decided to make another tablet line. It was only six months ago that we were introduced to the PRO tablets, which were supposedly the flagship products from Samsung. But based on last night's debut of the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and 10.4, it's clear that Samsung has a new set of slates waving its flag.
Samsung today "raised the bar" for tablet viewing experiences with the release of a Super AMOLED display placed into the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S products. The tablet looks as if it's a supersized Galaxy S5 thanks to the same perforated back texture seen on both phone and tablet, however, it's a unique device.