The Iconia Tab A700 is Acer's latest Android-powered tablet and a follow up to its earlier A500 and A510 models. It comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a new, high-res display, but is that enough to make it worthwhile option when shopping for a new tablet?
With the launch of the Nexus 7, Google has finally decided to show Android tablet makers how things should be done. Teaming with ASUS, the company has put out a $199 tablet that features a 720p 7-inch display and a quad-core processor - all with the latest Android OS. See it in action in Michael's full review.
The Amazon Kindle Fire has received a new firmware update, version 6.3.1, that adds a host of new parental controls to the Android-powered tablet.
Look out, Amazon, Samsung is entering the affordable Android tablet market in a big way with the $249.99 Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, which features Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and dual cameras. Michael tests it out for us in this review.
Apple's new iPad is here, and it offers users a super-high resolution display and 4G LTE data connectivity as well as a new 1080p HD capable 5 megapixel camera. Michael tests out the new king of tablets in this review.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 is a lightning fast LTE-capable Android tablet for Verizon Wireless. While its high price and current lack of Android 4.0 hamper it a bit, it's still one of the hottest tablets available anywhere. Michael looks at it in this full review.
RIM released the long-awaited PlayBook OS 2.0 update for its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet device today, and has addressed some of the failings that the platform has had to live with since its launch last April. The new update includes such basic apps as a dedicated email client, contact app, and calendar app, and also has support for Android apps through the BlackBerry App World. RIM has also thrown in an updated home screen layout and some other tweaks, but all of this leads us to ask: will anyone that doesn't already own a PlayBook tablet be swayed by RIM's moves?
The Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 and 8.2 Android 3.2 Honeycomb-powered tablets are the spiritual successors to the original Motorola XOOM for Verizon Wireless. While differing in size, they have similar specs that include blazing 4G LTE data. Michael tests them out in this review.
Amazon's Kindle Fire is unarguably the first low-cost Android tablet to matter. It has Amazon's wide range of content and services backing it, and it offers solid hardware specs for only $199. It might not be an iPad killer, but Michael deems it a success in this review.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is the long-awaited smaller sibling to the Galaxy Tab 10.1 that was released earlier this year. Apart from its size, it offers virtually the same mix of hardware and software as the 10.1 model, but Dan finds it to lack polish in this review of the device.