According to Digitimes, 7-inch tablets priced at only $99 could be launched in the third quarter of the year, although the publication doesn’t list any model by name, nor does it mention the OEMs that would create sell such devices.However, the site indicates that “many brand vendors” are apparently interested in Asus’s MeMo Pad HD 7, the $129 7-inch tablet that was just unveiled at Computex a few weeks ago, mainly because its price, which makes the device one of the most affordable 7-inch tablets in town.
Microsoft is preparing an update to Windows 8 for release later this year. It says the changes are designed to address complaints and confusion with the new operating system. Windows 8 is the most radical overhaul of Microsoft’s operating system since Windows 95 came out nearly two decades ago. It was revamped to embrace the types of touch-screen controls popular on smartphones and tablet computers, devices that are siphoning sales from the desktop and laptop PCs that have been Microsoft’s traditional stronghold. Windows 8 was released with much fanfare in October, but got a lukewarm reception from consumers. Part of the problem is that Windows 8 tries to be all things to all people. It’s designed to respond to touch-screen controls, but it also works with traditional mouse and keyboard commands. It offers a new layout that resembles tablet computers, but it also has a desktop mode that looks like previous versions of Windows. What results is confusion.
A friend was going to buy his first smartphone and he asked me to recommend an OS, I told him Android! He agreed after I gave him the reasons. The next question was, tablet or phone? That is a tricky one. Both have their good and bad sides based on what you want to do with the device. You will look funny calling with a tab in you hand and funnier editing a large document with a tiny little 4″ screen. What about movies and photos? Here is an objective comparison of a Tablet and a phone. Note that I am not including the “phablet” segment here, that will be a separate post.
Many people keep attempting to optimize their android experience on their tablet and I am one of them. Over time I have learnt a few things. There are also things that my friends taught me on an android tablet. I thought it would be nice to share them with you on this nice lazy sunday afternoon. So here goes the post