Via PadHz, here, February 23, 2014: Google Forbids Windows/Android Dual-Boot Tablets
CNet, February 25, 2014: No Nirvana? Is Asus rethinking Android-Windows 8.1 device?
CNet, March 7, 2014: Google cited as bothered by Android-Windows hybrid
I often get shit on Twitter for citing Chinese reports. I understand that sometimes they seem unbelievable — and add to that the ambiguity of Google Translate.
Yet many times I’ve found they have the real deal before anyone in America notices.
Anyway, I wouldn’t be surprised if dual-boot machines are killed by Google. All they really do is aid Microsoft. That’s not something Google wants.
I’m sure Asus will cite either “no market demand” or the catch-all “technical issues” when finally announcing the cancellation.
An IMP3Net forum thread points out the hazards of buying an early production run of a Chinese tablet [Google Translate].
In the short time it’s been out, Onda has apparently cranked out three iterations of the Retina-class 9.7-inch Onda V975M tablet.
And that’s angered early buyers because their version lacks something important.
History-making tweet — 2,519,715 Retweets at the time of this post being written
Ellen’s Oscars selfie now the most retweeted post ever — a huge win for Samsung
Ellen Was On Stage At Oscars With Samsung, Backstage With iPhone
Ellen and a damned Galaxy Note phone. Another member of the League of Note Women!
Same-day update: And this is what happens when your products all look alike. That wasn’t a Galaxy Note as everyone thought. In a tweet, Samsung says it was the new Galaxy S5!
Don’t hang me for the post title. I’m riffing on the classic line from Cool Hand Luke.
But look (click to enlarge):
There are only two I can identify. An iPad (3 or 4) is in the center. To the right of it with narrow borders is the
Onda V975M (same day update: Nope. It’s the iPad Air. I think…). The rest… I don’t know.
Filed under Android, Video
The Google Books PDF Death Match series of posts:
- Part One: Barnes & Noble Nook HD+
- Part Two: iPad Mini
- Part Three: iPad 4 with Retina Display
- Part Four: Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
Third Samsung Galaxy S III Test
Google Books PDF Death Match: 2013 Nexus 7
Google Books PDF Death Match: Dell Venue 8 Android Tablet
Google Books PDF Death Match: iPad Air
Google Books PDF Death Match: iPhone 5s
Google Books PDF Death Match: Retina iPad Mini
Google Books PDF Death Match: Dell Venue 8 Pro
A trip into Manhattan today with a side stop at Best Buy finally brought me into the orbit of the elusive LG G Pad 8.3.
I originally lusted after this tablet when it was released months ago. Then I cooled on it as the months passed and it couldn’t be found in any local stores.
Was my pining for it ever warranted?
See the answer after the break.
Filed under Android, Video
That’s what PadHz is claiming, based on a report from the “Taiwan Economic Times” — the original source of which I cannot find [Google Translate].
Apparently this is Google’s reaction to Microsoft dropping its Windows 8.1 device licensing fee to US$15.
I don’t know that this will break many hearts. It’s interesting to see Google push around a partner like Asus, though.
What’s next? Google somehow forbidding the emulation of Android on Windows desktops and devices?
So Huawei has announced its new HTC One-like eight-inch tablet, the MediaPad M1:
Filed under Android, Stupid
According to @evleaks, that’s not a HTC device.
It’s a new eight-inch tablet from Huawei!
Mobile World Congress is happening as I type this and Huawei is about to announce new devices within the hour.
HTC had a bold and sexy new design with its HTC One phone.
And now has had it stolen by both Ramos and Huawei for tablets.
Where the hell is the HTC tablet that looks like that?
To rub salt in HTC’s wound, after the break a new video of the Ramos K1, Silver Edition.
IMP3Net says mostly favorable things about the new Chuwi VX1 seven-inch 3G “tablet phone” [Google Translate].
I note this review only because of the past popularity of Chuwi’s iPad Mini clones and due to the new industrial design of the VX1. Surprisingly, the finished product matches all of the renders: