Category Archives: Android

Kalos 2 Super Tablet. Kalos Who?

Kalos 2 could be the fastest tablet ever as it sports an Exynos 7420

  • Samsung Exynos 7420 CPU
  • Unknown RAM
  • Unknown screen size at 2560 x 1600 pixels
  • 18 hours(!) of battery life
  • Type-C USB 3.1 port
  • 6.3mm thin

I haven’t heard of Kalos before now. Has anyone?

And if Kalos can do this, how long before it’s also from Teclast, Onda, CUBE, etc, but as an iPad Air clone?

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First Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (9.7-inch) Review

The Galaxy Tab S2 is so thin and light that it almost seems like someone digitized a piece of paper. This is one gorgeous display, too. The Super AMOLED screen delivers richer colors and deeper blacks than the iPad Air 2. The tablet is especially compelling if you own both a Samsung phone and a Samsung TV, because of how well this tablet’s software integrates with those devices. But even if you don’t live in Samsung world, you’ll appreciate this slate’s multitasking performance when using features like multiwindow.

What keeps the Tab S2 from being an Editors’ Choice pick is its below-average battery life.

Of course, 7.5 hours isn’t bad, but other tablets with the same size display last 9 hours or longer on a charge.

No AnTuTu score, but other benchmarks were done.

It’s supposed to be in stores (read: Best Buy) this Thursday, September 3rd. I doubt I’ll be rushing to a store to get disappointed by their absence. I’ll wait.

Samsung got their new phones in Best Buy the day of their announcement. I don’t think they care that much about tablets.

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Xiaomi President Defends Redmi Note 2 Screen

Apparently some sort of whispering campaign on Weibo began last week in regards to the screen used in the new Redmi Note 2.

Xiaomi co-founder and President Lin Bin publicly addresses the issue, offering a rare peek behind the tech scenes in a Weibo


He should use his Magic Frying Pan to flatten the detractors. (That’s a very inside joke only those who have been following Xiaomi closely will be amused by.)

Previously here:

Redmi Note 2 AnTuTu Close To Onda V919 3G Core-M!
Xiaomi Announces Redmi Note 2 And MIUI 7

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Meizu Gets New Logo, Internal PDF Leaked

This is where the company wants to be:


See their plan — if you can read Chinese — in the leaked PDF [Google Drive].

via Weibo

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iambillbil: Teclast X98 Pro, Teclast X2 Pro, Onda V919 3G Core-M

China tablet expert iambillbil has been busy. At post time, I don’t have time to read these, so I’m passing them along for those of you who do.

Teclast X98 Pro [Google Translate]

Teclast X2 Pro [Google Translate]

Onda V919 3G Core-M [Google Translate]

Previously here:

Prior iambillbil posts

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Sony: No More Baloney

Android 5.1 Lollipop certified for Xperia C3 and T2 Ultra (19.4.A.0.180)

I have bashed Sony again and again for its stupid moves in the eBook and TV markets.

So it’s only fair that I praise them again and again for the recent moves they’ve been making with phones.

The T2 Ultra — which is hardly on sale anywhere any more — is going to be getting Android 5.1!

Whoever it is at Sony who is making these moves deserves a raise. He’s instilling customer confidence in their phone division. It seems the days of abandoning customers — at least with phones — are over.

Now, if only the upcoming Z5 Ultra was a six-inch screen instead of just 5.5-inches! Well, at least bring the C5 Ultra to the U.S.!

Previously here:

Good Job, Sony
What Has Happened To Sony?!
Sony’s Boldest Phone Move Yet
Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Android 5.0 Update Is Go
Sony: T2 Ultra Will Get Android 5.0!
Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Might Get Android 5.x

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Models Get Hands-On

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch hands-on

The only worthwhile thing in that collection of words:

For those wondering, the Galaxy Tab S2 8-inch goes on sale starting September 3rd with an MSRP of $399.99 for the base 32GB Wi-Fi only model.

So I can ignore Best Buy and the Samsung store until then.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch hands-on & unboxing

Boasting an 8-megapixel rear camera, and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing one, we’re pretty content with the tandem – more so when it’s still an ungodly sight to see someone capturing photos using a tablet.

Really, where the hell does that guy live? Come to civilization. People all over New York City are taking photos with tablets. Some people appreciate having such a large viewfinder. Stop being a Tech Snob.

Previously here:

Prior Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 posts

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AMIDuOS v2.0, Brings Android 5.0.1

AMIDuOS Releases Major Upgrade To v2.0, Brings Full Android 5.0.1 Virtualization To Windows Machines

This could of interest to owners of Windows-only China tablets.

Previously here:

Vido Announces Dual-OS W8C TabletDuOS On Voyo A1 Mini
DuOS: Both Windows And Android

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Rockchip “Light Work OS” — Android 5.1 + Remix OS?

This is one the screwiest things I’ve seen come out of China…

Rockchip, to try to fend off the Wintel tablet assault, looks to have remixed the Remix OS and are calling it the “Light Work OS” [Google Translate].

The first tablet to have this is, strangely, the Pipo P9.


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Onda Remix OS Firmware Available For Some Tablets



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