Category Archives: Android

Leaks: Samsung’s New Tablets

Exclusive: Samsung Galaxy Tab S 2 8-inch and 9.7-inch specifications

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 2 size vs. the Apple iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 2 9.7 (SM-T815) appears on benchmark

The current Tab S 8.4 is lustatic to me; moreso than the Dell Venue 8 7000.

I’m drooling just thinking about these.

Previously here:

Rumor: New Samsung Tablets To Be 4:3 Screens

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Wall Street Journal Loves New Xiaomi Note

Weibo:

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Chinese summary of Wall Street Journal article
Original English Wall Street Journal article

It’s all a cruel tease until Xiaomi sells it in the U.S. for U.S. carrier bands.

And I’ve seen more sample photos. They still look machine-like.

Next-day update: Xiaomi Mi Note photo samples

Previously here:

Fake Mi Note On Taobao
Reference: iPhone 6 Plus Vs. Mi Note Photos
New Mi Note Killed With Fire
Xiaomi Redmi Note Pro Vs. Huawei Ascend Mate 7
Mi Note Phones

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Sony’s Z4 Tablet Exists

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet apparently leaks ahead of MWC

Sony outs Xperia Z4 Tablet with 2K screen

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But is it the Z4 Tablet Ultra?

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Xiaomi San Francisco Meet

I know this has already been covered, but no one else has shown it via Weibo.

Hugo Barra’s Weibo:

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Dual-OS Onda V919 3G Air Gets A Second Review

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Over at ZOL [Google Translate]. No time for me to read the review.

Previously here:

Dual-OS Onda V919 3G Air Gets A Review
Teclast Attacks Onda Again
Onda Counterattacks Teclast
Teclast Goes To War Against Onda, Makes Them Toast
Onda V919 3G Air Gets A Review
Onda V919 3G Air Dual Boot: 64GBs Internal Storage
Onda’s Dual-Boot Announcement
Onda Introduces Dual-Boot Tomorrow
Onda V919 3G Air Dual-Boot Coming
Onda V919 3G Air Gets A Review
Onda Shows Dual-Boot Android-Windows 8.1 Tablet
Onda: Android-Windows 8.1 Dual System Coming

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Two New Xiaomi Note Ads

Hot off the press, so to speak, in China.

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These are very strange. See them after the break.

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Xiaomi February 12 Event

So Xiaomi is doing a tech press Meet & Greet in San Francisco on January February [doh!] 12 after all…

Weibo:

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AnTuTu 5.6.1 Released

Weibo:

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Go to whatever app store you frequent.

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Dell Venue 8 7000/7840 Gets Another Review

Dell’s Venue 8 7000: A striking tablet that falls short of greatness

Due to limited time, I haven’t read this yet. I note it for later.

Previously here:

Google Books PDF Test: Dell Venue 8 7000/7840
Dell Venue 8 7000/7840 Can Be Rooted, Get Android 5.0
Dell Venue 8 7000/7840 AnTuTu Score
First Review: Dell Venue 8 7000/7840
Dell Venue 8 7000/7840 Released
Dell Venue 8 7000/7840: Best Buy, First User Report
Dell Venue 8 7000 Delayed
Video: Dell Venue 8 7000 Vs. Nexus 9

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Earthquake: Alibaba Invests In Meizu

This news is so big, even Reuters picked it up: Alibaba places China smartphone business bet with $590 million Meizu deal

The thing about Alibaba is that it has its own Cloud-based OS, called Aliyun. That’s way ahead of its time. Blank hardware isn’t something that I think will happen any time soon. Neither Apple nor Samsung should be worried. Nor should Xiaomi.

And it’s also unclear what Meizu’s stance is in regard to international telephony patent licensing. Not having them has blunted Xiaomi’s international ambitions.

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