4 Upcoming Android Tablets

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    Samsung’s 10.5-inch AMOLED Tablet


    Samsung hasn’t released an AMOLED tablet in years, but it uses the super colorful and bright screens on its smartphones. We’ve been waiting to see if the company ever decides to employ AMOLED displays in tablets for a while, and now we’re starting to hear rumors of a 10.5-inch display The latest report surfaced earlier this month and identified the tablet as the SM-T800. It may pack some serious specs, too, including a possible Snapdragon 801 processor (or Exynos in some markets), a super sharp 2560 x 1600-pixel display, 2GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera and a nice large 7,900mAh battery. We don’t know when it will hit the market, but if you’re clamoring for Samsung’s sweet displays on a large form factor device, this could be worth waiting for.

    Google Nexus 8


    Google’s Nexus 7 (2013) is still one of our favorite tablets on the market, especially because we love its form factor, but Google may soon replace it with a slightly-larger 8-inch tablet. Rumors suggest HTC is building Google’s new device, in addition to a larger Nexus 10, and that it could hit the market as soon as this month. That’s probably great news for Android fans, since HTC has proven time and time again that it has a knack for building first-rate hardware. Imagine BoomSound speakers or an all-aluminum design? We’re drooling just thinking about the possibilities, but hope Google can continue to offer its devices at such a low upfront cost. April may be too soon, though, considering the month is almost half over. Also, so far there’s been no indication HTC is actually working on such a device.

    Nexus 10 Refresh -Built By HTC?


    Can you believe it’s been almost two years since the Nexus 10 was announced? It was first unveiled way back in October of 2012. The Nexus 10 was built by Samsung and was largely met with praise from reviewers, but it has otherwise been left to die. Several rumors have suggested that Google wants to release a new large-screen Nexus 10, and the latest suggests HTC may be the OEM that was tapped to build two of Google’s upcoming tablets powered by Android. Google is holding its annual I/O conference in June and, if it’s building a larger tablet, that seems like the best place to unveil such a product.

    Wild Card: New Kindle Fires?


    Amazon announced its latest Kindle Fire HDX tablet back in September of 2013, which means the company is probably on cycle to update its portfolio, or maybe even introduce an entire new model, sometime this fall. There haven’t been any rumors lately, but we do know that Amazon pushes its tablet aggressively, especially because they serve as gateways into its ecosystem of apps, games and more.

    Source: TechnoBuffalo.com

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