The popular global discount supermarket chain, Aldi, is the latest retailer to jump on the cut-price Android-powered tablet bandwagon and as from this Sunday will be offering the Medion LifeTab E7316 7-inch ultra budget-friendly tablet with a price tag £79.99.
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While Android may be running away with the lion’s share of the smartphone market, there’s still no doubt about what rules the roost when it comes to tablets. New data from InfoScout reveals that roughly 40% of iPads sold on Black Friday were purchased by Android smartphone users.
International Data Corporation (IDC) released it’s quarterly report on worldwide tablet shipments Tuesday. The report states that the data tracking agency has lowered its expected forecast for growth in the tablet sector, which includes Android, iOS, and Windows tablets.
Tablet shipments are now expected to reach 221.3 million units this year, which is down from the agency’s earlier forecast of 227.4 million units. This new forecast is still 53.5 percent higher than last year’s unit shipment levels, however.
Amazon doesn’t just have some awesome smartphone deals for Cyber Monday, but also a nice saving on its latest 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX. The device is currently $50 cheaper in the U.S. and £30 cheaper in the U.K., but you’ll need to purchase yours today to take advantage of the offer.
Samsung unveiled the revamped model of its Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet back in September, 2013, and shortly after its announcement the tablets went on sale in a multitude of retail stores spread across the United States for $549.99 (16GB) & $599.99 (32GB). However, to celebrate Cyber Monday, Best Buy will be offering both variants of Samsung’s flagship 10-inch slate with a $45.00 discount leaving $504.99 to pay for the 16GB and $554.99 for the 32GB.
Looking for a new Wi-Fi hotspot that’ll ensure you’re constantly connected when you’re on the go? Well, if you want a great deal on it, then you should check out the Karma Wi-Fi Hotspot, which is now available with 1GB of data and free shipping for just $69 for a limited time thanks to Cult of Android deals.
The Xbox One isn’t quite out yet, but those of you planning to pick one up later this week can now download the new companion app for Android in preparation. Gamers can use it to navigate their Xbox One’s user interface, browse the web on their TV, and to turn their smartphone or tablet into a second screen.
Archos unveiled the GamePad 2 last month, its successor to the OEMs fairly-popular GamePad tablet, which made its debut in 2012. And now, the French consumer electronics company is introducing a new slate, which is an addition to its “Gen 11’ range of 10-inch devices.
While the iPad’s Retina display has traditionally been considered the finest tablet display on the market, that’s no longer the case thanks to Amazon. Its new high-end Kindle Fire HDX has the best tablet display ever tested by DisplayMate expert Dr. Raymond Soneira, “significantly outperforming” the iPad Air’s in several key areas.
Last week, we reported that Samsung had beaten Apple and claimed the top spot in J.D. Power’s latest tablet satisfaction survey. On closer inspection of its findings, it was unclear how the South Korean company had earned first place after its tablets received lower ratings than the iPad in so many areas.
J.D. Power has since explained why that’s the case.