Apple wants Samsung to pay a $40 license fee for every smartphone and tablet it sells after the South Korean company infringed five patents with a number of Galaxy-branded devices.
That’s right… just five patents, $40 for every device. It’s a pretty surprising demand — especially after Apple recently stated that monetary damages were “not an adequate remedy” for Samsung’s patent infringing ways.
A benchmarks listing has revealed the existence of a mystery Xiaomi tablet called the ‘HM 1AC’. This device will reportedly sport a 9.2 inch display accompanied by a Snapdragon 400 SoC according to the benchmarks site. Given the hardware, this might most likely remain a budget offering.
NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 superchip was announced last month during CES, and the company mentioned at the time that the chip wouldn’t make its way to the market for another few months. However, the AnTuTu benchmarks app appears to have already stumbled across a tablet running the new CPU — hinting at a launch sooner than expected.
Verizon Wireless has at last officially announced that will be offering the LTE version of Google’s flagship tablet of 2013, the Nexus 7, on its super-fast 4G network, from this Thursday, February 13, 2014. The American carrier will be listing the slate for $349.99 upfront, which will get you a factory unlocked model of the device, or $249.99 on a two-year data only contract. Customers can also add the tablet to their Share Everything Plan for an additional $10 per month.
LG’s G Pad 8.3 launched back in October, 2013, and is regarded as one of the more impressive mid-sized, ultra-portable Android tablets on the market. Starting today, residents in the United Kingdom can get their hands on the 16GB G Pad for £199.99 from the popular online retailer Expansy’s, which is a whopping £60 reduction off the usual recommended retail price.
The popular French electronics manufacturer, Archos, has unveiled three new affordable low-end Android-powered tablets — the 90 Neon, the 97 Neon and the 101 Neon. The trio will ship running the latest build of Vanilla Android 4.2 Jelly Bean together with a full set of Google apps and services, including Gmail, Google+ and YouTube.
Remember Sony’s clip-on smartphone cameras that were announced last year? Well, if you were one of the few who forked out hundreds of dollars to get one, you’ll be pleased to know it’ll soon be compatible with your tablet. Sony is launching a collection of tablet attachments in the coming months in a range of sizes that are expected to cost around $36.
Nintendo is finally ready to swallow its pride and begin developing games and other content for mobile devices, according to a new report from Japan. It’s still unlikely we’ll ever see full Super Mario or Zelda titles, but sources say will will get free mini-games, trailers, and more to promote new Nintendo releases on its own consoles.
Google is reportedly looking to add a third tablet to its Nexus lineup this summer in the form of the Nexus 8, supply chain sources have revealed. The device will feature an 8-inch display and could be powered by an Intel Bay Trail-T processor, and it’s likely to be built by Asus, which already makes the slightly smaller Nexus 7.