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Android latest: Lollipop does not suck

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 22, 2014 // 105 Comments

My first-generation Nexus 7 tablet recently updated itself to the latest version of the Android OS, Android 5.0 Lollipop, thanks to Google’s commitment to keep the entire Nexus system abreast of the latest developments in its platform. And so far at least, despite some other reports to the [...]

Could on-wall reading be a thing? Thanks to Lenovo, it just might be

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

Lenovo has just rolled out a new line of tablets, including one that could have some very interesting real-world reading applications. The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro has a  13.3″ QHD display, which would make it ordinarily quite interesting enough as a reading device, if a little cumbersome. But [...]

CONTEXT data shows Android tablets leading Europe, iPads slipping

By libertyc
July 18, 2013 // 2 Comments

The latest data report from London-headquartered tech sales and pricing research firm CONTEXT shows tablets holding up the otherwise declining consumer PC distribution business across Western Europe —but specifically, Android tablets. According to the CONTEXT figures, sales of tablets rose 137 [...]

How to stream Amazon Instant Videos on a Nexus 7 or other Android Tablet (video)

By libertyc
July 8, 2013 // 91 Comments

Dan commented on my post last week about the Kindle Fire sale, asking if there really was no way to watch an Amazon Instant Video on an Android tablet (specifically a Nexus 7). I said “nope,” but someone (Bree) reminded us that alternate browsers, like Dolphin, support Flash. So I went [...]

REVIEW: Google’s Nexus 10 Android tablet as a library patron’s delight

By libertyc
December 26, 2012 // 5 Comments

I drive a 1988 Honda and on the whole lead a frugal life. But I have a weakness for e-books and gizmos for reading them. You can’t fathom technology, at the practical level for library patrons and other book-lovers, without using it. Curious where the tech is headed? Well, what costs too much [...]

You too can have a body like mine — with e-books!

By libertyc
October 24, 2012 // 5 Comments

My wife had been a keen customer of the local women’s-only gym for several years, so after last Christmas, when they closed down and re-opened as a unisex establishment, I decided to go along, too. Nine months later, I’m still among the regulars, dragging my aging body along four or five [...]

The Man with 11 Androids on the Perils of Multiple Registrations

By libertyc
October 16, 2012 // 1 Comment

The man with one clock, they say, knows what time it is; the man with two clocks is never sure. Where does that put me, the man with 11 Android tablets? I don’t actually have 11 tablets, of course. My current total is four, of which one is out of commission and one is too slow to be much use for [...]

Android apps for reading PDFs

By libertyc
September 17, 2012 // 5 Comments

In earlier articles I’ve covered the proprietary Kindle and Kobo apps, and this time I want to turn my attention to PDF reading on Android tablets. I’ve covered four prominent apps, but there are many others. The basic functionality of all Android PDF apps is fairly similar, but there are some [...]

Get your 7-inch 16GB Kindle Fire HD today

By libertyc
September 14, 2012 // 3 Comments

By Jeremy Hill | for the Technology Tell network               Orders for the 16GB version of the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD for $199 are being accepted by Amazon today. This is the first version of the Kindle Fire HD to ship to customers, and if you happen to be [...]

The TeleRead Review: Visual Land Prestige 10 Internet Tablet

By libertyc
August 25, 2012 // 22 Comments

The TeleRead Review: Visual Land Prestige 10 Internet Tablet By Howard Whitman I’ll freely admit that when it comes to tablets, I’m more familiar with the kind The Flintstones wrote on than the newfangled, touchscreen, sorta-computer-thingy ones. Yep, I’m a technology curmudgeon—a man who [...]

Google Nexus 7 announced

By Paul Biba
June 27, 2012 // 2 Comments

Well, as expected Google has announced the Nexus 7 7″ tablet.  The specs look great and it is far superior to the Kindle Fire.  Since one can run the Kindle app on the machine it is fair to make the direct comparison. $199 for the 8G version and $249 for the 16G version, including a $25 [...]

Kindle Fire accounts for over half of the Android tablet market

By Paul Biba
April 27, 2012 // 1 Comment

That’s according to a report by comScore which utilizes data from tagged web page content.  Here’s the press release (blockquotes omitted): comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today announced the next generation of its Device Essentials™ service, [...]

Why haven't Android tablets taken off?

By Paul Biba
February 28, 2012 // 5 Comments

Android tablets have nowhere near the market share that Adroid phones have captured.  Why is this?  Well, John Gruber, in Daring Fireball, speculates as to the reason: My hypothesis has long been that Android has very little traction in and of itself. What has traction is the traditional pattern [...]

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