IFA hasn't started yet but the ball seems to have already started rolling with Acer announcing its new 10.1-inch Iconia A3 tablet. The company has also revealed a set of new color options for its Iconia A1 and Iconia B1 tablets.
Early details of the LG G Pad 8.3 had been a mix of official and rumor. There had been some leaks and speculation and there was also some teasing coming direct from LG. And while the official unveiling was expected during IFA, LG has offered a surprise announcement ahead of the show. Simply put, LG has announced the G Pad 8.3 and has said the tablet will be available in "key markets" during the fourth quarter of the year.
Custom third-party ROMs provide a good way to keep older hardware running current versions of Android. And in this case the aging hardware we are talking about is the Nook Tablet and the original Kindle Fire. These were both originally released with a customized version of Android 2.3, however thanks to CyanogenMod they can be running Android 4.3.
Archos had already talked about plans to unveil several new devices in the remainder of the year and it looks like IFA is going to be the place that will be happening. Basically, it looks like Archos is giving a sneak peek as to what they will be showing during IFA. Coming by way of a recently issued press release, Archos has offered some details on how they plan to use their Android "expertise" to build upon their 3G connected product lines.
We recently learned the Nexus 7 LTE would be heading to Japan in mid-September and as of today it looks like a date has been announced for those in the UK. The UK details come by way of O2 who have revealed a release date as well as the price. Without any further adieu, O2 expects to have the Nexus 7 LTE (4G) available on September 13.
Samsung has indeed taken notice of how much children these days are making use gadgets and see in it a potential and profitable market. The manufacturer is releasing its first tablet for kids to help make the time spent by children on the device more educational and entertaining.
We've seen smartphones and tablets designed and built to cater to different ages and lifestyles, from savvy seniors to athletic adventurers to texting teens. It was only a matter of time before manufacturers started targeting the lowest rung of the ladder: toddlers and kids. Samsung seems to have heard the call and is answering with its Galaxy Tab 3 Kids, a tablet that screams colors and fun.
An LG executive previously confirmed the company was working on a tablet and while we have yet to see a proper announcement for the device it does look like the teasing has begun. LG has recently posted a short teaser video for the LG G Pad 8.3. That part does give a solid clue as to the device size, but otherwise it looks like it is being promised as a device that will be "just right for you."
It seems that LG is earnestly trying to get into the Android tablet market. Last week, an LG executive confirmed that the Korean manufacturer is planning on releasing a tablet this year. Currently dubbed as the LG G Pad, this tablet will apparently be running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 instead of the expected Snapdragon 800.