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Dell Venue 8 tablets get Lollipop, forced disk encryption

One of the features of Android Lollipop that Google has been touting is the full disk encryption. For us it’s a hit or miss – you only get protection in certain specific situations, and your device gets a performance hit because of it. Hey, if you want the added security, then it’s good. But we’d like for Android to give us that choice, something Dell Venue 8 tablet owners did not get when their tablets updated recently to Android 5.0.2.

Dell Venue 10 7000 tablet with keyboard starts shipping

Dell has introduced the Venue 10 7000 series earlier this month but it's only now the tablet has started shipping. The new Android tablet was designed to impress with its sleek form and a large 10.5-inch OLED touch screen display. Making this different from other tablets out there is the fact that it transforms into a Dell netbook running Android Lollipop. This model is a follow up to the Dell Venue 8 7000 and it comes with almost similar specs.

Dell outs Venue 10 7000 tablet that converts into a netbook

The last Dell tablet we saw was the Dell Venue 8 7000. It was impressive enough with Intel being used inside but looks like Dell wants to make it better with the new Dell Venue 10 7000 tablet. It's a new tablet meant for the business enterprise market that can be easily converted into a netbook with a custom keyboard folio. We've seen similar models in the past but Dell's latest razor-thin entry into the tablet-netbook market could be a big thing.

Microsoft expands reach, partners with Android manufacturers

We’re seeing a lot of good movement from Microsoft these days, and this says a lot of good things about the new boss, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. We’ve seen how great the upcoming Windows 10 OS looks like, and we’re bracing for what Windows Phone will bring us this year or the next. In the meantime, the Redmond-based software giant is extending its reach as it looks to partner with Android manufacturers and place their software on devices.

Image measurement tool now active in Dell Venue 8 7000 tablet

One of the boons of choosing and Intel proc for your manufacturing your Android device is that you get the cool embedded features within the SoC. The Intel Atom processor, for instance, in the Dell Venue 8 7000 tablet allows you to get an estimated measurement of items and elements in your picture. This feature was embedded but inactive for the longest time since the new Dell tablet was launched, but has now been activated via a software update.

The Dell Venue 8 7000 series tablets on sale now via Best Buy

We wrote about the Dell Venue 8 7000 series tablets a few months back in 2014 (here and here) because of its solid claims to be the world’s thinnest tablet at a slim 6.0mm. Although not the thinnest device by some distance, some slim form factor smartphones won’t even come close to that number, let alone tablets – but Dell has done it, and they’re up for sale now via Best Buy.

Dell Venue 10 Bluetooth Keyboard spied at the FCC

We all know that if you work from a tablet and need to do some serious typing, on screen keyboards don’t quite cut it. A lot of tablet users prefer Bluetooth keyboards that can be connected to the tablet like a case. Rumors have been swirling about the Dell Venue 10 tablet for a while and a new keyboard has crossed the FCC that appears to be for that tablet.

Dell Venue 8 7000 series tablet debuts with 6mm profile

Dell has unveiled a new tablet called the Dell Venue 8 7000 series that is being shown off at IDF 2014. The new tablet is very thin; in fact, Dell claims that it is the world's thinnest tablet at 6mm thick. That is very thin indeed for a tablet with an 8.4-inch screen.
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