NVIDIA dropped an official announcement for the Tegra Note tablet platform back in September. The key words here were tablet platform as NVIDIA will have partners selling the actual hardware. One partner example is ADVENT, who unveiled the Vega Tegra Note 7 last week. Regardless of the partner though, the hardware will remain the same and NVIDIA announced these with a price point of $199.
Nexus 5 this week, Google hasn't forgotten about the Nexus 7. In fact, Google has recently posted a few new Nexus 7 promo videos on YouTube. These latest include In Play and Center Stage and they are following up the Best Friend and Study Hall videos we saw a few weeks earlier.
T-Mobile has been teasing the upcoming availability of the Nexus 7 on Twitter lately. They weren't offering much in terms of hints, and the tweets were simply offering a coming soon message. But that being said, the carrier has opened up pre-orders. And while this is the same Nexus 7 that is already available by way of the Google Play Store, T-Mobile does have a potential perk.
coming out with its own unique, if not strange-looking, contraption.
Amazon announced the Kindle Fire HDX back in September. At that time we learned this model would be available in a 7-inch and an 8.9-inch variety. The Kindle Fire HDX 7 began shipping back in mid-October and as of today, the 8.9-inch model is shipping. That said, given these had been previously announced and available for pre-order, the details may sound familiar for some.
Verizon Wireless confirmed the Ellipsis 7 tablet earlier in the week. At the time they offered some basic details in terms of specs. Verizon also revealed the pricing and release date. So with that, and as expected, the Ellipsis 7 has officially arrived for purchase and sits priced at $149.99 on a two-year agreement.
Polaroid, a brand one would normally associate with cameras rather than Android tablets, is making a second stab at the kids market with the ingeniously named Kids Tablet 2. Unlike similar tablets aimed at a younger demographic, however, Polaroid throws in some features that give a nod to what the company does best: making memories.
2013 Nexus 7 tablets with Verizon's LTE will probably have to stretch that patience a lot longer. Verizon is now practically passing the buck to Google and Asus for an almost indefinite delay in resolving issues with the latest Nexus tablet and the carrier's LTE network.
ADVENT has unveiled the Vega Tegra Note 7 this morning, which as the name would suggest, this is a 7-inch tablet powered by an NVIDIA Tegra processor. For now it looks like the release is limited to those in the UK and by way of retailers to include Currys and PC World. Availability aside, the Vega Tegra Note 7 will be sporting a 7-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 (215 ppi) and arrive powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor.
"Apps & Entertainment" page on the official Android site revealed something interesting earlier in the week. There was a tablet that appeared to be somewhere between the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 in size. Naturally, speculation went to an 8-inch model and dubbed it the Nexus 8. That said, it looks like Google has done a bit of touch up on that tablet.