Phablets are in demand since many users want something larger than a phone, but smaller than a 7 inch tablet. Samsung basically owns this market with its Galaxy Note devices, but they do have their competition.
We just saw a leaked photo of the new Nexus 7 tablet and now we have another one, this time showing the side profile of Google’s next Nexus 7 tablet.
The new Nexus 7 tablet is expected to be made official by Google this week, and it will apparently go on sale on the US before the end of July, with a possible release date of the 30th of July.
We’ve seen a few leaks so far that put the release date of the new Nexus 7 on the last day of July. However, a new leaked ad from Best Buy is pegging the release date on July 30th. Yeah, it is just one day, but with the excitement around this device, a day early is great news.
The world is awash with tablets, but if you’re a nerd who likes to tinker, it’s important that you buy one that isn’t too tricky to take apart, repair and upgrade. Fortunately, iFixit has released a list which ranks tablets according to their repairability. Whenever iFixit tears apart a new piece of hardware, it notes how easy it is to strip and rebuild. This table summarizes that neatly. iFixit explains its scoring criteria: “A device with a perfect score will be relatively inexpensive to repair because it is easy to disassemble and has a service manual available. Points are docked based on the difficulty of opening the device, the types of fasteners found inside, and the complexity involved in replacing major components. Points are awarded for upgradability, use of non-proprietary tools for servicing, and component modularity.”
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Samsung is expected to launch new versions of its Galaxy Tab tablet at Mobile Wold Congress next month, the device will now be called the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 and will come in 7 inch, and 10 inch versions.
Now it would appear we have our first photo of the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, along with the device’s retail packaging, have a look at the photos below.