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  1. Xiaomi today announced Pad 5, a new Android 11 tablet with premium features and an affordable price tag. The Xiaomi Pad 5 comes with an 11-inch WQHD+ LCD display with a 120Hz refresh rate, 500 nits brightness, and support for HDR 10 and Dolby Vision. For a great audio experience, Xiaomi has included quad speakers and Dolby Atmos support. Xiaomi Pad 5 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 processor, up to 8GB RAM, and 8720mAh battery with support for fast charging. The Pad 5 also comes with a 13MP rear camera with flash and an 8MP selfie camera. Despite packing all these technologies, the Pad 5 is just 6.85mm thick and weighs just 515 grams. You can buy Xiaomi Pad 5 in Cosmic Gray and Pearl White colors. Pricing: 6GB RAM/128GB – €349 8GB RAM/128GB – €399 Source: Xiaomi Xiaomi announces Pad 5 Android tablet with premium features and an affordable price tag
  2. It has Android 11 and an SoC that would be at home in a 2020 flagship smartphone. The Lenovo P12 Pro, pictured with its keyboard, pen, and kickstand case. First image of article image gallery. Please visit the source link to see all images. Android tablets are coming back—honestly—and next out of the gate with a flagship iPad Pro-style tablet (after Xiaomi) is Lenovo. Say hello to the Lenovo Tab P12 Pro, a $609.99 high-end Android tablet with an optional pen, kickstand case, and clip-on keyboard. In the low-competition world of Android tablets, the P12 Pro looks pretty good. A 12.6-inch, 2500x1600 (16:10) OLED display dominates the front of the device, while the frame and back are aluminum. It's rare to see the Snapdragon 870 SoC that powers the device, but the chip represents a small clock increase to the Snapdragon 865 from 2020 flagship smartphones. It's a 7 nm chip with four Cortex A77 cores and four Cortex A55 cores. The starter model comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, and an upgraded SKU comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. There's a 10,200 mAh battery, a fingerprint reader integrated into the side power button, a USB-C port with 45 W Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 compatibility, Wi-Fi up to version 6 (802.11ax) with a 2x2 MIMO antenna, and a microSD slot. There are four speakers, but you'll need to use the included USB-C-to-3.5 mm adapter if you want to use normal headphones. For cameras, you get a front 8 MP sensor and a ToF sensor (presumably for face unlock), plus two rear cameras, a 13 MP main camera and a 5 MP wide-angle. The device ships with Android 11. If you can't tell from the pictures, there are a few accessories for the P12 Pro, none of which we have pricing info for. Four pogo pins on the bottom of the tablet handle power and communication with the clip-on keyboard. This is a full-size keyboard and trackpad combo, and Lenovo is promising "a satisfying 1.3 mm key travel with a compact 19.0 mm key pitch reminiscent of our beloved, bouncier keyboard technologies." That's on par with many of Lenovo's laptop keyboards. The "Lenovo Precision Pen 3" can magnetically attach to the side of the tablet, where it can be wirelessly charged. You can also use the pen buttons as a remote control for the camera or music player. A kickstand folio case is available as well. With the P12 Pro, Lenovo is also launching "Project Unity," a Windows and Android pairing system that lets you use your Lenovo tablet as a wireless second monitor for your Lenovo Windows PC. If you're wedded to the Lenovo hardware ecosystem, you can do things like sharing documents across devices or using pen input on your Windows PC via the Android tablet. There are still a lot of pricing questions for the P12 Pro and its accessories. The base model—Wi-Fi only, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage—will be $609.99 in North America and launches in October. Europe, the Middle East, and Africa will get a cellular version of the tablet, which is not coming to North America, starting at €899. Lenovo clones the iPad Pro with the $610 P12 Pro (To view the article's image gallery, please visit the above link)
  3. Xiaomi is the latest company to show renewed interest in Android tablets. The Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro, definitely using a design that has never been used before, especially not by any fruit-named companies. First image of article image gallery. Please visit the source link to see all images. Android tablets are totally coming back, right? Google has launched a few tablet apps lately after years of neglect, it gave talks at Google I/O on how to design tablets apps, and the Android 12 developer preview shows that the company is working on a taskbar-like UI for big-screen devices. Now, the world's most popular Android device manufacturer, Xiaomi, is releasing an Android tablet for the first time in three years. The Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro seems just a little inspired by Apple's flagship tablet, the iPad Pro. Xiaomi regularly produces wild, technology-packed designs, but at times, it also falls back into its old ways of being an Apple clone manufacturer. This is one of those times. The company's new tablet has an 11-inch, 120 Hz, 2560×1600 LCD and is relatively high-end, with a Snapdragon 870 SoC (that's a 7 nm chip with four Cortex A77 cores and four Cortex A55 cores). The base unit comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, with options for 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. There's an 8600 mAh battery, NFC, a side fingerprint reader/power button, Wi-Fi 6 support, a USB-C port, and a whopping eight speakers, all split between the left and right sides. The frame and back are both aluminum, and the tablet weighs 515 g. The one part of the design you could complain about is the front camera, which is on the left side of the device in landscape mode, so it's not very useful for landscape video calls. The placement is especially strange because the keyboard accessory, side speakers, and side fingerprint reader all encourage landscape use as the primary mode. The reason for the odd camera location might be support for the pen accessory, which uses the top edge of the tablet (in landscape) to magnetically attach and wirelessly charge. Cloning Apple is certainly a bad Xiaomi habit, but the company is also keeping its good habits—namely, releasing decent hardware for low prices. The Mi Pad 5 Pro starts at CNY 2,499 (~$386), or about half the price of the entry-level 11-inch iPad Pro, which is $799. There's also a cellular version with a presumably better primary rear camera (50MP versus 13MP), the Mi Pad 5 Pro 5G, which clocks in at about $540—still around half the price of the $1,000 cellular iPad Pro. Xiaomi is also selling iPad-style accessories, like a keyboard for about $62, which is way cheaper than the $300 Magic keyboard for the iPad. A stylus sells for about $62, smoking the $129 Apple Pencil when it comes to price. There are probably a million ways the iPad Pro is faster and more polished than Xiaomi's offering, but for half the price, many consumers will consider it close enough. For now, all these prices are converted from CNY, since the device is currently only sold in China. That's where all Xiaomi devices start out, though, and they usually get wider rollouts. Xiaomi clones the iPad Pro for half the price: $386 (To view the article's image gallery, please visit the above link)
  4. The Panasonic TOUGHBOOK S1 is a 7-inch Android tablet you can beat the heck out of Today, Panasonic is announcing the TOUGHBOOK S1, its latest fully-rugged Android tablet. Fully rugged means that it can take a beating, with IP65/67 dust and water resistance, MIL-STD-810H certification, and the ability to withstand a five-foot drop onto concrete. It can also withstand extreme temperatures from -20 to 50 degrees Celsius. “The TOUGHBOOK S1 is purpose-built for mobile workers in the most challenging environments and conditions, especially in transportation and logistics, manufacturing and field services where efficiency and reliability are essential for getting the job done,” said Craig Jackowski, GM of Product Management, Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America. “Building on the TOUGHBOOK legacy of productivity and ruggedness, the TOUGHBOOK S1 comes at a time when our customers demand reliable technology solutions to support digital and mobile operations.” As you’d expect from a TOUGHBOOK, it pulls out all of the stops. The 500-nit 1,280×800 screen has a variety of modes that can be used in different kinds of conditions. There’s the glove touch mode for if you’re working in a field that requires gloves, and there’s rain sensing mode. Indeed, this tablet’s screen can sense whether it’s water touching the screen or your finger. The battery is warm-swappable. As opposed to hot-swapping, which requires to batteries, this has a removable battery and a small internal battery. That means that you can pull out the battery and you’ve got about 30 seconds to get a new one in there before the device shuts down. It’s a TOUGHBOOK, which means that the removable battery comes in different sizes. If warm swapping isn’t best for your use case, you can also just get a higher capacity battery. Naturally, the Panasonic TOUGHBOOK S1 also comes with 4G LTE support, including Band 14 FirstNet. If you’re not familiar with FirstNet, that’s the dedicated band for first responders. Indeed, that’s the type of market that this is geared toward, along with other types of workers that are out in possibly harsh conditions. Other notable specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset, which is one of the company’s SoCs with long-term support, and it has 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage. It ships with Android 10, which is no surprise since businesses aren’t as focused on feature updates as consumers are. These types of devices are more made to run specialized software. Panasonic did confirm that it will update the software to a newer version of Android at some point. As always, if you want to get your hands on a TOUGHBOOK S1, you can contact your Panasonic sales representative. Source: The Panasonic TOUGHBOOK S1 is a 7-inch Android tablet you can beat the heck out of
  5. The new Barnes and Noble NOOK is really just a 10-inch Android tablet made by Lenovo arlier today, I told someone there was a new Barnes and Noble NOOK. Their response? They had no idea Barnes and Noble was still putting out NOOK devices! Yeah, I can understand that thinking, as who in the heck even buys a NOOK nowadays? I mean, look, hardcore readers usually opt for an e-ink Amazon Kindle. For those wanting a traditional tablet, an iPad still reigns supreme. So, yeah, with all of that said, there is an all-new NOOK coming next month, but in reality, it is just a 10-inch (technically 10.1-inch) Android tablet made by Lenovo that has the Barnes and Noble bookstore pre-loaded. While that may not sound exciting, let us remember that Lenovo does make great hardware. In the case of this tablet, which weighs less than a pound, it is priced very affordably too. And yes, it has Google Play Store support. "Lenovo tablets lead the way for family-first entertainment with fast connectivity and powerful performance with octa-core processor featuring an up-to-2.3 GHz main frequency. The NOOK 10-inch Tablet with Android OS is a multimedia hub with a vibrant 10.1-inch HD IPS display for responsive touch and browsing. The new device has 32GB of storage with the option to expand with a microSD card, allowing readers to build an extensive digital library," explains Barnes and Noble. The company also says, "A long-lasting battery for up to 10 hours of web browsing on a single charge will keep you up-and-running as you shop for all your favorite reads on the Barnes and Noble app. NOOK users have a vast library of eBooks at their fingertips, including more than one million books under $4.99, plus the added benefit of free in-store support in accordance with local safety protocols." So, how much does the all-new Barnes and Noble NOOK cost? It is surprisingly affordable at just $129.99! Even if you aren't a reader or you don't care about the NOOK aspect of the tablet, this should still be considered by Android fans. A 10.1-inch Lenovo tablet with Google Play Store support at this price? Seems like a steal to me. It will be available for purchase at the beginning of April 2021. Source: The new Barnes and Noble NOOK is really just a 10-inch Android tablet made by Lenovo
  6. Hi All, Just wondering if Nokia with Canonical makes Ubuntu Touch Devices, does people love it and buy to help support Ubuntu Touch development? My wish is that Nokia should join hands with Canonical to make Ubuntu Devices. If that happens, all lazy s/w app giants will create apps supporting Ubuntu Touch platform. I'm calling s/w app giants as lazy bcoz if they would've supported Ubuntu Touch earlier, the OS could've been overtaking Android & Windows Phones(or Windows 10 Mobile) by now. All Nokia & Ubuntu/Linux fans(incl. myself) or devs out there, please suggest Nokia to create Ubuntu Devices in future ASAP. Please vote and provide feedback in comments(if any). Members please note that I'm referring to the future and not now. I'm not a fool to ask for/suggest a change in the first year of re-emerged Nokia. @steven36 & @teodz1984: Please read the desc carefully before providing comments.
  7. Smokehead

    Which Tablet do i prefer?

    What about the Samsung galaxy Tab 2.
  8. CES is now underway and one of the first announcements to be made comes from Lenovo -- in fact, there is more than one announcement. The latest additions to the company's product line are the Miix 2 10 and Miix 2 11, both of which are tablets that convert into a laptop with the help of a docking keyboard that doubles as a protective cover. As you've probably guessed from the name, the Miix 2 10 is a 10.1" device, and it weighs in at just 1.3lb. Inside the case you'll find a quad-core Intel Atom processor, 2GB of LP-DDR3 RAM and p to 128GB of internal eMMC storage. There's also a Micro-USB port and a Mini-HDMI port. Move up to the Miix 2 11 and you're looking at an 11.6" display in a slightly heavier 1.8lb device. The specification jumps to a fourth-generation Intel Core i5 processor, up to 256GB of SSD storage, and up to 8GB of DDR3 memory. You'll find a USB 3.0 port on the device and an extra two USB 2.0 ports on the dock -- there's just one on the smaller version of the dock. Both feature the same interesting design which allows the tablet portion of the device to be attached to the keyboard in a few different ways. It can be snapped into place facedown much like a closed laptop, but it can also be positioned like a normal laptop display. For a view unfettered by a keyboard, it is possible to use the keyboard as a stand so only the screen is visible. Both sizes of the Miix 2 have a 2MP front camera and 5MP on the rear, and both offer battery life of up to 8 hours. The Lenovo MIIX 2 10 will be available from March for $499, while the Lenovo Miix 2 11 comes a month later starting at $699. Source
  9. Nokia has opted for a 10.1-inch display on its Lumia 2520 with a body that’s styled just like a Lumia Windows Phone. It looks beautiful in red, white, cyan, and black. The easiest way to describe this device is just to imagine a rounded Lumia like the 720 and then increase it in size to 10 inches. It really takes Nokia’s design language and places it almost perfectly into a tablet form factor. The 1920 x 1080 display is perhaps one of the best I’ve seen on a tablet. Viewing angles are great and the brightness is equally impressive. Color reproduction is incredibly accurate, and it’s clear Nokia has really aimed high with the display on its first tablet. It's packing LTE, and a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU inside, with a bright 650nit screen made out of Gorilla Glass 2. Nokia showed off a video demonstrating its outdoor readability in sunny Abu Dhabi, bright enough to check out Flipboard on Windows RT. It also packs the Storyteller app seen on the 1520, along with a 6.7MP rear camera featuring Zeiss optics and a 2MP front facing camera. the Lumia 2520's unsubsidized price is $499 in either a red/white glossy finish, or cyan and black matte paintjob when it ships in Q4. Also included are quick charging capabilities that let its 800mAh battery go from drained to 50 percent charge in just 40 minutes. The Nokia Power Keyboard accessory shown above costs an extra $149, and promises an extra five hours of battery life plus two extra USB ports. Check after the break for a full list of specs and a video demo, we'll have hands-on impressions of the new slate from Nokia World in just a moment. source 1 source 2
  10. The seven-inch Nexus tablet is in its second incarnation but according to recent reports, demand for Google’s smaller pure Android slate has been suffering due to low-price offerings from competitors. An eight-inch Nexus tablet has been rumored for quite some time, ever since the Android-maker ran a render of a tablet which appeared to be larger than seven inches — which turned out to be nothing else but maybe a Photoshop mistake. However, according to the ever-present “sources from the upstream supply chain”, Google might turn its attention to the eight-inch tablet market, with plans for a Nexus 8 by mid-2014. The same report mentions ASUS as the OEM for the Nexus 8, and Intel’s Bay Trail-T platform is hinted as the preferred power plant. Same sources suggest that more Nexus 8 related information might be unveiled over the course of next month, but make sure to treat this, as well as similar early rumors, with the usual dose of skepticism. The 2013 Nexus 7 has been announced in July, and, like its predecessor, it has been built for Google by ASUS. Source
  11. Intel has confirmed that the company’s first Android tablets will be arriving in time for spring, packing quad-core 64-bit Bay Trail processors. Intel CEO, Brian Krzanich, told an investor earnings call on Thursday that Intel powered Android tablets would start showing up in Q2 2014, allaying fears following the lack of Intel/Android products at CES. Previously Intel has limited itself to Windows tablets, Bay Trail versions of which should be arriving sometime this quarter. The move into Android is part of Intel’s plan to diversity into a platform with a larger market share, but the sudden change in direction has caused a slight delay in Bay Trail’s Android release. This schedule could put Intel on track to be the first chip manufacturer to release a 64-bit Android device, however other ARM based processor developers, such as Samsung and Qualcomm, are also working on their own 64-bit chips and might beat them to the punch. Despite the marketing buzz, the real merits of 64-bit mobile processing have yet to be proven. We’re not exactly processing large chunks of data on mobile CPUs, tablets aren’t pressing against the 4GB RAM limit yet, and Android doesn’t even have official 64-bit support yet either. Although Intel has just finished work on a 64-bit Android Kernel which could help kickstart further software support. It’ll also be interesting to see how an Intel chip performs with Android. Previous estimations put the Bay Trail CPU somewhere around the Tegra 4. Keep your eyes peel for further details regarding Intel Android tablets over the next couple of months. Source
  12. It’s no secret that Samsung is planning a big tablet push this year. The South Korean company already unveiled four new high-end tablets, plus a fifth one that’s targeted at users on a budget. And more are yet to come. Not long after we discovered the existence of the SM-T535, SM-T531 and SM-T530, now another previously unannounced Samsung device caught our New 8-inch Samsung SM-T330 tablet discovered - is it a Galaxy Tab 4? attention: the SM-T330. This was approved by the Bluetooth SIG today, and that’s how we know it’s a tablet. The SM-T330 also popped up at Zauba (the Indian import-export database that keeps on revealing new devices lately), where we can see that it has an 8-inch display. SM-T330 is a model number that’s related to the SM-T310 / SM-T311 / SM-T315 (this is the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 launched in 2013) and the SM-T320 / SM-T325 (this is the new Galaxy TabPRO 8.4 announced earlier in January at CES). SammyToday argues that the SM-T330 could be released as the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0. We’ll add that the new slate may have an AMOLED display - since Samsung seems to be ready to start mass-producing AMOLED panels for tablets next month. Of course, this is pure speculation. But perhaps we're going to see some of Samsung's alleged new tablets at MWC 2014 in late February - and we'll know more then. Source
  13. It seems like details about Samsung’s upcoming bunch of tablets are getting denser and denser. We just brought you news about a mysterious 10-inch tablet passing through the FCC and now new info appears to revitalize old rumors about Sammy’s 12.2-incher. A while back, specifications for the tablet leaked online, courtsey of the AnTuTu benchmark website and the device has also been spotted passing through the FCC as well as getting its Bluetooth SIG certifications. But ever since late October, nothing was heard about Sammy’s impressive tablet endeavor. Now Asian site Moveplayer claims they have stumbled upon the name of Samsung’s upcoming 12.2-inch tablet. According to them, the tablet is going to be called Galaxy Note Pro. Unfortunately, we had to use Google Translate to be able to comprehend the text and the translation came out a bit confusing, but apparently the Galaxy Note Pro is actually an improved version of the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition. This means the slate should pack that impressive LCD display with a powerful resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels and an S Pen. Unlike the current model, the Pro edition will come with Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box and will have a massive battery of 9,500 mAh that will certainly keep the tablet pumped up for as long as you need it. Back in October, AnTuTu benchmark site also showed the device will have a quad-core 2.4 GHz Snapdragon 800 chipset to power everything, two cameras (8MP on the back and 2MP in front) and 32GB of storage onboard. The Pro tag might signify that Samsung is looking to cross the average consumer boundary and maybe target the tablet at business users. Nevertheless, the rumored 13.3-inch tablet has also been said to be a device designed for the enterprise market. We’ll keep you posted as soon as more details surface. Source and Followup
  14. majithia23

    What Tablet to get ?

    Hi guys ! Need some advice . Dad wants to get a new tablet. He wants an iPad and i am not entirely in harmony ! Of all the concerns the biggest one is -- WiFi or Cellular . He really does use the Whatts App messenger a lot . So, a Wifi IPad will not be truly capable of running the app, although i did read some ways to make it run . And more so, the App isnt officially available for the cellular model too ! This one also requires some hooks and crooks to make the Whats App run ! Similarly for the android tab too ! I like the Nexus 7, but again no Whats App for it inherently, but relying on out of the usual methods to make it run ! I dont use Whats App. and dad is not that of a geek. So if i make the app run on his machine, i dont want him to be running into any troubles later if the hack causes any troubles , coz he will be stuck ! So, if any of you people use a tablet with an IM app, what do you recommend ? Good if an IPad solution ! :) Or in general , i would appreciate if any tab owners can throw some light on the possible pros and cons !
  15. The photo appeared on the web thanks to @evleaks. The leaked image reveals the front of the upcoming Android slate. Its design closely resembles that of last year’s NVIDIA Tegra Note reference platform. The NVIDIA Shield tablet is expected to debut in the immediate future. Its rumored specs include 7.9-inch touchscreen with 2048×1536 resolution, beefy Tegra K1 chipset, and LTE connectivity. Source
  16. How to Rid Your Phone of Those Default Apps You Never Use Even the best phones come with bloatware, preinstalled apps that take up precious storage space. Here's how to remove them and speed up your device. Photograph: Apple Bloatware doesn't sound pleasant, but it's a fairly mild condition: It's those apps that come preinstalled on your smartphone that you definitely didn't ask for and probably don't want. They're often used by manufacturers to push their own apps and services on top of (or instead of) what the smartphone offers by default. The term was originally used to refer to Windows computers, which could come with a long list of third-party utilities and software suites on top of Windows itself, depending on who you bought the computer from. The situation has improved in recent years, but even today you can open up a brand-new Windows laptop and find yourself running trial versions of a half-dozen different apps, utilities, antivirus, and office tools. While the vast majority of bloatware won't actually do anything harmful, these unwanted apps take up storage space and system resources that could be used by apps that you actually do want to use. They can also be confusing, leaving you with multiple apps on your phone that all do the same job. From a security and privacy standpoint, it's a good idea to remove bloatware apps that you're not using. How you go about this will depend on the phone you're using. How to Remove Bloatware on Android Bloatware is a much more common problem on Android phones because there are so many more phonemakers putting out Android devices. In some cases, you can find yourself with a dozen apps or more that you don't really want or need (though the manufacturers themselves will be keen for you to give them a try). To get rid of any app from your Android phone, bloatware or otherwise, open up Settings and choose Apps and notifications, then See all apps. If you're sure you can do without something, select the app then choose Uninstall to have it removed. In some cases, you won't be able to completely remove an app because of the way the manufacturer has integrated it into its own version of Android. If this is the case, look for an option labeled Disable instead of Uninstall—this will at least prevent the app from running, using up vital system resources, and getting in your way. Apps can be removed or disabled from Settings. David Nield via Google The process may differ slightly depending on the make and model of your phone and the version of Android that you're running, but if you head to the main Settings app you should be able to remove or disable apps easily enough, leaving you with a phone that's a little less weighed down by unwanted junk. As we've said, some Android phone makers will preinstall apps that can't be removed through the usual method. If you want to completely remove apps rather than disabling them, or you come across bloatware that can't even be disabled, then a couple of more advanced and involved options are open to you. The first is to install the Android Studio developer tool on a Windows or macOS computer—you'll find the downloads on this page. Your phone also needs to be put into developer mode, which you can do by going to About Phone in Settings and tapping Build Number seven times: This will reveal a new Developer Options menu in the System section of Settings, in which you need to enable USB debugging. (There's no harm in doing this, but it does open up a number of new options you should take care using, if you experiment with them.) You're now ready to connect your phone up to your computer via USB and get to work. Once the connection is physically in place, you need to open a PowerShell (Windows) or Terminal (macOS) window from the Android Studio folder where the Android Debug Bridge (ADB) is installed—on Windows you would head to C:\ Users\ <user>\ AppData\ Local\ Android\ Sdk\ platform-tools (where "<user>" is your Windows user account name), Shift+right-click inside the folder and choose Open PowerShell window here. With the PowerShell or terminal window open, run the command ".\adb devices" to initiate the link and then "adb shell" to get control of the connected Android device (on a Mac you don't need the preceding ".\"). The final command you need is "pm uninstall -k --user 0 <appname>", with "<appname> the package name of the app you want to get rid of: You can use the free App Inspector on your phone to find these package names. You can remove more apps via Android Studio on a computer. David Nield via Microsoft That's a brief, whistle-stop tour of what is quite a complicated and technical process. If you're serious enough about removing bloatware in this way, we'd recommend researching details for your particular phone model and reading more about ADB first, as well as consulting the excellent XDA Developers guide to the process (you might also find guides customized to your specific phone). The second way to comprehensively pull out bloatware is to root your phone. As with ADB, this requires a little bit of technical know-how, but it'll also void your handset's warranty and introduce a (small) risk of bricking your device. It's a lot of trouble to go to to remove some unwanted apps, but the option is there if you need it. If you think rooting is for you, it will give you full control over your phone and it's software. Again, XDA Developers has a detailed and comprehensive guide for all kinds of Android phones, and once you've modified your phone in this way you'll be able to make use of apps like Root App Deleter or System App Remover to get rid of unwanted apps. How to Remove Bloatware on iPhones You can remove stock iOS apps, though some data may remain in iCloud. David Nield via Apple iPhones have much less of a problem with bloatware, because it's only Apple that makes it (Yes, the iPhone, and all the pre-installed apps that come with one.) You could argue that some of Apple's less necessary apps match the definition of bloatware, but you definitely don't get any third-party, largely useless apps that you weren't expecting in advance. Some of those pre-installed, stock apps—like Safari and Messages—can't be removed, but since iOS 10 launched in 2016, Apple has allowed users to remove a lot of the stock apps if they don't need them. The apps you can get rid of include Calculator, Calendar, Compass, Contacts, FaceTime, Home, iBooks, iCloud Drive, iTunes Store, Mail, Maps, Music, News, Notes, Podcasts, Reminders, Stocks, Tips, Videos, Voice Memos, Watch and Weather. To remove any of these apps, do the same as you would with a third-party app: Long press on the icon, then choose Delete App from the menu that appears. You'll then be shown a confirmation window, so hit Delete to finish the process. If you need any of these apps again in the future, you can find them in the App Store. In some cases removing the app won't remove the associated functionality, which is actually built into iOS itself. Delete FaceTime, for example, and you can still make and receive FaceTime calls through the Phone app. The Phone app also keeps hold of your contact list even if you delete the actual Contacts app. How to Rid Your Phone of Those Default Apps You Never Use
  17. Windows 10 is not the perfect operating system for use with tablets, including Microsoft's own Surface Pro series. Stardock is introducing a solution today. Called TouchTasks, the app lets you set up various zones on your screen that serve as touch-centric shortcuts. There are a variety of different kinds of zones that you can set up as well. In the image above, it shows recent documents. There's also an app launcher that you can use, rather than the full-screen Start Menu that Microsoft provides, which only mirrors the tiles in your desktop Start Menu. "Using Windows as a tablet has been challenging for some people," said Brad Wardell, CEO of Stardock. "What we wanted to do is create an app that lets users configure points on the screen edge that work the way they want them to work." Using TouchTasks, you'll be able to set up five different zones on your screen: one on the left, one on the right, and three across the top. Once you install it, you'll get a quick full-screen tutorial that shows to tap outside of the visible area of the screen, since the touch-sensitive area is actually larger than the display. Four of the five zones are set by default, but you can customize them to do a variety of actions, or you can shut off any zone that you don't want to use. You can set a zone for displaying the on-screen keyboard, something that can be a pain point in Windows 10 when you tap a textbox and it doesn't come up. You can set another one to show brightness control, the task switcher, the Start Menu, and more. TouchTasks is available now for an introductory price of $4.99, although the normal price will be $9.99. You can check it out here. More pics: Source: Stardock is releasing an app to make Windows 10's tablet mode easier to use (via Neowin)
  18. Earlier today Huawei held an event in Shenzhen where it unveiled the Mate 30 5G and Mate 30 Pro 5G for the Chinese market. Alongside those two handsets, the company set the date for the retail start of the Mate X - November 15. If you want a Kirin 990 version of the Mate X though you'll have to wait some more as Huawei will introduce the Mate Xs in March 2020. Design-wise, the Mate Xs seems to be identical to the regular Mate X. On the inside though, the phone will pack the newer and more powerful Kirin 990 5G chipset. The Kirin 990 5G is built on the 7nm+ EUV process and comes with an integrated 5G modem as opposed to the external one used in the original Mate X and its Kirin 980. It also offers a more powerful NPU in addition to overclocked Cortex A76 and A55 cores. Apart from the chipset, we don’t have any other official Mate Xs specs so we’ll have to wait for more details in the coming months. Source: 1. Huawei Mate Xs coming with Kirin 990 5G in March 2020 (via GSMArena) - main article 2. Huawei Mate Xs with Kirin 990 5G to launch in March 2020 (via DroidHolic) - reference to the main article
  19. The next cheap Samsung Tab could be a 5G tablet Will the Samsung Tab S7 Lite have 5G? (Image credit: TechRadar) The next affordable Samsung Tab-series tablet could support 5G connectivity, according to a new rumor. Which model and when it will come out are still unclear, but if true, it would be one of the the first cheap 5G-capable tablets to hit the market. The tablet could be the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Lite or the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8e. The affordable tablet should launch in three models: WiFi-only, LTE, and 5G variants under the respective model numbers SM-T730, SM-T735, and SM-T736B / SM-T736N, according to SamMobile. There may even be another model, conceivably larger in size, which would be named the Plus or XL version, according to SamMobile. It’s unclear what kind of connectivity it would have. The first cheap 5G tablet in 2021? Samsung revealed its first 5G tablet shortly after CES 2020 – the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 5G – before releasing the 5G-ready Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 later in the year. But the race is on for an affordable 5G tablet, and it’s unclear which affordable will be the first to market in 2021. Other contenders include an unnamed TCL 5G tablet which the brand announced at CES 2021, but didn’t reveal any details, like price or release date. Given the brand’s penchant for affordability – the TCL Tab 10s tablet introduced at the same time costs €249 (around $306 / £225 / AU$393) for its 4G LTE version – we wouldn’t expect the 5G tablet to be pricey. That leaves us wondering what other affordable Android tablets could come this year that support 5G. Given we haven’t seen an iPad that connects to the next-gen networks, we wouldn’t expect that feature to become broadly available in the more affordable tiers of Apple’s tablets; if anything, we’d anticipate the pricier iPad Air or iPad Pro slates to get 5G connectivity first. But we’ll have to wait and see what 2021 brings. Via Android Police The next cheap Samsung Tab could be a 5G tablet
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