XPad $81 Android 4.0 Tablets Announced

Simmtronics has this week announced the launch of the world’s most affordable Android tablet in the form of the 7-inch Xpad costs only $81 and features a Cortex Arm 8 processor.

The new Android XPad tablet features a multi-touch display and runs Google’s latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system, and features Wifi and 3G connectivity if required.

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Retailers reporting Nexus 7 as sold out

Well that didn’t take long at all. It’s no secret that people are going to love 7″ tablets that are priced at $200 from a major brand. Now we have word that retail partners have already begun reporting that the Google Nexus 7 is sold out. Reuters reports that GameStop, Staples, Sam’s Club, Office Depot, and Walmart have all listed the tablet as sold out. Remember, these are all pre-orders. It hasn’t hit shelves yet.
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Google Nexus 7 Pre-orders Start Shipping

It looks like some of the people who pre-ordered the Google Nexus 7 tablet should start to received their orders shortly, as pre-orders of the device have already started shipping.

According to the guys over at the XDA Developers, some people have already received shipping confirmation for the Google Nexus 7, and some may arrive as early as today.

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HTC Vertex HD Tablet With NVIDIA Tegra 3 Processor Discovered

The other day we heard that HTC were working on a new Android tablet, now one has been discovered in some benchmarks, the HTC Vertex HD and it looks like it will feature a quad core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor.

According to the details revealed the HTC Vertex HD will come with Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich and will features  quad core 1.3 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor.

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Velocity Micro Cruz T508 Android 4.0 Tablet Arriving Soon (video)

Velocity Micro latest tablet to run Google’s latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system, in for the form of the Velocity Micro Cruz T508, which has this week appeared at the FCC. Indicating its becoming closer to an official launch date.

Exact specifications for the new 8 inch Android Cruz T508 tablet are still to be released but what we do know is that the Android 4.0 tablet, will be powered by an 1.2 GHz Allwinner A10 ARM Cortex-A8 processor. Watch the demo reel  after the jump to see it in action.

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Google Nexus 7 Costs $152 To Manufacture According To Report

When Google announced their Nexus 7 tablet, they revealed that they were not making any money on the device, and we had previously heard that the manufacturing costs of their new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tablet were close to the $199.99 retail price for the 8GB model.

We had previously heard that Google may even be making a loss on the device, as it ships with a $25 gift card for the Google Play Store but according to a recent report from All Things D, who spoke to iSuppli, the Google Nexus 7 tablet is estimated to cost around $152 to manufacture.

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Microsoft To Charge Windows RT Tablet Makers $50 To $65 Per Device

We previously heard a rumor that Microsoft could be charging makers of their Windows 8 tablet up to $100 per license for each device, although the price seemed to vary depending on the manufacturer.

Now according to a recent report from Digitimes, Microsoft is rumored to be charging tablet makers around $50 to $65 per Windows RT license and around $60 to $100 for a Windows 8 license.

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Amazon GameCircle For Kindle Fire Announced (Video)

Amazon has announced a new feature for its Kindle Fire tablet, called GameCircle which is similar to Apple’s Game Center on iOS, it is designed to make gaming more fun on your Kindle Fire.

GameCircle will offer achievements, leaderboards and more, and it also comes with a sync feature that will save you in game progress to the cloud, have a look at the video below.

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Kindle Fire Gets Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Port (Video)

With the recent release of the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean source code, we are starting to see the latest version of Android being ported to a few different devices, and Brad from Liliputing has managed to port Android 4.1 to the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet.

The video below shows Android 4.1 Jelly Bean running on the Kindle Fire tablet, although not everything is working at the moment, have a look at it in action.

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Google Nexus 7 Gets Android 4.1.1 Update

Google’s Nexus 7 tablet is expected to land in retail stores some time this week or next week, but for those people who attended Google’s I/O developer conference and got one of the Nexus 7 tablet, Google has released a new software update for the device.

The update is Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, and it was released as an OTA update for the device with a size of 12.6MB, the update seems to include a range of bug fixes.

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HTC To Launch New Android Tablet In The UK

It looks like HTC is working on a new Android tablet, the company last launched a tablet last year with the HTC Flyer, and now according to a recent report they have a new model in the works which will launch in the UK.

The guys over at PC Advisor have been informed by HTC that they have a new tablet in the works, which will launch in the UK, no specific details on the tablet were given.

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Motion Computing CL910 Windows Tablet Launched

Motion Computing has this week announced the launch of their new next generation CL910 Windows Tablet PC, specifically designed for enterprise use, and fitted with Corning Gorilla Glass.

The Motion Computing CL910 is powered by a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Atom N600 processor, supported by 2GB memory and has been designed to run Windows 8 once Microsoft officially releases their new operating system laster this year.

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