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If you thought Microsoft's app deal with Samsung was surprising... well, that's just the tip of the iceberg. The Windows maker has reached agreements to bundle its apps and services on Android tablets from 20 companies. Most of these firms are small regional brands, but there are a few global po...

May 26th 2015 at 3:57pm 0 Comments
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It's easy to forget that Samsung is a multi-tentacled company that builds much more than TVs and phones. For instance, it manufactures CPUs for arch-foe Apple and makes small-to-medium OLED panels for various companies, not just its own mobile division. According to Reuters, Samsung will invest an...

February 11th 2015 at 3:48am 0 Comments
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If you're a die-hard Android fan, you're probably champing at the bit waiting for that Lollipop upgrade -- when will you get it? Are you going to get it? Thankfully for you, a number of companies have already promised to upgrade some of their devices to this candy-flavored OS. Google's Nexus 4, 5,...

October 19th 2014 at 5:03pm 0 Comments
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LG hasn't quite pulled a Samsung with its new G Pad tablet family, but it's coming close by offering the slate in three different sizes: 7-, 8-, and 10.1-inch. We liked the original 8.3-inch G Pad tablet just fine, but found it was a little too expensive compared to others in the in the 7- to 8-in...

May 11th 2014 at 10:19pm 0 Comments
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Thanks to an FCC filing back in January, we knew LG's G Pad 8.3 was likely heading to Verizon. Today, Big Red made things official: the 8.3-inch slate will arrive with LTE this Thursday for $300 unsubsidized and $200 on-contract. Until March 10th though, the G Pad 8.3 will be discounted to $100 wi...

March 4th 2014 at 1:02pm 0 Comments
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Many Smart TVs don't really talk to other devices as well as we'd like; integration tends to be basic, proprietary or both. LG may soon have a more elegant solution, as it's promising AllJoyn support in its TV line. The Qualcomm-built framework should let you control on-screen activity from any...

December 3rd 2013 at 11:36pm 0 Comments
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Two days after offering up some UK sale info (and roughly a month after making its pocket debut in Berlin), LG's 8.3-inch tablet is getting official for the US. You can pick the G Pad 8.3 online now through Best Buy's site -- and, should you actually want to see that 1920 x 1200 display before dro...

October 17th 2013 at 8:57am 0 Comments
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We first got our paws on LG's 8.3-inch G Pad tablet back at IFA, today it's been confirmed that it'll be coming to the UK and Ireland. Brits who want a slice of the action can expect to pay around £259 for the privilege, while Irish buyers can snap one up starting within the next two weeks....

October 15th 2013 at 6:25am 0 Comments
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LG announced its new slate, complete with specs, ahead of IFA, but the tradeshow is our first opportunity to see the G Pad 8.3 in the flesh -- or in the aluminum package, as it were. The company is positioning this tablet as the first full HD tablet in the 8.0-inch category, and as the device best...

September 5th 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments