As my colleague Roger Cheng put it: "Unfortunately, it's software, and not hardware, that continues to be the key problem for Google. Android tablets have struggled to make a real impression with consumers because there is a dearth of apps built specifically for tablets on Android. While the hardware and specs are great for the gadget enthusiasts and hardcore Android crowd, most consumers would just opt for the device that can do the most."Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. We delete comments that violate our policy, which we encourage you to read. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.
"Multiple sources familiar with plans" have seemingly confirmed Microsoft's plans to the Verge, which claims a final version of the mythical device is being cooked up as we speak, The tiny tablet, which would go head-to-head with Nintendo's Wii U, is tipped to run a custom version of Windows rather than the full version of Windows 8, That sounds like a smart move to me, as for a simple gaming tablet, the full head-on Windows experience would seem like overkill, Specifications for the Xbox Surface have already leaked, in case iphone 7 in fact, Back in June a spec sheet for the 7-inch 'Xbox Surface' appeared online, It appeared mere days before Microsoft's Surface announcement however, so once Microsoft had lifted the lid on its 10.6-inch own-brand device, we assumed the earlier specifications were a sneaky fake..
That leaked listing suggested a 1,280x720 pixel resolution screen, alongside an SD card slot and four -- count 'em -- USB 3.0 ports. Microsoft already has its Xbox SmartGlass app (shown above), which gives console-control to all manner of tablet devices. It's also pegged to be building an own-brand Surface smart phone. Microsoft's Xbox console is probably the most excellent bit of kit in the company's entire portfolio, so it's no surprise that Ballmer and buddies are looking to expand on the recognisable brand. I'm sure a tablet device aimed at gamers and bearing the Xbox logo would be received with some excitement.
Would you buy a 7-inch Xbox gaming tablet? Tell me in the comments or on our Facebook wall, Microsoft's reportedly cooking up a 7-inch gaming device to sit in case iphone 7 alongside its Surface tablet, Following the, er, rave reviews that greeted its full-size Suface RT tablet, Microsoft is now reportedly leading a 7-inch gaming tablet into its gadget stable, Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic, We delete comments that violate our policy, which we encourage you to read, Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion..
In this edition of Ask Maggie, I offer advice on what I think is most important. Specifically, one reader asks if LTE support is really important when deciding between the LG Nexus 4 and the Samsung Galaxy S3. And in the second question I discuss why Sprint's unlimited-data plan shouldn't be the deciding factor for a world-traveling soldier who wants the new iPhone 5. Is LTE that important?. Dear Maggie. I'm a full Android geek and I wanted to get the Samsung Galaxy S3 in December when I can get a good discount with AT&T due to my plan. But now the Nexus 4 has been introduced, which is screwing with my mind. The thing that I love about the Nexus devices is that you get the newer versions of the Android software as soon as Google releases them. That's a huge advantage over the other Android phones. When I had the original Samsung Galaxy S, I had to install a custom ROM in order to get newer updates. But there are a couple of things that are making me hesitate when it comes to the Nexus 4: No LTE and no SD slot.