You can look at NVIDIA’s excellent SHIELD Tablet through a few different lenses. One: as a cheap, (mostly) vanilla Android device that sports some predictably powerful specs. Two: as a gaming powerhouse stuffed into a tablet’s body—something that further pushes the boundaries of what’s possible in the mobile market. Either way you look at it, you’ll find NVIDIA’s new Tegra K1-equipped slate is much more nuanced than just black or white.
After several months of rumors and leaks, Amazon is finally taking a stab at the crowded smartphone market. But can a bevy of services and unique hardware features pry users away from devices from Apple and Samsung?
More than half way through this year, and we can already accurately predict which big phones will be on many end-of-year lists. Devices like the Galaxy S5, HTC One (M8) and the LG G3. We’re expecting other high profile phones to hit the market this fall, too, rounding out what will likely be remembered as one of the strongest years in mobile ever.
We’ve seen so many smartphones and tablets over the past few years that we need something else to get excited about. Something new—something that makes us pause, widen our eyes, and maybe even squeal with delight. That next thing, all big companies seem to agree, is the smartwatch.
As mobile gets more powerful (and more dull), we’re starting to see a big transition over to the wrist. Instead of a tiny computer in your pocket, it’s now adorned on your person, always visible and accessible when you need it. You already (probably) wear a watch, so why not make it a smartwatch? Leave your phone in your pocket, and take a step toward the future.
The Tab S is different. Not only does it possess a great design and cool features, but it also comes equipped with one hell of a screen—among the best, if not the best, we’ve ever laid eyes on. Where was this device last year, or the year before?