Samsung has launched two new budget tablets in India named the Galaxy Tab A and Galaxy Tab E. They have been priced at Rs 20,500 and Rs 16,900 respectively. Both of them come with voice calling support. The Galaxy Tab A is a 4G enabled tablet whereas the Galaxy Tab E is a 3G tablet. The Galaxy Tab A will be made available across all retail channels by end of this week whereas the Galaxy Tab E will be made available exclusively through Flipkart by June-end.
Talking about the Galaxy Tab A, it comes with an 8-inch XGA TFT display. It has a 4:3 display ratio and a 7.5mm thick frame. It runs Android 5.0 Lollipop and is one the few tablets that come with 4G connectivity. It is the only 4G tablet you can buy that costs around the Rs 20,000 mark. Both the tablets will get an optional non-slip fabric style cover. Here’s a look at their specifications:
Samsung Galaxy Tab A specifications:
8.0-inch TFT display, 1024 x 768 pixelsAndroid 5.0 Lollipop with TouchWiz UIQualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset, 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 306 GPU, 2GB RAM16GB internal storage, expandable with microSD card (up to 128GB)5-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front camera4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and micro-USB connectivity4,200 mAh battery
It will be available in smoky titanium and white colours.
Samsung Galaxy Tab E specifications:
9.6-inch TFT display, 1280 x 800 pixelsAndroid 4.4 KitKat with TouchWiz UI, no word on Lollipop updateQualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset, 1.3GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 305 GPU, 1.5GB RAM8GB internal storage, expandable with microSD card (up to 128GB)5-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front camera3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and micro-USB connectivity5,000 mAh battery
It will be available in metallic black and pearl white colour options.
Microsoft is expanding the reach of its Office apps and Skype to more partners. The software giant will pre-install the Office and Skype apps on Android tablets from OEMs like LG, Sony, Haier and others.
Under the new partnership, Office apps like Word, Excel and Powerpoints, OneNote, OneDrive along with Skype will be pre-installed on a total of 20 partners. Microsoft noted that the apps will arrive on a new upcoming LG tablet as well as the new Sony Xperia Z4 tablet over the next 3 months. The company has reached to a total of 31 partners with this agreement.
Earlier in March, Microsoft partnered with with global OEMs Samsung and Dell, eight regional OEMs and top original device manufacturer Pegatron to pre-install Office apps and services on Android devices. The latest move comes in line with the “mobile-first, cloud-first” strategy that is initiated by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Just few days back Microsoft announced that its digital voice assistant Cortana is coming to Android and iOS.
iBall Launched Slide 3G i80 with 8-inch Display 1.2Ghz Quadcore Processor 4400mah Battery3G Voice Calling Android Tablet At Rs 10,499
iBall has launched the Slide 3G i80, the company’s latest Android tablet in the Slide series. It has a 8-inch (1280×800 pixels) IPS screen and is powered by an quad-core Intel Atom Z3735F processor. It has a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. It has 3G support and voice calling capabilities. It comes pre-loaded with 19 Indian languages, but no details about the Android version.
Commenting on the launch, Sandeep Parasrampuria, Director iBall said,
We take pride in presenting our first Android based Tablet on Intel platform. Intel is undisputedly most powerful processor and its X86 architecture makes it stand apart. We are sure iBall 3G-i80 with Intel processor and power packed with very exciting specifications will be well liked by every user. It will surely deliver terrific performance.
Amit Gupta, Director Business Development, Intel South Asia , said:
We would like to congratulate iBall on the launch of its new Intel® Processor powered tablet. The new iBall tablet powered by the Intel® Atom™ Processors will not only provide an ideal balance of performance and battery life but will also deliver a great value for money proposition to its users.
iBall Slide 3G i80 specifications
8-inch (800 x 1280 pixels) multi-touch IPS display
1.33GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3735F processor (burst up to 1.86GHz)
1GB RAM, 16GB of internal storage, expandable up to 32GB with micro-SD slot
5-megapixel auto focus rear camera
2-megapixel front-facing camera
3G (via SIM card slot with voice calling), WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, micro HDMI, USB OTG, GPS
The iBall Slide 3G i80 is priced at Rs. 10,499 and will be available across India soon.
Zebronics has launched company’s latest tablet. It has a 7-inch (1024 x 600 pixels) capacitive touch screen display, is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat). It comes with a 5-megapixel interpolated rear camera with LED flash and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. It has 3G connectivity, dual SIM support, voice calling and FM Radio.
It has glossy metallic brushed back and comes with USB on-the-go (OTG) support.
Commenting on the launch, Pradeep Doshi – Director, Topnotch Infotronix India Pvt ltd(Zebronics) said:
Zebronics has been offering innovative yet affordable products across various categories for over a decade now and our loyal customer base is a living testimonial to our claim. Empowering and delighting our customers through technology has been at the core of all our offerings. This makes us consistently innovative and diversifying into newer portfolios enabling customers to harness the power of computing technology. The Zebpad will surely offer an engaging, entertaining and enriching experience for our customers.
Zebronics Zebpad 7t500 3G Specifications
7-inch (1024 x 600 pixels) capacitive touch screen display
1.2 GHz dual-core Cortex A7 processor with Mali 400 GPU
1GB DDR3 RAM, 8GB internal memory, 32GB expandable memory with microSD
Android 4.4 (KitKat) OS
5MP rear camera, Interpolated, with LED flash
2MP front-facing camera
3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
3G HSPA+ (via SIM card slots), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n , Bluetooth, GPS
The Zebronics Zebpad 7t500 3G comes in silver color and is priced at Rs. 7,490. It is available from retail stores across India.
“The iBall Slide Q40i is a budget Wi-Fi only Android tablet with 8GB of internal memory”
iBall has added a new budget Android tablet to its fleet in India. The brand has launched the iBall Slide Q40i, a Wi-Fi only slate for Rs 4,999 that will be available in major brick-and-mortar retail stores. The tablet runs Android 4.4 KitKat, and offers wire-free FM thanks to an inbuilt antenna.
Coming to the specs, the iBall Slide Q40i features a 7-inch display with a resolution of 1,024 x 600 pixels. The device is backed by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, aided by 512MB of RAM. It has 8GB of internal memory, which can be further increased by up to 32GB via a microSD card. The slate has a 2MP rear camera with an LED flash, a 0.3MP front shooter, and a 2,500mAh battery.
The company recently launched the iBall Slide Brace X1 Android tablet with dual-chambered speakers for Rs 17,999. The Brace X1 was followed by the Windows 8.1-based iBall Slide WQ149i and WQ149R slates, which are priced at Rs 18,499 and Rs 19,999 respectively