According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global tablet shipments hit 40.6 million units in Q1 2013. Apple still dominates the market, but Android is gaining ground. In addition, the first Windows 8 tablets went on sale in Q1, but they haven’t been a runaway success, to say the least.
Sales of oversized smartphones and tablets are strong, and according to Transparency Market Research, the trend is set to continue over the next five years.
Amazon is reportedly prepping a TV set-top box designed to stream to video and presumably run Android apps from the company's curated storefront.
PlayJam's Android-powered GameStick turned up on Kickstarter earlier this year, seeking money from the masses.
The era where Apple fanboys at the BBC use license payer money to prop up Apple's tablet business, has finally come to a close. The BBC does not allow access to its programs worldwide. The UK charges anyone with a TV or other device a large license fee, with hefty penalties if people are found to be unlicensed.
Mele recently showcased its very first set-top box powered by an Allwinner A31 quad-core SoC.
Bluetimes recently debuted two Android set-top boxes based on AML8726-MX chipset for less than $70, including shipping.
In the crowded world of Android tablets, Archos is probably one of the better-known brand names.
Lookout has unearthed a new family of malware it is dubbing BadNews - which has emerged in the Google Play Store for Android devices.
Chinese gadget maker Pipo has debuted a 9.4-inch tablet dubbed the M8pro. The device features a 9.4-inch screen set at a resolution of 1280 x 800.
Archos - a company which has thus far focused on Android tablets - has debuted a lineup of Google certified smartphones.
There are literally thousands of video games for Android-powered tablets and smartphones. The problem?
Researchers at the University of California, Davis have determined that popular texting, messaging and microblog apps developed for the Android smartphone are hobbled by security flaws that could expose private information or allow forged fraudulent messages to be posted.
Hon Hai, parent company of electronics maker Foxconn, has signed a deal with Microsoft that will allow it to legally produce devices with Android and Chrome OS patents - the cash going to Redmond for each device.
Smart cameras are finally starting to show up, but according to outgoing Android boss Andy Rubin, they could have been around for years. Speaking at an event in Tokyo, Rubin said Android was originally conceived as an operating system for cameras, not phones.
If you're in the market for a new Android-powered TV stick, the MK809 III, which features a quad-core Rockchip RK3188 processor, is now available for pre-order.
One of the things I've always liked about desktop computers running Microsoft Windows or Linux is that they are fairly easy to upgrade.
The Measy U4B is fitted with both a quad-core processor and $100 price tag.
Approximately 150 million tablets (up 38% year-over-year) are forecasted to ship globally in 2013. Thus far, Apple has reigned since the introduction of its iPad in 2010, though Samsung and others continue to erode its early success.
We've seen quite a few tablets powered by Rockchip's RK3188 quad-core processor turn up in recent weeks.