Thursday, October 20, 2016


Oct 21, 2016 we will get MIUI 8 GLOBAL BETA ROM 6.10.20 the latest version for Xiaomi smartphone after just few week ago MIUI 8 Global Beta ROM 6.10.13 was just released.
It has some improvement such as:
  • New Transition Animation for Recent Apps.
  • Smooth performance optimization and bug fixes
However:wait and see when it is official released on that day.


Monday, June 30, 2014


ASUS has launched its new MeMO Pad 8 (LTE) at Computex 2014 with younger brother Pad MeMO 7 the interesting tablet because it tries to stand out from the competition not so much for its design, but for the technical configuration. And one of the first models (announced) with processor Intel Atom Z3580 2.3GHz belonging to the family from Moorefield and will probably be among the first on the market. Blog of Mobile, in fact has found its traces on the FCC website (code MSQAST21), a clear signal that its commercial debut in the U.S. at least is now at hand. After all, it was expected for the summer for $ 179 (€?).
The American documents of the institution did not offer us information about the heavy MeMO Pad 8 (ME581CL), but the labels show us the existence of at least three different models called AST21-MLA, AST21-MWA, AST21-MPA. What will differentiate? Colors, storage, or what? We know that the new ASUS tablet will come with an IPS display 8-inch Full HD (1920 x 1200 pixels), 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory, two cameras of 5 and 1.3 megapixel camera, NFC, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, 4G/LTE and battery 4350 mAh. The operating system is Android 4.4.2 KitKat and will be available in three colors, pink, blue and white with a gloss finish. For now it is difficult to make an assessment in terms of performance and support for alternative software, since ASUS MeMO Pad 8 is one of the first tablets with Intel chips Moorefield, which integrates PowerVR graphics and Intel HD.
Recall that in addition to the MeMo Pad 8 (ME581CL), ASUS has also launched an entry-level version of the MeMO Pad 8 which ME181C code and is virtually identical to the MeMO Pad 7, except for the larger display. Obviously will have an Intel Bay Trail and Moorefield. We will be back on the occasion of the first American and availability, why not European. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Toshiba Excite Go 7-inch Android tablet

So far, Toshiba has achieved great results in the segment of Android based tablet to another has become increasingly saturated with products similar to each other in appearance, functionality and performance. Emergence is therefore increasingly difficult to differentiate themselves and one of the best ways is to try to offer more than our competitors without. After 7 Excite seen earlier in the year , therefore, the Japanese manufacturer will try again ironing out the kinks. Excite Go fact is once again a 7-inch Android tablet , but in this case the Japanese company has tried to contain the final price while introducing some element of news. 

The first and perhaps most important is the presence of the latest version of the operating system Android , the 4.4 KitKat , an important aspect when one considers that most of the similar products does not go beyond the release 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Toshiba also pre-install also the full version of OfficeSuite Pro , one more reason to consider this tablet compared to others like it. 

The second difference is the hardware platform. The Excite Go in fact does not use the usual ARM SoC but a processor Intel Atom , which should then deliver superior performance with fuel consumption now comparable. For the rest obviously the tablet instead presents characteristics similar to those of all other devices of the same type low cost. The 7-inch screen, therefore, has a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels , while the storage space is 8 or 16 GB but can be expanded through the use of microSD memory cards with a maximum capacity of 128 GB. Finally, the battery would allow a range of up to 8 hours, more than enough even for those who spend out of the house or office full days. 

Toshiba Excite Go will be available in July at a price of 109.99 dollars , emerging as one of the cheapest tablet among those offered by the big brands.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Archos 64 Xenon the economic 6.4-inch phablet

Archos 64 Xenon is a phablet by 6.4 inches, cheap and accessible but with good technical characteristics. Who is considering to purchase will find it very useful and interesting videos reported by Jbmm  which shows a preview of the very first impressions and unboxing of use. The package is compact and neat, with a simple but effective graphics, all in shades of white and green, with some images to effect and the main technical characteristics, on the back of the box.
The device has a nice line and looks very well done, although certainly with cheap materials such as polycarbonate (with finish reminiscent of brushed aluminum). The Xenon measure 90.6 x 170.7 x 9.3 mm and weighs 232 g and is therefore sufficiently comfortable to handle and transport mobility, offering in return a space display is significantly better than that of many smartphones. Archos also seems to have chosen a great display 6.4 inches with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels that offers all the typical advantages of the panels PS, that is realistic and vibrant colors, excellent contrast and luminance values ​​and an angle of vision on both floors really wide, allowing you to enjoy the content even more than one person at a time.
Moving on to the technical features, the Archos 64 Xenon has a hardware platform that includes the SoC MediaTek MT6582ARM Cortex A7 a quad-core 1.3 GHz, supported by 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB of storage space, expandable via microSD. The equipment is completed by a micro USB port, a rear camera 8 megapixel auto focus camera, a front camera with 2 megapixels, modules 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0 and a battery of 2800 mAh, all controlled by Google Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

Of particular interest is also support dual SIM , much appreciated in emerging markets in general and low cost devices. First impressions are very good then, especially in relation to the price chosen by the French producer for its phablet: Xenon fact, the Archos 64 is available from May 26 at a cost of 199 Euros

Monday, May 26, 2014

PQ iStick A300 Mini PC

In recent years, more and more companies have released the Mini PC that can be connected to a TV to run Android or Linux on the screen in the living room. Thanks to ARM-based processors for low power consumption, these computers are often slightly larger than a USB stick, but have the same power of a smartphone or a tablet. They are designed to accommodate one or at most two ports, so who needs some extra interface must opt ​​for the Android TV Box or ARM-based development boards.

PQ Labs has created a Pocket PC in the form of a key with three USB ports, WiFi and optional mSATA for the connection of a solid state disk. 
PQ iStick A300 Mini PC is basically a large 9.9 x 5.6 x 1.5 cm . The equipped with a processor Rockchip (ARM Cortex A9), up to 2GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage expandable with a microSD card slot, a microHDMI port, 3 USB host, Ethernet, and, for some models, dual-band WiFi , Bluetooth 4.0 and mSATA port .

Prices start at $89 for A300LT, which integrates a Rockchip RK3168 dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and passive cooling, up to $169 for Model A350-iStick SSD with RK3188 processor quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, WiFi 2.4 and 5GHz, Bluetooth, power button, battery and active cooling (with fan). There is also a model iStick A300 at $109 with the same CPU and RAM memory of the more expensive version, but it only supports WiFi 2.4GHz and has no mSATA.

For PQ Labs, Mini PC iStick are perfect for road signs, kiosks and multimedia totems touchsceen, but they could also find a place in your home such as computers or Android thin client system for accessing remote PCs. With support for mSATA, then you could add hundreds of gigabytes of storage space for their digital content. PQ iStick A300 comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, though it will not be difficult install custom ROMs or other operating systems based on Linux as PicUntu.

Via: Liliputing

Yashi TabletBook Ultra S2, the new hybrid tablet

Yashi was one of the first companies to believe in the tablet, even under Windows. The first models used the Windows 7 in support of business applications developed specifically for partners. The first TabletBook Yashi 12-inch debuted over two years ago, but now the family grows. To meet all the needs of those who work, communicate and live on the internet on the move, Yashi Launches New Ultra TabletBook S2, the perfect balance between performance and ergonomics. With the new hybrid Yashi, in seconds, the user can switch to the mobile experience a traditional modes of use: just connect the cover/magnetic keyboard and tap the appropriate app for Windows 8.1 that starts the classic desktop mode.

Yashi TabletBook Ultra S2 is a tablet with a processor Intel Core i3/i5/i7 (Ivy Bridge) ULV processor, supported by 4GB of DDR3 memory and storage 128GB SSD. The brilliant 11.6-inch HD (1366 x 768 pixels) capacitive multitouch is combined with a rear camera 2 megapixel camera and a front 1.3 megapixel camera. The connectivity an 802.11n WiFi module, Bluetooth 4.0 and 3G, as well as 2 USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, SD card reader, speakers and microphone. The operating system is of course Windows 8.1 , while the 8000 mAh battery should ensure the longevity of autonomy. TabletBook Ultra S2 measure 320mm x 196mm x 13.5 mm and weighs 950 grams, which must be added the thickness and weight of the smart cover / keyboard magnetic.
With the TYashi abletBook you have in a single device the advantages of both worlds, the convenience of a tablet and the productivity of a notebook, ideal for working with Word, Excel or any application that we are accustomed to use for our business. Yashi TabletBook Ultra S2 with 1.7GHz Core i5-3317U from is already available in Italy at a price of 719 Euros (VAT included).


Friday, April 4, 2014

Huawei MediaPad X1 review

The CNET have published their review of the Huawei MediaPad X1, which contributes even more to blur the boundaries between tablet and smartphone, thanks to the integration of a tablet 7-inch 4G-LTE module that allows you to not only access to the data network but also the ability to make and receive calls.
The tablet is very well built, with a cover made ​​of aluminum alloy, one very content thick and thin frame around the display. The shell is devoid of pushups and ' great assembly . The screen as said is a 7-inch Full HD that offers a density only slightly inferior to that of a mini iPad Retina. The overall quality is therefore high , the wide viewing angle and vivid colors. Even the hardware platform is generally sufficient to ensure good performance, both during daily use with games. The heart of the system is in fact the SoC Hisilicon Kirin 910 , formed by a quad-core ARM Cortex A9 CPU at 1.6 GHz and a GPU ARM Mali 450 MP4, supported by 2 GB RAM and 16 GB of storage space, expandable with microSD cards , the latter option always greatly appreciated.
The concerns arise instead when you switch to the software . Android is smooth and responsive, but Huawei has adopted a version now quite dated, the Jelly Bean 4.2.2, a choice that has not quite convinced our colleagues, who were expecting, if not Android 4.4 Kitkat, at least the 4.3 release of Jelly Bean. The situation is further worsened by the presence of a proprietary interface, Huawei Emotion , which is not liked for two main reasons. In fact, the GUI is not primarily well optimized and is unresponsive, sometimes requiring a few seconds between the command and its execution or during the various transitions. His organization, far from stock Android, it's not been appreciated, especially for the fact that you have deleted the grid view of all installed apps, but now that they are distributed in six different home, organized by function. Eventually, however, the reserves are essentially limited to these aspects.
Instead affects the quality of the camera : Huawei MediaPad X1 in fact has a 5 megapixel front webcam and especially a 13-megapixel rear camera with Sony Exmor RS BSI sensor, which allows you to take pictures of excellent quality for a tablet. Thumb up eventually also for autonomy, thanks to the 5000 mAh battery , which ensures at least the cover of a workday even under heavy use.
You can buy directly from China via AliExpress cost of 359.99 dollars, or about 260 €, it is therefore a valid device, especially for the price point which is proposed, and the particularity of allowing telephone calls also increases the palatability, braking as mentioned exclusively by a sub-software not entirely satisfactory.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Amazon Fire TV, not just mini PC but also game console!

Amazon Fire TV is officialThe new TV Box is designed to turn on your Smart TV in the living room and is designed to compete with the Apple TV, the Roku and Google Chromecast, but with better performance, an ecosystem and a more complete Web browsing easier. It 'sold for $99 and is available now, while the controller is priced at $40 (or slightly more). Under the body, there is a quad-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 (8064) to 1.7GHz, 2GB of RAM and an Adreno 320 graphics chip normally integrated in smartphones. The equipment is completed by 8 GB of storage, dual-band MIMO WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI 1.4b and Ethernet 10/100. Supports 720p and 1080p video up to 60 frames per second, 5.1 audio (via HDMI 7.1), and 2-channel stereo. You can play music and video online, but also video games and other applications.

Amazon Fire TV chassis has a simple design, square and thin, and you can attach to the back of your TV. It weighs 283 grams and measures 11.7 x 11.7 x 11.7 cm . And equipped with  Bluetooth remote 2.1 with seven buttons (voice search, play, pause, rewind, home, back, menu) and one 5-way navigation, as well as a microphone for voice commands. You can use it to navigate the interface, including menus, to find movies, TV shows, games and other applications. Amazon Fire TV also has a function "ASAP" which will display the content according to user habits. Unlike many Mini PC market, lenses, with complicated interfaces and closed ecosystems, the Amazon will be able to provide a fluid interface and fast. And this is also one of its strengths.
During the launch event, Amazon has shown a number of applications that are compatible with your device, including Hulu Plus, Netflix, WatchESPN, NBA, MLB, NBA, YouTube, Crackle, TuneIn Radio and Plex . HBO Go, and Pandora are coming soon. This "optimal" selection of third-party apps, Amazon also has a function "best value" (for now works only with Amazon Instant Video and Hulu Plus) that will help you figure out which service will be cheaper to use to watch a specific program.

The OS is based on Android, just like the software installed on the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet, and developers can realize the porting of existing applications Android or HTML5 to make them turn on the set-top box from Amazon. Although it has support for third-party apps, Fire TV also takes advantage of the existing ecosystem with Amazon services like Amazon CloudDrive for storage. For example, you can take a picture with your smartphone, save CloudDrive automatically and immediately see it on the TV.
It 's also possible to use a tablet Kindle Fire HDX as a "second screen" to read information and details on programs and actors thanks to "X-Ray for Movies and TV Shows" and IDMB (also owned by Amazon). Unlike some TV Box, Amazon Fire TV also supports multitasking, so you can listen to music while you are running a different application.
Amazon Fire TV can play video games (very similar to the Kindle Fire tablets), but to keep down the price of the console, the company decided to sell the controller separately from the game (which not everyone will use) for $ 40. The first games available for the TV Box will Minecraft, Asphalt and 8 Sev Zero , one third-person shooter. Some video games will be free but the average price will be around 1.85 dollars (much less of a common title for the Xbox and Playstation). The pads, called TV Game Controller , optional features analog sticks, a D-pad, buttons Android including Home, Back, Menu button, multimedia playback and gaming keys (A, B, X, Y). Both the controller and the remote control are powered by AA batteries.

Friday, January 31, 2014

TrekStor SURFTAB Xirón 10.1 and TrekStor SURFTAB Xirón 7.0 HD

Available in two versions, the top of the range TrekStor SURFTAB Xirón 10.1 with 10 "display and the smallest and most portable 7" TrekStor SURFTAB Xirón 7.0 HD , both models are made ​​with a classy design, the rear in aluminum and offer all visual comfort of a high-definition screen multitouch IPS capacitive with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.
Extremely powerful and advanced technological equipment, in fact, both models incorporate quad-core processors of last generation. The processor Cortex A9 Quad-Core 1.6 GHz , the 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory make the device Xirón 10.1 stable and amazingly fast, multitasking activity without any problem. The vision of the video in high resolution and the use of action games also is always smooth and without delays. Similarly, the Cortex A7 CPU Quad-Core 1 GHz , RAM DDR3 1GB and 8GB of internal memory make "small" 7.0 HD Xirón one of the best performing and most reliable tablet 7 ", able to compete with tablet price range much higher.
The OS Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean ensures tablet line SURFTAB Xirón great stability and agility functions, while the app store Google Play pre-installed on the device gives you the opportunity to choose from thousands of apps and keep up to date on the latest innovations made ​​in music, films, books and magazines online.

To underline the wide usability and versatility of the models Xirón TrekStor that pass easily and without flaws from home use to a more professional look. Read, write, reply to emails, but also watch movies, listen to music and produce video has never been easier. The control panel and the GUI are in fact clear and intuitive, to help you to get more and faster setting or application. Comfortable the presence of the outputs Micro-USB and Mini-HDMI , the readermicroSD and microSDHC cards , the headphone port and microphone. I do not even miss theBluetooth to exchange information quickly and securely across other devices.
The new TrekStor SURFTAB Xirón 10.1 also supports the technology Miracast , the new transmission standard multimedia files (photos, videos and music) through which you can connect an Android device over a WiFi connection, directly to compatible televisions and projectors. In this way you can share and view content on your TV's multimedia tablet. In Xirón 10.1 is a practical front camera 2 MP for video calling private or business "face to face", while the powerful rear camera of 5 MP with autofocus sharp images and are assured of high quality.Respectively two double 0.3 MP and 2.0 MP for the model SURFTAB Xirón HD 7.0, more than enough for sharp images and quality and to make video calls on the go.
Trekstor SURFTAB Xirón 10.1 16GB is on sale with a retail price of €239.00 , while SURFTAB Xirón 7.0 HD 8 GB is available at €139.00

Toshiba Excite 7 Low cost tablet

Toshiba Excite 7 first appeared in Japan as the Regza AT374, then in November in the U.S. as the Excite 7, a name that should keep even here in Europe, where, however, has not yet landed. Waiting to be able to find in our stores then we suggest the video we made ​​during the CES 2014.
Excite 7 is a tablet really cheap but that does not make compromise on quality, indeed. The appearance of such, however simple, is very nice and full flat design eye-catching. The measurements of the vehicle are equal to 115.8 x 197 x 10.9 mm , weight is 345 g instead. The tablet is therefore very comfortable to hold, even with one hand. The brilliant 7-inch has a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels and is not an IPS but inside there is such a Rockchip RK3188 SoC with quad-core ARM Cortex A9 ARM Mali 400 GPU, supported by 1 GB of memory RAM solutions quantitative unusual for this band, and 8 GB of storage space, expandable via microSD.
Remarkable, always in relation to the price, also the rest of the budget, which includes a microUSB port, a combo audio jack for headphones and microphone, module, 802.11n WiFi , rear camera 3 megapixel front and 0.3 Mpixel , pair of speakers placed on the lower edge and the operating system Google Android 4.2 Jelly Bean which, as you can see in the video, looks very smooth and responsive. As I said at the time the Toshiba Excite 7 is already on sale in the U.S. $99 and is expected in Europe but at the moment there is still no official date or a price, although it is likely that, as usual, is applied to the 'equivalence between the euro and the dollar, with a price of 99 euro.