Apple and Google, the world's top tech companies, are now releasing new tablets that might be included in your year-ending holiday wish list: the Apple iPad Air 2 and Google Nexus 9.
As two of the most sought-after tablets in the market today, one might wonder which one is the better buy. Here's a roundup comparative review between the new iPad Air 2 and the Nexus 9.
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The iPhone 6 has met some remarkable success, even breaking opening day sales records. While it's only been two months since the device's release, rumors about the next-generation iPhone is already doing its rounds in the Web. The "iPhone 7" is rumored to feature a new 3D display technology without the need to wear special 3D glasses.
There are rumors that Apple is working to create a new ecosystem of 3D hardware and software. The Cupertino company has allegedly approached its display supplier TPK to develop the screen for the iPhone 7.
While the prospect of a 3D display is still too early to ascertain, Apple has shown interest in 3D technology in the past. The Cupertino company had applied for a patent for a glass-free 3D stereoscopic display in 2008. more >>
It was previously reported that the HTC One (M8) and HTC One (M7) will be receiving an update to Android 5.0, also known as Android Lollipop within 90 days of receiving the latest operating system from Google. On November 3, HTC made it official as the company took to Twitter to announce that they have received the source code from Google.
The HTC USA handle posted this message: "We have the Android Lollipop code. We'll be updating the HTC One (M8) & (M7) within 90 days from today #HTCAdvantage."
The countdown makes for a release date of the update in early February. According to 9to5google, those who are using the phones and are on Rogers, Bell, Telus, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile will be getting the update. The website also claims that HTC One users can expect the Android Lollipop update to be seeded to unlocked devices first before hitting carrier-locked handsets. more >>
Previous tech reports indicated that while the new Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 will be arriving with Android L5.0 Lollipop OS, Google's existing and relatively old handsets and tablets would receive the update as soon as the mentioned devices went up on sale.
However, Know Your Mobile reported that Google has now delayed the release of the Android Lollipop update for Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 as the tech company has yet to iron out last minute bugs.
"Apparently there are a couple of necessary fixes required before the system is ready to be rolled out to older Nexus devices," said the site. more >>
Word on the streets, the purported next generation iPhone from Apple could arrive sometime in September 2015 and that it will have a "glasses-free" 3D display.
A report from The Epoch Times indicated that the alleged iPhone 7 or iPhone 6S (as what other tech sites refer to the device) has been predicted to be unveiled in the next fall.
The site quoted PC Advisor saying, "Looking back over the recent history of Apple's iPhone launches, it's likely that the iPhone 7 will be unveiled at a special event in September 2015." more >>
Microsoft has announced the weekly Xbox Live deals for the Xbox One and Xbox 360, with titles receiving as much as 50-percent discount.
The discounts are valid up till Nov. 10 and users will have to be subscribed to the Xbox Live Gold service to avail of the discounts.
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