The Tesco Hudl and Argos MyTablet are the latest cheap Android tablets to hit the market. With good specs on paper and an affordable price tag, are they worth picking up this Christmas? Find out in our head to head review.
Two of the biggest names on the UK high street have introduced their own budget 7″ Android tablets. The Tesco Hudl and the Argos MyTablet, at just £119 and £99 respectively, are priced firmly in impulse buy territory will be going head-to-head for a place in the nation’s shopping baskets this Christmas. But which is the best, and are either of them good enough to compete with the more established names like Google and Amazon?
We go hands-on with both to find out.
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The Humble Bundle consists of 4 DRM-free games, available for users to enjoy on their Android devices. Due to the fact it’s for charity, users can choose to pay whatever they want for the games, with those who pay more than the average donation receiving two extra games free of charge.
The current bundle is available until October 29th.Humble Bundle 7 games: Anodyne Incredipede Greed Corp Ticket to Ride Worm’s Reloaded (for users who pay more than average donation) The Bard’s Tale (for users who pay more than average donation)
Via: The Humble Bundle
The Argos MyTablet is a budget tablet with its eye on festive shoppers.
Following the launch of Tesco’s Hudl tablet, the next high street shop to get in on the tablet scene is Argos. The company’s MyTablet looks to undercut the Hudl by £30, but compensating on certain areas of specifications.Argos MyTablet specifications: 7″ screen 1024×600 display 1.6GHz dual-core processor 8GB internal storage, expandable by microSD Micro USB and HDMI ports Android 4.2.2 Available in pink and silver
The Argos MyTablet will be available in-store from Wednesday for £99.
The LG G Flex looks set to be the first fully curved phone from LG.
Following in the footsteps of the Samsung’s first fully curved phone, the Samsung Galaxy Round, the first renders of LG’s first curved device have leaked online. The LG G Flex is rumoured to sport a 6-inch display and a selection of buttons located on the back of the device are being touted. Although nothing official has been announced, the G Flex is expected to have a November launch date.
Via: Android Central
The Archos GamePad 2 combines games console and tablet in one unique package.
Archo’s tablet-turned-gaming juggernaut is having a second coming, with the GamePad 2 looking to bring the ultimate gaming experience to every Android user. The fundamentals of the unit are relatively the same, but the GamePad 2 does include a revamped specifications list.Archos GamePad 2 specifications 7″ tablet with full gaming controls 1280×800 display 1.6GHz quad-core processor 2GB RAM 16GB/32GB storage options Android 4.2 Apps to SD support Full suite of Google apps pre-installed
To sweeten the deal even further, Archos has bundled in full copies of Android AAA titles Asphalt 8 and Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour.
The Archos GamePad 2 will be available at the end of the month for €179.99.
The LG G Pad 8.3 has a confirmed UK release.
LG’s new G Pad 8.3 has been confirmed for a UK release before the end of the year. Although the tablet will first be launched in LG’s home country of Korea on October 14th, it will then be released worldwide during the remainder of the year.LG G Pad 8.3 specifications: 8.3-inch 1920×1200 full HD display 1.7GHz quad-core processor (Snapdragon 600) 2GB RAM 16GB of internal storage 4600mAh battery Android 4.2.2 out the box 5-megapixel rear camera, 1.3 front camera