Xiaomi’s MiPad will be launching very soon! Meanwhile, the Nexus 7 is still working on old updates and another Moto 360 feature has been revealed.
Xiaomi wants to take on popular tablets with a powerful, yet affordable device. The MiPad is a stunning tablet, featuring a 7.9-inch 2048x1536p display, a 2.2 GHz quad-core Tegra K1 processor, 2 GB of RAM and a 6700 mAh battery.
These specs are nothing to scoff at, and the price will definitely turn some heads. This tablet will start at 1499 Yuan, which equals to about $240 USD! That would be for the 16 GB version. Those who want the 64 GB iteration will have to pay about an extra $30.
We know people will be lining up for this bad boy. The device will be launching come July 1st, in China. We haven’t heard a thing about a global release, but we will keep our eyes open!
Opinion: I just can’t believe Xiaomi can make such a great tablet for so cheap. These specs are up there with the best tablets in the market. I seriously hope this makes it to the USA.
During the announcement of the circular Moto 360, people noticed the device didn’t seem to have a charging port. This is a bit odd for any electronic device, so what was the deal? Motorola said they had some sort of mystery power source.
Turns out an FCC filing has unveiled this mysterious technique. In an FCC filing for a “Motorola Wireless Charger”, the manufacturer lists an accessory “intended for use with the Moto 360 wrist-worn device.” And of course, it does use Qi, also making it compatible with most current wireless chargers.
Opinion: Surprise, surprise, Motorola. You really got us there, didn’t you?! We all knew they would be using wireless charging, but it’s always nice to get some proof.
Comign weeks late, the Adnroid 4.4.3 update has finally arrived for Nexus 7 LTE users. It’s sad to see Nexus users getting the treat so late. Other Nexus devices have already been updated, and even Motorola’s non-Nexus phones beat it! Not to mention, the Galaxy S5 and S4 were very close to getting this update before the LTE Nexus 7.
You can now download the factory images straight from Google. We would advice that the faint of heart wait for the update to be pushed over the air, though. You have already waited this long, anyways.
Opinion: This was a bit of a messy update rollout, but at least it was nothing major. Let’s hope Android 5.0 (or whatever it is labeled) gets a better release!