Tablets - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/21534 en Intel sells more tablet chips but profits still fall http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/intel-sells-more-tablet-chips-profits-still-fall-240586?source=rss_tablets <p>Intel shipped 5 million processors for tablets in the first quarter, but profits fell as PC sales remained weak.</p> <p>Net income for the quarter ended March 29 was $1.9 billion, down 5 percent from a year ago, Intel said on Tuesday. Revenue increased 1 percent to $12.8 billion.</p> Computer Hardware Intel Processors Tablets Technology Business Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:44:04 +0000 admin 240586 at http://www.infoworld.com PC sales to drop by 6 percent in 2014 http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/pc-sales-drop-6-percent-in-2014-239204?source=rss_tablets <p>The global decline in sales of laptops and desktops is nothing new, and Gartner today forecast a 6 percent drop in 2014 compared to last year -- and it envisions another decline of nearly 5 percent in 2015.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Desktop PCs Laptop PCs Tablets Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:56:57 +0000 admin 239204 at http://www.infoworld.com Should you get a hybrid laptop? A user report card http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/should-you-get-hybrid-laptop-user-report-card-238763?source=rss_tablets <p>The hybrid PC is all about promise. It's a laptop and it's a tablet. It meets your business needs and it meets your media-consumption needs. It supplies a keyboard when you want it and leaves behind that added bulk when you don't. It's two, two, two devices in one.</p> <p>But what's the reality? Does this kind of configuration really hold up in everyday use? Is this jack-of-all-trades design a master of only some?</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Laptop PCs Tablets Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:50:12 +0000 admin 238763 at http://www.infoworld.com Review: 12-inch Galaxy Note Pro is too big for its own good http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/review-12-inch-galaxy-note-pro-too-big-its-own-good-238290?source=rss_tablets <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/samsung_galaxy_note_pro_12.jpg" alt="Review: 12-inch Galaxy Note Pro is too big for its own good" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>If there was ever a need to show that bigger isn't necessarily better, the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12-inch Android tablet provides the evidence.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Samsung Android Tablets Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 238290 at http://www.infoworld.com iPhone, Galaxy, iPad, Nexus: Here's how they really rate http://www.infoworld.com/tablet-calculator?source=rss_tablets <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Tablets440x330.jpg" alt="iPhone, Galaxy, iPad, Nexus: Here's how they really rate" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Your smartphone or tablet is overrated. At least, that's the conclusion InfoWorld came to in assessing our scoring system for mobile devices. Much as changed since we developed our criteria and weightings four years ago.</p> Mobile Technology Android iPad iPhone Smartphones Tablets Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 237766 at http://www.infoworld.com Tablets coming back to earth after years of breakthrough growth http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/tablets-coming-back-earth-after-years-of-breakthrough-growth-237941?source=rss_tablets <p>The rate of increase in tablet shipments is expected to slow this year after unabated growth during the product category's first three years of existence.</p><p>Research firm IDC is projecting tablet shipments to grow at 19.3 percent this year compared to 2013, when tablet shipments increased 51.6 percent compared to 2012.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Tablets Technology Business Fri, 07 Mar 2014 12:37:45 +0000 ccraig 237941 at http://www.infoworld.com Intel vs. ARM: Two titans' tangled fate http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/intel-vs-arm-two-titans-tangled-fate-237265?source=rss_tablets <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/intel_vs_amd_fists_hp.jpg" alt="Intel vs. ARM: Two titans' tangled fate" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>If the PC and Intel are joined at the hip, then Intel is hobbled, with 2013's 10 percent drop in PC sales marking "the worst decline in PC market history," according to Gartner.</p> Computer Hardware ARM Intel Desktop PCs Processors Smartphones Tablets Mobile Technology Thu, 27 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Eric Knorr 237265 at http://www.infoworld.com Samsung debuts new Exynos chips, questions linger on 64-bit plans http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/samsung-debuts-new-exynos-chips-questions-linger-64-bit-plans-237188?source=rss_tablets <p>Samsung announced new 32-bit Exynos chips for smartphones and tablets with six- and eight-CPU cores, but left questions hanging on when the company will launch its first 64-bit chip.</p> <p>The new chips were revealed after Samsung teased a new chip called Exynos Infinity in a Twitter campaign in the days leading up to the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona. Samsung launched the Galaxy S5 smartphone, which it initially announced with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, though the new Exynos eight-core chip will also be used, according to media reports.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Samsung Processors Smartphones Tablets Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:27:44 +0000 admin 237188 at http://www.infoworld.com Windows 8: Learn to love it http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/windows-8-learn-love-it-236594?source=rss_tablets <p>Face the facts: Windows 7 PCs aren't about to magically appear out of the woodwork, and Windows 9 is at least a year away from fruition. Windows 8 isn't going anywhere, and it's time to settle in with Microsoft's current OS.</p> Computer Hardware Microsoft Windows Mobile Technology Windows 8 Microsoft Windows Desktop PCs Laptop PCs Mobile Apps Tablets IDG Insider Wed, 26 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 uphan 236594 at http://www.infoworld.com AMD optimizes Android for Windows PCs and tablets http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/amd-optimizes-android-windows-pcs-and-tablets-237091?source=rss_tablets <p>Advanced Micro Devices has optimized a version of Android for tablets and PCs containing its chips, and will sell it on new PCs through retail stores in Europe.</p> <p>AMD doesn't intend that Android will replace Windows on those devices, nor will it offer a dual-boot option. Rather, it will sell a version of the Google-backed OS packaged as a Windows executable by BlueStacks, a software company in which AMD Ventures owns a stake.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Android Laptop PCs Processors Tablets Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:30:34 +0000 admin 237091 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft tries to jumpstart cheap Windows devices with license price cut http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/microsoft-tries-jumpstart-cheap-windows-devices-license-price-cut-236887?source=rss_tablets <p>Microsoft has cut the price of Windows 8.1 by nearly three-fourths to device makers who produce lower-cost laptops and tablets, according to a report from Bloomberg.</p> <p>Citing sources who asked not to be named, <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-22/microsoft-said-to-cut-windows-price-70-to-counter-rivals.html" target="_blank">Bloomberg</a> said that licenses for Windows 8.1, normally $50, would instead cost OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) just $15. The discounted licenses would only be available for hardware that sold for less than $250.</p> Microsoft Windows Mobile Technology Microsoft Windows 8 Microsoft Windows Tablets Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:30:17 +0000 admin 236887 at http://www.infoworld.com HP ships first 64-bit Windows 8.1 tablets with Intel Atom http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/hp-ships-first-64-bit-windows-81-tablets-intel-atom-236939?source=rss_tablets <p>After months of waiting, some of the first 64-bit tablets with Windows 8.1 and Intel's Bay Trail chips were announced by Hewlett-Packard.</p><p>HP's ElitePad 1000 G2 and ProPad 600 G1 are targeted at business users. The tablets have 10.1-inch screens with resolutions of 1920 x 1200 pixels, and run on Intel's quad-core Atom processors with clock speeds starting at 1.6GHz.</p> Microsoft Windows Mobile Technology Hewlett-Packard (HP) Windows 8 Microsoft Windows Tablets Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:12:11 +0000 ccraig 236939 at http://www.infoworld.com 6 changes Microsoft must make to matter again in mobile http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/6-changes-microsoft-must-make-matter-again-in-mobile-236447?source=rss_tablets <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Microsoft_Mobile_hp.jpg" alt="6 changes Microsoft must make to matter again in mobile " width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>A decade ago, Microsoft had a shot in the mobile market. BlackBerry dominated, and Palm OS devices were the darlings of the technorati, as they went beyond basic messaging into what we today call mobile apps.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Microsoft Smartphones Tablets Windows Phone Fri, 21 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 236447 at http://www.infoworld.com Enterprise mobile report details iOS dominance, most popular business apps http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/enterprise-mobile-report-details-ios-dominance-most-popular-business-apps-236263?source=rss_tablets <p>The latest version of Good Technology's quarterly Good Mobility Index <a href="http://media.www1.good.com/documents/rpt-mobility-index-q413.pdf" target="_blank">report</a> suggests that Apple devices remain popular in the enterprise, while companies are developing more mobile apps than ever before.</p> Mobile Technology Android BlackBerry iOS iPad iPhone Mobile Apps Smartphones Tablets Thu, 13 Feb 2014 12:43:12 +0000 admin 236263 at http://www.infoworld.com Did you hear the one about the tech-savvy senator? http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/did-you-hear-the-one-about-the-tech-savvy-senator-235967?source=rss_tablets <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/StupidDuh_ss.jpg" alt="Did you hear the one about the tech-savvy senator?" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Government always follows the pointing fingers of the fourth estate, though usually in the wrong direction.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Cringely Consumer Electronics Smartphones Tablets Government Fri, 07 Feb 2014 22:42:47 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 235967 at http://www.infoworld.com California bill proposes mandatory kill-switch on phones and tablets http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/california-bill-proposes-mandatory-kill-switch-phones-and-tablets-235912?source=rss_tablets <p>Politicians and law enforcement officials in California will introduce a bill on Friday that requires all smartphones and tablet PCs sold in the state be equipped with a digital "kill-switch" that would make the devices useless if stolen.</p> <p>The bill is a response to a rise in thefts of portable electronics devices, often at knife or gunpoint, being seen across the state. Already half of all robberies in San Francisco and 75 percent of those in Oakland involve a mobile device and the number is rising in Los Angeles, according to police figures.</p> Mobile Technology Federal Regulations Mobile Security Smartphones Tablets Fri, 07 Feb 2014 12:28:35 +0000 admin 235912 at http://www.infoworld.com The mobile data explosion: All signs point upward http://www.infoworld.com/t/mobile-technology/the-mobile-data-explosion-all-signs-point-upward-235891?source=rss_tablets <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/mobile_power.jpg" alt="The mobile data explosion: All signs point upward" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p> </em></div><p>Here's a number for you: 1.5 exabytes. That's how much worldwide mobile data traffic was generated each month in 2013, according to Cisco -- a leap of 81 percent over 2012.</p> Mobile Technology Networking Cisco Systems IPv6 Smartphones Tablets Wireless Broadband Mobile Technology Fri, 07 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 235891 at http://www.infoworld.com Samsung to offer 3 new tablets starting Feb. 13 http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/samsung-offer-3-new-tablets-starting-feb-13-235658?source=rss_tablets <p>Samsung announced that three of its latest four Galaxy tablet models running Android 4.4 (KitKat) will go on sale at U.S. retailers starting Feb. 13, with online orders starting today.</p> <p>Samsung also revealed that all four of its new tablets will uses its somewhat controversial custom interface Magazine UX, a display mode that loads the screen with tile-like widgets that show information from different apps. Analysts expected Samsung to downplay the Magazine UX, as a way of staying closer to true Android from Google.</p> Mobile Technology Samsung Android Tablets Tue, 04 Feb 2014 18:28:18 +0000 admin 235658 at http://www.infoworld.com Lenovo saved the IBM PC, but can it save the Motorola smartphone? http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/lenovo-saved-the-ibm-pc-can-it-save-the-motorola-smartphone-235294?source=rss_tablets <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/motorola_photon.jpg" alt="Lenovo saved the IBM PC, but can it save the Motorola smartphone?" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Motorola was struggling long before <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/google-buys-motorola-mobility-125-billion-169838">Google bought its smartphone division in 2011 for $12.5 billion</a>, but the situatio Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Google Lenovo Motorola Mobility Android M&A Smartphones Tablets Thu, 30 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 235294 at http://www.infoworld.com Spam doesn't lie: American consumers desert PCs for most mundane chore http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/spam-doesnt-lie-american-consumers-desert-pcs-most-mundane-chore-234836?source=rss_tablets <p>Traditional PCs were used at historically low rates last quarter to open emails, another sign that a longtime task of those notebooks and desktops has been hijacked by mobile devices, an email-centric firm said today.</p> <p>U.S. consumers used a traditional personal computer to open only about a third of all the spam email they received, with the task shifting more to mobile, a marketing vendor reported.</p> Applications Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Desktop PCs Email Software Smartphones Tablets Mobile Technology Thu, 23 Jan 2014 13:26:35 +0000 uphan 234836 at http://www.infoworld.com