The next month’s Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona probably will launch a series of the new top ten upcoming Android tablets of 2014, as well as smart phones or other gadgets. However, many of the official launches are not yet verified, sign that the biggest companies would like to take Apple’s model and create separate launching events for their most important products.
Top ten upcoming Android tablets of the year:
Nevertheless, here are some of the most interesting top ten upcoming Android tablets of the year:
10. ASUS Transformer Book Duet TD300
ASUS’s 13.3-inch slate can easily support a dual OS setup (including Windows 8 and Android’s Jelly Bean version), being powered by a strong Intel Core i7 processor, and storage from 64GB up to one terabyte, should you pay the price. The product will be available on US stores at the end of March, for a price starting from $599.
9. ASUS PadFone mini
The Taiwanese firm already released two smartphones-tablets hybrids at the beginning of 2014, one of them being this PadFone mini. It comes with a 4-inches display and can fit into a 7 inches tablet dock. However, the new PadFone mini released this year at CES 2014 is not to be mistaken with the PadFone mini 4.3, launched in 2013.
8. ASUS PadFone X
The second launching from ASUS this year comes in the shape of a hybrid, but can be easily used as a powerful tablet, thus it made it to our top ten upcoming Android tablets of 2014. There are not many things revealed about this model so far, only that it runs on Android’s latest version, 4.4 or Kit Kat, and that it features a 5 inches display.
7. Micromax Canvas LapTab tablet
The Indian tech brand also revealed a transformer tablet at the beginning of the year, similar to the Asus Transformer Book Duet. Just like the latter, the Micromax supports two operational systems, Windows 8 and an Android version which is yet to be confirmed exactly. Also, the product features an operational wireless keyboard to make it easier to handle and is set to hit the online markets of India in the beginning of February.
6. Alcatel One Touch Pop 7
Alcatel retailer also announced the launching of two tablets at the beginning of the year, the One Touch Pop 7 and One Touch 8, both running on the Android Jelly Bean operational system. The Touch Pop 7 made it into our top ten upcoming Android tablets of 2014 because is small, low-budget, yet powerful. The 7 inches TFT display is paired with a 1.3GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM.
5. OLPC XO.10
An interesting concept that was developed at the beginning of this year is the child-safe tablets. A similar device was launched by the One Laptop per Child Association (OLPCA). The tablets have similar specifications to the “grownups” tablets, but with slightly modified operational systems. The XO 10 will have, alongside the 10 inch screen, a modified version of Android’s Kit Kat. These cool features were the ones providing the tablet a comfortable mid position in our top ten upcoming Android tablets of 2014.
4. Acer Iconia A1-830
Acer, alongside other extremely important brands, has also announced a double launching at the CES 2014, held back in January. It’s newest Acer Iconia A1-830 features a 7.9 inches screen being the premier version of the two launched models. The aluminum back holds for quite an impressive tablet running on Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean version. The tablet is due to hit the markets at the end of January 2014.
3. Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 12.2
The South Korean giant has unveiled four new models of tablets at the beginning of 2014, two of them making it to our top ten upcoming Android tablets in 2014 on the first positions. The TabPRO series includes three versions of screen, the 12.2 inches, the 10.1 inches, and the smallest, having 8.4 inches. The TabPRO comes with the exact same technical specifications as the NotePRO, minus the S Pen.
2. Samsung Galaxy NotePRO
Coming on the second place of our top ten upcoming Android tablets in 2014 is Samsung, announcing the launching of its two new tablet lines, the NotePRO and the TabPRO. The Galaxy NotePRO features a wide 12.2 inches display will run on Android’s latest 4.4 version, the Kit Kat immediately out of the box, without requiring any upgrades. The product features a “super clear” LCD display powered by a strong 2.3 GHz quad-core processor and 3GB or RAM. Also, it features the S Pen that will make it easier for you to draw and sketch, while the 8-megapixels rear camera will shoot beautiful pictures.
1.Google Nexus 7
Following the previous generation of Nexus 7, this Google tablet is the best so far. It features a 7 inch HD display, with a total resolution of 1920×1200 pixels. The product can hive 10 hours of full usage until the battery needs recharging. Other specifications include a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, the Android
Jelly Bean Kitkat version, and a 5 mega pixels rear camera.
Conclusion: With so many new launches on the way, 2014 already appears to be a very rich year in terms of new pieces of technology. The trends remain similar to the previous years, where Samsung and Apple dominated the tech world, but other competitors such as HTC, Google, and ASUS also have something to say.