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Just days after revealing it at a press event in Chicago, Apple has launched its new budget-friendly iPad. At $ 329, it’s tied with last year’s model as the cheapest iPad on the market, but comes equipped with upgraded chips that make it speedier than the 2017 entry-level iPad. But is the performance upgrade enough to warrant a purchase?
That’s a question consumers are going to have to answer for themselves, but over the weekend, AppleInsider shared the results of a series of benchmark tests that put the upgrade into perspective. While the iPads are virtually identical at a glance — from the design to the cameras to the display to the return of the headphone jack — the 2018 model features Apple’s A10X Fusion processor, which is a major improvement over the 2017’s A9.
As a result of this change, the 2018 iPad tops last year’s model in every benchmark that matters. In the Geekbench 4 single-core test, the 2018 iPad was 44% faster than its predecessor. In the multi-core test, the 2018 model performed even better, topping the 2017 iPad by 53%. Watch the full video of the tests below:
The gains weren’t quite as impressive with Geekbench’s GPU test, as the 2018 iPad only scored 23% higher, but in the AnTuTu benchmark, the new iPad was shown to be 38% faster than the old model. 3D Mark’s Slingshot Extreme benchmark came back with the same results, as the 2018 model once again scored 38% higher.
While the 2018 iPad looks identical to the 2017 9.7-inch iPad, it can’t be understated how much faster apps, games, internet browsing and other standard operations will be on the new model. If you’re in the market for an iPad and can’t afford to shell out for the iPad Pro, the new 9.7-inch iPad should be a no-brainer.
A couple of weeks ago Microsoft said that its Edge browser beta is available for iPad as beta and today the company announced that it is available for everyone both on Android and iPad tablets. Edge browser features for tablets do remain same as the mobile version. The Edge browser comes with features like your favorites including roaming favorites, reading list, a new tab page, reading view, and roaming passwords. It also allows you allows you to open a web page from your phone right on to your PC. The company obviously scaled up the interface of the browser to fit the large-screen, options to change from a light to a dark theme. However, Microsoft hasn’t included the iOS 11 split screen support, meaning that you can’t run any other app while browsing. You can download the Microsoft Edge browser for Android Tablets from the Play Store and Apple iPads from the App Store. Source Fone Arena
Microsoft has announced that its Edge web browser is now available to use on Android tablets as well as Apple’s iPads. “Now, you too, can experience familiar features like your Favorites (including Roaming Favorites), Reading List, New Tab Page, Reading View, and Roaming Passwords in Microsoft Edge across all of your devices,” the company said in a blog post. This comes a few months after the web browser was made available for iOS and Android platforms in preview mode, something which happened in October last year. The preview label was removed in November. Source
In October of last year, Microsoft announced it was bringing its Edge web browser to iOS and Android. The browser is primarily targeted at people already using Edge on Windows 10, as it syncs all data across your devices (much like Chrome and Chrome for Android/iOS). The Android version was released later that month, and Microsoft has continued to update it since then.
Starting today, Edge is now available on Android tablets and iPads.
Sure, there were some bright spots, occasionally. Like the 2013 Nexus 7, which was beloved for its low cost and simplicity. It was the antithesis of the $ 500 iPad: a frugal hot hatchback to Apple’s fully-loaded luxury sedan.
Microsoft started previewing its Edge browser for iPad earlier this month, and it’s now releasing it for everyone using an iPad or Android tablets today. Microsoft has mainly just scaled up the interface for the larger screen on iPads or Android tablets, and features like “continue on PC” remain, alongside options to change from a light to a dark theme.
The iPad app is rather basic, especially if you’re using an iPad Pro. Microsoft hasn’t included iOS 11 split screen support, so you can’t run the browser alongside another app. Passwords will roam across Edge on Windows 10 to iPad and Android tablets, and the reading list and reading view features are both supported too. You can download Edge for iPad in Apple’s App Store, and the Android…
Week 12 of the year was by far the most prolific in terms of phone announcements. We got no less than 16 this week. It all started with the Oppo R15 announcement on Monday, followed by the LG Zone 4 and vivo X21. Tuesday brought us 5 new devices – the rugged Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2, the Lenovo S5 launching in China, the HTC Desire 12 and 12+’s unveil and finally the Huawei P20 Lite going official in Europe and in China as the Nova 3e. Wednesday was quieter with the announcements of the Sharp Aquos S3 mini and the Meizu E3. Thursday the Oppo A1, ZTE Nubia V18 and vivo V9 were…
Two days ago, the CEO of Epic Games, maker of the “most successful video game engine”, said that AR glasses will eventually replace smartphones. Now, he could be right (if ever society gets over “glasshole”), but we were reminded of claims that tablets would replace PCs. Whatever happened to tablets, anyway? First off, what is a tablet? There are no clear-cut definitions, but in our minds they are a continuation of PDAs. The communication capabilities of a PDA were focused on the Internet – email, web sites, corporate intranets, etc. – instead of calling and texting like a phone. The…
It’s very rare to see Google improve the tablet experience on Android. As the Play Store arrives on more and more Chromebooks, perhaps someone at the company realized the app’s tablet UI could use some tweaking. A new layout for app pages has been rolling out to users that adds a little more color.
Previously, an app page on the Play Store would stretch the image/video banner at the top to fit the width of the screen, with the rest of the background being gray.