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The weeks leading up to Mobile World Congress are usually pretty quiet for actual announcements and news, however, as this past week can attest, rumors and expectations of new tablets and other mobile hardware can be found everywhere.
Perhaps the biggest news for all you business professionals out there, Google is going big on supporting you and your day to day tasks with enhanced Android apps and more. Without further adieu, here is your TabTimes Weekly news roundup.
What is this? Yes, some of the best news for those of us that use Android tablets for work, Google is launching new Android tools for the workplace, Android is ready for work.
When you are done checking out what new tools are coming, why not take some time to see what Android for work all means.
Have you heard of Google's Project Ara? It is a modular phone program that allows you to swap out and upgrade individual pieces of your device. This same concept is in effect for a new project to put a modular tablet/laptop hybrid into the hands of children.
This project follows in the footsteps of the one laptop per child program.
Rumor & reports
Surface Pro 4 Release Date – The Next-Generation Microsoft Tablet Supposedly Hits the Surface Before October » CultureMob
Let's play with more rumors, We have here claims that Microsoft will take to the stage in mid March to announce their latest Surface Pro tablet/laptop. Could we really see the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 in July of this year?
As always, this is purely a rumor, with the original expectations for Microsoft to launch the Surface Pro 4 in October, but July would be great.
I hope the title of this one didn't offend - while Apple's tablet share and sales may be on a decline, they certainly are not imploding.
Stay tuned to TabTimes.com, we'll be dissecting these number for you soon.
HTC One M9 Tablet Concept Unveiled: 11-inch 'Carbon' Design, Snapdragon 810 Tipped [Video] : Tech : Design & Trend
It's time for a good rumor. After the successes of the HTC built Nexus 9 tablet, we are inclined to imagine that HTC could have another slate in the works, but this HTC One M9 Tablet is purely rumor at this point, we're not sure if it will come to be.
That said, the concept art sure does look slick!
Proving that Sony's award winning Xperia Z2 Tablet is not to be forgotten, the Verizon variant of the device is enjoying an OTA update this week, bringing Playstation 4 Remote Play support and more.
Android enthusiast hoping to see Android Lollipop in this update will be disappointed though, the updated Sony Xperia 2 Tablet remains on Android 4.4 KitKat.
Nvidia Releases Shield Tablet 2.2.1 Hotfix Update To Address Color Desaturation : PERSONAL TECH : Tech Times
That was quick! It seems just last week that NVIDIA rolled out the big 2.2 update for their SHIELD tablet, this week, addressing display color concerns, look for hotfix update 2.2.1 for your NVIDIA SHIELD tablet.
If you are like us, you have more than once thought of cool ways to use your iPad as a second screen or input device to your PC. To that end, this app allows you to turn your iPad into a graphics tablet for your Mac.
If that is not exactly what you are looking to do, be sure to check out our list of ways to connect your iPad to your TV for more ideas.
Fun & Interesting
Sony Mobile picks up four iF Design Awards 2015: Includes Gold award for Xperia Z2 Tablet | Xperia Blog
Although Sony has been talking about taking another look at the viability of the mobile industry, their slightly older Xperia Z2 Tablet has just won some awards.
The iF awards are an online organization that calls attention to the design of all digital things from tablets and smartphones, through to apps and, well, light bulbs.