Showing posts with label android tablet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label android tablet. Show all posts

6.2.17

Lenovo's latest Android tablet is really a budget laptop

The Yoga A12 could be better than an entry-level PC in the right circumstances.




The tablet market is increasingly skewing toward laptop replacements, but what if you want a replacement for a low-cost laptop? Lenovo thinks it has the answer. It's introducing the Yoga A12, a 12.2-inch tablet that's really a budget convertible laptop for the Android crowd. 



Think of it as a lower-priced but larger alternative to the Yoga Book. You won't find the earlier model's pen input or Windows 10 option, but you'll still get a very portable design (it's 0.21 inches thick at its slimmest point) that can fold into a slate when you're watching Netflix, or a laptop when you need to get work done. The trick, as with the Yoga Book, is a flat touch-sensitive keyboard that eliminates some of the usual physical bulk. We found the Book's keyboard hard to get used to, but it might be easier on the A12's larger, more comfortable surface

The A12 still has an Atom x5 chip powering things, although Lenovo has cut the memory and storage in half to 2GB and 32GB respectively. You'll also get a 13-hour claimed battery life. This is clearly meant more for browsing and the occasional productivity app than someone intending to use the tablet as their main computer. You might not mind so much when you see the price, though: the new Yoga will start at $299 when it goes on sale February 8th. That's just inexpensive enough that it could be a compelling alternative to a conventional entry-level laptop -- it doesn't have the performance or software of Windows portables, but it'll be easier to carry and more flexible.


Lenovo's Yoga A12 is super-slim budget version of the Yoga Book


Lenovo's Yoga Book was received well by internet, with many praising its unique and innovative design, but criticising the software. The Chinese company is back again with a new Android tablet that builds on the Book's success, the A12, with a larger screen and a modified version of Android on board.

The A12 has a 12.2-inch screen, with an Intel Atom x5 chip, 2GB RAM, and 32GB storage inside. Sadly, there's no pen input here, and no option for Windows 10 or Chrome OS. However, the key draw is the halo keyboard pioneered on the Yoga Book, and the now-expected 360° hinge. The 12.2-inch screen should help with the feeling of cramped space on the original Book, and at 5.4mm thick at the tablet's slimmest edge, and weighing under a kilogram, it's certainly portable. It runs a modification of Android which has a hybrid multi-tasking UI, comprised of three panes for apps, although Lenovo have declined to state exactly which version of Android the A12 runs.

The Lenovo Yoga A12 will be available on February 8th in gunmetal grey or rose gold colors. It costs $299 for the base model, and will be for sale on Lenovo's online store.



source: Lenovo
            engadget.com


9.1.16

How to use your Android smartphone as remote mouse and keyboard for your PC

connect your PC/laptop with your Android Smartphone/tablet


here is how you can connect your PC/laptop with your Android Smartphone/tablet with it either as a keyboard or mouse.


Android OS has the entire domain use of mobile phones in a short period of time. Since it is always fun to do great things with your smartphone, we are presenting a new way to use your Android Smartphone/Tablet. This is like a keyboard or mouse for your PC.

Before we start, you need to know this "This process only works with Intel-based PCs". Now all you have to Android remote keyboard app and software.

How to set up Intel Remote Keyboard


  1. Download Intel Remote Keyboard on your Android device or tablet.
  2. Download and install the Intel Remote Keyboard host on your Windows PC. You will need to choose x86 or x64 depending on their windows. If you are not sure what you are, there are four simple ways to know if you are on a 64-bit version of Windows.
  3. (Important: Make Sure Your Android and Windows devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.)
  4. on your Android phone, tap the Windows device name.
  5. Your Windows PC will now show a large QR code. Scan only with your Android smartphone's camera (according to the instructions on the screen and the two devices together.
  6. You'r all set!


What you can do:


Intel keyboard looks much like any Android keyboard

the app is basically a virtual trackpad and keyboard for your computer. You can use it in portrait or landscape format.

In portrait mode, your screen is divided into the area of trackpad on the top and the keyboard at the bottom. Intel's keyboard looks much like any Android keyboard, but it also has a windows key, an ESC key and the four arrow keys.


remote keyboard

Stuff which should have been there:

there could be some advanced controls to optimize the system. First of all, there is no continuous scrolling" , which means that they must touch scroll button repeatedly to scroll up to a large distance. Secondly: there is no "Direct Volume Control" , because it is always cheaper, adjust the volume using a special key as for the use of the mouse. We expect that these features will be included in the next update.

source; techworm