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    Dell has missed deadline after deadline in delivering the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to its Venue 8 7840 tablet, but it's finally pulled through today and delivered the update to Android 5.0.2. The Dell Venue 8 7840 Lollipop update brings all of the Material Design goodies Venue 8 7840 users have definitely been yearning for (for months, too, at this point). The Venue 8 7840 didn't have much of a Dell skin atop stock KitKat to begin with – it stuck to a very slightly modified version of vanilla KitKat, though it did feature a couple tweaks in the design. With Lollipop, it seems that ...

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    Smartphones are great and useful tools, but until you get a bigger screen on them, they're never going to replace your laptop computer. Tablets are gaining in popularity and in functionality. They're doing so well, in fact, that many smartphone makers are pushing the limits of what can be called a "phone" by making screens bigger -- much bigger. At Pocketnow we call them "phablets". When we started we were sort of making fun of the huge-screened phones, but despite our mocking, the phrase suck -- and we learned that, when done right, phablets can be pretty awesome. But tablets and phablets ...

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    Last week, one of the older players on the mobile scene stepped back into the spotlight with some new products: Dell. My very first PDA was a Dell Axim X30, so the company's held a special place in my heart, and it was great to see it take another stab at mobile devices. After all, the Dell Streak 5 was a bit of an innovator in its own right, paving the way for phablets, and the Dell Venue Pro was an interesting (if a bit unlucky) smartphone; I've been curious to see what else Dell might have up its sleeve. That turned out to be four new tablets, consisting of a pair of Windows 8.1 and a ...

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    After seeing Dell turn its backs on the smartphone market last year, the company's been repositioning its mobile efforts to focus on tablets, instead. Right at the end of August, we heard that the company might have a couple new Windows-based models launching before the end of the year, including both an 8-inch and 10.6-inch device. Sure enough, today Dell comes through with the announcement of not just those two models, but a pair of Android tablets, as well. On the Windows side, we have the Venue 8 Pro and Venue 11 Pro (above). Dell's distaste for Windows RT shows through here, as both ...

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