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Tesco's £119 Hudl Tablet Goes On Sale in the UK

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Tesco's tablet is now on sale.

After several weeks of rumors, Tesco last week finally unveiled its very first entry into the tablet market. Tesco's Hudl tablet hit the shelves in its retail stores priced at £119.

 

The Hudl is a 7-inch tablet based on Google's Android operating system. It has a 1440 x 900 resolution, runs on a quad-core 1.5 GHz CPU and features 16 GB of storage, a microSD slot, WiFi, speakers, a 3-megapixel camera, and a battery that lasts nine hours (at least, according to Tesco it does). The device is Archos-made and priced extremely competitively, undercutting 7-inch offerings from both Amazon and Google.

The Hudl is available in black, pink, purple and blue and has a rubberized back for easy grip. The whole thing runs on Android 4.2.2 and comes with multiple Tesco apps pre-installed, including apps for Blinkbox, the video on demand service Tesco owns, grocery shopping (from Tesco, obviously), and the supermarket's loyalty program.

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    a1exh , October 1, 2013 1:35 AM
    Seems a bit pricey when the Nook HD+ is only £129 for a 9" 1920x1089 1.5GHz Dual Core
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    cats_Paw , October 1, 2013 2:29 AM
    But this is a quad core?
    So soon Tablets will be cheaper than eating at a decent restaurant.
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    daglesj , October 1, 2013 4:37 AM
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    Seems a bit pricey when the Nook HD+ is only £129 for a 9" 1920x1089 1.5GHz Dual Core


    The Nook has a higher level of 'lock in' though doesn't it?

    This is a decent spec quad core tablet for £120 with just two or three Tesco apps tucked away on it. After that its a plain vanilla Android Tablet to do with as you please.
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    SJC1972 , October 1, 2013 8:04 AM
    Small correction to the article, it's not made by Archos. Archos contributed to some of the software and performed the the Google registration/certification.
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    Vorador2 , October 1, 2013 8:09 AM
    Not quite a Nexus 7, but at half the price is a serious contender. Plus it has a microSD slot that is always welcome.
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    SJC1972 , October 1, 2013 8:13 AM
    And another - it's the same price as the Fire HD and £20 more expensive than the std Fire. However, as per @daglesj - the Hudl is practically vanilla 4.2.2. Bonuus! Whereas the nook and Fire are completely locked. Plus, the spec for the Hudl is beyond that of the Fire HD.
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    me2olive , October 1, 2013 9:05 AM
    If the dev community (on xda, etc.) starts supporting this, it will be a hugely attractive purchase for many people. If it could run the latest CyanogenMod, it would be pretty easy to recommend.