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UK Supermarket Tesco Confirms Ultra Cheap Android Tablet

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 7 comments

We've been hearing rumors about UK supermarket chain Tesco launching its own tablet over the last few weeks. On Monday, the company made it official and unveiled the much talked about Hudl tablet.

 

As the rumors predicted, the Tesco Hudl is a 7-inch tablet based on Google's Android operating system. It's got 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, ringing in at just £119. This undercuts 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.

The Hudle will be available in Tesco stores starting September 30, which is next Monday.

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    Spooderman , September 24, 2013 3:41 AM
    I think I'll stick with my Nexus 7 for now, but good effort.
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    cjwill10k , September 24, 2013 4:03 AM
    Another 7" tablet priced at only just £125 that launched this week with some great features... with the added benefit of a SIM card slot built in and provides both Internet connection and phone call capability from your tablet through GSM Wireless carriers worldwide -- with 3G HSPA+ connection.

    The new Novo 7 EOS(j£125/$189) offers a 7-inch HD screen, 16GB Memory, MicroSD memory card slot, and Bluetooth connection, which makes it easy to use a Wireless headset for phone calls; and also offers dual cameras, Android 4.2.2, built in GPS navigation, and a large capacity 4400 mAh battery - and with a SIM card slot, you're able to use your current phone SIM card interchangeably with the tablet when convenient and not pay additional fees for wireless connection using your tablet device. The Novo 7 EOS is made by Ainol Electronics, which won runner-up for Best-Tablet-of-the-Year at CES-CNET 2012, and this new model offers a sleek design and is compact and easy to carry--

    More on the Novo 7 EOS model a t--Tab l e t Sp r i nt--
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    spentshells , September 24, 2013 4:21 AM
    Novo 7 EOS is really no hell. I bought one for my step daughter. it broke relatively quickly.
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    bubuhubu , September 24, 2013 5:26 AM
    Tesco Value version of Nexus 7. Hardware is not as good as Nexus 7 but still good efforts.
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    Vorador2 , September 24, 2013 6:18 AM
    Archos? No way in hell. Still i applaud the effort.
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    digiex , September 24, 2013 6:28 AM
    Uses cheap Chinese designed ARM processor. I still prefer Qualcom or Samsung designed processors.
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    cjwill10k , September 24, 2013 12:00 PM
    I'm not sure how the above commiter could have bought the Novo 7 EOS - it is a brand new Model just released 4 days ago