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Dell Rejoins The Android Market With Two new Tablets

Posted In News, Reviews - By AndroidPress on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 With No Comments »

Dell Venue 8

It’s been a while since Dell and Android played together but the two have been now been reunited.  Earlier today Dell announced a collection of new devices, two of which are tablets that will be running our favourite operating system, Android.  There will be a 7″ model known as the Venue 7 and and an 8″ model known as, surprise surprise, the Venue 8.

One interesting thing about these devices is that they will feature Intel chipsets rather than the regular ARM chips.  To be a bit more exact, the devices will feature 2GHz Intel Atom Clover Trail Plus chips as well as 2GB of RAM.  Both will house 16GB of internal storage, microSD card slots, and IPS displays with a resolution of 1280×800.  Both should also run for about 10 hours in between charges.

One minor difference between the two devices is the camera.  The Venue 7 will feature a 3MP rear camera and VGA front facing camer while the Venue 8 has a slightly better 5MP rear camera and 2MP front shooter.  One other minor variance is that the Venue 8 will come in 32GB as well.  Both should get the LTE treatment down the road as well.

Software wise both will come with Android 4.2.2 out of the box which is pretty decent.  Dell has said that they will work on bringing Android 4.4 KitKat as soon as possible but you know how updates go some times…When it comes to cost, both will be very reasonable with the Venue 7 costing just $150 and the Venue 8 costing $180.

Release date is slated for October 18 in the US and “select countries.”  No word on whether or not Canada will fit into “select countries” but I’d say the chances are pretty high.  Anybody interested?

[Dell / AndroidAuthority]

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