LG’s new 10.1-inch G Pad 2 tablet has a massive battery inside

LG has pre-announced one of the new devices it’ll launch at this year’s IFA tech show, set to take place next month. It’s the G Pad 2 10.1 tablet, the second in its new range of Android slates, but the first to be confirmed for release in the U.S. and Europe. It’s an unusual mix of old and new tech, combining the latest version of Android, and an older generation processor, but doesn’t come with the stylus seen with the 8-inch model.

Android 5.1.1 comes as standard, with several LG apps including QuickMemo+ for writing notes at anytime and regardless of what app is running at the time, and the Dual Window multi-tasking mode. The Reader Mode cuts down on blue light emitted by the screen for an more comfortable reading experience.

LG has chosen the Snapdragon 800 processor for the G Pad 2 10.1, and while it’s a proven performer, it’s far from the latest or most power-efficient Qualcomm chip out there. It comes with 2GB of RAM, plus there’s 16GB of internal memory, and a MicroSD card slot.

Power consumption may not be an issue thanks to the massive 7400mAh battery inside the tablet, which LG claims is the largest out of similarly sized tablets from the competition, but doesn’t offer up any standby figures. The screen size, as the name suggests, is 10.1-inches, and the resolution is 1920 x 1200 pixels. LG will release a G Pad 2 10.1 model with 4G LTE connectivity, but it’s not clear whether a regular Wi-Fi-only model will be sold.

There are a pair of cameras onboard — 5 megapixels on the rear, and 2-megapixels on the front — the body comes in a bronze color, and measures just 7.8mm thick and weighs 489 grams. The battery size is the G Pad 2 10.1’s standout spec, and although we’re all for more standby time, it’s a shame the tablet hasn’t been given the stylus and full-size USB port on the recently announced G Pad 2 8.0 tablet that’s destined only for Asia.

LG hasn’t provided any details on release date or price yet, but expect more news from the IFA show.

Product Review

Mediocre battery and a big notch slight Google's otherwise perfect Pixel phone

Google’s Pixel 3 XL has two big flaws: The gigantic notch on the front, and mediocre battery life. That being said, this is the best Android experience you can find in a smartphone today.
Wearables

Google's Wear OS update 'H' promises battery life improvements

Google has rebranded its Android Wear operating system to Wear OS. Removing the Android name may help people better understand Google-powered smartwatches, which also play nice with iOS devices. 
Mobile

T-Mobile's new Revvl 2, Revvl 2 Plus are now available for purchase

Last year, T-Mobile launched its own line of branded smartphones. As a follow-up to their predecessors, the carrier has unveiled the Revvl 2 and Revvl 2 Plus -- complete with a sleeker design. Here's everything you need to know.
Mobile

Sharp doubles down on the notch trend with Aquos R2 Compact

As if one notch wasn't enough, Japanese manufacturer Sharp unveiled a new smartphone that has two -- one teardrop style notch at the top, and a bigger notch at the bottom. Here's what the world's first dual-notch smartphone looks like.
Cars

Uber rolls out rewards program that lets its most loyal riders lock in prices

Uber launched a new loyalty program today called Uber Rewards. It offers frequent riders credits to Uber Eats, car upgrades, and the ability to lock in prices on their most traveled routes.
Gaming

15 tips for keeping your vault-dwellers alive in ‘Fallout Shelter’

The wasteland can be an unfriendly place, if you don't know what you're doing. Here are 15 tips that will help your vault thrive in Fallout Shelter, including information on questing.
Mobile

Motorola Moto G7: Here’s everything we know

The Moto G6 range is still relatively new to the market, but rumors have already started about the Moto G7, which is expected some time in 2019. Apparently, a G7 Power version will be joining the G7, G7 Play, and G7 Plus.
Mobile

How to take great photos with the Pixel 3, the best camera phone around

You’ve scored yourself a new Google Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL, and you want to take advantage of that incredible camera. We’ve got everything you need to know right here about how to snap the best photos with your Pixel 3.
Smart Home

Huawei could soon take on Google and Amazon with a new digital assistant

According to a report from CNBC, Huawei is working on a new digital assistant that could try to take on the likes of Google and Amazon's Alexa. Huawei already has a digital assistant in China, but the new one will be aimed at markets…
Mobile

Leak shows a third, budget Google Pixel 3 with a Snapdragon 670, headphone jack

The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are considered to be two of the best Android smartphones, but it looks like Google could be prepping a third. A budget Pixel 3 device that boasts some of the best features of the other two has been leaked.
Mobile

Use multiple phone numbers on one device with Verizon’s ‘My Numbers’ app

For those who have separate phone numbers and devices for your work and personal lives, Verizon wants to help you get more organized. With its new "My Numbers" app, you can use up to four additional phone numbers on a single smartphone.
Smart Home

All the best Amazon Black Friday deals for 2018

Amazon may be an online-only retailer, but that doesn’t mean its Black Friday sales are anything to sniff at. In fact, due to its online status, Amazon has huge flexibility with the range of products and deals it can offer. Here's our…
Mobile

Need a quick battery boost? Try one of our favorite portable chargers

Battery life still tops the polls when it comes to smartphone concerns. If it’s bugging you, then maybe it’s time to snag yourself a portable charger. Here are our picks of the best portable chargers.
Mobile

Instagram tool accidentally exposes user passwords. Were you affected?

Instagram's Download Your Data tool accidentally exposed the passwords of a small number of users. Here is the explanation on what happened, and how to find out which Instagram accounts were compromised.