Thanks to Android being an open-sourced operating system, it basically means that just about anyone with the resources would be able to create a smartphone or tablet with their own branding, and UK retailer Tesco has announced a new Android tablet in the form of the Hudl, which we guess is pronounced as “huddle”. The tablet is a 7” device and sports a 1.5GHz quad-core chipset under the hood. It will also feature a display resolution of 1440×900, which while isn’t Full HD, should look pretty sharp crammed into a 7” display.
The tablet will also come with WiFi connectivity, 16GB of onboard storage which can be expanded up to 48GB thanks to a microSD card slot. The Hudl will also come with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean preinstalled and will have access to the Google Play store, Tesco’s BlinkBox and Clubcard TV platforms and based on what we can see, appears to be running on a somewhat stock version of Android, which is good news for those who aren’t a fan of companies imposing their own UIs on their devices. Available in a black, blue, purple, and red, the Tesco Hudl tablet will set customers back £119 and will be available via Tesco’s website or physical retail outlets. No word on whether it will be making its way stateside, although we doubt that it would.
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