$130 AN­DROID TABLET LAUNCHED BY ALCATEL

SmartHouse - - FIRST LOOK // ALCATEL - Writ­ten by DAVID RICHARDS

Af­ter a roar­ing suc­cess sell­ing their bud­get An­droid tablets at Op­tus TCL owned Alcatel has re­leased a new $130 that fea­tures a slim de­sign, 4G con­nec­tiv­ity, a pow­er­ful bat­tery as well as a fam­ily care ca­pa­bil­ity and Google Lens.

The Alcatel 3T 8 is one of the most af­ford­able tablet so­lu­tion be­ing sold in Aus­tralia and is ideal for a kitchen or as a con­troller of en­ter­tain­ment de­vices as well as read­ing emails, books or watch­ing a video.

It’s also one of the first tablets in the mar­ket to be pow­ered by An­droid™ Oreo™ (Go edi­tion), which is op­ti­mised to help af­ford­able tablets run An­droid faster, more ef­fi­ciently and more se­curely. An­droid™ Oreo™ (Go edi­tion) is the ideal plat­form for those who want to en­joy a pow­er­ful An­droid ex­pe­ri­ence at an af­ford­able price.

It can also be paired with a Bluetooth key­board for pro­fes­sional use or a child-friendly bumper case for fam­ily use as well as An­droid™ Oreo™ (Go edi­tion), mak­ing it faster and more ef­fi­cient with built-in op­ti­mi­sa­tion.

De­signed for mo­bil­ity, the Alcatel 3T 8 weighs in at just 279 grams and is su­per slim at only 8.2mm. Avail­able with ei­ther a Metal­lic Black or Suede Blue pre­mium matte fin­ish, this tablet looks sleek and mod­ern.

It also has a long-last­ing 4080mAh bat­tery that en­sures ef­fort­less brows­ing that can last all day.

The Fam­ily Care Func­tions, in­clud­ing Kids Mode, Eye Care Mode and a ro­bust Bumper Case.

Kids Mode gives par­ents or guardians con­trol over app ac­ces­si­bil­ity and us­age time with a sim­ple, user-friendly in­ter­face.

The An­droid™ Oreo™ (Go edi­tion) fea­tures a set of pop­u­lar Google apps that run quickly and smoothly, in­clud­ing Google Go, Google Maps Go, Gmail Go and more.

As part of the plat­form, users also get ac­cess to YouTube Go, which lets users down­load videos and view them off­line when data isn’t avail­able. The Google Play Store will also sug­gest third-party apps tailor-made for Go edi­tion de­vices, in­clud­ing Face­book Lite, Skype Lite and more.

Google Lens is an im­age recog­ni­tion app that uses AIpow­ered tech­nol­ogy to helps users ex­plore the world around them.

Users sim­ply take a photo or screen­shot, and Google Lens will de­tect and iden­tify the ob­ject, as well as of­fer sug­ges­tions based on the ob­ject. Users can find prod­ucts on­line, copy and paste text, learn more about land­marks, add events to their cal­en­dar, look up movie posters, iden­tify pop­u­lar plants and an­i­mals and more.

The Alcatel 3T 8 will be avail­able in Aus­tralia soon for sub $130 AUD.

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