Tesco Hudl supermarket slate to take on Nexus 7 for £100
The Tesco Hudl is a supermarket slate taking on Google Nexus 7 before Christmas for as little as £100.
Would you toss a Tesco tablet in your trolley? The supermarket slate challenging theis reported to be called the Tesco Hudl, and could cost as little as £100.
The Guardian reports that the Hudl will be a 7-inch slate built by a Chinese manufacturer. It's expected to be on sale before Christmas.
Industry experts believe the Hudl will cost a checkout-tastic £100 or so.
There's a bargain aisle full of cheap Android tablets out there, blighted with dodgy build quality, ancient Android software and no access to the Google Play app store. The Hudl will have to do better than that if it's to compete with the Nexus et al.
Like the Kindle Fire HD, the Tesco Hudl is expected to put its own services front and centre. The Kindle Fire is an Android tablet but unlike most has a heavily-customised interface that squirts Amazon movies, books, music and other Amazon gubbins right into your eyeballs. The Tesco tablet could do the same with, the movie and TV streaming service owned by the supermarket and the only place in the UK to watch Game of Thrones or Boardwalk Empire online.
I'm speculating wildly here, but Tesco already has a mobile phone network, Tesco Mobile, and, so I'm guessing the Hudl could be made available as part of an Internet or mobile deal.
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