Tesco Reveal Hudl, Their Own Android Powered Tablet

Supermarket enters the tech race.

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Tesco have announced their own Android powered tablet with a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, dual-band Wi-Fi and 16GB of memory which can upgraded to 48GB.

The table, named Hudl, has “been designed by Tesco for its 20 million customers and more, focusing on accessibility and convenience.”

Tesco designed and built the tablet from scratch, tailoring it around customer needs and ease of use. Hudl users can enjoy instant access to Tesco’s full range of digital services, all in one place, through a convenient, dedicated launcher button. These include blinkbox movies and TV, music and Clubcard TV (which offers free films and TV programmes exclusively for Clubcard holders), banking and of course shopping for groceries, clothing, homeware and more

A rather neat feature is that when switched on for the first time the tablet will make a number of checks and ask the user if the tablet will be used by children. If it is the passwords will be required for purchases, safe search will be turned on and advice on parental control apps will be given.

Hudl will be available in four colours and will cost £119, it will also be part of the retailers “Clubcard boost” program so some shoppers can pick the device up for less than £100. Hudl goes on sale in around 1000 Tesco stores and online from 30th September and will be backed by a multi-media advertising campaign.

The full tech specs:

  • 7” 1440 x 900 HD screen
  • Android Jellybean 4.2.2
  • 16GB storage which can be expanded to 48GB with microSD cards.
  • Quad-core 1.5GHZ processor
  • 9 hours video battery life (Conditions may vary dependent on video format and content, audio volume, screen brightness and processor load)
  • Micro-HDMI port
  • Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
  • Dual band Wi-Fi for a more stable connection
  • Access to over a million apps via Google Play™
  • Comes in 4 colours: black, blue, red, purple
  • Sleek, high-quality design, with a durable, matte, soft-touch back for better grip
  • Scratch resistant touch screen

Source: Tesco

22 Comments

  1. Doesn’t look too bad a spec. Pretty mid-range but should do well for people looking at that price.
    Won’t be troubling the big players but an interesting move for Tesco.

    • Another impressive tablet to launch this month is from Ramos Technology– which has partnered with Intel to introduce the i-Series of Android tablets that use one of Intel’s newest mid range processors and a much better deal is the new Ramos i-8 £125($199)– which is the world’s thinnest 8″ tablet — with a 7.9 inch HD screen and aluminum nickel frame for a sleek design; and is packed with features that compare to the new Nexus 7.

      The Ramos i-8 is similar in size to the mini iPad– and almost as compact as a 7″ tablet, but offers 40% more screen space, which is a significant difference and viewing tablet content is much easier and one of the reasons Apple made the i-pad mini this size…

      T ab l e t Sp r i nt– is one of the first sources to feature the new i-8 and the rest of the new Ramos i-Series…

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  2. Tesco going for hardware, interesting.

  3. Wonder what it weighs, can’t find it maybe I’m blind lol

  4. doesn’t sound too bad for that price.
    if i didn’t have my Kindle i’d be tempted.

  5. The amount of RAM is missing though, something that makes or brakes and Android device.

    • Eh? It says the Ram both in the text and the tech specs “16GB storage which can be expanded to 48GB with microSD cards.”

      • Storage refers to the amount of space to store your apps, games, videos, music, etc…, like a harddrive. What XisTG means is the amount RAM that it it has to do it’s processing with, like computer memory. If it isn’t at least 1GB (ideally at least 1.5GB) it’s not gonna be up to much.

      • yup, what rSp8 said.
        1GB of RAM is the minimum, and even then it’s quickly becoming insufficient in many cases. But then again, for the price they ask…

      • That’s storage, RAM is unqouted.

    • I belive its got 1gb of ram. Tuffcub needs removing from the naughty step and placing in the corner with a dunce hat :)

      • Would be 1gb if it’s on 4.2 surely?

        Plenty of kids getting one of these for Xmas I reckon?

  6. Don’t see the point of another tablet in the market of the tablets….

    • The tablet industry is worth a fair penny. Tesco think so too. Keep in mind they’re an awesome sized retailer and have a lot of contact with millions of people in Britain each and every week.

  7. Good work Tesco, that’s a nice little product and the promo spiel ive seen today has a lot of child-friendly language. They got a good bit of publicity off BBC Breakfast today, a couple of papers have big full page ads, great marketing. They’ll probably sell one or two in the run up to Christmas!

  8. The really pivotal question is if this is a Google approved device with Google Play store, or if it’s a supetmarket el-cheapo hardware , with el-cheapo app store to suit.

    I can guess the answer…..

  9. “The table, named Hudl, has “been designed by Tesco for its 20 million customers and more, focusing on accessibility and convenience.”

    Wow a tablet that acts as a table! Awesome!

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