One would think Tesco would never release a tablet, considering we're talking about a supermarket chain, and yet the company did just that last September when they introduced Tesco Hudl Android tablet (featured image). That thing was nothing special, as expected, it offered a rather mediocre performance. That didn't stop Tesco from making future technology plans though, they were planning to release a Tesco-branded smartphone, or so we heard earlier this year. This month though a report came our way that Tesco decided against launching their own smartphone saying this supermarket chain will focus on improving upon their first Android tablet and come out with a refresh.
Tesco started sending out invitation for an October 3rd event and it is more than obvious they're going to launch a second generation Tesco Hudl tablet at that event. Tesco even opened a new section on their webpage where you can register for updates on the Hudl 2 tablet. That section even changes colors which probably suggests the device will ship in multiple colors. Tesco also said earlier that the device will improve in basically every way, from screen size an speed to design and accessories. First-gen Tesco tablet had a really low-price point as one of its strong points, let's hope that its successor will be offered for a similar price.
As a side not, Tesco Tesco Hudl (first-gen) is sporting a 7-inch 1440 x 900 IPS LCD display along with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage (expandable via MicroSD card up to 32GB). The device is powered by a quad-core Rockchip RK3188 processor which comes with Mali 400 GPU. 3-megapixel camera can be found at the back of this device while there's a 2-megapixel shooter located up front. As far as connectivity goes the tablet comes with a dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0. Android 4.2.2 is included out of the box and the device measures 128.8 x 192.8 x 9.85mm while it weighs 370 grams.
Let us hope Tesco will truly improve upon its first generation Tesco Hudl offering and we'll get something that offers better performance while keeping the extremely affordable price. Would you be interesting in Tesco's tablet if they manage to pack competitive specs into their tablet? It's hard to imagine they'll be able to offer anything even close to high-end specifications, but a solid mid-range offering is quite possible.