Announced last week, the Tesco Hudl is the first Android tablet to be released by the supermarket, and its first piece of major mobile consumer electronics too. It’s a direct challenger to hardware like the Amazon Kindle Fire HD, and to a lesser extent, Android tablets like the Nexus 7. Tesco has priced the Hudl sensibly at £120, and it’s on sale right now through Tesco.com.
If you splash out for the Hudl,you can collect it in-store for free, or pay for it to be delivered to your home. Now it has appeared on Tesco’s website, we’ve got a complete rundown of its spec list, and it’s good, particularly for the money. The screen is 7-inches with a resolution of 1440 x 900, while the processor is an unknown quad-core chip with a 1.5GHz clock speed, supported by 1GB of RAM.
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is installed along with Blinkbox Movies, Blinkbox Music and Tesco’s own shopping application, plus there is access to the Google Play app store. The tablet has a pair of speakers, a microSD card slot, dual-band Wi-Fi, a micro-HDMI port, GPS and a 3-megapixel camera. All this is wrapped up in a curvy, 9.8mm thick body, which weighs 370 grams.
At the moment only the black model is up for sale, with the red, blue and purple models listed as coming soon. A soft-touch case which doubles as a stand (like Apple’s Smart Cover) is yours for £15, as is the protective bumper case, while the Hudl headphones are just £6. Other accessories including a £20 leather case and a £15 charging kit are also listed.
If the Hudl appeals to you, but you’re keen to see what Amazon is going to come up with before Christmas, you can see details on its new models here. However, the company hasn’t announced any UK release dates yet.