Tesco unveils hudl2, its second generation tablet

3 Oct 2014

Tesco today unveils hudl2, a bigger, faster and sharper second generation Android tablet.

hudl2

Key features:

  • 8.3 inch 1920x1200 HD screen and Dolby optimised audio
  • Super-fast Intel® Atom™ quad-core processor
  • Runs on Android Kitkat 4.4.2 operating system
  • Super slim design
  • Pre-loaded with helpful parental filter
  • Available in eight different colours
  • In Tesco stores from 9th October for £129

Tesco today unveils hudl2, a bigger, faster and sharper second generation Android tablet.

Available in eight different colours, hudl2 is packed with exciting new innovations for Tesco’s 20 million customers and more.

With a bigger, crystal-clear 8.3 inch full HD screen and Dolby optimised audio, hudl2 offers the ultimate entertainment experience. Powered by an Intel® Atom™ super-fast 1.83GHz quad-core processor, users can enjoy lightning fast web access, browse photos, read e-books and lots more.

At a market leading price of £129, Clubcard customers can also purchase it through Clubcard Boost,meaning many will be able to buy it for as little as £65.*

Personalisation

The user experience on hudl2 has been significantly enhanced. Digital services such as blinkbox, Clubcard and Tesco.com have been tailored to individual user’s needs and preferences so are even more intuitive, simple and easy-to-use. The tablet runs on Android’s Kitkat operating system, Kitkat 4.4.2, so users can also enjoy access to over one million Google apps.

Available in a range of eight vibrant colours, hudl2 can be customised with fun accessories to create a personalised look, with over 200 possible colour combinations. From slate black to bubblegum pink, its colourful casing makes it ideal for all ages. Customers can go online to mix and match their tablet and accessories at www.tesco.com/hudl.

The 5-megapixel rear-facing and 1.2-megapixel front-facing cameras are ideal for video calling, as well as capturing high-quality video and photos. With eight hours of video battery life and 16GB memory,hudl2 is the ultimate portable entertainment hub.

Pioneering parental control app

In an industry first, Tesco has worked with The Parent Zone to develop a market leading parental filter so children and parents can use one device safely. The app, which comes pre-loaded, allows parents to set up profiles for up to seven users. Each of these can be tailored according to age and suitability, including setting a time limit to pre-determine how long their child spends using the tablet.

Michael Comish, Group Digital Officer at Tesco said, “We know customers want easy, accessible technology that the whole family can use whether working, shopping, gaming, learning or just taking some time out. Cutting-edge technology doesn’t have to come with a big price tag.

“hudl2 may be affordable, but we’ve cut no corners when it comes to performance - this is our best tablet offering yet.”

Vicki Shotbolt, CEO at The Parent Zone said, “The child safety filter on hudl 2 is more parent friendly than anything we have seen before. Tesco really understands that making a tablet as family friendly as possible needs to start at the design stage. We have been delighted to work with them to make hudl2 as easy as possible for parents to use and the filter as effective as it possibly can be. Filters are never a total solution which is why we have worked with Tesco to create helpful information for parents too.”

Tesco launched hudl1 in September 2013, selling over 750,000 devices. It was the fastest selling tablet ever launched at Tesco, with over 35,000 tablets sold in its first two days of release.

hudl2 goes on sale in over 800 Tesco stores and online from 9th October.

Full hudl2 specification:

  • 8.3 inch 1920 x 1200 (Full HD) screenhudl2 infographic
  • Intel® Atom quad-core processor up to 1.83 GHz
  • Android Kitkat 4.4.2 operating system
  • Stereo speakers with Dolby optimised audio
  • Super slim design
  • 5MP rear facing camera and 1.2 MP front facing camera
  • 16 GB storage which can be expanded to 48 GB
  • 8 hour battery life
  • Dual band Wi-Fi
  • Available in 8 colours: Jazzy Blue, Zesty Orange, Slate Black, Rocket Red, Tropical Turquoise, Dreamy White, Perky Purple and Bubblegum Pink.
  • Pre-loaded with Parental filter
  • Access to over a million apps via Google Play

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View more hudl2 images on flickr

Notes to Editors:

*hudl2 is on Clubcard Boost so by exchanging any Clubcard vouchers they hold, customers can reduce the price even further. There is no cap on how many vouchers can be used. For more details please see: www.tesco.com/clubcard/deals

Accessories include: Soft-touch Case, Protective Shell Case (both available in 8 colours), Leather case, Protective Bumper, earphones and headphones. All hudl accessories are available as part of Clubcard Boost. Users can go online to www.tesco.com/hudl to mix and match their device and accessories.

Every hudl2 comes with a ‘Book of treats’ including £60 of savings at Tesco:

  • £25 free blinkbox credit to spend on movies, books and music
  • £10 off F&F when you spend £50
  • £10 off Tesco Direct when you spend £50
  • £15 of Tesco.com when you spend £60
  • 10 free 4 x 6” photos when you buy 50 at Tesco Photo

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