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16GB Nexus 7 back on sale on Google Play in Canada, official case goes up for $20

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The Nexus 7 is turning out to be quite the big hit for Google, enough that some Canadian folks are experiencing shipment delays. If you can’t find one yet in your local stores back home, here’s an update on the Jelly Bean tablet’s availability on the Play Store. After being slapped with the ‘sold out’ tag, the 16GB model of Nexus 7 is now back on sale on Canada Play Store. If you don’t mind the 3-5 days of waiting for Google to send it across border to your porch, better hit that buy button now and get those CAD…

Unlocked and loaded: ASUS releases Transformer Pad Infinity bootloader unlocking tool

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Two months after the Transformer Pad 300 got its official bootloader unlocking tool, it’s now time for its big brother, the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity, to receive its passport to freedom. The Transformer Pad Infinity is the flagship of ASUS’ 2012 lineup of Android slates, and for many, the best Android-based tablet available on the market right now. But the device arrived (like all of ASUS’s products) with a locked bootloader, which makes tweaking and development for the device difficult. Fortunately, ASUS is one of the Android OEMs that gives savvy users the opportunity to make the most out of…

Galaxy Note CyanogenMod 10 (Jelly Bean) preview now available

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Stop me if you heard this before: a CyanogenMod 10 preview is available for a hot Android device. We have already shown you CM10 running on very popular devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S3, the Galaxy S2, and the Google Nexus 7, so we’re not surprised to hear that Android devs managed to make CM10 run on the Galaxy Note. The Samsung phablet, which is yet to receive it’s official Jelly Bean upgrade, can now run a CM10 preview build, although you should know this ROM is “nowhere near ready to be used as a daily driver (lots of…

What Samsung will try to prove in the U.S. patent case against Apple

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It looks like the summer will be very hot when it comes to patent disputes, with the main attraction of this circus show being the Apple vs Samsung battle that’s just about to start in the U.S., the largest market for mobile devices, and hence, the most important one for both parties. Just a few days ago we heard that Apple is asking for $2.525 billion in damages and royalties from the South Korean company, although it would rather choose injunctions against infringing products. The same company is willing to pay just half a cent to Samsung for the alleged…

New Nexus 7 tutorial video showcases Google apps

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Google has just released a new video for the Nexus 7. Following the first two from the series, which walk users through setting up the tablet for the first time and personalizing the home screen, the latest video touches lightly on the subject of … Google apps. From the Chrome browser and its many tabs, to Gmail and the ability to swipe back and forth between messages, the two core Google services are briefly explained. The video also showcases some of Google Map’s features, which include performing a voice search for nearby places and attractions. The video then shows off…

Apple wins “adverse inference jury instruction” in U.S. patent case against Samsung

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In case you’re not aware of it, Apple and Samsung are embroiled in a complex legal patent-based battle that spans across four continents, in 10 markets. Of the over 50 cases between the two giants, two are of utmost importance right now, an Australian trial that has already started and – even more important for the mobile business – the U.S. trial that’s scheduled to begin on July 30. So far it’s Apple that has won the most favorable verdicts in its conflict with the Android device maker, including two recent injunctions obtained in the U.S. against Galaxy-branded devices such…

Intel is off to a bad start in the mobile market, and might not get to recover

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No matter how hard Intel is trying, things don’t seem to go too well for them in the mobile market. According to sources quoted by Digitimes, the sales of the Intel-based smartphones aren’t going so well, and now two of their main partners, Motorola and Lenovo, are delaying their own Medfield-based tablets (and probably phones as well) at least until November. At that point, we’ll probably be too impressed by the new Android 5.0 Nexus devices, featuring chips like the S4 Pro, Exynos 5250 and even OMAP 5, to care for Medfield phones running Jelly Bean. So things aren’t looking…

Lenovo Ideatab S2109A Unboxing [video]

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  Lenovo was missing from the Android tablet scene for a while, before announcing the Ideatab S2109A back in April. Announced as a 9.7″ slate for the budget-conscious, this tablet promised to provide the perfect mix of performance and affordability. Unfortunately, the release was a little too late, with the Nexus 7 skewing the concepts of “specifications vs price” a bit, and now the $350 price tag seems a little steep. Today, we bring to you the unboxing and a quick overview of the Lenovo Ideatab S2109A. What does $350 get you? Let’s take a look! Specifications 9.7″ HD IPS…

First unofficial CM10 build for Nexus 7 already available, seems to be working great

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Google’s fresh new Nexus 7 Tablet comes with the latest (and some say greatest) Android version out of the box, but that hasn’t stopped independent devs having their way with the new gadget’s software. While I’m sure most regular users are more than content with Nexus 7’s Jelly Bean official build, I’ll bet there are people amongst you who are dying to try out something different too. What better alternative than a CyanogenMod 10 port, slightly modified and supposedly working like a charm? Before getting overly excited, you should know that everybody’s favorite independent dev team hasn’t yet released an…

Dubai-based Axiom offers Google Nexus 7 for $350

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Most folks in the US, Canada, UK, and Australia have gotten their units of Nexus 7 by now. Others, meanwhile, await Google’s announcement on when it’s planning to bring the Jelly Bean tablet to the rest of the world. If you happen to reside in the Middle East, you may want to make that short trip to Dubai to snatch one. Axiom Telecom has announced that they have Google’s premier tablet in stock. The Nexus 7 is listed on its website for AED 1,299, which translates to about $350. Pricey? Yes. But that’s something that you’ll have to swallow for…