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Yesterday we showed you that the Google Nexus 7 has been sold out already with various third-party retailers, both the 8GB and the 16GB model. As for ordering the tablet from the Google Play store, the 8GB version had a 3-5 days shipping date while the 16GB version would have only shipped in 3-4 weeks. Those of you that managed to get their 16GB Nexus 7 orders in should consider yourself lucky, as it looks like the model is no longer available for order. Google has stopped taking orders and lists the device as “coming soon.” Interested buyers can sign up…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies is a mobile game available on iOS devices so far, although we have good news for Android smartphone and tablet owners who enjoy hacking, slashing and shooting any zombie that moves around, virtually speaking naturally. The game is apparently headed to Google Play and although availability dates are not official at this time, it would appear the game will be launched in just a few days on July 25. How do we know this? The folks over at XperiaGamer have uncovered a blog post on the official Call of Duty website that presents the…

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The Google Nexus 7 Jelly Bean tablet has been officially announced at this year’s Google I/O edition, with Google taking pre-orders on the same day it unveiled the device in late June. By mid-July, the company partnered up with various electronics retailers that have also started taking pre-orders for the device. The Nexus 7 started shipping last Friday, with customers not happy to see some of those retailers beat Google when it came to shipping pre-orders. Since then, we reported that various companies finished their first Nexus 7 allotments on the first days of sales, but the device continued to be…

Archos

Archos might not exactly be a name to be reckoned with in the high-end sector of the tablet market, but the French-based consumer electronics company has most likely caught your eye lately with some more than decent budget-friendly entry-level and mid-range slates. The 80 G9/101 G9 duo has been in the headlines back in March with some hailed early ICS upgrades, while the unbelievably affordable 10-inch 97 Carbon was only unveiled a few days ago and looks like a gadget set to draw the attention of tech users on a budget. After targeting only certain kind of users, it was…

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Almost a month has passed after the formal introduction of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The new operating system’s source code has itself been released a couple of weeks back, so it’s only natural for users to expect official Jelly Bean updates to be flowing, right? However, as recent history has sadly shown us, the road from an OS update becoming open source to it actually hitting the most popular devices around is a very bumpy one. So it’s no wonder that we still (officially) know very little about the Jelly Bean upgrade timeframes. The only three devices that are already…

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Huawei is becoming an increasingly familiar name for Western consumers (or is it just tech bloggers?), although not everyone knows how to pronounce it correctly. Devices like the Ascend D Quad (once known as the fastest smartphone in the word) and the very slim Ascend P1 show that Huawei means business about entering the high-end market segment. Huawei has also announced a very promising tablet, the MediaPad 10 FHD, which has recently been slated for an August release. The 10-inch device is pretty sleek and its innards are equally attractive – that quad-core K3V2 clocked at 1.5 GHz should give…

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Vernieman/Flickr Over the past months, ASUS has consistently led the pack when it comes to Android updates. The Taiwanese manufacturer was among the first to update their tablet lineup to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and, from the looks of it, they are about to extend their lead with the Jelly Bean updates. Last night, ASUS send out an email to customers that states that the Transformer (TF300T), Transformer Pad (TF201), and the top-of-the-line Transformer Pad Infinity (TF700) will receive their Jelly Bean update in the coming months. Here’s the full message. Dear valued ASUS customer, At ASUS, one of…

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If you’d rather buy a tablet that’s a little tougher than the Nexus 7 for kids, who like being a little rougher with their toys, then look no further than the Fuhu Nabi 2 tablet. It costs just as much as the Nexus 7 and comes with the same Tegra 3 processor! The resolution is a little lower, at 1024×600, but since this is a device for kids, that shouldn’t be much a problem. The full list of specs is as follows: Display: 7″ 1024×600 Processor: 1.3Ghz quad-core Tegra 3 RAM: 1GB Storage: 8GB, microSD card slot Camera: 2MP front-facing camera with 720p video capture…

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While not all Kickstarter projects have their happy ending, we should give some props to the developers of Chameleon for keeping users abreast on the latest of their awesome Android launcher. The team has also done a commendable job in meeting the targeted release date of the app. To return the goodwill of early backers and supporters, those who have pledged their support will get to test out the beta version of Chameleon really soon. The beta release of the app was announced on their Kickstarter webpage. According to the Chameleon team, the app will be available to download on…

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When Google made Android, they tried to make it run on every current and upcoming chip architectures, and they did that by creating the Dalvik Virtual Machine, with the vast majority of Android applications being built on it. There are however some types of apps, like 3D games, that either need a bit of extra performance, or were written in C++ on another platform. In many cases, it’s easier to just port this kind of apps as they are to Android, then it is to rewrite them in another language. That is why Google created the Native Development Kit for…