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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…

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The brand new Nexus 7 Jelly Bean tablet, despite being more resistant than the iPad in drop and water tests, still has some issues of its own. In addition to the screen ghosting problem and the loose display annoyance we have already shown you, we now hear the some units also come with certain backlight bleeding issues. As you can see in the image above, obtained by PocketNow, the backlight bleeding problem is more than obvious and we’re yet to see whether it’s related to the loose display matter. While Asus provided various answers regarding the Nexus 7 – explaining…

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Google’s newly unveiled Nexus 7 has been making the headlines on our website for some weeks now, and, while the tab has just started to ship, it’s very likely that we will be talking about it for some time to come. We’ve had a very interesting take on Nexus 7’s effect on the Android tablet market, we’ve updated you several times on when to expect the tablet to come your way, and we’ve even hit you with a cool unboxing video. Now it’s time to turn our attention to a very interesting official statement from Asus, which clarifies the reasons behind…

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This week the Google / Asus Nexus 7 officially launched. This tablet is amazing and extremely popular. Our guests and hosts discussed the most popular features of the Nexus 7 including price, content, form factor, size and weight and general usability. Yes, some people are complaining about dead pixels or screen lifting issues. Is this really a big deal? Don’t many, many tablets have launch issues including the latest iPad? Yes. When you’re mass producing these units you’re bound to have a few that aren’t perfect. Send’em back and get a replacement. Besides the Nexus7 shipping with Jelly Bean, we…

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The Nexus 7 is not exactly a true iPad competitor, but it’s definitely the hottest Android tablet in town. And while we can’t fairly compare Google’s and Apple’s devices since they’re essentially tablets that target different segments of prospective buyers, we can definitely check out how these two gadgets fare when it comes to accidental drops and water incidents SquareTrade decided to put these two tablets to the test in three challenges: a regular drop, a knock off the table and an underwater dunk. While both devices survived the tests, the Nexus 7 came on top even though its build quality is…

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The tech industry has its share of analysts and their predictions and forecasts, but it doesn’t mean that one should take every little finding as gospel – especially as things can always take a turn either for the best or worst. The latter can be applied to the Amazon Kindle Fire, as Cowen analyst Kevin Kopelman has changed the firm’s overly bullish stance on the tablet. It looks like the Google Nexus 7 and the rumored iPad Mini will rain on Kindle Fire’s parade. While the fire won’t be extinguished entirely, the research firm’s sales forecast for the Kindle Fire…

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The Nexus 7 may be the most popular Android tablet in town these days, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s flaw free. In addition to the screen ghosting issues affecting certain users that we talked about a few days ago, we now have a new screen-related problem for you. This time around it appears that some Nexus 7 units have faulty displays that seem to slightly come out of the plastic bezel. In case you noticed your display creaking when touching it in certain areas that’s because it’s not perfectly held in place by the screws behind it. The most…

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Being an owner of a Samsung Galaxy Note, you may have encountered some little inconveniences when it comes to accessing a certain app when you need to use it right away. Because of the Galaxy Note’s rather wide screen, you’ll find it a bit taxing to tap and flip through screens just to launch an app. This is exactly why widgets were made. If you are not really a fan of widgets, you should try considering using some to make your life easier and more comfortable. With just a tap, you can launch an app right from your homescreen. We’ve…

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The Google Nexus 7 is right now one of the most popular 7-inch tablets out there, and considering it’s a Nexus-branded device ready to offer buyers a pure Android experience, it will probably become one of the best sold tablets of the year. Google is yet to mention sales numbers for the device that started shipping last week and which is currently sold out with certain third-party retailers, but Digitimes reports that according to “industry sources” the Search giant may ship as many as 2.5-3 million units this year. That may not seem like an impressive number, as the tablet…