NYT: iPad Mini, 10-inch Kindle Fire 2 on track to debut this year

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The Google Nexus 7 tablet has been just launched, and it’s selling like hot cakes, at least according to various third-party retailers that have sold out their initial Nexus 7 allotments. But the 7-inch Jelly Bean device will have some fierce competition in the near future, both from Apple and Amazon. A fresh New York Times report mentions that both companies are readying new tablets to be released in then near future, the iPad Mini and the new Kindle Fire, respectively. Apple iPad Mini We have recently compared the Nexus 7 with various 7-inch rivals, including the iPad Mini –…

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 shows up on Amazon – multiple colors, capacities and keyboard docks available

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In case the Asus-made Google Nexus 7 does not meet all your tablet needs – with screen size being one possible issue for the only Jelly Bean-running tablet in the world so far – then you may be interested in different Android offerings from Asus. One such device is the Transformer Pad Infinity TF700, and the tablet is available for sale from Amazon right now, in various colors and capacities – well, okay, just two colors and two memory capacities are available right now, as follows: 32GB Transformer Pad TF700 in Gray – retails for $499 and ships in 3-4…

Google Nexus 7: How to activate the full tablet UI instead of the phone UI

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Only a few have felt and experienced Google’s latest Nexus 7 tablet, but modifications and hacks for the highly anticipated tablet have started to sprout like mushrooms. Among these modifications is a mod that lets users experience a full tablet user interface (UI) on the Nexus 7, instead of the default phone UI that it comes with. While critics are beginning to scrutinize every detail of the Nexus 7, the ever hardworking devs from XDA Developers are doing their homework to improve the Nexus 7 experience. The modification to enable a full tablet UI on the device is a tweak…

Motorola Xoom Jelly Bean update coming soon, soak test invitations suggest

Notice how the ICS statue is creeping on poor JB, preparing its cowardly attack.
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In case you haven’t heard, the first devices to run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean following the launch of the Nexus 7 tablet are those Android handsets and tablets that run a vanilla Android build, one the Google can update itself without the help of device manufacturers and carriers. These devices include two smartphones and a tablet: the Samsung Nexus S, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the Motorola Xoom. And it so happens that Android users who are members of the Motorola Feedback Network and own the Wi-Fi version of the original Xoom have received invitations for a software test. The most logical…

Galaxy Note 2 developer day registrations for IFA 2012 available now

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A few days ago we told you that Samsung has already scheduled a special Unlocked event for August 30 in Berlin, Germany – a day ahead of IFA 2012 – where the company is expected to unveil it’s next-gen phablet, the Galaxy Note 2. Galaxy Note 2 rumors are flying left and right, with the South Korean Android manufacturer said to be interested in launching the device before Apple releases its sixth-generation smartphone, also expected to hit in the following months. Without revealing any Galaxy Note 2 details, Samsung has started taking registrations from developers for a special developer day…

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 is now listed as “in stock” on Office Depot

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The Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 ( by the way, I really hate these 5-word long names, as they are not only unnecessary but potentially harmful for sales) has showed up on Office Depot’s online store as “in stock” for a $499.99 price. Other retailers haven’t yet put the Pad Infinity for sale, so it’s possible this is just an error on Office Depot’s part, meaning that you probably won’t be able to order it anyway. The good news is that after a long delay, the TF700 will start rolling out very soon in all stores, and you’ll finally be able to get…

Apple tried to bully retailers into stopping sales of Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Nexus

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It looks like Apple is taking no prisoners in the battle against one of its fiercest competitors in the industry. Following the rulings made by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh that paved the way for the injunction on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Galaxy Nexus, FOSS Patents came upon documents that showed just how Cupertino has been spending their time: sending out intimidating letters to retailers to stop selling Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Nexus. The letters apparently were sent shortly after Apple got the ruling they wanted from the court and in early July – right before a…

Nexus 7 sold out at GameStop, Staples and Sam’s Club on first day

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Announced in late June at Google I/O 2012, and available for pre-order ever since in select countries – both from Google and other third-party retailers – the Nexus 7 finally started shipping yesterday. At the same time, Google authorized its retail partners to start selling the tablet in their stores, with companies like GameStop, Staples, Sam’s Club or Office Depot having already received Nexus 7 stock. Reuters reported on Friday afternoon that the Google tablet sold out with various U.S. retailers including GameStop, Staples, Sam’s Club, while Office Depot “continued to offer the device for sale as of the afternoon.”…

Nexus 7 Google Play pre-orders shipping now, Google confirms

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It’s been a rough day today for anxious Nexus 7 buyers that have been counting the days and hours until their precious Jelly Bean tablet reached their doors. In early morning we picked up a rumor that Google may be shipping the Nexus 7 tablet today, at least according to one reddit user that received shipment confirmation via email – we even checked that tracking number ourselves, although until writing these lines, his package had not been delivered. We then found out that not only is Ebuyer shipping (free of charge) Google Nexus 7 pre-orders in the UK today, but…

How to install Android 4.1 Jelly Bean apps on any device with custom recovery

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Jelly Bean here, Jelly Bean there. We have been hearing people rave about the latest Android version for the past days and have wondered what this latest version have in store. If you have an Android device running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and you are still waiting for official or custom Jelly Bean releases, we have something that will quench your curiosity about the latest Android version. Do take note, what we are about to share with you is not a custom ROM. These are only Jelly Bean applications, not the OS itself. This will serve as a…