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Jumping on the humongous phone-slash-mini tablet bandwagon a bit late, it’s been expected for quite some time “that Verizon will release its variant of LG Optimus Vu”. We last heard about the 5-inch device when it made a stop at FCC, now some pictorial evidence of the device in the wild has emerged. Android Police has attained pictures of the LG Optimus Vu that dons the Verizon logo in the front and 4G LTE mark on the back. Compared to the Samsung Galaxy S3, the Optimus Vu does seem giant-like. If the pictures are legit, it’s a sure sign that…

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The Nexus 7 is available officially in certain markets – USA, Canada, Australia and UK – with Google and third-party retailers already shipping the device to customers that pre-ordered the device. In fact, the tablet is sold out with some of Google’s partners that already went through their initial Nexus 7 stock. The tablet is definitely the talk of the town – we have dedicated plenty of coverage to the Nexus 7 ourselves – and the web is filled with Nexus 7-related reviews, opinions, videos and unboxings. Today we’re looking at a hilarious montage made by a Nexus 7 fan…

Galaxy Note

After a hint or two, it’s nice to see the Galaxy Note finally being introduced by T-Mobile. The wonder phablet, which has been available with AT&T for quite some time, will be coming to T-Mo complete with all the bells and whistles of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and the Premium Suite. The Samsung Galaxy Note sports a 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED display, a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S3 processor, 1GB RAM, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, 4G connectivity, and 2,500mAh battery. It is the first phone-and-tablet hybrid to be received exceptionally well by the market – so much that…

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In terms of impact, the Nexus 7 is, without doubt, the device of this summer. The $199 7-inch tablet packs offers incredible value, and all the reviewers, with almost no exception, have praised it as a game changer. Customers seem to agree. The Nexus 7 has been flying off the shelves and many American retailers have ran out of stock by now, just a few days from its official launch. But the first Google Nexus tablet is also selling in the UK and Australia. The device has already started shipping down-under, while in the UK only Ebuyer shipped out pre-orders…

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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 video

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…

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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…

Notice how the ICS statue is creeping on poor JB, preparing its cowardly attack.

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…

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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 video

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…