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Nexus 7 update: GameStop launch in effect, Ebuyer starts shipping

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A few hours ago we told you that the Google Nexus 7 tablet may be due today. We have even showed you proof that some pre-orders are supposed to be delivered today, at least according to emails received by at least one Nexus 7 buyer and now we have further updates for you. Our readers have jumped in to tell us that Ebuyer is already shipping the tablet in the UK, even though we previously heard the Nexus 7 was supposed to be launched only next week. Moreover, other readers said that GameStop has received Nexus 7 stock and that…

Android 4.0.4 comes to international Galaxy Note, Galaxy S3 floating video feature thrown in as bonus

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With most Galaxy Note owners having already gotten their Ice Cream Sandwich treat (including Canadian Note owners), what new software update could Samsung possible be rolling out for the phablet? Wishful thinkers may hope to find some delightful jelly beans, but it’s actually only version 4.0.4 of ICS. Galaxy Note owners in Germany first reported the Android 4.0.4 update, but it has since reached other regions such as several South East Asian countries. Aside from the usual bug fixes, the XXLRG update also comes with signature unlock (by using the S Pen), new icons and a new restart button. Those who…

Nexus Ninjas return for Nexus 7 unboxing, goofing off ensues [Video]

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Canadian animator Patrick Boivin is known as a master of stop-motion film making. His short films have garnered many millions of views on YouTube (check out his channel if you have a moment to spare) and he regularly attends to international festivals. But for tech geeks, Boivin is best known for the unique way he celebrates each release of a Nexus device. The Canadian works his mad animation skills to create unique unboxing videos that feature the so-called Nexus Ninjas. The trio first starred in the Nexus One unboxing in 2010, and made comebacks for the Nexus S and the…

Galaxy Note Ice Cream Sandwich update kicking off today for Canadian phablet owners

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With Android 4.0.x updates rolling out left and right, we’re not surprised to hear that the Galaxy Note will soon gets its own Ice Cream Sandwich flavor. A new report reveals that Canadian Galaxy Note owners will get their ICS update starting today, but it’s not clear whether all carriers will roll out the Galaxy Note ICS build simultaneously. Mobile Syrup reports that Rogers Galaxy Note units will be the first ones to receive the OTA update, but it’s not known whether Bell and Telus customers have also been notified that the ICS upgrade is pending. However, it’s worth mentioning…

Galaxy Note 2 to be unveiled at Samsung Unpacked event on August 30

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The first Galaxy Note was unveiled back in September 2011 during the IFA trade show and it looks like its rumored successor, the Galaxy Note 2, will be announced at this year’s edition of the German electronics fair. Samsung is reportedly going to hold a special Unpacked mobile event on August 30, a day before IFA 2012 kicks off, and the star of the show is without a doubt the next-gen phablet. The news trickled in right from Asia where DDaily reports that the South Korean Android device manufacturer has scheduled a special media event for August 30 and the…

HTC Vertex HD tablet spotted in benchmark tests, not confirmed yet

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Yesterday we heard that an HTC official confirmed to a publication that the company has not abandoned tablet development plans and that its future device will have a unique selling point. At the time, we didn’t have any more details about the device and we lacked a name for this future unique project – we wondered whether the new tablet will be part of the Flyer or Jetstream families of HTC tablets or whether it will carry a brand new name. Today we have a new report that sheds more light on this HTC product. Apparently we’re looking at the…

Nexus 7 shipping / launch set for July 13, unless it isn’t

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We continue to report on the Nexus 7 release, since the device is currently the hottest Android device out there, but we can’t produce an actual launch date yet. Google promised at Google I/O a mid-July launch for its Jelly Bean device – its first tablet ever – and has been taking pre-orders ever since announcing the device. We have no idea how many units the company sold thus far, although Google did reveal that pre-order numbers for the first day were “big.” The device is still available for pre-order directly from Google Play, but also from various other third-party retailers…

Samsung opens a stand-alone retail store in Vancouver, a first for North America

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Instead of fighting it out with other brands for the most strategic in-store placement in generic retail channels, one way that a company can go to make sure that its products stand out the most is by opening an independent retail store. This is one of the avenues Samsung is exploring to improve its retail presence in North America. After months of hunting, the South Korean company has chosen Vancouver as the location for its first branded store. Located in Burnaby’s Metropolis at Metrotown, the store opened its doors for customers for the first time on Wednesday. A throng of…

Amazon launches GameCircle for Kindle Fire

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App development for Android isn’t the easiest thing to do, with multiple devices, OS versions, display sizes, and processors to take into consideration. A good way to pull in the developer crowd is to offer some kind of incentive, most preferable being the possibility of a future payout. That is exactly what Amazon hopes to do with the launch of GameCircle for its Kindle Fire tablet. Similar to Apple’s Game Center, the Amazon GameCircle will introduce in-game features such as achievements and leaderboards, along with an additional sync feature. Here’s a quick round-up: Achievements – This will allow players to…

Magnetic Sensor, a hidden Google Nexus 7 feature

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The Google Nexus 7 has been one of the most talked about devices in recent times. And with good reason! The Nexus 7 is the first device to introduce the possibility of high-speced devices at comparatively very low costs. If that isn’t enough, the Google slate will also be the first tablet running the highly-anticipated Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. Following its announcement at this year’s recently concluded Google I/O, we thought we knew everything we could possibly learn about this device. Apparently we didn’t. The Nexus 7 also houses a magnetic sensor at the bottom left corner of the device (in…