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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…

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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.”…

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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…

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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…

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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…

Galaxy-Note-ICS

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…

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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…

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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…

Mock-up design of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2

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…

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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…