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Following the release of Jelly Bean’s source code yesterday, today Google has announced via their Nexus account on Google+ that Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1 has began rolling out to supported devices. The devices to get Jelly Bean’s awesomeness first will be the HSPA+ Galaxy Nexuses and the Nexus 7. If you’re running an official Yakju or Takju build on your HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus, you can begin checking for updates now by going to Settings>About>System updates and see if you can pull the update. If you were lucky enough to snag a Nexus 7 already, you too can start spamming your update…

Nexus-7-Guidebook

We have recently reported not once, but twice, on the potential release date of the hottest Android tablet in town, the Google Nexus 7, and we’re about to tease you some more with potential release dates. Well, technically it’s Google that does the teasing as the company has updated the ship date on the Nexus 7’s Google Play page from 3-4 weeks down to 1-2 weeks. That means that Google will make that mid-July launch it mentioned during the Google I/O keynote, so in case you have already pre-ordered the device, you should be hearing from your local delivery service…

Nexus 7 front

Although budget tablets have been the object of numerous discussions over the past six months or so, when Google announced the Asus-built Nexus 7 tablet in late June at the Google I/O conference, the speculation dam just imploded as most of the online tech media has begun publishing stories on how other tablet manufacturers will respond to this move. As it turns out, all of the major tablet manufacturers are believed to make their presence felt in the 7-inch tablet market by the end of September: Apple is rumored to be working on an iPad Mini, Amazon is bound to…

Galaxy-Note-ICS

Since it was first teased back in April, the Android 4.0. Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Samsung Galaxy Note has been rolled out in South Korea, European countries and other regions. U.S. Galaxy Note owners will finally get to join the elite 10% of Android users who run ICS on their devices, as the ICS update will be rolled out on July 10, which happens to be today. Hey, at least you’re getting it ahead of the folks in Canada. Along with the cold dessert delight, the software update for the Galaxy Note is packed with a premium suite….

google-nexus-7

One of the boons of buying a Nexus device is that it’s bound to receive more love from the developer community than other Android smartphones or tablets. Such is the case with Google Nexus 7 tablet, which is just a week or two away from reaching the eager hands of customers. Even though the Google’s flagship tablet isn’t officially available yet in stores, some hackeries and tinkerings are already lining up to greet the Nexus 7. You may have noticed from the many reviews of the Nexus 7 you’ve ogled upon that the device comes with a phone UI –…

Kindle_Fire_2

Now that Google has made its Kindle Fire killer official, the pressure is back on Amazon, as we expect the giant retailer to counterattack with its own next-gen Kindle Fire tablets. In fact, the web is filled with various Kindle Fire 2 rumors, and not all of them are on the same page. A few days ago we heard that two Kindle Fire 2 models will be available in stores this summer, sporting metal casings and “sophisticated looks.” That particular report suggested that Amazon will unveil a 7- and a 10-inch tablet at some point in the near future, with…

amazon-kindle

Rumors of a new version of Amazon’s Kindle Fire have been building for months now and it is anticipated that the company will release details of the new device within the next three weeks. AllThingsD has jumped on the rumor bandwagon and released details of what we can expect from the new Fire. Talking with “sources familiar with Amazon’s plans” and with developers who have been approach to ensure that their apps work on the new device, it seems that the biggest difference in the new Kindle will be the display. The current Kindle Fire has a 1024 x 600 display while the new…

Nexus 7 front

The recently announced Google Nexus 7 is going to hit stores in the very near future in various markets and we have various shipping reports hitting the web from left and right to prove that. When Google unveiled the device in late June during the first Google I/O keynote, the company did not reveal launch dates for its first tablet ever. Instead the company kicked off pre-orders for the Nexus 7 in U.S., Canada and Australia, and we soon learned that UK Android fans will also get the device in the very near future. In addition to Google Play, interested…

Motorola-Xyboard-10.1

The Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich updates for the Motorola Droid Xyboard 8.2 and 10.1 are scheduled to come in early Q3, so we should be hearing something official from Moto soon. But if you’re not one to be bound by words and promises, there’s always the unofficial way of putting ICS on your tablet. A working ICS firmware for the two tablets is now available to download and install – thanks to mattlgrof from XDA-developers, who has found the leaked files. To be more specific, the leaked files will work on the Wi-Fi model of Droid Xyboard 8.2 and…

Nexus 7

When Google announced the Nexus 7 for a mere $199, many speculated that Google might be using a similar model to the Amazon Kindle Fire. Sell with an extremely thin margin, if any, and make it up with content. This seems to be partially true. While the margin is extremely minimal for the 8GB version of the Nexus 7, the 16GB version seems to pack a nice profit for Google and ASUS. According to a recent teardown of the Nexus 7, the hardware components are worth $184 each. This doesn’t factor in any marketing, shipping, research and development or manufacturing…