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Best paid live wallpapers for Android tablets

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Live wallpapers are just some of the best things most Android tablets can support. Given that a tablet has a wider screen compared to other devices, placing an amazing wallpaper on the screen will surely make you love your tablet even more. And, when we say amazing wallpapers, we almost always mean live wallpapers. Related: Best live wallpapers for Android A lot of live wallpapers have been developed for Android devices. Most of them can be used by both phones and tablets. Various live wallpapers are available for various people and with the extensive collection that the Google Play Store…

Amazon stockpiling 2 million Kindle Fire 2 ready for August 7 launch

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Google’s Nexus 7 is the tablet to beat at the moment and Amazon knows it. There have been long running rumors that Amazon is preparing to release a refresh of its Kindle Fire line and Amazon has an uphill battle if it wants to beat Google. With the launch of the Nexus 7, Google is using its brand name, technology, and its content (apps, games, music, movies) to woo users to its device. According to the China Times, production of the Kindle Fire 2 has been ramped up and it is set to have 2 million units ready by August 7. Amazon…

Rumor: Google releasing 10″ Android tablet this fall

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During the build-up to the recently concluded Google I/O, we’ve head many rumors about potential exciting things that were expected to be revealed at the conference. Some were spot on, like the Nexus 7 tablet and Jelly Bean (albeit version 4.1 and not 5.0 as many had thought/hoped), while some were way off base. Bottom line, we’ve got two cool new devices that show some great potential. But is there a third device waiting in the wings? Well, according to some reports, yes there is! If the name “Nexus 10″ sounds familiar, it’s because we’ve already seen an earlier report…

Galaxy Note ICS update coming to Rogers on July 21, Telus in late July

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July is shaping up to be a good month for owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note on Canadian carriers Telus Mobility and Rogers, specifically for those who have been waiting for the delectable Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update. Mobile Syrup has received a tip that Rogers will be rolling out the ICS update ahead of schedule. Initially, the update was pegged for a “late July” release, but an internal doc now indicates that it’s coming on July 21. Note that you’ll only be getting version 4.0.1 of the mobile OS, but at least it’s still an ice cream sandwich…

Nexus 7 ghosting issues affect some displays, is it a widespread problem?

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The Google Nexus 7 is available for pre-order in various markets already, but the device is not available to consumers yet in those countries. The only Nexus 7 units that can be used in the wild right now are the white versions that were handed free of charge to all Google I/O attendees last week. And it looks like some of those units have some display issues you should be aware of. According to Android Police, the displays of some Nexus 7 units have an image retention issue, also known as ghosting, that has been replicated at least on two…

Google Nexus 7 teardown already complete

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The folks over at iFixit managed to get a hold of a Google Nexus 7 five days after being officially unveiled at Google I/O – in fact they did score a white version, the kind that was handed down to all attendees of the developer conference – and they did what they do best, tear it to pieces. We have already covered the Nexus 7 extensively since the first Google I/O keynote, so you should be pretty familiar with its specs and features, release dates, international launch announcements, rooting, custom ROMs and default OS version. So let’s take a look…

Android ICS update for Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 is now available via Kies

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When we heard a couple of weeks back that Samsung was planning to update pretty much its entire portfolio of Android tablets to Ice Cream Sandwich in July and August, we were willing to bet big money that the actual updates will not start until the end of July, at the earliest. However, Sammy has pleasantly surprised us all a couple of hours back, when it officially kick-started the promised Android 4.0 rollout with a tasty Ice Cream Sandwich software package for the Galaxy Tab 7.7. Adopters of the 7-incher shouldn’t however wait for automatic prompt messages to encourage them…

Google Nexus 7 hitting retail stores in Australia, same minimum price to be expected

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The recently announced Google Nexus 7 Jelly Bean tablet is available from pre-order directly from Google Play in certain markets and it’s supposed to start shipping at some point this month. But the device will not be a Google Play exclusive, as Google plans to partner up with various third party electronics retailers to sell the device. In the UK, Carphone Warehouse already announced that it’s going to have the 32GB version in stores in the near future, and now we hear that a variety of Australian stores are going to sell the device soon. Gizmodo Australia cites various companies…

Acer Iconia A500 is the first non-Nexus tablet to get a functional Jelly Bean port

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The list of devices officially announced to get Android Jelly Bean soon might not be very long, but, if you want to take the latest mobile OS version for a quick (unauthorized) spin, you can already do it on a bunch of gadgets. The Tegra 3-powered versions of the HTC One X and the Samsung Galaxy S3, as well as Sprint’s and Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus, have all been treated with unofficial and almost fully functional Jelly Bean ports, following impressive efforts from several skilled independent devs. However, those are all smartphones and we felt the need to see how Jelly Bean…

T-Mobile Galaxy Note launch postponed to August 8?

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Various rumors and leaks have recently suggested that T-Mobile will soon launch the Samsung Galaxy Note, but that doesn’t appear to be the case yet. The phablet is available exclusively from AT&T in the U.S. so far, and it will continue to be an exclusive AT&T device until August 8. A newly leaked screenshot reveals that the T-Mobile Galaxy Note will only hit stores on August 8, in time for the carrier’s Back to School sales promotion. However, there’s no price for the device, not to mention that T-Mobile will not confirm such details at this time. Previous reports revealed…