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Ematic introduces the eGlide Pro X, a 9.7-inch ICS tablet with HDMI output for $220

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Looking for a budget tablet that ships with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box? You may want to consider what Ematic has to offer. The latest and largest variant in the company’s tablet lineup is the recently introduced Ematic eGlide Pro X. The Ematic eGlide Pro X comes with a 9.7-inch display and 4:3 aspect ratio, which should satisfy those who are looking beyond the more prevalent widescreen format Android tablet. Inside the slim casing, which has a minimalistic design, you’ll find a 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage and up to 32GB expandable…

Asus Transformer Pad TF300T: Flashing TWRP Recovery 2.1.5

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Owners of the Asus Transformer TF300T are in for a special treat as the tablet is finally getting a custom recovery in the form of the TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project) Recovery 2.1.5.  TWRP Recovery is a custom recovery built from the ground up, is easy to use, and features a lot of customization tools that users can benefit from. Based primarily on the recovery images from the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), TWRP Recovery is loaded with all the standard recovery options but with added modifications such as a fully touch-driven interface to navigate instead of the traditional button…

Google Nexus 7 Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS image released

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After launching its first tablet ever at this year’s edition Google I/O, a device that also happens to be the first one to run Google’s latest Android version, the company decided to release the full OS image for the Nexus 7 and make it available to anyone interested in it. The image will let Google Nexus 7 owners restore the tablet back to the original Android 4.1 Jelly Bean version (build JRN84D), in case anything wrong happens while meddling with the device. That means you won’t have to be afraid of bricking the tablet while trying out new things, although…

8GB is too little? Four easy ways to free up space on your Nexus 7

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Just as you’re about to pre-order that brand spankin’ new Nexus 7, you have to make the decision. Are you going to get the 8GB version for $199 or upgrade to 16GB for $249? Coming from a guy that doesn’t carry a whole hard-drive of music around, the choice was easy. I went straight for the 8GB model and sprung for that sweet dark grey cover. But let’s say you’re a music junky and like to download all of the top new movies, apps, and games. The 8GB on the base Nexus 7 model can get crowded fast, and unfortunately,…

Samsung Jelly Bean upgrade status still unknown, company says we’ll know soon

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After HTC released a vague statement yesterday in order to address potential Jelly Bean upgrade concerns regarding its smartphone models capable to receive the update, it’s now Samsung’s turn to dazzle us with a similar statement. And the South Korean Android device maker isn’t saying much either. Here’s the statement it released to PocketNow: Samsung will soon announce which additional devices are eligible for the Jelly Bean update. As the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer, Samsung leads the Android community with best-in-class devices like the Galaxy S III, and is creating new device categories with products like the Galaxy Note. Samsung…

Google Nexus 7 to be included in patent infringement wars targeting Android?

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Now that the Google I/O frenzy is coming to an end, we’ll have even more time to talk about the main products announced during the developers conference – the Google Nexus 7 tablet and the new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean mobile operating system update being two of the most important ones. One of the aspects we’re probably going to hear more about in the near future, especially if the Nexus 7 is going to become the best-selling tablet Google is expecting it to be, is potential patent infringement. Since Google and its Android device-making partners are involved in all sorts…

Google Nexus 7 root achieved, tablet yet to ship to consumers

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Well, that didn’t take long, rooting the Google Nexus 7, a tablet that’s just two days old. Those of you that already own the device – that pretty much means Google I/O attendees and anyone else the grabbed one from them via eBay and other channels – and feel courageous enough, can now experience the Google Nexus 7 root on your own. The initial Nexus 7 root procedure, thoroughly covered at RootzWiki, was not as easy as you may have expect it to be, according to Android developer birdman: This isn’t going to be super simple. Its [sic] not ment…

Learn all about Android, Jelly Bean, and the Nexus 7 from the Nexus 7 Guidebook

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There isn’t much to do between now and the time when the new Nexus 7 will start shipping, other than pre-ordering the tablet. But if you feel up to some instructional literature, the Nexus 7 Guidebook is available over in Google Play for free. The 84-page long book is an instruction manual for the new 7-incher from Google and Asus, but what should draw your attention most is the section dedicated to Jelly Bean. You’ll get a better understanding of all the new features in Android 4.1, so as to be fully prepared when the time comes to play with Google’s…

Google Nexus 7 pre-order numbers already ‘big,’ Hugo Barra says

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The Google Nexus 7, officially announced two days ago during the first Google I/O 2012 keynote, is already available for pre-order form Google Play in the U.S., Canada and Australia, with Google bringing it to other international markets in the coming months. But is the Nexus 7 going to be a best-selling tablet, just like the Kindle Fire – the device targeted by Google with this Nexus tablet – was when it launched back in late 2011? Business Insider has “cornered” Hugo Barra, Google’s director of product management for Android, and the executive admitted that the “first-day pre-orders were really,…

Bloomberg: Amazon taps developers to create social games for Kindle Fire

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With Google Nexus 7 set to make a huge splash in the tablet market, more details of Amazon’s next Android tablet venture have conveniently found their way to the open. The online retailer is reportedly preparing not one, but two new Kindle Fire in two sizes: 7-inch and 10-inch. Moreover, to accompany the hardware revolution, Amazon is trying to convince developers to make their games more social for the Kindle Fire. A source has shared some inside information with Bloomberg on Amazon’s plan to provide the necessary tools for game developers by the end of July.  These tools will include…