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UK folks, the days of yearning for Google Nexus 7 will be behind you soon. The 7-inch slate is now up for pre-order on Dixons Group’s online stores, which means you’ll be able to secure your unit of the Nexus 7 from the likes of PC World, Currys and Dixons and get it possibly before others do.  For now, only the 16GB model of the tablet is available to pre-order, while the 8GB model is nowhere to be seen. As expected, the former will cost ÂŁ199.99. According to their websites, if you pre-order the quad-core Nexus 7 tablet now, there’s…

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Smartphone and tablet technology, in general, is evolving at a rapid pace. With every high-end device, high-resolution displays have become the norm. Single-core devices don’t make the cut and with the introduction of quad-core powerhouses, even dual-core processors are considered “old.” If you live in the US, you’re probably stuck with your “old” device for the next 2 years. We’ve already seen how the Brazilian government is forcing carriers to sell smartphones at full price without contract, and we’re slowly seeing the trend of Americans leaning towards prepaid connections to avoid the postpaid contract hassle. While the subsidized rates are a huge help ($200…

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There are a lot of new features introduced with the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS but none have been more talked about than the somewhat controversial Google Now feature. While the continuous location tracking and other personal information requirements have the “tin-foil hat” people running for the hills, no one can deny that Google’s “more than just another” virtual assistant can be incredibly helpful, as long as privacy isn’t your biggest concern, of course. Google Now also comes along with the much improved Voice Search, which you can check out in action here. You can also check out our guide on…

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Update- We have just launched the best Android tablets of 2013 series. The Google Nexus 7 is one of the best Android tablets of the year and definitely a tough adversary for this year’s Kindle Fire versions. At the same time, the device is not an iPad-killer, it’s not even intended to be one, and, moreover, it may do a lot more harm within the Android tablet ecosystems, as other OEMs will not be able to replicate Google’s current tablet strategy. The Nexus 7 is an affordable device that packs quite a punch under the hood and is able to…

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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…

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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…

Nexus 10 concept

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…