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BGR: Two new Kindle Fire tablets to be unveiled after all, could come with metal casings and sophisticated looks

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While Acer and Asus recently came out with a couple of very interesting and powerful 10-inch tablets, namely the Iconia Tab A700 and the Transformer Pad Infinity TF700, and Samsung seems to be getting ever closer to the launch of the much-awaited Galaxy Note 10.1, the Nexus 7’s release seems to be turning the Android tablet supremacy fight into a whole new ballgame altogether. But it’s not a real ballgame unless the number one team has some competition, and, to be honest, the Iconia Tab A700, Transformer Pad TF700 and even the Galaxy Note 10.1 seem to be clearly overshadowed…

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 updated specs, may come in September

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We’re not sure if Samsung is trying to pull a Galaxy S3 on the Galaxy Note 2 – keeping all information about the phablet on a lock down until introduction day – but it sure feels like it. All we got so far of the Galaxy Note 2 are speculations that tech pundits have been throwing about, with Samsung seemingly staying quiet – save for one tweet. Here’s an update on the phablet phenomenon straight from the usual anonymous source. GSM Arena has gotten in touch with an insider who said that the next-gen phablet will be out in September. This,…

Nvidia’s Project Kai will bring more Nexus 7-like devices to market

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The Nexus 7 is an amazing device for $200. It has the best specs you could get for this price, such as a high-end chip like the quad-core Tegra 3, a high-quality IPS display with wide viewing angles, and an HD resolution screen that offers about 216 PPI. The Retina Macbook Pro is just 4 PPI higher, so you could argue it has a retina display, too. Anyway, the important thing to note is that the display is very crisp, so text will be sharp on the tablet. Then you get 1 GB of RAM, which is what you see…

Google Nexus 10 tipped by suppliers, is Google making a 10-inch tablet already?

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The Google Nexus 7 has just been launched at this year’s Google I/O edition to target one specific Android tablet, Amazon’s Kindle Fire, but the company may soon unveil a device that will take on the other more important “enemy,” Apple’s iPad. Google has not confirmed that’s working on a 10-inch tablet yet, not that we’d expect the company to mention such plans at this time, but it looks like Digitimes has learned from certain suppliers that the Search giant has already ordered 10-inch displays. Apparently AU Optronics and Wintek are going to provide the 10-inch panels to Google, but I’m…

Google Nexus 7 vs Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

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The Google Nexus 7 tablet was officially unveiled at Google I/O as expected. Unlike with the Samsung Galaxy S3, the rumors surrounding the Nexus 7 were spot on, which means that we had a pretty good idea of what to expect from the release. Yet, I’m still having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that there is now a device with amazing specifications, for such a low price point. Naturally, everyone is curious about how the Nexus 7 stacks up against other tablets in the same price range. You can catch the comparison against what many consider…

UK Google Nexus 7 release date and pricing unveiled, it’s still very affordable

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Google announced the Nexus 7 tablet during the first Google I/O keynote and opened up pre-orders for the device in the U.S., Canada and Australia. The Google Nexus 7 is scheduled to start shipping in those countries in July and it will cost $199, or $249 depending on how much storage you require. But Google will certainly want to sell the device in more countries as fast as possible in order to beat Amazon’s Kindle Fire, a device that’s the main target of the Nexus 7. So far, Amazon was unable to sell the Kindle Fire outside the U.S. as…

Google Nexus 7 eBay listings turn up, tablet not quite so affordable for everyone

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Google’s first tablet ever was unveiled only yesterday during the company’s first Google I/O keynote, and one day later we have spotted several Google Nexus 7 eBay listings that will certainly be appreciated by those of you that can’t pre-order the device from Google Play at this time. While most of these listings will let buyers pre-order the Google Nexus 7 for a marked up price, there are various offers that include one of the Google Nexus 7 tablets that were given for free to all Google I/O attendees. We’ll remind you that you can pre-order the device from Google…

Google Nexus 7 – how it’s made, Google and Asus explain

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Google on Wednesday announced the tablet we all expected, the Google Nexus 7, a Kindle Fire contender but also a device meant to show its Android partners how an Android tablet should be made in Google’s vision. Of course, that tablet vision has changed in time, and Google’s Senior Vice President of Mobile Andy Rubin has acknowledged that fact in an interview with AllThingsD: Rubin admits that he was upset a year ago that Android tablets just weren’t selling. After looking into some of the reasons, Rubin learned that while hardware really matters on phones, consumers are buying into a…

Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update details: Samsung engineers upgraded RAM for a reason

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From the moment Google confirmed during the first Google I/O keynote that Jelly Bean is the codename for Android 4.1 rather than Android 5.0 – as various rumors suggested ahead of the event – we started wondering what Android devices will get the new Android version. Since Jelly Bean can be perceived as an incremental upgrade, meant to improve the overall user experience while adding some interesting perks, it would be logical to assume that all Android smartphones and tablets that run Ice Cream Sandwich – or that will get it eventually – will also be able to run Jelly Bean. However,…

Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean OTA update available for download, with a twist

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Android fans know by now that Google unveiled yesterday Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, it’s next-gen mobile operating system that’s already found on board of the Google Nexus 7, its first tablet that was also launched yesterday. Google said that Jelly Bean will be available to download as an over-the-air (OTA) update in July, but only a few selected devices including the Samung Nexus S, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the Motorola Xoom tablet will get it initially. Of course, that’s not really surprising considering that it’s not Google that handles software updates for the vast majority of Android devices out…