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  The Google Nexus 7 is out in stores and it’s selling like hot cakes. We’ve seen this happen before when the Kindle Fire was launched – an affordable device ready to offer plenty of features and lots of digital content choices to tablet buyers. But now the Nexus 7 is the king of 7-inch tablets, considering what it has to offer in terms of both hardware and software. Sure, Amazon will come out with a new Kindle Fire version, and Apple is rumored to bring out of hiding its 7.85-inch iPad Mini later this year, at which point the…

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It’s the beginning of a new month, and Android lovers all know what that means. Google has updated its Android Distribution chart to show data collected during the last two weeks of May, and, while there aren’t major changes to report compared with the chart from last month, we are glad to see ICS steadily growing. The latest (and greatest, say some) version of Android now powers 7% of all Google-based devices, up from 4.9% a month ago. Back in April, Android 4.0 only had 2.9% market share, so we can say the share of the latest version of Android…

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Another month, another set of statistics revealed by Google for us to ogle and scrutinize. So, which Android platform is ruling the universe, and which is heading straight to the black hole? Here’s a spoiler, there’s really no significant shake-up from last month. Let’s work our way down from the top and analyze the Android platform distribution chart among Android devices owners that have accessed Google Play for the 2-week period ending April 2, 2012. Android 2.3 Gingerbread is still the most popular Android flavor around, securing a 63% share. Taking second place is Android 2.2 Froyo with 23.1%. About 6%…

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Google has never been the one to shy away from releasing data of active Android devices and of their respective Android versions. In fact, the Android OS distribution data is updated every fortnight on the company’s developer page. Reported first by Mobile Syrup, here’s the latest data for the week ending of March 5. You won’t find any surprises, since the outcome is one that is rather predictable. No drum rolls required here — at 62 percent, Gingerbread still reigns supreme as the dominating flavor in the Android space. That’s not the case with Ice Cream Sandwich, as the latest version of…

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When you really need a fashion statement to be made, you’re not exactly reaching for your tablet. Well, it seems Pierre Cardin is planning to change that. Although the French fashion company maybe facing a few technical stumbling blocks. The second Android tablet from the company, the Pierre Cardin PC-7006 tablet is touted as the “UK’s first designer tablet.” A 7-inch tablet that looks pretty enough, it’s probably not going to be an iPad killer. Powered by a Samsung Cortex A8 CPU, it runs at a respectable 1GHz, but unfortunately is saddled with Android 2.2. Yes, Froyo is in the…

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When we think about Android tablets, we usually think of products from China or Asia. This is a reasonable assumption since a lot of today’s production facilities for electronic products are based there. However, tablet are actually pretty simple devices to make and all you need to make them is a little bit of know-how. This is why we see quite a few other places trying their hand at making tablets. We’ve heard from Africa and India – and it seems Eastern Europe is soon to follow. A Romanian tech star-up named Evolio has announced the upcoming release of their…

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Picture this. Superb entertainment combined with cutting- edge business apps to suit the working professional’s dynamic, on-the-go lifestyle. Seems surreal? Well, it’s no longer as far- fetched as you think. The dual-booting ViewSonic ViewPad 10 just got an upgrade to Android 2.2. This means a refined zoom feature for the 1.3 megapixel built-in camera, built-in Twitter and a widget that makes it convenient for you to dial and to browse. And the Froyo upgrade also means better Flash and multitasking features. Apart from the Google Android apps (and the Gmail, Calendar, Youtube apps), you can also run Windows 7 applications…

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Tablets are a relatively new entry to the Android ecosystem but even so, they’ve quickly become a popular gadget to have. Being always-on and always connected has made it the go-to gadget for checking email, catching up on social sites and browsing the web. On top of all that, some versions can even make and receive calls, turning them into an ideal all-in-one device. Some of the models to currently out (as of this writing) are the HTC Flyer, the newer Samsung Galaxy Tab models and the Motorola Xoom. Meanwhile, device makers noticed that bigger screened phones measuring 4.0 inches…