If someone had told us a year and a half ago that 7-inch tablets would challenge 10-inchers’ popularity, we would have had no trouble in calling that someone out of his frigging mind. However, the unexpected has happened, and, mostly due to Amazon and Google’s fine efforts, 7-inchers are starting to feel more like the norm than the exception.
Android superhero Jean-Baptiste Queru has reminded us once again that the Verizon Galaxy Nexus is in fact, a Nexus. It may not get updates in a timely manner. It may not get updates before other non-Nexus devices get updates, but dammit, it’s a Nexus. Factory images are now available for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus and a new batch of Nexus binaries as well.
Now that the iPhone 5 has been officially launched in several markets, we’re able to compare it with the hottest Android handsets in town. In fact we have already pitted it against the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Nexus, the HTC One X and the LG Optimus 4X HD. In case you’re also interested in durability tests, you’ll also have to see our iPhone 5 vs Galaxy S3 drop test performed right on iPhone 5 launch day.
The Medias Tab UL from NTT DoCoMo is the lightest Android tablet on the market, beating out the heavier Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD.
As the saying goes: all good things must come to an end. Google has announced that the current $25 Google Play credit promotion will end on September 30, 2012. If you haven’t picked up your Nexus 7 and loaded it with free content, your time is running out.
AOKP Jelly Bean Build 2 is an extension of Build 1, in that the feature gaps in 1 have been filled in and then some. I mean, seriously, look at this Christmas list of items and tell me if you find anything missing!
Rejoice all ye ICS and Jelly Bean users! XDA forums has provided yet another wonderful solution to rooting your device, via member Bin4ry.
Amazon, Apple and Google! These are clearly the biggest three companies in the tablet market, and the owners of the only three ecosystems that really matter in the mobile Universe. In tumultuous waters such as those surrounding the imminent release of Microsoft’s Windows 8, each one of these giants is looking to secure a position in their customers hearts and wallets.
It seems the Chinese Government never forgets. As payback for wanting to leave the country in 2010, it is denying Google the right to sell the Nexus 7 in China.
The Nexus 7’s 1.2MP front-facing camera is good enough for most uses, as long as 720p video recording isn’t on the agenda. Out of the box, the Nexus 7 is restricted to a recording limit of 480p. As it turns out, this actually isn’t a limitation of the hardware.