Google’s fresh new Nexus 7 Tablet comes with the latest (and some say greatest) Android version out of the box, but that hasn’t stopped independent devs having their way with the new gadget’s software. While I’m sure most regular users are more than content with Nexus 7’s Jelly Bean official build, I’ll bet there are people amongst you who are dying to try out something different too.
What better alternative than a CyanogenMod 10 port, slightly modified and supposedly working like a charm? Before getting overly excited, you should know that everybody’s favorite independent dev team hasn’t yet released an official CM 10 [...]
As expected for quite some time, Google has broken all ties with Adobe Flash and ceased offering support for the web technology in the latest Android version, Jelly Bean. And while many users are probably doing fine without the multimedia platform, there surely are a few nostalgic ones who would like the chance to install Flash on their new Android 4.1-running gadgets.
Fortunately, a couple of XDA-Developers forum members have already thought about that, so you can now easily and safely install Flash on any gadget with JB. Those who own a 4.1-running device with Android’s native browser app, like the Galaxy Nexus or the Nexus S, will have the easiest time.
After showing Nexus 7 buyers how to perform the initial tablet setup in a short video yesterday, Google released a new mini video tutorial that unseasoned Android users should check out.
Just like last time, we’re looking at a 75-second clip that deals with creating home screens, adding widgets and apps to those home screens and organizing apps into folders according to your needs – in short, you’ll learn how to customize the tablet’s home screen.
It’s all very simple and straightforward, especially if you have owned an Android device or a mobile device before the Nexus 7. In case the Nexus 7 is the first smart [...]
Apple on Tuesday announced its financial results for its third quarter of fiscal year 2012 – which corresponds to the second quarter of the year, ending on June 30 – and we’re looking at some record numbers for this period of the year, even some overall records (iPad sales).
The company has sold 26 million iPhones or 28% more than in Q3 FY2011 and 17 million iPads or 84% more than last year, and an all time record for quarterly iPad sales. Apple also sold 4 million Macs and 6.8 million iPods during the quarter – a 2% increase and 15% decrease, respectively, compared to last year.
These sales brought in $35 billion in revenue, out of [...]
After we’ve seen the first Google Nexus 7 commercial, and the plethora of unboxing videos that have one thing in common – plenty of issues opening the tablet’s box – we’re now treated with an official Google video on how to perform the initial setup on the Jelly Bean device.
Users who already own an Android device will not find the video embedded below that interesting, but those customers who are new to the platform, and chose the Nexus 7 as their first Android-based gadget, should definitely watch the 75-second “Getting Started” introduction clip. The video shows them all they need to do to start using the device from the moment they take [...]
Now that you spent $200 or more on the latest and greatest tech gadget, the Nexus 7, you’ll want to protect your investment. Sure, you can always say you’re going to be extremely careful, but accidents do happen. With the versatility and portability of this tablet, you’re going to be using it more often and taking it places you previously hadn’t even thought of yet.
So do you go with a case or do you go with a sleeve? This is all about personal preference. If you’re on the fence, here’s how I made my decision. Manufacturers strive to make tablets as thin as possible. The Nexus 7 is pretty thin coming in at 10.45mm. The official Nexus [...]
I think one of main reasons why the “mainstream” users don’t know much about the “Android” brand, or can’t recognize an Android phone that easily is because Google has never really had a marketing campaign for Android itself. This coupled with the fact that each manufacturer makes their “Android” phones look quite different from other manufacturer’s Android phones, is why the Android brand is so weak in the market compared to the “iPhone” brand, or “iPad” brand.
Of course, it’s also easier to remember an actual product’s name than [...]
The Google Nexus 7 Jelly Bean tablet has been officially announced at this year’s Google I/O edition, with Google taking pre-orders on the same day it unveiled the device in late June. By mid-July, the company partnered up with various electronics retailers that have also started taking pre-orders for the device.
The Nexus 7 started shipping last Friday, with customers not happy to see some of those retailers beat Google when it came to shipping pre-orders. Since then, we reported that various companies finished their first Nexus 7 allotments on the first days of sales, but the device continued to be available from Google’s own Google Play [...]
Almost a month has passed after the formal introduction of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The new operating system’s source code has itself been released a couple of weeks back, so it’s only natural for users to expect official Jelly Bean updates to be flowing, right?
However, as recent history has sadly shown us, the road from an OS update becoming open source to it actually hitting the most popular devices around is a very bumpy one. So it’s no wonder that we still (officially) know very little about the Jelly Bean upgrade timeframes.
The only three devices that are already running Android 4.1 are the unlocked Galaxy Nexus, the Nexus 7 tablet, and now the Nexus S. [...]
The brand new Nexus 7 Jelly Bean tablet, despite being more resistant than the iPad in drop and water tests, still has some issues of its own. In addition to the screen ghosting problem and the loose display annoyance we have already shown you, we now hear the some units also come with certain backlight bleeding issues.
As you can see in the image above, obtained by PocketNow, the backlight bleeding problem is more than obvious and we’re yet to see whether it’s related to the loose display matter.
While Asus provided various answers regarding the Nexus 7 – explaining why there’s no rear-camera on the device – it’s yet to go on record [...]