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 [...]
This week the Google / Asus Nexus 7 officially launched. This tablet is amazing and extremely popular. Our guests and hosts discussed the most popular features of the Nexus 7 including price, content, form factor, size and weight and general usability. Yes, some people are complaining about dead pixels or screen lifting issues. Is this really a big deal? Don’t many, many tablets have launch issues including the latest iPad? Yes. When you’re mass producing these units you’re bound to have a few that aren’t perfect. Send’em back and get a replacement.
Besides the Nexus7 shipping with Jelly Bean, we were teased this week with CM10 on many, [...]
The Nexus 7 may be the most popular Android tablet in town these days, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s flaw free. In addition to the screen ghosting issues affecting certain users that we talked about a few days ago, we now have a new screen-related problem for you.
This time around it appears that some Nexus 7 units have faulty displays that seem to slightly come out of the plastic bezel. In case you noticed your display creaking when touching it in certain areas that’s because it’s not perfectly held in place by the screws behind it.
The most obvious thing to do is to contact Google customer support and have this issue [...]
The Google Nexus 7 is right now one of the most popular 7-inch tablets out there, and considering it’s a Nexus-branded device ready to offer buyers a pure Android experience, it will probably become one of the best sold tablets of the year.
Google is yet to mention sales numbers for the device that started shipping last week and which is currently sold out with certain third-party retailers, but Digitimes reports that according to “industry sources” the Search giant may ship as many as 2.5-3 million units this year.
That may not seem like an impressive number, as the tablet is only available in a limited number of markets right now, [...]
When Google introduced the Nexus 7 tablet, Canadian folks were more than happy to find out that their country will be one of the few to be prioritized by Google for the initial launch of the Tegra 3-powered device, along with the U.S., UK and Australia. After weeks of waiting and anticipating, those who pre-ordered the Nexus 7 straight from Google have now received shipping confirmation of the tablet.
Aside from the influx of reports from customers who are now eagerly waiting for the Jelly Bean tablet to arrive at their doorsteps, the good news was shared by Google itself on its support forum, which provided the following statement: “We’re now shipping Nexus 7 [...]