A few hours ago we told you that the Google Nexus 7 tablet may be due today. We have even showed you proof that some pre-orders are supposed to be delivered today, at least according to emails received by at least one Nexus 7 buyer and now we have further updates for you.
Our readers have jumped in to tell us that Ebuyer is already shipping the tablet in the UK, even though we previously heard the Nexus 7 was supposed to be launched only next week. Moreover, other readers said that GameStop has received Nexus 7 stock and that it’s now allowed to sell it.
We have been able to confirm both reports, so the good news, for some of you, is [...]
We continue to report on the Nexus 7 release, since the device is currently the hottest Android device out there, but we can’t produce an actual launch date yet. Google promised at Google I/O a mid-July launch for its Jelly Bean device – its first tablet ever – and has been taking pre-orders ever since announcing the device.
We have no idea how many units the company sold thus far, although Google did reveal that pre-order numbers for the first day were “big.” The device is still available for pre-order directly from Google Play, but also from various other third-party retailers in the U.S., Canada, Australia and the [...]
The Google Nexus 7 has been one of the most talked about devices in recent times. And with good reason! The Nexus 7 is the first device to introduce the possibility of high-speced devices at comparatively very low costs. If that isn’t enough, the Google slate will also be the first tablet running the highly-anticipated Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. Following its announcement at this year’s recently concluded Google I/O, we thought we knew everything we could possibly learn about this device.
Apparently we didn’t.
The Nexus 7 also houses a magnetic sensor at the bottom left corner of the device (in portrait orientation) [...]
Well, this is a strange twist of events! The Nexus 7 has been called by many reviewers already the “Kindle Fire killer”, because there’s no reason why anyone would want the Kindle Fire over a much higher quality and much higher performance Nexus 7. That’s even more true if you’re an Android user, who is best served by having the latest software straight from Google, instead of a heavily customized older version of Android. And yet, an Amazon spokesperson told TechRadar: “People higher up in Amazon are talking to Google regarding the Nexus 7.”
This move may seem even stranger considering that Amazon is about to launch the [...]
Yesterday we heard that the Google Nexus 7 tablet may be available from Office Depot starting today, but it turns out that’s not the case anymore. In fact, we have a new screenshot that reveals that the first Jelly Bean tablet in the world has been delayed. The device is still available for pre-order from the retailer, but we don’t have any official release date for you at this time.
Apparently Office Depot has received Nexus 7 stock, but they came with strict instructions not to be displayed and not to be sold at this time. Any Nexus 7 shipments have to be held and locked up “until further notice.” I would assume Google is not yet ready to [...]
A few days ago we had an initial prediction of how much it costs to build the Nexus 7 from iFixit, which said that the components alone should cost around $184. IHS iSuppli did an actual Nexus 7 teardown and evaluated the cost of the components to be around $152, for the 8 GB Nexus 7, and only $7.5 more for the 16 GB version.
Andrew Rassweiler, who leads the teardown team at IHS iSuppli thinks Google will indeed break even on the 8 GB $199 version, just like Google said they would, but they will get a nice profit on the 16 GB $249 version. This was pretty obvious from day one, because 8GB of storage doesn’t cost [...]
The Sony Tablet S has been one of the tablets with a unique and interesting design in the market. While a lot of people were trying to replicate the slab form factor for their tablets, Sony tried to think about how to make a 9″ tablet that is easy to hold with one hand. Going by the initial reviews, they seem to have succeeded more or less, with reviewers declaring that it feels lighter than it is really is when holding it. Many claim it feels more like a 7″ tablet.
The 10″ tablets are usually hard to hold with one hand, because of the (still) fairly bulky weight (600+ grams, ideal weight for [...]
Google’s Nexus 7 is slowly but surely approaching its official launch as both Google and other third-party retailers are getting ready to accommodate your tablet needs – and by that I mean shipping the Nexus 7 or making the device available in stores.
While we wait for Google to announce the release date of the Nexus 7 – somewhere around mid July – we’ll tell you that pre-orders are still available to anyone interested in the device. In fact, Office Depot is the latest retailer to offer Google Nexus 7 pre-orders. According to a leaked document dug up by Droid-Life, Office Depot “will be authorized to pre-sell the new 16GB Google Nexus [...]
Following the release of Jelly Bean’s source code yesterday, today Google has announced via their Nexus account on Google+ that Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1 has began rolling out to supported devices. The devices to get Jelly Bean’s awesomeness first will be the HSPA+ Galaxy Nexuses and the Nexus 7.
If you’re running an official Yakju or Takju build on your HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus, you can begin checking for updates now by going to Settings>About>System updates and see if you can pull the update. If you were lucky enough to snag a Nexus 7 already, you too can start spamming your update button.
The 4.1.1 build changelog for the Nexus 7 boasts a few [...]
We have recently reported not once, but twice, on the potential release date of the hottest Android tablet in town, the Google Nexus 7, and we’re about to tease you some more with potential release dates. Well, technically it’s Google that does the teasing as the company has updated the ship date on the Nexus 7’s Google Play page from 3-4 weeks down to 1-2 weeks.
That means that Google will make that mid-July launch it mentioned during the Google I/O keynote, so in case you have already pre-ordered the device, you should be hearing from your local delivery service in a matter of days.
However, we still don’t have a fixed launch date [...]