Nvidia’s Project Kai will bring more Nexus 7-like devices to market

by 2 years ago

The Nexus 7 is an amazing device for $200. It has the best specs you could get for this price, such as a high-end chip like the quad-core Tegra 3, a high-quality IPS display with wide viewing angles, and an HD resolution screen that offers about 216 PPI. The Retina Macbook Pro is just 4 PPI higher, so you could argue it has a retina display, too. Anyway, the important thing to note is that the display is very crisp, so text will be sharp on the tablet. Then you get 1 GB of RAM, which is what you see…

UK Google Nexus 7 release date and pricing unveiled, it’s still very affordable

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by 2 years ago

Google announced the Nexus 7 tablet during the first Google I/O keynote and opened up pre-orders for the device in the U.S., Canada and Australia. The Google Nexus 7 is scheduled to start shipping in those countries in July and it will cost $199, or $249 depending on how much storage you require. But Google will certainly want to sell the device in more countries as fast as possible in order to beat Amazon’s Kindle Fire, a device that’s the main target of the Nexus 7. So far, Amazon was unable to sell the Kindle Fire outside the U.S. as…

Google Nexus 7 eBay listings turn up, tablet not quite so affordable for everyone

by 2 years ago

Google’s first tablet ever was unveiled only yesterday during the company’s first Google I/O keynote, and one day later we have spotted several Google Nexus 7 eBay listings that will certainly be appreciated by those of you that can’t pre-order the device from Google Play at this time. While most of these listings will let buyers pre-order the Google Nexus 7 for a marked up price, there are various offers that include one of the Google Nexus 7 tablets that were given for free to all Google I/O attendees. We’ll remind you that you can pre-order the device from Google…

Bloomberg, Reuters confirm Google will unveil a $199 tablet made by Asus, at I/O. The main target? The Kindle Fire

by 2 years ago

While Google’s Nexus 7 tablet is no big secret by now, Bloomberg and Reuters are independently confirming that the tablet is indeed made by Google in cooperation with Asus, it will cost $199, and it will be unveiled at Google I/O (most likely today at the main event). The news outlets can’t confirm the specs too, because the tablet plans are secret, but from what we’ve heard so far, the $199 version will have a Tegra 3 quad core chip, 1280×800 HD display with a pretty high 216 PPI, 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of storage, while there…

iSuppli: Google’s Nexus 7 tablet might cost $130-$210 to make

by 2 years ago

Last fall, when Amazon launched the Kindle Fire, they probably had to take a little loss, as the components alone cost about $190 out of the $199 retail price they were selling it for. Add to that the costs of marketing, distribution, and so on. It seems that the Nexus 7, Google’s and Asus’ endeavor, may be a little more profitable, as the materials are estimated to cost between $130 and $210 for the two versions ($199 and $249), according to a preliminary estimate by IHS iSuppli. At the request of ComputerWorld, IHS iSuppli analyzed two tablets that are already on the…

Google Nexus 7: All we know about Google’s long-rumored tablet

by 2 years ago

As you may have noticed, most of the time, rumors about upcoming Android devices tend to contradict each other. So, considering that a possible (and quite probable) launch of a Google Nexus tablet would be one of the biggest launches of the year, it’s funny how almost all of the numerous leaks and rumors about the Google Nexus 7 seem to paint an uniform image of its specs, price point, and release date. In fact, most of the information we compiled in the Nexus 7 rumor roundup that we published back in February still seems credible. There are however some…

Google’s tablet to offer magazine subscriptions from major publishers

by 2 years ago

Google’s 7″ tablet is expected to be unveiled this month at Google I/O, and start selling a couple of weeks later. People attending Google I/O are probably going to get one the same day it’s announced, just like last year they received the Galaxy Tab 10.1. BusinessInsider’s sources told them that Google partnered with some major magazine publishers to offer subscriptions to their magazines on Google’s tablet. Google will most likely make some kind of catalog app for these magazines, or at the very least, they will make a separate tab/category for publications in the Play Store. Google has also…

Benchmark reveals a Nexus 7 tablet running JellyBean/Android 4.1

nexus 7 benchmark
by 2 years ago

We’re only a few weeks away from the grand unveiling of Google’s Nexus tablet, which will supposedly cost somewhere around $150-$250. The device it should help Google’s Android get a higher percentage of the tablet market share. So far, Google hasn’t been very aggressive in making Android tablets a real threat to the iPad, in part because they got the pricing wrong from the very beginning, and also because they never really pushed to form a rich ecosystem of applications. That was a big mistake – instead of tackling the problem head-on and going after developers to make tablet-optimized apps,…