There’s more to the Google Nexus 7 than meets the eye. Quirky unboxings aside, it turns out the Nexus 7 is also sporting a magnetic sensor.
That’s right, the Nexus 7 supports smart covers. A lucky early owner of the tablet decided to go for a hunt of the magnetic sensor, in spite of the risk of ruining his tablet. Read more »
Tiny Wings was such a huge hit on iOS that it gave the start to a whole new genre of mobile games and now its creators have announced that we are about to get its sequel.
Tiny Wings 2 is also expected to hit the Google Play Store soon after the iOS release (which should happen in two days). To build up some hype ahead of the imminent release, the developers also released a trailer video. Read more »
The iPad Mini rumor marathon is going at full speed and by the looks of it that’s not going to stop any time soon.
Today we heard the parts for the upcoming Apple slate have already been manufactured in China and will soon be shipped to Foxconn’s plants in Brazil. Read more »
It was iFixit that first tore down the Nexus 7 tablet and as a result we can now see how much money Google is making from selling the device itself.
For the 8GB model, the margin is pretty slim (if it exists at all) as its parts were estimated to cost $184 while it sells for $199. That’s a small profit margin whichever way you look at it, and this price doesn’t even factor in manufacturing, marketing, shipping or research and development. Read more »
Nokia’s Lumia series of smartphones might have become more popular than the Windows Phone operating system as a whole. Or at least that’s what the Google search statistics might lead you to believe.
A quick look at said stats shows that since its launch late last year, Nokia has made a good job of keeping the Lumia brand in the public eye. Sadly for Microsoft, that’s not the case with Windows Phone. Read more »
If you had asked me a couple of weeks ago which was the ultimate mobile gaming device, I’d say the PlayStation Vita in a heartbeat. But who needs a PlayStation Vita when you can just use your Samsung Galaxy Note and a wireless PlayStation 3 controller and get something even better.
As you can see, one owner of this Galaxy Note has decided to do just that. Rather wittily he has made a special holder for the Note, which is attached to the back of the PS3 controller. Read more »
Congratulations, Internet, ACTA is finally dead. The European Parliament voted against the controversial “trade agreement” with 478 to 39 votes.
This was the final push needed for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement to finally become history after it got rejected by the International Trade Committee. Read more »
Previously available only for the US, Canada and Japan, the Google Maps support for indoor plans for museums, train stations, and other large buildings now comes to the United Kingdom and Switzerland.
Google says more than 40 venues have declared their interest and worked with the search engine giant to make a floor plan for the app. Read more »
Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich update notifications have started popping up on the Samsung Galaxy Tab family members.
As we reported a couple of weeks ago, the majority of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab family of tablets was supposed to receive the update some time in July or early August. Fortunately, the wait wasn’t that long and now users can finally experience ICS on their tablets. Read more »
The fellas from iFixit have managed to get their hands on a Nexus 7 tablet Google I/O edition and did what they are best at – tearing gadgets down.
Besides the usual innards of the tablet that we already know, iFixit found out that the 1280 x 800 pixels display is permanently attached to the Corning Glass protection layer. Read more »
The Jelly Beans statute placed in Google’s headquarters to celebrate the launch of Android 4.1 has suffered major damages from overheating.
The “head” of the Jelly Bean Android statue has melted and as a result there were some jelly beans spilled on the ground. In fact, according to Android engineer Dan Morrill some of the goodies inside are missing. Read more »
Mozilla’s HTML 5 based Boot 2 Gecko is getting traction with Alcatel and ZTE jumping on the bandwagon to produce the first ever devices running the mobile OS.
At MWC 2012 Mozilla announced the first ever Boot 2 Gecko devices are going to launch in Brazil by the carrier Vivo. Now, the project has been backed up globally and carriers such as Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Smart, Sprint, Telecom Italia, Telefónica, and Telenor are also going to start offering devices. Read more »
After Google pushed the Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean OTA update at I/O and released the Nexus 7 factory image for download, XDA developers have been hard at work porting the new version of Android to their favorite smartphones.
The HTC One X already got it, and now it’s turn for Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy S III to follow suit. Read more »
It didn’t take too long after the official announcement for VideoLAN to launch a beta version of the famous VLC media player for Android.
Naturally being in beta, the app might be unstable at times, although most of the early feedback is positive. Mind you, it’ll run only on devices with an ARMv7 processor, which supports the NEON engine. Read more »
Google may not be seeding Jelly Bean to users until mid-July, but the company’s Android team has already uploaded the factory image of the Nexus 7 tablet online.
The image should be extremely useful to developers, who might start cooking ROMs based on it and users who need to bring their Google Nexus 7 tablets to stock, in case the hacking goes wrong. Read more »