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ASUS rep confirms upcoming Nexus 7 tablet by end of June

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An ASUS representative at the Computex trade show in Taipei has confirmed that the first Nexus tablet from Google will be produced by ASUS, and will be unveiled before the end of June.

Coincidentally, Google’s popular I/O conference is set for June 27th and 28th, so things are ripe for a tablet-related announcement by the tech giant. Read more »

Google Nexus tablet alleged press photos leak with some specs in tow

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After all the rumors of the eagerly anticipated sub $250 Google Nexus Tablet, finally some alleged photos of the slate have surfaced showing how it will actually look.

We got to see two alleged press shots of the device, showing the front and back panels. Read more »

Android 4.1 Jellybean looks set to debut on Google’s Nexus 7 tablet

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While this is not the first time we’ve told you about Google’s upcoming Nexus tablet, today we have some fresh intel regarding the OS, which it will be packing. All facts point that the long rumored, $199.99 costing Google Nexus 7 will come with Android 4.1 Jellybean out of the box.

The info comes straight from Rightware’s Basemark ES 2.0 Taiji benchmark test, where the upcoming slate has stretched its four CPU legs, coortesy of NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 chipset. Read more »

Facebook could buy, make tagging easier than ever

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There are unconfirmed reports circling the web saying that Facebook is aimed at buying face recognition company for between $80 and $100 million.

This might mean that Facebook will implement the face recognition technology of to automatically tag the people in your photos and spare you the effort. Read more »

Microsoft to allegedly release iOS and Android version of Office in November

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Rumors have been flying around about a version of Microsoft Office for the iOS for a while now but now BGR is reporting that not only will there be a version of Office for iOS but also for Android and both will be launching together in November.

This information comes from one of their sources who has seen the application running on an iPad and says that it looks identical to the one we have seen before. After that image first came out, Microsoft later said that the screenshot in the picture was fake but The Daily, who leaked the screenshot, said it was authentic and that it was someone from Microsoft who demoed it to them. Read more »

Apple to drop Google Maps in iOS 6 in favor of in-house Maps with cool 3D mode

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iOS 6 will reportedly ditch its current version of Maps with Google-driven data at the backend in favor of its own in-house Maps module. While this is not shocking at all, what 9to5Mac sources report is that the app will also feature a breathtaking 3D mode.

Featuring a similar design to the current Maps application, the substitute one is said to be faster, cleaner and hopefully will provide a more reliable user experience. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 GPU benchmark suggests a quad-core upgrade

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Remember those rumors about quad-core upgrades of the Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1? Well, Samsung denied the upgrade on the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and we already reviewed the retail unit. But so far we’ve heard no official statements about the yet-to-be-released Galaxy Note 10.1? Is Samsung taking a last-minute U-turn by pushing quad-core chipsets in them Notes?

Well, this might be just the case, according to a recently submitted NenaMark result. Read more »

Galaxy Tab 10.1 to come bundled with the upcoming Kia K9

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If you preorder the upcoming Kia K9 in Korea, crosstown manufacturer Samsung will throw in a tablet for free.

And not just any Galaxy Tab 10.1, but one that integrates into the car as well, doubling as a SatNav unit and an entertainment center. Read more »

This might be the iPhone 5 home button

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TVC-Mall has a history of leaking spare parts for still unannounced Apple devices and today it might have spilled the beans on the next iPhone’s home button.

Until recently we could see two Home buttons (black and white) in the iPhone 5 Replacement Parts section. Unfortunately the listings are now gone. Read more »

Samsung I9800 just got Wi-Fi certification – wait, what?!

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As if the rumor mill wasn’t full with bits and pieces about the next Galaxy flagship smartphone already, here comes another addition.

A yet unannounced Samsung device, carrying the product number I9800 just got Wi-Fi certification. Read more »

Samsung Denmark posts a new teaser for the Galaxy S III

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We have a new addition to the Samsung Galaxy S III rumor-mill.

This time it’s actually coming from Samsung Denmark’s Facebook page, where the company posted a teaser for their upcoming flagship smartphone. Read more »

Samsung might also unveil a new tablet at the May 3 event in London

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Samsung could be lining up for a new Galaxy Tab announcement at their big London event on May 3.

According to sources close to the matter, the announcement of the upcoming Galaxy S II successor will be joined by a launch of a new tablet. And it won’t be a quad-core Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, which was rumored to be coming later down the road. Read more »

Rumor: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and Galaxy Note 10.1 to get quad-core processors

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The launch of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2′s has been delayed, reportedly to do a little extra work on the software. But a new rumor has cropped up saying that the real reason is a hardware one – namely Samsung wants to put a quad-core processor inside the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and the Galaxy Note 10.1 (no info about on the Tab 2 7.0).

It won’t be the first time Samsung has reworked a tablet just before its launch – it happened to the original Tab 10.1. The already manufactured Tab 10.1 models were sold as “10.1v”, so maybe we’ll see something similar with the Tab 2 10.1 and the Note 10.1, depending on how many of those are already made. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 appears on Office Depot shortly, priced at $399

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 should have been out by now, but Samsung recently decided to push back the launch to the end of this month. Pricing for the 10.1″ Ice Cream Sandwich tablet was never announced, but Office Depot may have let the cat out of the bag.

It has since been pulled down, but Office Depot put a $399 price tag on the 8GB model, which is a pretty low price for a new 10″ tablet. Read more »

PlayStation Orbis looking to be Sony’s next big console in 2013

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Despite any official word on Sony’s next major console unlikely to emerge until the likes of E3 next year, speculation, rumors and leaks have already started to creep out of the woodwork.

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First and foremost, the new name. It’s uncertain whether Sony intend on keeping it through to market, or whether it’s merely a placeholder during the developmental stages, but the company’s next leading console may well bear the name, ‘Orbis’. Read more »