With a price tag like that, the Google Nexus 7 was always going to be a hot-selling device. However it appears that the demand for the Tegra 3-packing slate managed to surprise even Google themselves, as the company was forced to temporarily suspend the orders for its 16GB version.
The device is currently unavailable for purchase from the Google Play store, leaving third party retailers as your only option if you want to order it now. And we suspect supplies won’t last too long there either, so you might want to hurry up if you want to be among the first to have a Nexus 7. Read more »
We saw the Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD back at Mobile World Congress earlier this year but there hasn’t been any news about it ever since.
Now it seems the device is close to its release and so Huawei has released an official video mentioning some of the key features of this 10-inch Android tablet. Read more »
Hours after it officially started making its way to customers in US and UK, the Google Nexus 7 got its first OTA update. It’s a pretty minor deal, the download weighing in at under 1MB and it takes just seconds to apply.
As you would expect from such a minor file, it brings no major changes to the user experience whatsoever. So far, the only differences spotted are some extra info in the “About” screen in settings and the change in build number from JRO03C to JRO03D. Read more »
Users in the United States that’ve pre-ordered the Google Nexus slate are now very close to receiving their devices.
The tablet has begun shipping and Google has come out with a statement that the first wave of orders has already begun shipping and all pre-orders are scheduled to ship within 3 business days. Read more »
For a moment today it appeared the Nexus 7 tablet stock has hit the UK, as both Adorama and Ebuyer were on the verge of sending the first units to customers.
It seems that the two vendors jumped the gun a bit early, though, as they have since changed the order status back to pre-order, and it’s likely to stay that way for a while. Read more »
So HTC is definitely not out of the tablet race just yet. Shortly after a spokesperson from the Taiwanese company confirmed HTC’s intent of bringing a new slate to the UK soon, we now have the first actual proof of its existence.
The tablet is apparently going to be called the HTC Vertex and it’s going to be powered by a quad-core Tegra 3 chipset. The screen of the Android ICS-running slate is of yet unknown size, but we know it’s going to have a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Read more »
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 »
Google has a tradition of doing unboxing videos of each of their Nexus devices. The videos aren’t made by Google themselves, merely sponsored, with Patrick Boivin being the real mastermind behind them.
In each of these videos the theme has been a bunch of toy ninjas unboxing the phone, shot in stop motion animation. But for this video, Boivin managed to rope in GSP, the mixed martial artist and the current Welterweight Champion of the UFC, Georges St-Pierre, who takes part as Dr. Paul. Read more »
Google’s first tablet – the Nexus 7 – is just about to become available in the USA. The slate is available on the Office Depot website and the seller promises to bring it to your doorstep in 3-5 business days.
There’s a chance that this might be an error or a simple publicity stunt by the retailer, as other stores still list the Nexus 7 as unavailable and Google’s own page says shipping soon. Still five days from now would be July 16, which aligns nicely with the mid-July release promised at the Galaxy Nexus 7 announcement event. Read more »
When Google unveiled Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, few would have predicted that one of the first devices to get it would be the Kindle Fire and yet today the Amazon got its own beta port thanks to the always helpful XDA-developers coders.
Despite being only the first beta that we’ve seen, the Kindle Fire Jelly Bean ROM does quite well supporting all of the slate’s hardware, except for the HD codecs decoder for YouTube and Netflix videos. You would also need to use ADB to enable the wireless connectivity, but that’s still a small price to pay for getting to experience Android 4.1 before all those other tablets. Read more »
HTC was among the first Android manufacturers that entered the tablet game, announcing the Flyer back in February 2011. The pen-supporting slate couldn’t quite live up to its high price tag though, and it never really became a best seller. A year and a half later the only other attempt at a tablet by the Taiwanese company was the AT&T-exclusive Jetstream in September and it did even worse, so we suspected HTC might have given up on that market.
Luckily, this isn’t the case as a spokesperson of the company confirmed in front of PC advisor that HTC is working on another tablet. There were no specifics given (understandable, since there’s no official announcement yet), but we know it’s ‘definitely’ coming, which is something. Read more »
Google has released a new OTA update for the Nexus 7 tablet, which was so far running an early version of Android 4.1 that was installed on the devices provided at Google I/O.
The new update bumps the version number to 4.1.1, which is the same version that will be rolled out to other Nexus devices this month. There is not much known about this update other than the fact that it adds support for Google Wallet. Read more »
The next Samsung slate to get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus.
The update is currently rolling out in Austria and its neighbors, but should hit other regions soon. 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 »
Just over 6 months ago we launched the mobile version of our website, hoping to make our articles and database even more accessible to those of you who browse through their smartphones. The feedback we got back there was great and we are pleased to say that it has been pretty smooth sailing ever since.
Virtually all of you opt to stick to the mobile version, when visiting our website from your mobile phone (tablets get the desktop version by default). That alone confirms that our coders and designers did a great job and the mobile GSMArena.com is serving its purpose well.
We also thought that you might be interested (we certainly were) to see what mobile devices are used most frequently for accessing our site. That’s why we turned to Google Analytics, who were kind enough to provide the statistics for us. Read more »