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Google releases full factory Jelly Bean image for the Nexus 7 tablet

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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 »

Google to offer the Nexus 7 tablet in brown as well?

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The Google Nexus 7 that was announced couple of days ago is currently on pre-order only in black, with reports coming in from Google I/O revealing that some developers got a white Nexus 7 as part of the developer gift pack.

However, we got an anonymous tip with a screenshot of the Carphone Warehouse inventory system showing that a brown version of the seven incher might be in the works as well. Read more »

Google Nexus 7 gets benchmarked, results are unsurprisingly good

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There has hardly been any doubt that the freshly announced Google Nexus 7 would be a solid performer on the benchmark arena. After all, NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 chipset with four CPU cores is a well known powerhouse by now. However, we couldn’t help but be curious about the way Google’s slate would stack up against the well-established, higher priced players on the tablet market.

As you probably know by now, the Google Nexus 7 CPU cores are clocked at 1.3GHz each – that’s a tad less than the typical 1.5GHz, which we’ve seen on other Tegra 3 devices. Read more »

Google Nexus 7 takes on the Amazon Kindle Fire and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

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The Google Nexus 7 tablet is finally official and it’s time to see if it can do the job it’s meant for – be a real-world alternative to the Amazon Kindle Fire and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0.

The Android tablet manufacturers (except for Asus and its Transformer prime) learned the hard way that their tablets need to be as affordable as possible to gain some traction. Amazon led the way pricing its Kindle Fire at $199 and made a huge impact, but eight months later there has only been one slate to come close to its price point, while still offering decent hardware – the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. Read more »

Google Nexus 7 tablet leaks ahead Google I/O, reveals its specs and design

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The long rumored Google Nexus tablet manufactured by ASUS has revealed its specs and its pretty face thanks to a leaked internal training document. And here’s what it’ll probably look like.

As usual with rumors, you should take this with a pinch of salt, but it all looks pretty real to me and matches most of the previous rumors. It’s got the curved front like the previous Nexus family members, too.
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Microsoft Surface tablets to be priced at $599 for RT, $999 for Pro

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You all remember the sleek hardware that Microsoft presented last week. Called Surface, the tablet has two versions – one with a Tegra 3 chipset, running Windows 8 RT, and another one with a proper x64 processor by Intel – that one running regular Windows 8 Pro. We’ve all been wondering what sort of pricing would the new tablets have.

Well, know we sorta know. According to “a close source to Microsoft”, the Tegra version will have a price tag of $599 and the Surface Pro will go for $999. Read more »

ICS updates rollout for the Samsung Galaxy Tab lineup to start in July

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab slates will get the Ice Cream Sandwich treatment in July and August. This is surely good news for all the owners (including myself) who have been stuck waiting for so long.

Here is the full list of compatible devices: Read more »

Microsoft Surface announcement event is now online, watch it here

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Yesterday, Microsoft unveiled the Surface and Surface Pro tablets at its event in Los Angeles and now the full keynote has been uploaded online for your viewing pleasure.

The event goes on for about 48 minutes and demonstrates the cool Touch Cover and Type Cover and how they function on the Surface and Surface Pro. Read more »

Microsoft Surface announced – the company’s own Windows 8 tablet

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Microsoft just announced its own tablet, named Surface, which blurs the line between tablets and ultrabooks. The 10.6″ slate features simplistic design and compact measures, while offering a full-blown Windows 8 experience.

Microsoft’s latest creation will be offered in two flavors. The entry level one will run Windows RT for ARM based chips, while the fully tricked out version will be running Windows 8 Pro. The screen size on both versions will be 10.6″, but the Windows 8 Pro units will offer full HD resolution. Read more »

Asus Nexus 7 tablet snaps some pics, Picasa leaks them

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A user, reportedly affiliated with Google, snapped a couple of pictures with a device, recognized as Asus Nexus 7 tablet. The pictures were uploaded to Picasa Web Albums by the user Somit Bh.

The pictures were removed from the user’s profile and Picasa Web Albums shortly after they were spotted, which only adds credibility to the leak. Read more »

Sony Tablet P gets Andriod 4.0.3 update

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Back in March, Sony had announced that its two tablets, the Tablet S and the Tablet P, will be getting the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update by April. Sony stuck to its schedule for the Tablet S but the smaller Tablet P was left out in the cold, until now.

If you are one of the few people who bought the Tablet P, you will be glad to know that Sony has now started rolling out the Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich update. Read more »

Acer launches new Iconia Tab A700 with FullHD display

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Acer has now officially released the Iconia Tab A700 tablet that we first saw at CES back in January. The main feature of this tablet is that it’s the first Android tablet to have a 10.1-inch, FullHD 1920 x 1200 resolution display.

The A700 is powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 3 with 4-PLUS-1 cores and runs Android 4.0. It also features Dolby Mobile 3 that provides 5.1 channel Dolby Surround Sound via HDMI to a home entertainment system. Read more »

BlackBerry PlayBook can emulate iOS as well?

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By now we’re all familiar with the PlayBook’s ability to run Android apps, but a video has surfaced allegedly showing iOS running on the RIM tablet.

Codenamed ‘Brine’, the emulator is shown running a plethora of iOS games, as well as the TomTom navigation system. Read more »

Takhti 7 is a 7″ dual-core ICS tablet that costs just $165

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It’s time for another episode of “ultra cheap Android tablet from a little known maker”. This time it’s the Takhti 7, a 7″ Ice Cream Sandwich tablet. It packs a 1GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM and 8GB of built-in storage.

So, what can this tablet offer that a Kindle Fire can’t (besides a slightly tweaked Android 4.0)? Well, there’s a microSD card slot, HDMI port and a front-facing camera. Read more »

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 »